Russell Kane

Book Shambles with Robin Ince and guest co-host Helen Czerski

In the first Book Shambles of 2020, Robin is joined by his Science Shambles co-host Helen Czerski to chat with comedian and author Russell Kane. They chat about Russell’s new book Son of a Silverback, the reactions to it from other alpha-man silverbacks and children thereof, as well as Evelyn Waugh, personalising comedy, emotional equality, Michael Rosen and much more. 

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Reading List

Russell recommends:

An Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Robin recommends:

Son of a Silverback by Russell Kane

Will This Do? by Auberon Waugh

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by Michael Rosen

Bubbles by Helen Czerski

Octopuses by Helen Scales

Stand and Deliver by Adam Ant

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

I’m a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince

Storm in a Teacup by Helen Czerski

Helen recommends:

Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith

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