Stewart Lee Returns

Season 7, Episode 4

Stewart Lee was our first ever guest on Book Shambles and now he’s back in Season 7 as our first return guest. Unfortunately Josie was ill at the last minute so for this episode the role of Josie was played by Michael Legge. This was a long chat so we’ve split it into two parts. 

In Part 1 Robin, Michael and Stew chat about Jarret Kobek, Alice Cooper and Mohave Ethnopsychiatry. 

In Part 2 the three continue their conversation getting into the work of Rosemary Tonks, David Keenan, Dave Graney and Ithell Colquhoun. Also Stew doesn’t like Dunkirk and Michael’s annoyed on trains.

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Part One

Part Two


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Reading List

Stew recommends:

Workshy by Dave Graney

I Hate The Internet by Jarett Kobek

The Future Won’t Be Long by Jarret Kobek

Woman at Otowi Crossing by Frank Waters

The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump by Rob Seers

The Last London by Iain Sinclair

Bedouin of the London Evening by Rosemary Tonks

Emir by Rosemary Tonks

The Living Stones by Ithell Colquhoun

The Crying of the Wind by Ithell Colquhoun

Robin recommends:

Bob Flanagan: Supermasochist by A. Juno

Mohave Ethnopsychiatry and Suicide: The Psychiatric Knowledge and the Psychic Disturbances of an Indian Tribe by George Devereux

This is Memorial Device by David Keenan

England’s Hidden Reverse by David Keenan

Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters

Karloff’s Circus by Steve Aylett

House of Psychotic Women by Kier-La Janisse

Mercy and Me by Reinhard Kleist

Year of Reading Dangerously by Andrew Miller

The Savage God by Al Alvarez

Michael doesn’t recommend:

Golf Monster by Alice Cooper




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Feature Image of Stewart Lee from Nine Lessons 2017 and taken by Steve Best