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Iain Dale’s Book Club

English, Literature, 3 seasons, 226 episodes, 13 hours, 27 minutes
If you’re a reader, this is the podcast for you. Iain Dale speaks to some of the world’s biggest authors about what inspired them to write their books
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Replay: Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John has died. To anyone who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s she was an icon of the age, not just for her countless hits but also for her role as Sandy in GREASE. Iain interviewed her in April 2012 when she published a cookbook. We thought we’d retrieve it from the archives and share it with you again.
8/9/202226 minutes, 37 seconds
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Coming Soon : The Followers

Hey Book Club listeners, here’s a brand new podcast we think you’d like, called The Followers. Shelagh Fogarty began her LBC career as a guest presenter in 2014, and her balanced and calm presenting style soon earned her a permanent role. Heartbreakingly, it was this calm approach which led to the most harrowing ordeal of Shelagh's life, when a man stalked her for nearly 2 years. In 2017, Shelagh began to notice the same face appearing in crowds, on the tube, outside her work. She dismissed it at first, but then the appearances became more and more frequent and noticeable - he was there when she met friends, when she travelled across London, at her local train station, and even when he followed her home?The Followers is a 5-part LBC podcast series where Shelagh talks about the disturbing stages she went through during her stalking: dismissing it, fearing it, and feeling powerless as she was forced to live a limited life. The podcast also included conversations with experts and victims, looking at how societal views, misogyny and popular media tropes may be enabling stalkers to commit crimes without intervention.? Shelagh wanted to tell her story and to speak with various experts to understand more about obsessive and controlling behaviour, to deal with what happened to her on a personal level and to help others identify the behaviour that can lead to stalking. All 5 episodes will be available from July 4th exclusively on Global Player. Download it now from the App store or go to If you think you or someone you know is being stalked, please call the police or the National stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300
6/28/20226 minutes, 52 seconds
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Best of Book Club 2021

A selection of the best bits from the book club podcast in 2021 including Peter Dickson, Kate Garraway, Michel Barnier and Peter & Steph Shilton.
12/24/20212 hours, 9 minutes, 57 seconds
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Introducing Hunting Ghislaine with John Sweeney

Hi Book Club fans LBC have a new podcast we think you’ll enjoy - Hosted by legendary reporter John Sweeney, Hunting Ghislaine is a 6 part series about Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of a disgraced billionaire and the former partner of a super-rich paedophile who killed himself while awaiting trial for sex trafficking. After hiding for almost a year, she now finds herself facing multiple charges for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually exploit and abuse under-age women which could lead to her spending the rest of her life in jail. In this new podcast series, Hunting Ghislaine, reporter John Sweeney investigates a fairy story which happens the wrong way round, of how a princess ends up accused of being the monster and no-one at all ends up happily ever after. First Episode available 19th November. Listen on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts
11/13/20201 minute, 5 seconds
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Bonus : Will Young

Iain is joined by Pop Idol winner Will Young who discussed his new book, 'To be a gay man' and takes calls from listeners
9/16/202050 minutes, 59 seconds
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BONUS: Lord Ashcroft

Conservative peer, businessman and author, Lord Ashcroft, joins Iain on his evening show to discuss his book "Unfair Game: An exposé of South Africa’s captive-bred lion industry." If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC.
6/16/20209 minutes, 15 seconds