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On the Road with Penguin Classics
On the Road with Penguin Classics
Penguin Random House UK

On the Road with Penguin Classics is a podcast that takes a stroll around the world's favourite books. In each episode, author... more

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William Blake's poetry with Philip Pullman

William Blake’s poetry and prose. We visit Sir Philip at home to discuss the poet who has ‘inspired and intoxicated’... more

01 Feb 2024 · 56 minutes
Giovanni’s Room with Caryl Phillips

James Baldwin in Paris. On the rain-soaked boulevards, the novelist Caryl Phillips discusses Baldwin's exquisite same-sex love story, drinking in the... more

25 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
John Donne's poetry with Katherine Rundell

John Donne’s poetry and prose in London. The scholar and children’s author Katherine Rundell traces the life and paradoxical career of John... more

18 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
We Have Always Lived in the Castle with Ruth Franklin

Shirley Jackson in North Bennington, Vermont. Award-winning biographer Ruth Franklin visits the small village of North Bennington, where Jackson lived for... more

11 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Angela Carter's Fairy Tales with Marina Warner

Angela Carter’s Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault. In Dame Marina Warner's magical home in North London, the historian and mythographer... more

04 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow – Christmas Special 2023

Charles Dickens in London. For this festive Christmas Special, the actor and author Simon Callow joins Henry to summon the... more

21 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
A Clockwork Orange with Jeff Noon and Andrew Biswell

Anthony Burgess in East Sussex. On the 30th anniversary of Burgess’s death, the science fiction author Jeff Noon and the biographer... more

14 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Farewell, My Lovely with Dick Lochte

Raymond Chandler in Santa Monica. As well as The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye, we discuss Farewell, My Lovely,... more

07 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Frankenstein with Anil Seth and Fiona Sampson

Mary Shelley in Bath. Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin finished writing Frankenstein while lodging in Bath and attending lectures on electricity and... more

30 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Pride and Prejudice with Monica Ali

Jane Austen in Chawton. The novelist Monica Ali joins Henry to visit Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Hampshire, where Austen... more

23 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
On the Road with Penguin Classics
William Blake's poetry with Philip Pullman
On the Road with Penguin Classics