Welcome to the Waterstones Podcast, a chance to hear authors going beyond the book to talk about the themes and ideas that obsess us all. This is a books podcast with a difference, drawing on the regular appearances of authors nationwide in our events and the more intimate conversations recorded in the studio, each episode will take a different theme and see where it takes us.

You can listen on Anchor, iTunes or Spotify via the links below plus each episode will also appear on this very page.

 

The Waterstones Podcast - Clanlands

A bonus episode in which we get to speak to two stars of the hugely popular TV series Outlander, actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish.

The Waterstones Podcast - Pub Grub

We sit down for a 2 Michelin-starred bacon sandwich to talk pubs, perfection and brown sauce.

The Waterstones Podcast - Oblivion

A simple family holiday amidst a global catastrophe makes for an unforgettable novel.

The Waterstones Podcast - Choice

Being a mother in America in 2020 and what the future might hold.

The Waterstones Podcast - Care

Inside the NHS during a pandemic to see what it really means to care.

The Waterstones Podcast - Just Keep Livin'

Family, film-making and finding your path in life with Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey

The Waterstones Podcast - Ghosts

Friendship, identity and the perils of online dating.

The Waterstones Podcast - Secrets

Buried secrets burst forth in the latest novel from a familiar face.

The Waterstones Podcast - Words

A logophile's treat as we revel in the beauty of words.

The Waterstones Podcast - My Story

How to tell your own story, no matter how hard that might be.

The Waterstones Podcast - Purpose

Find purpose and fulfilment in life by thinking like a monk.

The Waterstones Podcast - Rambling

An extended ramble taking in boarding school, Bowie and coping with loss.

The Waterstones Podcast - Life

We tackle one of the biggest questions of all: what is life?

The Waterstones Podcast - Division

Wise words to bring us together in this time of division and conflict.

The Waterstones Podcast - Trespassing

We stray from the public footpaths in our pursuit of natural connection.

The Waterstones Podcast - The Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2020

Be a kid again as we celebrate with the four winners of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2020.

The Waterstones Podcast - Expectations

Confronting the taboo of those women who choose to remain child-free.

The Waterstones Podcast - Doing it Right

Making sense of millennial life, from authenticity to 'that dress.'

The Waterstones Podcast - Outrage

We negotiate the labyrinth of online outrage to find hope for the future.

The Waterstones Podcast - Guilty Pleasures

We look at some of our guilty reads and wonder if you should ever feel guilty for reading at all.

The Waterstones Podcast - Kindness

A revolutionary new perspective on humankind, with the emphasis on KIND.

The Waterstones Podcast - Apocalypse

A journey to the end of the world to see what we can learn about today.

The Waterstones Podcast - Translation

Why reading literature in translation can only enrich your reading life.

The Waterstones Podcast - Togetherness

Why human connection is so important for mind, body and spirit; especially now.

The Waterstones Podcast - Coping with Change

Words of wisdom from psychotherapist Julia Samuel about dealing with change.

The Waterstones Podcast - Bonus Episode

Take Jessie and Lennie Ware, add chat and cheese, leave to simmer.

The Waterstones Podcast - Fear, Hope & Action

We confront fear in fact and fiction and find hope for the future.

The Waterstones Podcast - Memory

How do we form memories, how do we keep them, how do we escape them?

The Waterstones Podcast - Motherhood

Two mothers separated by 400 years of history; how different are they?

The Waterstones Podcast - Stories

What can stories do that novels can't and why do some writers love them so?

The Waterstones Podcast - Adaptation

From page to stage or screen (or beyond); we look at the art of adaptation

The Waterstones Podcast - Changes

How do you make change stick? Or cope when change is forced upon you?

The Waterstones Podcast - Eating

Eat, drink and be merry as we gorge ourselves on the very best.

The Waterstones Podcast - Meetings

How do authors meet their characters? Why are we so bad at reading strangers?

The Waterstones Podcast - Community

Where do communities meet in the 21st century and how can we connect better?

The Waterstones Podcast - Culture

Music, film and social media madness; get your triple shot of culture here.

The Waterstones Podcast - Outside

Join us for an appreciation of the great outdoors. Whilst it lasts.

The Waterstones Podcast - Haunting

Lock the doors, close the windows, and maybe grab a friend for comfort.

The Waterstones Podcast - Family

You don't get to chose them and maybe that's why we love reading about them.

The Waterstones Podcast - Success

If at first you don't succeed.. you know the rest. And we learnt the hard way.

The Waterstones Podcast - Perfection

Is it achievable? Is it healthy to even try? And where might it lie in art?

The Waterstones Podcast - Sex

Time to take Salt N Pepa's advice and talk about sex. No blushing.

The Waterstones Podcast - Friendship

What makes a great friend and how do you keep them in today's hectic world?

The Waterstones Podcast - Beginnings

Welcome to the Waterstones Podcast, a chance to hear authors going beyond the book to talk about the themes and ideas that obsess us all.