16 October 2018
Penguin podcast with Amazon Alexa

Enable the skill and say “Alexa, open The Penguin Podcast” to listen to an intimate fortnightly conversation with authors and the objects that inspired their books.

Authors include Arundhati Roy, Stephen Fry, Caitlin Moran, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Marr and many more. Hosts include David Baddiel, David Olusoga, Konnie Huq, Paul Smith and Richard E Grant – plus a little help from Alexa.

Features:

  • Latest episode and over 25 earlier episodes
  • New episodes added every 2 weeks
  • Multi-choice menu for earlier episodes
  •  Duration of episodes given before they play
  • Episode information sent to Alexa app
  • Pause and resume episodes

You can also open the skill and play a particular episode with a single command.
Try saying “Alexa, tell The Penguin Podcast to play Episode 69” to listen to Gabourey Sidibe talk to Katy Brand.

Available Episodes 

  • Episode 78: Tim Peake, The Astronaut Selection Test Book, with host Katy Brand
  • Episode 77: Helena Kennedy, Eve Was Shamed, with host Nihal Arthanayake
  • Episode 76: William Boyd, Love is Blind, with host Nihal Arthanayake
  • Episode 75: Colm Tóibín, House of Names, with host Katy Brand
  • Episode 74: Sebastian Faulks, Paris Echo, with host Nihal Arthanayake
  • Episode 73: Viv Groskop, The Anna Karenina Fix, with host Katy Brand
  • Episode 72: Claire Tomalin, A Life of My Own, with host David Baddiel
  • Episode 71: Jane Fallon, Faking Friends, with host David Baddiel
  • Episode 70: Caitlin Moran, How to Be Famous, with host David Baddiel
  • Episode 69: Gabourey Sidibe, This Is Just My Face, with host Katy Brand
  • Episode 68: Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, with host Kirsty Lang
  • Episode 67: Salman Rushdie, The Golden House, with host David Olusoga
  • Episode 66: Simon Mayo, Mad Blood Stirring, with host David Baddiel
  • Episode 65: Christie Watson, The Language of Kindness, with host Paul Smith
  • Episode 64: Tracy Chevalier, New Boy, with host Paul Smith
  • Episode 63: Eoin Colfer, And Another Thing, with host Paul Smith
  • Episode 62: Afua Hirsch, Brit(ish), with host David Olusoga
  • Episode 61: Deborah Levy, Hot Milk, with host David Baddiel
  • Episode 60: Reggie Yates, Unseen, with host David Baddiel
  • Episode 59: Mohsin Hamid, Exit West, with host Paul Smith
  • Episode 58: Jojo Moyes, Still Me, with host Konnie Huq
  • Episode 57: CJ Tudor, The Chalk Man, with host Konnie Huq
  • Episode 52: Stephen Fry, Mythos, with host David Baddiel
  • Episode 29: Zadie Smith, Swing Time, with host David Baddiel
  • Episode 28: Johnny Marr, Set The Boy Free, with host David Baddiel
  • Episode 25: Clare Balding, The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop, with host Richard E Grant
  • Episode 17: Chris Packham, Fingers In The Sparkle Jar, with host Richard E Grant
  • Episode 8: Neil Gaiman, Good Omens, with host Richard E Grant
  • Episode 7: Elvis Costello, Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, with host Richard E Grant
  • Episode 1: Kate Atkinson, A God In Ruins, with host Richard E Grant

Authors featured on The Penguin Podcast with Amazon Alexa

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