Running thoughts

From our upcoming presenters

Portrait of Fran Lebowitz

I think someone my age should look at what young people are wearing and think, 'What the hell is that?' Instead I'm totally bored.

Portrait of Julie Shapiro

What’s the harm in lingering, and letting a new listening experience flow, for ten – 15 – 30 minutes? Longer?

Portrait of Jamila Rizvi

Women were fooled into thinking the glass ceiling only exists at the top, when really the invisible barriers to women's progression are at every level.


Annie Proulx on 'Brokeback Mountain'




We asked children: why do you love books?



Some of our favourite Notes

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