A long time ago there used to be a podcast called Utter Shambles, hosted by Robin Ince and Josie Long, on Comedy Central. Sadly that show had to end when the funding was repurposed and used to print novelty beer mats instead.
In 2015, Trunkman Productions, Cosmic Genome, Robin and Josie teamed up to bring back the much loved show, but this time as as Book Shambles, using the literary world as the jumping off point for more shambolic discussions.
The show is made possible by our lovely listeners via Patreon and PayPal, and you can subscribe or donate now. There’s plenty of exclusives for subscribers too.
The guest list for Book Shambles has been a veritable who’s who of, well, every industry you can imagine really. Mark Gatiss, Charlotte Church, Chris Hadfield, Eddie Izzard, Isy Suttie, Brian Cox, Nick Offerman, Reece Shearsmith, Lisa Dwan and countless more. Each discussion focuses on a love of all things bookish, and then usually veers off in all sorts of directions before inevitably ending up back at Jean Rhys, Raymond Carver or Richard Feynman…
Trunkman Productions, and Trent Burton, produce the show.