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The Reader podcast is a regular, audible magazine full of exciting and inspiring content, and offering listeners a taste of what the Reading Revolution’s all about.

Hosted by Frances Macmillan, every episode explores a different theme, and includes special Shared Reading moments from across the organisation.

Episode Three

Episode three explores two pieces of literature from The Reader Bookshelf – The Promise, a picture book by Nicola Davies, and The Sycamore, a poem by Wendell Berry.

Host Frances Macmillan explains: ‘Both the book and poem make us look afresh at our relationship with the natural world, and the potential power and promise of this is brought out in an interview between author Nicola Davies and The Reader’s Kara Orford, and the words of Shared Reading group member Patricia.’

Episode Two

In Episode Two, host Frances Macmillan takes a deep dive into a single poem, Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29. We revisit Shared Reading groups as members explore this poem together, and discuss how the words have moved them in different – and sometimes unexpected – ways.

Episode One

In our first episode, familiar voices from across The Reader share some of the snippets that are stuck in their heads, Founder/Director Jane Davis interviews the deputy literary editor of The Times, James Marriott, about his reading life, and there’s an excerpt from one of the brilliant Shared Reading programmes produced by the PIPEs team and National Prison Radio.  

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