Read All About It
People talking about their favourite (and not so favourite) books
A podcast celebrating the wonderful world of books. In every episode, writer and journalist, Paul Cuddihy, takes his guests on the literary journey of their lives. They will choose their favourite book from childhood; th
Hannah Lafferty, Book Blogger
Season 1, Ep. 31
Hannah Lafferty writes a book blog on Instagram – barefootbookclub. Edinburgh born and raised, Hannah studied history at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow before heading off to Australia, where she lived and worked for a few years.After subsequent travel in New Zealand and Asia, Hannah has come back home to Edinburgh, and she is planning to return to university to qualify as a high school history teacher in order to pass on her love of the subject to future generations.Hannah’s other great love is reading, and her Instagram book blog is testament to that. It features book reviews as well as opinions on a whole host of subjects related to books and reading.
Joe Donnelly, journalist and author
Season 1, Ep. 30
Joe Donnelly is a journalist and author, who works for the Celtic View magazine. He swapped a career in plumbing for journalism, with a round-the-world trip in between the two, and after writing for PC Gamer about one of his passions – video games – he joined Celtic in 2018, writing about his other passion – football and, in particular, Celtic.In 2019, he published his first book, Homegrown Hero, the biography of Celtic player, James Forrest, to great success and, like the proverbial buses, you wait years for a Joe Donnelly book and two come along almost at the same time.In July 2020, Scottish publishers 404 Ink will bring out Joe’s new book – Checkpoint: How Video Games Power Up Minds, Kick Ass and Save Lives.
Extra! Extra! Read All About It Sports Books Special: Part 2
Season 1, Ep. 29
In the second part of this Extra podcast, Paul Cuddihy and Hugh MacDonald continue their chat about some of their favourite sports books. In this episode, they talk about the 1970 World Cup, the life of a golf caddy, a journeyman footballer's diary, the genius of Hugh McIlvanney and the strange world of crazy golf.
Extra! Extra! Read All About It Sports Books Special: Part 1
Season 1, Ep. 28
This is the first of a two-part Extra podcast, where Paul Cuddihy and Hugh MacDonald talk about some of their favourite sports books. In this episode, there is chat about boxing, football, baseball, American football and a wonderful work of football fiction.
Theresa Talbot, broadcaster and writer
Season 1, Ep. 27
Theresa Talbot is a BBC Radio Scotland presenter, best known as the voice of Traffic & Travel and as the former presenter of The Beechgrove Potting Shed. She is also an author, writing three crime novels featuring investigative journalist, Oonagh O’Neil – The Lost Children, Keep Her Silent and The Quiet Ones, as well as This Is What I Look Like, a memoir of her life and career. Theresa also hosts the excellent crime fiction podcast, The Tartan Noir Show,
Extra! Extra! Read All About It Crime Novels Special
Season 1, Ep. 26
Paul Cuddihy and Chris Dolan discuss some of their favourite crime books, including a classic Umberto Eco novel, the Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow, a wonderful Denise Mina book and a recommendation from James Ellroy!
Steven Kedie, writer
Season 1, Ep. 25
Steven Kedie is a writer from Manchester, whose first novel, Suburb, is about that time in your life when you’re not a kid anymore but not quite an adult yet either. His latest novel, Running and Jumping, is the story of an Olympic rivalry that tries to answer the question – What if you had your greatest ever day and still didn't win? Along with a friend of his, Steven is also in the process of starting a music website called Eight Albums, that asks people to talk about eight albums that are important to them and why.