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Baillie Gifford: Short Briefings on Long Term Thinking For UK listeners only. Baillie Gifford’s Short Briefings on Long Term Thinking bring valuable insights into the benefits of taking the long view. You’ll hear frank, thought-provoking opinions from our team in Edinburgh and experts around the world. These podcasts do not constitute an offer of or solicitation for purchase or sale of securities or provision of any investment services. They are provided for information only and should not b ...
 
The Read Smart Podcast is hosted by BBC’s Razia Iqbal, produced by The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. The new series builds on last year’s successful podcasts released to celebrate the prize’s 21st anniversary. Each month, Razia explores the increasingly popular world of non-fiction books. Expect to hear from prize winning authors, judges and publishing insiders. It also goes behind the scenes of the 2020 prize, which is ...
 
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Our latest episode of the Read Smart podcast is out now. Join us this week for our annual longlist episode. Our host Razia Iqbal is joined by two of our judges - historian, author, columnist and television presenter Dominic Sandbrook and historian and writer Kathryn Hughes. Together, Razia and our guests explore the depth and variety of the thirtee…
 
In our latest episode of the Read Smart podcast, host Toby Mundy is joined by founder of Daunt Books and managing director of Waterstones in the UK and Barnes and Nobile in the US, James Daunt alongside CEO and publisher of Grove Atlantic, Morgan Entrekin. Our two guests discuss American publishing, delving into the lasting consequences of the pand…
 
In our latest episode of the Read Smart podcast, host Razia Iqbal is joined by sports journalist Alyson Rudd and novelist Boris Starling. Together, Razia and our guests delve into the topic of sports writing and what truly makes a good sports book. Alyson and Boris speak on their own experiences with researching and commentating sport, as well as t…
 
Are your investments as good for the environment and society as you think they are? Stuart Dunbar, partner at Baillie Gifford, explains why too many people have been lulled into a false sense of security by metrics-based approaches to ESG that don’t support the transition to a more sustainable society.…
 
This week, host Razia Iqbal is joined by biographer and previous judge Frances Wilson and writer Jasper Rees. Jasper and Frances give us insight into their own experiences, their thoughts on what it takes to write a great biography and what biographers should leave on ‘the cutting room floor’. This episode was recorded and produced remotely. Find u…
 
In this episode of the Read Smart Podcast join us and host Razia Iqbal in conversation with Biographer Penny Junor and 2020 Baillie Gifford prize winner Craig Brown about the challenges and nuances of writing on the royal family, the hit TV show The Crown, and how they believe the Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan and Harry has affected the royal…
 
Books about health and the NHS have proved popular in the last few years, but in light of the events of last year and the ongoing effects of the Covid 19 pandemic, there is now a growing appetite for information and analysis around public health. In this week’s episode, host Razia Iqbal is in conversation with Madeleine Bunting, former Baillie Giff…
 
We're back with our host Razia Iqbal for a brand new season of the Read Smart podcast. This episode explores the art of political biography, reflecting on the boom we’ve seen in US political publishing over the last four years related to the impact of former President Trump. This episode was recorded and produced completely remotely. Read Smart Pod…
 
Welcome to the Read Smart Baillie Gifford Prize 2020 winner episode! In this episode, podcast host Razia Iqbal is joined by winner Craig Brown. Together they discuss why Craig decided to write One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time, the incredible impact of the band and what it was like to win the Baillie Gifford Prize. Read more about this year’s…
 
In the lead up to the winner announcement on the 24th November we'll be celebrating each of the shortlisted books in a weekly mini-cast episode. In this episode of 'In Conversation' Kate and Toby discuss the life of Alma Fielding, her ghost story, and the well known 1930s ghost hunter Nandor Fodor. The 'In Conversation' mini-cast is commissioned by…
 
In the lead up to the winner announcement on the 24th November we'll be celebrating each of the shortlisted books in a weekly mini-cast episode. In this episode of 'In Conversation' Amy and Toby talk about what Tsuneno's life was like and the culture and traditions in 19th century Japan. The 'In Conversation' mini-cast is commissioned by The Bailli…
 
In the lead up to the winner announcement on the 24th November we'll be celebrating each of the shortlisted books in a weekly mini-cast episode. Tune into this mini-cast episode with prize director Toby Mundy and Christina Lamb. In this episode of 'In Conversation' Christina and Toby discuss the silenced voices of women in war conflict zones and ex…
 
n the lead up to the winner announcement on the 24th November we'll be celebrating each of the shortlisted books in a weekly mini-cast episode. Tune into this mini-cast episode with prize director Toby Mundy and Sudhir Hazareesingh. In this episode of 'In Conversation' Sudhir and Toby discuss how Sudhir came to write this biography and the lengthy …
 
In the lead up to the winner announcement on the 24th November we'll be celebrating each of the shortlisted books in a weekly mini-cast episode. Tune into this mini-cast episode with prize director Toby Mundy and Matthew Cobb. In this episode of 'In Conversation' Matthew Cobb and Toby Mundy discuss how different ideas about the brain have emerged a…
 
In the lead up to the winner announcement on the 24th November we'll be celebrating each of the shortlisted books in a weekly mini-cast episode. Listen to our first mini-cast with prize director Toby Mundy and Craig Brown. In this episode of 'In Conversation' Craig Brown and Toby Mundy explore the many different characters and stories that surround…
 
Welcome to the Read Smart shortlist episode! Host, BBC's Razia Iqbal explores each of the 6 shortlisted titles and authors with 2020 judges, BBC Radio 4 Today presenter Martha Kearney, editor and novelist Simon Ings, and New York Times opinion editor Max Strasser. They go through each book individually and discuss how each title reflects the very b…
 
Welcome to Read Smart, the 2020 longlist episode! BBC's Razia Iqbal explores each of the 13 titles and authors with 2020 judges, BBC presenter, professor and author Shahidha Bari, New Statesman writer Leo Robson, and journalist and author Bee Wilson. The 2020 longlist is: • One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time by Craig Brown (Harper Collins, 4th…
 
We’re excited to catch up with 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize winner Hallie Rubenhold and 2019 chair of judges Stig Abell. Hallie won with The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper and continues to work a busy schedule through lockdown; Stig is the host of the new Times Radio’s breakfast programme. Host Razia Iqbal finds out wha…
 
Razia explores writing biographies with Baillie Gifford Prize alumni Lucy Hughes-Hallett (2013 winner), Sir Jonathan Bate (2015 shortlisted) and William Feaver (2019 shortlisted). They discuss the joys and challenges that come with studying and portraying other people’s lives. Hughes-Hallet won the prize in 2013 with The Pike (Fourth Estate), Bate …
 
We discuss the rise in use and popularity of Artificial Intelligence. Joining podcast host Razia Iqbal is British novelist, scientist and 2020 Baillie Gifford prize judge, Simon Ings and mathematician Hannah Fry, author of 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize shortlisted book Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine. They explore our relationsh…
 
In episode 2, we’re joined by insiders from the publishing world to hear about trends in non-fiction and the world of books, and what we need in times in crisis. Host Razia Iqbal speaks to Andrew Holgate, Literary Editor of the Sunday Times; co-founder of Particular Books and publisher at Profile Books, Helen Conford; and Georgina Laycock who is a …
 
We’re excited to announce the new Read Smart Podcast. The show is hosted by BBC’s Razia Iqbal, produced by The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. The new series builds on last year’s successful podcasts released to celebrate the prize’s 21st anniversary. Each month, Razia explores t…
 
Listen to the final episode of our podcast featuring 2019 winner Hallie Rubenhold and chair of judges Stig Abell In this episode our podcast host, Razia Iqbal, is joined by winner Hallie Rubenhold. Together they discuss The Five: The Untold Lives of The Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, and the significance of winning the Baillie Gifford Prize for N…
 
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the prize, we have launched a new podcast generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. The new series is hosted by Razia Iqbal, special correspondent at BBC, where she presents BBC World Service’s Newshour and BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight. Episodes will feature past winners, guest hosts, and follo…
 
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