The Mr B's Podcast

We invite you to turn your laptop on, plug in your earphones, and spend (up to) 20 wondrous minutes in the company of books and the Mr B’s Team. Our monthly podcast comes to you in two forms: in our Mr B’s at Home episodes our Jess meets up with two members of the team who will tell you all about their favourite books of the moment, and treat you to a short excerpt from a few of them to tease your reading taste buds. ‘Mr B’s Guests’ is our series of recordings with guest authors - perfect if you’re far away from Bath and missing that Mr B’s event feel! Whether on a train, on your morning run or - why not - in the bath (as long as you keep your electronic devises dry!) our short podcast is the perfect companion for a busy book-loving life.
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Welcome to the Mr B's Podcast: the audio-home of Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath. Read more about our different episodes, and the bookshop where they are all made here

Apr 19, 2017

Ed, Emma and Jess tackle one of the toughest questions in literature since 'what comes after post-modernism' and 'are dog-eared pages ok': what makes a good Western? Prepare to be introduced to some cracking classics in full cowboy-regalia, as well as a range of genre-bending contemporary frontier tales. We also talk to novelist and short-story writer Donald Ray Pollock about his most recent novel The Heavenly Table.

Hosted by Jessica Johannesson

Music by The Bookshop Band

Books discussed in this episode (including those we talked about which didn’t make the final cut due to time constrains) 

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock

The Devil all the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock

The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge

Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews by Ted Geltner

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

St Agnes’ Stand by Thomas Eidson

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Far as the Eye can See by Robert Baush

Dog Run Moonby Callan Wink

True Grit by Charles Portis

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

The Far Empty Todd J. Scott