The writer talks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, insects, and contemplating life and death.
The founder of Aardman Animations on the Magic Roundabout, Tudor portraits and Trump.
The novelist talks family, time travel, and the late Dora Akunyili.
The author and essayist on London in the 1890s, Beatles trivia, and James Bond.
The poet talks press freedom, Elvis Presley and The Simpsons.
The broadcaster talks This Country, Van Morrison, and her favourite Buddhist monk, Pema Chödrön.
The comedian talks Justin Trudeau, smartphone addiction, and being an expert on Public Enemy.
The novelist on trees, feminism, and the perils of climate change.
The children’s author talks Victorian fairy hoaxes, a world without emails, and books about the NHS.
The broadcaster talks growing up in a northern market town, the previous government’s lies, and Keir Hardie.
The crime novelist on Joe 90, Muriel Spark and the late Labour leader.