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Organised crime uncovered, plus a brief history of stuff

In a Brief History of Stuff, Nihal Arthanayake explores in detail a series of everyday objects that you might find in the home. Photo: Courtesy Science Museum Group

The Graham Norton Book Club, Audible

Graham Norton is having a flourishing career as a novelist, and his passion for books extends to a new podcast for Audible with alternating co-hosts Alex Clark and Sara Collins. In the first episode Norton is joined by the Scottish crime writer Denise Mina, and later guests include Zadie Smith, Juliet Stevenson, Maxine Peake and Stephen Mangan. As well as close engagement with books and authors, there are discussions of audiobook narration, news and gossip from the book trade.

The Lazarus Heist, BBC Sounds

This excellent podcast tackles the subject…

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