Robert Harris is a novelist, former journalist, BBC television reporter, and author of many books including V2.
Iain talks to novelist Robert Harris about his latest book V2, set in 1944 and following the parallel stories of a German V2 rocket scientist and a member of the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.
Simon and Matt chat to the best-selling author of Fatherland and Munich. Robert Harris's new novel is a WWII thriller about a German rocket engineer, a former actress turned British spy, and the Nazi rocket program. It's November 1944, Willi Graf, a German rocket engineer, is launching Nazi Germany's V2 rockets at London from Occupied Holland. Kay Connolly, once an actress, now a young English Intelligence officer, ships out for Belgium to locate the launch sites and neutralize the threat. But when rumours of a defector circulate through the German ranks, Graf becomes a suspect. Unknown to each other, Graf and Connolly find themselves on opposite sides of the hunt for the saboteur.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The German V2 rocket programme brought fear to the streets of London in the last months of the war. Author Robert Harris joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss his new novel, V2, which explores the events from the perspective of a German rocket engineer and a British woman tasked with working out where the deadly weapons were being fired from.To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss her disappointment in the grand jury's decision in the Breonna Taylor case and what she says is the failing of the justice system to protect black lives. But Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia police commissioner, paints a slightly different view and explains the difference between the law and justice. Then we mark the passing of Sir Harold Evans; the media giant who sat at the helm of the Sunday Times for 14 years and went toe-to-toe with Rupert Murdoch. Robert Harris, former journalist and novelist, was a close friend, he reflects of his extraordinary life and legacy. And finally, our Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Craig Silverman, media editor at BuzzFeed, about Facebook's Failures to Stop Misinformation  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Share Profile
Are you Robert? Verify and edit this page to your liking.

Share This Creator

Recommendation sent

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more

Creator Details

Birthdate
Mar 7th, 1957
Episode Count
4
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
2 hours, 41 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 233750