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Why do we enjoy being scared? Why do we watch horror films, scary TV shows and listen to frightening books? I ask Richard Wiseman, author and the Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire.
Author Interview - From the ISS to author, astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about his book 'The Darkest Dark' and about weightless reading.
Author Interview - The historian talks about his fiction and non-fiction books and his current project in Western Australia
Author Interview - Robert Kirkwood chats to Susan Calamn at the Wigtown Book Festival about her book on depression, 'Cheer Up Love'
With the National Library of Scotland, Robert Kirkwood explores the importance of archiving and preserving our archives sound recordings.
Author Interview - A chat with the author of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, the Scotland Street stories and more
Author Interview - The comedienne and author tells me about her first book, Losing It.
Author Interview - A Year of Reading Dangerously ... and thinking reading audiobooks was easy!
Author Interview - A talk with the former wife of Professor Stephen Hawking and a listen to some of his books available in the Talking Books Library
The former Newsnight presenter talks to Robert Kirkwood about 'Great Britain's Great War
How is a Talking Book selected, recorded and eventually recycled?
A comic book store specifically for blind and partially sighted people, hear how it started and listen to some adventures right now.
Helena Bonham Carter reads this modern fairy tale from Antonia Fraser.
A dictator reflects on his life in this exclusive piece of writing from the author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, read by the late, great Nigel Graham.
I talk to Susan Howe and Marissa Hussey from Orion about the story of Belgravia and how the dedicated app was made.
As 'Rifleman' by Victor Gregg with Rick Stroud enters the Talking Books library, I talk to them both about the writing of the book and about Victor's remarkable survival.
The Chairman of the RNIB Talking Books appeal tells us about his new book, and the unique way it's being released, including on RNIB Overdrive.
Chris Brookmyre, Denise Mina, Louise Welsh and more chat to me about Glasgow's Book Festival AyeWrite! and tell me about their favourite moments.
Doing anything it takes to look after the children in her care, enter the world of Ida Tamson. For the first ever 'Aye Write' in 2005, this story by Denise Mina was presented in the Glasgow Evening Times over 5 days and recorded by RNIB Scotlan
I chat to Marlon James about 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize
Author Interview - I chat with Bill Bryson about his travel and history books, and ask him about his lost book, 'Palace Under the Alps'
Celebrating the publication of 'Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect' by Robert Burns with poets old and new.
Star Wars and Talking Books Ep 4. A listen to some books based on the prequels and Timothy Zahn's now defunct sequel trilogy.
Star Wars and Talking Books Ep 3. Grand Moff Tarkin and Luke Skywalker read books that are in the RNIB library
Star Wars and Talking Books Ep 1. Books in the RNIB library written by and read by both Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.
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