Our aim in this episode is to make you feel good, be it by improving your life or helping you to improve the lives of others. And as a result we have quite a diverse program for you!
You’ll learn why a book of restaurants, none of which A.A. Gill would want to eat in, is actually a good thing, in our coffee table favourite Pu Pu Hot Pot. You’ll also discover more about The Yellow World and the bravery of author Albert Espinosa, in an extract from his speech to the Teenage Cancer Trust. (We apologise for the background laughter, he really is very funny!) We’ve got an audiobook extract of Clare Balding’s heart warming memoir, My Animals and Other Family, as well as relationship advice from Meredith Goldstein, who writes a daily love advice column and is the author of The Wedding Guests. We know that there’s nothing like food to cheer the soul, so we’ll be having a chat with Catherine Hill of The Weekend Cookbook, who tells us how to prepare our cupboard for easy and delicious meals and guides us through her recipe for parma ham and mozzarella melts – yum! To finish us off, we have an interview with Ravina Bajwa, our Audiobooks Managing Editor , who'll be telling us all about the Turning 18 project, a series of audio stories written and read by refugees and published by Penguin to mark 18 years of The Refugee Council’s Children’s Section.