Adam Buxton

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Sasha Hamrogue (left) and Venetia Quick, hosts of the podcast  ‘Grief Encounters’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“It’s like you’re in a different club,” muses broadcaster Venetia Quick over a cup of coffee. “You might have friends for 40 years and then suddenly y(...)

The best podcasts of 2018

In 2018, I have listened to a new podcast, or two, every week. The medium is at a point where it is cresting – something beyond just playing out forms(...)

Adam Buxton: his interviews are gentle, funny and compassionate.
Podcasts: Adam Buxton

Podcasts are a particularly special medium because of their propensity for incredible specificity. For example, if I want to listen to a podcast about(...)

Gaz Coombes: “I like Adam Buxton’s podcast, he’s got this natural enthusiasm and warmth.”

Current favourite book? My wife works in a bookshop and she’s always bringing books home. Last year, Grayson Perry’s autobiography The Descent of Ma(...)

 Wes Anderson and Bill Murray: “Without me they all would have faded out a decade ago.”  Photograph: Anne Cusack /Los Angeles Times

Something odd has happened to the April Fool’s joke. At some point, companies convinced themselves that pranks were mandatory, and that they themselve(...)

Hot seat: Adam Buxton at the BFI Southbank, in London, where he stages his Bug series. Photograph: BFI

As many mourned the passing of David Bowie in January a debate resurfaced about whether fans could legitimately grieve for someone they didn’t know. A(...)

In the old days we circled our favourite shows in newspaper television listings (ask your grandparents about these) and made ourselves available by(...)

Jon Ronson: tries to break down the hierarchy between interviewer and interviewees. Photograph: David Sleator

In the 1990s, the writer and television presenter Jon Ronson felt a furious rivalry with fellow bespectacled documentarian of the strange, Louis Th(...)