Podcasts

Library Discoveries

Everything I found in the various libraries I visit. It’s one way I have to share my love of books and printed papers with the world. Most of the books will be quite old, some will be rare, but others will be new. All of them will be unusual or notable in some way. It’s your way to visit the library without visiting the library. We have recently pulled all ads from this series to maximise your enjoyment.

Additional voice work by Miranda Keeling.

Paddy & Billy: WW2 Crete Library Discoveries

My tribute to the heroic adventures of Patrick Leigh Fermor and Billy Moss on Crete in WW2, including a closer look at Paddy's letters and other writings. This is a crossover episode with our Spies of London podcast, and the first of two special episodes on this subject. Enjoy! Support this podcast
  1. Paddy & Billy: WW2 Crete
  2. Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
  3. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Spies of London

My spies podcast covers real Cold War espionage plus my favourite spy writers such as John le Carré. Originally conceived as a companion for my London walking tours with Airbnb, the podcast showcases my most interesting items of research. SOE, WW2, Cold War. Everything has a London perspective but with a global reach.

Paddy & Billy: WW2 Crete Spies of London

My tribute to the heroic adventures of Patrick Leigh Fermor and Billy Moss on Crete in WW2, including a closer look at Paddy's letters and other writings. This is a crossover episode with our Library Discoveries podcast, and the first of two special episodes on this subject. Enjoy! Support this podcast
  1. Paddy & Billy: WW2 Crete
  2. 1994 Intelligence Services Act
  3. Maurice Oldfield
  4. Licence to Kill?