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Broccoli Book Club

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Every month we'll be reading and discussing books that we believe push us to be inquisitive and give us a better understanding of society today.

Hosted by multimedia journalist Diyora Shadijanova (@thediyora on Twitter and Instagram), the podcast features one book every month and will be released in two-part episodes. Part one is a group discussion of the book and part two is an interview with the author of the chosen book.

Join in the conversation by sending in your thoughts, comments, and reflections to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com

Follow us on our social media @broccolicontent on Twitter and Instagram and use the #BroccoliBookClub hashtag to join conversations.
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Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) speaks to the author of ‘Breathtaking: the UK's human story of Covid’ - Dr Rachel Clarke (https://twitter.com/doctor_oxford). They discuss why she felt the need to cover the pandemic in the early stages, how the Governments non-action has impacted the NHS, and the lasting effects the 2020 and the ongoing pandemic is having on her. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing ‘Shedding The Shackles’ by Lynne Stein, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Breathtaking

Breathtaking

2021-11-0421:48

Breathtaking: the UK's human story of Covid is written by Palliative Care Dr Rachel Clarke. Dr Clarke gives us an in-depth overview of the first four months of 2020 of the developing pandemic, where she describes the behind the scenes of NHS hospitals during that period of time. She shares how her colleagues dealt with the exponentially rising death toll, the neglect from the government and the fear many patients felt as they were taken into the intensive care unit. Former Junior Doctor, now Producer, Samara Linton (https://twitter.com/samara_linton) and Podcast Producer at Broccoli Productions, Jaja Muhammad (https://twitter.com/jaja__muhammad) discuss the themes behind book in depth with our host Diyora (https://twitter.com/thediyora). In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing ‘Shedding The Shackles’ by Lynne Stein, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Educated

Educated

2021-10-2037:13

Educated is a coming of age #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, which has been translated into 45 languages. Written by the author Tara Westover about growing up in a strict Mormon survivalist home. The author takes us through her peculiar upbringing detailing the many accidents, near death experiences and non-conformist practices dictated by her family and how an unexpected educational opportunity takes her away from all that she knows. International development student, Adele Walton (https://twitter.com/adelewalton121) and CEO at Broccoli Productions, Renay Richardson (https://twitter.com/RenayRich) discuss the book in depth with our host Diyora (https://twitter.com/thediyora). In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing ‘Breathtaking’ by Rachel Clarke, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) speaks to the author of ‘Clearing The Plains’ - James Daschuk. They discuss how it took nearly 20 years to collate all the information for the text, the most shocking thing he felt when researching the Indigenous Canadian People and what his next book will cover. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Clearing The Plains

Clearing The Plains

2021-09-0828:43

Clearing The Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life authored by James Daschuk presents an intricate examination of how European traders cleared Canada’s plains opportunistically, taking advantage of famines, disease and the loss of biodiversity wiping out Indigenous populations. Art History Student, Eduardo Da Costa and Creative Director at Broccoli Productions, Hana Walker-Brown discuss the book in depth with our host Diyora (https://twitter.com/thediyora). In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
As part two of Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’ book club we wanted to delve further into why climate change is important for us to understand. Our host Diyora (https://twitter.com/thediyora) speaks to the host of the ‘Sounds Like A Plan’ podcast, Greg Cochrane (https://twitter.com/GregCochrane). They discuss how for Greg music and climate naturally became a key way to highlight issues, he shares which music artists had helped him understand his journey to take climate change more seriously and the resources he believes will help us to understand better. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Clearing the Plains by Jamaes Daschuk, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This Changes Everything is a hard-hitting book written by Naomi Klein which explores the direct impact capitalism has on the climate and what part not only us as citizens have, but the large organisations and billionaires have on contributing to the demise of the planet. Legal and Business affairs manager Christel Kayibi (https://twitter.com/ckayibiz) and CEO of Broccoli Productions Renay Richardson (https://twitter.com/renayrich) discuss the provocative book with our host Diyora (https://twitter.com/thediyora). In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Clearing the Plains by Jamaes Daschuk, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) speaks with the co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) - Ingrid Newkirk https://twitter.com/IngridNewkirk. Ingrid has been an activist for over 50 years and in that time has written over 20 books on animals, including her latest release, Animalkind. Published in 2020, Animalkind acts as a resource that teaches us about the wonders of the animal kingdom. It also delves into the ways technology has evolved to find alternatives to animal products, highlighting animal cruelty in the food, clothing and entertainment industries. Ingrid discusses why she created PETA, what hopes she has for the next generation and how she still manages to include activism with her passion for Formula 1 Racing. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Eating Animals

Eating Animals

2021-06-3035:39

Eating Animals is a unique account from the author Jonathan Safran Foer who gives us an indepth view into the effects of eating animals in America. From factory farming to independent farms, Jonathan helps put into perspective how the excessive consumption of animals has had a global impact. Host of Creative Access Book Club Tasnim Siddiqa Amin (https://twitter.com/t_siddiqa_amin) and Production Assistant and Podcast Host Rory Boyle (https://twitter.com/MrRoryBoyle) discuss the thought provoking memoir with our host Diyora (https://twitter.com/thediyora). In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Animalkind by Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) talks with one of today's most exciting Irish writers - Megan Nolan, the author of Acts of Desperation. They discuss how her background heavily influenced her journey into writing, her favourite emerging Irish writers and what she has coming up next. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In The Dream House

In The Dream House

2021-06-0238:04

This episode contains strong language. In The Dream House is a memoir and a diary-like account from author Carmen Maria Machado (https://twitter.com/carmenmmachado), in which she highlights her volatile experiences of a toxic relationship with an unnamed woman. Publisher Hamza Jahanzeb (https://twitter.com/hamzajahanzeb) and Creative Director at Broccoli, Hana Walker-Brown (https://twitter.com/HWalker_Brown) discuss the gripping tale with our host Diyora (https://twitter.com/thediyora). In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing ‘Eating Animals’ by Jonathan Safran Foer, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. RESOURCES: The National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge Free and confidential helpline. Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours a day) Galop Hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence support service for LGBT+ people Helpline: 0800 999 5428 (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm / Wednesday & Thursday, 10am-8pm) Website: http://www.galop.org.uk Respect Advice line for men experiencing domestic abuse Phone: 0808 8010327 (Monday-Wednesday, 9am-8pm / Thursday-Friday, 9am-5pm) Website: https://mensadviceline.org.uk/contact-us/ (Webchat available Wednesday-Friday, 10-11am and 3-4pm) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Johny Pitts: Afropean

Johny Pitts: Afropean

2021-05-1932:14

Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) talks with Jhalak Prize winning author, Johny Pitts (https://twitter.com/johnypitts). They discuss his approach to journeying through Afropea via photography and writing, the books that shaped him as an adult and how hip hop influenced his love for words. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado, and speaking to author of ‘Acts of Desperation’ and one of the most exciting Irish writers of now - Megan Nolan. Get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com. Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard, why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Afropean

Afropean

2021-05-0531:52

Afropean sets out to explore “Black Europe from the street up.” The book is compiled of on-the ground reports detailing Jhalak Prize Winner and author Johny Pitts (https://twitter.com/johnypitts) incredible journey as he backpacks through Europe and meets people from different backgrounds and communities. Also a photographer, Johny also captures photographs to accompany the stories. Buy the book here (https://shorturl.at/rCVZ5). Politics editor at Gal Dem Magazine, Moya Lothian-Mclean (https://twitter.com/mlothianmclean) and Former CCO Tony Phillips (https://twitter.com/tonyphillips40) discuss how Afropean inspired them. Tony also reveals that he has personal connection to the author. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Diyora Shadijanova (@TheDiyora) talks with Dutch Historian and Author of Humankind: A Hopeful History, Rutger Bregman (https://twitter.com/rcbregman). They dissect his theory that “most people, deep down, are pretty decent”, how perfectionism forced him to change his mind on parts of the book, and how he dealt with the backlash of recounting the story of ‘Real Lord of The Flies. Buy the book here (https://shorturl.at/fmGZ8). In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Afropean: Notes from Black Europe by Johny Pitts, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Introducing: Zombiemum

Introducing: Zombiemum

2021-04-0110:06

Hi Broccoli Book Club listeners, here's a podcast we think you'll love; it's called Zombiemum. When writer and illustrator Laura Dockrill first became a mum, the experience was life changing - but not in the way she was expecting. She woke up on her first Mother’s Day in a psychiatric ward, without a clue where she was, separated from her newborn, with a diagnosis of postpartum psychosis. Since her experience, she’s been on a mission to uncover the psychological effects of bringing a small person into this world and smash the stigmas associated with them. Each week Laura will be talking to guests from a range of different backgrounds and disciplines all with their own unique experience for some heart-breaking, heart warming, gut wrenching, generous, reassuring real talk. #Zombiemum Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Humankind

Humankind

2021-03-3140:35

Humankind: A Hopeful History pushes the revolutionary theory that “most people, deep down, are pretty decent”. Written by Dutch historian Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman), he takes us through centuries of historical events and challenges the beliefs of Machiavelli, Freud and Dawkins, using plenty of research to prove his point – that humans aren’t inherently selfish. Humankind gives an alternative understanding of history, and made me think that maybe, we need a new optimistic lens when looking at humanity... to give us hope for the future. Buy the book here (shorturl.at/jyFQW). Co-host of Literary Friction Octavia Bright (https://twitter.com/octaviabright_) and Producer at Broccoli Productions Bea Duncan (https://twitter.com/beaduncan_) join the host of Broccoli Book Club Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) to discuss. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Afropean by Johny Pitts, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) talks with Taking Up Space authors Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi (https://twitter.com/OreOgunb). They discuss why Kwakye and Ogunbiyi were urged to write the black girl manifesto for change, the process of completing a degree at the same time as writing their first book and the exciting projects they have coming up off the back of their success. Buy the book here (https://shorturl.at/kpvGQ) In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Humankind by Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mindfck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America is a first person account from the official whistleblower of one of the biggest data crime scandals to happen in the last decade, Christopher Wylie. He details the whispers of how Trump got into office - connecting Facebook, Russian intelligence, and international hackers - as well as exposing the behind the scenes of social media manipulation on the mass.  Tristan Cross (https://twitter.com/tristandross) and Renay Richardson (https://twitter.com/RenayRich) join the host of Broccoli Book Club Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) to discuss. Buy the book here (https://shorturl.at/aoD23). In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Humankind by Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Episode warning: Please note, there is strong language throughout this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) talks with award winning screenwriter and editor of the anthology The Good Immigrant, Nikesh Shukla (https://twitter.com/nikeshshukla). They discuss Nikesh’s pursuit of a failed rap career, the process he went through to select contributors, and the moment of clarity he had whilst talking to his daughter about racism and how that encouraged him to write his new memoir Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Mindfck:Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America by Christopher Wylie, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to voicenotes@broccolicontent.com  Don’t forget to share the podcast and join the conversation using the #BroccoliBookClub. And if you liked what you heard why not leave a review on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Good Immigrant

The Good Immigrant

2021-02-0425:44

The Good Immigrant is an anthology of twenty-one essays written by accomplished writers, comedians and actors, who share their experiences growing up in Britain, the book is edited by Nikesh Shukla and it was first published in the UK in 2016. Buy the book here (https://shorturl.at/anpL4) Abondance Matanda, Poet and Writer joins host of Broccoli Book Club Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora), and Broccoli Content Producer, Jaja Muhammad (https://twitter.com/Jaja__Muhammad) to discuss the collection of essays on race and immigration considered the nation's favourite book in 2016. Up for discussion are the guests' views on the word immigrant and how they identify, their favourite essays and who they think really needs to read this collection. Join in the conversation via our handle '@broccolicontent'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Denny Luyis

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