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(Background noise might make this episode a challenging listen.)

Season 2 Episodes

Episode image is a detail from the cover of  Crime And Punishment  by Fyodor Dostoevsky, published in 2008 by Oxford University Press; cover illustration: detail from  They did not expect him , 1884-8, by Ilya Repin; photo: RIA Novosti.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, published in 2008 by Oxford University Press; cover illustration: detail from They did not expect him, 1884-8, by Ilya Repin; photo: RIA Novosti.

Battling background noise in the foyer of the Almeida in London's Islington, Charles Adrian takes screenwriter and playwright Erik Patterson through his first ever (broadcast) podcast. They talk about the world as a playground for imperial Brits and the surprisingly immediate appeal of a Russian classic.

Another book by W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge, is discussed in Page One 120.

For anybody who is interested, the Frug is demonstrated here.

The Vera mentioned is Vera Chok, longtime friend of the podcast, whose latest appearance at the time this episode was released was Page One 52.

Episode released: 21st January, 2014.

Book listing:

The Narrow Corner by W. Somerset Maugham

Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (trans. Jessie Coulson)

Links:

Page One 120

The Frug

Page One 52

Erik Patterson

Charles Adrian