A podcast about reading, the experience of being a reader, and reading culture

Episode 1: Being a Bad Reader

Episode 1 - Friday 1st January 2021

Simon and Kiera chat about what it means to be a good or bad reader and why it’s time to reassess what reading habits and preferences we give value to. In this podcast, we talk about guilty pleasures, eye-tracking technology and chaotic neutral reading, and consider whether audiobooks, subtitled movies and news articles count as reading.

Books, authors, and other cultural artefacts discussed


Books mentioned and discussed:

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Not available on the Bad Reads Bookshop, but available from Amazon: