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Ian McMillan's guests include Orange Prize-nominated novelist Xiaolu Guo, with a new short story written specially for the programme, and Buddhist singer-songwriter Padma.

Born near Sheffield, for many years Padma believed he was destined for a Buddhist order, but finally gave up the idea of a monk's life to write songs. Inspired by the writings of Henry David Thoreau, he currently lives in a yurt in the Pyrenees when not recording or performing, and joins Ian in the studio to perform tracks from his EP Songs for an Entryphone.

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