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To the Circus
The Verb goes to the circus.
With Frank Skinner, Zaffar Kunial, Rob Drummond and Joseph Bond.
Ian McMillan celebrates nonsense writing with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
The World of Poetry Publishing
With Michael Schmidt, Peter Sansom, Nell Nelson and Malachi McIntosh
Puns and Wordplay
Ian McMillan and his guests explore the power of puns and wordplay
With Kelcey Wilson-Lee, Will Harris, Kate Fox and Toby Litt.
Native American Writing
Acclaimed poet Layli Long Soldier joins Ian McMillan to explore her poetry.
With Eimear McBride, Andy Miller and Roger Luckhurst
The Language of Leaving
Ian McMillan explores the language of leaving.
Poetry and philosophy
Ian McMillan's guests are Raymond Antrobus and Helen Mort.
With William Gibson, Don Paterson and Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún and Caro C
With Maaza Mengiste, Ekow Eshun, Jennifer Makumbi and Ellah Wakatama.
Boo Hewerdine and Kate Fox on how friendships change in difficult times.
Ian McMillan is joined by guests including Alan Titchmarsh and Patience Agbabi.
Looking into the mirror with Rebecca Solnit and Ira Lightman.
Woods, Weeds and Wildflowers: Nature Poetry
With Alice Oswald and Fiona Sampson
With Sam Lee, Jen Hadfield and Richard Smyth.
Virtual Hay Festival
With Kapka Kassabova, James Shapiro and Inua Ellams
With Kate Clanchy, Rob Drummond and Julie Hesmondhalgh
Writers of the Caribbean diaspora
Roger Robinson, Malika Booker, Jacob Sam-La Rose and Ingrid Persaud.
The Octopus Verb
With Peter Godfey Smith, Matthew Welton, Kate Fox, Catherine Ayres and Tania Hershman.
The Ledbury Festival
With Carolyn Forché, Kaveh Akbar, Juana Adcock and Sandeep Parmar.
Domestic Violence - in language, myths, and fairy stories
Ian McMillan and guests on the language and myths of domestic violence.
Ian McMillan talks to Salman Rushdie about his writing process and 'cancel culture'.
Nature Poetry: Experiments in Living
With Simon Armitage, Moniza Alvi and Jade Cuttle
Wordsworth: Experiments in Living at Contains Strong Language
The Verb comes from Grasmere to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Wordsworth's birth.
Landscape & Language: Experiments in Living
Record at the Contains Strong Language Festival.
Claudia Rankine - Experiments in Living
Ian McMillan is joined by the American poet Claudia Rankine to explore her writing.
Oil Stories - Experiments in Living
Ian McMillan and guests look at the way poets have written about oil and the oil industry.
The Poetry of Walls: Inside Out at the Southbank Centre
New poetry inspired by the limestone and concrete walls of London's Southbank Centre.
Comedy writing in difficult times: Experiments in Living
Ian McMillan is joined by Ben Schott, Kate Fox, Grainne Maguire and Matt Winning
The Changing Language of Veganism: Experiments in Living
With Benjamin Zephaniah, Jonathan Safran Foer, Agustina Bazterrica and Rachael Allen
Green Memoir - Experiments in Living
Ian McMillan and guests on 'green' memoir, our intimacy with landscape and its language.
Zero-Growth Writing - Experiments in Living
Zero-Growth with Yanis Varoufakis, Patrick McGuinness, Jade Cuttle and Seren Griffiths.
Margaret Atwood - Experiments in Living
Ian McMillan talks to Margaret Atwood about her writing process.
Brazil - Experiments in Living
Ian McMillan’s guests celebrate and explore the writers of Brazil.
Christmas Lights Verb - Experiments in Living
The Christmas Verb, with Floella Benjamin, John Cooper Clarke and Susie Dent.
Optimism in Stories for Children - Experiments in Living
Ian McMillan with Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Gaia Vince, Smriti Halls and Kate Fox.
Writing the Weather - Experiments in Living
Ian McMillan talks to Jenny Offill, Alice Oswald and Wayne Binitie about weather language.
T.S. Eliot Prize
Ian McMillan presents readings from poets shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.
Ian McMillan, Testament and Ira Lightman explore words and walking.
Ian McMillan and guests explore the challenge of crime writing.