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Podcast 30/06/2021

Little Atoms 700 - Jonathan Meades’ Pedro and Ricky Come Again

It’s the 700th episode of Little Atoms, and writer and filmmaker Jonathan Meades returns for the tenth time to talk to Neil about his new collection of journalism Pedro and Ricky Come Again.

In the particle of me that cares for this, I betrayed those little atoms with a kiss

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  1. Jonathan Meades is a broadcaster and the author of several books including three works of fiction - Filthy English, Pompey and The Fowler Family Business - and several anthologies of which the most recently published is Museum Without Walls, which received 11 nominations as a book of the year in 2012.

    Professor Will Alsop is one of Britain’s most renowned architects. He is currently a professor at the Technical University of Vienna.

  2. Jonathan Meades is a writer, journalist, essayist and filmmaker. His books include three works of fiction - Filthy English, Pompey and The Fowler Family Business - and several anthologies including the recently published Museum Without Walls. His latest book is An Encyclopaedia of Myself. He has written and performed in more than 50 television shows on predominantly topographical subjects such as shacks, garden cities, megastructures, buildings associated with vertigo, beer, pigs and the architecture of Hitler and Stalin. His most recent show was Bunkers, Brutalism, Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry, Some of these are available on The Jonathan Meades Collection DVD. See also the YouTube channel MeadesShrine. He lives in Marseille. Jonathan has been our guest on Little Atoms eight times.

    Interview one first broadcast on 3rd March 2006.

    Download Interview one

    Interview two first broadcast on 11th May 2007.

    Download Interview two

    Interview three first broadcast on 31st October 2008.

    Download Interview three

    Interview four first broadcast on 14th December 2013. Also in this show, writer Sarah Ditum shares her love for Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy.

    Download Interview four

    Interview five first broadcast on 21st June 2014.

    Download Interview five


    See also here for the live event with Jonathan Meades and Will Alsop, recorded 19th November 2010 at The Free Word Centre.