Backlisted Podcast is hosted by John Mitchinson and Andy Miller, and produced by Matt Hall. Each week a classic or unduly neglected book is selected by a guest for discussion. Books that have featured so far include work by Muriel Spark, Ann Quin, JG Ballard, Raymond Chandler, Martin Amis, and Nancy Mitford.

In this episode, which was recorded live at Durham Book Festival, Adelle Stripe and Ben Myers discuss Alma Cogan, Gordon Burn’s disturbing debut novel about the underside of post-war celebrity culture. This special edition also features Pevsner’s guide to Durham and The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.

There are many literary podcasts to choose from —  the New York Review of Books, LRB and The Guardian — but Backlisted is one of the most popular and recieves up to 20,000 plays per edition. It recently hit No 1 in its category on iTunes, which is all the more reason to tune in.

You can now listen to the Alma Cogan edition on Soundcloud, iTunes or Mixcloud