Hurst launches Afterwords podcast to celebrate 50 years

Hurst launches Afterwords podcast to celebrate 50 years

Hurst Publishers has launched a podcast called “Afterwords”, celebrating six groundbreaking books published during its 50-year history.

Each week, a guest journalist will be in conversation with a leading Hurst author whose book has “instigated debate, advanced knowledge and changed society”. The series launches on 10th March.

Episodes include Nilanjana Roy speaking with Shashi Tharoor on how the British Empire devastated India, Michela Wrong talking to Susan Williams on the mysterious death and subsequent investigation of a UN Secretary-General, Sonia Foleira discussing with Alpa Shah the rural Maoist guerrillas going up against the India state, and Anne McElvoy in conversation with David Goodhart on Brexit Britain and the new fault lines of British society.

Alison Alexanian, head of campaigns and media relations, said: “We're thrilled to launch a Hurst podcast. Our authors and their works are such a rich resource for ideas and information and we think this is a great way to introduce them and their books to a wider audience. Nothing can compare with hearing stories straight from an author's mouth and we are grateful to have such prominent journalists as part of that conversation.”

The series will be available from all podcast providers and is produced by George McDonagh for Hurst.