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Welcome to BioEpic, the podcast which delves into people's lives and their impact on our world through our special Biographies Collection at Kensington Central Library, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries and Local Studies.
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BioEpic - Episode 10 - Mary Seacole for Black History Month
To mark Black History Month 2021, Jackie Hastick and Isis discuss the fascinating life of Mary Seacole.
October 13, 2021
BioEpic - Episode 9 - Ordinary Lives
In a special episode, we delve into the Biographies collection to explore 5 ordinary and yet extraordinary lives. We hope you like it!
August 1, 2021
BioEpic Episode 8 - Kenneth Williams
In this episode we explore the life and legacy of the great Kenneth Williams, completely original genius of British comedy, in the company of Adam Endacott, author of The Kenneth Williams Companion.
June 30, 2021
BioEpic - Episode 2 - Aleister Crowley
Hello! In Episode 2 we move on to the controversial figure that was Aleister Crowley. We explore our Biography Store collection to uncover our books about him as well as discussing his celebration of the occult, his poetry and Crowley's lasting legacy on our world.
June 2, 2021
BioEpic - Episode 1 - Claudia Jones
Welcome to BioEpic, our podcast from RBKC Libraries. In our very first episode and to mark Black History Month in October 2020, we explore the life of Claudia Jones, a trailblazer in her community and pioneer of the Notting Hill Carnival. We hope you enjoy it
June 2, 2021
BioEpic - Episode 7 - Lady Charlotte Guest
Once again, we delve into our Biography Store Collection to explore the life of Lady Charlotte Guest, who translated the earliest works of Welsh prose, the Mabinogion, and which had a remarkable cultural impact on 19th century society. Joining us is Dr Mary-Ann Constantine from the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. We chat about Charlotte's influences, her work and life and her legacy on our world. We hope you enjoy it!
May 25, 2021
BioEpic - Episode 6 - James Baldwin
This month we delve once more into our Biography Store Collection to explore the life of American writer and activist James Baldwin. Joining us is the musician and poet Napoleon Dozier who with my colleague Jackie, waxed lyrical about the great man.
April 8, 2021
BioEpic - Episode 3 - Charles Dickens
Merry Christmas! Tis the season and we could not let it go by without discussing the great Charles Dickens and to ponder his life, Christmas traditions, the publishing industry and the legacy of this literary phenomenon. Claudia and Katie are joined by Joe Gardner of the Museum of London and formerly of the Charles Dickens Museum.
March 26, 2021
BioEpic Episode 5 - Fanny Cradock
In this episode we look at the amazingly varied life of Fanny Cradock, TV chef extraordinaire, amongst many other things.  We are joined by Kevin Geddes, author of the biography Keep Calm and Fanny On: The Many Careers of Fanny Cradock.
February 19, 2021
BioEpic - Episode 4 - Kay Summersby
Happy New Year! In this episode we look at a remarkable woman, Kay Summersby and her biography, 'Eisenhower was my boss'  which was first published in 1948.  We speak to the actress Laura Rogers who played the role of Kay Summersby in the West end play 'Pressure'.
January 20, 2021