[ca_audio url_mp3=”http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Adventureswithwordspod/~3/8kLh3AzXVF4/89BanThis.mp3″ url_ogg=”” align=”center”]
This week, Rob and Kate are talking about Banned Books, or books that have been banned. They were inspired by recent events in the UK – Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary, has been accused of effectively banning books in UK prisons after passing legislation that means books can no longer be sent to prisoners.
See http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/apr/03/jail-book-ban-carol-ann-duffy-leads-new-challenge-chris-grayling and http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/30/chris-grayling-prisoners-access-books-justice-secretary for more information.
They talk about the “Top Ten Banned Books of all time” http://www.shortlist.com/shortlists/10-banned-books, as well as honourable mentions for a few others, then focus for a while on children’s and young adult’s books that were banned for a variety of reasons.
Check out http://www.banned-books.org.uk for all the titles…
Subscribe to podcast in iTunes – Subscribe to podcast via RSS – Download MP3 – Listen on Stitcher – Listen on British Public Radio – Listen on Spreaker
Our podcast is brought to you by Audible. Try Audible free for 30 days and receive one free audiobook download. Your Audible download can be enjoyed on all iPods, iPhones, Android and mobile devices. Listen anytime, anywhere. Start listening today and discover a great alternative to that same old playlist! Try Audible for 30 days and download any Audible audiobook for free!
Episode 89. An Adventures With Words production.