The Wasp Factory Podcast Episodes

Written by Iain Banks

7 Episodes - 244 pages - ★★★★ - 245 ratings

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Episode 99 - The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Faking Lit - June 17, 2019 07:01 - 1 hour ★★ - 15 ratings
We discuss all manner of bodily fluids and bizarre family rituals as we delve into Iain Banks's classic warped coming-of-age novel "The Wasp Factory" - we find out that the super-rich are really just like us when all is said and done - learn what the Chinese ET would sound like. With Special Gue...

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Episode 26 - The Wasp Factory - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

Better the Bookshelf Podcast - March 12, 2019 00:34 - 1 hour ★★★★ - 7 ratings
Jacob and Ryan have an appropriately weird conversation about the manic first novel by Iain Banks, "The Wasp Factory."

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The Wasp Factory 3: Chekhov's Sheep

Shark Liver Oil - December 19, 2016 02:26 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
It's the final part of our rollicking, fun-packed romp through that rollicking, fun-packed romp: Iain Banks' The Wasp Factory! This week, featuring the great questions of life: where do we draw our most fundamental identity from? How much influence do parents have over what we do with our lives?...
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The Wasp Factory 2: Here Comes The Boom!

Shark Liver Oil - December 08, 2016 00:53 - 47 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
Join us if you dare as we continue our journey through the hellish nightmare that is our latest book. There’s a drunken night out, two more kids get offed, Eric burns a dog and Frank considers doing unspeakable things to an old lady by way of a fridge freezer. It can only be the knockabout fun f...
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The Wasp Factory 1: Simpler and More Innocent Times

Shark Liver Oil - November 28, 2016 04:22 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
It's time for a trademark Shark Liver Oil screeching direction-change - this week we've gone for the impressive, compelling and (let's be honest) stomach-turning debut from Iain Banks, The Wasp Factory. That title, if you hadn't guessed, is ironic; there's less innocence here than in Hercule Poi...
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Ep 17 Clare Needham: The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Better off Read - May 23, 2015 08:45 - 54 minutes
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks is the subject of today's discussion about reading and writing with Pip Adam.
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Iain Banks: The Wasp Factory

Bookclub - November 06, 2011 16:33 - 27 minutes ★★★★ - 133 ratings
Iain Banks meets James Naughtie and readers at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh to talk about his debut novel The Wasp Factory, first published in 1984. This shocking novel is an insight into the life of sixteen year old Frank, a brutal and disturbed teenager who enjoys killing anim...
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