James Meek is a tmttt favourite who will be a recurring character in this podcast.

Bee Wilson, the writer Meek (kind of) pokes fun at in the single featured paragraph seems to have become one of Britain’s most respected food writers. You might have read her critique of the cult of clean eating for the Guardian, which seems to have populated my facebook feed for a long time now.

Wilson’s hilarious piece on the crime of salacious letter-writing is here (no paywall it seems).

More from James Meek (no LRB paywall): his epic piece on the changes in Britain’s National Health Service or his recent Talking Politics podcast with David Runciman.

The review that this podcast is about is here, although most of it is behind a paywalll unless you’re an LRB subscriber.