Always Take Notes

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Always Take Notes is a bi-weekly podcast from London for and about writers and writing. Hosts Simon Akam and Kassia St Clair speak to a diverse range of people in the industry on a variety of topics, from the mysteries of slush piles and per-word rates, to how data are changing the ways newspapers do business and how to pitch a book. 

Previous guests include authors Max Hastings, Antony Beevor and Peter Frankopan, and a slew of agents, publishers and editors from publications including the Economist, the Financial Times, Wired, Businessweek and the Times Literary Supplement. Upcoming guests include Rory Stewart, William Dalrymple, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Joanne Harris, Niall Ferguson, Mark Haddon and Hermione Lee. The podcast is on iTunes here; we are also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our crowd funding page is on Patreon here.