Sam Leith

Books Podcast: The year in strange facts

Books Podcast: The year in strange facts
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This week’s Books Podcast — the last before the Christmas break — sees the Spectator’s office flooded with elves. The QI Elves, to be precise. Four of these adorable, trivia-mining creatures — hosts of the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast — join me to look back over some of the more arcane details to emerge from 2017, and to discuss their boldly titled new production The Book of the Year. From tropical weevils to the difficulty of performing mouth-to-mouth on an aardvark, via the number of floors to be found on a Trump tower, their findings will offer essential resources to the Christmas conversationalist.

You can listen to our conversation here:

And do subscribe on iTunes for more discussions after Christmas.