We're also now putting out three episodes a week. There's 'normal' Book Shambles on a Thursday, an Author Extra on Sunday which is a shorter chat with an author about their latest book (guests so far have included Ian Banks and John Higgs), plus a Patreon bonus episode on Tuesdays.
It began with Robin Ince's Show and Tell, then it became Josie and Robin's Utter Shambles, and now it is Book Shambles with Robin and Josie. But rest assured, everything is as shambolic as it ever was. Books will be our springboard into our ludicrous and always passionate conversations into literature, science, philosophy, comedy, politics and, well, everything and anything.
The Cosmic Shambles Network, was created in 2017, by comedian Robin Ince and Trent Burton of Trunkman Productions. It was borne out of The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome (which started back in 2013) and Book Shambles (2015).
The Cosmic Shambles Network creates and curates podcasts, digital content and live events for people with curious minds. People who want to find out more about our universe through science, art, history, philosophy, music, literature. People who believe ignorance is not bliss. People who want to keep on discovering and learning about our wondrous universe and who want to have a laugh while doing it. People who believe that it is indeed our curiosity that makes us human. We believe we can never stop learning – science will never be finished and that’s exciting. The Cosmic Shambles Network brings together the world’s leading scientists, comedians, writers and performers to create entertaining content fuelled by curiosity. The approach is fun, real, accessible. Amongst the shambles there’s something for everyone.
Robin Ince is an award winning comedian and writer. Apart from Book Shambles he also co-hosts The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox. Josie Long is also an award winning comedian and writer. Her first feature film is out later this year. They are both also broadcasters. Trent Burton is the producer and director. He's also won some awards but doesn't really consider himself a broadcaster.