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The Books That Made Me with Jamie Bartlett | A new podcast from Rebel Book Club

February 17, 2023

Introducing The Books That Made Me from Rebel Book Club

'The Books That Made Me' is a brand new podcast from Rebel Book Club, where we meet remarkable humans to discover the nonfiction books that have had a massive impact on their lives.

In Series 1, we meet six inspiring nonfiction authors to learn about the books that made them who they are today. This series kicks off with Jamie Bartlett ('Radicals' + 'The Missing Cryptoqueen'), Elizabeth Uviebinené ('Slay in Your Lane' + 'The Reset') + Nir Eyal ('Hooked' + 'Indistractable').

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The Books That Made Me is available to stream across Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Audible, Amazon Music + Anchor.fm.

Episode 1: The Books That Made Jamie Bartlett

In this episode of 'The Books That Made Me', Ben Keene (Co-founder of Rebel Book Club) talks to Jamie Bartlett about 3 nonfiction books that have had a massive impact on him to date, including how they informed his research on massive projects like 'The Missing Cryptoqueen' and the kind of writer he has become over the years. Jamie also discusses his feelings of 'imposter syndrome' when it comes to reading and how John Ronson became one of his nonfiction heroes...

Jamie Bartlett is the creator and host of the popular BBC podcast The Missing Cryptoqueen and is a bestselling author with his books: The People Vs Tech, The Dark Net, and Radicals. He has explored everything from online subcultures and hackers to blockchain and cryptocurrencies to the threat social media has on democracy. Jamie Bartlett is a Senior Fellow and former Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos.

Jamie frequently writes for The Spectator and is a feature writer for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and The Telegraph. His BBC Two documentary, The Secrets of Silicon Valley, explored the false promises that technology has brought for global economies, and how it has weakened many aspects of politics and society.


Jamie's choices were:

1. 'The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11' by Lawrence Wright

2. 'Them: Adventures with Extremists' by Jon Ronson

3. 'The Origins of Totalitarianism' by Hannah Arendt

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