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Talking through my hat

Released every Tuesday, Talking Through My Hat explores bookish businesses and the fantastic people who create them, looking at why business are started, how they keep going and where we can take them in the future. I'm John Pettigrew - a hat wearer, a recovering editor and the creator of Futureproofs. To avoid missing anything, why not subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, and follow me on Twitter?

Christmas holidays!

Dec 19, 2018

Thanks to you all for listening to the podcast this year. It's been so interesting for me to talk to so many fantastic people from our industry - and even more so to share those conversations with you.

I'm going to take a little break from posting new episodes over the Christmas period, but I'll be back from the 8th of...


Dec 18, 2018

Bill Rosenblatt is a media-industry commentator on intellectual property and technology, President of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies, and programme chair of the Copyright and Technology Conferences. In addition, he's spoken at the Davos summit, written a book about the business and practice of DRM, and come...


Dec 11, 2018

Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She spent more than a decade as an IT consultant, but is now much better known as a writer and independent publisher of thrillers and dark fantasy novels, an award-winning entrepreneur, a publishing commentator, and a podcaster and YouTuber....


Dec 4, 2018

Georgina Atwell is the founder of Toppsta, a community for reading, reviewing and discovering great children's books. Before that, she worked at Penguin UK, and also for Apple's iBooks team, which all gives her a unique perspective!

In this episode, we talk about the importance of flexibility to a small business, how...