30. Keeping Athena Company - Pope Lonergan

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Pope Lonergan is a comedian, podcaster and soon to be published writer. A voracious reader, he makes my bookshelf look like a children's library. I came very close to muting him at one stage as his habit of sharing his current reads was contributing to my book habit. We had a chat about the lockdown, free speech, politics, working in care and how he spoke a book deal into existence through his frank and personal comedy. Enjoy!

More about Pope:

Pope Lonergan is a comedian, writer, Quaker, (recovering) drug addict and creator of ‘The Care Home Tour’ (“The comedians taking slapstick into new territory” ~ The Guardian) and ‘Pope’s Addiction Clinic’

He gigs up and down the UK and has had sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brighton Fringe, Vault Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival and Hastings Fringe.

He’s signed a book deal with Penguin (Ebury) for a memoir due out in 2022.

Follow him on Twitter: @PopeLonergan

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