As The Critic enters into the podcasting business, Dominic Green surveys the world of motivational, self-affirming podcasts

Alexander Adams reviews Postcards from Africa: Photographs of the Colonial Era, by Christraud M. Geary

Jeremy Black reviews The Decline of Magic: Britain in the Enlightenment, by Michael Hunter

Jeremy Black’s recommendations for a murderous British genre

Tibor Fischer reviews Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

Christopher Bray reviews History and Imperialism by Louis Althusser

Roland Elliott Brown reviews The Russian Job by Douglas Smith

J. C. D Clark reviews Conservative Revolutionary: The Lives of Lewis Namier by D. W. Hayton

Michael Henderson reviews The Age of Football: The Global Game in the Twenty-first Century by David Goldblatt

Alexander Larman reviews Lady in Waiting: My extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown, by Anne Glenconner