Video: Jeremy Paxman says, “Every office should have a hammock”

Idle Talk

The journalist and author reveals a reflective side… Read more

The Godwin Project: Letters from a Radical

History

“It is the first time that I have been separated from them since the death of their mother”… Read more

Kings of the road

Pamela Clemit | History

The 18th century romantics and revolutionaries who loved to ramble… Read more


Top 5 Books in the Idler Shop

Julian Mash | Books

Idler Academy manager Mr Mash introduces our top five sellers. … Read more

Sermon: What would the ancient Greeks say about Greece today?

Classical literature

Plato’s Academy is now a makeshift boarding house for the homeless… Read more

Podcast: Will Self and Andrew Keen live

Podcasts

The Internet: liberator or tool of enslavement… Read more


The Idler Questionnaire: Tim Lott

Books

“Me and manual labour don’t get along. And my customer relations skills are weak.”… Read more

Wednesday Toss: Interview

Books

More Modern Toss hilarity
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The Idler Questionnaire: Youth

music

YOUTH IS THE bassist in Killing Joke and a legendary music producer. He has… Read more

Podcast: Idler on Start the Week

Philosophy

Mark Vernon and Tim Lott big up the Idler on Radio 4… Read more

Wednesday Toss: Holiday Plans

Books

Work place humour from Modern Toss… Read more


Sunday Sermon: All You Need is Love

Books

Why the Greeks knew the wise way to live… Read more

The Idle Gardener: Love Your Weeds

Sof McVeigh | Gardening

Sof McVeigh says we should learn to love our weeds

Is idle gardening possible? The… Read more

Event: A Time Travelling History of London with Matthew Green

WE ARE DELIGHTED to announce a new event at the Idler Academy with historian… Read more


Short film: Sound Sleeper by Andrew Lambert

Andrew Lambert | Video

WE LOVE THIS hymn to the ingenuity that can result from extreme sloth. It’s… Read more

The Godwin Project: Love letter to Maria Reveley

Pamela Clemit | Books

“When I had a wife… you said you then loved me, for years loved me!”… Read more

California über alles

Tom Hodgkinson | Comment

Paris erupts in anti-Uber protests, but Boris leaves them alone… Read more


Wednesday Toss: Careers Advice

Books

More comic genius from Modern Toss… Read more

Very short film: Sound Sleeper by Andrew Lambert

HERE IS A lovely little skit on the absurd lengths we can go to… Read more

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Wednesday Toss: Pole Dance

Books

Fancy a pole dance?… Read more

Extract: Mermaids by Sophia Kingshill

Books

Our friends at Little Toller Books have recently published a wonderful monograph on Mermaids… Read more

Why apostrophes matter

Harry Mount

Harry Mount introduces our real-life and online punctuation classes… Read more