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Harry R Lloyd | Idle Thoughts

Harry R. Lloyd investigates the website selling mind control… Read more

Interview: Damien Hirst

Tom Hodgkinson | Idler Magazine

We meet the artist in his riverside studio… Read more

Idler 71, March/April 2020

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Damien Hirst: “I lost control”

Slow Boat: Return of the sailing ship

Proper Job: Meet the… Read more


Idler 70, Jan/Feb 2020

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Rowan Williams: Read. Sleep. Pray. Repeat. Life lessons from a former archbishop

Sick of working?… Read more

Idler 69, November/December 2019

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Emma Thompson: ‘Fame is the most toxic thing’
Commons People: Restore our ancient rights, says… Read more

Idler 68, September/October 2019

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Featuring rockers Sleaford Mods, documentarian Louis Theroux and Helen McCrory of Peaky Blinders… Read more


Idler 67, July/August 2019

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Featuring Aisling Bea, an attack on Yuval Noah Harari and Michael Palin… Read more

Idler 66, May/June 2019

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Featuring surrealist Gavin Turk, Paul Mason on how to smash the system and Philippa Perry on parenting… Read more

Idler 65, March/April 2019

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Featuring Gary Kemp, a surprising history of puppets and a guide to building your own website… Read more


Idler 64, January/February 2019

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Featuring Suede frontman Brett Anderson, an attack on driverless cars and a pyjamas fashion special… Read more

Idler 63, November/December 2018

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Featuring Nell Hudson, Michael Palin and an essay on the idle ways of the Bloomsbury Group… Read more

Idler 62, September/October 2018

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Featuring Jordan Peterson, Jaron Lanier and a guide to making the most of your lunch break… Read more


Idler 61, July/August 2018

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Featuring Michael Pollan on psychedelics, film maker Adam Curtis and Joe Mellen on the bliss of cricket… Read more

Idler 60, May/June 2018

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Featuring Sara Pascoe on sex and laughter, David Graeber on bullshit jobs and canal living… Read more

Idler 59, March/April 2018

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Featuring Graham Linehan, yogis, Will Self and good cheap cars… Read more


Idler 58, January/February 2018

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Featuring an essay on why the KLF burned a million pounds, Michael Palin on minimalism, winter with the Vikings and interview with Geoff Dyer… Read more

Idler 57, November/December 2017

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Featuring an interview with actress and Howards End star Hayley Atwell, plus a gruelling account of… Read more

Idler 56, September/October 2017

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Featuring an interview with comedy genius Sally Phillips, plus prof Ronald Hutton on witches,… Read more


Idler 55, July/August 2017

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Featuring an interview with Lee “Scratch” Perry, life lessons from a Buddhist monk and… Read more

Idler 54, May/June 2017: Julian Barratt on Mindhorn

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We meet Mighty Boosh star Julian Barratt and discuss the making of his new… Read more

Idler 53, March/April 2017: Stewart Lee

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“I’m a relic of the counter-culture”… Read more


Idler 52, The Trees Issue

Ider 52: the Trees Issue features essays by William Boyd and Bill Drummond, plus… Read more

Idler 51, Nov/Dec 2016: Terry Gilliam

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Featuring a fabulous interview with the crazed Terry Gilliam, plus a slow cycling story,… Read more

Idler 50, August 2016: Dominic West

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Featuring an inspiring philosophical chat with the actor Dominic West, plus essays on the… Read more