1. Anna’s Cough

You haven't got time to read Tolstoy's War and Peace, even if it is one of the greatest novels of all time. Don't read it alone! Don't read it at all! Join us as we figure out together what makes this book so darn good... even if it takes us 7 years.

It's Celebrity Love Island meets Saving Private Ryan and the contestants are Russia's aristocracy.

Who is Anna? Seriously who is she?! Get ready to meet character 1 of 500 (I know)... the cough is the least of her worries... or is it?!

Begin your WAP-venture (we're sure this will catch on) in this debut episode. Only 7 years to go! Just search for 'WAPIN7' in your podcast app.

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“My Dad Wrote a Porno but Russia, no porno, and dad is Leo Tolstoy” – join us as we discover what makes WAP one of the greatest books of all time. If you’ve never read War and Peace, you’ve pretended to have read it, or you have read it (but only partially understood it) – this new comedy podcast is for you.

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    Show notes

    War and Peace - Book 1 - Christmas specialWe'll be back with Book 2 of War and Peace on January 7th.

    Thank you for listening, sharing and contributing to the show this season - we've loved every minute of it, and we've loved hearing from everyone that's written and sent stuff in. If you haven't said hello yet - it's not too late, we'd love to hear from you - send us an email or follow us on Instagram.

    Have a great break, and we'll see you next year!

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    Show notes

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    Additional SFX in this episode from zapsplat.com

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    Show notes

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