The Idler

Archived since Issue 67, July - August 2019

9 issues

The Idler magazine helps you to slow down, have fun and live well. Founded by writer Tom Hodgkinson in 1993, each bi-monthly issue offers a book-sized feast of great writing, interviews, cartoons, practical advice on living the idle life and beautiful illustrations. Which other magazine has columns on beekeeping, sheds and snooker?

“A sumptuous treat… the Idler’s appeal and relevance seem to increase by the day,” says Michael Palin.

“The Idler offers me the chance to learn about everything that really matters and a respite for what we are told really matters – like working hard for your boss” says Dominic West.

“The absurd, apparently useless or bizarre concerns of the magazine – Latin, ukuleles, handwriting – have over the years given me a deep joy bordering on the religious,” says Sally Phillips.

Latest issue

• "I did comedy by mistake": Vic Reeves on being an artist (again)

• Forgive him his trespasses: Nick Hayes does some illegal kayaking

• A migrant′s tale: Gambian migrant Yankuba Fatty on life in Naples

• Getting piggy with it: Lindsey Bareham′s winter recipes starring sausages

• Bam bam bam bam, thank you man: Charles Hazlewood on Beethoven

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The Idler magazine helps you to slow down, have fun and live well. Founded by writer Tom Hodgkinson in 1993, each bi-monthly issue offers a book-sized feast of great writing, interviews, cartoons, practical advice on living the idle life and beautiful illustrations. Which other magazine has columns on beekeeping, sheds and snooker?

“A sumptuous treat… the Idler’s appeal and relevance seem to increase by the day,” says Michael Palin.

“The Idler offers me the chance to learn about everything that really matters and a respite for what we are told really matters – like working hard for your boss” says Dominic West.

“The absurd, apparently useless or bizarre concerns of the magazine – Latin, ukuleles, handwriting – have over the years given me a deep joy bordering on the religious,” says Sally Phillips.

  • First Issue: Issue 67, July - August 2019
  • Latest Issue: Issue 75 November - December 2020
  • Issue Count: 9
  • Published: Bi-monthly

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