The Idler

Ideas Collection  

Archived since Issue 67, July - August 2019

13 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

Featuring interview with Harry Potter star, comedian, novelist and accidental mother Jessie Cave, plus secrets of the tortoise, return of the chill out room, Stewart Lee′s music picks, Lindsey Bareham′s picnic tips and an ode to the Swiss Army Knife.

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  • First Issue: Issue 67, July - August 2019
  • Latest Issue: Issue 79 - August 2021
  • Issue Count: 13
  • Page Count: 2,156
  • Published: Bi-monthly

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