Katie B. Edwards

Author and Broadcaster



Katie B. Edwards is an author and broadcaster from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. 

She has a first class degree and a PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Sheffield, where she also worked as an academic from 2012-2020, teaching and researching the role of religion in contemporary culture. 

She continues her academic interests as a Visiting Research Fellow at The University of Chester 2021-2024.

Katie has written widely for the press, and her work has featured in The Guardian, The TelegraphThe i NewspaperThe Independent, The Conversation, The Washington Post and Newsweek.


Her radio credits include the award-winning and critically acclaimed 2018 Lent Talk ‘Silence of the Lamb’, which Katie wrote and presented.


She has also presented several episodes of Beyond Belief, a long-running series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world, and the ‘Yorkshire Poets’ episode of Tongue and Talk, both on BBC Radio 4.​


Katie is represented by Jon Wood at Rogers, Coleridge and White Literary Agency.

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BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief

Episodes presented by Katie Edwards

Dr Katie Edwards looks at the way different religions have embraced the digital world during lockdown from Covid-19.

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BBC Radio 4 Tongue and Talk

The Yorkshire Poets

Presented by Katie Edwards

Produced by Made in Manchester

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Katie Edwards Receives Broadcasting Award

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BBC Radio 4 Lent Talks 2018

The Silence of the Lamb

Written and presented by Katie Edwards, produced by Rosie Dawson


Grammar Pedantry and Accent Prejudice

Lexis Podcast

 Jacky, Dan, Lisa and Matthew talk to Dr Katie Edwards about grammar pedantry, accent shaming and why ‘grammar nazis’ need to get a life (and a new name). Warning: this episode contains some explicit language!


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#SheToo Podcast Series

The Bible Society

Award-winning podcast series produced by Rosie Dawson.

The story of Hagar is the most well-known of the passages under consideration in this series. Hagar is the slave of Abraham and Sarah who is required to bear Abraham a son, Ishmael, as a solution to the couple’s childlessness. Usually this story is read as part of the wider story about how Abraham came to be the father of two nations, through his sons Isaac and Ishmael. Here Dr Katie Edwards seeks to read the story from the perspective of Hagar.

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BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief

Religion in Soap Operas

Katie Edwards Panellist