Stuart has also hosted live coverage of Edinburgh Festival, presented at and interviewed Sir Paul McCartney at the Electric Proms, hosted at the Cambridge Folk Festival, the South-by-South West Festival and Latitude Festival.
As an author, Stuart has written a series of critically acclaimed travel inspired books including, Adventures On The High Teas: In Search of Middle England, Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North and his most recent publication Hope and Glory: The Day’s That Made Britain.
Stuart has been nominated for the Portico Literary Prize for his writing and to date, his works have sold over 250,000 copies, have featured on the Sunday Times Bestseller list and made Times Book of the Year. He is the best-selling travel author to not have a TV show tie-in with his books.
He also frequently contributes to The Radio Times, Word Magazine, The Times and The Guardian.
Stuart is also a regular voice on the radio, co-presenting the daily BBC 6 Music show, Radcliffe and Maconie with Mark Radcliffe.
He also hosts Freak Zone on 6Music on Sunday afternoons and often guest presents on BBC Radio 2.
Stuart has also presented documentaries on BBC Radio4 and written and presented many long-running shows for radio, including All Singing, All Dancing, All Night, Northern Soul, and Seven Days That Rocked The World.