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  • It’s here! Expect many tears, intense nostalgia, beautiful letters from our listeners and a big ole dose of DJ CJ to celebrate the last four glorious years of The High Low. 

    Book tickets to the last ever High Low live show, streaming next week and raising money for Blood Cancer UK https://www.fane.co.uk/high-low

    Recommendations:

    Michaela Coel on Grounded with Louis Theroux 

    Billy Crystal on Awards Chatter 

    Pandemic at the disco playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3dW4ddgwOxj4q7XVvbOa7w?si=-xXJ81SkTLS0ZU2w9v-v3g

    Connect, by School of Life https://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/catalog/product/view/id/27526/s/connect-game/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAk53-BRD0ARIsAJuNhpu_l3AxJ_EvOq7t-mOqmwSdz2UPQc28f8ksuBh7CBf7g5bvn4t7lAAaAjScEALw_wcB

    Big Ideas for Curious Minds, by School of Life https://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/big-ideas-for-curious-minds/

    A Promised Land by Barack Obama 

    Tiny Lungs - 28 poems by Joanna Bennett 

    Small Axe by Steve McQueen, on BBC iPlayer

    Mangrove, on BBC iPlayer

     

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  • We are so thrilled to have the one and only Graham Norton on today's episode, talking all about his new novel, Home Stretch, his favourite celebrities to interview on his chat show, and the weird wonderfulness that is Eurovision. 

    Graham is The High Low's last ever author special - because the High Low will be coming to a close next week, after 4 joyous, life-changing years for us both. But before we go, we have one last LIVE show for you: the High Low Christmas LIVE will be live streamed on Vimeo at 7pm on December 8th, with all proceeds going to Blood Cancer UK, a charity that is very close to both of our hearts, in memory of Florence Kleiner and Enzo Saunt. We promise a festive extravaganza featuring a VERY special musical performance. 

    Tickets start at £10, please book yourself a ticket at: https://www.fane.co.uk/high-low.

    With special thanks to Fane Productions, and our sponsor, the eco-friendly brand Method (and their delicious pink grapefruit cleaning spray) for making this live show possible

    We will see you next week for our last ever podcast!

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    Links

    Home Stretch, by Graham Norton

    Wintering, by Katherine May

    Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen inteview by Chris Godfrey for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/nov/23/laurence-llewelyn-bowen-ive-been-trying-to-get-sacked-from-television-for-years

     

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  • Brace yourself: Emily in Paris is back for a second series. More importantly: the Christmas ads have dropped! We discuss some of them, and why a great Christmas ad doesn't actually.... have to have anything to do with Christmas.

    Also today, we discuss Maggi Hambling's controversial nude statue of founding feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Rupert Everett's new autobiography, a documentary about Vivienne Westwood and the punk movement, and we deep dive into the Princess Diana content of the last week: the two-parter on ITV, with staggering allegations made against Martin Bashir, and the new series of The Crown, starring the magnificent Emma Corrin as Diana. 

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    Links

    To The End Of The World, by Rupert Everett

    The Crown series 4 now on Netflix

    The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Princess, on ITV Player

    What I've learned from 7 years of being single, by Camille Charriere for Harper's Bazaar https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/a34587107/camille-charriere-love-in-your-30s/

    How long Covid forced me to confront my past and my identity, by Kathryn Bromwich for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/08/how-long-covid-forced-me-to-confront-my-past-and-my-identity

    Vivienne Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist 

    Candice Carty-Williams on The Adam Buxton Podcast, Glenn Close on WTF, Keir Starmer on Desert Island Discs and What Trump Might Do In His Remaining Weeks in Office on Fresh Air 

     

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  • What a week to be alive! We discuss some of the many ridiculous things that have happened, mainly on the television, during this last monumental week, plus the riveting revelating that Dr Fauci of the Coronavirus task force in the US, had a celebrity zoom to help stop the spread of misinformation during the pandemic. Plus, swans in love and what we'd call our pet tortoise. And we talk telly: The Undoing, The Queen's Gambit, Emily in Paris (again) and Been So Long, an ambitious, upifting musical rom-com starring Michaela Coel.

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    Links

    You're Wrong About podcast

    Been So Long on Netflix

    The Queens Gambit on Netflix

    The Undoing, on Sky

    Making Love With The Paint, on BBC iPlayer 

    Octavia Bright on her father being in a care home during lockdown, for The Sunday Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-can-speak-to-dad-but-i-may-never-hold-him-again-gtnq27p5s

    Modern Love in The New York Times 

    Buy There's Something About Wallace: Lockdown Love on Hampstead Heath by Louisa Green: https://www.deemclean.co.uk/swan-story/

     

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  • Are you familiar with No Nut November? Move over Movember, there's a slightly queasy new internet challenge in town. Also today, we discuss whether a burger is a sandwich, the concerning omission from the Sean Connery obituaries, and the new YouTube record-breaker. And we have an author special today with Otegha Uwagba, who came on to discuss her new long-form essay, Whites.

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    Links

    Whites, by Otegha Uwagba, out 12th November

    Sacha Baron Cohen on Fresh Air: https://www.npr.org/2012/05/21/153204627/sacha-baron-cohen-the-fresh-air-interview?t=1604443983616

    The Undoing, on Sky

    You're Wrong About, on all podcast platforms

    Ghosting stories at hardtoforget.com

     

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  • From a naturally green puppy called Pistachio, to a charming and surprising memoir by Matthew McConaughey, this week is your usual mixed bag -- including discussion of the government's abhorrent decision to stop funding free school meals for vulnerable children outside of term time (see a petition you can sign and charities you can donate to, below) and some television that has moved us. Also! A book that made Dolly's week, and Pandora's new favourite podcast.

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    Reading

    Elle Hunt on Matthew McConaughey's memoir, Greenlights, for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/26/greenlights-matthew-mcconaugheys-guide-to-life-livin-hollywood-star

    What happened when me and Kim Kardashian both turned 40? By Eva Wiseman, for The Observer https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/oct/25/what-happened-when-both-me-and-kim-kardashian-turned-40-joint-party

    Help Yourself, by Curtis Sittenfeld 

    Quite, by Claudia Winkleman

    Watching

    Enslaved on BBC iPlayer

    Maggi Hambling on BBC iPlayer

    Out Of Her Mind, on BBC iPlayer

    Listening

    You're Wrong About podcast

    Dawn French on Table Manners podcast

    Elvis Costello on The New Yorker Radio Hour podcast

    Timothy Leary on Fresh Air podcast

    Sign and donate for free school meals

    Sign Marcus Rashford's petition for free school meals for vulnerable children, here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/554276

    Charities to donate to:

    Fare Share fareshare.org 

    Feeding Britain feedingbritain.org

    Kitchen Social mayorsfundforlondon.org.uk/kitchen-social/

    The Trussell Trust trusselltrust.org

    Magic Breakfast magicbreakfast.com

     

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  • Today we discuss a love story in Venice, the new "wellness" trend of cow hugging, Matt Hancock's personal app (???) and listeners tell us what they think makes "a good deed". And some things we've been loving, including the feel good Love Life on Netflix. Plus! An exclusive, filthy extract from Joan and Jericha's new book, out on the 29th October.

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    Links

    Max Woosey's fundraising page for North Devon hospice https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/max-woosey1

    Daddy, by Emma Cline, out now

    Luster, by Raven Leilani, out in January 2021 and available for pre-order now

    Love Life, on BBC iPlayer

    Nigella Lawson on the fallacy of guilty pleasures for The Guardian: https://amp.theguardian.com/food/2020/oct/10/peanut-butter-chocolate-cake-and-vegan-gingerbread-five-new-sweet-recipes-from-nigella-lawson?__twitter_impression=true

    The role of food in Jewish celebration for Radio 4’s The Food Programme: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-food-programme/id342927791?i=1000495160731

    How My Mother and I Became Chinese Propaganda, by Jiayang Fan for The New Yorker (listen to the audio on the same link) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/14/how-my-mother-and-i-became-chinese-propaganda

    Dear Joan and Jericha: Why He Turns Away, Do’s and Don’ts from Dating to Death, out on the 29th October

     

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  • We continue our conversation about sharing grief in the aftermath of a still birth or miscarriage, with a special contribution from the grief psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE. We also discuss penguin and seahorse reproduction, a delicious piece of Hollywood gossip involving Cary Grant and Clark Gable, and - mais bien sûr - we plunge into Emily and Paris aka 2020's answer to Sex And The City and all its associated controversy.

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    Links

    10 Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, by Jaron Lanier summarised on Blinkist

    What to say to women going through miscarriage and baby loss, by Alexandra King for CNN https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/09/health/miscarriage-what-to-say-wellness/index.html

    I find myself apologising for the complex nature of my motherhood, by Sophie Beresiner for The Sunday Times Style https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sophie-beresiner-i-find-myself-apologising-for-the-complex-nature-of-my-motherhood-thqdl0b92

    Follow Sophie @motherprojectofficial and pre-order her book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mother-Project-Sophie-Beresiner/dp/0008456860

    Titting About, an Audible podcast series by French and Saunders

    Emily in Paris, on Netflix

    Everything that's wrong with Emily in Paris by an actual French person, by Marie Telling for Buzzfeed https://www.buzzfeed.com/marietelling/emily-in-paris-reviewed-by-french-person

    Would Emily's Bot actually go viral? By Rachel Handler for Vulture https://www.vulture.com/2020/10/emily-in-paris-instagram-influencers.html

    On The Rocks, at cinemas now

    Samantha Morton on Desert Island Discs, Radio 4

    Floella Benjamin on Desert Island Discs, Radio 4

     

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  • We discuss Chrissy Teigen's social media posts about the death of her baby Jack, and the judgement around public grief. Also today, we dissect a list of words and phrases facing expiration (40% of under 30s don't know what "getting sozzled" means) and the fascinating docu-drama, The Social Dilemma. Plus, Pandora falls in love with a film called Rocks, and Dolly has a(nother) Springsteen moment.

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    Links

    If Chrissy Teigen wants to share the agony of losing her baby, let her, by Barbara Ellen for The Observer https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/03/if-chrissy-teigen-wants-to-share-the-agony-of-losing-her-baby-let-her

    Why Chrissy Teigen's story is so helpful to other women, by Jennifer Handt for WBUR https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2020/10/06/miscarriage-pregnancy-loss-chrissy-teigen-jennifer-handt 

    The Social Dilemma, on Netflix

    Rocks, on general release and now on Netflix

    Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, by Jaron Lanier (2018)

    A Life in The Day interview with Tom Hollander for The Sunday Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tom-hollander-on-sleeping-pills-and-hugging-pillows-jrg892zl9

    Bruce Springsteen: From My Home To Yours, on BBC Sounds 

    Once Were Brothers on Amazon Video 

    Robbie Williams on The Adam Buxton Podcast 

    The Duchess on Netflix

    Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020 on demand https://cheltenhamliteraturefestival.com/box-office/

     

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  • This year has seen even our closest friendships turn into long-distance ones; what is the impact - and the thought spirals - of your A-list friends becoming peripheral specks in your vision? We discuss, with a funny and thought-provoking piece by Katie Heaney for The Cut. Also today, we natter about how to mend a broken heart, and the evolving nature of romantic relationships, with a special reading from the author Nick Hornby.

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    Links

    Are All My Friends Mad At Me? By Katie Heaney, for The Cut https://www.thecut.com/2020/09/are-all-my-friends-mad-at-me.html

    High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby

    Schitt's Creek, on Netflix

    Guys We Fucked - Heartbreak Is Universal? with Guy Winch https://luminary.link/8lCmg8hebab

    The Psychology of Friendship, by Mahzad Hojjit

    Us, on BBC iPlayer

    Safe Spaces for Black Women, created by Leyla Hussein https://gf.me/u/y2khxi

    Dawn French's Desert Island Discs, 2012 on Radio 4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pf6dx

    The Wife, by Meg Wolitzer

     

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  • Doll's Polls is back, with a strange fact about what heterosexual women most look for, in a man. A handsome face? A tight tush? Nope -- quite frankly, you'll never guess. We also discuss a beautiful ode from a coupled-up woman to her single friends, Matt Haig's new book about finding hope in the lives you could have lived, and a couple of our favourite comedy shows by women.

    And - deep breath - we dive into the issues raised by a personal essay penned by the model and actor Emily Ratajkowski, that blew up certain parts of the internet this week, about who owns a public image. We address women's bodies and the ethics of sharing in the age of Instagram, with a side order of choice feminism. You can share your thoughts with us via e-mail -- we're sure you'll have a few.

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    Links

    Emily Ratajkowski on reclaiming her own image, for New York magazine https://www.thecut.com/article/emily-ratajkowski-owning-my-image-essay.html

    The Emily Ratajkowski effect, by Haley Nahman for her Maybe Baby newsletter https://haleynahman.substack.com/p/24-the-cult-of-emily-ratajkowski

    The Duchess, on Netflix

    RBG, on Netflix

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg's death means pro-choicers have a fight on their hands, by Zoe Williams for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/22/ruth-bader-ginsburg-pro-choicers-abortion-us-presidential-election

    Tracks, on BBC Sounds

    The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig, out now

    This Way Up on All4 

    Seven Pledges to My Single Friends by Caroline O’Donoghue https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/arid-40048532.html

     

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  • In today's episode we discuss news of the telly: decade-defining reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, is ending after 20 seasons; US soap The Bold & The Beautiful are using dummies in their snogging scenes; and most depressingly and shamefully, Ofcom have received 22,000 (15,600 at the time of record) complaints over dance troupe Diversity's moving dance rendition of George Floyd's death on Britain's Got Talent. 

    Also today, we discuss the joy of a buffet (with an excerpt from new book In The Kitchen read by Joel Golby), the world's first ever A.I. model agency and the emergence of lockdown literature, featuring Zadie Smith's booklet of essays, Intimations. 

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    Links

    Intimations by Zadie Smith

    Zadie Smith on Adam Buxton podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ep-130-zadie-smith/id1040481893?i=1000487206444?i=1000487206444

    In The Kitchen: essays on food and life https://www.waterstones.com/book/in-the-kitchen/yemisi-aribisala/joel-golby/9781911547662

    Is this the end of the buffet? by Joel Golby https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/sep/13/joel-golby-end-of-the-buffet-in-covid-19

    Keeping up with the Kardashians is ending. What does it all mean? by Rosa Lyster https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/13/keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-ending-reality-tv

     

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  • We reminisce over garage music (without being entirely sure what officially defines a garage track), discuss the dicey new Dettol ad that's got everyone's knickers in a twist and why we both felt ashamed when we read Gwyneth Paltrow's recent piece about the trauma of her 'conscious uncoupling', ten years ago.

    Plus, the sensitive and moving BBC drama about a life never lived, Anthony; a brilliant pocket-sized book on race by Ijeoma Oluo; and Dolly's favourite show, Circus of Books, about a famous gay pornography and bookshop of the 1980s.

    Oh! And Dolly's solved the mystery of Francesco - her long-term house ghost. You're welcome.

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    Links

    Gwyneth Paltrow on her experience of conscious uncoupling https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/gwyneth-paltrow-conscious-uncoupling

    Circus of Books, on Netflix

    So You Want To Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

    Anthony, on BBC iPlayer

    Bella Mackie on the joy of small purchases for British Vogue, https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/new-shopping-habits

     

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  • We back! And it's the old mixed bag of content: from grubby gussets to bathroom-heavy mansions in WeHo, via a revisitation of our noughties book shelves. Links below, you know what to do.

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    Watching/ listening

    Mrs America on Netflix

    Selling Sunset on Netflix

    Shagged Married Annoyed on all podcast apps

    Jim Nicholson on Fresh Air https://www.npr.org/2019/03/01/698908276/fresh-air-remembers-philadelphia-daily-news-obituary-writer-jim-nicholson?t=1598993655688

    Reading

    The Confession by Jessie Burton

    Dominicana by Angie Cruz

    Lost To The Virus, a series for The Guardian by Sirin Kale 

    26a by Diana Evans

    Two Lives by Vikram Seth

    'Heirlooms' a short story by Bryan Washington for The New Yorker

    More Than A Woman by Caitlin Moran 

    High Fidelity by Nick Hornby 

    How to Live On 24 Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett 

     

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  • It’s our last episode of the season - and boy, do we have a bumper episode for you. In this week’s show we discuss what Twitter’s failure to suspend Wiley says about our failure to combat anti-semitism (and what you can do to help), the graphic and glorious podcast of the year, Brown Girls Do It Too, Kiley Reid’s incisive and compulsively readable novel Such A Fun Age and an author special with the inspiring and thought-provoking columnist and author of We Need New Stories, Nesrine Malik about why we must resist cultural myths. Plus, some newsletters to subscribe to right now, and an Ask The High Low question about dating after cancer. We’ll be back in early September! 

    E-mail: thehighlowshow@gmail.com (but please do note the inbox will be unmanned for August)

    Tweet: @thehighlowshow

    Shop: thehighlowshop.com where 100% proceeds go to charity - 50% to Black Minds Matter and 50% to Freedom Charity 

    Links

    Following/ signing

    @geraldstratfor3 on Twitter 

    Sign the petition for Wiley to have his MBE removed 

    https://www.change.org/p/parliament-remove-wileys-mbe?recruiter=136977510&recruited_by_id=853bea40-b288-0130-c64a-3c764e051fd7-23699423-en-gb%3A2

    Write to honours.cabinetoffice@gov.uk to request the removal of Wiley’s MBE 

    Reading

    The Waiting Room, a newsletter by Amelia Tait 

    https://t.co/K354wEstO1?amp=1

    Sidenotes, a newsletter by Sophie Wilkinson 

    https://t.co/8Tktq491Lh?amp=1

    The Red Hand Files, a newsletter by Nick Cave 

    https://www.theredhandfiles.com

    The Meander, a newsletter by Dolly Alderton 

    https://t.co/1oQyVWIXz4?amp=1

    Such A Fun Age, by Kiley Reid

    We Need New Stories, by Nesrine Malik

    Hot Little Hands, by Abigail Ulman 

    Listening/ watching 

    Brown Girls Do It Too, on BBC Sounds

    In Writing podcast, by Hattie Crisell

    Call My Agent, on Netflix 

     

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  • We dig further into the cultural conversation around parenting, courtesy of masses of feedback from our listeners on last week's ep and a thoughtful piece on same-sex parenting. Also today: Taffy Brodesser-Akner's short story, Dolly's favourite new dating columnist, a novel that delves into the foibles as much as the grand themes of old age, and why people are happier by the sea. And we introduce our new charitable outlets for The High Low shop.

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    Links

    The Weekend, by Charlotte Wood

    A Curious Career by Lynn Barber 

    Taffy Brodesser Akner's short story https://www.thecut.com/2020/07/fleishman-is-in-lockdown-a-story-by-taffy-brodesser-akner.html

    Annie Lorde's dating column for Vogue https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/sexting

    What adopting as a same-sex couple taught us, by Ben Fergusson for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jul/18/mums-day-off-is-it-what-adopting-as-a-same-sex-couple-taught-us

    orchidproject.org

    blackmindsmatteruk.com

     

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  • Today we discuss how motherhood and child-free women are culturally discussed and pitted against one another, referencing podcasts, a journalistic series and Emma Gannon's new novel, Olive, along the way. We also answer an Ask The High Low from a woman whose partner wants children, but she's worried about how pregnancy, birth and motherhood may affect her mental health.

    Also today, we talk about a candid interview with Thandie Newton, where the actor reflects on a 30 year career often rife with micro-aggressions and misogyny, Nick Hornby's new novel and recommend two social and mentorship networks: City Girl Network and The Black Agents and Editors Group, for people of African descent working in publishing or media.

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    Links

    https://www.goclimate.com

    Reading

    Olive by Emma Gannon

    Just Like You by Nick Hornby 

    Thandie Newton interview by E Alex Jung for Vulture https://www.vulture.com/article/thandie-newton-in-conversation.html

    Michaela Cole interview by E Alex Jung for Vulture https://www.vulture.com/article/michaela-coel-i-may-destroy-you.html

    'Am I willing to risk my mental health to have a baby?' by Bella Mackie for The Sunday Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bella-mackie-am-i-willing-to-risk-my-mental-health-to-have-a-baby-36pvzdl50

    Guardian US series on being child-free https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/series/childfree

    Listening/ watching

    Helen Mirren on WTF with Marc Maron

    Sian Harries and Grace Dent are ambivalent about motherhood https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jd32d

    Networks, petitions and mentorship

    City Girls Network https://citygirlnetwork.com

    The Black Agents and Editors Group https://blackagentsandeditors.com

    Sign the petition to protect free hospital parking for NHS staff https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-free-parking-at-work-for-all-nhs-staff?recruiter=60114810&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=11bcc65d09ce4da697c7beddfbe0a4f7&recruited_by_id=2c992f50-ed5e-0130-e2cf-3c764e044346

     

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  • The pubs have opened; but why is the beauty sector still in lockdown? Also today, we discuss the slew of videos of children interrupting their parents during a pandemic, a new book about love and loneliness in 1950s suburbia, and a deep-dive into Nora Ephron. And Dolly interviews the brilliant former doctor, comic and writer, Adam Kay, about a new book he has edited, Dear NHS: 100 Stories To Say Thank You.

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    Links

    Small Pleasures, by Clare Chambers, out now

    The Old Man, by Roger Angel https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/02/17/old-man-3

    Everything Is Copy, on NOW TV via Sky Documentaries

    Dear NHS: A Collection of 100 Stories To Say Thank You, edited by Adam Kay - out 9th July

     

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  • Wishing you were at Glastonbury? Get stuck into Zing Tseng's piece, instead. Ruby Tandoh reads us an excerpt of her beautiful piece on quitting, and we discuss why quitting is not just a physical act - but a state of mind. Also today: a Doll's Polls on first date turn-offs (verdict: most of them are unavoidable), a hilarious analysis by Diyora Shadijanova of what Gen Z'ers really think about millennials (verdict: old and boring), plus a great primer on white privilege by Robin DiAngelo and Channel 4's documentary, The School That Tried To End Racism. 

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    Links

    Zing Tseng on festivals for Vice https://www.vice.com/amp/en_uk/article/4ayagj/what-i-miss-festivals-glastonbury

    Ruby Tandoh on the art of quitting for WePresent https://wepresent.wetransfer.com/story/work-sucks-i-know-ruby-tandoh/

    Eat Up, by Ruby Tandoh

    What Gen Z'ers think about millennials, by Diyora Shadijanova https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/4ay3gw/what-gen-z-thinks-of-millennials?

    Why “I’m not racist” is only half the story, by Robin DiAngelo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzLT54QjclA&feature=emb_title  

    The School That Tried To End Racism, on Channel 4od

    Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations: Ellen DeGeneres Comes Out https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ellen-degeneres-comes-out/id1264843400?i=1000475900203

    Desert Island Discs - Chili Bouchier https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0093nxc  

    The Great Godden, by Meg Rosoff

     

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  • Mmmm get that yeasty pong. Today we recall the wisdom of Zadie Smith, chat more about the jaw-dropping drama that is Michaela Coel's I May Destroy You, discuss Naoise Dolan's piece on how autism has shaped her work and recommend Munroe Bergdorf's Table Manners interview. We also drop a lot of not entirely irrelevant but mostly random animal facts - including the retirement of Diego, the Warren Beatty of tortoises. Plus, an Ask The High Low about what to do when you're single, and none of your coupled up friends understand.

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    Links

    A Ladder To The Sky 

    How Being Diagnosed with Autism Changed My Life, by Naoise Dolan for The Sunday Times Style https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/naoise-dolan-how-being-diagnosed-with-autism-aged-27-changed-my-life-lc9f7bzp0

    I May Destroy You, on BBC iPlayer

    Arena: Desert Island Discs 1982 on BBC iPlayer

    Big Brother: Best Shows Ever on 4OD

    Zadie Smith on Literary Friction 

    Munroe Bergdorf on Table Manners

     

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