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Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton

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The High Low
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The High Low

Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton

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A weekly pop-culture / news podcast brought to you by Dolly Alderton & Pandora Sykes - the former co-hosts of The Pandolly Podcast.

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Megan Phelps-Roper On Leaving The Westboro Baptist Church, AKA 'America's Most Hated Family'

EWe talk about rapper T.I.'s incredibly creepy confession that he gets his teenager daughter's hymen checked every year, what 'shitposting' really means and Emma Watson's re-naming of singledom as 'self-parternering'. And of course: there are some updates in the now legendarysegment, Dolls Polls. This week we have one of the most important and moving author specials we have ever had. Megan Phelps-Roper's memoir, Unfollow, charts her upbringing in the radical Westboro Baptist Church, a church in Kansas made famous by their shocking picketing of funerals, where they held up signs that read: God Hates Fags, and Pray For More Dead Soldiers. They were also the subject of two Louis Theroux documentaries, including the 2007, 'The Most Hated Family In America' - as WBC then became known.Megan left the church in 2012, aged 26, after her conversations with 'outsiders' on Twitter opened up an internal chasm in her faith. We talk about radicalism, indoctrination, religion and how the ideology of a binary, black and white world, is not something specific to Westboro. It defines the time that we live in, too. And Megan describes the agony of leaving her family behind with her faith. "I left the church - but never you. And never will" she writes in her epigraph to her parents. E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Links Unfollow, by Megan Phelps-Roper Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead? By Pinker, Ridley, De Botton and Gladwell By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, by Elizabeth Smart Emma Watson interviewed by Paris Lees for British Voguewww.vogue.co.uk/news/article/emma-watson-on-fame-activism-little-women What is shitposting? By Sarah Manavis for The New Statesmanhttps://www.newstatesman.com/politics/media/2019/11/what-is-shitposting-and-why-does-it-matter-bbc-brexitcast-laura-kuenssberg-got-it-wrong Cruel Intentions, on Netflix The Souvenir, on Amazon Prime Black Woman, by Twayna Mayne on BBC Soundswww.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07r9qy3 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

84 MIN4 d ago
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Megan Phelps-Roper On Leaving The Westboro Baptist Church, AKA 'America's Most Hated Family'

Obama on Wokeness & Our Love for Modern Love <3

EThis week we discuss Snapchat dysmorphia, the data-collection of period-tracking apps and why Dolly wantsto shag Autumn. Also today we discuss Obama's speech-gone-viral on wokeness - which wasn't really about wokeness but on seeking not to shame, or humiliate others, in the name ofprogress. Is there space for Obama's brand of gradualism - or do we actually need radical change? And we talk aboutAmazon Prime's Modern Love, basedon the New York Times column, which we have both fallen hook, line and sinker for - because we are but sentimental fools. E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links Modern Love on Amazon Primehttps://www.amazon.com/Modern-Love-Season-1/dp/B07VNF5351 Modern Love, Edited by Daniel Joneshttps://www.waterstones.com/book/modern-love/daniel-jones/9780307351043 One Dimensional Woman, by Nina Powerhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Dimensional-Woman-Zero-Books/dp/1846942411 Sabotage, by Emma Gannon for The Pound Projecthttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/poundproject/the-pound-project-part-six-emma-gannon Exposure, by OliviaSudjichttps://peninsulapress.co.uk/product/exposure A Woman's Beauty: Put Down or Power Source? By Susan Sontag, 1975http://www.wheelersburg.net/Downloads/Sontag.pdf Thebacklash against birth control apps, by Olivia Sudjic for The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/21/colossally-naive-backlash-birth-control-app Malaika Jabali on Obamahttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/01/does-obamas-critique-of-radical-politics-help-bring-about-the-change-he-wanted Sarah Ditum on Obamahttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/02/barack-obama-right-you-dont-change-minds-by-damning-your-opponents I walked out on my husband and kids for true love, by anon for The Sunday Times Magazinehttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-walked-out-on-my-husband-and-kids-for-true-love-and-im-not-going-to-live-with-aching-regret-8xnjkgqpd Instagram might be removing plastic surgery filters, but what about the skin lightening ones? By Ellie Abraham for gal-demhttps://gal-dem.com/instagram-might-be-removing-plastic-surgery-filters-but-what-about-the-skin-lightening-ones/ The Literary Friction podcast, episodes with Ocean Vuong and Sally Rooneyhttps://www.nts.live/shows/literaryfriction For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

69 MIN1 w ago
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Obama on Wokeness & Our Love for Modern Love <3

Soft Ghosting, Driving Lessons & An Author Special with Louise Callaghan on The Zookeeper That Defied ISIS

EWe've got facts about sloths, sea turtles and rats that drive cars. We also discuss the new terms we've learned this week - 'soft ghosting' and 'gradualism' - and Harvey Weinstein's appearance at a showcasefor emerging comics. Our authorspecial today is with award-wining journalist and The Sunday Times Middle East correspondent, Louise Callaghan, who has written a tender, funny and impactful book, Father of Lions, about the zookeeper of Mosul who kept his animals alive through the ISIS occupation of 2014-2017. We discuss the nuances of radicalism, what the west is getting wrong with the dialogue around ISIS brides and the reality of working in a warzone. What is daily life like when you're on the frontline? How do you decompress? E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Links Postmark collaboration with The Miscarriage Associationhttps://postmarkonline.co.uk/miscarriage-association-cards Father of Lions, by Louise Callaghanhttps://www.waterstones.com/book/father-of-lions/...

74 MIN2 w ago
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Soft Ghosting, Driving Lessons & An Author Special with Louise Callaghan on The Zookeeper That Defied ISIS

It's An Omnishambles! Our Fave New Words To Be Added To The OED

EWe discuss Extinction Rebellion, Meghan and Harry's African tour documentary for ITV and Deborah Orr, the brilliant journalistwho sadly died this week. And it's our favourite time of year: that time when The OED adds its new words into the dictionary. 2019's additions include 'omnishambles', 'nomophobia' and 'simples'. We unpick the good, the bag and the ugly new entries. The High Low is currently on tour! The next High Low Experience tour date is Monday 28th October in Manchester. For more info:https://www.fane.co.uk/our-shows/the-high-low-experience E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, for ITVhttps://www.itv.com/hub/harry-meghan-an-african-journey/2a7842a0001 The creator of 90s anxiety unpicks the appeal of his 5 most popular posts, for Man Repellerhttps://www.manrepeller.com/2019/10/90s-anxiety-instagram-nostalgia.html The sadness of miscarriage can build up like soot, by Lucy Pavia for The Evening Standardhttps://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/health/the-sadness-of-miscarriage-can-build-up-like-soot-baby-loss-awareness-week-a4259591.html The essays of Rebecca Solnithttp://rebeccasolnit.net/books/ Bernadine Evaristo on black female writershttps://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/19/bernadine-evaristo-what-a-time-to-be-a-black-british-womxn-writer Deborah Orrhttps://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/28/second-thoughts-rational-decisions-brexit-trump?__twitter_impression=true https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/26/nhs-health-service-britain https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/06/in-praise-of-lunchtime-drinking https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/inews.co.uk/opinion/columnists/sally-challen-appeal-coercive-control-95229%3famp https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/media/2019/oct/21/deborah-orr-obituary Anita O’Day on Fresh Air https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/fresh-air/id214089682?i=1000454020504 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

78 MIN3 w ago
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It's An Omnishambles! Our Fave New Words To Be Added To The OED

We've Only Gone And Done It: A Deep-Dive Into Wagatha Christie

EThe chicken nugget Reddit scandal and our favourite polls from the week including what is no longer selling in shops (drones and suspenders) and what not to say on a date. And of course, it's the Wagatha Christie scandal. Coleen Rooney masked as Poirot outed fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy as the person she believed to be leaking false stories about her to the tabloids. Coleen social's media post went viral and soon Netflix were wondering if they should launch a series about it, Keira Knightley offered to play Coleen, and Paul Rudd just looked baffled. How and why did this story gather such extraordinary reach? Is it anything to do with feminism? What does it say about the way celebrities now use social media? And our perception of WAGs? And DID SHE DO IT? The High Low is now on tour - thank you to everyone who came to the Barbican on the 12th, see some more of you in Dublin on the 20th! E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Links Ronan Farrowinterview, by Emma Brockes for Th...

69 MINOCT 16
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We've Only Gone And Done It: A Deep-Dive Into Wagatha Christie

Prince Harry's Letter To The Tabloids; & Do Brits Spend Money On Being Polite?

EIt's a big week for the food chains: Pizza Express - every millennial's favourite nostalgic restaurant - is in chronic debt; and Rory Stewart has pledged allegiance to Pret. We talk loos and why women spend 2.3 times as long in the loo as men, the return of our favourite podcast, Dear Joan and Jericha, Jason Donovan's turn as a fire fighter and Rod Stewart's heroic move, after a couple's wedding was scuppered by the Thomas Cook crash. Also today, Prince Harry's letter to the tabloids and Meghan's lawsuit against The Mail on Sunday, about the paparazzi bullying of his wife, Meghan (and the leaking of Thomas Markle's letter) which he compares to the plight of his mother, Princess Diana and calls, "history repeating itself". The royal biographers are muttering into their bone china tea cups, but is his voluble emotion - and fury - justified, or will it prove counter-productive? And Dolly has found a poll about politeness. Do British people spend more money on being polite? E-mailthehig...

71 MINOCT 8
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Prince Harry's Letter To The Tabloids; & Do Brits Spend Money On Being Polite?

An Author Special With Drag Queen Amrou Al-Kadhi

EGreta Thunberg gave an emotional speech at the UN Climate Summit in NYC, Sally Challen did her first video interview about emotional abuse and coercive control to Sky News since she was cleared of murdering her husband in July and Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberrybecame Dolly's new hero after her vibey turn at the Labour party conference. In shocking news, the inventor of the labradoodle has admitted that he regrets creating the hybrid dog and Demi Moore has released a sizzling autobiography about her marriageto Ashton Kutcher. This week we have an author special with Amrou Al-Kadhi. The Iraqi-Brit drag queen known as Glamrou of the drag troupe Denim, they are the author of a new coming-of-age memoir,Unicorn, about navigating a queer identity within a religion that considers homosexuality a crime. They talk about intersectionality, family, the act of transforming pain into pleasure via drag, discovering Sufism and seeking acceptance. The High Low Experience starts next week ...

72 MINOCT 2
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An Author Special With Drag Queen Amrou Al-Kadhi

Digital Etiquette (& Why We Need It); & Male Vs Female Vanity

EIt’s a riot of celebrity news this week: Madonna, J-Lo and Brad n Leo’s sarnie dates. Whole gang’s here. Plus: Mark Ronson’s sapiosexuality, Fleabag’s Emmy sweep, Thomas Cook’s crash and Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal. Also this week: we discuss male vs female vanity (klaxon: men look in the mirror more than women) and Debrett’s etiquette guide for Facebook messenger. What does this (slightly hilarious) meeting of minds tell us about how desperately we need digital etiquette? We discuss online communication in the age of the constant feedback loop. We’re going on tour and we want your stories! Send us your best yarns - funny, moving, shocking, riveting - to the e-mail address below. And for those of you who still want tickets to The High Low Experience - there are a few left for our Manchester show:www.faneproductions.com/our-shows/the-high-low-experience E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links Talking To Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell State of the Un...

64 MINSEP 24
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Digital Etiquette (& Why We Need It); & Male Vs Female Vanity

She Said; Once Upon A Time In Hollywood; & The Personal Essay That 'Broke' The Internet

EIt's always good to start with a jolly, and this time we've found a woman who wore a dinosaur costume to her sister's wedding. Also today, we play a clip from Chanel Miller, the "Emily Doe" of the Brock Turner sexual assault case, whose memoir is soon to be published, and discuss the shocking news that domestic abuse is at a 5-year high in the UK. This week Pandora has devoured She Said, the book by the Pulitzer prizewinning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey who broke the Harvey Weinstein story, followed by that of Christine Blasey Ford. We discuss their impact on MeToo, *that* leaked Lisa Bloom memo and their thoughts on the Believe All Women hashtag. We also discuss Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Tarantino's fictional re-telling of the Manson murders and the personal essay that 'broke' the internet: by the Instagram ghost-writer, Natalie Beach, which we received an unprecedented amount of requests to cover. What does the enthusiasm for this story - it was in the UK's top 5 tweets - tell us about female friendship, schadenfreude and emotional exposure in the internet age? ALSO: WE NEED YOUR STORIES! As part of The High Low Experience, we want to include your best stories: your funniest, saddest, weirdest, most shocking, interesting, moving - stories that have been passed down/ along through friends, family, the pub.Please e-mail:thehighlowshow@gmail.com.Send us your best yarns. Recommendations She Said, by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Know My Name, by Chanel Miller (out Sept 24th) The White Album by Joan Didion Bolder by Helen Cathcart and Dominique Afacan The story of Caroline Calloway and her ghost writer, Natalie Beach, for The Cuthttps://bit.ly/2mbLY3j The complicated ethics of publishing personal essays online, by Micha Frazer-Carroll for gal-demhttps://bit.ly/2kmG9iR The con-artist and her mark, by Sarah Ditum for The Guardianhttps://bit.ly/2m1gRXN An interview with Natalie Beach, by Jonah Engel Bromwich for The New York Timeshttps://nyti.ms/2kj2k9E The pain of clearing out my parents' house, by Janice Turner for The Timeshttps://bit.ly/2kjnK6q Interview with Kantor and Twohey on NPR's Fresh Airhttps://n.pr/2kD2icN For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

78 MINSEP 18
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She Said; Once Upon A Time In Hollywood; & The Personal Essay That 'Broke' The Internet

An Author Special on Being The Other Mother with Comedian Jen Brister

Dolly's found an emotional support horse called Flirty; Pandora is in love with a Twitter thread about what it was really like to work in HMV. And - gird your loins - Thatcher Wine has done his FIRST INTERVIEW. It's predictably surreal. Today we host comedian Jen Brister, the author of The Other Mother, published by Square Peg at Penguin Random House, about same sex relationships and being not the biological mother to her twin boys, but "the other one". We talk parenthood, partnership and the pressure of having to come out all over again, as a gay mother. E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links The Other Mother, by Jen Bristerhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1116917/the-other-mother/9781910931967 The Testaments, by Margaret Atwoodhttps://www.waterstones.com/book/the-testaments/9781784742324 Thatcher Wine interview by Hilary Reid for The Cuthttps://www.thecut.com/2019/09/thatcher-wine-juniper-books.html Anthony Ekundayo Lennon interview on being accused of 'passing'...

80 MINSEP 11
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An Author Special on Being The Other Mother with Comedian Jen Brister

Latest Episodes

Megan Phelps-Roper On Leaving The Westboro Baptist Church, AKA 'America's Most Hated Family'

EWe talk about rapper T.I.'s incredibly creepy confession that he gets his teenager daughter's hymen checked every year, what 'shitposting' really means and Emma Watson's re-naming of singledom as 'self-parternering'. And of course: there are some updates in the now legendarysegment, Dolls Polls. This week we have one of the most important and moving author specials we have ever had. Megan Phelps-Roper's memoir, Unfollow, charts her upbringing in the radical Westboro Baptist Church, a church in Kansas made famous by their shocking picketing of funerals, where they held up signs that read: God Hates Fags, and Pray For More Dead Soldiers. They were also the subject of two Louis Theroux documentaries, including the 2007, 'The Most Hated Family In America' - as WBC then became known.Megan left the church in 2012, aged 26, after her conversations with 'outsiders' on Twitter opened up an internal chasm in her faith. We talk about radicalism, indoctrination, religion and how the ideology of a binary, black and white world, is not something specific to Westboro. It defines the time that we live in, too. And Megan describes the agony of leaving her family behind with her faith. "I left the church - but never you. And never will" she writes in her epigraph to her parents. E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Links Unfollow, by Megan Phelps-Roper Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead? By Pinker, Ridley, De Botton and Gladwell By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, by Elizabeth Smart Emma Watson interviewed by Paris Lees for British Voguewww.vogue.co.uk/news/article/emma-watson-on-fame-activism-little-women What is shitposting? By Sarah Manavis for The New Statesmanhttps://www.newstatesman.com/politics/media/2019/11/what-is-shitposting-and-why-does-it-matter-bbc-brexitcast-laura-kuenssberg-got-it-wrong Cruel Intentions, on Netflix The Souvenir, on Amazon Prime Black Woman, by Twayna Mayne on BBC Soundswww.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07r9qy3 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

84 MIN4 d ago
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Megan Phelps-Roper On Leaving The Westboro Baptist Church, AKA 'America's Most Hated Family'

Obama on Wokeness & Our Love for Modern Love <3

EThis week we discuss Snapchat dysmorphia, the data-collection of period-tracking apps and why Dolly wantsto shag Autumn. Also today we discuss Obama's speech-gone-viral on wokeness - which wasn't really about wokeness but on seeking not to shame, or humiliate others, in the name ofprogress. Is there space for Obama's brand of gradualism - or do we actually need radical change? And we talk aboutAmazon Prime's Modern Love, basedon the New York Times column, which we have both fallen hook, line and sinker for - because we are but sentimental fools. E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links Modern Love on Amazon Primehttps://www.amazon.com/Modern-Love-Season-1/dp/B07VNF5351 Modern Love, Edited by Daniel Joneshttps://www.waterstones.com/book/modern-love/daniel-jones/9780307351043 One Dimensional Woman, by Nina Powerhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Dimensional-Woman-Zero-Books/dp/1846942411 Sabotage, by Emma Gannon for The Pound Projecthttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/poundproject/the-pound-project-part-six-emma-gannon Exposure, by OliviaSudjichttps://peninsulapress.co.uk/product/exposure A Woman's Beauty: Put Down or Power Source? By Susan Sontag, 1975http://www.wheelersburg.net/Downloads/Sontag.pdf Thebacklash against birth control apps, by Olivia Sudjic for The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/21/colossally-naive-backlash-birth-control-app Malaika Jabali on Obamahttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/01/does-obamas-critique-of-radical-politics-help-bring-about-the-change-he-wanted Sarah Ditum on Obamahttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/02/barack-obama-right-you-dont-change-minds-by-damning-your-opponents I walked out on my husband and kids for true love, by anon for The Sunday Times Magazinehttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-walked-out-on-my-husband-and-kids-for-true-love-and-im-not-going-to-live-with-aching-regret-8xnjkgqpd Instagram might be removing plastic surgery filters, but what about the skin lightening ones? By Ellie Abraham for gal-demhttps://gal-dem.com/instagram-might-be-removing-plastic-surgery-filters-but-what-about-the-skin-lightening-ones/ The Literary Friction podcast, episodes with Ocean Vuong and Sally Rooneyhttps://www.nts.live/shows/literaryfriction For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

69 MIN1 w ago
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Obama on Wokeness & Our Love for Modern Love <3

Soft Ghosting, Driving Lessons & An Author Special with Louise Callaghan on The Zookeeper That Defied ISIS

EWe've got facts about sloths, sea turtles and rats that drive cars. We also discuss the new terms we've learned this week - 'soft ghosting' and 'gradualism' - and Harvey Weinstein's appearance at a showcasefor emerging comics. Our authorspecial today is with award-wining journalist and The Sunday Times Middle East correspondent, Louise Callaghan, who has written a tender, funny and impactful book, Father of Lions, about the zookeeper of Mosul who kept his animals alive through the ISIS occupation of 2014-2017. We discuss the nuances of radicalism, what the west is getting wrong with the dialogue around ISIS brides and the reality of working in a warzone. What is daily life like when you're on the frontline? How do you decompress? E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Links Postmark collaboration with The Miscarriage Associationhttps://postmarkonline.co.uk/miscarriage-association-cards Father of Lions, by Louise Callaghanhttps://www.waterstones.com/book/father-of-lions/...

74 MIN2 w ago
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Soft Ghosting, Driving Lessons & An Author Special with Louise Callaghan on The Zookeeper That Defied ISIS

It's An Omnishambles! Our Fave New Words To Be Added To The OED

EWe discuss Extinction Rebellion, Meghan and Harry's African tour documentary for ITV and Deborah Orr, the brilliant journalistwho sadly died this week. And it's our favourite time of year: that time when The OED adds its new words into the dictionary. 2019's additions include 'omnishambles', 'nomophobia' and 'simples'. We unpick the good, the bag and the ugly new entries. The High Low is currently on tour! The next High Low Experience tour date is Monday 28th October in Manchester. For more info:https://www.fane.co.uk/our-shows/the-high-low-experience E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, for ITVhttps://www.itv.com/hub/harry-meghan-an-african-journey/2a7842a0001 The creator of 90s anxiety unpicks the appeal of his 5 most popular posts, for Man Repellerhttps://www.manrepeller.com/2019/10/90s-anxiety-instagram-nostalgia.html The sadness of miscarriage can build up like soot, by Lucy Pavia for The Evening Standardhttps://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/health/the-sadness-of-miscarriage-can-build-up-like-soot-baby-loss-awareness-week-a4259591.html The essays of Rebecca Solnithttp://rebeccasolnit.net/books/ Bernadine Evaristo on black female writershttps://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/19/bernadine-evaristo-what-a-time-to-be-a-black-british-womxn-writer Deborah Orrhttps://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/28/second-thoughts-rational-decisions-brexit-trump?__twitter_impression=true https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/26/nhs-health-service-britain https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/06/in-praise-of-lunchtime-drinking https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/inews.co.uk/opinion/columnists/sally-challen-appeal-coercive-control-95229%3famp https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/media/2019/oct/21/deborah-orr-obituary Anita O’Day on Fresh Air https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/fresh-air/id214089682?i=1000454020504 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

78 MIN3 w ago
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It's An Omnishambles! Our Fave New Words To Be Added To The OED

We've Only Gone And Done It: A Deep-Dive Into Wagatha Christie

EThe chicken nugget Reddit scandal and our favourite polls from the week including what is no longer selling in shops (drones and suspenders) and what not to say on a date. And of course, it's the Wagatha Christie scandal. Coleen Rooney masked as Poirot outed fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy as the person she believed to be leaking false stories about her to the tabloids. Coleen social's media post went viral and soon Netflix were wondering if they should launch a series about it, Keira Knightley offered to play Coleen, and Paul Rudd just looked baffled. How and why did this story gather such extraordinary reach? Is it anything to do with feminism? What does it say about the way celebrities now use social media? And our perception of WAGs? And DID SHE DO IT? The High Low is now on tour - thank you to everyone who came to the Barbican on the 12th, see some more of you in Dublin on the 20th! E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Links Ronan Farrowinterview, by Emma Brockes for Th...

69 MINOCT 16
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We've Only Gone And Done It: A Deep-Dive Into Wagatha Christie

Prince Harry's Letter To The Tabloids; & Do Brits Spend Money On Being Polite?

EIt's a big week for the food chains: Pizza Express - every millennial's favourite nostalgic restaurant - is in chronic debt; and Rory Stewart has pledged allegiance to Pret. We talk loos and why women spend 2.3 times as long in the loo as men, the return of our favourite podcast, Dear Joan and Jericha, Jason Donovan's turn as a fire fighter and Rod Stewart's heroic move, after a couple's wedding was scuppered by the Thomas Cook crash. Also today, Prince Harry's letter to the tabloids and Meghan's lawsuit against The Mail on Sunday, about the paparazzi bullying of his wife, Meghan (and the leaking of Thomas Markle's letter) which he compares to the plight of his mother, Princess Diana and calls, "history repeating itself". The royal biographers are muttering into their bone china tea cups, but is his voluble emotion - and fury - justified, or will it prove counter-productive? And Dolly has found a poll about politeness. Do British people spend more money on being polite? E-mailthehig...

71 MINOCT 8
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Prince Harry's Letter To The Tabloids; & Do Brits Spend Money On Being Polite?

An Author Special With Drag Queen Amrou Al-Kadhi

EGreta Thunberg gave an emotional speech at the UN Climate Summit in NYC, Sally Challen did her first video interview about emotional abuse and coercive control to Sky News since she was cleared of murdering her husband in July and Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberrybecame Dolly's new hero after her vibey turn at the Labour party conference. In shocking news, the inventor of the labradoodle has admitted that he regrets creating the hybrid dog and Demi Moore has released a sizzling autobiography about her marriageto Ashton Kutcher. This week we have an author special with Amrou Al-Kadhi. The Iraqi-Brit drag queen known as Glamrou of the drag troupe Denim, they are the author of a new coming-of-age memoir,Unicorn, about navigating a queer identity within a religion that considers homosexuality a crime. They talk about intersectionality, family, the act of transforming pain into pleasure via drag, discovering Sufism and seeking acceptance. The High Low Experience starts next week ...

72 MINOCT 2
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An Author Special With Drag Queen Amrou Al-Kadhi

Digital Etiquette (& Why We Need It); & Male Vs Female Vanity

EIt’s a riot of celebrity news this week: Madonna, J-Lo and Brad n Leo’s sarnie dates. Whole gang’s here. Plus: Mark Ronson’s sapiosexuality, Fleabag’s Emmy sweep, Thomas Cook’s crash and Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal. Also this week: we discuss male vs female vanity (klaxon: men look in the mirror more than women) and Debrett’s etiquette guide for Facebook messenger. What does this (slightly hilarious) meeting of minds tell us about how desperately we need digital etiquette? We discuss online communication in the age of the constant feedback loop. We’re going on tour and we want your stories! Send us your best yarns - funny, moving, shocking, riveting - to the e-mail address below. And for those of you who still want tickets to The High Low Experience - there are a few left for our Manchester show:www.faneproductions.com/our-shows/the-high-low-experience E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links Talking To Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell State of the Un...

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Digital Etiquette (& Why We Need It); & Male Vs Female Vanity

She Said; Once Upon A Time In Hollywood; & The Personal Essay That 'Broke' The Internet

EIt's always good to start with a jolly, and this time we've found a woman who wore a dinosaur costume to her sister's wedding. Also today, we play a clip from Chanel Miller, the "Emily Doe" of the Brock Turner sexual assault case, whose memoir is soon to be published, and discuss the shocking news that domestic abuse is at a 5-year high in the UK. This week Pandora has devoured She Said, the book by the Pulitzer prizewinning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey who broke the Harvey Weinstein story, followed by that of Christine Blasey Ford. We discuss their impact on MeToo, *that* leaked Lisa Bloom memo and their thoughts on the Believe All Women hashtag. We also discuss Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Tarantino's fictional re-telling of the Manson murders and the personal essay that 'broke' the internet: by the Instagram ghost-writer, Natalie Beach, which we received an unprecedented amount of requests to cover. What does the enthusiasm for this story - it was in the UK's top 5 tweets - tell us about female friendship, schadenfreude and emotional exposure in the internet age? ALSO: WE NEED YOUR STORIES! As part of The High Low Experience, we want to include your best stories: your funniest, saddest, weirdest, most shocking, interesting, moving - stories that have been passed down/ along through friends, family, the pub.Please e-mail:thehighlowshow@gmail.com.Send us your best yarns. Recommendations She Said, by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Know My Name, by Chanel Miller (out Sept 24th) The White Album by Joan Didion Bolder by Helen Cathcart and Dominique Afacan The story of Caroline Calloway and her ghost writer, Natalie Beach, for The Cuthttps://bit.ly/2mbLY3j The complicated ethics of publishing personal essays online, by Micha Frazer-Carroll for gal-demhttps://bit.ly/2kmG9iR The con-artist and her mark, by Sarah Ditum for The Guardianhttps://bit.ly/2m1gRXN An interview with Natalie Beach, by Jonah Engel Bromwich for The New York Timeshttps://nyti.ms/2kj2k9E The pain of clearing out my parents' house, by Janice Turner for The Timeshttps://bit.ly/2kjnK6q Interview with Kantor and Twohey on NPR's Fresh Airhttps://n.pr/2kD2icN For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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She Said; Once Upon A Time In Hollywood; & The Personal Essay That 'Broke' The Internet

An Author Special on Being The Other Mother with Comedian Jen Brister

Dolly's found an emotional support horse called Flirty; Pandora is in love with a Twitter thread about what it was really like to work in HMV. And - gird your loins - Thatcher Wine has done his FIRST INTERVIEW. It's predictably surreal. Today we host comedian Jen Brister, the author of The Other Mother, published by Square Peg at Penguin Random House, about same sex relationships and being not the biological mother to her twin boys, but "the other one". We talk parenthood, partnership and the pressure of having to come out all over again, as a gay mother. E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links The Other Mother, by Jen Bristerhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1116917/the-other-mother/9781910931967 The Testaments, by Margaret Atwoodhttps://www.waterstones.com/book/the-testaments/9781784742324 Thatcher Wine interview by Hilary Reid for The Cuthttps://www.thecut.com/2019/09/thatcher-wine-juniper-books.html Anthony Ekundayo Lennon interview on being accused of 'passing'...

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An Author Special on Being The Other Mother with Comedian Jen Brister

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