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Author: Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton

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A weekly conversation between writers Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes, that covers highbrow and lowbrow culture.

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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. E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Shop thehighlowshop.com - 100% profits go to charity (50% to Show Racism The Red Card, 50% to Women's Aid) 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.  E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Shop thehighlowshop.com - 100% profits go to charity (50% Show Racism The Red Card, 50% Women's Aid) 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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. E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Shop thehighlowshop.com - 100% of profits go to charity (Women's Aid and Show Racism The Red Card) 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In today's episode, we discuss the findings on Sex In Lockdown: Keep Shagging And Carry On; the astounding work that is Michaela Coel's I May Destroy You and in light of JK Rowling's comments last week, some recommendations for understanding the trans experience. We also feature an exclusive extract from the writer Rhik Samadder's memoir about mental health, love and family, I Never Said I Loved You and lots more podcast recs from Dolly. Plus! Ask The High Low is back. E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Shop thehighlowshop - 100% profits go to charity (Show Racism The Red Card and Women's Aid) Links Reading I Never Said I Loved You, by Rhik Samadder Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man, by Thomas Page McBee The Gender Games, by Juno Dawson Consider The Greenland Shark by Katherine Rundell  https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/n09/katherine-rundell/consider-the-greenland-shark?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2F Brit-ish by Afua Hirsch Watching and Listening Sex In Lockdown: Keep Shagging and Carry On, on Channel 4 I May Destroy You, on BBC iPlayer  Seahorse, on Vimeo Laura Marling on Song Exploder Radio 4’s The Food Programme - Food On Film  Jerry Seinfeld on WTF  Afua Hirsch on Fortunately   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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After The Hashtags

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We discuss online vs offline behaviour, when it comes to social change; and why historical progress has long relied on the removal of monuments. Also today, tons of podcast recommendations, an homage to Gogglebox and the size 75 shoes made especially for social distancing. E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links Social media @multiculturalkidsbooks on IG @diverse_kids_books on IG @novelallure on IG Reading Knights Of bookshop http://knightsof.media Anti-Racist Baby, by Ibram X. Kendi Little Leaders: Bold Women In Black History Superior by Angela Saini Stolen Legacy by George James The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin You're Silence Will Not Protect you by Audre Lorde Here For It by R. Eric Thomas Candice Brathwaite interview by Johanna Thomas-Corr for Observer https://bit.ly/37hGPKa Bernadine Evaristo on inclusive publishing for British Vogue https://bit.ly/2XOoaCX Yomi Adegoke on the "pics or it didn't happen approach" for British Vogue https://bit.ly/2znzRac 8 Books by Black authors that aren't about Black pain by Natalie Morris for Metro https://bit.ly/2MLU8Ju Fighting racism requires more than hashtags by Nesrine Malik for The Guardian https://bit.ly/2BTpoUT Why You Should Say Black Lives Matter by Bob and Peppermint https://bit.ly/2Ur97g3 The Resilience of Marga Griesbach by Rebecca Traister for New York mag https://bit.ly/3dKzKnY Watching & Listening Sabrina Cohen-Hatton on Rangan Chatterjee's podcast, Feel Better, Live More Ibram X Kendi interview with Brene Brown for Unlocking Us Celebrity Gogglebox Days of the Bagnold Summer Douglas by Hannah Gadsby on Netflix Fresh Air: Hannah Gadsby The C Word: Paula Yates Jay Rayner’s Out To Lunch  Desert Island Discs: Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu Grounded with Louis Theroux: Miriam Margolyes  Nick Cave: The Red Hand Files  Petitions  Healthcare for black women in the U.K. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/301079 Paul Stephenson statue https://www.change.org/p/bristol-city-council-replace-the-colston-statue-with-paul-stephenson Donate to Black Minds Matter https://uk.gofundme.com/f/black-minds-matter-uk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week’s episode is focused on the resources we can access to educate ourselves on racism. These lists are not exhaustive but may provide a starting point. We also interview the creator of Make Motherhood Diverse, Candice Brathwaite, about her searing new book I Am Not Your Baby Mother.   thehighlowshow@gmail.com    Non-Fiction Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge I Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Brathwaite White Fragility by Robin Diangelo Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot How To Be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi The Good Immigrant compiled by Nikesh Shukla The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander Women Race and Class by Angela Davis White Rage by Carol Anderson Brit-ish by Afua Hirsch    My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay  Slay In Your Lane by Elizabeth Uviebinené & Yomi Adegoke A Burst of Light by Audre Lorde Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri  Taking Up Space: The Black Girls Manifesto For Change by Chelsea Kwakye & Ore Ogunbiyi  Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad  Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall Natives: Race & Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala Aint I a Woman: Black Women & Feminism by bell hooks  Why You Need To Stop Saying “All Lives Matter” by Rachel Elizabeth Cargle for Harper’s Bazaar https://bit.ly/3gG8rgq Ibram X. Kendi’s reading list for The New York Times https://nyti.ms/3gKL8lH   Fiction Beloved by Toni Morrison  The Colour Purple by Alice Walker  An American Marriage by Tayari Jones  Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid Ordinary People by Diana Evans  The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee  On Beauty and White Teeth by Zadie Smith  Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Citizen: An American Life by Claudia Rankine   Social media @theconsciouskid @taranaburke @galdemzine @tamikadmallory  @privtoprog  @blklivesmatter   Donate George Floyd’s Memorial Fund  Black Lives Matter Black Protest Legal Support UK Liberty Stop Hate UK The Stephen Lawrence Trust  The Innocence Project  Show Racism The Red Card  Black Visions Collective   Mentorship Routes Girls Out Loud Fluid   Kids resources diversebooks.org Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey  All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold Brad Meltzer’s Ordinary People Can Change The World series on Rosa Parks & Harriet Tubman  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats   Other links Petition to update GCSE reading list https://bit.ly/2U6foOl 1619 podcast by The NY Times  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Did you know there is a word in German for 'social distancing whilst wearing swimming pool noodles as a hat'? We're sceptical, but charmed. As the heaviness weighs on many of you, we have a batch of podcasts, books, articles and surprising lockdown stats to cheer and distract you.  Please do e-mail any questions or issues to thehighlowshow@gmail.com Or you can tweet us @thehighlowshow Shop thehighlowshop.com - 100% of profits go to charity (Women's Aid and NHS Charities urgent cover relief fund) Links Book a goat for Zoom (yes) at www.cronkshawfoldfarm.co.uk/goatsonzoom Volunteer during furlough at www.furlonteer.com Find @_lockdownstories on Instagram Reading Girl, Woman, Other, by Bernadine Evaristo  Ramble Book: Musings on Childhood, Friendship, Family and 80s Pop Culture, by Adam Buxton, available on audio book now (and in print in September) Insanity Can Keep You Sane, by Molly Young for The New York Times Mag www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/11/magazine/quarantine-insanity.html Where to start in Joni Mitchell's back catalogue, by Hannah Stevens for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/may/20/joni-mitchell-where-to-start-in-her-back-catalogue Listening and watching Sir Lenny Henry interview with Louis Theroux's Grounded podcast  Grayson Perry's Art Club, on Channel 4 Gemma Collins: Diva on Lockdown, on ITV Player Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron https://www.92y.org/love-loss-and-what-i-wore  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's a pot noodle of an episode this week. From our favourite pandemic stories around the globe - selected especially to cheer you up - to a bunch of recommendations, a deep-dive into the way we metabolise information now, and a compulsory dwell on Stanley Tucci. E-mail: thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet: @thehighlowshow Shop: thehighlowshop.com where 100% of profits go to charity (Women's Aid and Covid-19 NHS Urgent Appeal) Links Book a Migrateful cookery class at migrateful.org The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett - out 2nd June Brit Bennett and Emma Cline in conversation for Entertainment Weekly https://ew.com/books/author-interviews/brit-bennett-emma-cline-in-conversation/ Robert Pattinson interview by Zach Baron for GQ, US edition https://www.gq.com/story/robert-pattinson-on-batman-tenet-isolation-june-cover Lockdown with My Gen Z nieces, by Sathnam Sanghera for The Times magazine https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sathnam-sanghera-lockdown-with-my-gen-z-nieces-8bcm9qxcx Dating After Coronavirus, by Nayeema Raza for The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/opinion/coronavirus-dating.html Here’s how time works now by Eli Grober for McSweeney's: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/heres-how-time-works-now A Love In Verse: https://www.aloveinverse.com/ Stanley Tucci's Life in Quarantine, for The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/05/stanley-tuccis-life-quarantine/611557/ Sinéad Burke interview on Desert Island Discs https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000j7q5 Dissect podcast https://dissectpodcast.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Today we discuss the surprising lockdown sales boom, an animal fact and a few new pandemic lifestyle theories. Just another episode of The High Low, then. We also ring up Samatha Irby in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to discuss her hilarious new essay collection (a joy for anxiety-ridden times) wow, no thank you.  E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Shop at www.thehighlowshop.com - 100% of profits go to charity (currently Women's Aid and the COVID-19 NHS Urgent Appeal) Links wow, no thank you, by Samantha Irby - out now I've craved a slower pace of life - and want to make it permanent, a Dear Mariella column for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/may/10/i-have-craved-a-slower-pace-of-life-and-want-to-make-it-permanent-mariella-frostrup The lockdown dick margin, by Lauren Bravo for Refinery29 https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/bad-temper-lockdown The buzz of big cities is losing out to cottagecore, by India Knight for The Sunday Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-what-is-the-point-of-cities-with-no-buzz-h532fgnjd My sister died of coronavirus. She needed care, but her life was not disposable. By Rory Kinnear for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/12/rory-kinnearsister-protect-vulnerable-coronavirus-rory-kinnear Things need me, by Charles Simic https://www.instagram.com/p/B_-gZk4jkFP/?igshid=cerd2jisw0n4 As isolation drags on, I've found myself wanting to be a friend to myself, by Emma Jane Unsworth for Grazia, issue published May 5th Tayari Jones on Open Book https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/books-and-authors/id331296649?i=1000474155261 Cate Blanchett on WTF https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/wtf-with-marc-maron-podcast/id329875043?i=1000474214665 Laura Marling on The Adam Buxton podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-adam-buxton-podcast/id1040481893?i=1000474168608 Steve Martin on Fresh Air https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/fresh-air/id214089682?i=1000474020262 Run, on Sky Atlantic and Now TV  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we discuss what your books on your bookshelf say about you, the new lockdown lingo (are you drinking furlough merlot?), whether lockdown telly might have reached its apex, and the concept of heteropessimism. You can e-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com and shop at thehighlowshop.com - 100% of profits go to charity. Links Apply here for Penguin's WriteNow scheme: https://www.penguin.co.uk/company/creative-responsibility/writenow.html If I Had Your Face, by Frances Cha Culture Call, a podcast by The Financial Times Louis Theroux on Adam Buxton podcast A Manual For Heartache: How To Feel Better, by Cathy Rentzenbrink Exploding the myths behind K-Pop, by Crystal Tai for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/global/2020/mar/29/behind-k-pops-perfect-smiles-and-dance-routines-are-tales-of-sexism-and-abuse Marian Keyes interview with The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/feb/28/marian-keyes-books-that-made-me Indiana Seresin on heteropessimism for The New Inquiry https://thenewinquiry.com/on-heteropessimism/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Thank you for bearing with us. We weren't able to bring you an episode last week for personal reasons, but we will try and make it up to you today - starting with a BIG apology to Lizzo for saying it wasn't possible to jam on a flute. It bloody well is. Mea culpa. Today we discuss the micro-trends of lockdown (are you a lockdown cliche?) and a Dolls Polls about what we're all apparently buying. You will never guess the top billing (no - it's not loo roll. Or pasta.) Also today, a new podcast from Louis Theroux, a discussion of the adaptation of Normal People, the wonder that is Quiz and lots more reading, audio reccs and daft stories. E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Shop online at www.thehighlowshop.com - 100% of profits go to charity (currently Women's Aid and the NHS Charities Covid-19 Urgent Appeal) Links booksinstations.co.uk Breathing Lessons, by Anne Tyler The Wonder Spot, by Melissa Banks Grounded, by Louis Theroux for BBC Radio 4 Sentimental Garbage: Eat Pray Love https://sentimentalgarbage.substack.com/p/eat-pray-love-with-abigail-bergstrom-cdf Tash Demetriou on The Adam Buxton Podcast https://play.acast.com/s/adambuxton/d71a3ce3-6de0-4707-8ddb-3d5e8f1b4ea7 Difficult To Buy For, by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff for Tortoise https://members.tortoisemedia.com/2020/04/15/letters-from-lockdown-charlie-brinkhurst-cuff-transcript/content.html My dad said I wasn't black enough. At least, I know what he meant, by Raven Smith for The Observer https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/apr/26/my-dad-said-i-wasnt-black-enough-at-last-i-know-what-he-meant Quiz on ITV Player Normal People on BBC iPlayer All or Nothing at All on BBC What Kinda Music, by Tom Misch Sentimental Garbage: Eat Pray Love https://sentimentalgarbage.substack.com/p/eat-pray-love-with-abigail-bergstrom-cdf Tash Demetriou on The Adam Buxton Podcast https://play.acast.com/s/adambuxton/d71a3ce3-6de0-4707-8ddb-3d5e8f1b4ea7  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's Week 4 of lockdown and we hope all you cats and kittens are doing okay. Sorry - blame Carole Baskin. We've been watching Tiger King and eesh, do we feel icky. We discuss why that is and why streamed content is becoming increasingly crass. What does the flatpacking of problematic people into entertainment, reveal about us? Also today, Dolly interviews the YA and contemporary novelist, Holly Bourne, about her new book, Pretending. They discuss sexual violence, the cultural expectations of sex and romance and why porn is doing women a disservice. And we discuss some podcasts that will help us all navigate what Brene Brown calls "the collective weary". E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow  Reading House of Glass by Hadley Freeman Pretending, by Holly Bourne Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay and Diaries, by Emma Thompson Coming Undone, by Terri White, out July and avail online for pre-order Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones Watching & Listening Alain de Botton on How To Fail with Elizabeth Day https://howtofail.podbean.com/e/how-to-fail-alain-de-botton/ Unlocking Us, with Brene Brown https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-on-comparative-suffering-the-50-50-myth-and-settling-the-ball/ Save Me Too, on Sky Atlantic Tiger King, on Netflix Nothing Like A Dame, available to buy or rent on Amazon prime  Song For Our Daughter by Laura Marling Retro Sweat - the 80s aerobics class online https://www.instagram.com/retrosweat/?hl=en  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's been a rough few weeks so we thought we'd bring you an extra episode for the long Easter weekend. Lots more culture reccs and more thoughts on lockdown life (with a belated shout out to Madonna's Instagram page.) We've also bought back Ask The High Low! You can e-mail us with your question at thehighlowshow@gmail.com and we will be answering a few every week. You can shop our merchandise at www.thehighlowshop.com and 100% of profits go to charity - 10% to Women's Aid and 90% to the NHS Charities Urgent Appeal for COVID-19. Watching  Little Women - available on Amazon Prime on 11th May Cheer, Love is Blind, Sex Education and Don't Fuck With Cats, and Marriage Story - all on Netflix Listening to Guys We Fucked on Luminary https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/corinne-fisher-and-krystyna-hutchinson-465/guys-we-f-d-luminary-exclusive/drunk-v-day-special-he-used-your-duvet-as-a-diaphragm/d5dfed7c-f10c-41ed-bbb3-03c5573f8a35 Greta Gerwig on Scriptnotes https://johnaugust.com/2020/the-one-with-greta-gerwig Pandemic at the Disco playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3dW4ddgwOxj4q7XVvbOa7w?si=o15nzeS0QVKzf_tFxJTd_w Reading Your Voice in My Head, by Emma Forrest - out now Exciting Times, by Naoise Dolan - out April 16th and available now for pre-order  Scenes of a Graphic Nature, by Caroline O'Donoghue - out 18th June and available now for pre-order  Glorious Rock Bottom, by Bryony Gordon - *new publication date* 6th August and available now for pre-order Hadley Freeman on the death of FOMO, for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/04/bye-bye-fomo-now-the-party-is-being-zoomed-to-my-laptop Ann Patchett interviews Reese Witherspoon, for Vanity Fair https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/03/the-book-of-reese Mark Seal interviews James Stunt, for Vanity Fair https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/02/the-prince-charles-art-forgeries-royal-scandal  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What a time to be alive. It feels like we've all aged a decade since our last episode under 4 months ago. Today we discuss lockdown life - what we're wearing; eating; meme-ing - and recommend a plethora of articles, books and podcasts. There will be another episode on Sat. *Please do note that because we are recording remotely via a trilogy of new tech, there may be some occasional audio issues.* This year 100% of profits for The High Low's merchandise (thehighlowshop.com) will be going to charity - 10% to Women's Aid and 90% to the NHS Charities COVID-19 Urgent Appeal. You can donate directly here: https://bit.ly/2xc17Hx E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com or tweet @thehighlowshow  Reading David Nicholls #twitterbooklaunch on Twitter @DavidNWriter Fatima Bhutto and Sanam Maher's Stay Home, Stay Reading initiative, via @fbhutto and @topbastard on Instagram  Florence Welch's book club @betweentwobooks on Instagram The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas https://amzn.to/3e6Io0v Join Me In My Obsession With Desert Island Discs, by Hua Hzu for The New Yorker https://bit.ly/3aTdjeX The Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief, by Scott Berinato https://bit.ly/2y2h9DK Languages of Loss, A Psychotherapist's Journey, by Sasha Bates https://amzn.to/2URT3ET The Luxury of Awkwardness, by Hugo Rifkind for The Times LUXX https://bit.ly/2wt2hOE What Brits need to learn about being Danish, by Sofie Hagen for The Guardian https://bit.ly/2wkyTd8 The Panic Years, by Nell Frizzell https://bit.ly/2JLyaF2 The Hungover Games, by Sophie Heawood https://bit.ly/2JLybc4 Listening & Watching Dawn O'Porter on The Adam Buxton podcast https://adam-buxton.co.uk/podcasts/ep109-dawn-oporter Ian Wright's Desert Island Discs https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000fdxw Feel Good, by Mae Martin https://www.channel4.com/programmes/feel-good Sorry You're Sick, by Ted Hawkins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeuLTL8pQRQ  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oodles of cracker jokes, festive Dolls polls, jolly songs and weird Christmas facts; and Dolly pays a snowy visit to everyone’s favourite filthy agony aunts, Joan and Jericha for their first EVER audio interview. Their top tip for Christmas? A handjob under the dining room table. Tweet @thehighlowshow E-mail @thehighlowshow We’ll be back from maternity leave in April 2020! Donate to Solace Women’s Aid:  https://www.solacewomensaid.org/news/solace-womens-aid-christmas-campaign-invites-support-women-who-arrive-refuges-nothing Buy a homeless young person a Christmas dinner:  https://centrepoint.org.uk/more-than-a-christmas-dinner/ Painfully British Haikus, by Dale Shaw  *Please note that the inbox will be unmanned during this time.*    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The High Low has launched merch! Roll up, roll up: berets, sweaters, t-shirts, tote bags and notepads are on sale at www.thehighlowshop.com and 10% of all profits go to Women's Aid. Order by December 18th to get your goodies in time for Christmas. Today we discuss Boris's prediction for a post-Brexit "bonking bonanza", the brilliant scheme that is Press Pad and (more) global idioms. Also today, the woman who was chucked off an American Airlines flight for her "offensive" slogan tee, which read 'Hail Satan.' Are words the same as actions? Dolly says no; Pandora thinks that in our scripturient time, they just might be. Links Donate to PressPad https://natwestbackherbusiness.co.uk/diversifythemedia   Elizabeth Is Missing, on BBC iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000c6pv Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover and Me, by Adrienne Brodeur https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1116165/wild-game/9781784742577.html How To Throw A Great Christmas party, by Raven Smith https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/raven-smith-on-how-to-throw-a-great-christmas-party-shpjjgnjm Ode to the Dinkus, by Daisy Alioto for The Paris Review https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/06/08/ode-to-the-dinkus/ The Manifesto Read https://www.manifestoread.com E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow *Please note that although there will be a Christmas special released on 18th December, The High Low is now on maternity leave until April 2020 and the inbox will not be monitored during this time*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We talk perineum sunning, Christmas tree erection, global idioms and polygraphs. And we host the journalist and author of Jog On: How Running Saved My Life and The Jog On Journal, Bella Mackie, to discuss mental health, running and why it's nothing to do with wellness or personal bests, divorce before the age of 30 and what the media gets wrong about mental health.  E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links Jog On: How Running Saved My Life, by Bella Mackie The Jog on Journal, by Bella Mackie Being Single at 30, by Bella Mackie for British Vogue https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/being-single-at-30-a-vogue-memoir How I Found My Wedding Dress (For The Second Time), by Bella Mackie for British Vogue https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/how-i-chose-the-dress-for-my-second-wedding In the Dream House, by Carmen Maria Machado When I Hit You, by Meena Kandasamy Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator, on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/80221584 David Merritt on the death of his son, Jack Merritt, for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/dec/02/jack-merritt-london-bridge-attack-dave-merrit For Desire, by Kim Addonizio http://pureapplesauce.blogspot.com/2009/01/for-desire-kim-addonizio.html Derren Brown on The Adam Buxton podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ep-110-derren-brown/id1040481893?i=1000457582733  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we discuss the party leaders Question Time, the tragic murder of Grace Millane (and what we have learned and still need to learn about BDSM), the incredible documentary that is For Sama and the upcoming shortage of middle-class foods. Hold on to your halloumi... And we cover the news that Victoria's Secret have axed their catwalk show - a pop-culture institution that cost £12 million to produce - after sales continue to dive at the lingerie brand. We talk choice feminism, body diversity, the underwear market and models in the age of social media. E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links @sendb00ks on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sendb00ks/?hl=en MUBI.com for international cinema Onloan clothing rental: https://onloan.co/ 73 Questions with Cardi B, for US Vogue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qTROr7cgCY My Wild and Sleepless Nights: A Mother's Story, by Clover Stroud https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1116784/my-wild-and-sleepless-nights/9780857525901.html For Sama, on Channel 4od https://www.channel4.com/programmes/for-sama Broken: Jeffrey Epstein podcast https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sony-music-podcasts/broken-jeffrey-epstein Dolly Parton's America: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/dolly-partons-america/episodes/only-one-me-jolene  Jane Garvey on How To Fail: https://play.acast.com/s/how-to-fail1/howtofail.podbean.com%2Fhow-to-fail-jane-garvey-256a07c04edf0b34828bd1ad62d2a867 Sophie Wilkinson on the murder of Grace Millane, for The Huffington Post https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/grace-millane-bdsm_uk_5dd57b30e4b0fc53f20cde5e Halloumi Hell, by Séamus O'Reilly for The Observer https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/nov/24/the-halloumi-crisis-supplies-of-one-of-britains-best-loved-imports-are-running-low This Be The Worst, by Adrian Mitchell: http://aotearoasunrise.blogspot.com/2013/09/tuesday-poem-this-be-worst-by-adrian.html   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dolly goes wild for Rod's railway, whilst Pandora decides to spend her upcoming maternity leave at the world's first vagina museum. Plus: Gregg's diet donut, the cassette tape revival and Nan Goldin's protest against the Sackler family. And of course, we discuss Prince Andrew's disastrous, obfuscating interview with Emily Maitlis, as she quizzes him about the allegations of sexual assault against him and his continued friendship with the late sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.  E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links Refinery 29's campaign to decriminalise abortion https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-make-abortion-a-medical-issue-not-a-criminal-offence-imacriminal To buy Christmas cards from the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists visit www.mfpa.uk The Crane Wife, by CJ Hauser for the Paris Review https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/07/16/the-crane-wife/ Naomi Campbell interview, by Nosheen Iqbal for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/nov/16/naomi-campbell-friends-enemies-tabloids-fashions-new-world-order Tom Hanks interview, by Taffy Brodesser-Akner for The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/13/movies/tom-hanks-mister-rogers.html Hood Feminism, by Mikki Kendall https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/hood-feminism-9781526622402/ I write in pockets of stolen time, by Roxane Gay for WePresents https://wepresent.wetransfer.com/story/roxane-gay-essay/ Elizabeth Day on Prince Andrew https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-7693403/ELIZABETH-DAY-not-victim-Andrew-real-victims-invisible-you.html Suzanne Moore on Prince Andrew https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/17/prince-andrew-abuse-emily-maitlis-queen Camilla Long on Prince Andrew https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/poor-st-andrew-far-too-honourable-to-leave-sex-offender-pal-to-stew-7vtjxwbx5  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We 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 legendary segment, 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-mail thehighlowshow@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 Vogue www.vogue.co.uk/news/article/emma-watson-on-fame-activism-little-women What is shitposting? By Sarah Manavis for The New Statesman https://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 Sounds www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07r9qy3  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (16)

Dominic B

Can we please club together and buy Dolly a decent microphone? The background hiss is quite annoying, and there's a massive different from Pandora's mic.

Jul 2nd
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Bong nEo

Not New Episode???

Mar 18th
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Proclamation News and Gatherence/Professor-Johnson

I just started listening to you guys. so so good. absolutely magnificent work

Jul 13th
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Cover Time

fun. fun. fun 😂😂😂😂😂 #brotherhoodofdevils

Jul 13th
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Heather Sanders

💃🌳🙏 seriously- you save my sanity on my drive to and from work!

May 31st
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Edel Farrelly

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Feb 26th
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h. Desjardins

Is it possible to read the hopeless romantic! Emailed the pound project and unavailable on there which is a shame. PS. Pledged for yours Pandora. Thank you for a great show X

Feb 13th
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Simon James B.

So glad these two are back!

Feb 7th
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Siân Angharad

Is there a new episode soon?

Feb 4th
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Kerry Duffy

😂😂first time lisrening and cracking up within minutes x

Dec 27th
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ashleigh watts

Love love this Podcast! Love these women and their fascinating opinions. A fantastic listen!

Dec 10th
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Lawrence Glover

sex

Oct 25th
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Allison Elizabeth

great fun. smart and sassy.

Aug 2nd
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Jessica Fellows

My favourite podcast! So flipping good!

Aug 1st
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