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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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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.  E-mail us thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet us @thehighlowshow Shop thehighlowshop.com - 100% of profits go to charity: Black Minds Matter and Freedom Charity 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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. E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Shop thehighlowshop.com - 100% of profits go to charity (50% to Black Minds Matter, 50% to Freedom Charity) 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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. Shop thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Shop thehighlowshop.com - 100% profits go to charity (Freedom Charity and Black Minds Matter) Links 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   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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. E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Shop at thehighlowshop.com - 100% of profits go to charity (50% to Black Minds Matter, 50% to The Orchid Project.) 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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. E-mail thehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Shop thehighlowshop.com - 100% of profits go to charity, 50% to Show Racism The Red Card and 50% to Women's Aid 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.
After The Hashtags

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.
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Robin Hamaker

Anyone interested in the content related to the name of this episode (motherhood vs not), skip to 40 minutes in.

Jul 16th
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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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PNG/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

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

Dec 10th
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Lawrence Glover

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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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