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The online magazine by women for women takes to the internet airwaves with its much-loved blend of opinion and humour.

    SIM Ep 394 Outside The Box #24

    SIM Ep 394 Outside The Box #24

    Sold on the idea of watching things filmed in lockdown yet? We weren't immediately, but in this month's Outside The Box, we talk about the roaring success of Talking Heads and the stupid fun of Staged. Plus we're chatting The Salisbury Poisonings, The Sinner, Athlete A, Roll Red Roll and What We Do In The Shadows. And there's early thoughts on Mrs America, which we'll cover in full next month. Along with Perry Mason. Because Hannah hasn't mentioned Matthew Rhys for at least 20 minutes. 
     
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    • 49 min
    SIM Ep 393 Gig 54: Lyons, Brister, Noonan and Dunleavy

    SIM Ep 393 Gig 54: Lyons, Brister, Noonan and Dunleavy

    Lockdown and social distancing may have stopped our gigcasts, but that doesn't mean we can't try our best to replicate them for you*. So, as we had planned to go to Brighton this summer, we've instead made Brighton come to us in the form of excellent comedians Zoe Lyons and Jen Brister. We chat hardcore running, excessive drinking, using the toilet as an office and having a breakdown in the Co-op. Who doesn't want to listen to that?  


    * Over Zoom. Yes we miss seeing your faces and look forward to seeing them all soon.
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    SIM Ep 392 Chops 169: Coming Undone with Terri White

    SIM Ep 392 Chops 169: Coming Undone with Terri White

    Terri White's debut book, Coming Undone, A Memoir, is an extraordinary piece of writing that deals with child abuse, alcoholism, mental breakdown and much more. She and Mick talk about all of that and also about kids growing up in poverty and how that’s still a reality now, why trauma shouldn’t be couched in euphemisms and metaphors, how Terri's view of success has altered, and why the fuck she decided to record her own audiobook.


    Over on this week's other Chops, Jen chats to Ashley 'Dotty' Charles, who tells her that while we might all be angry at the world, if you don't pick your battles, you can't win the war. The broadcaster and writer chats about her excellent (and much-needed) new book Outraged: Why Everyone is Shouting and No One is Talking, about the difference between productive and not-at-all-helpful indignation, and how some people have built a career from being outraged. 
     
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    • 38 min
    SIM Ep 391 Chops 168: Picking your battles with Ashley 'Dotty' Charles

    SIM Ep 391 Chops 168: Picking your battles with Ashley 'Dotty' Charles

    Angry at the world? You probably should be. But, as Ashley 'Dotty' Charles tells us in this week's Chops, if you don't pick your battles, you can't win the war. The broadcaster and writer tells Jen about her excellent (and much-needed) new book Outraged: Why Everyone is Shouting and No One is Talking, about the difference between productive and not-at-all-helpful indignation, and how some people have built a career from being outraged. 


    Because there's so many excellent women and not enough time, we've two Chops this week, so when you finish here, pop over to check out our other hearty feast of a Chops, where Mickey chats to Empire editor Terri White about her memoir Coming Undone. It's an excellent listen too. Happy Sunday!
     
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    • 34 min
    SIM Ep 390 Flicking #4: Jaws

    SIM Ep 390 Flicking #4: Jaws

    Steven Spielberg's 1975 classic Jaws is our Mick's pick for this episode of Flicking. She and Hannah are joined by film buff Yosra Osman to talk the joys of Bruce the big fish, definitions of manhood, pissed-up stars, an iconic score and that speech. Because everyone's seen Jaws. Right, Yosra?
     
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    • 31 min
    SIM Ep 389 Pod 116: shielding, Coming Undone and Olympic mumming

    SIM Ep 389 Pod 116: shielding, Coming Undone and Olympic mumming

    Disability activist Gem Turner has been shielding, and she talks to Hannah about what that means, whether she feels ready to go back into the real world and what the last few months have taught her about how this Government views disabled people. Award-winning journalist and editor-in-chief of Empire magazine Terri White chats to Mickey about her beautiful, hard-hitting memoir Coming Undone, an extraordinary book, dealing with poverty, child abuse, alcoholism and mental breakdown. 
    And time-travelling Jen is here again, catching up with the awesome – in the most literal meaning of the word – Jo Pavey about being an Olympian and keeping kids active during lockdown.
    Jam-packed? Damn right. 
    Plus, in Dunleavy Does Disaster, Hannah, Mick and Lucy are stuck in a tunnel with Sylvester Stallone and a plucky band of survivors trying to reach Daylight (and very ungrateful about the vital help from their rat friends). And in the Bush Telegraph, Hannah and Mick are talking Thrones of Labour, CPS failings and Mary Jackson HQ.
     
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    • 1 hr 20 min

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