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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 925 Ratings

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

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    SIM Ep 771 Chops 265: Sophie Melville is Iphigenia In Splott

    SIM Ep 771 Chops 265: Sophie Melville is Iphigenia In Splott

    Austerity and the dangerously stretched state of the NHS have never cut so deep. And yet, that statement felt just as true back in 2015 when Iphigenia In Splott, Gary Owens’ lauded monodrama reimagining of Euripedes’ Iphigenia In Aulis, first debuted. 
    It’s only right that Iphigenia In Splott is back now, once more starring the phenomenal Sophie Melville as Effie – our Greek heroine via Cardiff. Effie’s life is a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day – until one night gives her the chance to be something more. 
    In Greek myth, the story of Iphigenia is a tragedy: a young girl sacrificed for male hubris, ambition and legacy, and Mickey chats to Sophie about the Iphigenias, the Effies, of today, how they’re being sacrificed and why the time is ripe for revolution.
    Iphigenia In Splott is at the Lyric Hammersmith, London, until October 22. Tickets available here: https://lyric.co.uk/shows/iphigenia-in-splott-2/
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    • 25 min
    SIM Ep 770 Pod 222: Cricketing highs, cashflow lows, and some sexist hoofing

    SIM Ep 770 Pod 222: Cricketing highs, cashflow lows, and some sexist hoofing

    There’s no escaping that tough financial times are only going to get tougher, and so Hannah got on the Zoom with Dr Jodi Gardner to talk about debt, and why the demise of payday loan companies might not have been the victory it first seemed, as the cost-of-living crisis bites and one million desperate householders turn to loan sharks to make ends meet.
    As England Women prepare to play India in a one-day international at Lords*, Jen nabs team members Kate Cross and Sophia Dunkley for a chat about the changing face of women’s cricket, and the significance of playing at the incredible venue.
    And it’s one of the most beloved, highly respected films of all time, but will that save 1952’s Singin’ In The Rain from a slagging off on Rated or Dated if needs be? *hollow laughter*
    * Tickets for the England Women’s Cricket Team’s ODI against India on September 24th are available here.
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    • 59 min
    SIM Ep 769 Chops 264: Sandy Hook, tragedy and truth

    SIM Ep 769 Chops 264: Sandy Hook, tragedy and truth

    While most of the world was reeling from the shock of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a conspiracy theory began to form that it was a hoax designed to force through new gun control laws in the US. In her excellent book Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth, New York Times journalist Elizabeth Williamson takes us through events, from the horror police found at the scene to the ongoing struggle of the bereaved parents to defeat the lies told about their children by InfoWars' Alex Jones. She talks to Hannah about the effect such mass shootings have on the local community, why America seems more susceptible to conspiracy theories than most and how this whole tragedy has been a blueprint for the spread of fake news.  
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    • 35 min
    SIM Ep 768 Pod 221: Stitching, biting and being dangled out of a window upside down

    SIM Ep 768 Pod 221: Stitching, biting and being dangled out of a window upside down

    Jen's taken up clothes making, so who better to get on the Zoom with than winner of 2021's Great British Sewing Bee, Serena Baker? They chat about stitching, sustainable fashion, and her book Serena Sews. Hannah chats to actor Jennifer Kirby about Vampire Academy, why teenage girls can't get enough of bloodsuckers and why Linda Bassett is the cat's pyjamas. In BT, we're talking about - what else? - reaction to the Queen's death, but fret not, there is good news in Jenny Off The Blocks. And in Rated or Dated, we're back to the 1990s or the 1950s, depending on how you look at it, as we watch LA Confidential.  
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    SIM Ep 767 Flicking #29: True Grit

    SIM Ep 767 Flicking #29: True Grit

    A western? About a spiky teenage girl? With Jeff Bridges? Who could possibly have chosen that? This month, it was (unsurprisingly) Hannah who plumped for the Coen Brothers' True Grit as the film under the microscope. But will Jen and Yosra come along for the ride? 
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    • 22 min
    SIM Ep 766 Pod 220: Tourism, action, and dancing with hairlines

    SIM Ep 766 Pod 220: Tourism, action, and dancing with hairlines

    When we think about the average British tourist, we don’t always conjure the most sympathetic image. This week, Hannah chats to Lucy Lethbridge - author of fascinating new book Tourists - about the democratisation of the foreign holiday and the impact that's had on the places we go.
    In Jenny Off The Blocks, Jen chats to CEO of charity The Youth Sport Trust, Ali Oliver, about the School Games National Finals, getting kids active, and the Lionesses
    Effect.
    We're watching 1992's The Last of The Mohicans in Rated or Dated and "welcoming" a new Prime Minister in the Bush Telegraph. But is it just a case of mummy being called to clear up again?
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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
925 Ratings

925 Ratings

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