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

The High Low 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.

    Wiley’s Anti-Semitism, Kiley Reid’s Such A Fun Age & An Author Special w/ Nesrine Malik

    Wiley’s Anti-Semitism, Kiley Reid’s Such A Fun Age & An Author Special w/ Nesrine Malik

    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 
     
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    • 1 u. 21 min.
    Lockdown Sexscapades & Friendship in Old Age

    Lockdown Sexscapades & Friendship in Old Age

    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
     
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    • 55 min.
    A Deep Dive Into The Child-Free Vs Motherhood Dialogue

    A Deep Dive Into The Child-Free Vs Motherhood Dialogue

    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
     
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    • 58 min.
    On Why We Shouldn't Look For Relatability in Celebs & An Interview with Adam Kay about Dear NHS

    On Why We Shouldn't Look For Relatability in Celebs & An Interview with Adam Kay about Dear NHS

    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
     
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    • 1 u. 2 min.
    The Glastonbury That Never Was; & Ruby Tandoh on The Art of Quitting

    The Glastonbury That Never Was; & Ruby Tandoh on The Art of Quitting

    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
     
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    • 58 min.
    The Madness of 2020 Can Be Summed Up In Lynx Africa's Marmite Edition

    The Madness of 2020 Can Be Summed Up In Lynx Africa's Marmite Edition

    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
     
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    • 1 u. 10 min.

Klantrecensies

5.0 van 5
61 beoordelingen

61 beoordelingen

dappiedoe ,

<3

Fav podcast - intellectual, funny, always good recommendations

MdB1989 ,

Luv it

Yes yes yes yes for Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes. Never stop podcasting.

Sannnel4 ,

Look forward to it every week.

Absolutely love this podcast! Such intelligent women.

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