The long summer holidays have started and you'll have heard by now that the runner-up of The Fortnite World Cup was Jaden Ashman, a British 15-year-old who won nearly a million pounds. In the run up to the computer tournament he was spending more than eight hours a day in front of a screen. We know that screen time already causes lots of family arguments so what will happen now when your child says gaming could win them a fortune, just like Jaden? We talk to Mark Griffiths, Professor of Behavioural Addiction at Nottingham Trent University and Belinda Parmar who campaigns against tech addiction.
Food writer, MiMi Aye’s new book ‘Mandalay: Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen’ is a celebration of Burmese food, history and culture. Along with recipes, she shares stories about her family and her culinary travels around Burma. She joins Tina in the studio to Cook the Perfect… Red Prawn Curry.
This week's Woman's Hour drama is about the care workers who visit old and vulnerable people to look after them, and the pressures carers face. We talk to the real woman who inspired the drama and who spoke out about the challenges of the 15 minute visit system. We also hear from UNISON, which has been campaigning for change in adult social care and more investment in it.
Bestselling Young Adult writer Robert Muchamore and debut YA writer Yasmin Rahman talk about how and why they address teenage mental health in their new novels, Arctic Zoo and All the Things We Never Said.