Join hosts, Jen O'Dwyer and Sophie White, as they pick over the carcass of the week that’s been in the worlds of pop culture, politics and entertainment.
Expect everything from rants and culture recommendations to gossip and gag-orders (hopefully not;)).
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Ep 15: Irish Matt Damon // Justice For Ikea // Marian Keyes on her Cultural Moment and Creativity in Lockdown // The Staircase
On the show this week, Sophie meets bestselling author, Marian Keyes, to discuss her cultural moment, her love of painting and the difficulty of being creative in a pandemic. Also, Jen and Sophie cover Matt Damon's Spin 103 appearance and attempt to settle an important debate about what is a DIY shop with homewares for sale vs what is a homewares shop with DIY items for sale! Also discussed: Taffy Brodesser-Akner's Val Kilmer profile for the New York Times.
Ep 14: I Still Think About... Britney Spears' Abs with Louise O'Neill
This week we have a special episode diving into our guest, author Louise O'Neill's on-going cultural obsession: Britney Spears' abs. With low rise jeans threatening a comeback, we travel back to the dark days of the late 90s and unpack just what growing up in the shadow of that vast flat abdomen did to young women. We discuss toxic messaging around food and exercise and how we as a culture often feel a sense of ownership over the bodies of our female stars. Also in bet in or bin it, we chat Mindy Kaling's new series Never Have I Ever and the disturbing comeback of the chainletter.
Ep 13: Vegan Vendettas // Normal People // Jealous Rants On The Internet // Louis Theroux & Jon Ronson
We're joined this week by journalist, podcaster and author, Liadán Hynes to discuss the week in culture from Joe Duffy rants to deranged tantrums online. We also ruin avocados and dish on our favourite things to watch including the mesmerising adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People.
Pre-order Liadán's forthcoming book, How To Fall Apart here https://www.easons.com/how-to-fall-apart-liadan-hynes-9781529381214
Ep 12: Dettol Daiquiris // Victoria Beckham's Blunder // Too Hot To Handle // Nadine Reid On Identity
On the show this week, we delve into Netflix's Love Island rip off, re-live Trinny's Facebook Live fail and share all our culture recommendations, plus state our case for putting pandemic positivity in the bin. We're also joined by rogue co-founder and broadcaster, Nadine Reid to discuss her series on identity.
Ep 11: Framing the Media: Bombshell // New Reality TV Obsesh // Fionnuala Jones on One Direction // Audiobook Amore
This week, The Vulture Club gives the side eye to the week that's been including a Dalkey Facebook page torturing a hard-working NYT journo, Insta mishaps and the mooted One Direction reunion. We're also joined by Fionnuala Jones to delve deeper into 10 years of the iconic boyband. Plus in Bet In Or Bin It, we deep dive into our new reality TV obsession, Making the Cut; break down Bombshell the true story of MeToo in Fox News and recommend our favourite writer to listen to.
Links to recommendations:
Film & TV
Bombshell : Rent on YouTube
Making the Cut : Amazon Prime
The Morning Show : Apple TV
Calypso by David Sedaris
Tom Lamont interviews One Direction for The Guardian
Ep10: Morbid Memes // Holiday Home Haterz // Lian Bell on the impact of Covid on the Arts // Horrifying Satire The Hunt
Jen and Sophie deep dive into the wannabe controversial, newly released film, The Hunt; discuss what's replaced banana bread as the innocuous object of national hate this week and talk to theatre-maker and arts activist, Lian Bell about the government's proposed one million euro stimulus package for the arts sector.
Links to things discussed:
Rent the Hunt here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95hSWFJMbyw
Pre-order Naoise Dolan's book, Exciting Times here: https://gutterbookshop.com/product/exciting-times-by-naoise-dolan/
Check out the national campaign for the arts here: http://ncfa.ie/
And for more on Lian Bell's work and activism, check out her website here: http://lianbell.com/
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