Previous Episodes Refresh
Jul 28, 2020
Wiley’s Anti-Semitism, Kiley Reid’s Such A Fun Age & An Author Special w/ Nesrine MalikJuly 28, 2020
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...
Jul 21, 2020
Lockdown Sexscapades & Friendship in Old AgeJuly 21, 2020
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 ...
Jul 14, 2020
A Deep Dive Into The Child-Free Vs Motherhood DialogueJuly 14, 2020
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...
Jul 07, 2020
On Why We Shouldn't Look For Relatability in Celebs & An Interview with Adam Kay about Dear NHSJuly 07, 2020
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 ...
Jun 30, 2020
The Glastonbury That Never Was; & Ruby Tandoh on The Art of QuittingJune 30, 2020
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...
Jun 23, 2020
The Madness of 2020 Can Be Summed Up In Lynx Africa's Marmite EditionJune 23, 2020
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...
Jun 16, 2020
Lockdown Sex, I May Destroy You, and Rhik Samadder's I Never Said I Love YouJune 16, 2020
In today's episode, we discuss the findings on Sex In Lockdown: Keep Shagging And Carry On; the astounding work that is Michaela Coel's I Never Said I Love You and in light of JK Rowling's comments last week, some recommendations for understanding the trans experience. We also feature an exclusive extract from the writer Rhik Samadder's memoir about mental health, love and family, I Never Said I Love You and lots more podcast recs from Dolly. Plus! Ask The High Low is...
Jun 09, 2020
After The HashtagsJune 09, 2020
We discuss online vs offline behaviour, when it comes to social change; and why historical progress has long relied on the removal of monuments. Also today, tons of podcast recommendations, an homage to Gogglebox and the size 75 shoes made especially for social distancing.E-mail email@example.comTweet...
Jun 02, 2020
Anti-Racism Resources & An Author Special with Candice BrathwaiteJune 02, 2020
This week’s episode is focused on the resources we can access to educate ourselves on racism. These lists are not exhaustive but may provide a starting point. We also interview the creator of Make Motherhood Diverse, Candice Brathwaite, about her searing new book I Am Not Your Baby Mother. firstname.lastname@example.org Non-FictionWhy I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-LodgeI Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice...
May 26, 2020
Why Moments of Insanity Are Part of Keeping Sane; And The Worrying Increase in Lockdown MulletsMay 26, 2020
Did you know there is a word in German for 'social distancing whilst wearing swimming pool noodles as a hat'? We're sceptical, but charmed.As the heaviness weighs on many of you, we have a batch of podcasts, books, articles and surprising lockdown stats to cheer and distract you. Please do e-mail any questions or issues to ...