An Author Special with Holly Bourne & The Problem With Tiger King

04.14.2020 - By The High Low

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It's Week 4 of lockdown and we hope all you cats and kittens are doing okay. Sorry - blame Carole Baskin. We've been watching Tiger King and eesh, do we feel icky. We discuss why that is and why streamed content is becoming increasingly crass. What does the flatpacking of problematic people into entertainment, reveal about us?

Also today, Dolly interviews the YA and contemporary novelist, Holly Bourne, about her new book, Pretending. They discuss sexual violence, the cultural expectations of sex and romance and why porn is doing women a disservice. And we discuss some podcasts that will help us all navigate what Brene Brown calls "the collective weary".

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Reading
House of Glass by Hadley Freeman
Pretending, by Holly Bourne
Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay and Diaries, by Emma Thompson
Coming Undone, by Terri White, out July and avail online for pre-order
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Watching & Listening
Alain de Botton on How To Fail with Elizabeth Day https://howtofail.podbean.com/e/how-to-fail-alain-de-botton/
Unlocking Us, with Brene Brown https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-on-comparative-suffering-the-50-50-myth-and-settling-the-ball/
Save Me Too, on Sky Atlantic
Tiger King, on Netflix
Nothing Like A Dame, available to buy or rent on Amazon prime 
Song For Our Daughter by Laura Marling

Retro Sweat - the 80s aerobics class online https://www.instagram.com/retrosweat/?hl=en
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