Cottagecore, Covidism & Other Lockdown Theories; Plus, An Author Special with Samantha Irby

05.12.2020 - By The High Low

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Today we discuss the surprising lockdown sales boom, an animal fact and a few new pandemic lifestyle theories. Just another episode of The High Low, then.

We also ring up Samatha Irby in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to discuss her hilarious new essay collection (a joy for anxiety-ridden times) wow, no thank you. 

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wow, no thank you, by Samantha Irby - out now
I've craved a slower pace of life - and want to make it permanent, a Dear Mariella column for The Guardian
The lockdown dick margin, by Lauren Bravo for Refinery29
The buzz of big cities is losing out to cottagecore, by India Knight for The Sunday Times
My sister died of coronavirus. She needed care, but her life was not disposable. By Rory Kinnear for The Guardian
Things need me, by Charles Simic
As isolation drags on, I've found myself wanting to be a friend to myself, by Emma Jane Unsworth for Grazia, issue published May 5th
Tayari Jones on Open Book
Cate Blanchett on WTF
Laura Marling on The Adam Buxton podcast
Steve Martin on Fresh Air
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