A weekly pop-culture / news podcast brought to you by Dolly Alderton & Pandora Sykes - the former co-hosts of The Pandolly Podcast.

United States
87 episodes
since Feb, 2017


*** PLEASE NOTE: This episode was recorded about 8 hours before it was announced that Shamima Begum had been denied entry back to the UK and was stripped of her British citizenship.***This week, we discuss the most flammable news story of the week: the return of Shamima Begum, the 19 year old Londoner who fled to the Islamic State 4 years ago and returned to have her 3rd baby in the UK. Home Secretary Sajid Javid wants to deny her entry - but should a humane society seek to rehabilitate? We also discuss the idea that “young women do not know their own minds” and why vulnerability does not negate agency. Also this week, we discuss the allegations against singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, and why the ‘tortured artist’ trope is tired and misogynistic. Plus, Jenna Coleman’s interview gone viral, creepy finger grapes and Dolly’s favourite new musical.I Met Fear On A Hill, by Leslie Jamison for The Paris Review https://www.theparisreview.org/letters-essays/7318/i-met-fear-on-the-hill-leslie-jamisonIn Search of Equilibrium, by Theresa Lola http://ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/in%20search%20of%20equilibrium.htmlThe Sisterhood, by Daisy Buchanan https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-sisterhood/daisy-buchanan/9781472238856Roma, on Netflix now The possibility of redemption is central to a humane society, by Kenan Malik for The Observer https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/17/possibility-of-redemption-is-central-to-a-humane-society-shamima-begumShamima doesn’t look like anyone’s victim, by Janice Turner for The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/shamima-doesn-t-look-like-anyone-s-victim-whtkc9qlnAnthony Lloyd discusses Shamima Begum https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/shamima-begum-isis-brideShamima Begum interview with Quentin Somerville for BBC News https://youtu.be/TGAxm6KJTWEA Love Letter to realism in a time of grief: https://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pollock_and_simone_george_a_love_letter_to_realism_in_a_time_of_grief?language=enRosita Boland’s investigative piece on Ann Lovett’s boyfriend Richard McDonnell for The Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/i-was-ann-lovett-s-boyfriend-1.3484311?mode=amp Daisy Jones and The Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daisy-Jones-Taylor-Jenkins-Reid/dp/1786331519/ref=nodl_ Anna Leszkiewicz on Jonny Depp for The New Statesman: https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/film/2018/10/johnny-depp-gq-cover-domestic-abuse-allegationsLaura Snapes on Ryan Adams for The...
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