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The High Low

The High Low

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The High Low
The High Low

The High Low

The High Low

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

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We've Only Gone And Done It: A Deep-Dive Into Wagatha Christie

EThe chicken nugget Reddit scandal and our favourite polls from the week including what is no longer selling in shops (drones and suspenders) and what not to say on a date. And of course, it's the Wagatha Christie scandal. Coleen Rooney masked as Poirot outed fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy as the person she believed to be leaking false stories about her to the tabloids. Coleen social's media post went viral and soon Netflix were wondering if they should launch a series about it, Keira Knightley offered to play Coleen, and Paul Rudd just looked baffled. How and why did this story gather such extraordinary reach? Is it anything to do with feminism? What does it say about the way celebrities now use social media? And our perception of WAGs? And DID SHE DO IT? The High Low is now on tour - thank you to everyone who came to the Barbican on the 12th, see some more of you in Dublin on the 20th! E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Links Ronan Farrowinterview, by Emma Brockes for Th...

69 MIN2 d ago
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We've Only Gone And Done It: A Deep-Dive Into Wagatha Christie

Prince Harry's Letter To The Tabloids; & Do Brits Spend Money On Being Polite?

EIt's a big week for the food chains: Pizza Express - every millennial's favourite nostalgic restaurant - is in chronic debt; and Rory Stewart has pledged allegiance to Pret. We talk loos and why women spend 2.3 times as long in the loo as men, the return of our favourite podcast, Dear Joan and Jericha, Jason Donovan's turn as a fire fighter and Rod Stewart's heroic move, after a couple's wedding was scuppered by the Thomas Cook crash. Also today, Prince Harry's letter to the tabloids and Meghan's lawsuit against The Mail on Sunday, about the paparazzi bullying of his wife, Meghan (and the leaking of Thomas Markle's letter) which he compares to the plight of his mother, Princess Diana and calls, "history repeating itself". The royal biographers are muttering into their bone china tea cups, but is his voluble emotion - and fury - justified, or will it prove counter-productive? And Dolly has found a poll about politeness. Do British people spend more money on being polite? E-mailthehig...

71 MIN1 w ago
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Prince Harry's Letter To The Tabloids; & Do Brits Spend Money On Being Polite?

An Author Special With Drag Queen Amrou Al-Kadhi

EGreta Thunberg gave an emotional speech at the UN Climate Summit in NYC, Sally Challen did her first video interview about emotional abuse and coercive control to Sky News since she was cleared of murdering her husband in July and Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberrybecame Dolly's new hero after her vibey turn at the Labour party conference. In shocking news, the inventor of the labradoodle has admitted that he regrets creating the hybrid dog and Demi Moore has released a sizzling autobiography about her marriageto Ashton Kutcher. This week we have an author special with Amrou Al-Kadhi. The Iraqi-Brit drag queen known as Glamrou of the drag troupe Denim, they are the author of a new coming-of-age memoir,Unicorn, about navigating a queer identity within a religion that considers homosexuality a crime. They talk about intersectionality, family, the act of transforming pain into pleasure via drag, discovering Sufism and seeking acceptance. The High Low Experience starts next week ...

72 MIN2 w ago
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An Author Special With Drag Queen Amrou Al-Kadhi

Digital Etiquette (& Why We Need It); & Male Vs Female Vanity

EIt’s a riot of celebrity news this week: Madonna, J-Lo and Brad n Leo’s sarnie dates. Whole gang’s here. Plus: Mark Ronson’s sapiosexuality, Fleabag’s Emmy sweep, Thomas Cook’s crash and Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal. Also this week: we discuss male vs female vanity (klaxon: men look in the mirror more than women) and Debrett’s etiquette guide for Facebook messenger. What does this (slightly hilarious) meeting of minds tell us about how desperately we need digital etiquette? We discuss online communication in the age of the constant feedback loop. We’re going on tour and we want your stories! Send us your best yarns - funny, moving, shocking, riveting - to the e-mail address below. And for those of you who still want tickets to The High Low Experience - there are a few left for our Manchester show:www.faneproductions.com/our-shows/the-high-low-experience E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links Talking To Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell State of the Un...

64 MIN3 w ago
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Digital Etiquette (& Why We Need It); & Male Vs Female Vanity

She Said; Once Upon A Time In Hollywood; & The Personal Essay That 'Broke' The Internet

EIt's always good to start with a jolly, and this time we've found a woman who wore a dinosaur costume to her sister's wedding. Also today, we play a clip from Chanel Miller, the "Emily Doe" of the Brock Turner sexual assault case, whose memoir is soon to be published, and discuss the shocking news that domestic abuse is at a 5-year high in the UK. This week Pandora has devoured She Said, the book by the Pulitzer prizewinning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey who broke the Harvey Weinstein story, followed by that of Christine Blasey Ford. We discuss their impact on MeToo, *that* leaked Lisa Bloom memo and their thoughts on the Believe All Women hashtag. We also discuss Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Tarantino's fictional re-telling of the Manson murders and the personal essay that 'broke' the internet: by the Instagram ghost-writer, Natalie Beach, which we received an unprecedented amount of requests to cover. What does the enthusiasm for this story - it was in the UK's top 5 tweets - tell us about female friendship, schadenfreude and emotional exposure in the internet age? ALSO: WE NEED YOUR STORIES! As part of The High Low Experience, we want to include your best stories: your funniest, saddest, weirdest, most shocking, interesting, moving - stories that have been passed down/ along through friends, family, the pub.Please e-mail:thehighlowshow@gmail.com.Send us your best yarns. Recommendations She Said, by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Know My Name, by Chanel Miller (out Sept 24th) The White Album by Joan Didion Bolder by Helen Cathcart and Dominique Afacan The story of Caroline Calloway and her ghost writer, Natalie Beach, for The Cuthttps://bit.ly/2mbLY3j The complicated ethics of publishing personal essays online, by Micha Frazer-Carroll for gal-demhttps://bit.ly/2kmG9iR The con-artist and her mark, by Sarah Ditum for The Guardianhttps://bit.ly/2m1gRXN An interview with Natalie Beach, by Jonah Engel Bromwich for The New York Timeshttps://nyti.ms/2kj2k9E The pain of clearing out my parents' house, by Janice Turner for The Timeshttps://bit.ly/2kjnK6q Interview with Kantor and Twohey on NPR's Fresh Airhttps://n.pr/2kD2icN For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

78 MINSEP 18
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She Said; Once Upon A Time In Hollywood; & The Personal Essay That 'Broke' The Internet

An Author Special on Being The Other Mother with Comedian Jen Brister

Dolly's found an emotional support horse called Flirty; Pandora is in love with a Twitter thread about what it was really like to work in HMV. And - gird your loins - Thatcher Wine has done his FIRST INTERVIEW. It's predictably surreal. Today we host comedian Jen Brister, the author of The Other Mother, published by Square Peg at Penguin Random House, about same sex relationships and being not the biological mother to her twin boys, but "the other one". We talk parenthood, partnership and the pressure of having to come out all over again, as a gay mother. E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links The Other Mother, by Jen Bristerhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1116917/the-other-mother/9781910931967 The Testaments, by Margaret Atwoodhttps://www.waterstones.com/book/the-testaments/9781784742324 Thatcher Wine interview by Hilary Reid for The Cuthttps://www.thecut.com/2019/09/thatcher-wine-juniper-books.html Anthony Ekundayo Lennon interview on being accused of 'passing'...

80 MINSEP 11
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An Author Special on Being The Other Mother with Comedian Jen Brister

A Bumper Back To School Book Special

EHello High Lowers! Sharpen your pencils, the heat wave is over and a new school term is upon us. We cover some of the news stories of the summer plus our favourite bonkers surveys, including a shockingly disgusting underpants poll and the best place to find love (Oxford, apparently). Plus, it's Pandora's favourite prize of the year - no, not the Pulitzer, not even the Nobel - it's Rear of the Year. Reccs Euphoria on Sky Game Face on Channel 4 Scarlett Curtis on Russell Brand’s Under The Skin Giles Coren on novel acknowledgements https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pretentious-bores-make-me-want-to-burn-every-book-7lh5cv8cn Indistractable, by Nir Eyal Cribsheet, by Emily Ostler We Need New Stories, by Nesrine Malik Such A Fun Age, by Kiley Reid The Most Fun We Ever Had, by Claire Lombardo Twas The Night Before Christmas, by Adam Kay On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout Expectations, by Anna Hope Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris ...

81 MINSEP 4
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A Bumper Back To School Book Special

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Style Guide; & On Young People Not Watching The News on TV

EHave you survived the heat wave? HAVE YOU? This week, Dolly discovers a woman who loves a chandelier, Jared O’Mara resigns after assault charges and his press chief sensationally quit via Jared’s own Twitter, and justice is served as the 4 teenagers who assaulted Melania Geymonat and Chris, in May, are charged. Plus a clip from the archive of Kate Moss and Johnny Depp’s arsecrack. It’ll make sense when you hear it. (God bless the 90s.) We discuss Leader of the House of Commons’ Jacob Rees-Mogg’s antiquated style guide (banning the use of ‘very’, ‘lot’, commas after ‘and’ and, (see what we did there?) er, ‘got’) and the practicalities of a life led in Esq. We also discuss how young people get their news and the pros and cons to less television. The High Low is now on a break for August and will be back in September! E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Buy tickets to our Manchester show of The High Low Experience at www.faneproductions.com/highlow Links ...

62 MINJUL 30
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Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Style Guide; & On Young People Not Watching The News on TV

Instagram's Proposed Removal of The 'Like' Counter; & Why Are We So Obsessed With Other People's Process?

EDing dong the BoJo's in. Duuuuuude. This week: curry seagull; the controversial Cats trailer; and why Ireland's 8th amendment might have been repealed - but is far from what has been legally mandated. And on today’s agenda, we delve into Instagram's proposed removal of the 'like' counter, which is being trialled in countries including Japan and Australia. Will this change social media for the better? Will it eradicate 'comparisonitus', a flimsiness of self constructed on dopamine hits, and the homogeneity of 'basic' culture? And what is the future for influencer culture? Dolly and I discuss, with reference to our own complicity in this personal profit model. We also tackle our growing obsession with the processes and routines of people we admire. From beauty to work to sleep to exercise, we are obsessed with the schedules of other people. But what does that say about the way we live our lives? Is it an attempt to shrug off our own lives and co-opt what we perceive to be a happier, more optimised one? If you would like to come and see The High Lowlive in action,there are a fewtickets left to ourManchester show. Book here! www.faneproductions/com/highlow E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Links Kate Kellaway interviews Lemn Sissay for The Guardian, 2016https://bit.ly/2bs5oGL Frank Sinatra Has Got A Cold, by Gay Talese for Esquire, 1966https://bit.ly/2uLGEqS Profile of Zadie Smith in The Telegraph, 2002https://bit.ly/2JV4ftK 'Police officers demanded to see my books' by Elif Shafak for The Guardianhttps://bit.ly/2Y63aZ8 Is Instagram's removal of its 'like' counter a turning point in social media?https://bit.ly/2Y220yI Megan Nolan on her teenage relationships with older men for The New Statesman:https://bit.ly/2McXEhb Caitlin Moran on not slut-shaming daughters:https://bit.ly/2YnjLrt Why are we obsessed with other people's daily habits? by Suzannah Showler:https://bit.ly/32OVIkP Less by Andrew Sean Greer So Lucky, by Dawn O'Porter, pre-order now 10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World, by Elif Shafak Have You Heard George's Podcast? By George Mpangahttps://apple.co/2PieAST Zadie Smith interview on the Touré Showhttps://bit.ly/2M9mDBM For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

63 MINJUL 24
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Instagram's Proposed Removal of The 'Like' Counter; & Why Are We So Obsessed With Other People's Process?

An Author Special with The One, The Only, The National Treasure: David Nicholls

EWestminster rules in favour of gay marriage and abortion rights in Northern Ireland, former EDL leader Tommy Robinson is sentenced to 9 months in prison (and banned from YouTube), a man dressed in a gimp suit terrorises the people of Somerset, and a love letter from Tupac to Madonna is expected to fetch $300,000 at auction. Plus, how do YOU feel about Matt Hancock's plan to link up Alexa and the NHS? (Spoiler alert: Dolly doesn't like robots.) Today we have the man who has sold 8millionbooks, who possesses the most delicious voice you've ever heard (it even beats Philippe Sands), the one and only David Nicholls, on the show. The screenwriter of multiple hits such as Great Expectations and Patrick Melrose and the best-selling author of Starter for 10, The Understudy, One Day and Us, he is back with a new novel, Sweet Sorrow, about a teenage summer romance in the 80s. We talk about teenage love, parenting and being parented, writing, anxiety in the internet age andthattwist in One Day. E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Links Pre-order Dolly's novel, Ghosts, here!https://www.waterstones.com/book/ghosts/dolly-alderton/9781785177255 Sweet Sorrow, byDavid Nichollshttps://www.waterstones.com/book/sweet-sorrow/david-nicholls/9781529393088 Sweet Home, by Wendy Erskinehttps://www.waterstones.com/book/sweet-home/wendy-erskine/9781906539726 My Name Is Why, by Lemn Sissayhttps://www.waterstones.com/book/my-name-is-why/lemn-sissay/9781786892348 The Lingering of Loss, by Jill Lepore for The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/08/the-lingering-of-loss Kids Don't Damage Women's Careers - Men Do, by Jessica Valenti for Medium's GENhttps://gen.medium.com/kids-dont-damage-women-s-careers-men-do-eb07cba689b8 David Szalay on All That Man Is, for BBC Radio 4's Bookclubhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005mg6 Lemn Sissay on Radio 4 Desert Island Discshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06gthsz The Adam Buxton Podcast: episode 100 http://adam-buxton.co.uk/podcasts/ep100-joe-cornish-louis-theroux For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

84 MINJUL 16
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An Author Special with The One, The Only, The National Treasure: David Nicholls

Latest Episodes

We've Only Gone And Done It: A Deep-Dive Into Wagatha Christie

EThe chicken nugget Reddit scandal and our favourite polls from the week including what is no longer selling in shops (drones and suspenders) and what not to say on a date. And of course, it's the Wagatha Christie scandal. Coleen Rooney masked as Poirot outed fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy as the person she believed to be leaking false stories about her to the tabloids. Coleen social's media post went viral and soon Netflix were wondering if they should launch a series about it, Keira Knightley offered to play Coleen, and Paul Rudd just looked baffled. How and why did this story gather such extraordinary reach? Is it anything to do with feminism? What does it say about the way celebrities now use social media? And our perception of WAGs? And DID SHE DO IT? The High Low is now on tour - thank you to everyone who came to the Barbican on the 12th, see some more of you in Dublin on the 20th! E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Links Ronan Farrowinterview, by Emma Brockes for Th...

69 MIN2 d ago
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We've Only Gone And Done It: A Deep-Dive Into Wagatha Christie

Prince Harry's Letter To The Tabloids; & Do Brits Spend Money On Being Polite?

EIt's a big week for the food chains: Pizza Express - every millennial's favourite nostalgic restaurant - is in chronic debt; and Rory Stewart has pledged allegiance to Pret. We talk loos and why women spend 2.3 times as long in the loo as men, the return of our favourite podcast, Dear Joan and Jericha, Jason Donovan's turn as a fire fighter and Rod Stewart's heroic move, after a couple's wedding was scuppered by the Thomas Cook crash. Also today, Prince Harry's letter to the tabloids and Meghan's lawsuit against The Mail on Sunday, about the paparazzi bullying of his wife, Meghan (and the leaking of Thomas Markle's letter) which he compares to the plight of his mother, Princess Diana and calls, "history repeating itself". The royal biographers are muttering into their bone china tea cups, but is his voluble emotion - and fury - justified, or will it prove counter-productive? And Dolly has found a poll about politeness. Do British people spend more money on being polite? E-mailthehig...

71 MIN1 w ago
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Prince Harry's Letter To The Tabloids; & Do Brits Spend Money On Being Polite?

An Author Special With Drag Queen Amrou Al-Kadhi

EGreta Thunberg gave an emotional speech at the UN Climate Summit in NYC, Sally Challen did her first video interview about emotional abuse and coercive control to Sky News since she was cleared of murdering her husband in July and Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberrybecame Dolly's new hero after her vibey turn at the Labour party conference. In shocking news, the inventor of the labradoodle has admitted that he regrets creating the hybrid dog and Demi Moore has released a sizzling autobiography about her marriageto Ashton Kutcher. This week we have an author special with Amrou Al-Kadhi. The Iraqi-Brit drag queen known as Glamrou of the drag troupe Denim, they are the author of a new coming-of-age memoir,Unicorn, about navigating a queer identity within a religion that considers homosexuality a crime. They talk about intersectionality, family, the act of transforming pain into pleasure via drag, discovering Sufism and seeking acceptance. The High Low Experience starts next week ...

72 MIN2 w ago
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An Author Special With Drag Queen Amrou Al-Kadhi

Digital Etiquette (& Why We Need It); & Male Vs Female Vanity

EIt’s a riot of celebrity news this week: Madonna, J-Lo and Brad n Leo’s sarnie dates. Whole gang’s here. Plus: Mark Ronson’s sapiosexuality, Fleabag’s Emmy sweep, Thomas Cook’s crash and Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal. Also this week: we discuss male vs female vanity (klaxon: men look in the mirror more than women) and Debrett’s etiquette guide for Facebook messenger. What does this (slightly hilarious) meeting of minds tell us about how desperately we need digital etiquette? We discuss online communication in the age of the constant feedback loop. We’re going on tour and we want your stories! Send us your best yarns - funny, moving, shocking, riveting - to the e-mail address below. And for those of you who still want tickets to The High Low Experience - there are a few left for our Manchester show:www.faneproductions.com/our-shows/the-high-low-experience E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links Talking To Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell State of the Un...

64 MIN3 w ago
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Digital Etiquette (& Why We Need It); & Male Vs Female Vanity

She Said; Once Upon A Time In Hollywood; & The Personal Essay That 'Broke' The Internet

EIt's always good to start with a jolly, and this time we've found a woman who wore a dinosaur costume to her sister's wedding. Also today, we play a clip from Chanel Miller, the "Emily Doe" of the Brock Turner sexual assault case, whose memoir is soon to be published, and discuss the shocking news that domestic abuse is at a 5-year high in the UK. This week Pandora has devoured She Said, the book by the Pulitzer prizewinning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey who broke the Harvey Weinstein story, followed by that of Christine Blasey Ford. We discuss their impact on MeToo, *that* leaked Lisa Bloom memo and their thoughts on the Believe All Women hashtag. We also discuss Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Tarantino's fictional re-telling of the Manson murders and the personal essay that 'broke' the internet: by the Instagram ghost-writer, Natalie Beach, which we received an unprecedented amount of requests to cover. What does the enthusiasm for this story - it was in the UK's top 5 tweets - tell us about female friendship, schadenfreude and emotional exposure in the internet age? ALSO: WE NEED YOUR STORIES! As part of The High Low Experience, we want to include your best stories: your funniest, saddest, weirdest, most shocking, interesting, moving - stories that have been passed down/ along through friends, family, the pub.Please e-mail:thehighlowshow@gmail.com.Send us your best yarns. Recommendations She Said, by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Know My Name, by Chanel Miller (out Sept 24th) The White Album by Joan Didion Bolder by Helen Cathcart and Dominique Afacan The story of Caroline Calloway and her ghost writer, Natalie Beach, for The Cuthttps://bit.ly/2mbLY3j The complicated ethics of publishing personal essays online, by Micha Frazer-Carroll for gal-demhttps://bit.ly/2kmG9iR The con-artist and her mark, by Sarah Ditum for The Guardianhttps://bit.ly/2m1gRXN An interview with Natalie Beach, by Jonah Engel Bromwich for The New York Timeshttps://nyti.ms/2kj2k9E The pain of clearing out my parents' house, by Janice Turner for The Timeshttps://bit.ly/2kjnK6q Interview with Kantor and Twohey on NPR's Fresh Airhttps://n.pr/2kD2icN For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

78 MINSEP 18
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She Said; Once Upon A Time In Hollywood; & The Personal Essay That 'Broke' The Internet

An Author Special on Being The Other Mother with Comedian Jen Brister

Dolly's found an emotional support horse called Flirty; Pandora is in love with a Twitter thread about what it was really like to work in HMV. And - gird your loins - Thatcher Wine has done his FIRST INTERVIEW. It's predictably surreal. Today we host comedian Jen Brister, the author of The Other Mother, published by Square Peg at Penguin Random House, about same sex relationships and being not the biological mother to her twin boys, but "the other one". We talk parenthood, partnership and the pressure of having to come out all over again, as a gay mother. E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Links The Other Mother, by Jen Bristerhttps://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1116917/the-other-mother/9781910931967 The Testaments, by Margaret Atwoodhttps://www.waterstones.com/book/the-testaments/9781784742324 Thatcher Wine interview by Hilary Reid for The Cuthttps://www.thecut.com/2019/09/thatcher-wine-juniper-books.html Anthony Ekundayo Lennon interview on being accused of 'passing'...

80 MINSEP 11
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An Author Special on Being The Other Mother with Comedian Jen Brister

A Bumper Back To School Book Special

EHello High Lowers! Sharpen your pencils, the heat wave is over and a new school term is upon us. We cover some of the news stories of the summer plus our favourite bonkers surveys, including a shockingly disgusting underpants poll and the best place to find love (Oxford, apparently). Plus, it's Pandora's favourite prize of the year - no, not the Pulitzer, not even the Nobel - it's Rear of the Year. Reccs Euphoria on Sky Game Face on Channel 4 Scarlett Curtis on Russell Brand’s Under The Skin Giles Coren on novel acknowledgements https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pretentious-bores-make-me-want-to-burn-every-book-7lh5cv8cn Indistractable, by Nir Eyal Cribsheet, by Emily Ostler We Need New Stories, by Nesrine Malik Such A Fun Age, by Kiley Reid The Most Fun We Ever Had, by Claire Lombardo Twas The Night Before Christmas, by Adam Kay On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout Expectations, by Anna Hope Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris ...

81 MINSEP 4
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A Bumper Back To School Book Special

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Style Guide; & On Young People Not Watching The News on TV

EHave you survived the heat wave? HAVE YOU? This week, Dolly discovers a woman who loves a chandelier, Jared O’Mara resigns after assault charges and his press chief sensationally quit via Jared’s own Twitter, and justice is served as the 4 teenagers who assaulted Melania Geymonat and Chris, in May, are charged. Plus a clip from the archive of Kate Moss and Johnny Depp’s arsecrack. It’ll make sense when you hear it. (God bless the 90s.) We discuss Leader of the House of Commons’ Jacob Rees-Mogg’s antiquated style guide (banning the use of ‘very’, ‘lot’, commas after ‘and’ and, (see what we did there?) er, ‘got’) and the practicalities of a life led in Esq. We also discuss how young people get their news and the pros and cons to less television. The High Low is now on a break for August and will be back in September! E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet @thehighlowshow Buy tickets to our Manchester show of The High Low Experience at www.faneproductions.com/highlow Links ...

62 MINJUL 30
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Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Style Guide; & On Young People Not Watching The News on TV

Instagram's Proposed Removal of The 'Like' Counter; & Why Are We So Obsessed With Other People's Process?

EDing dong the BoJo's in. Duuuuuude. This week: curry seagull; the controversial Cats trailer; and why Ireland's 8th amendment might have been repealed - but is far from what has been legally mandated. And on today’s agenda, we delve into Instagram's proposed removal of the 'like' counter, which is being trialled in countries including Japan and Australia. Will this change social media for the better? Will it eradicate 'comparisonitus', a flimsiness of self constructed on dopamine hits, and the homogeneity of 'basic' culture? And what is the future for influencer culture? Dolly and I discuss, with reference to our own complicity in this personal profit model. We also tackle our growing obsession with the processes and routines of people we admire. From beauty to work to sleep to exercise, we are obsessed with the schedules of other people. But what does that say about the way we live our lives? Is it an attempt to shrug off our own lives and co-opt what we perceive to be a happier, more optimised one? If you would like to come and see The High Lowlive in action,there are a fewtickets left to ourManchester show. Book here! www.faneproductions/com/highlow E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Links Kate Kellaway interviews Lemn Sissay for The Guardian, 2016https://bit.ly/2bs5oGL Frank Sinatra Has Got A Cold, by Gay Talese for Esquire, 1966https://bit.ly/2uLGEqS Profile of Zadie Smith in The Telegraph, 2002https://bit.ly/2JV4ftK 'Police officers demanded to see my books' by Elif Shafak for The Guardianhttps://bit.ly/2Y63aZ8 Is Instagram's removal of its 'like' counter a turning point in social media?https://bit.ly/2Y220yI Megan Nolan on her teenage relationships with older men for The New Statesman:https://bit.ly/2McXEhb Caitlin Moran on not slut-shaming daughters:https://bit.ly/2YnjLrt Why are we obsessed with other people's daily habits? by Suzannah Showler:https://bit.ly/32OVIkP Less by Andrew Sean Greer So Lucky, by Dawn O'Porter, pre-order now 10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World, by Elif Shafak Have You Heard George's Podcast? By George Mpangahttps://apple.co/2PieAST Zadie Smith interview on the Touré Showhttps://bit.ly/2M9mDBM For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

63 MINJUL 24
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An Author Special with The One, The Only, The National Treasure: David Nicholls

EWestminster rules in favour of gay marriage and abortion rights in Northern Ireland, former EDL leader Tommy Robinson is sentenced to 9 months in prison (and banned from YouTube), a man dressed in a gimp suit terrorises the people of Somerset, and a love letter from Tupac to Madonna is expected to fetch $300,000 at auction. Plus, how do YOU feel about Matt Hancock's plan to link up Alexa and the NHS? (Spoiler alert: Dolly doesn't like robots.) Today we have the man who has sold 8millionbooks, who possesses the most delicious voice you've ever heard (it even beats Philippe Sands), the one and only David Nicholls, on the show. The screenwriter of multiple hits such as Great Expectations and Patrick Melrose and the best-selling author of Starter for 10, The Understudy, One Day and Us, he is back with a new novel, Sweet Sorrow, about a teenage summer romance in the 80s. We talk about teenage love, parenting and being parented, writing, anxiety in the internet age andthattwist in One Day. E-mailthehighlowshow@gmail.com Tweet@thehighlowshow Links Pre-order Dolly's novel, Ghosts, here!https://www.waterstones.com/book/ghosts/dolly-alderton/9781785177255 Sweet Sorrow, byDavid Nichollshttps://www.waterstones.com/book/sweet-sorrow/david-nicholls/9781529393088 Sweet Home, by Wendy Erskinehttps://www.waterstones.com/book/sweet-home/wendy-erskine/9781906539726 My Name Is Why, by Lemn Sissayhttps://www.waterstones.com/book/my-name-is-why/lemn-sissay/9781786892348 The Lingering of Loss, by Jill Lepore for The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/08/the-lingering-of-loss Kids Don't Damage Women's Careers - Men Do, by Jessica Valenti for Medium's GENhttps://gen.medium.com/kids-dont-damage-women-s-careers-men-do-eb07cba689b8 David Szalay on All That Man Is, for BBC Radio 4's Bookclubhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005mg6 Lemn Sissay on Radio 4 Desert Island Discshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06gthsz The Adam Buxton Podcast: episode 100 http://adam-buxton.co.uk/podcasts/ep100-joe-cornish-louis-theroux For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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An Author Special with The One, The Only, The National Treasure: David Nicholls

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