SIM 461 Pod 140: Craftivism, cunning characters, and caring

There’s plenty to be making noise about at the moment, but activism can take many different forms, so in this week’s podzine, Hannah gets on the blower to comedian, writer and Standard Issue fave, Jenny Éclair, to chat about her new BBC show Craftivism: Making a Difference, and the power of picking up your pins and needles. Since January is the perfect time to curl up with a good book, Jen is chatting to author Susie Yang about her debut novel, White Ivy, an alternative immigrant narrative and brilliantly dark class critique. We’re feeling Priti vacant and generally pretty fucked off at the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and the CPS’s handling of rape cases in the Bush Telegraph. In Jenny off the Blocks, Jen talks #ICare and the women’s rugby players calling out online abuse, and there’s some incongruous traffic-related violation as Rated or Dated tackles Rocky V.

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