Ashley 'Dotty' Charles on outrage culture & social media

Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles is a broadcaster and writer from south London. After joining the BBC in 2014 she became the first solo female to host the BBC Radio 1Xtra Breakfast Show in 2016, leading the breakfast show to its highest-ever audience and interviewing everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Will Smith. She has presented TV programmes including BBC One’s music show, ’Sounds Like Friday Night’, and BBC Three’s ’Story of Grime’ documentary series.


Dotty is currently the Lead Cultural Curator at Apple Music and the host of Apple Music 1 show The Dotty Show, as well as a Commissioning Editor at GRAZIA. Last year, The Times lauded her as ‘the powerful new voice of her generation.’

Her debut book “Outraged: Why Everyone is Shouting and No One is Talking” is an essential read for anyone who uses the internet and engages with outrage culture (that’s most of us). Dotty takes a candid and hilarious exploration into the state of cancel culture in our online world, and how we can channel our collective outrage back into the fights that matter.

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This podcast was edited and produced by Venetia La Manna. The artwork was designed by Alex Sedano and the music was composed by William Haxworth.

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