The App That ‘Strips’ Women of Their Make-up; and Boris Johnson’s Comments on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

No singing this week courtesy of Louis Theroux, but three different accents from Pandora in compensation. 

This week on The High Low, we discuss Boris Johnson’s buffoonery - and when being a dotard can put another woman’s life in danger. Our hearts go out to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 19 months into a 5 year sentence in Iran. As Boris (finally) meets Nazanin’s husband, Richard, we discuss the Foreign Secretary and why we struggle to understand the seeming impotence of the government in scenarios such as these.

Also today, the controversial new app, MakeApp, which leaves women ‘barefaced’. Dolly think it’s misogynistic; Pandora thinks it’s yet another example of tech working against cultural psychology and the greater good. BTW Pandora did it and Dolly thought she looked better than normal, so, that’s interesting.

And Pandora busts the myth of tumeric lattes with the help of registered dietician Rosie Saunt.

Fun fact to (slightly) bum you out: Amazon have revealed that Fifty Shades of Grey is the No1 downloaded book on Kindle, of all time.

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Louis Theroux documentaries on anorexia, and heroin, on BBC iPlayer

Motherland, on BBC iPlayer


Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

A Different Kind of Pregnancy Announcement, by Leandra Medine for Man Repeller

How The Myth of The Artistic Genius Excuses The Abuse of Women, by Amanda Hess for The New York Times

Out of Time by Miranda Sawyer:

The Cult of Boris Johnson by Grace Dent: 

Is MakeApp sexist, by Madison Malone Kircher: