Soft Ghosting, Driving Lessons & An Author Special with Louise Callaghan on The Zookeeper That Defied ISIS

We've got facts about sloths, sea turtles and rats that drive cars. We also discuss the new terms we've learned this week - 'soft ghosting' and 'gradualism' - and Harvey Weinstein's appearance at a showcase for emerging comics.


Our author special today is with award-wining journalist and The Sunday Times Middle East correspondent, Louise Callaghan, who has written a tender, funny and impactful book, Father of Lions, about the zookeeper of Mosul who kept his animals alive through the ISIS occupation of 2014-2017. We discuss the nuances of radicalism, what the west is getting wrong with the dialogue around ISIS brides and the reality of working in a warzone. What is daily life like when you're on the frontline? How do you decompress?


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Links


Postmark collaboration with The Miscarriage Association https://postmarkonline.co.uk/miscarriage-association-cards


Father of Lions, by Louise Callaghan https://www.waterstones.com/book/father-of-lions/louise-callaghan/9781789540765


The Examined Life, by Stephen Grosz https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-examined-life/stephen-grosz/9780099549031


Suzanne Moore on Deborah Orr: 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/22/deborah-orr-true-editor-writer-friend-broke-conventions


Sophie Heawood on ageing: 

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/sophie-heawood-confronts-the-reality-of-growing-older-a4268066.html


Alain de Botton on philosophical concepts of failure, on Elizabeth's Day How To Fail podcast https://howtofail.podbean.com/e/how-to-fail-alain-de-botton/


Fortunately with Fi and Jane: 

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/fortunately-with-fi-and-jane/id1220808096?i=1000454885674

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