Should Celebrities Be Involved In Prison Reform?; & The Lunacy of Hen/Stag Season

There's been a garden gnome heist and Trump's on his state visit (those are inter-connected stories, naturally.) Love Island is back - but is there any actual body diversity? 


We discuss Kim Kardashian-West's campaign for clemency for convicted murderer and death row inmate, Kevin Cooper. Should celebrities lend their weight to social reform; or is this signify a dangerous "mission creep"? 


And it's silly season: that of hens and stags. With the help of YOU, our brilliant High Low listeners, we discuss the maddest hen stories out there and throw in a few new surveys, for good measure.


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Grief is the Thing With Feathers, by Max Porter

My Dark Vanessa, by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth 

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read by Philippa Perry 

Terry Gross interviews Howard Stern, for Fresh Air https://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/2019/05/14/723182920/fresh-air-for-may-14-2019-howard-stern-part-1

Why Morrissey Fans Feel So Betrayed by Tim Jonze https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/may/30/bigmouth-strikes-again-morrissey-songs-loneliness-shyness-misfits-far-right-party-tonight-show-jimmy-fallon

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