An Author Special with Holly Bourne & The Problem With Tiger King

It's Week 4 of lockdown and we hope all you cats and kittens are doing okay. Sorry - blame Carole Baskin. We've been watching Tiger King and eesh, do we feel icky. We discuss why that is and why streamed content is becoming increasingly crass. What does the flatpacking of problematic people into entertainment, reveal about us?

Also today, Dolly interviews the YA and contemporary novelist, Holly Bourne, about her new book, Pretending. They discuss sexual violence, the cultural expectations of sex and romance and why porn is doing women a disservice. And we discuss some podcasts that will help us all navigate what Brene Brown calls "the collective weary".


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House of Glass by Hadley Freeman

Pretending, by Holly Bourne

Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay and Diaries, by Emma Thompson

Coming Undone, by Terri White, out July and avail online for pre-order

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Watching & Listening

Alain de Botton on How To Fail with Elizabeth Day

Unlocking Us, with Brene Brown

Save Me Too, on Sky Atlantic

Tiger King, on Netflix

Nothing Like A Dame, available to buy or rent on Amazon prime 

Song For Our Daughter by Laura Marling

Retro Sweat - the 80s aerobics class online

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