Domestic is Not A Dirty Word: An Author Special With The Great American Novelist, Meg Wolitzer

It’s National Biscuit Day! One of (but not the only) favourite days in Dolly’s calendar. We discuss the huge response to our segment on Ireland’s abortion referendum (they repealed!) and issue some vital corrections; natter about why we’re in the golden age of telly; and debate whether a role model - specifically, footballer Raheem Sterling and his gun tattoo - has to reflect societal concerns.

Also today, we host one of our favourite authors Meg Wolitzer, whose novel, The Female Persuasion, makes a timely landing in a post-MeToo age. We discuss inter-generational feminism, female friendship and idolatry and why the ‘domestic novel’ is as important as a grand polemic.


Atlanta, on BBC iPlayer

Hard Knock Wife, by Ali Wong on Netflix

A Very English Scandal on BBC iPlayer

Hadley Freeman on Hugh Grant for The Guardian

Chrissy Iley interviews Patti Smith for The Sunday Times Magazine

Diana Tourjee interviews Caitlyn Jenner for Broadly

Decca Aitkenhead interviews Chelsea Clinton for The Guardian

Tad Friend interviews Donald Glover for The New Yorker 

Nobody Cares by Anne T. Donahue:

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