Alabama's Abortion Ban; & The Trouble with Uber's New 'Silence' Mode

Grumpy Cat has died and we came last (again) in Eurovision. This week Dolly's down a Doris Day content-hole and Pandora's bewitched by the Instagram account @90sanxiety.


We discuss Alabama's new abortion ban - the most restrictive in the States - voted in by 25 white men and reflect on the ongoing battle for agency in Northern Ireland, which sees 28 women travel to England every single day, for an abortion. 


Donate here to Abortion Support Network - https://donate.asn.org.uk/gb-en/donate


And we debate Uber's new 'silence mode' - whereby you will be able to silence your driver. A practical solution for when you need a bit of quiet; or a worrying indicator of our inability to entertain ad hoc conversation? 


It's Time To Hear Alabama's Women - stories from 200 women by The Alabama Media Group https://www.al.com/opinion/2019/05/its-time-to-hear-alabamas-women.html

The clock is turning back on women's rights, by Janice Turner for The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-clock-is-turning-back-on-women-s-rights-x9n9mvqrw

The Matchless Presence of Doris Day, by Anthony Lane: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/postscript/the-matchless-presence-of-doris-day 

Fresh Air remembers Doris Day: https://www.npr.org/2019/05/15/723531128/fresh-air-remembers-hollywood-legend-doris-day 

Jemima Kirke on Woman Of The Hour with Lena Dunham: https://play.acast.com/s/womenofthehour/friendship-bonus-episode-lena-and-jemima

Anjelica Huston on WTF: http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-1018-anjelica-huston

Brene Brown on WTF: http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-1012-bren-brown

Homefire, by Kamila Shamsie

David Harewood on Psychosis, on BBC iPlayer

Dead To Me, on Netflix 


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