Ireland’s abortion referendum; and a deep-dive into the royal wedding

This week, we discuss why Ireland’s proposed repeal of the 8th amendment on 25th May, is so important. We learn about Ireland’s history (from the brutal 'symphysiotomy’ procedure, to the abuse of unmarried mothers in mother and baby homes like Bon Secours) and talk to Irish writer, Caroline O’Donoghue about what pro-choice campaigners learned from Brexit’s liberal echo chamber.

And of COURSE, we discuss the royal wedding. From the funny bits (he-llo Bishop Michael Curry) to the starry bits (Oprah, hashtag kween); the cringe bits (hi Suits cast on Instagram) to the emo bits (Harry thanking his “pa”); and, of course, the socio-political bits (is this the first time the media has used the term ‘bi-racial’? And why is that so meaningful?) we cover it all.

We’ll be doing a *live* episode of The High Low at the Möet & Chandon summer house in London on the 8th June, and you can sign up here >

Links for this week’s show

Justice for Noura Change.Org petition

The Let Down, on Netflix

The Scarlett Letter Reports, hosted by Amanda Knox for Broadly

The Real Housewives of Cheshire, on ITVBe 

Euthanasia: one family’s story, by Mark Smith for The Times Magazine

This Is Ireland - a short documentary on YouTube

Abortion: Ireland's last taboo by Janice Turner for The Times:

Elaine Welteroth on the media’s embrace of the term, ‘bi-racial’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the first woke royals, by India Knight for The Sunday Times Magazine

Reads Like A Four podcast: 

A Very English Scandal on BBC iPlayer: 

Tig Notaro on Fresh Air: 

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