'Seksbuddies', Robert Pattinson's pasta & information overload

It's a pot noodle of an episode this week. From our favourite pandemic stories around the globe - selected especially to cheer you up - to a bunch of recommendations, a deep-dive into the way we metabolise information now, and a compulsory dwell on Stanley Tucci.

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The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett - out 2nd June

Brit Bennett and Emma Cline in conversation for Entertainment Weekly https://ew.com/books/author-interviews/brit-bennett-emma-cline-in-conversation/

Robert Pattinson interview by Zach Baron for GQ, US edition https://www.gq.com/story/robert-pattinson-on-batman-tenet-isolation-june-cover

Lockdown with My Gen Z nieces, by Sathnam Sanghera for The Times magazine https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sathnam-sanghera-lockdown-with-my-gen-z-nieces-8bcm9qxcx

Dating After Coronavirus, by Nayeema Raza for The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/opinion/coronavirus-dating.html

Here’s how time works now by Eli Grober for McSweeney's: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/heres-how-time-works-now

A Love In Verse: https://www.aloveinverse.com/

Stanley Tucci's Life in Quarantine, for The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/05/stanley-tuccis-life-quarantine/611557/

Sinéad Burke interview on Desert Island Discs https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000j7q5

Dissect podcast https://dissectpodcast.com


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