Culture

BetterPod: Sophia Smith Galer myth-busts the sex misinformation crisis
sex ed

BetterPod: Sophia Smith Galer myth-busts the sex misinformation crisis

Sophia Smith Galer says our sex education is failing us. She joins BetterPod to champion inclusive and equitable sex.

Scattered All Over the Earth review: A fascinating tale of language and culture in flux
Book reviews

Scattered All Over the Earth review: A fascinating tale of language and culture in flux

This is a novel with a dry wit, thanks to cultural misunderstandings, but it has serious questions at its heart.

Two shows about parenting that will make anyone think twice about wanting kids
TV

Two shows about parenting that will make anyone think twice about wanting kids

The dark side of parenting has become its own genre, and these two TV shows will make anyone think twice about having kids.

Top 5 books about musicians, chosen by the late Mark Lanegan
Top 5 Books

Top 5 books about musicians, chosen by the late Mark Lanegan

Sea of Tranquility review: Time travel is anything but tired in this wonderfully inventive novel
Book reviews

Sea of Tranquility review: Time travel is anything but tired in this wonderfully inventive novel

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Michael Palin: Going around the world in 80 days now would be a much less happy experience
Culture

Michael Palin: Going around the world in 80 days now would be a much less happy experience

The solution to racism controversy in opera is staring us in the face
music

The solution to racism controversy in opera is staring us in the face

The Perfect Golden Circle review: Not just another take on the cultural fights of the ’80s
Book reviews

The Perfect Golden Circle review: Not just another take on the cultural fights of the ’80s

Book reviews: Vladimir by Julia May Jonas and Either/Or by Elif Batuman
Book reviews

Book reviews: Vladimir by Julia May Jonas and Either/Or by Elif Batuman

Sandra Newman’s The Men: A crunchy and compelling dystopia
Book reviews

Sandra Newman’s The Men: A crunchy and compelling dystopia

David George Haskell: What my grandfather taught me about birdsong
Books

David George Haskell: What my grandfather taught me about birdsong

Top 5 children’s books set in Africa, chosen by Efua Traoré
Books

Top 5 children’s books set in Africa, chosen by Efua Traoré

Fragile: The Taiwanese protest song that China couldn’t silence
Protest

Fragile: The Taiwanese protest song that China couldn’t silence

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BetterPod: Paris Marx on Silicon Valley and the future of transportation
transport

BetterPod: Paris Marx on Silicon Valley and the future of transportation

P.P. Arnold: ‘I was in a relationship with a white boy that just happened to be Mick Jagger’
Letter to my Younger Self

P.P. Arnold: ‘I was in a relationship with a white boy that just happened to be Mick Jagger’

What would a world without borders look like?
Books

What would a world without borders look like?

Book reviews: The Candy House and Eyes of the Void
Book reviews

Book reviews: The Candy House and Eyes of the Void

Top 5 books for young nature lovers, chosen by Dr Jess French
Books

Top 5 books for young nature lovers, chosen by Dr Jess French

Nudes by Elle Nash: short, sharp and sometimes shocking
Book reviews

Nudes by Elle Nash: short, sharp and sometimes shocking

Robin Ince on the road: Salt Lake city is so friendly it’s like a horror movie
Culture

Robin Ince on the road: Salt Lake city is so friendly it’s like a horror movie

There really is a number so big it could make your mind implode
Number crunching

There really is a number so big it could make your mind implode

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A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G Summers: a delve inside the mind of a monster
Book Review

A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G Summers: a delve inside the mind of a monster

Asim Chaudhry in The Sandman: ‘I actually auditioned for Cain. They thought I was a bit too nice’
TV

Asim Chaudhry in The Sandman: ‘I actually auditioned for Cain. They thought I was a bit too nice’

Gary Numan: ‘Fame is like jumping onto a speeding train. At some point you lose your grip’
Letter To My Younger Self

Gary Numan: ‘Fame is like jumping onto a speeding train. At some point you lose your grip’

Simon Brodkin on his ADHD diagnosis
Comedy

Simon Brodkin on his ADHD diagnosis

This Is The Modern World: New exhibition showcases Paul Weller from The Jam to The Style Council
Music

This Is The Modern World: New exhibition showcases Paul Weller from The Jam to The Style Council

BetterPod: Jonn Elledge on how to avoid falling for conspiracy theories
conspiracies

BetterPod: Jonn Elledge on how to avoid falling for conspiracy theories

Top 5 books on the light shed by astrophysics, selected by Dr Emma Chapman
Top 5 Books

Top 5 books on the light shed by astrophysics, selected by Dr Emma Chapman

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow review: A friendship tale that straddles Shakespeare and gaming
Book review

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow review: A friendship tale that straddles Shakespeare and gaming

Top 5 books about multicultural London, chosen by Ania Bas
Top 5 books

Top 5 books about multicultural London, chosen by Ania Bas

Lev Parikian: The man who tracked the 72 seasons
Nature

Lev Parikian: The man who tracked the 72 seasons

Why you should check out Jonny Trunk and his treasure trove of strange music
Music

Why you should check out Jonny Trunk and his treasure trove of strange music

Comedian Chloe Petts: ‘Wake up! Cancel culture doesn’t exist’
Comedy

Comedian Chloe Petts: ‘Wake up! Cancel culture doesn’t exist’

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