Jacqui Honess-Martin’s brilliant ITV drama, Maternal, centres on three female doctors going back to work after having children and our Jen bloody loves it. As well as exploring mumhood and female friendship, it’s also a warts-and-all look at the NHS, so Jen and Jacqui chat dodgy temperatures, dodgy infrastructure, and why it’s not helpful to put the NHS on a pedestal. Hannah’s been on the Zoom with Rachel Casey, Director of Canine Behaviour and Research at Dogs Trust, to talk about the cost of living crisis, how it's affecting pet owners and what can be done to keep pets with their owners.In Jenny Off The Blocks, even Alex Morgan doesn’t understand FIFA, while in Rated or Dated, Hannah and Mick’s forthcoming trip to Rome could be on the rocks following a discussion of who’s the real prick in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. And in the Bush Telegraph, there’s abhorrent nonsense in America, abhorrent nonsense over here, but some potentially good news from Australia. A heads up that this is a particularly C-bomb heavy episode, but, y’know, with good cause as ever.*If you are struggling to look after your dog and need support, if you're interested in fostering or adopting a dog, or if you want to make a donation, you can find out more at the Dogs Trust website https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/standardissuespodcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.