‘Twas the week of Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ sofa row, the ‘tube pusher’ is charged with attempted murder and the president of Colombia warns against the hypocrisy of the “woke who do coke”. Dolly’s obsessed with Pink Gin Lady - her new summer meme - and Pandora’s perturbed by Charmin’s industrial-sized ‘Forever Roll’ for millennials (do we hate shopping for basic sanitation? Or do we just shit more?)
In this week’s ep we discuss the #sponcon leak that blew up the internet - after the ‘pitch deck’ for New York influencer and Goop Partnership Director, Marissa Casey Fuchs, was leaked to The Atlantic. Does she deserve the white hot wrath of the Internet? And what does this incident tell us about the celebrification of everyone, schadenfreude and our consumer obsession with free shit?
Also today, a new survey has revealed that 72% of Brits ‘recoil’ when they hear another Brit abroad. NB: if we hear you on our holiday, we *will* hide behind a pot plant.
Easy on Netflix
Evvie Drake Starts Over, by Linda Holmes
You Accomplished Something Great. So Now What? A. C. Shilton on ‘Arrival Fallacy’, for The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/28/smarter-living/you-accomplished-something-great-so-now-what.amp.html
Why Going To Bed By 10pm is The Secret To A Happy, Healthy Life, by India Knight for The Sunday Times Magazine https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/why-going-to-bed-by-10pm-is-the-secret-to-a-happy-healthy-life-qp69kkmxz
The Case For Re-Defining Fertility, by Anna Louie Sussman for The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-inquiry/the-case-for-social-infertility/amp
The Rise and Fall of Babe.Net, by Allison P. Davies for The Cut https://www.thecut.com/2019/06/babe-net-aziz-ansari-date-rise-and-fall.html
Welcome to the Era of Branded Engagements, by Taylor Lorenz for The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/592141/
Why 200K People Couldn’t Look Away From This Influencer’s Viral Engagement Stunt, by Cait Munro for Refinery 29 https://www.refinery29.com/amp/en-gb/2019/06/236248/marissa-fuchs-engagement-proposal-instagram-influencer-viral-response
Brene Brown on Russell Brand https://player.fm/series/under-the-skin-with-russell-brand-1504231/ep-85-vulnerability-and-power-with-brene-brown
Fortunately With Fi And Jane https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07dstjl
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