After historic mid-term election results (and a frenetic press conference)... where does the US go from here?
In the space of one week, the United States has witnessed historic mid-term election results, a frenetic press conference in which Donald Trump clashed with a CNN White House correspondent – (followed by the President’s Press Secretary tweeting a doctored video alleging that the reporter sexually assaulted a female intern) – and the potentially unconstitutional firing of the Attorney General in an apparent attempt to undermine investigations into supposed Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Mr Trump didn’t stop the controversy there: he also blamed Barack Obama for America’s lack of safety, claimed that not enough was being done to tackle Californian wildfires even though he reduced funds for forest management, and he failed to turn up to one of the memorial services in Paris commemorating the centenary of World War I because it was raining.
Discussing the direction of the United States from here on…
The British government has announced that it will consider whether to recognise misogyny as a hate crime.
Hate crime describes an act “motivated by racial, sexual or other prejudice, typically one involving violence”.
Back in September, the government announced that it will consider whether to recognise misogyny and street harassment of women as a hate crime, in a move hailed as an “amazing” victory by anti-sexism campaigners. But Sara Thornton, chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, has recently warned that the police are too stretched to take on all issues. She said that while “treating misogyny as a hate crime is a concern for some well-organised campaigning organisations”, her forces simply “do not have the resources to do everything”.
Thornton’s sentiments have been echoed by Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service Cressida Dick, who has claimed that focusing on classifying misogyny as a hate crime and recording incidents of it is diverting attention away from bigger priorities. She added that officers should…
Throne of Glass - The Podcast explores the books in the smash hit Throne of Glass series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas.
Years in the making, the international bestselling Throne of Glass has drawn to an epic, unforgettable conclusion with the release of 'Kingdom of Ash' - out now.
To celebrate - sisters Lekhika Chaudhary and Vedanti, and their producer James, are sitting down to discuss the series book-by-book, looking at the book's themes and inviting listeners to calling with their favourite moments from across the series. Plus, each episode they are making predictions for beloved characters. Who will make it to the final page?
Listen to Episode 6 - about the sixth and final book, 'Kingdom of Ash' - below or on your favourite podcast store, here.
Sisters Lekhika and Vedanti, and their producer James, discuss the sixth and final book in the Throne of Glass series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas. (42 minutes)
A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West
Watching The Throne is an in-depth-yet-entertaining dive into the lyrics and narrative artistry of Kanye West's music. Hosts Travis and Chris go track by track through Ye's discography, revealing the narrative and poetic techniques he uses, tracking his growth as a storyteller, and illuminating the narratives behind his albums.
For Kanye fans, this might be the Ye-centric lyrical discussion you've been waiting for. For musicians and writers, this is practical insight into how one of the best storytellers in music history does what he does. Plus, there is a news show about Kanye, Kim, North, Saint, and Jay-Z. We look at the top 5 posts from Reddit's Kanye community, r/Kanye. And discuss other relevant Ye topics. And there's the interview series, My StorYe, where Travis and Chris interview people about their relationship with Kanye West.
Throughout the course of 'Graduation', Kanye West moves on from Chicago to conquer…