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…
After reading the new book "SLATED" by Teri Terry, Lekhika asks about rehabilitating criminals by Slating them.
This discussion is brought to you by BKMRK, the book club operated by Hachette Children's Group. To find out about Lekhika Chaudhary's book of the month as part of the BKMRK book club, click here.
The sixth book as part of Lekhika Chaudhary's BKMRK book club is SLATED by Teri Terry.
'SLATED' is set in the UK, around 40 years in the future, where the UK has left the EU and closed its borders. However, there’s a twist! That second chance that everyone wants is offered: the ability to be Slated, AKA have your brain wiped completely.
The book centres on Kyla, a young girl who was Slated – her mind wiped clean by the government, her memories all erased and her personality wiped blank.
The government claims she was a terrorist and by Slating her, they have given her a second…
Three Taylor Swift superfans dissect the entire Swiftography... but not, like, in a creepy way.
Holy Swift is a weekly podcast where three Taylor Swift superfans (Jessica Zaleski, Krista Doyle, and Kelly Boyles) dissect the entire Swift discography (Swiftography?), song-by-song, in meticulous detail. But not, like, in a creepy way.
In Episode 97, we play more listener games and talk about Krista's Australian accent and the song 'The Other Side of the Door'.
Listen to the full episode below.
In Episode 97, we play more listener games and talk about Krista's Australian accent and the song The Other Side of the Door. (56 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.
In this episode of My StorYe - where Travis and Chris interview people…