Glasto's been and gone and the USA won the Women's World Cup - as the crowd began chanting "equal pay, equal pay."
This week we cover the latest royal storm in a bone-china teacup, as Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex refuse to name the godparents of their newborn baby, Archie. Are the taxpayers entitled to this intel? Or is it time to stop seeing privacy, in our era of 360 surveillance, in black and white terms?
We also take the BBC's eccentric quiz and discuss Will Self's riveting new documentary on what makes a true eccentric and how 'the eccentric' is oft commodified or misunderstood. Take the quiz and let us know - how eccentric are YOU?
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The Falconer, by Dana Czapnik
The New Me, by Halle Butler
Bitch, by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Camilla Long on HRH Killjoy, for The Sunday Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/for-keeping-mum-about-archies-godparents-i-rechristen-the-peoples-prince-hrh-killjoy-qs87wlrz6
When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez met Greta Thunberg, for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/29/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-met-greta-thunberg-hope-contagious-climate
Pete Paphides' gorgeous Twitter thread on Glastonbury https://twitter.com/petepaphides/status/1145666196622254081
The Death of the Eccentric, hosted by Will Self for BBC Radio 4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006kt6 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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We're recording this in advance, so no news update this week but a bunch of reccs and an author special!
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