Interview: RAZZ x Recognise RED

Domestic services have been drastically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A report by Women’s Aid titled ‘A Perfect Storm’ details the extent of this. 61% of respondents said, “the abuse had worsened” and 68% of respondents said, “they felt they had no one to turn to during lockdown”. Women’s Aid Chief Executive Nicki Norman explained how “women’s domestic abuse support services were already facing a funding crisis when the pandemic hit. They had little or no financial resilience to meet the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19”, and she went on to state “at a time when public services are diverted by COVID-19, the need for specialist domestic abuse services has never been more critical”. Continue reading Interview: RAZZ x Recognise RED

My Culture Comforts: Saturn Returns with Caggie

Whilst I know astrology might not be for everyone, I cannot recommend the podcast Saturn Returns with Caggie enough. This enlightening podcast aims to bring clarity to listeners during challenging or transitional periods, which I am sure we can all agree is particularly needed in our current climate. With her therapeutically calming voice, Caggie Dunlop offers lessons and advice on a range of subjects from sex and relationships to identity and purpose, and even broaches the topic of witchcraft. At first, some episodes might seem a bit far-fetched. However, with the help of her guests and her astrological expert, I’ve found that at least one lesson can be taken away from each episode in a bid to further our individual quests for authenticity. Continue reading My Culture Comforts: Saturn Returns with Caggie

In The Pod: Shagged Married Annoyed

Having never really listened to podcasts before, I decided recently to start listening to Shagged, Married, Annoyed by Chris and Rosie Ramsey, and, frankly, I am so glad I did. This podcast is primarily based around relationships and the things that annoy you about your other half. Even though I may not be married with a child, it is still very relatable. Continue reading In The Pod: Shagged Married Annoyed

In the Pod: Recommended Podcasts

In the midst of the current lockdown situation, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the wealth of uncertainty; and without much social interaction, isolation can start to feel, well quite isolating. So, as they form a large element within my own quarantine routine, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite podcasts to hopefully brighten up those isolation blues. Continue reading In the Pod: Recommended Podcasts

Review: “The High Low Experience”

When journalists Dolly Alderton (Exeter alumna) and Pandora Sykes began their pop-culture and current affairs podcast, The High Low, in 2017 it is possible they underestimated the following they would gain from the expanding popularity of the show. With 111 recorded episodes and an average listenership of 250,000 people per week, the pair’s undeniable success has led them to this current UK tour. “The High Low Experience”, which I had the fortune to attend at the Barbican Centre in London, brings together the high-end and low-brow topics that the podcast has become known for.
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