Episode #15: How to Read

Charlotte and Emma discuss fiction as a source for political history, comfort reads, classics bound up in class and the problem with Elena Ferrante’s book covers. Plus: join the TNK book club…

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Emma Lundin
Episode #14: How to Write

“Say something clever here”: Coping with first lines and deadlines, the tyranny of the blank page and playing procrastination chicken. Plus: Charlotte’s most embarrassing writing story and our best books.

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Emma Lundin
Episode #11: Women, organise!

We discuss labour and Labour history: what happens to the history of trade unions when we focus on the women who were involved in them? Why does the precariat need to be unionised? And why are we all workers?

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Emma Lundin
Episode #10: Women and the vote

Charlotte and Emma celebrate the 100th anniversary of some British women getting the vote by discussing the threat of violence, Victorian values and why voting might not be enough. Plus: why do centenaries turn historians into killjoys?

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Emma Lundin
Episode #8: Resolutions

Who makes money from your New Year’s resolutions and what’s the difference between self-care and self-improvement? Charlotte and Emma start 2018 by discussing Instagram shop empowerment, how to be a better feminist, and why bath bombs can be political.

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Emma Lundin