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8. Special Episode: Spicy Questions and The Books That Punched Us in the Guts
This week is a special episode where Bri and Bridie ask each other juicy, spicy, sometimes controversial questions. Then they set each other the challenge of bringing the books that 'punched them in the guts' the hardest. They'll be answering your questions next!
Got something about either Bri or Bridie that you've always wanted to know? Email or DM them a note or voice memo on Insta.
Books referenced in this episode:
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7. Bridie's Trip to the Hospital, Andrea Long Chu's Takedown of Zadie Smith & The Ethics of Food Delivery
This week on Cool Story: Bridie shares a crazy story about her kid sending her husband to hospital; Bri and Bridie compare their notes from reading Andrea Long Chu's takedown of Zadie Smith; and they discuss the legal and ethical fight for a better deal for food delivery drivers.
Articles/books referenced in the episode:
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/sep/13/amazon-effect-can-labors-industrial-relations-reforms-protect-workers-in-the-gig-economy?CMP=Share_iOSApp_OtherSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6. An Extrordinary Photography Exhibition, Listening to Taylor Swift in Prison & The Economic Realities of Having Children in 2023
This week on Cool Story: Bri describes an extraordinary new exhibition of Hoda Afshar's photography, a year on from the women's uprising in Iran. Then together Bri and Bridie discuss the two big stories doing the rounds of the internet: a New Yorker article by a man who has spent his 20 year prison sentence listening to Taylor Swift; and a Stylist magazine piece about whether or not women are being 'priced out of pregnancy'.
They also talk about how much they loved The Most Important Job in the World by Gina Rushton.
Articles/books referenced in the episode:
Hoda Afshar: https://www.instagram.com/hodaafshar/?hl=en
Gina Rushton's book: https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781761260971/
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Listening To Taylor Swift in Prison: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-weekend-essay/listening-to-taylor-swift-in-prisonAre You Being Priced Out of Motherhood? https://www.stylist.co.uk/long-reads/cost-of-children-motherhood-penalty/817886Having a Kid at the end of the world:https://www.thecut.com/2023/08/having-a-baby-question-climate-change-crisis.htmlSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bonus: Bri's Interview with Elise Loehnen
This is an interview special with New York Times bestselling author Elise Loehnen about her new book 'On Our Best Behaviour: The Price Women Pay to Be good'.
Elise is a writer, editor, and the host of Pulling The Thread, a podcast focused on pulling apart the stories we tell about who we are—and then putting those threads back together.
Bri and Elise discuss: sloth and burnout; envy and scarcity mindset; and gluttony versus a sad state of vigilance. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5. Elise Loehnen's On Our Best Behaviour, Is Your Work Your Worth? & The Debate Around Sleep
This week on Cool Story; Bri read On Our Best Behaviour: 'The price women pay to be good' by Elise Loehnen, which leads to Bri and Bridie each sharing something that makes them envious. Then they turn to the big stories of the week: Sally Rugg's 60 Minutes interview about the generational attitudes towards working overtime, and a new article with the latest strongly-held opinions about sleep.
This episode contains an excerpt of an interview special with New York Times bestselling author Elise Loehnen about 'On Our Best Behavior'.
The full interview with Elise will be releasing as a bonus episode on Wednesday 06/09/2023.
Articles and books referenced in the episode:
https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/festival-of-dangerous-ideas/id1444552818?i=1000593069506See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Writers Bri Lee and Bridie Jabour meet up each week to discuss their stories, the best stories, and the biggest story of the week. If you like your news and culture conversations to come with a side of books and bad advice this show is for you. They're frequently funny, sometimes serious, and always smart.