Welcome to episode 123 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. Ali Harper is someone I met for the first time earlier this year. I told her I wanted to podcast her – because I knew her work. I had heard some of her albums, seen her on the TV […]
Jóhann Jóhannsson has died. The Icelandic musician and composer was best known for his film score work but he had also composed for TV, dance, theatre and released solo albums – such as the stunning Orphée. He was 48 years old. The cause of death is not known.
The Mother of All Questions Rebecca Solnit Haymarket Books When I was reading Men Explain Things To Me it was in the wake of the breaking of the Cosby scandal. What a sad, prescient, serendipitous and truly appalling thing it is to have this fantastic ‘sequel’/companion volume and to be reading it in the wake […]
Mother! Director: Darren Aronofsky Paramount Pictures/Protozoa Pictures Making Black Swan look like a perfect rom-com for any date-night, Darren Aronofsky here sets up a taut, psychological horror that you at first think might play out along the lines of Don’t Look Now or – as is more oft-referenced – Rosemary’s Baby. There’s touches of Polanski […]
“He’s just so bright”, they say and you say, ‘thanks, I guess’ or ‘cheers’ and you pretend to make no big deal of it. It means nothing (it means everything!) See, the light went out, for you, a long time ago – it stopped shining, after failure upon failure, and too long taken to do […]
Welcome to episode 72 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This conversation is me chatting with former Greens MP, book reviewer, mother, blogger, occasional podcaster and the author of The Whole Intimate Mess (a mini memoir), Holly Walker. You can keep up to […]
Little Labors Rivka Galchen New Directions Rivka Galchen has won awards and acclaim for her novel and short-story collections as well as for witty, wordy and worldly magazine pieces. Here she examines – in pithy asides as much as anything – the world of the mother who writes; who wishes to write and would sometimes […]
Episode 14 of Sweetman Podcast is my chat with Emily Writes. She’s a “mummy blogger” – though she’s reclaiming that; people say blogger like it’s a dirty word or you’re less of a writer; people say Mummy Blogger to perhaps further invalidate… Emily Writes writes. Funnily enough. She’s been a journalist. She’s moved into blogging […]