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A Clock Gave Us Eco-Anxiety

Season 1, Ep. 10

Hello dear listeners,

Sir David Attenborough breaks Instagram’s record of fastest time to reach one million followers, Jasmine is loving Millie Bobby Brown’s new movie and there’s a giant countdown in New York that’s fuelling our climate anxiety. Read this New York Times article to learn more about the clock and take a scan through this Instagram thread to see why it’s been met with mixed reviews. 

Jasmine recommends The Cut’s podcast episode, ‘Rich People Problems’ that talks about the envy and comparison that has amplified during lockdown. Maggie recommends Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald’s debut novel, The Space Between about life in your twenties. 

As always, our jingle, editing and production is by India Raine. You can email us at cultureclubmail@gmail.com, find us on Instagram at @cultureclubpod, or on our personal accounts at @jasmineeskye and @yemagz.

Lots of love,

Jasmine & Maggie x


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