The LRB Podcast
Katherine Rundell: Consider the Greenland Shark
Climate, Politics and Procreation: Loretta J. Ross
In the first episode of a four-part series exploring the intersection of climate chaos and reproductive justice, Meehan Crist talks to activist and feminist scholar Loretta J. Ross. Ross discusses how she's worked to prevent sexual violence by talking to perpetrators, the problems with today’s call out culture, why the Clinton administration’s healthcare plan prompted the development of the reproductive justice movement in the 1990s, and how to challenge arguments that link fertility with environmental crisis.Find further reading on the episode page: lrb.me/lorettarossLearn more about SisterSong on their website: https://sistersong.netGet in touch with the podcasts team: email@example.com
The Woman Who Interviewed Hitler
In 1939, Dorothy Thompson was on the cover of Time, the ‘First Lady of American journalism’ and a major celebrity. By 1945, she’d been widely dismissed as a crank.Deborah Friedell joins Tom to discuss Thompson’s enormous influence in interwar America, and her idiosyncratic mix of prescience and short-sightedness.See further reading on the podcast page: https://lrb.me/dorothythompsonSubscribe to Close Readings: https://lrb.me/closereadingsGet in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
What do management consultants do?
Laleh Khalili, a former management consultant, talks to Tom about how firms such as McKinsey, Accenture and Bain go about their business, the consequences of their relentless quest for ‘efficiency’, and the role these ‘class war mercenaries’ have played in supporting various governments all over the world. Find further reading on the podcast page: https://lrb.me/mckinseypodSubscribe to Close Readings: https://lrb.me/closereadingsGet in touch: email@example.com