Standard Issue Podcast
SIM Ep 815 Outside The Box #51
The whole country's watching Happy Valley, so we decided not to bother because ... nope, can't keep that up. Of course we're watching it and of course we've loads to say about it. But that's not all. We're also chatting about The Last Of Us, The Light In The Hall, Our Flag Means Death, Without Sin, I Hate Suzie Too, Christmas - remember that far back? - and more.
SIM Ep 832 Chops 247: Leah Hazard on the womb
Considering that we all start life in one, and that roughly half of the global population has one, the womb remains one of the most under-researched, misunderstood, and controversial organs in the human body. Midwife and best-selling author Leah Hazard wanted to highlight this absence of knowledge, as well as the incredible work being done to better understand it in the future, in her endlessly fascinating new book Womb: The Inside Story of Where We All Began. In this week’s Chops, Leah chats to Jen about some of that incredible work, why the womb remains profoundly political, and the challenges of getting men, and publishers, to care.
SIM Ep 831 Flicking #36: God’s Own Country
If you want to make our Hannah angry, simply refer to God’s Own Country, Francis Lee’s 2017 film about love between an isolated young sheep farmer (Josh O’Connor) and a Romanian migrant worker (Alex Secareanu) set on a failing farm, as the Yorkshire Brokeback Mountain and watch her Bruce Banner it up. And right enough. It’s fair to say that love for this film, for its cast (hello also Ian Hart and Gemma Jones) and for its closing song from Patrick Wolf is in the air for Yosra and Mick, too. So please enjoy three women having a lovely chat about a wonderful bit of cinema.
SIM Ep 830 Pod 245: Embalming, boxing and SO MUCH SHOUTING
Embalming and rape might not sound like the makings of a great conversation, but Mickey proves that theory wrong when she gets on the Zoom with Alexandra Donnachie, whose play When We Died covers both topics. In Jenny Off The Blocks, Jen's chatting to boxer Caroline Dubois about the Olympics, trash talking, and turning professional. And in Rated or Dated, well, as you'll hear for yourself, we've thoughts on 1968's The Producers. And - spoiler alert - most of them aren't warm ones. Hannah's got some fun facts about the Elgin Marbles in BT and in SOTW, Mick's talking about childcare costs. Because when aren't we?