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Podcast: The ethics of comedy

From Seth MacFarlane hosting this year’s Oscars, to the controversy around rape jokes following the Daniel Tosh fiasco in 2012, this podcast discusses the role of the comedian, their relationship to ethics, power and privilege, and the concept of ‘kicking up, not down’. Writer and broadcaster Jessica … Read more »

Podcast: Authors behaving badly

We all have our favourite writers but would we still love them as much if we knew their about their politics, their nastiness, or their stints in prison? Sky and Grace delve into the dark, funny and just plain crazy reality behind some of the world’s most … Read more »

Worst. Review. Ever: On the pillorying of Jessica Andrews

  Every writer writes because they want their work to be read – and in the brave new world of digital publishing, this desire takes the specific form of wanting to ‘go viral’. Virality can seem so arbitrary, so why shouldn’t a young writer pin their hopes … Read more »