Hey Sisters, Sew Sisters
27:29 | Dec 31st, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Space travel is not always high-tech. When the Apollo astronauts landed on the Moon in 1969, seamstresses made their spacesuits at a company famous for stitching latex into Playtex bras. During the Sp...Show More
@mm I just heard this one too. Some parts of the astronauts’ spacesuit equipment are actually handsewn, by, like, tailors and seamstresses ...Show More
My fake news whodunnit
51:43 | Jun 14thMore Details keyboard_arrow_right
When a name very similar to journalist Michelle Madsen’s was used as the cover for a fake news hatchet job on a Senegalese politician, she found herself entangled in a web of deception that she is see...Show More
@mm @aliceko you may find it fascinating how this news story was falsified, and how the perpetrator went so far as to (potentially) frame so...Show More
Reinventing Miss America
50:39 | Feb 15thMore Details keyboard_arrow_right
How can beauty pageants, a competition steeped in tradition, reinvent itself in the wake of a seismic shift in women’s rights? The #MeToo movement has rocked Hollywood in a way that could not have bee...Show More
Listen to the attempted revival of Miss America "2.0" as they call it - as the revamped competition removes the swimsuit component and tries...Show More
The Romanian Wave
26:59 | Mar 27th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Romanians are the second largest foreign nationality in the UK. Why did they come and will they stay? One politician famously once said he "would not like to live next door to Romanians." But now they...Show More
People leaving their homes in search for a better life.
Really personal interviews about how much they miss their home and how hard it is t...Show More
The Coffin Club
27:41 | Jan 14thMore Details keyboard_arrow_right
In 2010, Katie Williams – a former palliative care nurse – started the first Coffin Club in her garage. The idea was that elderly New Zealanders would come together to sand, assemble and decorate thei...Show More
THIS IS REAL TALK. Beautiful and chilling story about older women in New Zealand who have developed a community of building their own coffin...Show More
What the sediment revealed in Lebanon
26:28 | Jul 16thMore Details keyboard_arrow_right
The discovery of a mysterious delivery of defective, sediment-heavy fuel intended to generate electricity in Lebanon has sparked a huge scandal in the country. More than two dozen people, including se...Show More
The orgasm gap
50:42 | May 30thMore Details keyboard_arrow_right
What did you learn about sexual pleasure when you were growing up?
Chances are, you didn't learn much in school. And if the latest research is anything to go by, we still have a lot to learn now.
Really interesting documentary exploring sexuality in Rwanda and the U.K..
Trans in Japan
27:29 | Jan 7thMore Details keyboard_arrow_right
In Japan to change gender, people must be sterilised, have gender reassignment surgery, not have any children under the age of 20 and must be single. The government further state you cannot have gende...Show More
Depressing episode about the challenges that trans people face in Japan where being queer is considered a disease that must be diagnosed. A ...Show More