Feb 10, 2015
Our writers are (lovingly) foisting pop-culture favourites on their unsuspecting nippers. This week, Rae Earl and her five-year-old son choo-choo off to a world of gentle Welshmen and lonely trains.
Feb 10, 2015
The world went into a bit of spin last week when it heard Harper Lee has written a sequel/prequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. Here, Sadie Hasler tries to contain her excitement.
Feb 18, 2014
No matter how many TED talks she listens to or how many Ronan Keating lyrics she's embroidered on cushions, sometimes life still refuses to make sense to Grainne Maguire. That’s when she reaches for her favourite celeb autobiography and shares the life lessons learned from former girl band members, reality stars and that guy from MasterChef. In this episode, the nation’s sweetheart with that X Factor Cheryl offers some text education.
Feb 05, 2015
It's not often Daisy Leverington has time to get lost in a book, but she found herself captivated by M R Carey's The Girl With All The Gifts.
Feb 04, 2015
Standard Issue writers revisit an album/film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. This week, Hilary Wardle travels through dangers unknown and hardships unnumbered to take on the mighty Labyrinth.
Apr 09, 2015
When Sarah Millican and Kim Cattrall met at the Glasgow Comedy Festival, they got on like a couple of brilliant women. Last week, they nattered about not being pregnant and getting older. This week they talk about the power of ‘No’.
Feb 02, 2015
Our writers are (lovingly) foisting pop-culture favourites on their unsuspecting nippers. Here, Gabby Hutchinson Crouch ushers her eight year-old into a distant world of ink and denim.
Apr 08, 2015
Myf Warhurst shines a spotlight on women who should be peppering your playlist. This week it’s gothic heartbreak and lush atmospherics courtesy of Geordie singer-songwriter Nadine Shah.
Jan 28, 2015
Our writers are (lovingly) foisting pop-culture favourites on their unsuspecting nippers. Here, Jane Bostock introduces her four-year-old to a little bit of ’70s TV.
Mar 31, 2015
A decade after Doctor Who burst back onto our screens, Susan Calman has a proposition for its makers.