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Review: Belgravia is a mediocre follow-up to Downton Abbey
Based on the novel by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, Belgravia follows two families whose lives change after a ball on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo. The events from that evening put in motion decades-long secrets.
How to keep your phone protected every day
Summer is usually a time when we let our hair down, relax and enjoy life. It’s when we close our laptops, put on sunscreen and spend our days enjoying the great weather without giving too much thought to our devices.
10 steps to set your child up with a healthy online/offline balance
Lockdown has been difficult for parents. Not only are you expected to deal with a global pandemic and keep up with your work but you have to play educator and I.T. technician for your children. In the days when most schools were online, and the chances of having places to go to that were open were scarce, there was very little to do other than spend time online.
Review: Euphoria Part 2: Jules fills in a lot of season 1 gaps
Fuck Anyone Who's Not A Sea Blob is an exploration of Jules' (Hunter Schafer) headspace after and during the events of season one.
The 7 Audiobooks you have to listen to this summer
The sun is out and it is time to curate your reading list so that you can make the most of the long days to enrich and entertain your mind. There is no need to get your hands sweaty by trying to hold up a book while lying on the beach, you can just pop your earphones into your ear and be transported into a different world.
Macaulay Culkin and Other Childhood Faves (w/ Amy Jephta)
This week we were joined on the podcast by award-winning filmmaker, Amy Jephta (@thatgravegirl on Twitter). Amy is the writer of Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story, the showrunner of the upcoming Showmax original series Skemerdans and the director of the upcoming film, Barakat. We spoke about her journey in theatre and film, coloured representation in media, and her favourite films and series.
5 local Youtube channels you should subscribe to
It is strange to think that there was a time when we could not ‘YouTube’ something to find out how it works and did not have a selection of trusted voices which we could call on to hear their opinions on various topics. YouTube has almost become like our haven in trying times, our emergency help, and even our friend.
Review: One Night in Miami tells a magnificent story
On the night of 25 February 1964 in Miami, four legends – Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcolm X get together to discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement.
Review: Pieces of a Woman is a haunting showcase of Vanessa Kirby's talent
A Boston couple's life changes forever when a home birth goes awry. The midwife faces charges of criminal negligence. Martha (Vanessa Kirby) has to find a way to work through her grief, while still dealing with the court case against the midwife, her difficult relationship with her partner, Sean (Shia LeBeouf), and her domineering mother.
Chloe, Halle and Other Emerging Superstars (w/ Sibongile Mafu)
Welcome to season 2! We’re back and ready to get 2021 started with a new crop of guests to chat all things pop culture. This week we were joined by SIbongile Mafu (@sboshmafu on Twitter and Instagram), a presenter on KFM Mornings, an editor, writer and all-round cool person. We spoke about her journey to becoming a radio journalist, the addictive power of the Amazing Race, being a woman in sports journalism, and how admirable Chloe & Halle are.
Best of 2020 Podcast
2020 was a very difficult year. It was the year of mourning for many, but also a year of many starts. We started the podcast this year in the midst of the pandemic and did not expect the positive response that we would get. It has been six months full of learning, spending time with amazing guests, and finding out more about you, the listener.
Review: Bridgerton is a regency romance fan's dream
Based on the popular historical romance novel, Bridgerton follows the story of Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the Bridgerton novels, who is making her debut in Regency London society. She is hoping to find a husband sparked by true love. Enter the rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) who is committed not to marry and everyone is trying to change his mind.
Hugh Grant and Other Christmas Staples (with Val & Vanessa Welby-Solomon)
This week we have a special Christmas episode. And in the spirit of Christmas we having a little family reunion. We are joined by Caryn’s mom, Val and her sister, Vanessa to chat about funny Christmas memories like Caryn’s cheap gifts and her terrible Christmas ornaments, Val’s obsession with TLC shows, and why Vanessa loves Christmas so much.
Review: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom has Chadwick Boseman's stunning final performance
Taking place on a summer's day in the 1920s, a band of musicians join together to record an album with the legendary Ma Rainey (Viola Davis). Rainey is late to the recording sessions, and tensions rise between her and her white management, as well as with young upstart trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) who is trying to increase his own ambitions.
Beyonce and Other Hardworking Virgos (w/ Dani Bagel)
This week we were joined by musician Dani Bagel (@missdanibagel on Twitter and @danibagel on Instagram). We spoke about the inspirations for her debut EP, ‘Magic In Her Hair’, releasing her music independently, what being sturvy means to her, and who her dream collab would be with.