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Lidia Yuknavitch and Alexandra Heminsley on the power of swimming

7/13/2018
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Lidia Yuknavitch speaks to fellow swimmer Alexandra Heminsley about the gender of water, finding her misfit tribe through a TED Talk and the upcoming film adaptation of her memoir The Chronology Of Water. This interview was recorded at a public swimming pool. This is an extended audio version of the video interview, which is available to watch on the-pool.com. The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch is out now. The Chronology Of Water will be out in the UK in 2019.

Duration:00:33:12

England: Poems From A School

6/14/2018
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When Kate Clanchy started a poetry club at a disadvantaged school, she had no idea the result would be an anthology of heartbreaking, beautiful poems by children from immigrant and refugee backgrounds. In this podcast, the students recite their poetry while Kate tells us the story behind the book. England: Poems From A School is out now.

Duration:00:20:07

Yomi Adegoke Meets Yrsa Daley-Ward

6/13/2018
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The Pool's senior writer, Yomi Adegoke, met author and poet Yrsa Daley-Ward to talk about her memoir, The Terrible

Duration:00:17:24

Yomi Adegoke Meets Jesmyn Ward

6/6/2018
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The Pool's senior writer, Yomi Adegoke, met Jesmyn Ward to discuss ghosts, trashy TV, and her novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing

Duration:00:29:46

Yomi Adegoke Meets Ayobami Adebayo

5/30/2018
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The Pool's senior writer Yomi Adegoke met Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ to discuss infertility, politics and gender expectations in her novel, Stay With Me. Stay With Me was shortlisted for Wellcome Book Prize 2018

Duration:00:24:27

5 things you should know about suffragette Kitty Marion

5/24/2018
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Historian Dr Fern Riddell tells us about the most famous woman you've never heard of – German immigrant, actor, founder of the original #MeToo movement, suffragette bomber and co-founder of Planned Parenthood, Kitty Marion

Duration:00:18:26

Curtis Sittenfeld: My Life In Objects

5/10/2018
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The author talks Sam Baker through the objects that encapsulate her life, from the book that inspired her novel American Wife to a ceramic fish decoration. Photo: Jo Sittenfeld

Duration:00:19:43

NEWS: Dear Viv is moving to a new channel!

4/24/2018
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For the past three years you've been able to find our agony aunt Viv Groskop on The Pool's podcast channel, but we're excited to announce that she's now getting her very own channel on Acast, where there will be a new episode every Tuesday. Viv will no longer appear in this podcast channel, so for a weekly dose of no-nonsense advice, simply search for Dear Viv on iTunes, Acast, or wherever you get your podcasts, and hit subscribe. Stay subscribed to this channel for more content from The...

Duration:00:00:42

Waving, Not Drowning: Episode 90

4/17/2018
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On this week's podcast, Viv discusses younger siblings with questions about sex, how to talk to an old friend with cancer, downgrading a friend with benefits to 'just friends', and taking the leap to live abroad

Duration:00:13:37

Waving, Not Drowning: Episode 89

4/3/2018
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To celebrate three years of The Pool and Dear Viv, our resident agony aunt Viv Groskop takes a look back at some of the classic questions she's received over the years

Duration:00:29:19

Waving, Not Drowning: Episode 88

3/20/2018
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On this week's episode, Viv discusses being gay in a very catholic family.

Duration:00:12:29

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2: Carmen Amaya

3/2/2018
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Francesca Cavallo, one of the authors of Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2, tells the story of an incredible flamenco dancer from Spain called Carmen Amaya

Duration:00:04:24

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2: JK Rowling

3/2/2018
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Elena Favilli, one of the authors of Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2, tells the story of a little girl called Joanne, who wanted to be a writer

Duration:00:04:47

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2: Aisholpan Nurgaiv

3/2/2018
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Elena Favilli, one of the authors of Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2, tells the story of the first female eagle huntress in Mongolia, Aisholpan Nurgaiv.

Duration:00:04:00

The Pool meets the authors of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2

3/1/2018
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The authors of Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 interview each other about inspiring young children, the qualities of a rebel girl and changing the narrative around fairytales

Duration:00:22:22

Waving, Not Drowning: Episode 86

2/19/2018
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On this week's podcast, Viv discusses whether a daughter should get involved in her father's office flirtation – and whether she should even know about it in the first place

Duration:00:09:07

Plates To Remember With Dolly Alderton: Scrambled Eggs

2/14/2018
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Plates To Remember With Dolly Alderton: Scrambled Eggs by The Pool UK

Duration:00:13:06

Plates To Remember With Dolly Alderton: Kicked Out Of The Club Sandwich

2/12/2018
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This week, journalist, writer and podcaster Dolly Alderton is taking us through the dishes that sum up who she is by capturing distinct periods in her life. Tonight, she tells us about Kicked Out of the Club Sandwich, and her hedonistic twenties

Duration:00:13:07

Waving, Not Drowning: Episode 85

2/6/2018
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On this week's podcast Viv discusses a rejection invitation to move in, how to introduce a tattooed boyfriend to conservative parents, how to support a sister with mental health issues, and whether or not to get involved in a family fallout

Duration:00:12:12

Waving, Not Drowning: Episode 84

1/22/2018
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On this week's podcast, Viv discusses a teacher in a dilemma, getting over an ex boyfriend, and what to say when you don't want children at your wedding

Duration:00:18:01