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Track of the fortnight


Atmospheric pop with raw vocals and thudding bass – this is pure, addictive ear candy from Melissa Bester, the artist behind E^ST. You may have heard 2017’s Life Goes On, which has more than 20m Spotify streams..

Listen to TALK DEEP on Spotify.

Book of the fortnight

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy

Mackesy’s tenderly-drawn sketches of the unshakeable bond between four unlikely friends have been seen all over the world, from billboards in Singapore to walls in NHS wards. ‘The boy asks the mole, “What do you think success is?” “To love,” says the mole.’

Order from Amazon.

Show of the fortnight

Emily in Paris

The show has riled up critics on both sides of the Atlantic, either protesting that Emily’s Americanisms are overly crass or the Parisian characters are lazy clichés. Give it a watch for no other reason than to see what all the fuss is about.

Watch Emily in Paris on Netflix.

Podcast of The fortnight

80,000 Hours

80,000 Hours is a British organisation studying which careers can achieve the most positive impact on the world. Different episodes explore effective altruism, longtermism, climate change, preventing crime and even the Bible.

Listen to 80,000 Hours on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

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