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Review’s Quarantine Picks: Podcasts

Before launching into my podcast picks to see you through quarantine, I must reiterate a plea from Derry Girls’ Nicola Coughlan. To all you straight men out there: please do not start a podcast in your newly found free time.…

LSE Limelight #19: Faith in LSE’s Virtual Campus

“When hierarchies of power and systems are being broken down it makes everyone ask the bigger questions. This intense awareness of pain and our own mortality gives me this longing for something more.” – Lauretta Garrard, a second-year student. In…

LSE Limelight #18: Halls in LSE’s Virtual Campus

“Spending days at a time not seeing another person is something I’ve had to get used to” In this episode, Angbeen and Simran provide two heartwarming conversations about what it’s been like to live in halls during a global pandemic.…

The Last Dam Word #4: April ’20

“Her and Ken are just friends but she clearly has feelings for him. I’m invested.” – Zehra Jafree on her discovery of Barbie’s  Youtube channel. For April we rant about ‘Too Hot to Handle’, a world of streaming beyond Netflix,…

LSE Limelight #16: Creative Societies in LSE’s Virtual Campus

“There is a whole underworld of amazing individuals and amazing ideas happening. So I hope this gives people a moment to think, how do I make the most of the creativity here?”- Percy Fagent, Chair of the Creative Network at…

LSE Limelight #15: Mental Health in LSE’s Virtual Campus

“There are a lot of things you can do to make your mental health better throughout quarantine, but you don’t have to be doing all of them. In a time of national and personal crisis productivity is not goal number…

The Last Dam Word #3: March ’20

“I want to learn all the dances, and I just can’t throw it back, and oh it’s terrible, I hate myself, but also it’s the only solace I have in quarantine land.” – Zehra Jafree ranting about Tik Tok. For…

LSE Limelight #14: LSE in a new decade with Director Shafik

“There are pre-existing mechanisms where people can give feedback if they have concerns about their roles. I think that’s the proper way of dealing with these issues rather than insinuations and allegations.” – Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE. In this episode…

The Last Dam Word #2: February ’20

“Rupert Everett was the first guest to ever say shag on the show – I know scandalising Radio 4 listeners!” – Molly Horner on her exploration of the Desert Island Discs Archive. For February we rave about Parasite, dive back…

LSE Limelight #12: Declaring pronouns with Jason Reed

“I think a lot of the RIght is guilty of fetishisation of freedom. I would very much call myself a proponent of freedom but I think vast swathes of people weaponise it disingenuously in order to make out that they…