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8 June 2024

Episode 210

33 minutes

Writer and social commentator Lijia Zhang joins Georgina Godwin to talk about the 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, organising her own protest, China’s relationship with Russia and Ukraine and the K-pop balloons sent to North Korea. Plus: Kate Mosse, author and founder director of the Women’s Prize, joins to discuss the organisation’s live event and Bookbanks founder Emily Rhodes on her initiative bringing books to foodbanks. 

8 June 2024

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Emily Rhodes joins the programme to talk about the launch of a new charity which aims to bring books to foodbanks.

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Author and founder director of the Women’s Prize joins Georgina to talk about their live event on Wednesday 12th June celebrating women in literature.

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