This week Anna is joined by Comedian and Award Nominated Podcaster, Rosie Wilby, talking about her new book The Break Up Monologues: The Unexpected Joy of Heartbreak.
Using her own experiences and those of some others, Rosie investigates why life can be like a palindrome: going backwards and forwards. The book discusses how tragedy through time becomes comedy, and how we learn from our mistakes, as we try to understand ourselves through others.
The Financial Times’ Chief Features Editor Henry Mance joins Anna to chat about his incredible book: How to Love Animals in a Human Shaped World. We discuss how to bring balance back into our lives so that animals can live a fairer life. Investigating whether us humans should all give up eating meat, to the conflicts between animal activists, conservationists and environmentalists, it's an utterly brilliant read. Henry even worked in a slaughter house and on a pig farm to experience meat production on the ‘frontline’, revealing how meat gets on our plate, few have had such graphic insight. Whilst dogs sleep in our beds, pigs are gassed using carbon monoxide.