Hair of the Dog
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Giles and Esther tentatively make their way through this week's papers; from the Festival of Brexit and spelling to England footballers and new lockdown rules. Giles is suffering from a particularly energy sapping hangover and Esther is happy to let him.


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Radio Moments - Conversations
Radio Moments - Conversations
David Lloyd
115: Gary Burgess - Wave, Wire, Q96, UTV, BBC Guernsey, ITV, Channel 103
Graduating from a school radio station – to emerge as a familiar face on ITV in the Channel Islands via a successful spell in commercial radio programming, this is story of Gary Burgess. In this hour of Radio Moments Conversations, Gary tells of his childhood in South Africa and his early enthusiasm for radio, leading eventually to early work at Blackpool’s Radio Wave on moving with his family back to the UK. Having risen through the ranks to the post of programme Controller, Gary seized the reins at Wire FM in Warrington, and helped to rescue Q96 in Renfrewshire from regulatory wrath. A move then followed to the islands he was to grow to love, when he was invited to programme Island FM in Guernsey, progressing to the Managing Director role.  Then back to England to serve as senior programmer at UTV, responsible for UTV Radio's north of England radio stations, with particular focus on managing the output of Juice FM in Liverpool. Gary opens up about his frustrations with that role, prompting him to return to the Channel Islands – and to on-air work with the BBC at Radio Guernsey.  A return to the commercial sector then beckoned as he began ten years as a key reporter for  ITV’s regional news programme for the Channel Islands. In an increasingly cross-platform world, he shares some of the secrets he's discovered about engaging video production. He talks openly too about his health. From the tackling of testicular cancer, through an exhausting lengthy spell with ME, before a return of cancer. Then, at the end of 2020, facing the news that he could expect to live around six months. Still on-air with ITV and back on radio at Channel 103, he tells of how he is facing the diagnosis – and of the huge support he has received from those in his beloved Channel Islands and beyond. In his own words, this is the inspiring story of Gary Burgess.  Hear the whole ‘Radio Moments Conversations’ series here ( – and sign up for the regular podcast for this ongoing series
1 hr 1 min
Culture Call
Culture Call
Financial Times
Shantell Martin on how to draw a line. Plus: Gris returns!
Welcome to our Season 3 finale! To wrap up the year, Lilah is joined by the artist Shantell Martin. Shantell draws big, bold lines. Everywhere. She makes a strong case for taking out a pen. We discuss how to teach art to the next generation, what it means to 'sell out' in the art world, British versus American racism, and an urgent question for this time: who are you? Afterwards, co-host Griselda Murray Brown stops in during maternity leave to talk about motherhood and this season's themes. Thank you for joining us on this journey. You can keep in touch with Lilah on Instagram at @lilahrap, on Twitter at @lilahrap and @ftculturecall, and by email at Links from the show: For free 30-day access to all FT journalism, sign up to the Coronavirus Business Update newsletter with this special link. —Shantell on Instagram —Shantell's work at the New York City Ballet —Dear Grandmother, a collaboration between Dot and Shantell Martin —New Tricks, Shantell's British detective show recommendation, is on Amazon Prime —Janelle Monáe music video for Turntables —A great recent FT interview with Mary Gaitskill, author of Lost Cat —Morning Song, a poem by Sylvia Plath —Great back catalogue episodes: start the six-episode journey of this season with episode one: Miranda July! Some standout Gris interviews include Tyler Mitchell, George the Poet and Jia Tolentino. Some standout Lilah interviews include Ira Glass, Maaza Mengiste and Esther Perel. --- “Turntables” is an original song by Janelle Monáe for the Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés' 2020 documentary film All In: The Fight for Democracy. Courtesy Bad Boy, 2021   See for privacy and opt-out information.
56 min
Gender: A Wider Lens Podcast
Gender: A Wider Lens Podcast
Stella O'Malley & Sasha Ayad
6 - Gender Intervention: Treatment or Experiments?
Quick Notes  A whistle-stop tour through the history of psychological and medical approaches to sex and gender in the 20th century. This episode gives background and context to the formation of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) and today’s “affirmative model of care” for gender issues.  Extended Notes A little bit of history about gender transitions over the decades. The medical and psychological theories behind gender transition have always been controversial. Why would someone struggle with their gender? Which gender roles should you raise your children in? Sasha shares a case that happened with twin boys, and one transitioned into a girl in 1965. The outcome was not great. People played God on a child. In 1965, only 3% of surgeons took sex change requests seriously. However, by the 70s, these surgeries were commonplace. People pushed for experimental interventions too soon without having long-term data. Instead of saying “should we do this?” doctors said, “can we do this?” No one knows why a trans person exists. A psychologist would be asking questions to figure out this key piece. It wasn’t until the 2010s that you’d see a huge uptick in gender dysphoria. Both Stella and Sasha break down why they like Dr. Zucker and the research he’s conducted on child gender issues. There are so many variables. It’s hard to know or pinpoint what makes a child want to transition. Objectively, it may be better to have people come to terms with their biology vs. going through a very risky medical path. There is a heavy medical burden when you try to transition. It is not an easy thing to do. Even certain trans people admit that, if you can avoid it, you would be better. Sasha shares a gender study that used hormone blockers on children for two years and the reports they found. What is the psychological impact of puberty blockers? The criteria to see if you have gender dysphoria in the DSM, 5 out of 8 of them use outdated and stereotypical gender roles. Like if the boy or girl likes playing with the opposite sex toys. There is such a thing as a placebo effect. Sasha shares another study where 4.5% of males ended up dying from the gender intervention. What’s crazy is a lot of these studies are deemed to be successful. Someone dying is not a success. It’s a tragedy. From a medical and psychological perspective, there is a big difference between how you treat gay or lesbian people vs. how you treat a trans person. The treatment for a trans person is to take drugs till the day you die. The treatment for being gay is to live your life. How young is too young to get a child to transition? How do you talk to young people about their gender? It can be quite troubling the different doctors’ approaches on the matter. There doesn’t seem to be any studies showcasing why intervening early is going to be good for the long term wellbeing of a gender dysphoric child. You’re halting the development of a young person, we should take that seriously. Feeling distressed about your body? There might be something else going on and it might not just be strictly gender, to begin with. Links  About John Money & David Reimer ( (     Books  Harry Benjamin: The Transsexual Phenomenon, Human Outreach & Achievement Institute, (1966)  Robert Stoller: Sex and Gender: On the Development of Masculinity and Femininity, Science House, (1968)  Juno Dawson: The Gender Games, p.5, Hachette (2017)  ... Support this podcast
1 hr 2 min
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