Deborah Frances-White

Season 7, Episode 18

Our guest this week is comedian, writer and host of The Guilty Feminist, Deborah Frances-White. She chats with Robin and Josie about her time as a Jehovah’s Witness, discovering improv and some of her favourite books including work by Virginia Woolf, George Orwell and Erica Jong.

This is the last episode of the current series as Josie heads off on maternity leave. We’ve still got lots of episodes and specials to come though including recordings of lots of our recent live shows with guests including Dean Burnett, Alan Moore and Lucie Green.

Tickets are still available for our live show on June 11 with guests Adam Buxton and Hannah Fry, as well as Space Shambles with Robin, Chris Hadfield, Stewart Lee and others on June 15. 

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Reading List

Deborah recommends:

Storm by Tim Minchin

The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins

1984 by George Orwell

Impro by Keith Johnstone

Ten Steps to Nanette by Hannah Gadsby

Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Fear of Flying by Erica Jong

The Essays of Arthur Quiller-Couch

The Wild Other by Clover Stroud

My Country: A Syrian Memoir by Kasseem Eid

Robin recommends:

The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White

Off the Mic by Deborah Frances-White

Going Clear by Lawrence Wright

Josie recommends:

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

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