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The Figure

Georgia Parkin & Charlotte Lorimer

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The Figure

The Figure

Georgia Parkin & Charlotte Lorimer

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The Figure is a podcast about lifelong learning. Each week, which we figure out people, numbers and images of the past, present and future. Hosted by Georgia Parkin and Charlotte Lorimer.

Latest Episodes

45: Greta Thunberg, #MeToo and Venus de Milo

Please support us for the half marathon in support of The Young Women's Trust: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=the-figure-and-friends&pageUrl=1 We will be running in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday, 13th October and we really appreciate your support! This week, we discuss Greta Thunberg's incredibly brave and inspiring climate activism and the criticism that she received, that 19 million people used the hashtag #MeToo in the year following the Harvey Weinstein scandal bringing thousands of years of suffering and silence to the surface on the world stage, and finally we have another sculpture, the Venus de Milo and talk about the accessibility of the history of art world. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com (mailto:thefigurepodcast@gmail.com) Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations: When you know better, you do better. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/when-you-know-better-you...

41 MIN2019 OCT 4
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45: Greta Thunberg, #MeToo and Venus de Milo

44: Isaac Newton, Desert Island Discs and Jessie Cave's doodling

In episode 44, we talk about romantic love, discovery, the emotional power of music and the astonishing honesty of doodler Jessie Cave. Our three figures are Isaac Newton, that Kirsty Young broadcast 496 episodes of Desert Island Discs, and the ‘Nice to Meet You’ doodle by Jessie Cave. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com (mailto:thefigurepodcast@gmail.com) To support us in our half marathon, raising money for The Young Women’s Trust, please donate below! https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?pageId=1052160 Dolly Alderton wants you to feel free https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dolly-alderton-wants-you-to-feel-free-chjjqsk0s Kathy Burke’s All Woman, Channel 4 https://www.channel4.com/programmes/kathy-burkes-all-woman/episode-guide/ Bang on the Money, presented by Charlotte Lorimer https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bang-on-the-money/id1478026187 Willow, Jennifer Cerys https://www.bunkert...

39 MIN2019 SEP 13
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44: Isaac Newton, Desert Island Discs and Jessie Cave's doodling

43: Kelly Holmes, the importance of honeybees and Dale Chihuly at Kew Gardens

In episode 43, we talk about resilience, sustainability and the craft of glassblowing. Our three figures are Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes, that one in three bites of food we eat depends on honeybees, and water lilies at Kew Gardens by Dale Chihuly (2019). www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ (https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Ffigurepodcast%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ca4abedb5e57741d857ac08d72e001dd8%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637028450351316782&sdata=9Tzh4hS5POB7xS1afz9ZsvtpXk8A%2FkiN7WAURxK5j8U%3D&reserved=0) www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ (https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2FFigurePodcast%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ca4abedb5e57741d857ac08d72e001dd8%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637028450351326787&sdata=R3lfKlbhCBoAY61z9kWvU8PrzrLTCMfmRxn5RmU5NhM%3D&reserved=0) thefigurepodcast@gmail.com (mailto:thefigurepodcast@gmail.com) To support us in our half marathon, raising money f...

36 MIN2019 SEP 1
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43: Kelly Holmes, the importance of honeybees and Dale Chihuly at Kew Gardens

42: Toni Morrison, ending FGM and the history of the Tower of London

In episode 42, we talk about American literature, global activism and British history. Our three figures are Toni Morrison, that 140 million women have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and a Birdseye view of the Tower of London. *Correction: Recent research suggests that the number of women who have undergone is closer to 200 million www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ (https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Ffigurepodcast%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cae98b8f671654399407908d721d0a150%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637015052252468466&sdata=6dsZvpzylABXyl5HWKD%2BG%2FDcBCQfQ1EsVUpVyu%2FbT5c%3D&reserved=0) www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ (https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2FFigurePodcast%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cae98b8f671654399407908d721d0a150%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637015052252478471&sdata=QogpUUONQcKqOHADPppozWA7mmPeVxOoh9EJwCKuh%2F4%3D&reserved=0) thefigurepodcas...

61 MIN2019 AUG 16
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42: Toni Morrison, ending FGM and the history of the Tower of London

41: Stella McCartney, 5G and Meghan Markle's Forces for Change Vogue Cover

In episode 41, we talk about sustainable fashion, the future of technology and the media storm that surrounds HRH Duchess of Sussex. Our three figures are Stella McCartney, that 5G internet will cover 40% of the world by 2024, and Meghan Markle’s Vogue Cover for September 2019. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com (mailto:thefigurepodcast@gmail.com) To support us in our half marathon, raising money for The Young Women’s Trust, please donate below! https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?pageId=1052160 Or you’d like to join a conversation about future figures or past episodes, download Flick and use the code ‘thefigure’ to become part of our group. https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/flick-chat-for-podcasts/id1383667479 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1727824/ The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2531318/ Queer Eye https://www.netflix....

52 MIN2019 AUG 2
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41: Stella McCartney, 5G and Meghan Markle's Forces for Change Vogue Cover

40: Richard Curtis, fast fashion and 50 years since Stonewall

In episode 40, we talk about the legacy of The Beatles, the documentary The True Cost and the history of Pride marches. Our three figures are Richard Curtis, that each year we buy 800 billion items of clothing, and an image of Tommy Lanigan outside the Stonewall Inn. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com (mailto:thefigurepodcast@gmail.com) If you’d like to start a conversation about future figures or past episodes, download Flick and use the code ‘thefigure’ to join our group. https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/flick-chat-for-podcasts/id1383667479 The Party, Elizabeth Day https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Party-Audiobook/B071SH2STW How to Fail https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/how-to-fail-with-elizabeth-day/id1407451189 Figure 1: Richard Curtis Richard Curtis https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193485/bio Love Stories: Emma Freud, presented by Dolly Alderton https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/love-stories-with-emma-freud/id1343714594...

51 MIN2019 JUL 17
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40: Richard Curtis, fast fashion and 50 years since Stonewall

39: Guest episode: Delilah Montagu on songwriting and solo travel

EInterview with singer-songwriter Delilah Montagu on her identity as a musician, her songwriting process and solo travel in Japan.

47 MIN2019 JUL 3
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39: Guest episode: Delilah Montagu on songwriting and solo travel

38: Elton John, the leadership race and the art of Lee Krasner

EWe’re back! In episode 38, we talk about rock and roll, Conservative party politics and the movement Abstract Expressionism. Our three figures are Elton John, that 63% of Tory members would prefer Brexit to go ahead even if it caused Scottish independence and 59% would want Brexit even if it led to Northern Ireland leaving the union, and Untitled by Lee Krasner (1946), currently on display at the Barbican. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com Flick App, a platform to share feedback on The Figure https://www.flickapp.com/ Be the Change: A Toolkit for the Activist in You by Gina Martin (2019) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Change-Toolkit-Activist-You/dp/075157788X Work Like A Woman, presented by Mary Portas https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/work-like-a-woman/id1463034553 About Race, presented by Renni Edo Lodge https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/about-race-with-reni-eddo-lodge/id1353151856 Table Manners, presented by Jessie an...

51 MIN2019 JUN 26
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38: Elton John, the leadership race and the art of Lee Krasner

37: Mary Queen of Scots, terrorism in Sri Lanka and the Notre-Dame fire

Calling all fans of The Figure! We've been nominated for the Listener's Choice Award for the British Podcast Awards. To vote for us type 'The Figure' into the search bar and scroll down to find us: www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote In episode 37, we talk about Scottish, Sri Lankan and French history. Our three figures are Mary Queen of Scots, that 321 people have died in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka and Notre-Dame before and after the fire. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com On the first Stephen Lawrence Day, let’s admit our communities are still unequal, Stephen Lawrence https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/22/stephen-lawrence-day-british-society-doreen-lawrence?CMP=ShareiOSAppOther The earth is just as alive as you are, Ferris Jabr https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/opinion/sunday/amazon-earth-rain-forest-environment.html Figure 1: Mary, Queen of Scots Take the Mary, Queen of Scots trail, Mike MacEac...

51 MIN2019 APR 25
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37: Mary Queen of Scots, terrorism in Sri Lanka and the Notre-Dame fire

36: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hangovers and the first image of the shadow of a black hole

In episode 36, we talk about the film On the Basis of Sex and the early career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potential hangover cures and the Twitter storm over Katie Bouman and her role in taking the first image of the shadow of a black hole. Our three figures are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that every day an average of 200,000 people in the UK go to work with a hangover, and the first image of the shadow of a black hole. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com Game of Thrones https://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones Fleabag https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040tlqx/episodes/player Killing Eve https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06jy6bc/killing-eve All About Eve, National Theatre http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout34-all-about-eve Where Should We Begin? Presented by Esther Perel https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/where-should-we-begin-with-esther-perel/id1237931798?mt=2 Figure 1: Ruth Bader Ginsburg 15 things you s...

38 MIN2019 APR 17
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36: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hangovers and the first image of the shadow of a black hole

Latest Episodes

45: Greta Thunberg, #MeToo and Venus de Milo

Please support us for the half marathon in support of The Young Women's Trust: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=the-figure-and-friends&pageUrl=1 We will be running in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday, 13th October and we really appreciate your support! This week, we discuss Greta Thunberg's incredibly brave and inspiring climate activism and the criticism that she received, that 19 million people used the hashtag #MeToo in the year following the Harvey Weinstein scandal bringing thousands of years of suffering and silence to the surface on the world stage, and finally we have another sculpture, the Venus de Milo and talk about the accessibility of the history of art world. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com (mailto:thefigurepodcast@gmail.com) Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations: When you know better, you do better. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/when-you-know-better-you...

41 MIN2019 OCT 4
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45: Greta Thunberg, #MeToo and Venus de Milo

44: Isaac Newton, Desert Island Discs and Jessie Cave's doodling

In episode 44, we talk about romantic love, discovery, the emotional power of music and the astonishing honesty of doodler Jessie Cave. Our three figures are Isaac Newton, that Kirsty Young broadcast 496 episodes of Desert Island Discs, and the ‘Nice to Meet You’ doodle by Jessie Cave. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com (mailto:thefigurepodcast@gmail.com) To support us in our half marathon, raising money for The Young Women’s Trust, please donate below! https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?pageId=1052160 Dolly Alderton wants you to feel free https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dolly-alderton-wants-you-to-feel-free-chjjqsk0s Kathy Burke’s All Woman, Channel 4 https://www.channel4.com/programmes/kathy-burkes-all-woman/episode-guide/ Bang on the Money, presented by Charlotte Lorimer https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bang-on-the-money/id1478026187 Willow, Jennifer Cerys https://www.bunkert...

39 MIN2019 SEP 13
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44: Isaac Newton, Desert Island Discs and Jessie Cave's doodling

43: Kelly Holmes, the importance of honeybees and Dale Chihuly at Kew Gardens

In episode 43, we talk about resilience, sustainability and the craft of glassblowing. Our three figures are Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes, that one in three bites of food we eat depends on honeybees, and water lilies at Kew Gardens by Dale Chihuly (2019). www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ (https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Ffigurepodcast%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ca4abedb5e57741d857ac08d72e001dd8%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637028450351316782&sdata=9Tzh4hS5POB7xS1afz9ZsvtpXk8A%2FkiN7WAURxK5j8U%3D&reserved=0) www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ (https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2FFigurePodcast%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ca4abedb5e57741d857ac08d72e001dd8%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637028450351326787&sdata=R3lfKlbhCBoAY61z9kWvU8PrzrLTCMfmRxn5RmU5NhM%3D&reserved=0) thefigurepodcast@gmail.com (mailto:thefigurepodcast@gmail.com) To support us in our half marathon, raising money f...

36 MIN2019 SEP 1
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43: Kelly Holmes, the importance of honeybees and Dale Chihuly at Kew Gardens

42: Toni Morrison, ending FGM and the history of the Tower of London

In episode 42, we talk about American literature, global activism and British history. Our three figures are Toni Morrison, that 140 million women have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and a Birdseye view of the Tower of London. *Correction: Recent research suggests that the number of women who have undergone is closer to 200 million www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ (https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Ffigurepodcast%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cae98b8f671654399407908d721d0a150%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637015052252468466&sdata=6dsZvpzylABXyl5HWKD%2BG%2FDcBCQfQ1EsVUpVyu%2FbT5c%3D&reserved=0) www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ (https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2FFigurePodcast%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cae98b8f671654399407908d721d0a150%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637015052252478471&sdata=QogpUUONQcKqOHADPppozWA7mmPeVxOoh9EJwCKuh%2F4%3D&reserved=0) thefigurepodcas...

61 MIN2019 AUG 16
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42: Toni Morrison, ending FGM and the history of the Tower of London

41: Stella McCartney, 5G and Meghan Markle's Forces for Change Vogue Cover

In episode 41, we talk about sustainable fashion, the future of technology and the media storm that surrounds HRH Duchess of Sussex. Our three figures are Stella McCartney, that 5G internet will cover 40% of the world by 2024, and Meghan Markle’s Vogue Cover for September 2019. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com (mailto:thefigurepodcast@gmail.com) To support us in our half marathon, raising money for The Young Women’s Trust, please donate below! https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?pageId=1052160 Or you’d like to join a conversation about future figures or past episodes, download Flick and use the code ‘thefigure’ to become part of our group. https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/flick-chat-for-podcasts/id1383667479 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1727824/ The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2531318/ Queer Eye https://www.netflix....

52 MIN2019 AUG 2
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41: Stella McCartney, 5G and Meghan Markle's Forces for Change Vogue Cover

40: Richard Curtis, fast fashion and 50 years since Stonewall

In episode 40, we talk about the legacy of The Beatles, the documentary The True Cost and the history of Pride marches. Our three figures are Richard Curtis, that each year we buy 800 billion items of clothing, and an image of Tommy Lanigan outside the Stonewall Inn. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com (mailto:thefigurepodcast@gmail.com) If you’d like to start a conversation about future figures or past episodes, download Flick and use the code ‘thefigure’ to join our group. https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/flick-chat-for-podcasts/id1383667479 The Party, Elizabeth Day https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Party-Audiobook/B071SH2STW How to Fail https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/how-to-fail-with-elizabeth-day/id1407451189 Figure 1: Richard Curtis Richard Curtis https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193485/bio Love Stories: Emma Freud, presented by Dolly Alderton https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/love-stories-with-emma-freud/id1343714594...

51 MIN2019 JUL 17
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40: Richard Curtis, fast fashion and 50 years since Stonewall

39: Guest episode: Delilah Montagu on songwriting and solo travel

EInterview with singer-songwriter Delilah Montagu on her identity as a musician, her songwriting process and solo travel in Japan.

47 MIN2019 JUL 3
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39: Guest episode: Delilah Montagu on songwriting and solo travel

38: Elton John, the leadership race and the art of Lee Krasner

EWe’re back! In episode 38, we talk about rock and roll, Conservative party politics and the movement Abstract Expressionism. Our three figures are Elton John, that 63% of Tory members would prefer Brexit to go ahead even if it caused Scottish independence and 59% would want Brexit even if it led to Northern Ireland leaving the union, and Untitled by Lee Krasner (1946), currently on display at the Barbican. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com Flick App, a platform to share feedback on The Figure https://www.flickapp.com/ Be the Change: A Toolkit for the Activist in You by Gina Martin (2019) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Change-Toolkit-Activist-You/dp/075157788X Work Like A Woman, presented by Mary Portas https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/work-like-a-woman/id1463034553 About Race, presented by Renni Edo Lodge https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/about-race-with-reni-eddo-lodge/id1353151856 Table Manners, presented by Jessie an...

51 MIN2019 JUN 26
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38: Elton John, the leadership race and the art of Lee Krasner

37: Mary Queen of Scots, terrorism in Sri Lanka and the Notre-Dame fire

Calling all fans of The Figure! We've been nominated for the Listener's Choice Award for the British Podcast Awards. To vote for us type 'The Figure' into the search bar and scroll down to find us: www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote In episode 37, we talk about Scottish, Sri Lankan and French history. Our three figures are Mary Queen of Scots, that 321 people have died in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka and Notre-Dame before and after the fire. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com On the first Stephen Lawrence Day, let’s admit our communities are still unequal, Stephen Lawrence https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/22/stephen-lawrence-day-british-society-doreen-lawrence?CMP=ShareiOSAppOther The earth is just as alive as you are, Ferris Jabr https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/opinion/sunday/amazon-earth-rain-forest-environment.html Figure 1: Mary, Queen of Scots Take the Mary, Queen of Scots trail, Mike MacEac...

51 MIN2019 APR 25
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37: Mary Queen of Scots, terrorism in Sri Lanka and the Notre-Dame fire

36: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hangovers and the first image of the shadow of a black hole

In episode 36, we talk about the film On the Basis of Sex and the early career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potential hangover cures and the Twitter storm over Katie Bouman and her role in taking the first image of the shadow of a black hole. Our three figures are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that every day an average of 200,000 people in the UK go to work with a hangover, and the first image of the shadow of a black hole. www.instagram.com/figurepodcast/ www.twitter.com/FigurePodcast/ thefigurepodcast@gmail.com Game of Thrones https://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones Fleabag https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040tlqx/episodes/player Killing Eve https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06jy6bc/killing-eve All About Eve, National Theatre http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout34-all-about-eve Where Should We Begin? Presented by Esther Perel https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/where-should-we-begin-with-esther-perel/id1237931798?mt=2 Figure 1: Ruth Bader Ginsburg 15 things you s...

38 MIN2019 APR 17
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36: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hangovers and the first image of the shadow of a black hole
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