How to bring up children with joy and wonder – podcasts of the week

Picks of the week

Brown Baby (out from 20 Jan)
Writer Nikesh Shukla, editor of the bestselling Good Immigrant anthology amongst different tasks, hosts this new collection about elevating children “with joy and wonder” in tricky occasions, forward of the free up of his personal family-themed memoir. Guests come with singer Jay Sean, primetime cookery queen Nadiya Hussain, comic Josie Long and TV legend Meera Syal, who displays on her personal upbringing as the daughter of Punjab-born folks who embraced her creativity, and how her children’s lives were each identical and other to her personal. A heat and extremely listenable display.
Hannah J Davies

Even the Rich: Paris Hilton
Season two of Wondery’s gossip-packed podcast makes a speciality of the lady who has the doubtful identify of “America’s first influencer”: Paris Hilton. Divisive although she is, the tale of how Hilton made $300 million by way of tempting the tabloids, flashing her thong and residing in a lodge is beautiful spectacular. Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams are the very best hosts, bringing a dose of amusing, scandal and observation to Hilton’s relations tree, the place the girls had been powered by way of the mantra that Paris rebelled towards: “Marry wealthy and have rather a lot of young children.” Hannah Verdier

(*20*)(*1*)(*2*)Dedicated followers of fashion ... Henry Holland and Pixie Geldof.
(*11*)Dedicated fans of model … Henry Holland and Pixie Geldof. Photograph: Michael Bowles/REX/Shutterstock

Chosen by way of Hannah Moore

For fashion designer Henry Holland there is not any such factor as a manner fake pas – every outfit tells a tale, and the extra outrageous, the higher. “[Clothes] are like my picture albums,” he tells Alexa Chung in episode one of this enticing, nostalgia-fuelled turn via the model moments that made his superstar visitors, from Chung’s haphazardly gaffer-taped antique clothes and sweatshirts on Popworld, to Eve debuting the Chanel ombre sun shades and Swarovski tattoos that turned into a signature of mid 00s R&B taste (“Mix your Gap with your Gucci,” the rapper advises).

Holland started his profession as a manner editor at youngster magazines like Smash Hits, ahead of founding the House Of Holland logo (now unfortunately defunct), and he brings a mixture of journalistic rigour, cheekiness and trade perception to interviews with stars together with Beth Ditto, Pixie Geldof and the fashion designer Paul Smith – a number of of whom turned into buddies of Holland’s all over the MySpace technology, when his ‘nu-rave’ slogan t-shirts made him a global famous person.

There’s masses of superstar gossip, of route (pay attention out for the story about Karl Lagerfeld’s obsessive iPod assortment), in addition to authentic perception from those that’ve formed what we put on, like Clueless gown fashion designer Mona May. “I’ve an actual emotional attachment to garments,” says Chung, as she explains why she saves even the shoddiest pieces in her cloth cabinet. “Even in the event that they’re simply from Topshop, and I do know they have got no ‘price’ essentially. To me they’re treasured treasure. They’re simply as essential as diary entries.”

Talking issues


The Ugandan musician became presidential hopeful Bobi Wine is the topic of a brand new Spotify collection, The Messenger. The collection explores the 38-year-old’s youth-powered upward thrust, as he makes an attempt to be triumphant Yoweri Museveni, who has been in energy for 34 years. The Guardian’s Today in Focus podcast additionally seemed into Wine’s marketing campaign this week, in an episode that includes Ugandan journalist Samuel Okiror.

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