Book/Show/Podcast Recommendation- March 2021

Hey friends! As many of us are still in isolation and trying to cope with all that uni work, I thought I would share some recommendations on my favourite Books/Shows/Podcasts this month! Please feel free to leave your recommendations below!

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Book: 

Girl, Woman, Other- By Bernardine Evaristo

"Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years." 

Loved this book! Totally recommend it giving it a read!

Girl, Woman, Other (Paperback)

Show: 

Queen's Gambit- 2020

Amazing, well-written and well-directed show! Definitely give this a watch, especially if you love chess! :) 

It follows a prodigy chess player from childhood to adulthood and shows her struggles and successes throughout her career. 

TW: It includes themes on alcoholism, so definitely don't watch it if it makes you uncomfortable in any way!

The Queen's Gambit (miniseries) - Wikipedia

Podcast: 

LSE IQ Podcast

LSE IQ podcast | Intelligent questions with social science answers by LSE  Podcasts

Would definitely recommend this if you are interested in  issues such as social media, cryptocurrencies, gentrification and activism! :) 

Maria Valenstain

Student Researcher, University of York

I am an undergraduate Laidlaw Scholar studying Philosophy and Politics at the University of York. I am very interested in the climate change debate and the politics associated with it. Specifically, my research project investigates the discourse of individual responsibility presented as a way to halt climate change and whether this discourse helps slow or accelerate the fight against it.