On The Poetry Show episode (1pm ’til 2pm) , Job Share, we have the original crew of Charli, Laurence, Alan and me, but also with guest Lucy Furlong up from London. So the ep was a job share too. If I recall it was a seat share too! The recording studio at Eden Agency is a small space with four chairs, but we somehow fitted five of us in the room.
Job sharing is popular among parents of tiny kids. Back in the 1990s, job sharing became a feminist issue, a way for women to keep a foot in the job market and yet still have a life. Sort of. Tiny babies are HARD WORK! When I first had my baby, I had dreams: I was gonna learn sign language, maybe brush up on my French….. and I was grateful when I managed to get dressed and clean my teeth the same day. I then went back full time and it was hard.
Then, following the Poetry Show episode, we have Tom Dixon joining us on Stairwell Books Presents:
Tom has a book out this summer called ON SUICIDE BRIDGE and Tom will talk to us about the inspiration for the book. The featured picture above is of Tom at the Spoken Word, December 2016. No, the people gazing down at the floor aren’t praying, they’re listening intently. That was a very packed night!