Episode 16: Helen Heath and Pip Adam talk about Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit


For this episode, writer Helen Heath and I tried something a bit different. Instead of using an entire book as a starting point for our discussion we looked at a single essay, Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things To Me which you can read here

The conversation was wide-reaching and here are links to some of the other pieces of writing we touched on:

We talk about this article “How to tame your troll,’ really only works if you’re Mary Beard” by Hadley Freeman

This is the interview with Solnit that Helen refers to in our conversation

This is Helen Lehndorf’s blog post Things Organised Neatly on decluttering

Maria McMillan’s essay appears in Sport 43

This is the narrative game Helen talks about

And finally here is a link Helen shared with me which is great further reading about digital storytelling breaking narrative


Better off Read is available on iTunes where you can subscribe by clicking here

Better off Read is also available on PodBean where you can subscribe by clicking here

Or you can listen to it here:

Episode 16: Pip Adam talks with Helen Heath about Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

This episode includes sounds released under Creative Commons licenses from Freesound.org

Thanks to Freesound users: paulmessier



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s