Carly and Lei chat about their new favorite TV series, Grace and Frankie! What is it like to be back in the dating scene when you are older? Why is there a lack of media coverage of older people and their romantic life? Do our profit-driven societies marginalize older people? All will be covered in this week's BLYNKT podcast. Enjoy!
In this week's BLYNKT podcast, Lei is joined by independent journalist/filmmaker Matthew Cassel. Matthew is the director of the recent documentary "The Journey to Europe," which covers the story of a Syrian father who traveled all the way from Istanbul to the Netherlands to reunite with his family.
You can watch the six-part documentary on the New Yorker website:
Matthew's other journalistic work: justimage.org/
Has our society become more moralizing or more conveniently so due to the Internet? This week on the BLYNKT podcast, Carly Dee and Q. Lei discuss the phenomenon of public shaming on the Internet and Jon Ronson's recent publication, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. Again, we are thinking of starting a book club on BLYNKT. Book club, no book club?
Welcome to the first Dee-Lei book chat! The editors of BLYNKT read and discuss the story, "The Third and Final Continent," by Indian-American writer Jhumpa Lahiri. It is included in her debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, which won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Without spoiling the story, we get into a fun and deep conversation about our own culture shocks, gender and linguistics, and arranged marriage. And we may or may not start an international book club!
The story can be found in book form, or online in the June 1999 issue of The New Yorker:
Carly Dee and Q. Lei