In the first episode of 2017, Carly Dee and Q Lei did a roundup of 2016. We talked about what we have accomplished with BLYNKT the past year, Brexit, the election of Trump, and how these political events made us more determined to build a platform for the rational voices of people. Listen and find out our new year's resolutions! If you have a good story or new year's resolution to share, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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 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: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1999/06/21/the-third-and-final-continent
Welcome to another Dee-Lei episode! This week Carly Dee and Q. Lei discuss the recent news of a Chinese father being caught between his mother and his wife in a flood in Hebei province in China. Lei talks about the one-child policy and the relationship between parents and children in China. Carly tells the story of a fire she was caught in recently. Is there such a huge difference between the East and the West in terms of gender roles in marriage, child-parent relationship, and views on divorce? Find out on this week's BLYNKT podcast!
Carly Dee and Q. Lei are reunited! In this episode we talk about the inaugural issue of the magazine and discuss a few of the articles, stories and poems included. SPOILER ALERT! We tried to just hint at the contents but we were too excited, so you will get a sneak preview of some of the articles included. We also talk about where we will be over the summer and what we get up to when we're not working on BLYNKT!
In this week's episode we discuss the recent case of 7 year old Yamato Tanooka who was found after being lost for 6 and a half days in the forest without food. Originally his father claimed that he had run off, but after a day he admitted they had left him there as a punishment which had gone badly wrong. Carly Dee and I discuss how the case has been received by the Japanese and British press and whether tough love can ever be appropriate.
Carly Dee and I have a lazy afternoon in discussing the theme of family in popular culture. We briefly discuss the film Knocked Up and the TV shows Modern Family, The Simpsons, The Middle and Malcolm in The Middle. However, most of the episode is dedicated to discussing the wonderful 2007 film 'Juno' starring Ellen Page and Michael Cera.