Tag: Mark Heywood

How long does a hamster last?

EPISODE 19 OF the podcast series The End of the Line takes the premises of the project and reaches into an even more complex situation than a quizzical ‘why don’t you want to have babies?’ posed by a stranger to a pretty young woman. Naomi, played by Jennifer […]

Babies and The Struggle

WHEN YOU LIVE in an overtly political context, wherever in the world you are, the issue of having babies is coloured by The Struggle. Why? Is it because it’s another sensibility to march on your side? Another voice to sing to your tune? Perhaps. This is the focus […]

The equipment of being a mom

FROM THE FIRST extrapolation of ‘Gorgeous!’ in the mouth of Celeste, the whole of the American Midwest is evoked, with all its texture and brashness, enthusiasm and disappointment, history and perspectives. Played by Kim Tatum, episode 17 of The End of the Line takes the complexity of sexuality […]

Who’s your Marmee?

WHAT IS IT with the broad public – strangers on the bus – when they encounter something out of their experiences and need to poke at it? Maxine, in episode 15 of The End of the Line, a series of British fictional monologues on podcast, ponders this issue, […]

Just me and some smashed lasagna

THE DEEP VALUE of The End of the Line, a series of fictional monologues on podcast, focused on women’s decisions to have — or not to have — children, comes to its fulsome self with this, its 14th episode. Here, you are privileged to hear Dame Harriet Walter […]

Adolescent dreams of being a mum? Not!

CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE IS such that women, with the appropriate levels of hormonal commitment, can now have what Sarah in the 13th episode of the Ink Jockey podcast series The End of the Line, directed by Mark Heywood, refers to as her ‘lady eggs’ frozen for perpetuity. More of […]

Rebel with a blind date

THE PLEA TO the universe to allow you to “fuck up” your own life, is a provocative and tearful one, in the words of ‘Claire’, played by Siobhan Athwal in the twelfth episode of the Ink Jockey podcast series The End of the Line, directed by Mark Heywood. […]

What your ‘plus one’ says to the world

WHEN YOU’RE DRAWN to a person by their idiosyncrasies and their charm, rather than by what it is their underpants hold, according to society, you’re indecisive. Bisexuality comes under the loop with an angry and articulate response of ‘Dawn’ played by April Kelley, in the eleventh episode of […]

Good luck and many babies!

PODCAST SERIES REVIEW: HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS can touch one’s life quite deeply. They can inspire you and make you realise the wings you have. But they can also look at you as a 14-year-old and taint you with their own bitterness and unrealised dreams. They can break your […]