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Journalism New Statesman

A celebration of 70 years of Walkers trying to sell you crisps in truly bizarre ways (New Statesman)

The New Statesman asked me to write about crisps, so I went on YouTube instead:

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/media/2018/05/celebration-70-years-walkers-trying-sell-you-crisps-truly-bizarre-ways

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Journalism New Statesman

How a 17th century war, the Queen and a desperate Swiss TV executive led to Eurovision (New Statesman)

The story of the origin of Eurovision, via Talented Mr Ripley fan-fiction for some reason:

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/music-theatre/2018/05/how-17th-century-war-queen-and-desperate-swiss-tv-executive-led

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Journalism New Statesman

Nine ways to keep The Wright Stuff going without Matthew Wright (New Statesman)

The golden age of TV is over…

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Journalism New Statesman

No, China isn’t Black Mirror – social credit scores are more complex and sinister than that (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/world/asia/2018/04/no-china-isn-t-black-mirror-social-credit-scores-are-more-complex-and-sinister

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Other Stuff Podcasts

A Load Of Old Bollards (Skylines Podcast)

https://www.citymetric.com/skylines/podcast-load-old-bollards-3837

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Journalism New Statesman

Westworld tricked its fans with a spoiler prank – but is the show even worth spoiling? (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/tv-radio/2018/04/westworld-tricked-its-fans-spoiler-prank-show-even-worth-spoiling

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Other Stuff Stand-up

Bollards (City of London Showoff)

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Client Work Copywriting

Can sleep really make you fitter? (Hyde & Sleep)

A blog post for mattress retailer Hyde & Sleep on the evidence that links better sleep with better athletic performance.

https://www.hydeandsleep.com/blog/Can-sleep-really-make-you-fitter/

 

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Other Stuff Stand-up Things

How (Not) To Write A Sequel To Lord Of The Rings (The Over-Analyser’s Book Club)

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CityMetric Journalism Stand-up

12 things we learned by reading every single National Rail timetable (CityMetric)

I did some data-mining to work out what longest sequence of stops in progressive alphabetical order within a single rail journey is, among other thrilling train-based statistics.

I then performed a live version of the piece at the British Library.

https://twitter.com/susiestevenson/status/968939806989406208