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Rebecca Solnit, Wonder Woman, Submarine Films

Matthew Sweet discusses the powers of Wonder Woman and the claustrophobia of submarine films, and Rebecca Solnit talks about 'mansplaining' - men explaining things to women.

American author Rebecca Solnit discusses the impact of "mansplaining" which she explores in her book Men Explain Things To Me.

Matthew Sweet looks at the image of Wonder Woman with comic artist Steve Marchant and Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

New Generation Thinker Dr Will Abberley discusses the literary traditions followed by submarine films from Jude Law's new cinema release The Black Sea to Das Boot and The Hunt for Red October.

Producer: Zahid Warley

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45 minutes



    American writer and academic Jill Lepore and cartoonist Steve Marchant.

    Duration: 15:51


    American author of Men Explain Things To Me.

    Duration: 09:33

  • Submarine movies

    Film historian Ian Christie and New Gen thinker Will Abberley

    Duration: 18:16


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Rebecca Solnit
Interviewed Guest Steve Marchant
Interviewed Guest Jill Lepore
Interviewed Guest Will Abberley
Producer Zahid Warley


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