Episode 79: The Un-Flat World of Simon Edge

Simon Edge’s most recent novel, The End of the World is Flat, lampoons the corruption and inversion of Stonewall and other LGB organizations from the safe distance of satire. While Edge was evolving from slightly bitter young journalist, to married and socially-integrated author, the institutions that once represented him were losing their hearts, souls, minds, and constituencies. We discuss the failures of journalism, the benefits of gaining perspective with age, the power of Low-Income Privilege, and Owen Jones, who is as quintessentially British as tea and crumpets but less appetizing. Plus, Corinna sings our beloved intro jingle, and Nina pledges to cling to corrosive resentments rather than forgive. It’s not really the end of the world, it just feels like it sometimes.


The End of the World is Flat: https://www.amazon.com/End-World-Flat-Simon-Edge/dp/178563240X

Simon Edge books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Simon-Edge/e/B001HPX6PI/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

Simon Edge on Twitter: https://twitter.com/simonjedge

This Land is Mine – Nina’s most popular animation: https://vimeo.com/50531435

Nina’s Menopause t-shirt: https://nina-paley-shirts.creator-spring.com/listing/menopause-is-badass