Actors with dwarfism rarely get cast in title roles, but in panto season there’s an obvious exception: the many major productions of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
What does the prevalence of this pantomime do to affect the lives of ordinary people with dwarfism, who aren’t performers?
Activist and writer Eugene Grant, who has achondroplasia, believes if the first time most people see someone with dwarfism is on stage as a fairy-tale stereotype, it has a directly detrimental effect - as he explains to Olly in this insightful interview.
Meanwhile, in the Zeitgeist, the moment has finally come: Ollie Peart presents the world premiere of ‘his’ Christmas single, ‘The Sounds of Christmas’, in support of Samuel’s Charity, reveals the full list of podcasters taking part, details the extraordinary publishing rights, and explains his strategy to crack the UK Top 40.
Meanwhile, down the Foxhole, Alix Fox pays tribute to the doyen of homemade bondage furniture, and answers a question from a listener curious about exploring the world of ‘dub-con' - specifically, the simulation of non-consensual sex under the influence of drugs. Even if both parties want to go ahead, is there any safe and legal way to proceed?
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