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Iris Apfel, Risking it all for an affair, Living with early onset Alzheimers, Vocal fry

July 31st, 2015

Episode 316 of 758 episodes

Ninety-three year old Iris Apfel is celebrated for her flamboyant style and her trademark giant glasses. She's the subject of a new documentary and she joins Jenni to discuss her impatience with banality, ageism in fashion and her love of accessories; why some people who "have it all" risk it all by being unfaithful, with journalist and novelist Rosie Millard and Susanna Abse from the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. A year ago Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimers disease. Since then she's started a blog to "write all my thoughts before they're lost". She describes living with the disease. Vocal Fry, so called because it causes the voice to sound hoarse and dried out, is the latest trend in the speech patterns of young women. But is it undermining them and causing them to be taken less seriously? With author and journalist Naomi Wolf and Professor of World Literature at Oxford University Dr. Elleke Boehmer. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Caroline Donne.

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