5.3. Satire & Irony on TikTok

Jo and Adam take on the big questions: what is TikTok? What is irony? Is rain on your wedding day more ironic than ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife, or not as ironic as that? Once this is sorted, they chat to novelist, poet, and regular SAWTAS guest, Leigh Stein, about her recent adventures on TikTok and her observations about the way its users respond to irony and satire (or don’t). We chat about Colleen Hoover, Flowers in the Attic, and Leigh’s forthcoming novel. Then Adam and Jo finally deliver their long-awaited Big Summer Satirical Read Round-Up, where they evaluate Julia May Jonas’s Vladimir, John Boyne’s The Echo Chamber, and Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Plot. Isn’t it satiric – don’t you think?

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