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Rachel Stroud

Writer and Producer.

Rachel is a writer and producer based in London. She is currently working with theatre company Crooked Pieces on a new comedy podcast project, 'And Then She Said a Funny Thing...'

We're Having an Empathy Crisis - And There's Only One Cure

Right now, almost every day seems to bring another headline that sounds like it happened in a film. From violent attacks on innocent civilians, to extreme political voices finding mainstream support, to a widening gap between the rich and poor playing out in anger and scapegoating - suddenly everything seems to be about extremes. Why is that?
28/07/2016 12:24 BST

Let's Make Feminism the Biggest Joke in Town

If there's one thing I'm bored of hearing when I ask to be treated equally to a man, it is 'you take yourself too seriously'... Humour, we're told, is a boys' game. Men are taught that their friendships should be forged in pranks and banter, while women are instructed to take the serious stuff - problems, worries and secrets - to their female friends.
30/07/2014 16:39 BST