In the sixty-ninth episode of The Just Checking In Podcast, we checked in with James Bloodworth.
James is a journalist, writer and broadcaster.
He has written for outlets including The Guardian, New Statesman and UnHerd to name a few and is host of ‘The Modern Dating Economy Podcast’.
He has written two books: ‘The Myth of Meritocracy: why working-class kids get working class jobs’ published in 2016 and ‘Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain’ published in 2019.
In this episode we discuss James’s journey into journalism, a discussion of both of his books and the mental health topics they discuss, masculinity in the modern age, dating, gym culture and lookism.
We also discuss James’s diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD, his struggle to manage it in academic environments and the impact that having a stalker had on him and his mental health.
As always, #itsokaytovent
You can purchase ‘Myth of Meritocracy: Why Working-Class Kids Still Get Working-Class Jobs’ here.
You can purchase ‘Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain’ here.
Read the UnHerd article we discussed here.
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