FT Weekend: The stories we tell, with Elif Shafak


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Introducing our new FT Weekend podcast. New episodes every Saturday. We will soon stop publishing FT Weekend on this feed, so you if want to keep listening, subscribe now before you forget! Search FT Weekend in your podcast app of choice.

In this episode, Life & Arts columnist Enuma Okoro explores what our cities tell us about ourselves. Then Lilah speaks with Elif Shafak—the most widely read woman novelist in Turkey—about writing in countries without freedom of speech, and her new book, The Island of Missing Trees. Plus: our prolific Undercover Economist Tim Harford makes a case for letting go of your to-do list.

You can subscribe to the FT Weekend podcast by searching for 'FT Weekend' wherever you listen. We're on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com.

Links from the episode:

—Enuma Okoro’s love letter to New York City: https://www.ft.com/content/e2507d84-9a12-4755-a9c7-41c9ea116947

—Lilah’s piece about visiting Armenia: https://www.ft.com/content/2e2f38b0-e7a1-11e8-8a85-04b8afea6ea3

—Review of Elif Shafak’s novel, The Island of Missing Trees: https://www.ft.com/content/1a064a06-bd19-43c7-8237-38931853d0e2

—Tim Harford on to-do lists: https://www.ft.com/content/06ffe40d-fdcc-4be8-b536-810cedce7ed1

—Oliver Burkeman on how not to waste your life (paywall): https://www.ft.com/content/dd0d477b-c1f7-4d74-af68-c1ef1692566c

Sound design and mixing is by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor Music.

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