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Two hundred years after Jane Austen’s novels were published, adaptations are still going strong. This summer saw the release of Fire Island, a gay adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and the Netflix original, Persuasion. Brooke Masters, our US investment and industries editor and a lifelongJane Austen fan, and University of Maine literature professor Caroline Bicks, join Lilah to talk about the novelist’s enduring appeal. Then, the Boston Marathon has a new non-binary gender category. This is one of three approaches to trans inclusion that elite sports have taken so far. Lilah invites US sports business correspondent Sara Germano on to discuss.
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– A recent FT Magazine piece by Sara: ‘What next for Brittney Griner – and for women’s sport?’ https://on.ft.com/3eUMbDG
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