Ever complained about sea gulls or foxes? Or exotic parakeets? Or maybe you’re more likely to complain about the people who do the complaining? In this episode of the podcast we dive straight into the urban wild: what it can be, and who may belong in it. Prize-winning novelist Aminatta Forna joins us to talk about her beautiful new book ‘Happiness’, whilst Jess and Sam draw parallels to family dramas, European rabbits under Henry VIII, and Brexit.

Hosted by Jessica Johannesson. Music: ‘Fortune’s Never Kind’ by The Bookshop Band.

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Image credit: ‘Rats!’ by Júbilo Haku under creative commons license