Tennis star Naomi Osaka has made headlines around the world, after announcing her refusing to carry out post-match press conferences, for her own mental health. It's a decision that's left the tennis world divided. Is this a case of one athlete securing themselves an unfair advantage? Or is it opening up a conversation about the relationship between the role of the media and the emotional wellbeing of elite athletes?
Plus, if you’re the leader of a Covid-ravaged nation and the sound of people saying you’re terrible at your job is getting deafening...how about distracting them with a little wedding? Welcome to Boris Johnson’s weekend nuptials.
And, A listener dilemma about a seemingly unbridgeable friendship gap.
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