Welcome to another edition of Substack Reads, your digest of great writing
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Pledges is a simple tool for readers to support the writers they love most
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January 2023

Hello and welcome to another edition of Substack Reads. We have a particularly fruity edition for you today. Read on!
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The Active Voice: Paul Kingsnorth is happiest on the marginsHamish McKenzie talks to Paul Kingsnorth about the stories we tell ourselves, cultural collapse, and The Machine
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Nicola’s story is a story of what is happening across the UK right now: a tale of one person, putting their faith in a platform that allows them to…
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Take a browse through some of our favorite finds across Substack from the worlds of science, money, culture; plus, walking, bathing, baking, and raging
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The Active Voice: Jessica DeFino is revealing the real face of the beauty industry (and it’s not pretty)Hamish McKenzie talks to Jessica DeFino about the ravages of beauty culture, her struggles as a journalist in the age of social media, and the ageism of…
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The kinda true story of the origins of Substack
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A new-and-improved way to keep in touch with friends, build communities of interest, or test the waters for a publication
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Welcome to another digest of reads from across Substack
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The Active Voice: Ted Gioia takes the long viewHamish McKenzie talks to the great music and culture writer about trust in journalism, transcending tribalism, and not moving to New York
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And other pieces of wisdom from the grande dame of advice
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