This episode starts recalling an emotive event in British television: the audition of Susan Boyle to Britain’s Got Talent. At the time (2009) Susan was 47 years old. Don’t remember? Give it a listen:
There is a lot to unpack about this situation, and a lot to think about age and art. That is what Millicent focuses on today: how do you think about your age? How do you feel about it, and about the age of your peers? Is it elevating your music, or decimating it?