Pandora Sykes is a journalist and broadcaster, who from hereon will drop the third person. I cover popular culture, lifestyle, books and social commentary and have written for titles including The Sunday Times, Vogue, The Observer, GQ, ELLE, The Cut, Red and Grazia. Before going freelance in 2017, I was the Fashion Features Editor at The Sunday Times Style for 4 years. In July 2020, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?, my debut essay collection about modern life, was published by Penguin Random House and was a Sunday Times bestseller.
I spend much of my time making podcasts. I was the co-creator and co-host of the No.1 women’s podcast, The High Low, and I am the host of The Missing, a podcast about long-term missing people, which was nominated for a British Podcast Award. I also produce an interview series, Doing It Right, about the trends, myths and anxieties of modern life. In July 2021, I wrote and presented an 8-part docu-series, Pieces of Britney, about Britney Spears, for BBC Radio 4.
When I am not making podcasts, I can often be found interviewing authors (such as Reni Eddo-Lodge, Matt Haig and David Nicholls) for publishers, podcasts and literary festivals. As a speaker, I work in both the corporate and consumer markets, and I have hosted and/or participated in panels for clients including The Saatchi Gallery, WeWork and The Royal Academy. I also regularly appear on the radio.