#23 Escaping to Cottagecore (with Hannah Copestake)

We catch up on an intense week of US Election news before abandoning it all for a simpler, prettier way of life. Writer Hannah Copestake joins us to talk about how Cottagecore is a first a fantasy and an aesthetic of countryside living. But can Cottagecore also speak to the political realities of our time?

If our talk about Cottagecore awakened your pastoral yearnings, first you can check out Hannah’s piece “Cottagecore: The new, new romantics” for Overland.

Hannah has also provided a starter kit of touchstone Cottagecore texts/sources of inspiration:



Paula Sutton @hillhousevintage

Sora Blu @sora.blu



Collette – Flowers and Fruit

Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees

The Collected Poems of William Wordsworth



Folklore – Taylor Swift

Seven Swans – Sufjan Stevens

Daughter – Music From Before the Storm



Little Women (2019)

Kiki’s Delivery Service

The Secret Garden





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