Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast

Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast

Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey. Find out more at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Prosecuting Sexual Offences

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    On today's programme : according to a new survey having a paid job makes mothers happier and looking after children is more stresful than combining motherhood and work. Justine Roberts, Mumsnet and Anne Fennell, Mothers at Home Matter, discuss. In 1977, at the age of 27, Robyn Davidson travelled 1700 miles of desert alone from Alice Springs, Australia to the Indian Ocean. A new film portrays her journey and she reflects on that experience.Professor Liz Kelly talks about her concerns of the effect of recent non-guilty verdicts on survivors of sexual offences willingness to report what has happened. How feminist is the children's film Frozen? And how are Afghan women responding to the current election taking place. Saeeda Mahmmod, recently returned from Afghanistan, speaks to Jane.

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  • 14 Apr 2014; Anne Archer; Nicci French

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Anne Archer on playing Jane Fonda at the Edinburgh Festival this summer; Husband and wife writing team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French on their latest novel; discussion of the new women's minister - Nicky Morgan; why some women are being discharged from maternity wards in the middle of the night; and, school reunions - why do we go to them?

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  • Baroness Lawrence & Sewing

    Sat, 12 Apr 14

    Duration:
    57 mins

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    27 days remaining

    We hear from Baroness Doreen Lawrence who has been chosen to top the Woman’s Hour Game Changers Powerlist for 2014. The Indian writer and activist Meena Kandasamy on the caste system and her first novel The Gypsy Goddess. The Great British Sewing Bee judges, May Martin and Patrick Grant discuss the success of the BBC2 series. And as part of our series on prostitution, you can hear the views and experiences of two men who sell sex. The actor Claire Goose on her latest psychological thriller. When it comes to tinned fruit and veg how do they compare nutritionally to fresh? And should women in the British army be allowed to take part in close combat?

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  • WHNews:contraception;diversity in children books

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

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    40 years after the pill was made available free to married and single women there are still only two methods of male contraception - is birth control still seen as a women’s issue? Does it matter if children’s books are racially diverse? Is tinned food as nutritious, and does it taste as good, as fresh? How Edwardian photographer, Christina Broom, became a favourite of the Royal family, and the UK’s first female press photographer; and memories of Sue Townsend who's died aged 68.

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  • Women in Combat; Dame Gillian Lynne

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    25 days remaining

    Jenni Murray speaks to Major Webb, a retired Army Officer, and Doctor Cheng, a Lecturer from the King’s College London War Studies Department, on the arguments for and against women taking on combat roles in the British Army. Moira Buffini, Stella Gonet and Marion Bailey talk about Handbagged, a play featuring Mrs Thatcher and the Queen. We hear from the women the women who continue to live with the effects of the Rwandan genocide. And Jenni is talks to the choreographer and director, Dame Gillian Lynne, about her latest fitness DVD at the age of 88.

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  • Power List 2014 - Game Changers: Top Ten Reveal

    Wed, 9 Apr 14

    Duration:
    48 mins

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    24 days remaining

    The Woman's Hour Power List 2014 - Game Changers was finally revealed. Hear Emma Barnett, Jenni Murray, Jane Garvey and our number one Game Changer reflect on the top ten, exclusively on this podcast.

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  • Great British Sewing Bee; Baileys Prize shortlist

    Tue, 8 Apr 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    Patrick Grant and May Martin, judges of The Great British Sewing Bee on tailoring, sewing and the revival of home crafts; Violinist Rachel Podger; Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs about the crisis in recruitment; The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction - Chair of Judges Helen Fraser and literary critic Gaby Wood discuss this year's shortlist. And continuing our series on the proposed changes in legislation around prostitution we talk to male sex workers. Jane Garvey presents.

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  • Maria Miller; Claire Goose; Game Changers

    Mon, 7 Apr 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

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    22 days remaining

    Claire Goose talks about her latest role in ITV's 'Undeniable'; Isabel Hardman and Helen Lewis discuss Maria Miller; Emma Barnett updates us on how the Game Changers judges have managed to whittle down the final shortlist; Heather Rabbatts talks about the impact of Malaria in Nigeria; and, Indian writer and activist Meena Kandamsky talks about her novel, The Gypsy Goddess.

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  • WH Collection: Margaret Thatcher

    Sun, 6 Apr 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    Britain's first woman Prime Minister talks to Jenni Murray about her years in Downing Street and the eventual desertion of her cabinet.

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  • Courtney Love & Female friendships

    Sat, 5 Apr 14

    Duration:
    57 mins

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    Courtney Love is known for the music she made with her band Hole and for her solo career as a musician and actress. And she’s also known as the widow of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. It’s 20 years now since his suicide and Courtney discusses her life, music and career. Actress Michelle Collins on her wide and varied career and the ‘Rover’s Fear’ phenomenon. Was Margaret Thatcher a political game changer? Where are the female game changers in British politics today? Intersectionality a phrase to explain that some women face other forms of discrimination including racism. Kimberley Crenshaw, the American academic who coined the term explains why it’s still relevant today. Also a genuine pioneer, the American electronic composer and accordionist Pauline Oliveros. And does society undervalue female friendship? Writer Dawn O’Porter and Baroness Shirley Williams explore the important role friendship plays in a woman’s life. And how often do you phone home?

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