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)

  • Listener week day 3

    Wed, 26 Nov 14

    39 mins

    30 days remaining

    Listener week day 3: Is there too much pressure to breastfeed? Listeners interview Queen of Slapstick Miranda Hart. Dilemma - how should people without family plan for their old age? What the best and most cost effective way to keep fit over 50? Lawyer turned Country singer Rebecca Bains.

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  • Listener Week: Day 2

    Tue, 25 Nov 14

    48 mins

    29 days remaining

    Today we hear about the closure of refuges all across the country but particularly looking at the Exeter refuge that shut in March of this year. Fleur Buechler, the manager of the refuge, joins Jane. Emily tells us how that closure left her with her abusive partner for months longer than she wanted to be. Mandy Young raised funds to create the largest sports park in Europe in memory of her son. Our listener dilemma today came from Gilliam Wallace. She was joined by Annalisa Barbieri to discuss how old is too old for a child to be living at home? Mary Jarrett wrote in wanting to talk about the joys of social work. She and two other social workers join in the discussion. Jane Corey wanted advice on how to get nice shoes when you have larger than average feet.

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  • Listener Week

    Mon, 24 Nov 14

    50 mins

    28 days remaining

    The effect of porn on a relationship. Do black, Asian and minority ethnic women get a fair deal in the media? Does 50:50 childcare work as well for children as it can for parents? How a series of sporting challenges helped Paula McGuire from Glasgow boost her confidence in ways she could never have imagined. And a listener asks for advice: should I get back in touch with an ex?

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  • WH Collection: Helen Brook

    Sun, 23 Nov 14

    10 mins

    26 days remaining

    Helen Brook, founder of the Brook Advisory Service, talks to Helen Boaden in 1989 about the early days of family planning in the UK

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  • Weekend Woman's Hour. Dame Shirley Bassey

    Sat, 22 Nov 14

    57 mins

    26 days remaining

    Dame Shirley Bassey talks about her new album. Kyung Wha Chung the legendary violinist. Plus Pussy Riot and how we experience being old in 21st Century Britain.

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  • Women's careers;debt;the home.

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

    43 mins

    25 days remaining

    A new easy-to-use contraceptive device in the form of a little syringe is to be made available to women in 69 of the world’s poorest countries for just $1. So what difference will this device make to these women? We look at a study which followed 17 women across 17 years as they pursued their individual career dreams. In 2011, Alinah Azadeh and her husband were issued with a repossession order for their home where they had lived with their children for five years. After that this British artist of Iranian heritage resolved to make debt the subject of her next artwork. And Judith Flanders talks aout her new book"The Making of a Home".

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  • Pussy Riot; 50 years of Brook Centres

    Wed, 19 Nov 14

    40 mins

    23 days remaining

    On today's Woman's Hour we hear from Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokina, the two women from Pussy Riot imprisoned for their anti-Putin protests. From our archive Helen Brook talks about setting up the first clinic for young, unmarried people seeking family planning advice. To continue marking their 50th anniversary Simon Blake, the current head of Brook, talks to Jenni about their work now. A new exhibition at the Merseyside Maritime Museum looks at the plight of more than 100,000 child migrants sent from Britain to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. And Maya Ilsoe, creator of a new Scandi drama, The Legacy, reveals the inspiration behind the series.

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  • Shirley Bassey; Old Age; Julia Neuberger

    Tue, 18 Nov 14

    47 mins

    22 days remaining

    Dame Shirley Bassey, one of the most iconic voices in British music joins Jane to discuss over sixty years in the music industry. To celebrate her diamond jubilee Dame Shirley is launching her new album, Hello Like Before. The programme also looks at how we experience old age, our attitudes, our fears, our hopes. We hear from two women in their late eighties, one living with her family, the other living in her own home, looking after her ninety-three-year-old husband. Writer Nicci Gerrard discusses her new novel, The Twilight Hour, and why she chose to make her main character a woman in her nineties. We discuss the emotive question of driving and old age and social campaigner and writer, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, author of Not Dead Yet: A Manifesto for Old Age joins Jane throughout.

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  • Karen Blackett; premature babies; part time work

    Mon, 17 Nov 14

    47 mins

    21 days remaining

    Karen Blackett - named Britain’s most influential black person; premature birth; older women seeking treatment for alcohol problems; making part-time working work; And, Ann Cotton on campaigning to educate girls in Africa.

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  • WH Collection: Xinran

    Sun, 16 Nov 14

    16 mins

    19 days remaining

    Iconic Chinese radio presenter and writer Xinran talks to Jane Garvey about her personal experience of China’s “One Child” policy and relates the stories of the women who wrote to her sharing their pain at having to give up their daughters because of it.

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