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)

  • Midwives; Liverpool Women's Hospital

    Thu, 24 Apr 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

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    30 days remaining

    A midwives special - from the Liverpool Women's Hospital presented by Jenni Murray. We reveal the findings of a Freedom of Information request submitted to NHS Trusts in England, which looked at vacancy rates for midwives; we get reaction from the health minister and the Royal College of Midwives on the impact on staff morale, recruitment and retention; we examine what midwives today do, what patients now expect from them and the pressures they face; we hear what mums think about maternity services; and, what might maternity care look like in the future?

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  • Juliette Binoche; Victoria Coren Mitchell

    Wed, 23 Apr 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Victoria Coren Mitchell on her poker lifetime winnings of £1.5 million; Juliette Binoche on A Thousand Times Goodnight; The Victorian women behind John Lewis; Lindsey Davis on adding a female detective to her Ancient Roman crime novels; and the women who are reviving roller derbies.

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  • Game Changer : Julie Bailey

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    On today's Woman's Hour Jenni interviews Julie Bailey who 'whistleblew' on what was happening at Stafford Hospital after her mother, Bella, died there in 2007. The biggest changes to family justice for a generation come into force today. Family lawyer, Jo Edwards, Chair of Resolution,explains the significance of this. Is speaking to a child in anger or frustration always counter-productive and what other factors might influence a child's behaviour? Jenni speaks to Laure de Preux Gallone, researcher for the Centre for Economic Performance, and Daily Telegraph columnist, Rowan Pelling. Heather McGreogor, AKA Mrs Moneypenny, discusses her new book on financial advice for 'independent women'. And Dame Freya Stark was an explorer and travel writer during the twentieth century. We hear Woman's Hour archive of an interview with her in 1976 and, British travel author and biographer, Sara Wheeler gives us a further insight into this remarkable woman.

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  • Celia Birtwell; Grayson and Philippa Perry

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Celia Birtwell on her career in fashion; Melanie Rickey on why we keep some clothes and throw others out; Grayson and Philippa Perry talk about their wardrobe; the enduring appeal of the Breton Stripe; And, why do so many of us adopt a kind of uniform?

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  • WH Collection: Stella Rimington

    Sun, 20 Apr 14

    Duration:
    11 mins

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    25 days remaining

    Dame Stella Rimington reveals how she was recruited into MI5 and became a spy; eventually becoming the first female Director General of MI5.

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  • Menopause in the workplace

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Should menopausal women be given special treatment at work? Jayne Monkhouse steps down as equality advisor to the Police Federation - why are only 28% of officers female? How does dad cope with shopping if mum is not around? We discuss the start of the women's football season and a new novel by Sarah Moss, Bodies of Light, set in Manchester in the late nineteenth century.

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  • Kidnapping; single IVF; feminism for girls

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    Why is the radical Islamist group, Boko Haram kidnapping girls and women in Nigeria, and what might be the fate of the girls? Why are more single women choosing IVF to start a family? Victorian women - is the assumption that they were all ‘angels in the house’ a mistake? Marrying the same person twice – why would you do that? And Girl Talk – the tweenage magazine that’s decided to preach a feminist agenda.

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  • bullying; female spies; the Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    What impact does bullying have on school grades? Dame Stella Rimington reveals how she became a spy; changing the 'ubiquity of whiteness' in the media; Arthur Wing Pinero and The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith; and the history of Leeds Castle in thousands of objects.

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  • Prosecuting Sexual Offences

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    21 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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  • Anne Archer; Nicci French

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    20 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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