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)

  • Chrissie Hynde; Female networking.; Saying Goodbye

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    30 days remaining

    Chrissie Hynde on her debut solo album. Best selling author Kathy Reichs. Old Boys'clubs and all female networking and Saying Goodbye to a baby lost through miscarriage or still birth.

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  • WH: Kate Hudson; Maternity care; Enid Blyton

    Wed, 17 Sep 14

    Duration:
    40 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Actress Kate Hudson on her new film. Why are socially disadvantaged women missing out on maternity care? PP Wong on her novel 'The Life of a Banana'. Twenty five years of the Women Against Fundamentalism movement - Nira Yural-Davis and Pragna Patel discuss how it developed and what it means now. Classic archive - Enid Blyton. Presenter Jenni Murray.

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  • Nicole Farhi, Madame Bovary, Abortion in films

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Nicole Farhi on why she's moved from fashion to sculpture; the new film 'Obvious Child' has been described as an 'abortion rom com'-how has the portrayal of unwanted pregnancies on the big screen changed over the decades? We discuss how and why the 16th century fashion police crusaded against flamboyance. Why Flaubert's classic Madame Bovary still resonates today. And we look at whether young people need to talk more openly about pleasure and consent when it comes to sex acts.

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  • Pistorius verdict; choosing schools; Jane Green

    Mon, 15 Sep 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    27 days remaining

    "What message is this sending?" was the question on a banner outside Oscar Pistorius's trial on Friday.Jane speaks to the BBC's Southern Africa correspondent Nomsa Maseko and Edna Molewa of the ANC's Women's League about reaction to the verdict. Are good local state schools losing out because of rumours and out of date information? Madeleine Holt is the Founder of Meet The Parents, a scheme designed to get communities to commit to good local comprehensive schools and Jan Atkinson is the Head at The Deanes in Essex. Bestselling author Jane Green joins Jane to talk about her experience of of mis-diagnosis. According to several studies, when it comes to flirting we are surprisingly bad at recognising the signs. Jane joins social anthropologist and author of 'The Flirt Interpreter' Jean Smith, comedian, Tom Craine who writes a Sex and the Single Guy column for Cosmo magazine and Charly Lester,who blogs about dating and founder of the UK Dating Awards.

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  • WH Collection: Dr Helena Wright

    Sun, 14 Sep 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    25 days remaining

    The "mother of family planning in the UK" talks to Sue MacGregor in 1980 about the early days of the Family Planning Association which formed in 1930.

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  • Weekend WH: Biba & Barbara Hulanicki, Clare Balding

    Sat, 13 Sep 14

    Duration:
    57 mins

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    Barbara Hulanicki celebrates the 50th birthday of Biba. As life expectancy increases, jobs for life become a thing of the past: how easy is to take up a different career or juggle different projects? Crime writer Sophie Hannah on bringing Hercule Poirot back to life in a new novel. Ruzwana Bashir - inspired by the revelations from Rotherham to talk publicly about the abuse she suffered as a child - explains why it's so hard for British-Asian women to speak out about sexual abuse. Plus, Clare Balding on her new book Walking Home, family life, and her career in broadcasting. Also, is being embarrassed by your parents a rite of passage every child has to go through? And - with an increasing range of technology available and a growing number of dedicated children's channels - we look at the children's TV industry and what its future holds.

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  • Woman's Hour Daily Podcast 12/09/2014

    Fri, 12 Sep 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Children's Television: The last decade has seen enormous changes in the way children view television. What is its future? Jenni is joined by Kay Benbow; Controller at CBeebies, Anne Wood; Head of Ragdoll Productions & creator of the Teletubbies; Anna Home, Chief Executive, Children's Media Foundation and Tina McCann, MD of Nickelodeon UK.

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  • Barbara Hulanicki; Cook the Perfect Drop Scones.

    Thu, 11 Sep 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    Barbara Hulanicki celebrates Biba's 50th Birthday. On Sunday Amy Winehouse would have celebrated her 31st birthday – she died three years ago. Her mother, Janis Winehouse, looks back on a lifetime of ‘Loving Amy’. From the archive one of the founders of the Family Planning Association – Dr Helena Wright spoke to Sue MacGreggor when she was 93. And Cook the Perfect – Hugh Fernley Whittingstall – makes the perfect gluten free drop scone.

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  • Clare Balding; Embarrassing parents; Nana Mouskouri

    Wed, 10 Sep 14

    Duration:
    40 mins

    Available:
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    Clare Balding talks to Jenni about being openly gay, her rather eccentric family and live reporting. Hola! Magazine was founded in Barcelona by a young married couple Antonio and Mercedes Sanchez Junco. They pasted the first edition together in the spare room of their Barcelona flat and the edition sold out. 70 years later, the company, still family owned and run, publishes 30 editions of the bestselling magazine around the world, including Hello! In the UK which was first published in 1988. Jenni talks to Mamen Sánchez Perez, granddaughter of the founders. Is being embarrassed by your parents a rite of passage every child has to go through? Self-confessed embarrassing mother & comedian Maxine Jones actor & comedian and child of embarrassing parents Tiff Stevenson. And Jenni talks to international music star Nana Mouskouri about her 50 year career in which she has recorded over 1500 songs and sold more than 350 million records.

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  • Women and the Scottish referendum

    Tue, 9 Sep 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    A poll at the weekend suggested women's support for 'Yes Scotland' has risen from 33% to 47%. With ten days to go Jane speaks to campaigners from both sides to investigate the current state of affairs. Is the current crop of twenty-somethings cleaner living than previous generations? Ruzwana Bashir, a successful, young businesswoman has been inspired by the revelations from Rotherham to talk publicly about the abuse she suffered as a child. She explains to Jane why it's so hard for British-Asian women to speak out about sexual abuse. Crime writer Sophie Hannah has brought Hercule Poirot back to life in a new novel, The Monogram Murders. She describes how it feels to be an Agatha Christie super-fan and step into the literary shoes of her heroine.

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