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)

  • Girls' Self Harm; Food banks; Louise Stern

    Mon, 30 Mar 15

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    The role of social media in self-harm, with Lucie Russell from the charity Young Minds and girls' school headteacher Dr Vanessa Ogden. BBC2's Newsnight Political Editor Allegra Stratton looks at what we can expect from the political parties in terms of messages for women over the 6 week run-up to the General Election. Jane asks Steph Hagen, who set up a food bank in Nottingham, about the people who use it and why. Deaf writer Louise Stern tells Jane, via an interpreter, why she set her first novel in a Mexican village where everyone - deaf and hearing - communicates in sign language.

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  • Weekend WH: Cinderella & Kim Cattrall

    Sat, 28 Mar 15

    Duration:
    57 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Kim Cattrall talks about her new role tackling the subject of ageing and the menopause. Online vigilante group, Dark Justice, have set up fake profiles to catch men trying to groom young people. Should this vigilante action be encouraged or is it in fact putting lives at risk? We examine the progression of the traditional secretary and ask if it’s still a good way up the ladder for women. Do you need to change your entire wardrobe to feel and look good during? Janet McQueen talks about her brother the late Alexander McQueen and explains how she inspired his work. The newest family forms include gay parents or women who have chosen to go it alone. How do the children being raised in these families fare socially and psychologically? And is the new remake of the film Cinderella still relevant to a modern audience?

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  • Cinderella; Tina Brown

    Fri, 27 Mar 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    On today's Woman's Hour we hear from Tina Brown, Executive Producer of the BBC 2 documentary Hillary Clinton: The Power of Women. We discuss if Cinderella is still relevant to a modern audience? Australian DJ, Mel Greig, responsible for the hoax call that ended in tragedy talks about what happened and her current campaign to raise awareness of endometriosis. Can relationships survive political differences? Two couples debate. And cellist, and artistic director of the Hanover Band, Caroline Brown talks about the effect of her ill health on her passion for playing her instrument.

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  • Actor Sissy Spacek talks about Bloodline

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    Actor Sissy Spacek talks about her new series Bloodline. Is Kindness the new power? Is a job in admin a path to success? and the Choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh.

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  • Feminism or Equalism? Paedophile Vigilantes

    Wed, 25 Mar 15

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    Are you a feminist or an equalist? Barrister Charlotte Proudman and scientist Dr Laura Waters join Jenni to discuss. Should vigilante groups be allowed to lure and 'catch' potential paedophiles online? 'Scott' from an organisation called Dark Justice - and Sharon Girling, who set up the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, debate. In the 1920s, Edith Olivier, an 52-year-old daughter of a vicar became great friends with 19 year old art student Rex Whistler. Author Anna Thomasson joins Jenni to talk about the unlikely pairing. And do gay men make better dads? The latest research into new family forms from Prof Susan Golombok.

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  • WH: Kim Cattrall; Natalie Bennett; Anti-Gang Education

    Tue, 24 Mar 15

    Duration:
    48 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Kim Cattrall discusses dark comedy Sensitive Skin; Natalie Bennett on why she believes her party is enjoying a 'Green surge'. Junior Smart and Anne Longfield, the new Children’s Commissioner, on anti-gang work in primary schools.

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  • Alexander McQueen; Gender Pay Reporting

    Mon, 23 Mar 15

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    Fashion designer Alexander McQueen through the eyes of his sister Janet, how to have the best dressed bump without spending a fortune, Helen Forrester's story of her 1930's Merseyside family and how it's become a musical and a now stage play, and are differences in pay between women and men about to become more transparent?

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  • Weekend WH: Marjane Satrapi and Gender neutral clothing

    Sat, 21 Mar 15

    Duration:
    57 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Sisters Caitlin and Caz Moran talk about their new sitcom, Raised by Wolves. We discuss what impact the current debate about immigration is having on black, Asian and minority ethnic women. As part of the BBC News School Report we hear from Caitlin talking about what it’s like to have a little sister who is autistic. Jill Leovy spent nine years working as a reporter for the LA Times embedded with the Los Angeles Police Department, she talks about what it was like following detectives in her new book. Three young Scottish women discuss the impact of the Scottish referendum and their engagement with politics. A major department store is launching a new project called Agender, a collection of gender neutral clothing. The writer and director Majane Satrapi talks about her new film The Voices and tells us why the saying ‘never work with animals or children’ rings true.

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  • WH: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow School of Art

    Fri, 20 Mar 15

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    Jane Garvey talks to Nicola Sturgeon about what the Scottish National Party plans to offers women voters. Muriel Gray discusses plans to rebuild the unique art nouveau library of Glasgow School of Art. We hear from some of the young women from BBC Scotland's young voter projects, Generation 2014 and Generation 2015. And, the Friday panel discusses some of the stories of the week.

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  • Diana Gabaldon - author Outlander

    Thu, 19 Mar 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    19 days remaining

    Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series of books have sold over 26 million copies worldwide. They've just been adapted for TV. As part of this year's BBC School Report Marley tells her story of gender identity. Plus what impact is the current debate about immigration having on BAME women and a celebration of the blues singer Rosetta Tharpe.

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