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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  • Nicky Morgan, Cancerkin and Iryna Dovgan

    Wed, 1 Oct 14

    Duration:
    40 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    Nicky Morgan joined the cabinet nearly six months ago when she became the minister for women. In July she was promoted, becoming Secretary of State for Education, while retaining the women's brief. She joins us from the Conservative Party conference. Iryna Dovgan made international headlines when she was photographed being kicked by a passer-by as she stood on a street corner with a placard round her neck that read, "She is a child killer". She was accused of being a spy for the Ukrainian army but was released when the photo of her sparked global outrage. She tells us about her terrible experience. We take a look at Cancerkin, a breast cancer charity which targets women from ethnic minority communities who often miss out on treatment. And as the film Gone Girl is released, we ask at what stage of a relationship do you reveal your true self?

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  • Julia Gillard; Ruby Tandoh; politics of driving

    Tue, 30 Sep 14

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Julia Gillard joins Jane to talk about the pressures of leading a nation, the now infamous anti-misogyny speech directed at her opposition leader, Tony Abbott, and her motivation in publicly dissecting such a turbulent period in her political life. Ruby Tandoh, former contestant in the 2013 Great British Bake Off, talks about baking and banana bread; Woman's Hour has been to a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference on 'what women want' looking at the key issues facing older women, especially those struggling with caring responsibilities. Who takes the wheel in your relationship? And does literally being in the driving seat reveal something more profound about who's in control? Official statistics show that men are still more likely to be the main driver of a household car. But why? And Jane talks to Holly Jarrett from Canada who has started a petition calling for a public inquiry into why indigenous women are so much more likely to be killed or go missing.

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  • Jessie Ware; Conservative women

    Mon, 29 Sep 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

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    28 days remaining

    Jessie Ware sings her latest single, Say You Love Me. We talk to female activists at the Tory conference, and some of the women hoping to become Conservative MPs about what they hope to do this week to connect with women voters. Supporting children with special needs as they try to settle into secondary school. Should divorcing couples avoid new relationships as they may impact on any financial settlement? And following our discussion of 'lad culture' at university and colleges we speak to women's officers from 10 and 20 years ago to see how things have changed.

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  • WH Collection: Deborah Devonshire

    Sun, 28 Sep 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Jenni Murray talks to the youngest Mitford sister, "Debo" The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, who talks about her life, the times she lived through and saving Chatsworth - one of Britain's great country houses.

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  • Weekend WH: Michel Roux Snr & Being normal

    Sat, 27 Sep 14

    Duration:
    57 mins

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    The stand up comedian, actress and disability rights campaigner Francesca Martinez discusses why we all need to stand up to society’s unrealistic and damaging expectations of being normal. Is she right? As many young adults leave for university we ask what it’s like for the single parents experiencing ‘empty nest syndrome’. Lad culture on UK university campuses is rife according to research carried out by the National union of Students. So what is being done to combat it? We begin our series taking a closer look at the reasons and process of reporting historic sex crimes. We start with Debbie’s story. She was abused as a child and decided to report the sexual abuse in her forties. What does it mean to ‘dress normal’? Well that is what high street store Gap wants us to do. So what is Normcore and how easy is it to pull off the boring look? And Michel Roux Snr joins us to cook the perfect Ratatouille.

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  • Swedish Feminism, Empty Nesters 26 Sep 14

    Fri, 26 Sep 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    Sweden's feminist party - will we ever have the equivalent here in the UK? Single empty nesters - how to cope when your teenager goes off to uni leaving you home alone; Brigitte Bardot is 80 - we discuss her career as a sex siren; and 'Witch Pricking' - a surreal yet true method employed in the 17th century against women suspected of being a witch.

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  • Michel Roux Sr cooks the perfect Ratatouille

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Michel Roux Senior, Cooks the Perfect Ratatouille and talks about the essence of French cuisine. We hear from UKIP's Deputy Chairman Suzanne Evans ahead of the Party's Conference in Doncaster. We're in Leicester talking to the women's grass roots organisation STRIVE about their 'Raising Voices' workshop, which aims to help them both spot and stop extremism. And a tribute to Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, who's died aged 94.

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  • Reporting historic abuse; Women of Flowers; Male bulimia

    Wed, 24 Sep 14

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    The start of a new series looking at reporting historical abuse. Why do people decide to report abuse which may have happened decades before; how are their complaints investigated, what happens to them in the courts and what effect does all of this have on their lives? Yvonne Traynor of Rape Crisis and Debbie Grafham, who decided in her 40s to report her abuse as a child, discuss. The 'arms race' on childcare policy for all the major political parties - why is it seen as only a women's issue? Playwright Kaite O'Reilly on her new play Woman of Flowers, which stars Sophie Stone, the first deaf woman to graduate from RADA. Men with bulimia - why are the numbers of men reporting this eating disorder rising? Jenni Murray presents.

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  • MP Gloria de Piero; the National Sperm Bank; 'normcore'

    Tue, 23 Sep 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    MP Gloria de Piero, Shadow Minister for Women & Equalities, live from the Labour Party Conference. The first National Sperm Bank - how will it address the UK sperm shortage? Laura Witjens, Chief Executive of the National Gamete Donation Trust explains. Plus, Japan has become the last industrialised country to ban possession of child pornography, but why are manga comics and animation exempt? Professor Sawa Omori of Tokyo's International Christian University, and Dr Sharon Kinsella of Manchester University discuss the law, Japan's attitude to children as sexual objects, and the cult of the "sexy schoolgirl". Plus 'normcore' – how dressing normally has become the height of fashion. Journalist Lauren Cochrane and Josephine Collins of the London College of Fashion dissect this latest fashion trend. And Scotland's first female MP - Katharine Murray, or the Red Duchess - elected to parliament in 1923.

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  • Francesca Martinez; Labour's women

    Mon, 22 Sep 14

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Over the next three weeks we’ll be hearing from women who are active members of a political party about why they do it and what difference they feel it makes. First interviews with women at the Labour Party Conference. Francesca Martinez says she’s never met a normal person and wonders if anyone else has. Jane talks to her about growing up with cerebral palsy, her crusade against normality, and being named as one of the Woman’s Hour Power List 2014 Game Changers. Jane Green and Sophie Kinsella are both hugely successful writers of popular women’s fiction. They talk about their craft, their work ethic and where their ideas come from. ‘Lad culture’ on UK university campuses is rife, according to new research carried out by the National Union of Students. So, at the time of year when freshers’ week takes place NUS President Toni Pearce joins Jane to discuss the extent of the problem and how the NUS hope to combat it. .

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