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)

  • Will there be more women MPs in 2015?; Maddy Prior

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    30 days remaining

    June Mottershead whose father started Chester Zoo - their story inspired the TV series Our Zoo. As we head into the 2015 General Election just under 23% of MPs are women. What are the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats doing to get more women elected? Maddy Prior on a 45 year career in folk music and upcoming tour with reformed Steeleye Span. We discuss the history and future of the sale of commercial beauty products with Hadley Freeman and Gail Parminter.

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  • Folk Singer Kate Rusby; Conservative Women;

    Wed, 17 Dec 14

    Duration:
    41 mins

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    We join musician Kate Rusby backstage as she prepares for her Christmas tour of the UK. We continue our series on domestic violence with a visit to the Gaia Centre in South London. Following our look at Labour and Lib Dem plans for women - today we feature what the Tories are doing. Plus losing touch with grandchildren - advice from child psychologist Laverne Antrobus.

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  • Bette Midler; Women offenders; Losing contact with grandchildren

    Tue, 16 Dec 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    The Divine Miss Bette Midler talks to Jane Garvey. Should there be a Justice Board for Women? What are the political parties doing to get more women MPs elected? Losing touch with grandchildren.

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  • Writer Anna Krien; transgender children; Sharia law for wills:

    Mon, 15 Dec 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    Anna Krien on her award-winning book Night Games, which explores the darker side of sporting culture. Families with transgender children. Why The Law Society has withdrawn guidelines on compiling Sharia-compliant wills. Just over a fifth of MPs are women – will it go up in 2015?

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  • WH Collection: Judi Dench

    Sun, 14 Dec 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

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    Judi Dench talks to Marjorie Anderson in 1967 about her theatre career and playing leading leadies.

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  • Weekend WH: The Madness of Modern Parenting & Kiesza

    Sat, 13 Dec 14

    Duration:
    57 mins

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    The Canadian singer songwriter Kiesza talks about writing her smash hit record ‘Hideaway’and how the Canadian army wanted to train her as their first female sniper. Zoe Williams discusses the madness of modern parenting We hear how two charities are supporting young people in the business world from Neeta Patel of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation. We cook the perfect Christmas dinner with Yottam Ottolenghi, Allegra McEvedy and Trine Hahnemann. Why if you’re a woman in part time work you’re more than likely to become ‘stuck’ in a low paid job? We hear from Ginette Leach whose life changed when she joined the peace camps at Greenham Commmon. We discuss the four women shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. And the writer M.C. Beaton talks about her vices and how she feels about being the most borrowed UK adult fiction author from our Libraries.

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  • Loneliness; Nylon stockings; BBC Sports Personality of the Year

    Fri, 12 Dec 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    Sheila McLennon discusses surprising new research into loneliness and older people. She also celebrates the 75th Birthday of the nylon stocking and talks about the sportswomen shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. There is a discussion on the Back-Off campaign which is calling for buffer zones around abortion clinics and comment on how changes to legal aid are affecting victims of domestic violence.

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  • Three Wise Chefs cook Christmas Dinner with a twist

    Thu, 11 Dec 14

    Duration:
    49 mins

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    Three wise chefs to cook a very special festive feast with a twist. Allegra McEvedy, co-founder of natural fast food joint Leon cooks the main course. Yottam Ottolenghi, the Israeli-born chef and restaurateur does two side dishes. And Danish Chef Trine Hahnemann makes a desert with no dried fruit in sight. Plus we hear from one of the Woman’s Hour 2014 Powerlist Gamechangers – Laura Bates – the 28 year-old founder of the Everyday Sexism project. And find out what it’s really like to clean a stately home in the 21st century

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  • Harriet Harman; New Generation Fashion Dolls, Malala Yousafzai; MC Beaton

    Wed, 10 Dec 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    Harriet Harman on Labour's plans to attract women voters. Will new designs for more realistic fashion dolls appeal to children? Belinda Parmar, CEO of Lady Geek, and psychologist Amanda Gummer discuss. Crime writer M C Beaton on her journey from Glasgow bookseller, through Fleet Street journo, to one of UK's most borrowed authors with her detective heroine Agatha Raisen. Malala Yousafzai today collects her the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 in Oslo, a joint winner with Kailash Satyarthi "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education". She talked to Jane about her campaigning and her new life in Birmingham.

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  • The madness of modern parenting; What's wrong with being 'girly'?

    Tue, 9 Dec 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    What are the realities of part-time working at low pay? Can you still get promoted when you're part time? Jane Garvey is joined by Senior Equality Policy Officer with the TUC, Sally Brett and the Executive Director of Adnams, Karen Hester to find out what is it really like on flexible hours. Dame Judi Dench turns 80 today; we celebrate with a Woman's Hour Archive interview from 1967. Chef Margarita Arronte cooks the perfect enchiladas. Zoe William's discusses her new book "The Madness of Modern Parenting", which explores why today's parents make such an almighty fuss about everything from breastfeeding to education, and we ask what's wrong with our daughters wanting to be 'girly'?

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