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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  • Weekend WH: Sofie Grabol & Periods

    Sat, 31 Jan 15

    Duration:
    57 mins

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    30 days remaining

    The Killing star Sofie Grabol talks about her new TV crime thriller Fortitude. The tennis player Heather Watson recently blamed ‘girl things’ for her disappointing performance at the Australian Open. So what are the knock on effects of our periods and why is there still so much taboo surrounding openly talking about it? Should juries be briefed on the myths about rape and sexual violence at the beginning of trails for sexual offences? Women have been persistently discriminated against in Saudi Arabia but now King Abdullah has died what is the situation facing women today? A new wave of websites and clubs are springing up to support women trying to cut down or give up the booze, but just how helpful are they? More women in the over 50s age range are being used to advertise big brand cosmetics. So are we seeing a change in attitude towards age and beauty or is this just another cynical marketing ploy? And we have a performance by the award winning poet Sabrina Mahfouz.

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  • WHNews:Challenging the abortion law; giving up booze

    Fri, 30 Jan 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's court challenge to the law on abortion. What influence did Manet have on the way woman are portrayed in art? As dry January comes to an end, could you opt for a dry life? We pay tribute to Colleen McCullough, author of The Thorn Birds, and the charity using writing to create success stories in underprivileged schools.

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  • Sofie Grabol, Sarah Lund in The Killing

    Thu, 29 Jan 15

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    Actor Sophie Grabol (who played Sarah Lund in The Killing) on new drama Fortitude; Grey Pound marketing; Lisa McKenzie on working class women and her book "Getting By"; Elsie Widdowson, nutritionist during WW2; Halving the number of women in prison.

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  • Briefing juries on sex cases. Poet Sabrina Mahfouz

    Wed, 28 Jan 15

    Duration:
    40 mins

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    Is there a case for training for juries so that they have a better understanding of the crime they’re asked to judge in cases of rape or sexual violence? Room to Read – a scheme to help the one in ten of the world’s population who is illiterate – two thirds of whom are women. The Thirty Day Shred – an exercise programme devised by the American fitness guru, Jillian Michaels.And the poet and former civil servant Sabrina Mahfouz performs live.

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  • Menstruation, Mars and Mathematics

    Tue, 27 Jan 15

    Duration:
    48 mins

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    Tennis player Heather Watson recently blamed 'girl things' for her disappointing performance at the Australian Open. We examine the knock on effect of periods and ask how open we are able to be about menstruation. Jane is joined in the studio by one of the women longlisted to start a colony on Mars, PhD student Maggie Lieu. As her 1974 novel Fathers Come First is reissued, Rosita Sweetman joins Jane to talk about how much things have changed for girls and women in Ireland over the last fifty years. We also hear from girl's football clubs in Kenya and hear the story behind the play Taken At Midnight about the campaign by the mother of German lawyer Hans Litten who was incarcerated for challenging Hitler.

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  • Women's rights in Saudi Arabia

    Mon, 26 Jan 15

    Duration:
    48 mins

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    Jane Garvey asks whether there will be changes for Saudi women with a new ruler in place. We find out what knitting and computers have in common. Over 20% of UK adults in their forties will age without children; Adults without Children are holding their first conference to look at the implications for the future. Panorama this week follows the High Commission team in Pakistan as they help British citizens who find themselves being forced into an arranged marriage; Jane speak to Aneeta Prem, founder of the charity Freedom; We hear about the suffragette Katie Gliddon who spent time in Holloway Prison.

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  • Weekend WH: Secret Eating and Democracy

    Sat, 24 Jan 15

    Duration:
    57 mins

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    Is secretly eating a simple guilty pleasure or a food disorder? We look at how finishing the last chocolate bar covertly might be a sign of stress. Also on the programme - to celebrate the BBC's Democracy Day we talk to the descendants of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst about modern political apathy, the importance of their family heritage and the forthcoming Suffragette film. Plus, we find out what it is like to become unexpectedly pregnant, and Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to us about her acting career.

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  • Plus Size; Lesbians on TV; Real Tennis; Sarah Jane Morris

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    British Real Tennis players and sisters, Claire Fahey and Sarah Vigrass who are regularly beating some of the top male players in the sport. It’s 16 years since Queer as Folk came to our screens, as a new drama focusing on gay life starts on Channel 4 tonight, we asked should there be more lesbians in British TV drama? Music from Sarah Jane Morris and the UK's first plus-size fashion magazine was recently launched. Slink, is hoping to tap into a growing demand for publications that realise beauty and style doesn't stop at a size 8. But should women be encouraged to lose weight not justify their obesity?

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  • Coming of Age films.

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    Who were your teenage movie heroes - and what influence did they have? Ovarian Cancer - how will the six new genes that have just been identified influence treatment. More female candidates for the Green Party at the next Election. Plus the suffrage movement and the tea room, and the award winning playwright of Liberian Girl.

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  • Sexism in the Restaurant Trade. Davos

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    40 mins

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    On today's Woman's Hour we look at a restaurant where female staff wear t-shirts with a slogan described as artistic and ironic. But is it just sexist and degrading? Jenni speaks to Anne Richards CBE attending Davos about why there are so few women at the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and what can be done to get more of them taking part? Unexpectedly pregnant and in a new relationship, two women share their experiences. Philippa Helme, Principal Clerk of the Table Office in Parliament talks about 31 years working in the House of Commons. And in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, what will Marine Le Pen do now?

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