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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  • At WOW with Annie Lennox and Gemma Cairney

    Fri, 6 Mar 15

    Duration:
    42 mins

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    From the glass box at the Southbank Centre's Women of the World Festival, where Annie Lennox joins Jane Garvey. In the programme, 'My body back' - a campaign about sex after abuse. We hear from a journalist who's highlighting the lives of women under the threat of Ebola in Sierra Leone. Radio 1's Gemma Cairney talks about meeting girls around the UK and how they view their lives while performance artist Bobby Baker gives a grandmother's view. Live music comes from from Ibibio sound machine, and there's advice on getting a pay rise.

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  • Sexism in Football; Women in Secret Services

    Thu, 5 Mar 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    Why sexism in football continues; Post-adoption breakdown when adopted children contact birth family; Desiree Akhavan, Iranian actor; Women in Secret Services; He for She - Male feminists. This podcast includes coarse language which could offend.

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  • Oxford grooming report

    Wed, 4 Mar 15

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    43 mins

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    The Oxford abuse report: did social workers and police turn a blind eye? We speak to the mother of one of the victims. As we head towards the general election, we hear from journalist Susan McKay on the big issues concerning women in Northern Ireland. Visual Sociologist Emma Dabiri has an Irish mum and a Nigerian dad. She talks to Jane about the issues surrounding being mixed race today. Marie Jalowicz Simon survived in wartime Berlin by going underground. After the war she became a professor of philosophy, married and had a family. Jane is joined by her son, Hermann Simon who recorded her stories, and by the writer Lisa Appignanesi.

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  • Domestic abuse; Princesses of Wales

    Wed, 4 Mar 15

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    44 mins

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    In 2009 Joanna Michael twice rang 999 for help before she was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend. The Independent Police Complaints Commission ruled that Joanna had been failed by South Wales and Gwent Police. Now a new IPCC report shows there are continuing systematic failures in the way Gwent police deals with domestic violence issues. How can any woman be reassured that complaints will be handled properly? The title of Princess of Wales still conjures up images of Diana, the last person to use the title, but where did it begin? New research links financial problems with eating disorders among students, and Lemn Sissay’s sound poem - Deliverance - is based on the audio diaries of women due to give birth, but what intrigued him about pregnancy?

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  • Policing Domestic Violence; Princesses of Wales; Eating Disorders; Birth Stories

    Wed, 4 Mar 15

    Duration:
    43 mins

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    A new IPCC report has shown continuing failures in the way Gwent police deals with domestic violence issues - so what has gone wrong? The title of Princess of Wales is synonymous with Diana, but it dates back to the 12th century and to Joan of Kent, the First Princess of Wales. But where does the title come from and what does it mean to be the Princess of Wales? New research shows that, for young women at university, experiencing financial difficulties may increase their risk of developing an eating disorder. Poet Lemn Sissay on his collaborated with sound artists Francesca Panetta and Lucy Greenwell to create a new radio poem Deliverance, around the audio diaries of five women in their final days of pregnancy.

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  • Yarl's Wood. Divorce.Poldark

    Tue, 3 Mar 15

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    On today's Woman's Hour Natasha Walter, Director of Women for Refugee Women, reflects on the implications of the Channel 4 News secret filming in Yarl's Wood Detention Centre revealing the behaviour of some of the staff, on the mostly female detainees kept there. Jude Kelly, artistic director of Southbank Centre's Women of the World Festival, talks about the highlights of this their fifth year. Should divorcees with children over seven who were stay-at-home parents be forced to work? Family lawyer, Christina Blacklaws, and Amy Moodie, currently going through a divorce discuss.Alexandra Fuller talks about her new memoir, Leaving Before the Rains Come. And writer Debbie Horsfield reveals why the costume drama series Poldark is to return to our screens on Sunday night.

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  • Women composers; Rene Denfield; Jo Milne

    Mon, 2 Mar 15

    Duration:
    47 mins

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    Jane Garvey talks to Jo Milne about how her life has changed since she had an operation that allowed her to hear for the first time - and how she is coping with losing her sight. Rene Denfeld discusses her work as a death penalty investigator in the United States. We hear about the overlooked female composers we should listen to more. And, polling done for Woman's Hour by TNS ahead of the General Election identified education as the fifth biggest concern for women voters - but not for men. How are the political parties addressing their concerns?

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  • Weekend WH: Gender and Pain & Joanne Jepson

    Sat, 28 Feb 15

    Duration:
    57 mins

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    If you have a racial preference when dating can it ever be considered racist? Chronic pain affects more women than men but are women more likely to suffer in silence because they fear doctors won’t take them as seriously as men? Cerys Matthews gives us her top five female singer songwriters. Joanna Jepson was pulled into the media spotlight in 2003 when she challenged the late abortion of a foetus with cleft palate. She recalls that time. The poet and novelist Elaine Feinstein discusses her favourite female poets. We hear what its like to have a double mastectomy at the age of 27. And how common is it not to like your child’s friends?

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  • Elaine Feinstein; When dating preferences become racist; Emer O'Toole and Is body hair still a feminist issue?

    Thu, 26 Feb 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    Is body hair still a feminist issue? Academic and author Emer O'Toole believes it is. She joins Jenni to talk hairy armpits and bending gender stereotypes. In the 1929 general election women voted on the same terms as men for the first time and their vote was dubbed "the flapper vote". Gaby Hinsliff and Dr Rosie Campbell discuss how political parties have categorised women to target their votes. Poet and novelist Elaine Feinstein talks about female poets and maintaining a love for writing alongside family life; and on the 10th birthday of Grazia magazine why younger women no longer want to have it all.

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  • Women in Nigeria; Gender & Pain; Disliking child's friends

    Wed, 25 Feb 15

    Duration:
    41 mins

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    A new film, Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston explores what it’s like to live with chronic pain. Chronic pain affects more women than men but are women treated sympathetically by medical practitioners, or are they more likely to suffer in silence? Also, what are the challenges facing women in Nigeria as Boko Haram continues its campaign of terror there; and is it OK not to like your children's friends? We remember Claudia Jones, who started one of the UK's first black newspapers; and get the latest on the reaction in Turkey to the recent brutal rape and murder of a 20 year old female student.

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