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)

  • Doreen Lawrence and new UNICEF Report

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    Doreen Lawrence and Anita Tiessen on a new UNICEF report into child deaths due to violence. Professor Craig Jordan on his pioneering work in breast cancer prevention and treatment. Alison Light on her book Common People, looking at family history. Anjum Anand cooks the perfect Diwali supper. Feminist nail bars. Jane Garvey presents.

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  • Sex Crimes; Angel Blue; Northern Soul

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Once released from prison, should convicted sex offenders be able to return to their previous lives? Charlotte Henry and Deborah Orr discuss the moral dilemma provoked by footballer, Ched Evans. Angel Blue is an American soprano who has currently made her home in the UK. You can soon see her starring as Mimi in the ENO's production of Puccini's La Boheme. Emily St.John Mandel is the author of Station Eleven, a novel that has just been shortlisted for the 2014 National Book Awards. Emily kicks off a series in which we ask Woman's Hour guests what success means to them. Football journalist Amy Lawrence talks about her new book Invincible. And Elaine Constantine talks about her film Northern Soul with Northern Soul dance instructor Sharon Sullivan. Presented by Jane Garvey.

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  • Weekend WH: Dame Vivienne Westwood & Supergrans

    Sat, 18 Oct 14

    Duration:
    57 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Dame Vivienne Westwood talks about punk, politics and a career that has spanned five decades. Technology giants Facebook and Apple are to help female employees in the US to pay for the cost of freezing their eggs. So does this level the playing field for women who want to delay motherhood until their career is further advanced or does this make a problem out of women having children? Are our murder laws sexist? New research seems to suggest that courts are more lenient on a man who kills his partner when she’s cheated on him. The children’s author Kate Saunders discusses her new book – a sequel to E Nesbit’s ‘5 Children and It’. The actor Gemma Arterton tells us about her starring role in the new West end musical Made in Dagenham. The poverty blogger Linda Tirado discusses her rise to fame after her blog on being poor went viral. And how easily can powerful women combine a demanding job with being a hands-on grandmother?

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  • WHNews:women only trains;Shabana Azmi;supergrans

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    Can women only carriages help tackle the problem of sexual harassment and abuse on trains? Shabana Azmi, one of India’s most famous actors, explains what has drawn her back to the UK theatre after more than a decade; growing up in the country how much of an idyll is it, especially for teenagers? And, juggling a high profile job with being a grandmother.

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  • WH Archive; Nina Simone

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    4 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    Nina Simone talks to Jane Stimpson about her long and varied career as the high priestess of soul.

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  • Frozen eggs. Slave Wives. Author Kate Saunders.

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    58 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    Facebook and Apple are to help female employees int he US to pay for the cost of freezing their eggs. Does this level the playing field for women who want to delay motherhood or is it a step too far. Plus Author Kate Saunders and the poverty blogger Linda Tirado.

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  • Gemma Arterton on equal pay and Nina Simone

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Gemma Arterton stars in the new musical Made in Dagenham, the story of sewing machinists at Ford who campaigned over equal pay, she joins Jenni Murray along with Gwen and Eileen, two of the original women involved. Professor Jeremy Horder explains his research which questions whether infidelity is still a factor in murder sentencing. Sam Norman talks about how she finished her mother Arianna Franklyn's last novel after she died. We look at how to do public speaking and remember the great Nina Simone.

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  • Dame Vivienne Westwood; Nicola Sturgeon

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    ame Vivienne Westwood, doyenne of British fashion. Nicola Sturgeon MSP on her bid for the leadership of the SNP. How well does the British judicial system serve the victims of historic abuse? Emma Chichester Clark on her new book, Plumdog. Christina Noble on the work with children in South East Asia which has led to her Woman of the Year nomination.

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  • Chore Wars Phone-In

    Mon, 13 Oct 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    How much of the cleaning, cooking and washing do you do in your home? Are you happy with the way things are or do you sometimes feel like a domestic slave? Do you clean for other households and then come home and do your own? Do you consider child care a chore? Are you a man who does more cooking, washing and ironing than your partner or are you responsible for all the DIY in the house? How well do things work in your house? How high are your standards? Do you get your children to pitch in? Have things changed over the years because of illness or other external circumstances? Today listeners get the chance to talk about their experiences.

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  • Weekend WH: Chore Wars & Jane Horrocks

    Sat, 11 Oct 14

    Duration:
    57 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Who does most of the chores in your home? And do the statistics back up what you think you already know that women do the lion share of housework and that men have more time to themselves? The team at Mumsnet break down those stats. The Great British Bake Off winner Nancy Birtwhistle talks about her Moulin Rouge cake. We ask whether childcare should be considered a chore? And if British women do twice as much work at home as men, how much does the unpaid work that a person does at home impact on the UK’s economy, your personal finances and your relationship? The actress Lynda Bellingham talks to us about living with colon cancer. We discuss how chores are divided in non-traditional households in Britain and hear how it works in house shares and same sex relationships. And the actress Jane Horrocks is back on the stage in East is East. She tells us why she took the part and why the theatre remains an anchor for her.

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