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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  • Athlete Jo Pavey and Helen McCrory plays Medea

    Wed, 20 Aug 14

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    Athlete Jo Pavey has just won gold at the European Athletics Championships. She reflects on victory at the age of 40 and combining running with motherhood; GCSE results are out on Thursday. How do we encourage young women to consider the vocational training which could lead to traditionally male-dominated careers like IT and engineering? Helen McCrory talks about her latest role as the ultimate anti-heroine - Medea; Last week on Woman's Hour we talked about the problems faced by women if their pelvic floor becomes too tight. Pelvic floor dysfunction can also affect men – Dr Ruth Jones tells us about the symptoms and what can be done; And the story of Rudyard Kipling’s sister, Trix. Mary Hamer, from the Kipling Society, has been inspired to write a novel based around what is known of her life.

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  • Eating disorders; Female vets; Austin Mitchell

    Tue, 19 Aug 14

    Duration:
    48 mins

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    29 days remaining

    Austin Mitchell, MP on the 'feminisation' of politics with Isabel Hardman and Ivana Bartoletti. The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland most loved pageants. Harmless fun or sexist nonsense? Jane finds out from journalist Katy Harrington, a 'Rose' critic, and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin who won the competition in 2005. Why are eating disorders seen as a young women's disease? Aimee and Julie join Jane and Dr Paul Robinson, consultant psychiatrist at St Ann's Hospital to tell their stories. Almost 80 percent of veterinary students are women. So what does it take to be a young vet? A new BBC2 series Young Vets begins tonight and we discuss the reality of the work. Jane is joined by new vets Elli Berry and Judi Puddifoot and Louise Allum, Head Veterinary Surgeon of the Royal Veterinary College's Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital. And, Jane meets Isabelle Legeron, the only French female Master of Wine, for a cheeky glass of something fruity.

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  • Emma Croker, Women's World Cup Rugby Winner

    Mon, 18 Aug 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    On today's programme we hear from Emma Croker, the hooker for the England women's World Cup winning rugby team. Are low paid women feeling any benefit from the economic recovery yet? Should we quit eating sugar? Why are there so few female directors in tv and film? And the drama this week is The Awakening. Why is this American novel celebrated as an early feminist book?

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  • WH Collection: Alison Hargreaves

    Sun, 17 Aug 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

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    27 days remaining

    Mountaineer Alison Hargreaves explains the appeal of her sport and discusses the pressure of climbing whilst having a young family in an interview with Jenni Murray from 1994. Alison Hargreaves died whilst climbing K2 in 1995.

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  • WHNews:

    Fri, 15 Aug 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

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    25 days remaining

    Female make-up artists in India have been banned but this may soon change; new research about lying to your spouse; Lucy Beaumont on her career in comedy and the appeal of jeans for women.

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  • Rosamund Pike. Ruth Rendell

    Thu, 14 Aug 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    On today's programme Jenni Murray spoke to China correspondent for the Guardian,Tania Brannigan,about the significant improvement in China's infant mortality rate. Rosamund Pike talked about her career and her latest film, Hector and the Search for Happiness. The shoe collection at Northampton Museum is the largest of its kind in the world. We hear about a much-loved pair of 1970's gold boots. How does domestic violence impact women in the workplace? The TUC reveal the results of a new survey. And finally Baroness Ruth Rendell talks about 50 years of Inspector Wexford, and her new novel, The Girl Next Door.

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  • A Levels. Self Defence. Alison Hargreaves

    Wed, 13 Aug 14

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    A-Level results are out tomorrow but what do you say if your children don't get the grades they need. Should women have to arm themselves with self-defence skills, or should the focus be on the perpetrators of the violence? We open up our Archive to hear an interview mountaineer Alison Hargreaves gave to the programme a year before she died And we visit a café in Hackney, East London, where older women, mostly grandmothers, do the cooking. And we remember Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall.

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  • WHNews:Politics of body size.Talking to parents about future care

    Tue, 12 Aug 14

    Duration:
    47 mins

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    22 days remaining

    On today's Woman's Hour we spoke to Debbie Cameron and Sarah Boseley, Health Editor from the Guardian on why overweight women receive harsher criticism than men of equally large stature. A new survey says two thirds of us have not talked about what we want to do about our care in our old age. What's the best way to have that conversation? The Rom Com in the digital age - can it survive? Jane is joined by Karen Krizanovich and Tess Morris. And 'revenge porn'- the act of posting intimate pictures of an ex online. Where does the law stand on this and how can victims get the support they need?

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  • WOMENS RUGBY WORLD CUP

    Mon, 11 Aug 14

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    The latest from the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris. New NHS figures on self harm show a worrying rise in people seeking hospital attention. And advice for women who suffer from a 'hypertonic pelvic floor'. Is the rural idylls not all it's cracked up to be? And stand-up comedian Deborah Frances-White on the inspiration for her new one woman show.

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  • WH Collection: Marilyn French

    Sun, 10 Aug 14

    Duration:
    11 mins

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    20 days remaining

    The late feminist writer Marilyn French talks to Jenni Murray in 2006 about her classic novel The Women's Room as well as her new novel In the Name of Friendship.

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