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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  • Friends with ex's new partner? Ageing. Culottes

    Mon, 1 Sep 14

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    On today's programme we discuss why young women are embarrassed about gynaecological issues. Can you/Should you be friends with your ex's new partner? Working on oil rigs is a lucrative and exciting career. So why do so few women take it up? Elderly care is frequently done by family carers but who will support you if you have no children? And culottes - to wear or not to wear this season's fashion?

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  • WH Collection: Erica Jong

    Sun, 31 Aug 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Erica Jong - best known for her ground-breaking novel "Fear of Flying" in which she coins a new phrase for a sex act - talks to Martha Kearney abut her latest novel "Any Woman's Blues", gender and sexuality.

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  • Weekend WH: Women only gyms & the 'one'

    Sat, 30 Aug 14

    Duration:
    57 mins

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    28 days remaining

    Are women only gyms the answer to getting more of us to exercise? Can friendship survive divorce? We hear from the new Shadow Minister for Preventing Violence against Women and Girls on what she hopes to achieve. One of the biggest stars of the Christian rock scene, Vicky Beeching, opens up about coming out as gay after a lifetime of silence We discuss the impact of books like Fifty Shades of Grey on erotic fiction today. We cook the perfect Black Forest Gateau And The One – is there such a thing as a soul mate or do we all simply make do?

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  • Child brides;school dinners; Lea DeLaria

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Gabriella Gillespie on being a child bride in Yeman;school dinners; does "The One" exist?; the gardens of Hestercombe in Somerset and Lea DeLaria,the comedian, singer and actress.

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  • Sarah Waters. Sian Edwards.

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    On today's programme we heard from Seema Malhotra MP on how she sees her new role as shadow minister for preventing violence against women and girls. She is joined by Holly Dustin of EVAG. Sarah Waters talks about her new novel, 'The Paying Guests' published today. Why are countries, including the UK, not putting women forward for senior roles in the European Commission? Picnics at Glyndebourne. And Sian Edwards is one of only four female conductors performing at the Proms this year. She explains why so few women seem to be attracted to wielding the baton.

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  • Erotic Fiction. Black Forest Gateau

    Wed, 27 Aug 14

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    On today's programme Nomsa Maseko, BBC correspondent for Southern Africa, tells us about Thokozile Matilda Masipathe, the judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial, who will give her verdict on September 11th. Tina Sutton describes the life of Alicia Markova, the British ballerina. Pastry chef, Claire Clark tells us how to Cook the Perfect Black Forest Gateau. And from the Woman's Hour Collection we hear archive of an interview with American author Erica Jong, followed by a discussion with Louise Doughty and Nichi Hodgson on how erotic fiction has changed since the nineties.

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  • Vicky Beeching; women in action movies

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Vicky Beeching is one of the best known musicians on the Christian rock scene. At 35, she made the decision this month to come out as gay. Vicky Beeching joins Emma Barnett to discuss her decision. As Scarlett Johannson storms onto screen in her latest role in action flick Lucy are male action films like The Expendables 3 finished? Emma is joined by journalists Tom Fordy and Helen Lewis. One in five thousand women are born without a vagina or a womb. Alice Evans who lives with the condition and Nuala Dixon a Specialist Nurse join Emma in the studio to talk about MRKH. Are women-only gyms the way to get British women off the sofa? Katie Ellis and by the blogger, Julie Creffield, who has created The Fat Girls’ Guide To Running join Emma. Kate Bush is back. Tonight she kicks off her series of sell-out shows. Music writer Jude Rogers explains Kate Bush’s incredible 36 year recording career and what makes her such a stand-out musical force.

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  • Men's Hour Collaboration: Can men and women just be friends?

    Mon, 25 Aug 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    Woman's Hour and Men's Hour collaborate on a programme about friendship; particularly the friendship that exists between men and women and the different way that the two genders approach platonic relationships. Twenty-five years ago, the film When Harry Met Sally asked the question, can men and women ever be friends? Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison have been best-friends for ten years and join Jane Garvey, Tim Samuels and broadcaster Geoff Lloyd to explain the benefits of having a close friend of the opposite sex. Mark Vernon, author of "The Meaning of Friendship", and Relate Ambassador and relationship psychologist Anjula Mutanda join us to explore why friendship is so important to us and the factors at play when we choose our closest friends. And what happens when friendship is pushed to its limits? Simon Speakman Cordall explains why his friendship survived an extraordinary test and Vanessa Felz examines why her friendships fell apart in the wake of her divorce.

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  • Woman's Hour Collection - Ursula Le Guin

    Sun, 24 Aug 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Ursula Le Guin is one of the most celebrated names in the world of science-fiction, as one of the pioneers of the feminist sci-fi genre. Her works include The Left Hand of Darkness, The Disposessed and the Earthsea series. From the Woman’s Hour archive, hear Jenni’s interview with Ursula Le Guin from 1990.

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  • WH Weekend: Helen McCrory & Vocational courses for girls

    Sat, 23 Aug 14

    Duration:
    57 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Hear the 79 Year old Labour MP for Grimsby being grilled on his comments about women MP’s. He said they were more likely to be interested in “small problems rather than big ideas”. Jo Pavey discusses what it is like to be the oldest female European Athletics champion after winning gold in the 10 thousand metres in Zurich. What is it like to suffer from an eating disorder when you are in your 40s and 50s and how can women be helped? Hear the story of Claudia Jones the civil rights activist who in the wake of the Notting Hill riots established the first major celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture in 1959. How can more young women and girls be encouraged to take a vocational route in male dominated careers like IT and engineering? The actress Helen McCrory on her new role playing the ultimate anti-heroine, Euripides’s Medea. And she tells us what it’s like to be married to a heartthrob. Plus why are there so few female directors in television and should we care?

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