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)

  • David Cameron

    Tue, 28 Apr 15

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    David Cameron talks to Jane Garvey in our final Leader interview of the Election Campaign. Fresh from success at the 6Music Festival and her UK Tour Marika Hackman plays her new single Ophelia from her debut album "We Slept at Last" Plus Lore Wolfson explores some of the issues raised in Monday night's Radio 4 Documentary Lore's Story.

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  • Theodora Hawksley; Laura Lippman:

    Mon, 27 Apr 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    On today's Woman's Hour Jenni Murray speaks to Hilda Hayo, CEO of Dementia UK, about their new research showing it most likely to be daughters who take on care responsibilities.Theodora Hawksley is 29 and earlier this year entered a London convent to become a postulant. She tells Jenni why she wants to become a nun. One of the greatest blues singers of all times - Memphis Minnie- We hear about her life, music and influence. Is a feminist reading of the Qu'ran long overdue or unhelpful? And multi-award winning US crime writer, Laura Lippman, talks about her latest 'Tess Monaghan' novel.

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  • Weekend WH: Pregnancy Sickness & Couples Therapy

    Sat, 25 Apr 15

    Duration:
    57 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Could relationship counselling help boost couples chances of staying together, manage conflict and communicate better? Listeners tell us how they have dealt with a relationship crisis? One year on from the abduction of 219 Nigerian Girls by the militant group Boko Haram, Dr Fatima Akilu tells us about the counter terrorism programme she has helped to design. Severe pregnancy sickness is still not recognised or taken seriously - we find out why? Professor Dame Carol Robinson has just been awarded the European Laureate award making her the fifth British Scientist to have won the award in the last 17 years. She talks about how she left school at 16 and how she wants to inspire more women to become scientists. And the author and journalist, Robin Rinaldi, describes what it was like to spend a year living in an open marriage. Plus saxophonist, Barbara Thompson, tells us what it’s like living with Parkinson’s disease.

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  • Paula Radcliffe; Barbara Thompson, saxophonist

    Fri, 24 Apr 15

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    Paula Radcliffe's Lifetime Achievement Award and running her last London Marathon; Barbara Thompson, saxophonist, on living with Parkinson's Disease; Allegra Stratton update about election women on campaign trail; Women's finances after 50; Origin of Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale.

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  • Sports Bras; Long Distance Running;

    Thu, 23 Apr 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    On today's Woman's Hour Jenni speaks to Fatima Akilu who works with the Nigerian government on counter terrorism, deradicalisation and supporting victims of Boko Haram, both female and male. We discuss the pros and cons of long distance running, and the importance of good sports bras. Jada Sezer talks about being a plus-sized model. It's Shakespeare's birthday and we look at the relationships of fathers and daughters in his work. And finally Chemistry Professor Dame Carol Robinson talks about winning the European Laureate.

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  • Phone-in on relationship crises

    Wed, 22 Apr 15

    Duration:
    40 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Jenni talks to listeners about their experiences of handling relationship crises.

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  • Wild Oats Project; Women and Chess; Family secrets from the Holocaust;

    Tue, 21 Apr 15

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    Should women just accept they are not as good at chess because they are 'hardwired differently'? We ask if there is any scientific basis for this claim. Robin Rinaldi on her midlife quest for passion and a year of exploring everything she ever wondered about sex in an open marriage. Pioneering Pakistani feminist and lawyer Hina Jilani on her campaign for women's rights in her country and founding Pakistan's first all- female law firm. How the discovery of a hidden suitcase allowed a Holocaust survivor to open up to her daughter about her traumatic childhood. And with summer on its way, do men as well as women worry about getting into shape for the beach?

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  • Not Just Morning Sickness, Adolescent anxiety

    Mon, 20 Apr 15

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Why more couples are turning to therapy before their relationship gets rocky. Abstract artist Sonia Delaunay who's being given her first retrospective in Britain at the Tate Modern nearly 40 years after her death and why her work was overshadowed by that of her husband. There's a call for severe sickness in pregnancy to be taken more seriously. With less than three weeks to go before the general election, we hear how some party messages are going down on the doorsteps. More adolescent girls are reporting anxiety and low self-esteem - what could be behind the rise?

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  • Weekend WH: Carey Mulligan & Wedding dress etiquette

    Sat, 18 Apr 15

    Duration:
    57 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Carey Mulligan talks about playing Bathsheba in the new film version of Far From the Madding Crowd. In October 2012, five year old April Jones was abducted in the Welsh village of Machynlleth. Her parents Coral and Paul Jones discuss the book they’ve written about their daughter and their continuing campaign against online child pornography. Does a woman’s sense of identity shift at the age of 50 and if so how? Three 50 something women tell us about their lives. More students are choosing to fund their education by working in the sex industry. We hear from an escort about her decision. Is it ever right to pass judgement on brides and their choice of wedding dress? The actress Noomi Rapace made a name for herself when she starred in the original version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She discusses her new film Child 44 and why she’s drawn to roles in such dark films. And the award winning spoken word artist Hollie McNish performs her poem Bricks.

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  • Carey Mulligan; Julie Fowlis

    Fri, 17 Apr 15

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    Carey Mulligan on starring in Far From the Madding Crowd; Revenge porn in South Asian communities; Katherine Freese, Director of NORDITA on her passion for the search for dark matter; Julie Fowlis, folk singer; Election update, Allegra Stratton on how party manifestos are targeting women.

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