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Reese Witherspoon and Cheryl Strayed

Jenni Murray presents. Reese Witherspoon and novelist Cheryl Strayed discuss Wild. Plus comedian Josie Long, Dr Laura King, new trends in online dating and US Republican women.

Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon and novelist Cheryl Strayed on working together on the film Wild.
Comedian Josie Long talks to Jenni Murray about her UK tour, Cara Josephine, which steers away from Josie's long-standing political comedy, and is instead an introspective piece based on her family and romantic relationships. Dr Laura King from Leeds University discusses her book Family Men, Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, 1914-1960, which investigates the role of the father in the 20th century and charts the evolution of the 'family man.' The latest trends in online dating according to Charly Lester, global head of dating for Time Out and the founder of the UK Dating Awards, and Robyn Exton, founder of Dattch.com, a dating app for lesbians. Female potential US Republican presidential candidates according to Stacy Hilliard, Republican party commentator.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Reese Witherspoon and Cheryl Strayed

    Duration: 10:33

  • Family Men, Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, 1914-1960

    Duration: 07:04

  • Republican Women

    Duration: 06:29

  • Josie Long

    Duration: 07:19

  • What’s New in Online Dating?

    Duration: 09:55

Reese Witherspoon and Cheryl Strayed

Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon and American novelist Cheryl Strayed discuss Reese's new film 'Wild', which she also co-produced.  The story is based on Cheryl's memoir of a 1,100-mile hike across the Pacific Crest Trail - an adventure she embarked upon after the break-up of her marriage.  

Family Men, Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, 1914-1960

Dr. Laura King from Leeds University, joins Jenni to discuss her new book Family Men, Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, 1914-1960, which investigates the often overlooked role of the father in the 20th century. Her book charts the evolution of the ‘family man’, and takes particular note of how the world wars affected the idea of how fathers should act and behave.  

Republican Women

Recent reports suggest Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett Packard, could seek the Republican nomination for the next US President. So are we likely to see a Hillary versus Carly race 2016? Stacy Hilliard joins Jenni to discuss the possibility and also take a look at other Republican women in the congress which sat for the first time last week. Two of the newcomers include the youngest woman elected to Congress, 30-year-old Elise Stefanik of New York, and the first black Republican woman, Mia Love of Utah. And whatever happened to Condoleezza Rice?

Josie Long

The award winning comedian Josie Long, joins Jenni to talk about her upcoming UK tour, Cara Josephine. The tour steers away from Josie’s long-standing political comedy, and is an introspective piece based on her family and romantic relationships. 

What’s New in Online Dating?

As the new year kicks off, millions are turning to dating websites and apps to find love. According to new research, around 25% of relationships in the UK start online and there are over 10,000 dating websites and new dating apps. This is such an expanding market, that last year saw the launch of the first ever UK Dating Awards. So what are the latest trends and changes in internet dating? Jenni is joined by Charly Lester, who writes the 30 Dates Blog and is the founder of the UK Dating Awards and the global head of dating for Time Out ; and by Robyn Exton, the founder of Dattch.com, a dating app for lesbians. 


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Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Rebecca Myatt
Interviewed Guest Reese Witherspoon
Interviewed Guest Cheryl Strayed
Interviewed Guest Laura King
Interviewed Guest Stacy Hilliard
Interviewed Guest Josie Long
Interviewed Guest Charly Lester
Interviewed Guest Robyn Exton

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