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The Zoella effect, Supporting ex-offenders, The female voice in Judaism and Islam, Short story writer Arlene Heyman

Young girls love a role model but what if it happens to be Zoella, the hugely popular vlogger? Plus supporting young offenders and a new collection of short stories, Scary Old Sex.

Young girls love a role model but what if it happens to be Zoella, the hugely popular beauty and fashion vlogger. We discuss the Zoella effect.
Key4Life works with young men leaving prison to help them to stop reoffending. We hear from a young man and his mother about the difference the charity has made to their lives, and Jane speak to the founder of Key4Life.
Religion has had a tricky relationship with the female voice, from attempting to control women's voices, to turning the female voice into a symbol of spirituality. We hear from a Muslim activist and a Jewish academic taking part in a festival in London called Sacred Voices.
Psychotherapist Arlene Heyman has just published her first collection of short stories, Scary Old Sex, in her seventies. Jane talks to her about old age, sex, her love of writing and why creating a story is entirely different from her work as a psychotherapist.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • The Zoella Effect

    What makes her so popular?

    Duration: 10:37

  • Supporting Ex-offenders

    Jane speaks to the founder of the charity Key4Life and a young man it's helped

    Duration: 15:53

  • The Sacred Voices Festival

    We hear from a Muslim activist and a Jewish academic taking part in the London festival

    Duration: 07:00

  • Arlene Heyman

    She's just published her first collection of short stories, Scary Old Sex, in her 70's.

    Duration: 07:51

Sacred Voices Festival

You can find out more about the festival here.

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Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Lucinda Montefiore
Interviewed Guest Arlene Heyman

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