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Margaret Hodge on anti-semitism in the Labour Party, Spare Rib recipes, The science of dating apps

Margaret Hodge on anti-semitism in the Labour Party. Feminist magazine Spare Rib's recipes. And what's going on in your brain when you swipe left or right on a dating app?

Margaret Hodge MP, and former minister and chair of the Public Accounts Commons, talks about anti-semitism in the Labour Party. She's currently in the midst of an inquiry after she accused the Labour Leader - who she's known since 1982 - of being an anti-semite and racist.

Can you be a feminist and still enjoy cooking? We look at the recipes printed in the feminist magazine Spare Rib which ran from 1972 to 1993 to see what we can learn about the sexual politics of cooking - with food historian Polly Russell, gender historian, Zoe Strimpel and journalist, Niellah Arboine.

Science writer and vlogger Alice Jane Gray explains what's going on in your brain when you swipe left or right on a dating app?.

And we hear about the artist Christian Small who spent sixty years painting the landscape of the Scottish village of West Linton. Her paintings are probably not that well known outside the area but her daughter Jenny Aldridge hopes that an exhibition of her work and a new book will open it up to a wider audience.

Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell.

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58 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Margaret Hodge
Interviewed Guest Alice Jane Gray
Interviewed Guest Polly Russell
Interviewed Guest Zoe Strimpel
Interviewed Guest Niellah Arboine
Interviewed Guest Gerda Stevenson
Interviewed Guest Jenny Aldridge
Producer Beverley Purcell


  • Thu 2 Aug 2018 10:00

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