Author Alan Bissett on his journey from lad to feminist.
Californian chef and campaigner Alice Waters shares her food story with Sheila Dillon.
Amy Poehler speaks to David Morrissey about her new film, Inside Out.
Edith Bowman chats to Angelina Jolie about her new film Maleficent.
The conclusion of the Anita Hill vs Judge Clarence Thomas sexual harassment case.
Emma Jane Kirby profiles new media mogul Arianna Huffington.
Poet Jackie Kay tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston's literary rebirth.
Tracy-Ann Oberman champions the life of one of the silver screen's most enduring icons.
Bette Davis speaking to Jenni Murray in 1987.
Agony aunt Irma Kurtz talks to her USA counterpart Cheryl Strayed about agony in America.
Colin Johnson has an imagined conversation with his late grandmother, Maya Angelou.
Farrah Jarral looks at the anthropological legacy of Margaret Mead.
Dolly Parton talks to Damian Barr
Damian Barr talks to Dolly Parton about how she writes her songs.
Helen Lederer chooses writer, poet and barbed wit, Dorothy Parker.
Writer and actress Helen Lederer nominates the writer-poet Dorothy Parker.
Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette speak to Simon Mayo.
Civil liberties lawyer Helena Kennedy nominates Eleanor Roosevelt.
Helena Kennedy champions Eleanor Roosevelt, who become a formidable campaigner.
Memories of columnist Erma Bombeck (1927 -96).
Geraldine Ferraro is Democrats' choice for vice-president nomination.
Reflections on the modern pioneers of the environmental movement.
Erin Pizzey chooses American writer Gertrude Stein.
Gwyneth Paltrow talks to Simon about Iron Man 3 and Justin Bieber’s ‘junk’.
Writer Le Ly Hayslip tells how she survived the Vietnam war and its aftermath.
A comparison of prominent first ladies.
Sarfraz Manzoor meets Dolly Parton to discover her 'Imagination Library'.
From TheLady in Scarlett Radio 4, 1989
Madhur Jaffrey, Indian cooking legend, returns to India and tells her food life story.
Writer and campaigner Maya Angelou tells Dr Anthony Clare about her influences.