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Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast: Episodes

Ukrainian hunger-striker Nadiya Savchenko. The impact of disability and chronic illness on relationships, with Grace Maxwell whose husband musician Edwyn Collins suffered a serious brain hemorrhage and Professor John Kemp, who took early retirement to take care of his late wife Shirley. UKIP's women ...
Emma Holten tells us why she chose to post MORE naked pictures of herself online after her email had been hacked and intimate images of her published all around the world.
We discuss if there is ever a right time to have a baby?
Fifteen year old author Helena Coggan on how she’s juggling writing and ...
How common is it for a brother or sister to donate sperm or eggs, sisters Eleanor and Alice on their experience. Dr Holly Luhning on the extraordinary life of writer Eliza Haywood. Beth Orton and Josephine Oniyama on the week-long all-women musical residency in Manchester, and they sing live. Playing ...
The ongoing trial of the former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn for pimping prostitutes has been headline news inside and outside France. What do French women think? Jenni is joined by French journalist Agnes Poirier to discuss. Mental Ill Health in children, why many ...
The rising cost of caring for the elderly; Meryl Streep, from the Woman's Hour archive; Viv Grant on giving leadership advice to head teachers; teenage novelist Helena Coggan.
Revenging revenge porn: how best to fight back when you are the victim of revenge porn? Emma Barnett is joined in the studio by Emma Holten who had her email hacked and intimate images published globally. Find out tomorrow how she took control of the situation. A new film - Kicked out kids - explores ...
As 50 Shades opens in cinemas we look at the British fascination with spanking. The cost of child care and what the parties say they'll do if they win power at the next Election. What's it like to live for a decade in total darkness and give up everything you love because you're allergic to all forms ...
Novelist, screenwriter and essayist, Fay Weldon on her life and new Novella – a science fiction type ghost story.
Is Labour’s pink battle bus patronising and sexist or a good idea?
Cultural appropriation is the concept of mainstream fashion and music labels taking inspiration from ethnic minority ...
Labour's pink battle van - is it sexist? Daisy Jacobs' BAFTA winning animated film about caring for a loved one, the dog who may be able to detect cancer and an oral history of women's experience of romance.
Janet and Graham Walton look back 30 years to the reality of parenting six children of the same age. Access to good antenatal care is known to improve maternal and child outcomes. But what rights do pregnant migrant women have to healthcare in the UK and who pays? On yesterday's programme we heard an ...
Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri joins Jenni to sing their new single, Start a Family, and talk about what it's like now that the band is 25 years old. Having experienced success with the band and as a solo artist, what does she plan to do next?
Lynne Segal's 1994 book 'Straight Sex: Rethinking the ...
Writer Fay Weldon on her favourite short stories and new novella; after the murder of her son, Lorin LaFave discusses cyber safety for children. Eleanor Mills, chair of Women in Journalism, on the lack of women nominees for The British Press Awards. Journalist Yomi Adegoke and beauty and diversity lecturer ...
Award-winning American singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge talks about her role as a campaigner in gay rights. Writers Sally Magnusson and Helen FitzGerald discuss their books and the portrayal of dementia. We look at the cost of living following a recent Woman's Hour poll indicating that it was the ...
We reveal the findings of new research the programme commissioned into what women make of British politics and we hear from some women on what they think about politics and politicians.
We hear from Joan Armatrading, the first black female singer-songwriter to gain prominence on the British music scene.
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How can new measures help bring an end to the practice of FGM in the UK? Katharine Norbury on her book about the search for her birth mother. Is it ever OK to go on holiday without your children? Ahead of the BAFTA awards Edith Bowman talks about the #askhermore red carpet revolution.
Is Jobseeker's Allowance helping women back into work? Legendary actress Eartha Kitt; Choosing to be sterilised when you are in your 20s; Plaid Cymru on getting women elected to Westminster; Joanne Mjadzelics, ex-lover of convicted paedophile Ian Watkins.
A recent poll for Woman's Hour on politics indicated that the NHS was the number one issue among women. GP Dr Catherine Glass and Dr Jennifer Dixon, CEO of the Health foundation talk about their concerns.
Deeyah Khan signed her first record deal in Oslo aged 13, but repeated harassment and threats from ...
Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading; how Carl Djerassi's pill changed women's lives. British-Canadian writer Zarqa Nawaz on her memoir Laughing All the Way to the Mosque. Actor Linda Robson and writer Jan Etherington on using comedy to tackle difficult topics. The origins and art of selling on clothes, ...
Woman's Hour reveals the findings of new research it has commissioned into what women make of British politics and their lives. And Jane Garvey discusses what it might mean.
The Killing star Sofie Grabol talks about her new TV crime thriller Fortitude.
The tennis player Heather Watson recently blamed ‘girl things’ for her disappointing performance at the Australian Open. So what are the knock on effects of our periods and why is there still so much taboo surrounding ...
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