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Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast: Episodes

The latest from the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris. New NHS figures on self harm show a worrying rise in people seeking hospital attention. And advice for women who suffer from a 'hypertonic pelvic floor'. Is the rural idylls not all it's cracked up to be? And stand-up comedian Deborah Frances-White ...
The late feminist writer Marilyn French talks to Jenni Murray in 2006 about her classic novel The Women's Room as well as her new novel In the Name of Friendship.
Jacqueline Bisset on her new film 'Welcome to New York'; the effect of the contraceptive pill on our mood and wellbeing; the Women against Feminism movement; Indian author Deepti Kapoor on her new novel 'A Bad Character'; playing in the Women's Rugby World Cup after a caesarean; and the wonders of wearing ...
Increasing number of elderly cared for at home; hundred years of the Brownies; the demise of topless sunbathing and self catering holidays.
Breakthrough Breast cancer Generation Study. The politics of transgenderism. Indian writer Deepti Kapoor on her debut novel. Oversharing online and recycling fashion.
How to be a playful parent with Julia Deering and Wendy Russell. Classic archive of Marilyn French on her novel The Woman's Room. Why has there been an 80% drop in sex discrimination cases being brought to tribunal in the last year? Maria Aberg on her new production of The White Devil, part of the RSC's ...
Millions of women use the contraceptive pill at some point in their lifetime. Emma Barnett explores women's hormonal make up and how it interacts with the birth control pill. Jacqueline Bisset talks about her role in the new film, Welcome to New York; We explore why crowdfunding is proving particularly ...
Behind the scenes of Radio 4's new WW1 drama Home Front and the lesser told stories of the war's impact on the lives of women far away from the trenches, the latest movement against feminism - is it having an impact? Teen pregnancy as seen through the eyes of scriptwriter and actress Kay Mellor, and ...
The Scottish Referendum - are women really still making up their minds? Should we be treating attacks on prostitutes as hate crimes? The pressure on young sports women to look a certain way - how much support is there for athletes with eating disorders? Plus the growing popularity of Street Dance and ...
Canadian author Margaret Atwood talks about her dystopian classic 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Plans for a specific law against domestic violence -- will it help to protect women?
The birth rate has fallen, after rising for many years -- is it because families can't afford to have more than one or two children?
We hear about life for a Jewish girl in Europe after the Nazis came to power.
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Morning Sickness - the sign of a healthier, smarter baby? Queen Anne, the last of the Stuarts. Parenting a disabled teenager. H is for Hawk. Streetdance by ZooNation.
On today's Woman's Hour we hear about the Merseyside approach to policing prostitution. Should this be rolled out across the country? Meera Sodha shows us how to Cook the Perfect dal. Historian, Katherine Connelly, explains the legacy of Sylvia Pankhurst. And we have archive of Margaret Atwood talking ...
Eating disorders and sport: Scotland high jumper Jayne Nisbet on recovering from bulimia. Are those with eating disorders given enough support within sport?
Can Olympic and Commonwealth Games legacies improve equality in sport for women?
Live from BBC at the Quay during the Commonwealth Games.
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Is the independence referendum an issue for women? Jane Garvey visits the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at Edinburgh University to find out about the strong links being forged between patient care and research. She speaks to Professor Siddarthan Chandra, Neurology Research Nurse Dawn Lyle ...
Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing talks to Jenni Murray about her novel, The Golden Notebook and explains why she still gets cross when it’s referred to as 'feminist'.
We hear from Helen trying to turn her life around after having all four of her children removed from her and taken into care because of her drug abuse and chaotic lifestyle.
Why is feminism being used to promote products?
As Glasgow continues to host the Commonwealth games we talk about all things tartan ...
Why is sexual abuse of the elderly being ignored? Bolivia has passed legislation which allows children to work from the age of ten - will it give them better protection or make it ok to exploit the young? How long should you know someone before you tie the knot? Your views on childhood obesity; and ...
Young women and cancer - Cordelia Feldman and Laura Davis discuss what it's like to be a cancer survivor when in the prime of life, before meeting the man of your dreams or having kids. Lawn Bowls - Caroline Taylor, a member of the Welsh Women's Lawn Bowls Team takes on the world's best bowlers at the ...
How should parents worried about their children becoming overweight broach the subject? The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will open tonight and alongside the sport there’s to be a cultural festival. 'Endurance' is a new theatre production featuring interviews with female athletes from around the world ...
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