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Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast: Episodes

With Jenni Murray - Actress Maxine Peake; Women barristers in 2011; the National Survey for Health and Development celebrates 65 years; Mantelpieces; Staying Friends through thick and thin.
With Jenni Murray. Sarah Brown talks about her memoir Behind the Black Door. Second World War evacuees tell their stories; and eating small fish - how to choose and cook them.
Jacqui Smith, Britain's first woman Home Secretary discusses her radio documentary about the UK's pornography industry. Jude Kelly the Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre looks forward to the first Women of the World Festival next week. As a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum marks ...
With Jane Garvey. Why empty nesters are now being encouraged to adopt; NASA astrophysicist Dr Jennifer Wiseman on exoplanets and our place in the universe; Daniella Genas is one of the three businesswomen Woman's Hour is following throughout 2011 - today, her first session with mentor Gita Patel; and ...
How do we stop future generations of girls from hating their bodies? Discussion with Susie Orbach, Justine Picardie and Gemma Hallatt. Bedpans and Bobbi Socks, a book about a group of five British and Irish nurses travelling around the US in the late 1950s - Jane Garvey spoke to two of the women, Gwenda ...
Are women being denied an epidural when they ask for it? The astronomical work of Caroline Herschel, the first woman to earn her living from the science, women at risk from sexual violence one year after the earthquake in Haiti, June Tabor on singing about the sea, and the men who are feeling broody.
Women In The Boardroom: Lord Davies of Abersoch announces the recommendations in his report on increasing the number of women at senior levels in UK listed companies. Shared Gardens: a shared garden scheme in Brighton that matches gardeners with people who have gardens but not necessarily the time to ...
Following Lara Logan's brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating when reporting from Tahrir Square, Jenni discusses the future of conflict reporting for female correspondents. Professor Richard Greene from Toronto University and Lady Penelope Sitwell talk about the extraordinary life and work of ...
The woman whose Damehood was revoked; the legal position of women who withdraw rape allegations under pressure from abusive partners; listeners' feedback on allowing pets into bed; forgotten early advocate of women's reproductive rights Stella Browne.
On today's Woman's Hour we hear from Sophie Blackman, sister of Lucie who was murdered in Tokyo in 2000, and Richard Lloyd Parry a journalist who has written a book on the twists and turns of what happened. We look at the continued disproportionate rise of unemployment for women. The Afghan government ...
With Jenni Murray, including:

Bridesmaids - butt of wedding jokes or indispensible handmaids for the bride?

Spina Bifida - pioneering new surgery in the womb;

Barbara Jane Harrison - the only woman to be awarded the George Cross in peacetime;

And Sleeping with your pet - health hazard or harmless ...
With Jenni Murray. The return of twenties fashion?; jazz singer Nikki Yanofski; novelist Andrea Eames talks about growing up in Zimbabwe; the charity leader who's handing back her OBE and can rehabilitation programmes aimed at men reduce domestic violence against women?
Marianne Faithfull joins Jenni in the studio to talk about growing older gracefully and to sing from her latest album High Heels and Horses; could a different vaccine for cervical cancer also guard against genital warts; and the unexpected fall out from losing weight - losing a husband and friends can ...
The Rise of Childcare Costs - How does this fit with government aims to eradicate child poverty? Pop-up tea-rooms - the temporary businesses which occupy empty high-street shops. Taking Risks in Business - How much more risk averse are women to men? Sexism in Italy - Why women are taking to the streets ...
On today's programme with Jane Garvey; Dame Fiona Reynolds on the National Trust; women chefs; the Anna Nicole Smith opera and the comedian Jo Brand on crying.
Beryl Bainbridge died without ever winning the Booker prize, now she's to get a special award from its organisers. What would she think of the idea if she were still with us? Is Ritalin being too freely prescribed to children? We continue the debate about whether a woman should change her name when she ...
Jenni Murray talks to listeners about the highs and lows of running a business.
As we launch our Women in Business series we meet our three case studies and their mentors; find out the one thing the UK's top female entrepreneurs wish they'd known when they started out; and discuss how to succeed in the current economic climate.
Today on Woman's Hour we hear from Tiger Mother, Amy Chua, on her parenting philosophy. We look at new research pointing to a maternal connection between heart disease and strokes, particularly for women. A new exhibition about children's war-time literature opens on Friday at the Imperial War Museum ...
Should you keep your husband's name after divorce? Should we introduce Common Law marriage in England? Should internet service providers block pornographic content and offer and opt in system for users over 18? Author Daisy Waugh on the mysterious life of Rudolph Valentino.
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