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Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast: Episodes

Interview with film director Beeban Kidron about the devadasi and her charity, Film Club; financial expert Ros Altman talks about the implications of the pensions bill for women in their 50s; feedback on last week's clothes sizing discussion; discussion on being the elder sibling of quads, triplets and ...
With Jenni Murray

Shared Parental Leave: Earlier this week Nick Clegg announced a consultation on a properly flexible system of shared parental leave. We ask how ready fathers are to take a long break from work.

Gorby 80 - in March Mikhail Gorbachev celebrates his 80th birthday and a fundraising concert ...
On today's Woman's Hour with Jenni Murray, shop size confusion; ethics of egg and sperm donation; women boxing in Afghanistan; listener feedback on The Pill discussion; and Sioned Williams on the midi harp.
The ethics of paying for surrogacy; Ruth Jones on playing Hattie Jacques; polygamy as public policy in Iraq; on the hunt for stories about the mother-son relationship.
Presented by Jane Garvey. The singer Barbara Dickson on why she's gone back to her folk roots; does the self-help industry make anyone happier? US feminist Sylvia Ann Hewlett on why she's changed her mind on maternity leave; and - it's 100 years since Marie Curie won the Nobel for Chemistry. So why are ...
Jane Garvey discusses the legacy of the contraceptive pill with writer Yvonne Roberts and former agony aunt, Anna Raeburn. Wanda Jackson, the 'First Lady of Rockabilly' on how her friend and tour-mate Elvis Presley persuaded her to cross over from country to rock 'n' roll and rockabilly. Erika Gandara ...
Jenni Murray talks to mezzo soprano Heather Shipp and Stefan Janski - Head of Operal at the Royal Northern College of Music - about the enduring appeal of Carmen. Should children be allowed to go to a funeral? What impact are the ultra orthodox Jews having on the women of Israel? Plus, the Women of Steel ...
With Jenni Murray. Why the family of Louisa May Alcott became obsessed with a naturalistic cult. Miriam O'Reilly's lawyer discusses the wider implications for women following the age discrimination ruling. There's an update on the case of a human rights lawyer sentenced to 11 years imprisonment in Iran. ...
Presented by Jenni Murray. Recent news reports have highlighted the prosecution of gangs of predominantly Pakistani men for the grooming and sexual exploitation of young girls. Discussion on the best way to tackle this crime without stereotyping and dividing communities. The story of Sister Rosetta ...
Belle Ehresmann, aka Bellatrix, UK's leading female beatbox artist joins Jenni Murray in the studio; three young Southern Sudanese women born during the civil war talk about their hopes ahead of the referendum; Sara Pantuliano from ODI discusses the situation in Sudan; multi-systemic therapy - what is ...
Prostitution & the law - time for a change? How do you strike the ballance between sustainability & consumerism? The story of a woman who trained as a lawyer to get her brother released from prison; and, the rights and wrongs of changing sheets.
With Sheila McClennon

Flu Jab and Children: Why have under 5s not been included in this year's seasonal flu vaccination programme? With the government's Director of Immunisation, Professor David Salisbury and Professor Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Centre.

Typing vs Handwriting - ...
A dieting phone-in: Are you a habitual dieter? What strategy has worked - or gone horribly wrong - for you? Why? How much have we been conditioned to think we have to watch our weight every minute of the day? And can dieting ever be the answer, or should we just learn to love ourselves the way we are?
A programme devoted to dieting: Arabella Weir and Diets – How Much Is All in the Mind? The History and Business of Dieting. Poet Mia Jerome performs "Resolutely Overweight". The Science of Dieting – What’s the solution? Quantity, food groups, power of the mind?
In this edition: Are platonic relationships really possible? Judith Flanders on the Victorian view of murder; women in the rural economy; and Sheena Matheiken who wore the same little black dress every day for a year. Jane Garvey presents.
Jane Garvey presents: do we need boardroom quotas for women? US author Susan Maushart on unplugging the family; pig farming; Gardener's World's Carol Klein
Poet Anneliese Emmans Dean performs a specially commissioned poem for Woman's Hour. Labyrinth creator, the Rev'd Di Williams, explains the difference between a labyrinth and a maze. Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, discusses UN Women with women's rights campaigner Lesley ...
With Jenni Murray. Today: work dress codes; sailors Dee Caffari and Anna Corbella; the women interned at the Frontstalag 142 camp on the French-German border during the Second World War; and 90 years of ballet teaching by the Royal Academy of Dance.
Asian attitudes to infertility with Dr Geetha Venkat, an infertility expert and Premila Shaw, a trustee of Verity. Singer Wendy Nieper, a classical soprano and a jazz vocalist. Remarkable women who've lived and worked in Liverpool - Judy Merry meets up with historian Dr Pat Starkey. Learning how to ...
A programme celebrating age, wisdom and experience with the writer Jane Miller and the actress Sylvia Syms. And they reflect on interviews with Vanessa Redgrave, Sylvia Earle, Diana Athill, Joan Rivers and the Taylor Maids.
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