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Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast: Episodes

Today - should we spend more on breast cancer prevention? Also - Jeanette Winterson gives the Manchester sermon and we discuss the history of women preachers. Plus - was it right that the women of The Apprentice were told off for fighting? We also have a tribute to Ari up, lead singer of The Slits, who ...
Presented by Jenni Murray. Mary McCartney has been taking celebrity photographs for almost twenty years. With a new book and two exhibitions of her work currently showing in London, she talks to Jenni about using her camera as a diary. Hypnotic gastric bands are a new phenomena, so can they work? The ...
Audrey Niffenegger on her new graphic novel The Night Bookmobile. Pre-Nuptial Deals - Should they be enforceable in law? Musician Caro Emerald on her 1950s inspired ballroom jazz. Sex before the Sexual Revolution.
Presented by Jane Garvey. Never too late? A special programme looking at relaunching yourself later in life. Why did they do it? What are the joys? And what about the pitfalls? Jane discusses work and midlife with Sarah Vickerstaff, Professor of Work and Employment and Paula Hall,Relate counsellor and ...
On Woman's Hour today with Jane Garvey, the fashion stylist and TV personality Gok Wan; EU maternity rights; Melinda Gates and Dr Sipho Moyo on their charity work; and why so many mature women return to studies.
With Jenni Murray

Actor turned director, Janet Suzman, talks about directing Kim Cattrall in Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra at Liverpool Playhouse;

In the past few months, three 3 PCTS have suspended NHS funding for IVF treatment along with a range of cost saving measures. We discuss whether infertility ...
Presented by Jenni Murray. Last Friday Yvette Cooper was appointed to the shadow cabinet as Foreign Secretary. She talks to Jenni about the challenges ahead. The solicitor Gareth Peirce made her name representing the likes of the Birmingham Six and the Guildford Four. As her first book is published, ...
June Spencer on a life playing Peggy in The Archers. The role of the matriarch - as more women are working and having fewer children, how is the role changing? Elish Angiolini, Lord Advocate of Scotland on stepping down from the post. Artist Marina Abramovic, the grande dame and controversial grandmother ...
Presented by Jane Garvey. Earlier this year the adventurer James Cracknell suffered a brain injury. Jane is joined by his wife Beverley Turner to talk about how their world has changed. Elizabeth Linley was a famed 18th soprano. As her most famous opera opens in London, we discuss her life and legacy. ...
Jane Garvey talks to Tara Palmer Tomkinson on her first novel 'Inheritance', her battle with drugs, and eating diamonds by mistake. World renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter talks about her passion for music, not practicing and her bringing up her children. We look at women's rights in Kenya with Baroness ...
David Tennant talks about his new role in BBC 1's new Sunday night drama, 'Single Father'. We report from Canada on the rise of female hunters. Angela Eagle talks about her election to Labour's Shadow Cabinet and we ask why the number of forced marriages is so high in the north west of England.
Presented by Jenni Murray. Ingrid Betancourt spent 6 years as a hostage in the Columbian jungle. She talks to Jenni about her ordeal. The Women's National Commission is under threat. Sarah Veale, a WNC Commissioner and Jill Kirby, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, discuss its future. And Jenni ...
Arlene Phillips, best known for her work on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, talks about her life career and new project the musical Flashdance. Vaginal atrophy is a distressing condition that affects up to fifty percent of women after the menopause. We hear from one sufferer and talk to Dr David Sturdee, ...
Abortion protests - how the limitations of peaceful protest are being tested by two anti-abortion demonstrators. American jazz singer, Sheila Jordan. Urban chickens - a henkeeper's story. Engineer Yewande Akinola on rebuilding parts of the Titanic.
On today's Woman's Hour Jane speaks to Craig Pickering, CEO of Families Need Fathers, and Liz Edwards, a family lawyer and vice chair of Resolution on the current review of the Family Justice System and if it discriminates against fathers and hurts children. Kathryn Schulz and Johann Hari discuss 'being ...
With Jenni Murray
Should the Vetting and Barring System be scrapped?
Cumberland artist Sheila Fell
Do widowers hold a special appeal for some women? And why do so many women feel embarrassed to talk about facial hair?
On today's Woman's Hour with Jenni Murray, on the release of the film 'Made in Dagenham' what impact did the Ford strike have on women's fight for equal treatment; the pianist Gabriela Montero; and the curator of a new exhibition on the painter Gauguin and his women.
Presented by Jenni Murray. Is there an increase in the number of women under threat of redundancy while pregnant or on maternity leave? Josceline Dimbleby on her book Orchards In The Oasis. What to do if your child can't settle at school. And could Dilma Rousseff, a 62 year old grandmother, become the ...
Presented by Jane Garvey. Is your body yours to sell? Professors Anne Phillips and Donna Dickenson explore the human body as a commodity. With 83 of their members arrested in Harare last week, how much impact is WOZA (Women of Zimbabwe Arise) having on the situation in Zimbabwe? John Burningham and Helen ...
Goldman Sachs Class Action - Three women who are suing the firm for purposeful and institutional gender discrimination. Visible in Stone online exhibition - How women's suffrage and trades union movements influenced architecture during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Gifted children - What happens ...
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