BBC Woman's Hour: Daily Podcasts

Woman's Hour: Daily Podcasts

Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey. Find out more at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour
Daily English United Kingdom News · Society & Culture
28 Episodes
1 – 20

Marian Keyes, Juliet open letter, Swiss climate victory

Irish author Marian Keyes writes funny, clever novels about life including: Rachel’s Holiday, Anybody out There, Grown Ups, Angels. She covers issues such as addiction, break-ups, baby loss, anxiety, depression and love, with women at the heart. We all make mistakes, but when do we stop making the same one…
12 Apr 6AM 56 min

Gloria Steinem at 90, Rebecca Ferguson, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

The pioneering feminist, journalist and activist Gloria Steinem made a name for herself in the 1960s and 70s through her journalism, which included going undercover at the New York Playboy Club to expose exploitative working conditions. She co-founded the Women's Action Alliance and in 1972 she co-founded Ms Magazine, putting…
11 Apr 7AM 54 min

Saudi Arabia, What we can learn from toddlers, Belly button piercings

The WTA Finals this year will be held in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia. The decision has drawn criticism from female tennis legends such as Martina Navratilova, because of the state of women’s rights in the country, but others including Billie Jean King support the move. What is life like for women…
8 Apr 6AM 58 min

Weekend Woman's Hour: Pregnancy discrimination, Girls State and Carly Pearce

An employment tribunal has ruled that describing an expectant mother as 'emotional' at work was discrimination. Described as a David and Goliath case, Nicola Hinds, who had been an account manager at Mitie, a FTSE 250 company, represented herself. The judge upheld her claims of pregnancy discrimination and constructive dismissal…
6 Apr 11AM 53 min

Rwanda genocide, Bowie's hairdresser, womanhood during Ramadan

Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide on Sunday, April 7th, BBC journalist Victoria Uwonkunda returns to the counry for the first time after fleeing the genocide as a child in 1994, to find out how the country, and its people, are healing.Lots of our favourite pop -…
5 Apr 5AM 57 min

Pregnancy discrimination, Femcels, Social workers on screen

An employment tribunal has ruled that describing an expectant mother as 'emotional' at work was discrimination. Described as a David and Goliath case, Nicola Hinds, who had been an account manager at Mitie, a FTSE 250 company, represented herself. The judge upheld her claims of pregnancy discrimination and constructive dismissal…
4 Apr 6AM 57 min

Author Holly Gramazio, Girls State, First female prime minister of the DRC

Judith Suminwa Tuluka has been appointed the first ever female prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A former planning minister, she’s relatively unknown – so what does this mean for the DRC, and the women who live there? Emma finds out more about the new prime minister…
3 Apr 6AM 58 min

02/04/2024

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
2 Apr 5AM 1 hour

Women in Country Music

From Beyoncé's new country album to Shania headlining Glastonbury, country music is reaching new heights of popularity. Who are the women leading the charge, who are the icons who inspired them, and how many barriers are still left to be broken?We speak to one of its biggest female stars, Carly…
1 Apr 5AM 54 min

Katie Price, A decade of same-sex marriage, From policing to crime-writing

Model turned TV personality Katie Price joins Clare McDonnell to talk about her views on young women getting cosmetic surgery, after having several procedures herself.Today marks ten years since the first marriages of lesbian couples in England & Wales. We speak to women impacted by this change in law, and…
29 Mar 9AM 59 min

28/03/2024

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
28 Mar 7AM 57 min

Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, Breaking the cycle, Musih Tedji Xaviere

Described as a grim portrayal of human nature, Mothers’ Instinct is a film about the darker side of maternal love. Academy Award-winning actresses Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway play best friends raising sons of the same age in the same neighbourhood. The psychological thriller follows their apparently picture-perfect life in…
25 Mar 7AM 57 min

Who wants to be a female entrepreneur?

Woman’s Hour is joined by BBC Radio Sheffield in Doncaster for a special live panel show to find out how to be a successful female entrepreneur.Woman’s Hour presenter Anita Rani and BBC Sheffield presenter Paulette Edwards talk to local business women and experts about how to start and sustain a…
22 Mar 9AM 55 min

Waspi women, Dr Jen Gunter, The Liverbirds, Child poverty

A long-awaited report on how women born in the 1950s were affected by increases to their retirement age - the so-called WASPI women, which stands for women against state pension inequality - has been published today. It recommends compensation and says the Department for Work and Pensions failed to adequately…
21 Mar 8AM 58 min
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