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Katy Balls speak to women at the top of their respective games, about their passions, their battles, and what makes them tick. Katy Balls is Deputy Political Editor of the Spectator.

Katy Balls speak to women at the top of their respective games, about their passions, their battles, and what makes them tick. Katy Balls is Deputy Political Editor of the Spectator.
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United Kingdom

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Katy Balls speak to women at the top of their respective games, about their passions, their battles, and what makes them tick. Katy Balls is Deputy Political Editor of the Spectator.

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@spectator

Language:

English

Contact:

07894066163


Episodes

Nine years in Yemen - stories from a war reporter

5/17/2019
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Iona Craig is an award-winning war correspondent who has been reporting from Yemen since 2010\. On the podcast, Iona tells Katy about her near-death experiences, dealing with survivor's guilt, and why being a woman makes her job possible.

Duration:00:24:07

The Kate Hoey Edition

5/3/2019
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Kate Hoey is a Labour MP for Vauxhall, having been in that role for 30 years. Hoey talks to Katy Balls about growing up in Northern Ireland, fighting to win her current seat in Vauxhall, and how she developed a reputation as a rebel in her party.

Duration:00:32:37

The Lionel Shriver Edition

4/19/2019
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Lionel Shriver is an American journalist, author and Spectator columnist. Her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin – about a mother and her son who goes on to carry out a high school massacre – won the Orange Prize for fiction in 2005. Shriver talks to Katy Balls about why she changed her name age 15, the struggles new writers face in the digital age and what role the media plays in the gun violence debate.

Duration:00:25:21

The Victoria Atkins Edition

4/5/2019
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Victoria Atkins is a former barrister, a Conservative party MP, and a Minister at the Home Office. She talks about her legal career and her work at the Home Office creating legislation to protect women and vulnerable people. Hosted by Katy Balls.

Duration:00:24:33

The Kay Burley Edition

3/21/2019
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Kay Burley is a Sky News founding member, host of The Kay Burley Show, and holds the record for hosting more hours of live television than any other news presenter. Kay tells Katy about how she 'knocked the rough edges' off her accent, her love for Jane Fonda, and why the BBC couldn't afford her these days. Presented by Katy Balls.

Duration:00:18:05

The Mary Curnock Cook Edition

3/6/2019
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Mary Curnock Cook is an educationalist and former head of Ucas. On this podcast, she talks about leaving school at 16, how boys suffer from the real gender gap in education, and why it would be 'ludicrous' to abolish university tuition fees. Presented by Katy Balls.

Duration:00:27:24

The Andrea Leadsom Edition

2/21/2019
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Katy Balls talks to Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, about her childhood ambitions to prevent nuclear war, giving birth the night before a selection meeting, and going head to head with John Bercow in the Commons.

Duration:00:28:34

The Jess Phillips Edition

2/7/2019
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Join Katy Balls as she talks to MP Jess Phillips about growing in an activist home, her life path before becoming an MP and her newfound Twitter fame. Hosted by Katy Balls.

Duration:00:29:41

The Sarah Baxter Edition

1/24/2019
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Sarah Baxter is Deputy Editor of the Sunday Times. Katy talks to Sarah about what it was like to be a woman in the lobby before 'Blair's Babes', the best way to tackle sexism (she says, ignore it and go 'full speed ahead'), and whether Jeremy Corbyn is quite the Labour leader she hopes for. Presented by Katy Balls.

Duration:00:28:51

The Helena Morrissey Edition

1/7/2019
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Join Katy Balls as she interviews Dame Helena Morrissey - a financier, a campaigner for more women in the boardrooms, and the mother to nine children. How does she balance kids and a career? Why does she think men and women are fundamentally different? And what is the most effective way to get a raise?

Duration:00:36:57

The Liz Truss Edition

1/7/2019
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Katy Balls talks to Liz Truss, chief secretary to the Treasury, about her shameful Lib Dem past, why she loves cheese, and how The Thick Of It made her life harder.

Duration:00:27:03

The Emma Barnett Edition

1/7/2019
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With columnist and BBC Radio 5 Live broadcaster, Emma Barnett. Katy talks to Emma about stepping in for Andrew Marr, interviewing the Prime Minister, and how her granddad is her most loyal fan. Presented by Katy Balls.

Duration:00:29:59