Woman's Hour-logo

Woman's Hour

BBC

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Genres:

Women

Networks:

BBC

Description:

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Language:

English

Contact:

Woman's Hour BBC Radio 4 Broadcasting House London W1A 1AA U.K


Episodes

Saxophonist Nubya Garcia, Rainbow babies, Insomnia, Vaccine passports

8/2/2021
Over the weekend Carrie Johnson announced she was expecting another baby describing it as a "rainbow" baby because she'd experienced a miscarriage earlier this year. Ruth Bender Atik from The Miscarriage Association talks to Andrea. Journalist Miranda Levy describes her new book, ‘The Insomnia Diaries’, as a ‘self-help’ memoir looking at eight and a half years of disabling insomnia. Miranda recovered and has used her experience to explain what she thinks we should do when facing insomnia...

Duration:00:58:28

Woman's Hour: Saxophonist Nubya Garcia, Rainbow babies, Insomnia, Vaccine passports

8/2/2021
Advice on what to do when you're suffering from insomnia.

Duration:01:00:00

Weekend Woman's Hour: Women and Artificial Intelligence, Paralympian Stef Reid & Comedian London Hughes

7/31/2021
The writer Jeanette Winterson tells us why women need to be at the heart of the Artificial Intelligence revolution and about her new essay collection which covers 200 years of women and science. The British stand-up comic, writer and actor London Hughes tells us about making it big in America and the difficulties of dating during a pandemic. The singer-songwriter, Josie Proto, tells us about her frustration towards the extreme measures women feel they need to take in order to simply get home...

Duration:00:56:10

London Hughes; Motherhood when you have an inherited condition; Helen Thorn; Stalking; Sunisa Lee

7/30/2021
Since moving to the US last year, the British stand-up comic, actor, writer and presenter London Hughes is making it big. Her stand up special To Catch A D*ck - originally performed at the Edinburgh Fringe - has been adapted for TV and is streaming globally on Netflix. She’s also one of the hosts of Netflix's weekly chat show Afterparty and a new comedy Hot Mess is set to follow with Universal. Her success in the US comes not long after she spoke out about the lack of opportunities in the UK...

Duration:00:58:39

Woman's Hour: London Hughes; Motherhood when you have an inherited condition; Helen Thorn; Stalking; Sunisa Lee

7/30/2021
Comic London Hughes on having to move to the US to make it.

Duration:01:00:00

Jeanette Winterson, Colourism, Paralympian Stef Reid

7/29/2021
Jeanette Winterson talks about her new essay collection which covers 200 years of women and science, from Mary Shelley to AI. She asks what love, caring, sex and attachment will look like when humans form connections with non-human helpers teachers, sex-workers, and companions? And what will happen to our deep-rooted assumptions about gender? Will our own bodies be enhances by biological and neural implants making us trans human and keeping us fitter, younger and connected? When Ena Miller...

Duration:00:57:47

Woman's Hour: Jeanette Winterson, Colourism, Paralympian Stef Reid

7/29/2021
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Duration:01:00:00

Singer-Songwriter Josie Proto, Child protection changes, Women and COP26, UTIs

7/28/2021
An estimated 50% of women in the UK will have a urinary tract infection at some point in their lives and between 20-30% are likely to have a recurrence. For some, these recurrent infections can lead to a significant impact on their health and way of life. Dr Agnes Arnold-Forster, a medical historian from McGill University with a personal history of UTIs has produced a documentary with two others, to shine a light on the experiences of women with UTIs. She and Dr Catriona Anderson, a GP...

Duration:00:56:07

Woman's Hour: Singer-Songwriter Josie Proto, Child protection changes, Women and COP26, UTIs

7/28/2021
Josie Proto, UTIs, rewriting the rules of child protection, COP26

Duration:01:00:00

27/07/2021

7/27/2021
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Duration:00:57:38

Woman's Hour: 27/07/2021

7/27/2021
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Duration:01:00:00

Support for black and minoritised women facing domestic violence; South Asian women in sport; Midwives under pressure

7/26/2021
The government’s new violence against women and girls strategy was published last Wednesday. Many organisations welcomed the commitments it made but many had criticisms for areas not addressed, not least the specific needs of Black and minoritized women when facing domestic violence. Ngozi Fulani is the founder and director of Sistah Space, a small charity that offers specialist support for African & Caribbean heritage women affected by abuse. Professor Aisha K. Gill is an expert...

Duration:00:56:52

Woman's Hour: Support for black and minoritised women facing domestic violence; South Asian women in sport; Midwives under pressure

7/26/2021
Black & minoritised women & domestic violence; South Asian women & sport; Midwives; Home.

Duration:01:00:00

Amy Winehouse remembered; Canadian residential schools; Women at the Tokyo Olympics; Typewriters; Casual workwear

7/24/2021
It is 10 years since the tragic death of the singer Amy Winehouse from alcohol poisoning at the age of just 27. A new documentary film, Reclaiming Amy on the BBC on features Amy's closest friends and family and seeks to tell the story of the real Amy. We hear from her mother, Janis and close friend Catriona Gourlay. For the first time in 125 years, Team GB are taking more women athletes to the Tokyo Olympics than men. So could this be the best ever Games for women? Dame Katherine Grainger,...

Duration:00:55:34

Kate Shortman & Izzy Thorpe, Dame Katherine Grainger, Nicola Adams, Anna Kessel, Frankie Miren, Laura Middleton-Hughes.

7/23/2021
The Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics starts today and Team GB are taking more women athletes than men for the first time in 125 years. Of the 376 athletes selected, 201 are female. So could this be the best ever Games for women? We talk to Dame Katherine Grainger, Britain's joint most decorated female Olympian and Chair of UK Sport; double Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams and Anna Kessel, Women's Sport Editor at The Telegraph. Staying with the games, we’ll hear from artistic...

Duration:00:57:39

Off the Rails Film, Bella Mackie, Long Covid, #MeToo around the world

7/22/2021
Jules Williamson has directed her first feature film in her fifties. The premier is tonight. Off the Rails is a celebration of women. It centres round four friends who went Inter-railing when they were 19, who when one of them dies, revisit the same journey later in life taking her daughter this time. It’s a comedy drama with a great female cast - starring Sally Phillips, the late Kelly Preston (in her final role), Dame Judi Dench and Jenny Seagrove. Jules and Sally Phillips join Chloe...

Duration:00:57:37

Amy Winehouse remembered; Women's cricket; Botox and fillers; Violence against women strategy

7/21/2021
This Friday marks 10 years since the tragic death of the singer Amy Winehouse from alcohol poisoning at the age of just 27. A new documentary film, Reclaiming Amy on BBC 2 on Friday at 9pm features Amy's closest friends and family and seeks to tell the story of the real Amy. We hear from her mother, Janis and close friend Catriona Gourlay. A brand-new cricket competition, the Hundred is launching today. It's the first time a major team sport competition, which features both male and female...

Duration:00:57:38

Typewriters; Canadian residential schools; Isy Suttie; Stealthing

7/20/2021
In the digital age, the humble typewriter seems rather quaint. But according to a new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, the typewriter is a technology with a key role in the story of female emancipation. The exhibition's principal curator, Alison Taubman, talks to Chloe Tilley about how typewriters provided a key opening into the world of work, propelled women into the public sphere, and played a major role in the fight for women's suffrage. More than 1000 bodies of indigenous...

Duration:00:57:34

Maria Callas, Loulou Storey & Lucy Adlington on casual workwear, International Aid legal challenge & slavery reparations

7/19/2021
Maria Callas is one of the most famous opera singers. She was brought up in New York and Greece by an emotionally abusive mother who forced her to sing. Despite being admired by Hollywood stars and royalty, she fought sexism to rise to the top but never had a happy private life. Lyndsy Spence's new book Cast a Diva draws on previously unseen documents to reveal her tragic story. Stacie Marshall has inherited her family's farm in a small Appalachian valley in the US state of Georgia. She'd...

Duration:00:57:22