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

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BBC

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

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English

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Episodes

'Maid' - new word-of mouth hit series; Toni Tone; Access to coils; Women in the UK military;

10/28/2021
Women in the military are suffering serious long term physical and mental health problems because of widespread bullying and sexual harassment. Research by the University of Oxford, King’s College London and the charity Combat Stress found over 20% were sexually harassed, over 5% were sexually assaulted and over 20% were emotionally bullied. Laura Hendrikx, is the author of the study which was published in the BMJ Military Health Journal. She and Chloe Tilley are joined by veteran Colonel...

Duration:00:57:30

Woman's Hour: 'Maid' - new word-of mouth hit series; Toni Tone; Access to coils; Women in the UK military;

10/28/2021
Maid series praised for its realistic depiction of emotional abuse.

Duration:01:00:00

A scheme to help Afghan refugees like Amir housed in hotels up and down the country to access swimming and fitness facilities.

10/27/2021
We talk to an Afghan family housed in one of the many hotels which have become home for thousands of others like them. Many families and children often struggle to exercise which has an impact on their physical and mental health. BBC producer Sue Mitchell a keen swimmer is working with them to enable them to be able to make use of hotel and local authority swimming pools to to help them while they wait for news about permanent accommodation, benefits and education. With COP26 being held in...

Duration:00:58:37

Woman's Hour: A scheme to help Afghan refugees like Amir housed in hotels up and down the country to access swimming and fitness facilities.

10/27/2021
Life for one Afghan family housed in one of the many UK hotels holding refugees.

Duration:01:00:00

Budget 2021. Toxic Relationships. Theatrical wig maker Angela Cobbin.

10/26/2021
Budget 2021: What do you want to change? We hear from Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget group, an independent not-for-profit organisation that monitors the impact of government policies on men and women When you look back over your past relationships do you see patterns? Whether it’s being drawn to bad boys, ending up with narcissists or falling for someone who needs looking after, it’s not unusual for us to end up in the same kind of toxic relationships again and again. So...

Duration:00:58:28

Woman's Hour: Budget 2021. Toxic Relationships. Theatrical wig maker Angela Cobbin.

10/26/2021
Budget look ahead. Toxic Relationships. Theatrical and TV wig designer Angela Cobbin.

Duration:01:00:00

'Net zero' - what is the general public willing to do to get us there? Challenging online abuse, Suffragette trees

10/25/2021
Last week, a whole new set of climate-related phrases entered the Oxford English Dictionary including global heating, eco-anxiety and net zero. But despite being increasingly used in conversation, do people really know what terms like 'net zero' mean - and what is the general public willing to do to get us there? Prof Becky Willis from Lancaster University set up a research project called the Net Zero Diaries to try and find out. She talks about the latest results along with Pearl, who took...

Duration:00:57:52

Woman's Hour: 'Net zero' - what is the general public willing to do to get us there? Challenging online abuse, Suffragette trees

10/25/2021
What do phrases like 'net zero', global heating and eco-anxiety actually mean?

Duration:01:00:00

Weekend Woman’s Hour: Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny discuss their new novel, the Singer Ella Eyre & the Science of Knitting

10/23/2021
The former presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new book out, “State of Terror”, a political thriller written with the award winning author Louise Penny. The two women were already friends before deciding to pen the novel which features a President who “smells of meat” and appears to resemble Donald Trump and a British Prime Minister who’s “a twit” and seems to have a more than a passing resemblance to Boris Johnson. According to a new survey on mental wellbeing in...

Duration:00:44:30

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny, HPV kits, Aspire to adventure

10/22/2021
The former presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new book out, “State of Terror”, a political thriller written with the award winning author Louise Penny. The two women were already friends before deciding to pen the novel which features a President who “smells of meat” and appears to resemble Donald Trump and a British Prime Minister who’s “a twit” and seems to have a more than a passing resemblance to Boris Johnson. Anita Rani talks to the duo about their collaboration and...

Duration:00:58:16

Woman's Hour: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny, HPV kits, Aspire to adventure

10/22/2021
Hillary Rodham Clinton on her first political thriller written with author Louise Penny.

Duration:01:00:00

Singer Ella Eyre; Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah; Sofie Hagen; Neonatal deaths & stillbirth disparities; Covid & Xmas plans

10/21/2021
Over the summer it's been tempting to think that the pandemic is almost over. But last night, Health Secretary Savid Javid insisted that "life is not back to normal". 49,000 people tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday - levels we haven't seen since the end of last year - and he warned that they could hit 100,000 a day over winter. But despite all this, the government has decided not to implement its so-called Plan B - which would include mandatory mask wearing, working from home and...

Duration:00:57:29

Baroness Ruth Davidson; The science of knitting; Spiking by injection

10/20/2021
Former Scottish Conservative leader – the recently ennobled Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links - will be giving her maiden speech in the House of Lords on Friday as part of a debate on assisted dying. She used to be against amending the law on assisted dying but had a change of heart last year. She explains why to Emma. The Home Secretary Priti Patel has requested an urgent update from the police following a spate of recent cases where women's drinks have been spiked. With multiple reports...

Duration:00:58:24

Dame Eileen Atkins; Equal pay; Harassment in Parliament; Composer Charlotte Bray

10/19/2021
In our final discussion to mark our 75th anniversary we look at the issue of equal pay. This was identified as the area women most want to see change in their daily lives and 70% of those asked said they had experienced inequality in this area. Emma Barnett talks to Baroness Kishwer Falkner who’s head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission which regulates the Equality Act and also to Emma Satyamurti a lawyer leading a group action for equal pay by female staff working in Morrisons. Dame...

Duration:00:57:10

Women pig farmers and mental health. Modern slavery. The cave woman rebuilding her business after Covid.

10/18/2021
According to a new survey on mental wellbeing in agriculture, 58% of women in farming experience anxiety compared to 44% of men. What's the reason behind it? How much impact has Brexit and the pandemic had on the problem? We discuss with Alicia Chivers, Chief Executive of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, and East Yorkshire pig farmer Kate Moore. Conservative MP Sir David Ames, who was killed on Friday had been in Parliament since 1983 . Issues raised by the people he...

Duration:00:58:27

Cush Jumbo, Predatory marriage, Equality in 2021, Tall women and dating, Sexual assault, consent and 'grey areas'

10/16/2021
Cush Jumbo, star of The Good Wife and The Good Fight on her latest role playing Hamlet. Predatory marriage involves a vulnerable adult being led into a marriage, which financially benefits their new spouse. We hear from Daphne Franks, who believes that her mother was a victim of a predatory marriage. Your responses to our poll on equality in 2021. What's it like for tall women when it comes to dating? Comedian Andrea Hubert, and Sarah Ivens, author of Get Real discuss. In her new book Rough,...

Duration:00:45:12

Tall women and dating, Vicky Featherstone on Maryland, Blackfishing, Equality in housework, Keisha the Sket

10/15/2021
The average height of a female in the UK is 5ft 3in. What is life like for women at the other end of the spectrum, especially when it comes to dating? Jessica Creighton is joined by the author of Get Real, Sarah Ivens, who at 6ft would be introduced to dates as 'Queen Kong' or 'Miss Stretchy', and married at 6 ft 3 in in a pair of diamanté heels; and Andrea Hubert, 6ft 1in whose creative comebacks about her height paved the way to her becoming a comedian. Normally it would take a playwright...

Duration:00:58:37

Singer, Sophie Ellis-Bextor; Breast reconstruction delays; Urban hermits; Predatory marriage;

10/14/2021
Sophie Ellis-Bextor has seven albums, five children, a podcast and her Live Kitchen Discos during lockdown were a means of virtual escapism for many, and became weekly moments of united sequined catharsis. She joins Emma to discuss her memoir Spinning Plates: Music, Men, Motherhood and Me. Claudia Webbe, a former Labour MP for Leicester East, who now sits as an independent, was found yesterday guilty of one charge of harassment and is awaiting sentencing. She has vowed to remain an MP while...

Duration:00:58:25