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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.

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London, United Kingdom

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Women

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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

ABBA Voyage, rape disclosure, Katie Hickman, cost of living, women of colour & racism in the workplace

5/26/2022
Amongst all his other difficulties, Boris Johnson has promised to improve the outcome for rape victims, saying he will fix the system. It was a pledge made after the murder of Sarah Everard. Today, long awaited guidelines on evidence in trials have been published which campaigners say will do just the opposite. They'll deter women from coming forward because police and prosecutors will STILL be allowed to ask for personal records like medical and therapy notes and even school reports. We...

Duration:00:56:52

Woman's Hour: ABBA Voyage, rape disclosure, Katie Hickman, cost of living, women of colour & racism in the workplace

5/26/2022
Forty years since their last concert, ABBA are once again performing.

Duration:01:00:00

Roxanne Tahbaz, Mina Smallman, Amara Okereke on playing Eliza Doolittle

5/25/2022
It has been just over two months since Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori returned to the UK from detention in Iran, and were reunited with their families. But for the family of London born businessman and wildlife conservationist Morad Tahbaz it’s been a different story. The family said they expected their father to be part of the same deal but he was only released on furlough and swiftly returned to prison. His daughter Roxanne Tahbaz joins Emma. On yesterday’s programme...

Duration:00:55:35

Woman's Hour: Roxanne Tahbaz, Mina Smallman, Amara Okereke on playing Eliza Doolittle

5/25/2022
Roxanne Tahbaz speaks to Emma about her father's detention in Iran.

Duration:01:00:00

Woman's Hour: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe talks to Emma Barnett

5/24/2022
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe tells her own story, exclusively to Emma Barnett.

Duration:01:00:00

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe talks to Emma Barnett

5/23/2022
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe talks for the first time to Emma Barnett for this special Woman’s Hour programme. In this exclusive interview she reveals the full story of her imprisonment in Iran. Nazanin explains how she survived solitary confinement, how the love of her daughter kept her alive and what Prime Minster Boris Johnson told her about the real reason for her imprisonment. Nazanin was arrested in April 2016 after visiting her parents in Iran with her 21 month-old daughter Gabriella, on...

Duration:00:53:52

Mary Anning statue, Sean O'Neill and daughter's death from ME, Social care

5/23/2022
This month, the health secretary announced a new plan to tackle ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in England. Woman’s Hour is joined by Sean O’Neill, a senior writer for the Times, whose eldest daughter Maeve, passed away last October at the age of 27, after suffering from ME since she was a teenager. Emma also talks to Dr Charles Shepherd, medical advisor to the ME Association. ITV's reality TV show Love Island has dropped its fast fashion sponsors for more sustainable, preloved fashion for...

Duration:00:58:09

Woman's Hour: Mary Anning statue, Sean O'Neill and daughter's death from ME, Social care

5/23/2022
Sean O'Neill on the death of his eldest daughter Maeve from ME.

Duration:01:00:00

Weekend Woman’s Hour: Siobhan McSweeney, Anne-Marie Duff, Mel C

5/21/2022
Do you know much about nuns? Many people don’t, but some nuns in the US are turning to social media to bring religion into the 21st century. Sister Monica Clare from the Community of St John the Baptist went viral on Tik Tok after followers wanted to know her skin routine - now she answers people’s questions about being a nun. She joins Krupa as does Siobhan McSweeney, who plays fictional Sister Michael in Derry Girls to talk all about nuns. Actor Anne-Marie Duff talks to Emma about her new...

Duration:00:57:02

Woman's Hour: Weekend Woman’s Hour: Siobhan McSweeney, Anne-Marie Duff, Mel C

5/21/2022
The actor who plays Sister Michael in Derry Girls joins us.

Duration:01:00:00

US singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman, Laura Bates, Menstrual leave/abortion reform in Spain, Feminine power & goddesses

5/20/2022
It’s been ten years since the writer and activist Laura Bates founded the Everyday Sexism project, giving a platform to thousands of women to document their everyday experiences of sexism, harassment and assault. In her new book, ‘Fix the System Not the Women’ she argues we have wasted decades telling women and girls how to fix things, how to fix themselves, how to stay safe, it hasn’t worked because women were never the problem in the first place. She is calling for systematic reform of our...

Duration:00:54:27

Woman's Hour: US singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman, Laura Bates, Menstrual leave/abortion reform in Spain, Feminine power & goddesses

5/20/2022
Two-time Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman sings live in the Woman's Hour studio.

Duration:01:00:00

Actor Anne Marie Duff, Chinese feminism, the story of Henrietta Howard

5/19/2022
Actor Anne Marie Duff talks to Emma Barnett playing a working class matriarch in a new play that spans five decades of the lives, and deaths, of the Webster family. Last September 19, 2021, Sophia Huang Xueqin, the Chinese journalist who kick-started China’s #MeToo movement, disappeared. We find out what has happened to her from BBC Eye journalist Jessie Lau who's been investigating her disappearance,. Plus writer and journalist Lijia Zhang explains what it's like to be a feminist in China....

Duration:00:57:49

Woman's Hour: Actor Anne Marie Duff, Chinese feminism, the story of Henrietta Howard

5/19/2022
Actor Anne Marie Duff. Chinese feminism. Who was Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk?

Duration:01:00:00

Helen Fitzgerald, Abortion Clinic Harassment, Nuns and Juliet Stevenson on Acting Your Age

5/18/2022
Helen Fitzgerald grew up in rural Australia as one of 13 siblings. Her new novel Keep Her Sweet looks at what happens when 'normal' sibling rivalry turns into something else. She joins Krupa to explain why she's so fascinated by the dark corners of family life. When was the last time you saw a nun? It feels like a very old-fashioned vocation – and there are less and less in the public eye now. But some nuns in the US are turning to Tik Tok to bring religion into the 21st century through...

Duration:00:57:56

Kate Rusby, Gay Women and Sport, Motor Racing

5/17/2022
Kate Rusby is one of the UK’s leading folk singers. She joins Andrea Catherwood to talk about her latest album 30: Happy Returns. She's collaborated with musicians such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, K. T. Tunstall and Richard Hawley to sing new versions of her old songs and to celebrate thirty years of making music. The footballer Jake Daniels has come out as gay. He's the first current male professional footballer to do so, which shows you how unusual it is. So, is it harder to be yourself in...

Duration:00:54:46

Girl Bands, Period Tracking Apps, Couples Therapy

5/16/2022
After Little Mix said goodbye to their fans with their final show on Saturday before going on hiatus, it seems that for the first time in decades, Britain is without a major girl band. Emma is joined by Melanie Chisholm from the Spice Girls and music journalist, Jacqueline Springer. We discuss recent work from home data with Dr Jane Parry, Associate Professor of work and employment at Southampton Business school and Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff. In the wake of the tragic killings of...

Duration:00:56:57

Weekend Woman's Hour: Emeli Sandé, Abi Morgan, Sophie Willan

5/14/2022
Emeli Sandé is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters - with 19 million singles sold; including three number one singles, six million albums and four BRIT awards. Emeli joins Emma to discuss her music and career. How are disabled children being affected by the war in Ukraine? There are claims that thousands have been forgotten and abandoned in institutions unable to look after them. The human rights organisation, Disability Rights International, has carried out an investigation. Their...

Duration:00:55:43

Alice Urbach, Your children's friends, Katrina and The Waves

5/13/2022
‘Alice’s Book’ by Karina Urbach tells the story of Karina's grandmother Alice Urbach. Before the Second World War Alice wrote a cookbook called Cooking the Viennese Way! but when books by Jewish authors couldn't be distributed, Alice was taken off it. Karina talks about her family history, intellectual theft by the Nazis and her mission to restore Alice Urbach’s name to her cookbook. The Taliban have ruled that Afghan women will have to wear the full face veil for the first time in decades....

Duration:00:57:20

Michelle Kholos Brooks, Monica McWilliams, Mandy Garner, Cecilia Floren, Sophie Willan

5/12/2022
H*tler’s Tasters is a dark comedy about the young women who have the “honour” of being Adolf Hitler’s food tasters. The play explores the way girls navigate sexuality, friendship, patriotism, and poison during the Third Reich. Emma Barnett talks to its award winning playwright, Michelle Kholos Brooks After a record number of women are elected to Stormont we talk to Monica McWilliams an academic, peace activist, human rights defender and former politician who co-founded the Women’s Coalition...

Duration:00:57:27