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

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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

Weekend Woman's Hour: The law on abortion, Aparna Sen, Being lesbian in the military

7/2/2022
The overturning by the US Supreme Court of the landmark Roe v Wade ruling has prompted many of you to get in touch to share your reactions and experiences. But what does the law in the UK say about a woman’s right to an abortion? We hear from Professor Fiona De Londras, the Chair of Global Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. Aparna Sen is one of India's best loved and most successful film directors. Her career has spanned 40 years and she's explored issues around mental health, sexual...

Duration:00:56:51

Woman's Hour: Weekend Woman's Hour: The law on abortion, Aparna Sen, Being lesbian in the military

7/2/2022
What does the law say on abortion in the UK? And is there a chance that it might change?

Duration:01:00:00

Aparna Sen, Midwives, Marged Sion

7/1/2022
Aparna Sen joins us in the studio. She's one of India's best loved and most successful film directors. Her career has spanned 40 years and she's explored issues around mental health, sexual abuse and infidelity. Aparna is in England for the London Indian Film Festival. The number of NHS midwives in England has fallen by over 600 in a year, according to figures by the Royal College of Midwives. We talk to Birte Harlev-lam from the Royal College of Midwives, as well as a midwife in the West...

Duration:00:57:51

Woman's Hour: Aparna Sen, Midwives, Marged Sion

7/1/2022
Aparna Sen, one of India's best-loved and most successful film directors.

Duration:01:00:00

Annie Lord, Menovests, Roe v Wade, The Fellowship

6/30/2022
How do you heal and get through a break up? Annie Lord is Vogue’s dating columnist. She joins Emma Barnett to talk about her debut book, Notes on Heartbreak. A candid exploration of the best and worst of love, she talks about nursing a broken heart and her own attempts to move on in the current dating climate; from disastrous rebound sex to sending ill-advised nudes, stalking your ex’s new girlfriend and the sharp indignity of being ghosted. The overturning by the US Supreme Court of the...

Duration:01:06:41

Woman's Hour: Annie Lord, Menovests, Roe v Wade, The Fellowship

6/30/2022
Vogue's dating columnist Annie Lord on her debut, Notes on Heartbreak.

Duration:01:00:00

Ghislaine Maxwell sentencing, Minister for Justice in Ireland, Dame Deborah James, Trans sport, music education

6/29/2022
Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping former financier Jeffrey Epstein abuse young girls. We speak to Equality Lawyer Georgina Calvert Lee about her statement in court where she said she empathised with the victims, and hoped her prison sentence would allow them "peace and finality". The killing of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, County Offaly in Ireland in January 2022 sparked a huge public outcry, and has been seen as a watershed moment in how the country...

Duration:00:57:41

Woman's Hour: Ghislaine Maxwell sentencing, Minister for Justice in Ireland, Dame Deborah James, Trans sport, music education

6/29/2022
Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in a US prison.

Duration:01:00:00

Andrea Prudente, Zara Aleena, Women in Science, Loo queues at festivals

6/28/2022
An American pregnant woman who was on holiday in Malta this month couldn't get an induced medical miscarriage when she needed it because of the country's strict abortion laws. Andrea Prudente ended up going to Mallorca to get treatment, where she’s recovering in a hotel. She joined Emma. Zara Aleena, 35, was assaulted as she walked home in East London in the early hours of Sunday. The Met Police believe she was the victim of an "opportunist stranger attack". She died later in hospital. Emma...

Duration:00:57:56

Woman's Hour: Andrea Prudente, Zara Aleena, Women in Science, Loo queues at festivals

6/28/2022
The US woman treated in Spain after being refused an abortion in Malta.

Duration:01:00:00

Being lesbian in the military, Roe v Wade overturned, Shireen Abu Aqla

6/27/2022
Dame Kelly Holmes came out as a lesbian last week. The Olympic champion served in the army in the late 1980’s, when you could face prison for being gay as a member of the military. Dame Kelly spoke of her worry that she would still face consequences if she were to let her sexuality be known. It wasn’t until 2000 that a ban on being gay and serving in the Army, Navy or RAF was lifted. Emma Riley was discharged from the Royal Navy in 1993 for being a lesbian, she joins Emma in the studio...

Duration:00:58:16

Woman's Hour: Being lesbian in the military, Roe v Wade overturned, Shireen Abu Aqla

6/27/2022
Lesbians used to be banned from serving in the armed forces - what's the situation now?

Duration:01:00:00

On Weekend Woman’s Hour: Kate Bush, Olivia Harrison, Amanda Blanc, Althea Gibson, frozen embryos and women in comedy

6/25/2022
In a world exclusive, Kate Bush speaks to Emma Barnett about being discovered by a new generation and making it to number 1 in the UK singles charts 44 years after her first chart-topper Wuthering Heights. Running Up That Hill was first released in 1985 and its use in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things has made Kate Bush a social media and streaming sensation. The physical and emotional challenges of in vitro fertilisation, or IVF, never fade from your memory - whatever the outcome. But...

Duration:00:56:59

Althea Gibson, Bill of Rights, Sexual assault at festivals, Miscarriage & stroke, Viking Festival - Up Helly Aa

6/24/2022
On Wednesday the government announced plans to create a new ‘Bill of Rights’ to Parliament, that will replace the current Human Rights Act. It argues that these reforms will ‘reinforce freedom of speech, enable us to deport more foreign offenders and better protect the public from dangerous criminals’. But organisations that work with female victims of crime say this is a direct attack on women’s rights. They say the Human Rights Act is an important weapon when it comes to victims and...

Duration:00:56:59

Decisions about embryos, Female wildlife rangers, Amanda Blanc, Nude images and teens

6/23/2022
The physical and emotional challenges of in vitro fertilisation, or IVF, never fade from your memory - whatever the outcome. But what happens when you have been lucky enough to have a child or children and you still have frozen embryos in storage you are sure you will not use. None of the choices you face are easy – to donate to another couple in need, or to science, to let them be discarded or continue to preserve them. We hear from Alison Murdoch, Professor of Reproductive Medicine at...

Duration:00:57:02

Kate Bush, Lynn Fitch, Cost of living, Electroconvulsive therapy

6/22/2022
In a world exclusive, today Kate Bush gives Emma Barnett her reaction to being discovered by a new generation and making it to number 1 in the UK singles charts 44 years after her first chart-topper Wuthering Heights. Running Up That Hill was first released in 1985 and its use in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things has made Kate Bush a social media and streaming sensation. We also speak to Caitlin Moran about how rare it is to hear from Kate and why she is inspired by her songs. A report...

Duration:00:57:06

Celebrating midwinter in sub-Antarctic. Olivia Harrison on celebrating her husband though poetry.

6/21/2022
As we celebrate the summer solstice on the other side of the world it's the shortest day or mid-winter. For the first time the British Antarctic Survey have an all-female team wintering on Bird Island in the sub-Antarctic. Midwinter is a moment of celebration for the teams on sites. The Bird Island Research Station Leader, Imogen Lloyd, joins Emma to tell her about the work they're doing. Olivia Harrison has penned a book of poetry called "Came the Lightening" to celebrate her husband,...

Duration:00:58:49

#MeToo in Comedy, Prom Dresses, Crowd Surfing

6/20/2022
The comedians Katherine Ryan and Sara Pascoe have been making headlines in recent weeks following comments they made on Katherine’s new TV show. Both revealed instances when they’ve worked with men they believe to be predatory and despite complaining these men have not been reprimanded. Emma is joined by Kathryn Roberts who quit comedy because of her experiences and also by Chloe Petts who will be performing her show Transience at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. School proms return this...

Duration:00:57:38

Weekend Woman's Hour: The Whyte Review into British Gymnastics, Lea Ypi, Rosie Kinchen on horticultural therapy

6/18/2022
Following a two-year investigation into bullying, abuse and discrimination the Whyte Review into British Gymnastics is finally published. We hear from ex-gymnast Claire Heafford, co-founder and campaign director of Gymnasts 4 Change, and Sarah Moore, lawyer and partner at Hausfeld who are acting on behalf of 38 former elite gymnasts against British Gymnastics in relation to allegations of abuse. In her prize-winning memoir, Free: Coming of Age at the End of History, Lea Ypi describes what it...

Duration:00:56:49

The Whyte Review into British Gymnastics, Women’s Health Ambassador, the Future of Cars

6/17/2022
Following a two year investigation into bullying, abuse and discrimination the Whyte Review into British Gymnastics is finally published. We hear from ex-gymnast Claire Heafford, co-founder and campaign director of Gymnasts 4 Change, and Sarah Moore, lawyer and partner at Hausfeld who are acting on behalf of 38 former elite gymnasts against British Gymnastics in relation to allegations of abuse. It’s has just been announced that Professor Dame Lesley Regan has been appointed as the first...

Duration:00:57:38