BBC Woman's Hour: Daily Podcasts

Woman's Hour: Daily Podcasts

Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey. Find out more at
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27 Episodes
1 – 20

Female history in 101 objects, Big hair, Toilet training and schools, Primodos

A parliamentary committee has issued a new and scathing report about Primodos - a pregnancy test drug issued by doctors between the1950s and 1970s. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests says claims there is no proven link between Primodos and babies being born with malformations is “factually…
1 Mar 7AM 57 min

Alabama IVF, Porn series, Tattoos

Both Republicans and Democrats in the US state of Alabama are trying to find a legal solution that would protect access to IVF treatment, after a court ruling cast doubt on its future. Alabama's Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that frozen embryos have the same rights as children. Jenny…
29 Feb 6AM 58 min

Nadine Shah, Vivian Oparah, Baby loss certificates, Amber Heard trolling

Through her songs, the Mercury prize nominated singer/songwriter Nadine Shah has explored mental health, Islamophobia, the refugee crisis and feminism. The subject matter of her last album, Kitchen Sink, included themes of fertility, tradition and identity told through the stories of women at different stages of their lives. Now Nadine’s latest…
27 Feb 7AM 53 min

Actor Samantha Morton, Mary Beard, Leap year proposals

The twice Oscar-nominated actor Samantha Morton has just received the Bafta Fellowship: a lifetime achievement award which recognises an outstanding contribution to film and television. She grew up in the social care system and began working in film and television at the age of 13. In a moving speech at…
26 Feb 7AM 58 min

Kelsey Parker, 'Sharenting', Maternity leave

It has been almost two years since the death of The Wanted star Tom Parker after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 2020 aged 33. His wife, Kelsey Parker, announced last month that, after a lot of reflection, it was time to take off her wedding rings…
23 Feb 6AM 57 min


Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
22 Feb 6AM 57 min

Tracey Crouch MP, Author Kiley Reid

Former government minister Tracey Crouch has joined the list of MPs who’ve said they won’t be standing at the next general election. She won the former Labour seat of Chatham and Aylesford in 2010 and has turned it into a healthy majority of more than 18,000 for the Conservatives. A…
20 Feb 6AM 57 min

Aisling Bea, Profile of Yulia Navalnaya, Carmen Smith, Wellness v stoicism

The comedy and acting star Aisling Bea grew up in County Kildare in Ireland and in 2011 became the first woman for 20 years to win the prestigious stand-up competition So You Think You’re Funny? Her Bafta-winning sitcom This Way Up firmly established her as a presence to be reckoned…
19 Feb 6AM 57 min

Lorraine Kelly, Paralympian Lauren Rowles, Chief Constable Sarah Crew

Lorraine Kelly CBE has been described as the queen of morning television. Now after a lifetime of wanting to, she has written her first novel, The Island Swimmer, a story of family secrets, island communities and overcoming fear. Lorraine joins Anita Rani to discuss her novel, her life and her…
17 Feb 11AM 56 min

Lorraine Kelly, Actor and boxer Kali Reis, Presenter Gemma Cairney

Lorraine Kelly CBE has been described as the queen of morning television. She joined TV-am as their Scottish correspondent in 1984 and, save for a brief maternity leave 30 years ago, has barely left the schedules since - for the last 14 as host of ITV’s Lorraine. Now after a…
16 Feb 6AM 58 min

Joanne Froggatt and Dr Rachel Clarke, Minette Batters, NFU, Israel/Gaza war

A forthcoming three-part ITV drama Breathtaking, set in a fictionalised London hospital, tells the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic through the eyes of Acute Medical Consultant Dr Abbey Henderson. The series is based on Dr Rachel Clarke’s book of the same name. She worked on Covid wards and is…
13 Feb 6AM 59 min

Bryony Gordon, Israel-Gaza war, Chief Constable Sarah Crew

Four years ago, Avon and Somerset Police offered Channel 4 unprecedented access to its Counter Corruption Unit, the people who police the police. The result is a three-part documentary series called To Catch A Copper. Emma Barnett speaks to Sarah Crew, Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police, about why…
12 Feb 6AM 59 min
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