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Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Explorer and Journalist Sarah Begum speaks with key figures, businesses and leaders in the space, aviation and innovative tech industries. Giving us an insight into space exploration, futuristic spacecrafts, sustainable space missions and more, this podcast explains how and why these projects will help the future of mankind on Earth. (Expect the Laugh-Out-Loud moments!)
 
A well-being and cat lover themed podcast that features interviews with wellness professionals. Our guests range from Personal Trainers, Yogis, Life Coaches, Business Owners, Therapy Cat owners, and more. The host Michelle Adams is the founder of Chatty Cats Care, London's professional cat sitting company. To find out more about the podcast and cat care visit our website https://www.chattycatscare.co.uk/ and Facebook and Instagram @chattycatscare
 
Music Hacker is a podcast dedicated to helping musicians understand the brutal truths about the music business so that they can get where they want to go in an ever changing business without being ripped off. Hosted by Gavin Bain - the man that conned the music industry.
 
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'We need to dismantle the patriarchy' is a familiar feminist rallying cry. But Egyptian-American writer and activist Mona Eltahawy believes we should stop just saying it, and start actively defying and disrupting the patriarchy now - with force if necessary. Mona's latest book is The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls. She joins Emma to expla…
 
Former NASA Communicator and Boeing Communications Director Paula Korn shares her experiences from the Golden Age of Space to shaping policies with the United Nations for peaceful and collaborative space endeavours between nations and how that will reflect what humanity in space would look like. Paula is currently writing a book, 'On Mars: The Firs…
 
How domestic workers in the Middle East are using the video sharing app TikTok to raise awareness of abuse. Louise Donovan from the Fuller Project tells us how she found these women and why they are turning to TikTok.Dodie has just released her debut album Build A Problem. At just 26 she has already made a name for herself as a singer and a writer …
 
Tracey Emin was one of the leading figures of the Young British Artists movement of the 1990s. She has recently undergone radical surgery to treat bladder cancer. For her latest exhibition - The Loneliness of the Soul – she has selected masterpieces by Edvard Munch to show alongside her most recent paintings. Mental health blogger and author of ‘F*…
 
India remains in the grip of a Covid crisis with record numbers of cases being reported every day. Oxygen and vaccines are running out and hospitals are overwhelmed. Save The Children has warned it could be facing thousands of additional deaths among children under five and an increase in maternal deaths, as hospitals and clinics are directing most…
 
In 2016 Mia Ayliffe Chung was killed at a remote farmworkers’ hostel while backpacking in Australia. What she didn’t realise at the time and what her mum Rosie Ayliffe later discovered was backpackers like Mia were exposed to widespread exploitation including sexual harassment, inadequate health and safety and substandard living conditions. Since M…
 
Tracey Emin was one of the leading figures of the Young British Artists movement of the 1990s. Hers is a uniquely provocative, confessional style which confronts issues such as trauma of abortion, rape, alcoholism and sexual history. Her famous artworks include: Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 and she came to greater prominence in 1999 wi…
 
This week Michelle speaks with Chris Hudson and Shelly Hail the Artists and Founders of Crazy Cat Lady Ceramics, which started in 2013 with the mission to help people celebrate the joy animals bring into their lives. They are our family members, companions, and often best friends. Every product is hand-made and, an original work of art. They make t…
 
Fertility rates around the world are declining. It's partly through choice, as couples decide to have smaller families. But it's also the case that sperm levels among men in Western countries have halved in the past 40 years. . So what's going on? Shanna Swan, a Professor of Environmental Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York thinks we should be payi…
 
In this episode of Spaced Out! Partner of Space Advisors and Author of 'Space Is Open For Business', 'Robert Jacobson talks about the future of humanity in space from spaced based solar power to artificial gravity, why now is the best time to invest in space ventures and his thoughts on the human side of the business. Watch the full video on Youtub…
 
Have you always wanted to get on a bike, but something is holding you back? This is the programme for you, presented by Melanie Abbott. If you're completely new to cycling, there's no doubt it's intimidating on the roads. It's definitely worth sharpening up your road sense and many local councils now offer bike training courses. In East London, Bik…
 
Today if you are a woman you are likely to live into your eighties. But what to do with those extra couple of decades? Dawn French is best known for her comedy and acting and is now an author long listed for the Women’s Prize. She talks about reinvention and still being relevant at any age.Kate Wilson talks about her court case against the Metropol…
 
Anita Rani talks to Boss Morris the all-female Morris dancing team based in Gloucester who'll be marking May Day by leading a livestreamed dance. We hear from Bletchley Park veteran Betty Webb and discuss the issue of female football commentary and whether it needs to should become more critical as the success of the game develops. Around 15 Britis…
 
Arlene Foster, First Minister of Northern Ireland and leader of the DUP, has stood down. She was the first woman and the youngest person to hold both jobs. In her resignation announcement she said that her election as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party broke a glass ceiling, and she also spoke about the trolling she's received. We discuss what…
 
Emma Barnett talks to Dawn French about her fourth novel "Because of You" which has been longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and we'll find out later today if it's made the shortlist. She'll also be talking about the post-menopausal years when women often say they feel invisible, afraid of change, unemployable or just plain 'past it'. If y…
 
This week Michelle speaks with Melanie Torres, she is a wellness influencer, yoga instructor, and founder of the healthy lifestyle blog Headstands and Heels. By sharing a positive approach to wellness, she hopes to encourage women to priortise their well-being through simple healthy habits, mindfulness, and self-care. Melanie is a pup mum to two go…
 
CEO of Orbit Fab and Deep Space Industries, Daniel Faber is on a mission to mine asteroids and launch humanity into a sustainable existence in the vastness of space. We talk all about the economics and the practicalities of space mining as well as creating the first job in space. But that's not all, in two months time, Daniel is launching the first…
 
We now know that Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe has been sentenced to another year in an Iranian prison, plus she's banned from travelling abroad. This time she's charged with spreading propaganda. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, has not seen his wife since her initial imprisonment in 2016 and is living in London with their six year old daughter Gabriel…
 
New research out today from the charity Breast Cancer Now, indicates that training breast care nurses to deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - or CBT - can be effective in alleviating the distressing menopausal symptoms that some women experience as a result of breast cancer treatment. Emma discusses with Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive of Breast …
 
Special episode of Spaced Out! on NASA for Space Channel speaking with NASA's Chief Scientist Dr. Jim Green and Chief Associate Scientist for Microgravity, Dr. Tara Ruttley about the Mars Perseverance Rover mission, 3D printing in Space, the effects of the human body in microgravity and the latest scientific missions coming out of NASA. Watch the f…
 
We hear from former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard who is working to help children from developing countries get a quality education. Josephine Kamara and Selina Nkoile are Youth Leaders for Global Partnership for Education and are campaigning to keep girls in education. Pauline Black, lead singer of ska band The Selecter talks about her…
 
In 'Come Fly the World', journalist Julia Cooke explores the history and legacy of Pan Am, one of the world’s most iconic airlines. Julia focuses on the adventurous lives and careers of the international jet-age stewardesses of Pan Am – a job which no longer exists - who were expected to fit a specific physical profile, speak multiple languages and…
 
Angela Merkel steps down as Chancellor or Prime minister of Germany in September. Nicknamed Mutti or mummy she has held the top job since 2005 so her departure is a huge shift at a challenging time in global and national politics. All eyes are focused on possible successors and one candidate in the frame is Annalena Baerbock. On Monday, the Green P…
 
Vanessa Frake worked in the prison service for 27 years. For 16 of those years she was the head of security and operations at the notorious male prison Wormwood Scrubs. Her career saw her cross paths with some of Britain's most notorious criminals. She was the main officer responsible for serial killer Rose West whilst she awaited trial, she was ma…
 
This week Michelle speaks with Thomas Gudgeon, he has a background in working as an events account manager for a luxury boutique hotel. However, since the onset pandemic, Tom was furloughed and later made redundant like so many thousands of people right now. But during the lockdown, Tom made a spontaneous yet, amazing purchase of an adorable kitten…
 
With the surge in people getting dogs during lockdown, Emily Dean, broadcaster and host of ‘Walking The Dog with Emily Dean’ joins Anita to discuss her shih-tzu called Raymond, the trend for ‘pandemic puppies’ and the unique relationship between women and their dogs.Newspaper reports from the weekend suggest that Prince Charles, Harry, William and …
 
The original rude girl and ‘Queen of Ska’ Pauline Black was working as a radiographer when she came to prominence in the late 1970s as the lead singer of the 2 Tone ska revival band The Selecter. Pauline joins Anita to talk about being the only girl on tour alongside The Specials and Madness, expressing herself as a young black woman through music,…
 
Actor and writer Dame Maureen Lipman recently lost Guido Castro, her partner of more than thirteen years, having already been widowed in 2004 when her husband Jack Rosenthal died after 30 years of marriage. She tells us how you come to terms with such a loss after so long.Why do some people live in vans? Is it to save money to put down a deposit on…
 
Imelda May is an Irish singer/songwriter discovered by Jools Holland when she supported him on tour and subsequently appeared on Later ... with Jools Holland in 2008. She was the queen of rockabilly, with a Fifties-style frock, trademark quiff – and a voice compared to legendary blues singers such as Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. The quiff is l…
 
A woman who won a settlement from the Catholic Church after reporting the abuse she suffered, is now launching a personal injury claim against Westminster Diocese. It's because of a series of emails which she says describe her as needy, manipulative and a bully. She explains to Woman's Hour what she wants to achieve. A legal challenge began in the …
 
This was initially a conversation about stardust which turned into a full episode of Spaced Out! In this episode, Graham takes me on a trip through the science of stars, astrobiology and its place in the universe, consciousness, the future of biotech and more all with a cosmic twist! Watch the full video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/OILEZacbVlY…
 
Emma Barnett talks to the former cabinet minister Owen Paterson about the suicide of his wife Rose and the charity he's founded in her memory. Evy Cohen talks about Prince Philip and how his mother Princess Alice saved her family from the Holocaust, Georgia Elliot-Smith asks if we should stop shaming women about waste and recyling and as Sikhs and …
 
*Content warnings: This episode contains a mention of domestic violence* This week Michelle speaks with Nova Barton founder of Nova Coaching, she is originally from West London, but now resides in a small mining village in the Rhondda Valleys and this has been her home with her son for the past 4 years. Nova has worked for over twenty years in the …
 
Baroness Shirley Williams has died at the age of 90. She was a titan of British politics and a true trailblazer for women. She appeared on Woman's Hour many times and so we remember her by listening to the archive. We also speak to her good friend, Baroness Julia Neuberger.What do you do if you've just had a baby and you've been called for jury ser…
 
Shepherdess Amanda Owen & the academic Clare Eglin talk about why women tend to feel colder than men. We talk to Clare Balding about Rachael Blackmore the first woman to win the Grand National this weekend. As lockdown eases and the shops reopen, we talk to the Executive Director of John Lewis Pippa Wicks and Andria Zafirakou who won a million doll…
 
The 2011 Census found that 6.5 million people in the UK are carers and provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, older or disabled family member, friend or partner. It found that women are more likely to be carers than men, with 58% of carers being female and 42% male. Emily Holzhausen, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Carers UK and Alys…
 
A parliamentary report into body image has just been published. The Women's and Equalities Committee has been looking into why so many people feel dissatisfied about the way they look. They did a survey which said that 61% is adults and 66% of children feel bad about how they look most of the time. They wanted to find out whether certain groups are…
 
Writer and singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn has a new book out, My Rock 'n' Roll Friend. The friend in question is Lindy Morrison. They first met backstage at the Lyceum in London in 1983 when Tracey was 20, insecure, shy, just starting out in the music business. Lindy, ten years older than Tracey, was drummer for an Australian band, The Go-Betweens.…
 
As we begin to emerge from lockdown, what are the similarities with the ‘Roaring 20s’ 100 years ago when Britain, having survived the Spanish Flu and the Great War, became a hedonistic playground? Will this time create a need for crowds, parties, touch, and an urge to ‘get out and enjoy life’? Jessica Fellowes, author of Mitford Murders crime serie…
 
*Content Warnings: This episode contains a mention of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Suicide* This week Michelle speaks with Vanessa Wallace. She is an emotional well-being coach and psychotherapist. Having come into recovery herself in 2001 from some serious mental health issues and addiction, she has made it her mission to help others recove…
 
What do you do, when your mother is in a spot of bother? You run to help…of course! That’s the situation the Countryfile and former One Show presenter Matt Baker found himself in last summer, when his mum Janice had a serious accident with some sheep, and was unable to continue with the day to day running of the family farm in the Durham Hills. The…
 
Inspired by her childhood in York, Emma Robertson, Senior Lecturer in History at La Trobe University, Australia explores chocolate and the history of imperial exploitation, sexism and racism in her study ‘Chocolate, Women and Empire: a Social and Cultural History’. Emma talks about the ‘ordinary’ women positioned at the two key stages of production…
 
Sarah speaks with NASA's Chief Scientist Dr. Jim Green and NASA's Chief Associate Scientist for Microgravity Dr. Tara Ruttley about some of NASA's Scientific breakthroughs from the recent Perseverance landing on Mars to what happens to the human body in microgravity and the future of scientific experiments in space. Find out more in this exciting a…
 
It’s nearly 30 years since Sharon Stone starred in Basic Instinct, with the famous uncrossing-of-legs scene. In 2001, after adopting her first child, she suffered a stroke and almost died. In an exclusive interview with Emma Barnett she talks about her autobiography - The Beauty of Living Twice. This summer, students in England will receive A-level…
 
It’s exams season coming up. This summer, students will receive A-level and GCSE results based on their teachers’ predictions, after exams were cancelled for the second year in a row due to the pandemic. Teachers will be required to compile evidence to substantiate their predicted grades. Ministers have insisted that this year's grading system is t…
 
It’s nearly thirty years since Sharon Stone was in the film Basic Instinct, with the famous uncrossing-of-legs scene. She really wanted the role but only got it after twelve other actresses turned it down. After Basic Instinct more films followed including Casino alongside Robert De Niro. In 2001, after adopting her first child, she suffered a stro…
 
Continuing our look at what’s being reported as “rape culture” in schools, we talk about the impact of pornography on young people and its effect on relationships and sex. Emma Barnett talks to Dr Fiona Vera-Gray from Durham University and Cindy Gallop founder of MakeLoveNotPorn. We hear from the thriller writer Erin Kelly who talks about her lates…
 
This week Michelle speaks with Solomon Smith the founder of Brixton Soup Kitchen, a community space for homeless people and people in desperate need. The Soup Kitchen provides people with food, drinks, companionship, advice, and much more on a weekly basis. Solomon started feeding the homeless at the tender age of 7 years old, which is when he reco…
 
Emma Barnett talks to Jessica Moxham about her memoir "The Cracks that Let the Light in: What I learned from my disabled son." Also to Noof Al Maadeed and Rothna Begum about life for women in Qatar and the issue of male guardianship and the former Director of Public Prosecutions Lord Macdonald and Harriet Wistritch from the Centre for Womens Justic…
 
There are widespread allegations of peer to peer misogyny, harassment, abuse and assault of girls in schools. This eruption - which has been bubbling since last week - has been described as the potential me too moment for schools - as pupils flock to a website called Everyone's Invited which was set up last year as a place where victims can post an…
 
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