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Join noted author & pundit Molly Jong-Fast for irreverent humor that cuts right to the heart of our politics today as she discusses the top political headlines with some of today’s best minds. Known for being one of the few interviewers in politics to cut through the talking points, Molly reveals the personalities and issues tearing the country apart. She asks the questions no one else does, and gets the answers even her guests didn’t expect to give – and exactly what you want to know. Tune ...
 
The Curious One is a platform to dive deep; it is a space to meaningfully converse and an opportunity to ask the questions that delve below the surface of our everyday. I am fascinated by people and the inner workings of individuality. Join me - The Curious One - as I engage with authentic beings and discover the truths, motivations, and lessons behind their stories. May you be inspired, may you be curious, and may you learn more about yourself as we learn about others!
 
The You don’t look like an Engineer podcast aims to provide a communication channel that inspires change in an old system by raising awareness, sharing collective experiences, and humanising a seemingly robotic profession. We want to share more about our personal experience in a male-dominated industry, and the lessons we have learned through our professional and personal journey; but more importantly, provide you with a different perspective of what STEM is all about. We also interview some ...
 
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Helena Bonham Carter is one of our best known actors – she’s played everyone from Princess Margaret in The Crown and Elizabeth the Queen Mother in The King's Speech, to Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films, and more recently Enola Holmes’ formidable mother in the Netflix films with Milly Bobby Brown. Helena is now taking on a very differen…
 
The Atlantic’s Ronald Brownstein gives us an overview of how the 218th Congress will play out. NBC political analyst Susan Del Percio talks about the Republican Party’s descent into chaos. And The Washington Post’s Danielle Allen previews her year-long project reporting on how we can repair our broken democracy. See omnystudio.com/listener for priv…
 
Actor and comedian, Emily Atack has decided to stand up against the men who cyber-flash her daily. Having received unsolicited, unwanted, abusive messages, dick pics and crude images for years she has made a documentary “Emily Atack: Asking for it?” for BBC 2. Emily joins Nuala to discuss why men do this and why she's chosen to speak about it publi…
 
Hilary Grime’s daughter Phoebe, a student at Newcastle university, took her own life in June 2021. Hilary has since come together with other bereaved families to form the Learn Network with the aim of preventing future deaths of students by suicide. One of their first targets is to ask the government to legislate for a statutory duty of care for st…
 
Sen. Tammy Baldwin tells us the next steps to we need to take to expand health care in America. The Daily Beast’s Sam Brodey talks about the recent Congressional committee assignments and the chaos they are bound to unleash. Plus Michael Weiss of Yahoo News fills us in on the implications of Biden sending tanks to Ukraine. See omnystudio.com/listen…
 
Lesley Paterson is a five times world champion triathlete. She’s also a successful screenwriter, who has just been nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film All Quiet on the Western Front. It’s taken her sixteen years to get the film made. A woman no stranger to endurance, she explains how she used her prize money …
 
During World War Two, a house in Tynemouth was used as a sanctuary for more than 20 Jewish girls fleeing Nazi persecution. They had come to the UK on the Kindertransport. After a BBC investigation, a blue plaque will be unveiled there today, Holocaust Memorial Day, celebrating the house's forgotten past and those that found sanctuary there. Two of …
 
Former Senator Al Franken tells us about the message the GOP should have received from the last election—a message which they are continuing to ignore. Senator Chris Murphy (CT) recounts the truly unexpected discoveries he made at the U.S.-Mexico border. And Washington Post White House economics reporter Jeff Stein tells us about the less frequentl…
 
The Woman's Hour Power List for 2023 is here! Last year was a game-changer for the visibility and perception of women in sport in this country and we want to showcase inspirational women – both on and off the field – who are spearheading and building on this momentum to elevate women’s sport. We need your suggestions! The chair of judges Jessica Cr…
 
The conservatives and Labour party appear to be agreed on one issue on the political agenda – that is childcare. Both parties realise it will be a key battleground in the general election with polling suggesting it is of particular concern in some of the red wall seat which the conservatives need to hold onto if they are to stay in government. The …
 
Rep. Ruben Gallego stops by to talk to us about his Senate run against Kyrsten Sinema and what it’s like to have the office next to Rep. George Santos. Balls & Strikes editor Jay Willis details the dystopian lawsuit against Beto O’Rourke that could give millionaires even more power over our politics. And Jared Holt of Posting Through It recaps Trum…
 
An independent review into Zara Aleena's murder found a catalogue of errors by the probation service. HM Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell who conducted the review joins Nuala McGovern along with Zara Aleena's aunt Farah Naz. According to new research being single comes at a price. Single people pay, on average, £860 a month more than peo…
 
The Brits scrapped their best male and best female awards last year in favour of gender-neutral prizes. This year no women are on the shortlist for best artist - won by Adele last year - though are nominated in other categories. Social media has been awash with fans of musicians like Charlie XCX, Florence Welch, Mabel and Ella Henderson asking why …
 
Former DOJ prosecutor Andrew Weissmann gets us up to speed on Trump’s many legal jeopardies. Vanity Fair’s Bess Levin describes the lunatics and cowards Kevin McCarthy has to manage in Congress. And Teddy Schleifer of Puck News talks to us about his odd experience hanging out recently with FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried. See omnystudio.com/listener for pr…
 
The award-winning actor Michelle Williams discusses her new role in Steven Spielberg's semi-autobiographical film, The Fabelmans. She plays Mitzi, a concert pianist who’s put her artistic ambition aside to raise a family, and is struggling to play a supporting role to her computer genius husband. Michelle explains why she was attracted to the role,…
 
The Hollywood actor Michelle Williams began her career aged 16 on the TV drama Dawson’s Creek. Now, at 42, she’s starring in Steven Spielberg’s new film The Fabelmans, based on his own family. She plays Mitzi, a concert pianist who’s put her artistic ambition aside to raise a family, and is struggling to play a supporting role to her computer geniu…
 
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell contrasts brinkmanship in Congress in previous decades with today’s unhinged brawling. Michael S. Schmidt of The New York Times talks to us about his new revelations concwrning Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly’s regrets about his time working for the former president. And Politico’s Rachel Bade talks to us about the tickin…
 
When art historian Joanna Wolfarth was pregnant with her first child, she assumed she would breastfeed, as her mother had fed her. This didn’t go according to plan. In a bid to understand her own feelings and attitudes about feeding her baby, she has just published a new book called Milk: An Intimate History of Breastfeeding . We discuss the shock …
 
Logan Bowden is a singer songwriter and producer from Huntsville, Alabama. We chatted creativity, imposter syndrome, social media and what it’s really like living in a tiny home with YouTuber Isabel Paige. Instagram: @thecuriousonepodcast MUSIC: Come Around by Logan Bowden Moon by Logan BowdenBy Emma Krebs
 
(Photo Amy Ní Fhearraigh by Kip Carroll)Rosemary Kennedy has often been referred to as the "missing Kennedy". She was the sister of former US President John F. Kennedy and despite been part of one of the most famous families in American politics, very little was known about Rosemary. Until recently. Her story has been brought to life by the Irish N…
 
Congressman Eric Swalwell talks to us about the horrible precedent Kevin McCarthy has set by denying Democrats committee assignments in the 218th Congress. The Nation’s Jeet Heer tells us about the implications of escalating political violence in America. And Alex Theodoridis of the University of Massachusetts spells out how the GOP is doing the ex…
 
Elizabeth McGovern was Oscar nominated for her portrayal of Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime and, by the age of 21, had played leading roles in Once Upon A Time In America followed by The Handmaid’s Tale and The Wings of the Dove. She is probably best known though for playing Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey. She is now on stage starring…
 
Patricia Hodge has been gracing the stage and screen for over five decades. Well known for her iconic performances in 80s TV series Rumpole of the Bailey and The Life and Loves of the She-Devil. She is currently starring in a revival of the 1941 Lillian Hellmann play Watch on the Rhine at the Donmar Warehouse and plays Fanny. Patricia joins Krupa t…
 
Former congressman Max Rose tells us about the hidden cracks he’s already seeing in Kevin McCarthy’s majority in congress. The Daily Beast’s Zachary Petrizzo talks to us about the contestants vying to be Trump's 2024 VP pick. Erin Murphy & Megan Hondl tell us the surprising strategy used to turn Minnesota’s state Senate blue. See omnystudio.com/lis…
 
We speak to listeners on how best to talk about Andrew Tate and other social media influencers who are spreading misogynistic messages online. We talk to Dr Emily Setty, Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey who does research in schools with young people about sex and relationships & Michael Conroy, founder of Men at Work, an organisation tha…
 
Women conductors are in the limelight this week with a film called “Tar”, which opens in cinemas today, starring Cate Blanchett depicting the life of Lydia Tár - a fictional world-renowned composer-conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. The American conductor Marin Alsop famously observed that women are more likely to lead a G7 country or become fou…
 
Natasha Kaplinsky has become the first female president of the British Board of Film Classification, which is responsible for setting age guidelines for films, videos and DVDs, as well as content on some streaming services. The journalist, presenter and former newsreader for the BBC, Sky and Channel 5 joins Anita for her first broadcast interview a…
 
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank stops by to talk through the crazy new precedents Republicans have already set in the 118th congress. New York Times contributor Justin Wolfers gives us an easy-to-understand explanation of how our economy is getting back to normal and why you shouldn’t fear a recession. And Puck News senior political correspo…
 
The Offbeat Sari exhibition will include 90 examples of innovative saris – including the first ever sari worn at the Met Gala and a foil jersey sari worn by Lady Gaga. Krupa Padhy talks to the exhibition's curator Priya Khanchandani.BBC Journalist Faranak Amidi brings us the latest from Iran and we look at LOAB, the internet character created by ar…
 
George Conway stops by to talk about the new lows Republicans have hit since taking over Congress. Former congressman Mondaire Jones talks to us about his hilarious encounter with Congress’s biggest liar, Representative George Santos, or whatever his real name is. And Semafor's Dave Weigel describes the nightmare Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy…
 
One hundred years ago Edith Thompson and her lover Frederick Bywaters were hanged for the murder of her husband Percy, even though there was no evidence that she was involved with the killing. What condemned Edith were the letters that she had written to Freddy, which were interpreted by the law as incitement to murder. Laura Thompson has brought t…
 
Last week we reported how 22-year-old Eleanor Williams who claimed she had been trafficked and raped by an Asian grooming gang was convicted of perverting the course of justice. She will be sentenced in March but we consider the possible impact her conviction could have on how rape is reported, how it’s handled by the police and whether women are b…
 
The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson drops by to give us a glimpse of the hell-world Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy is about to enter. Cerise Castle tell us about her podcast A Tradition Of Violence, which documents the sheriff’s gangs of Los Angeles County. And Blake Zeff stops by to tell us about his new documentary, Loan Wolves, which shows th…
 
The author and environmental activist Vandana Shiva has released a new book, Terra Viva to coincide with her 70th birthday. She discusses her life campaigning for climate justice and equality, as well as what she thinks of the current climate situation.According to reports in the Telegraph this week, Rishi Sunak has shelved plans to reform childcar…
 
You might have spent this first week of January planning where you want to go, what you want to do and who you want to be in 2023 But have you made any financial new year’s resolutions. Statistics show that more than a third of us will make a financial new year’s resolution this year. Will you be ‘manifesting’ money in the year ahead? Anita Rani is…
 
NBC News’s Jon Allen talks us through Kevin McCarthy's many, many failed attempts to become Speaker of the House. Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Stacy Schiff speaks to us about her latest biography, Samuel Adams: The Revolutionary. And historian Barbara F. Walter explains to us how we can avoid another civil war in America. See omnystudio.com/liste…
 
The author and environmental activist Vandana Shiva has released a new book, Terra Viva to coincide with her 70th birthday. She joins Anita Rani to discuss her life campaigning for climate justice and equality.Eleanor Williams, a 22 year old woman from Barrow-in-Furness, who claimed she had been trafficked by an Asian grooming gang has been convict…
 
What is it like to be the only woman in a group of men? Is it isolating? Intimidating? Or, can there be a certain, maybe shameful, thrill of being included as ‘one of the lads’? To discuss, Nuala speaks to Immy Humes, a documentary filmmaker who has spent years gathering archive images of all-male groups including exactly one woman, which she publi…
 
Legendary strategist James Carville stops by to talk all about of the fuckery that unfolded over the holidays. Then Kevin Kruse & Julian Zelizer talk about their new book, Myth America: Historians Take On the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past. And author Kathleen Belew informs us about extremist movements in America and the threats they pose …
 
There’s a growing trend in women not wearing bras. To talk about this Nuala McGovern is joined by the Fashion Editor of The Times, Harriet Walker. She’ll talk about bra trends up to now, and why this might not be the best of them.According to reports in the Telegraph, Rishi Sunak has shelved plans to reform childcare services put forward by his pre…
 
Are you harbouring a dream of turning your passion into a business? Today we hear from women already doing it and find out what support's out there for women taking up the challenge. Deborah Meaden, Dragons Den investor, entrepreneur and host of the Big Green Money Show joins Krupa Padhy to discuss #Passionintobusiness Sam Jackman is the creator an…
 
Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth joins Krupa Padhy to talk about the new figures released by the National Police Chiefs Council which say there were nearly five thousand cases of needle and drink spiking recorded by forces across England and Wales between September last year and August this year. Do you remember the first time you really felt ‘s…
 
Dame Vivienne Westwood died yesterday at the age of 81 but she has been called the ‘undisputed Queen of British Fashion’. She made her name with her controversial punk and new wave styles in the 1970s and went on to dress some of the biggest stars in fashion. She was well known for her androgynous designs, slogan T-shirts and irreverent attitude to…
 
If 2022 was the year of talking about menopause could 2023 be the year of looking at life beyond it? Joining Krupa to discuss the positive side of life after menopause is Caryn Franklin, fashion and identity commentator. Her latest audio book is SKEWED: Decoding Media Bias, which explores why women and girls are educated to fear ageing. And Supriya…
 
When did you realise you you had something to say or something you want to stand up for. In the first in our series "Find My Voice" Jessica talks to Milly Johnson the author of 20 novels which have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. She’s the winner of the Romantic Novelist Association's Outstanding Achievement Award, as well as Channel 4’s Come…
 
What does it mean when you are the first to 'be seen'? In 2018, Constance Wu received a Golden Globe Best Lead Actress nomination. She was the first Asian woman in 44 years to be named in the category for her historic role in Crazy Rich Asians, the first Hollywood film in 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast. After a tweet bemoaning the hit Chines…
 
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