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Andy Zaltzman squares up to the week's headlines with panellists Hugo Rifkind, Susie McCabe, Daliso Chaponda and Lucy Porter.Panellists lobby for points as they answer questions on the Greensill affair and the theft of a giant rabbit.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Simon Alcock, Tasha Dhanraj and Jenan Younis.Pr…
 
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas bring you the Friday Football Social reacting to Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Everton that saw Harry Kane limp off injured, and looking ahead to the weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals. Michael Brown and Conor McNamara give their thoughts on the game at Goodison and what it means for Spurs’ upcoming Carabao Cup Final. We hear…
 
Edith Bowman and Anna Bogutskaya are joined by Aubrey Plaza, who talks about her new film Black Bear, in which she plays a filmmaker at a creative impasse seeking solace at a rural retreat.Plus your essential streaming reviews including the new Neil Marshall film The Reckoning, about a young widow haunted by the recent suicide of her husband, The S…
 
Aaron Paul, former Cardiff manager Neil Harris and Millwall winger Jed Wallace are joined by EFL Chairman Rick Parry to discuss the issues engulfing the football league at the moment, including the return of fans, tackling online racism and how clubs attempt to recover from the financial problems created by the pandemic.We also hear from Salford Ci…
 
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…
 
Greg Jenner is joined by historian Prof Sarah Churchwell and comedian Kemah Bob in 1920s USA to hear about the implementation and after effects of Prohibition. From bootleggers to speakeasies, we learn the origins of the Prohibition Laws and discover why a movement designed to encourage temperance backfired.Produced by Cornelius MendezScript by Gre…
 
In the decade leading up to the Iranian revolution of 1979, the Shah's wife, Farah Pahlavi spent much of her time encouraging the building of museums and institutions intended to celebrate the art and craft of the country. But alongside buildings housing priceless carpets and glassware, she was also keen to use the country's oil wealth to bring exa…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Christian Falk to unpick the latest round of Champions League matches and the semi final line-up. Neymar of course comes up in conversation and the team discuss why he doesn’t have more fans across the globe. Guillem has the latest on his future along with Kylian Mbappe as well, while …
 
There’s been violence on the streets of Northern Ireland in recent days, most of it in Protestant areas. On occasion it spilled over the sectarian divide. The proximate cause appears to be twofold: the refusal of the Northern Ireland prosecution service to bring charges against Sinn Fein members who apparently broke lockdown rules to attend a funer…
 
Chris Sutton and Statman Dave bring you an update from the world of fantasy football.They chat all things Tottenham ahead of their double Gameweek as well as discuss the reasoning behind Dave’s differential of captaining Sergio Aguero. There’s no Sutton Death this week, but you’ll hear all the listener emails and the latest from the Head-to-Head le…
 
16 April 1746, the Jacobite rising was quelled by the Duke of Cumberland's army at the Battle of Culloden. Marking this anniversary here's a chance to hear Matthew Sweet discussing portrayals of Scotland's Highlands in the Peter Watkins' film Culloden and in the Outlander series of books which have become a successful TV series. His guests in a con…
 
The story of what we understand about the rare cases of blood clots associated with certain Covid-19 vaccines is constantly evolving. In today’s programme Professor Beverley Hunt looks at the emerging evidence.How have the restrictions due to Covid 19 effected how we grieve? Professor Claire White an expert in grief and mourning and investigating w…
 
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 …
 
Soldiers returning from the line of duty with injuries affecting sexual performance are universal to all militaries around the world, but Israeli psychologist Dr Ronit Aloni set about making hers the only nation that offers a unique therapeutic approach to restoring the sexuality of their troops as a matter of course: surrogate partner therapy (SPT…
 
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown picks Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart. With archive contributions from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Chinua Achebe himself. He was born in Nigeria in 1930 and Yasmin Alibhai Brown met him twice in Uganda in the 1960s and remains deeply impressed by both his books and his life.The presenter is Ma…
 
Manchester City are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time under Pep Guardiola but there’s no place in the last four for Liverpool. Mark Chapman is joined by Dion Dublin, Stephen Warnock, John Murray and Conor McNamara to react to both games, discuss the superb displays of Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham, and praise Lu…
 
As the Chauvin trial enters its third week in Minneapolis, the city’s streets saw the tragic death of Daunte Wright at the hands of the police. Jon speaks to BBC correspondent Larry Madowo for the latest from the city the world is watching. And we go into the Americast archives and take you back to the week which changed America - when George Floyd…
 
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 …
 
It’s all about the Champions League in this episode of the pod. Kelly Cates is joined by Andros Townsend, Rob Green and Ian Dennis as they discuss Chelsea beating Porto 2-1 on aggregate to go through to the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since 2014. Thomas Tuchel makes an appearance and admits he was nervous after Porto scored th…
 
"A hermit in the middle of Los Angeles" is one way she described herself - born in 1947, Butler became a writer who wanted to "tell stories filled with facts. Make people touch and taste and know." Since her death in 2006, her writing has been widely taken up and praised for its foresight in suggesting developments such as big pharma and for its cr…
 
A vaccine gets paused over rare blood clots. Fergus dives into the studio (and dives out of his local indoor pool) to explain what’s going on with the Johnson & Johnson jab. And Adam chats to James May about driving tests, driving programmes and driving out Covid-19! Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Danny Wittenberg and Ben Cooper. 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…
 
We all know how to be more healthy. And yet we are also remarkably good at NOT doing what we know is good for us. We keep meaning to get fit, but the sofa seems so much more appealing than a run. We know we shouldn’t have another slice of cake, but we do. Behavioural psychologist, Professor Dame Theresa Marteau wants to understand why, despite the …
 
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