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The UK’s longest running all women podcasters, Est. 2011: Irreverent and uncensored interviews, life stories, conversations and debate. CULTURE: FOOD: WELLBEING: SEX: COMEDY: AUTHORS “It’s fantastic to have a radio show for women BY women. Not that Radio Gorgeous is worthy or box-ticking. It’s funny, frantic, smart; often profound and just occasionally filthy.” Liz Hoggard – Journalist It was such fun” Lynn Barber – Celebrity Journalist “Pirate Radio for Vogue Readers” Journalist and writer ...
 
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In February 1961 Marilyn Monroe was sectioned by her psychiatrist. One Night with Marilyn is a theatrical exploration of this harrowing time mostly unknown by her millions of fans. Claire-Monique Martin and Charlotte Reidie, who both play Marilyn in the play, talk to Donna Freed about their roles and the themes of mental illness in the play by PT R…
 
Radio Gorgeous was thrilled to attend - in person - the launch of Heidi Amsinck's debut novel and first in a new series of crime novels, My Name is Jensen. My Name is Jensen introduces us to journalist turned sleuth Jensen, who has returned to her native Copenhagen after some years working in London. An experience that mirrors Heidi's own, although…
 
Chiswick’s first new cinema since 1934, opens this today! The cinema has four screen for the public, and there is a cafe with bar snacks, cocktails and craft beers. No ordinary cinema this is high end glamour and much needed culture for the area. chiswickcinema.co.uk #Cinema #RadioGorgeousThe UK's Longest Running all Female Podcasters による
 
Singing sensations Rosemary Ashe has a wonderful habit of writing one woman shows to perform, always musical, her last successful show featured Ethel Merman. Today we talked about her spanking brand new show called ADORABLE DORA, a tribute to Dora Bryan. Dora was an actress and singer in the second half of the 20th century, she was a character actr…
 
What did we expect our mothers to be in the 20th Century? Apron wearing, docile, tactile and never critical. But one day we find out that our mothers are people and they have dreams and expectations. Today I am welcomed onto Radio Gorgeous a woman who is an award winning producer and documentary maker, Sarah Aspinall. Sarah had a mother who did not…
 
Acclaimed author Katharine Norbury tells us why it’s time to have a book about nature written solely by women. Naturalists in the past have painstakingly recorded nature naming plants, trees and animals and controlling the environment. It’s time for us to take a more spiritual approach as we face an ecological crisis, it’s time to admit that we are…
 
Ariadne and her sister Phaedra were pivotal footnotes in the heroic stories of men with the exception of the letters Ovid wrote in their name. It was these passionate but powerless voices that sparked Jennifer Saint's debut novel Ariadne. Ariadne is a vibrant retelling and imagining of their stories as well as a story of sisters, growing up in the …
 
Tetiana thinks that her great grandmother was "secretly" Jewish, as being a Jew in Ukraine back then was dangerous. Tetiana tells us why she, an independent modern woman fell in love with an ancient faith and converted. #RadioGorgeous #Judaism #MemoirThe UK's Longest Running all Female Podcasters による
 
Mona has written a manifesto which starts and ends with abuse by men to women, she wants us all to stand up for ourselves and "Fuck the patriarchy" she tells us why and how to do it. Listen hard. #Feminism #FuckThePatriarchy #RadioGorgeousThe UK's Longest Running all Female Podcasters による
 
Charmian Clift left London in 1954 with her husband and children to live on the Greek island of Kalymnos. The following year, they moved to Hydra where they were the forerunners of a bohemian artist community. Leonard Cohen stayed with them when he first visited the island. Her vivid memoirs of this time have been beautifully reissued by Muswell Pr…
 
Scent (Muswell Press) is the second novel from Isabel Costello, author of Paris Mon Amour. Her love and intimate knowledge of France is apparent as is her ability to expose the inner life of a Parisian perfumer, Clémentine, whose marriage is disintegrating at the same time as a her former lover turns up with an unknown agenda. It is an engrossing r…
 
Are you a people pleaser? You may not even know you are one because according to author and therapist Emma Reed Turrell there is more to people pleasing than the sweet, saint like image we all imagine. Cambridge University educated Emma is our guest today on Radio Gorgeous and we are delving into the people pleasing world and talk about different t…
 
The German Heiress is an action packed, yet haunting novel set in Essen, North Germany which was known as the armoury of the Reich. Set in post war Germany where people were fighting for their survival and facing up to cruel truths of their recent past. The German Heiress by Anika Scott is published by Windmill (in the UK) Annika's website: https:/…
 
Now we are in a world wide pandemic, it is depressing, but it does not have to be. Turn off Netflix and get your creative juices going. My guest will encourage you to write and and most importantly find your own voice. WRITE ON, A Daily Writing Practice, for Anyone With A Story to Tell is available as a book or a kindle. http://betsybmurphy.com/ #W…
 
Suzanne Snow has a fulfilling life as a plants woman, a novelist and sometime leader of worship in her local church in Lancashire. Hear how she has created her amazing life and made her dreams come true; becoming a published writer. #Author #RadioGorgeous #Romance https://www.suzannesnowauthor.com/ https://www.waterstones.com/book/9781800322196…
 
Today we are talking about the most controversial now ex-Royal MEGHAN, activist, actor, mother and Prince Harry’s partner. Sean has written a wonderful sympathetic book about a sadly much maligned woman MEGHAN MISUNDERSTOOD, is published by Harper Collins #Royals #RadioGorgeous #MeghanThe UK's Longest Running all Female Podcasters による
 
Ride shotgun with David Reynolds as he meanders across the USA on Route 50 from coast to coast seeking fellowship and IPA. David and his trusty auto-steed, Harpo, are the perfect companions for these days of armchair travel: they get lost so you don't have to. Often called 'The Loneliest Road in America,' Route 50 is a lot less so when accompanied …
 
Linda Marlowe trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Linda has a long with writer and director Steven Berkoff includes his plays Greek, Decadence, East, The Trial and Metamorphosis, Steven has described her as his muse. Linda has been in many plays, films and TV you may remember her as as he matriarch Sylvie Carter in EastEnders. …
 
Betsy Bonner's sister Atlantis Black went missing and was found dead in a hotel room in Tijuana, Mexico. She was 31 years old. Betsy set out to do what no one else in Atlantis' life did: find out what happened to her sister. How did she go from being a promising musician in New York to that hotel room in Mexico? The Book of Atlantis Black: The Sear…
 
Tara Arkle has found out what she really wants to do - write. Being the daughter of super talented parents Anthony Newley and Joan Collins, meant it took a while for Tara to know her true direction. Now very happily settled in the West Country of England, as well as writing Tara supports her local women's refuge by organising a yearly march on Elim…
 
The menopause can be daunting and keeping feeling balanced is the key to happiness. Nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch gives us wise advice at this time when you can suffer with many debilitating symptons. https://www.well-well-well.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/WellWellWellUK/ #Menopause #RadioGorgeous #50+…
 
Elizabeth and Beth tell us exciting and amusing feminist slants on Goddesses. They talk about Athena, Medusa and The Furies. The very ancient Goddesses often have wild, dark pasts; more like real women, don't be afraid of to use everything you have to get what you want. #Goddesses #RadioGorgeous #Feminism…
 
The Guinness family are as close to Irish royalty as we get and the glorious Guinness Girls probably garnered as many column inches as actual princesses back in their day. Launched as Debutantes in the roaring 20s the sisters quickly became the darlings of the Bright Young Things. The Glorious Guinness Girls - Three Sisters. One Shared Destiny. By …
 
Have you always dreamt about owning your own coffee shop? Sarah Tucker went on a barista training course to find out if she had what it takes. #Coffee #RadioGorgeous #Foodie https://www.curiousroo.com/The UK's Longest Running all Female Podcasters による
 
#SexandtheCityofLadies #RadioGorgeous #History Josephine Pembroke welcomes back on to Radio Gorgeous Lisa Hilton who is a biographer, art historian and author of the uber glamourous best selling Maestra novels. Lisa lives mostly in Venice with her daughter and today she talks about Sex and The City of Ladies. Sex and the City of Ladies by Lisa Hilt…
 
Stephanie broke away from her long term boyfriend and went to live in the all women camp Greenham Common in Berkshire in the 80s. The women's wildness, irreverence and freedom influenced Stephanie greatly and she finally found out who she was. And Other Girls Like Me, is up for an award, see below to enter: Other Girls Like Me: A Lambda Literary Mo…
 
This novel is out NOW as a paperback, it was delayed due to Covid. The gripping new novel by Sunday Times number one best seller Victoria Hislop is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, all of which left deep scars. Themis is part of a family bitterly divided by politics a…
 
To honour her 80th birthday, Dr Cynthia Moss talks to Corinna about how growing up in the USA inspired a love of nature, leading her to spend five decades in the Kenyan bush. Many of you will recognise Cynthia from the award-winning films shown on the BBC, PBS and Animal Planet, about the female elephant matriarch Echo, which she presented alongsid…
 
Many of us have been missing live concerts and recitals, so it’s wonderful that the Henley Festival is producing a digital show. Corinna talks to one of the headliners, Hao Zi Yoh about her journey to becoming a concert pianist - from playing the Carnegie Hall aged 12, moving from Malaysia to Germany at 14 and finding freedom to practice different …
 
The last national crisis before Coronavirus was the Second world War, everybody was expected to do their bit. Men went to war and women were conscripted to do “mans work” however dirty, noisy and dangerous. Today we talked to the Sheffield based Journalist Michelle Rawlins who has written a book celebrating The feisty factory sisters who helped win…
 
What happens when you bump into a drop dead gorgeous ex boyfriend? And your marriage is a little dull and there is a part of you that never, ever completely got over your first love ? Josephine chats to Jane Corry about her latest thriller, working in a men's prison and how tattoos can hinder a career as an extra on TV and film. SPECIAL OFFER: I Ma…
 
Catherine Spencer has written a book about her life and most importantly when she was the captain of the England women's rugby team for three years. She scored eighteen tries for England, won six of the eight Six Nations competitions she took part in, and captained her team to three championship titles, a European cup, two Nations Cup tournament vi…
 
Rosanna Amaka spent 20 years writing her haunting and powerful debut. The Book of Echoes tells the intertwining stories of Michael in Brixton and Ngozi in Nigeria. The book explores the legacy of slavery and colonialism and the dissolution of communities. Despite and partially due to devastation, hope and love emerge as powerful and poetic forces. …
 
Susan Hepburn is regarded as one of the top hypnotherapists in the world, having had more than three decades of experience, Sarah Tucker highly recommends her. She specialises in weight loss and addiction, but for those of you, like Sarah, who feel they need help with self sabotaging patterns, it is a therapy which works fast. http://susanhepburncl…
 
#Fashion #RadioGorgeous #Vogue Author Julie Summers tells us about a woman who was the Editor of Vogue over the turbulent war years of World War Two, Audrey Withers. Audrey's drive and vision changed Vogue forever creating, a free thinking, vital fashion magazine for women. We hear about Audrey's early years and her relationship with the war photog…
 
As a very successful business woman herself Sami Wunder found keeping a man difficult. Sami realised that she must change her work place attitude to attract love and romance into her life. Hear how you can do it too! Sami is officially the modern diva's love coach. https://samiwunder.com/ #Relationships #Dating #RadioGorgeous…
 
Whether we are interested in fashion or not, society dictates that we should wear clothes, clothes are made by someone, they are made of a fabric, and what happens to our old clothes? Today I am welcomed onto Radio Gorgeous a woman who has found written a masterful book answering all these questions and more, she is Dana Thomas and she is the autho…
 
Sarah Tucker talks to Mikaela Elliott, founder of We Aspire - a Career Coaching Consultancy. Mikaela has been headhunted and approached for every role she has had because of the power of her brand. She has worked for some of the biggest brands in the industry - LinkedIn, Uber, Michael Page & JLL, alongside various successful startups - Beamery, Dev…
 
Today we are talk to Kate about rediscovering 50 fierce females from mythology, fairy tales, folklore and legends. Kate Hodges is a journalist who has written for The Face, NME and The Guardian, with stunning pictures by the illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion. Buy the book More about Kate https://katehodges.org/ #Witches #RadioGorgeous #Goddess…
 
Claire Paphitis is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Consultant who trained with Dr Deepika Rodrigo one of the foremost Ayurvedic Doctors in Europe. Having healed herself from illness through Ayurveda, Claire founded The Ayurveda Coach in 2019. She now treats patients at her clinic in Surrey and at Alma Deli in Belgravia. Here, in conversation with Alma …
 
Lucy has found making sauerkraut is somewhere between witchcraft and gardening. She makes giant jars of bubbling fermented, pro-biotic ketchup and sauerkraut. Lucy does not just use cabbage, Lucy uses organic vegetables of every colour. The health benefits are numerous, vitamins are stronger and it is really good for lower gut health. Contact: Meon…
 
Lizzie Manwaring director of the play "Bible John" (last shown at Edinburgh Festival). Lizzie talks about this dark unsolved case featuring women who went out for a good night out dancing, which ended in horror. Set in Scotland in the late 1960 the play is partly a retelling of one of Scotland’s darkest unsolved crimes, and partly an interrogation …
 
Ghillie delves into the Scottish larder, from salmon to venison and foods foraged from around her remote Scottish home - rowan berries and wood sorrel - and marries them with flavours collected from her travels around the world. As a lover of spices, she has imaginatively paired her delicious dishes with whisky for an imaginative taste and sensatio…
 
Tasty, nutritious, calorie controlled food delivered to your door. We meet Jane Michell who started cooking food for friends and then created the super successful Jane Plan Diet. She tells us how easy it is and how she became a business woman in the food world. https://www.janeplan.com/ #Diets #Wellbeing #Radio Gorgeous…
 
Can't motivate yourself to get moving? Meet Bangs a badass, non judgemental, anti fitness fad blogger and trainer who has written a pocket guide to getting us off our arses and moving. The Pocket Cheerleader is published by Unbound https://unbound.com/books/the-pocket-cheerleader/ Follow Twitter: https://twitter.com/BangsandaBun Insta: https://www.…
 
Imagine finding out that both your birth parents were so in love that they faked a death and running away to Spain seemed a logical idea. Hear Donna from Radio Gorgeous tell us how she was on Today on NBC last week to tell the world her shocking adoption story. And we announce the winner of the of the gorgeous turquoise and silver pendant in associ…
 
Find out how you should and where in the world to detox with our very knowledgable travel and health presenter Sarah Tucker. For those of you who haven't been on a juice retreat, the GLASSHOUSE in Essex is an ideal, cost effective, quality retreat which offers both the first time detoxer and well practiced one an excellent fit for purpose place to …
 
Life is very long when it came to Beryl to stop procrastinating and get on the stage and sing. Beryl made her sublime jazz album very recently too. Beryl left school at fourteen and worked in London's tin pan alley writing music scores. Music is in her blood, but life got in the way, and now aged 89 she's found the umph to take life by the horns an…
 
Today Josephine welcomed onto Radio Gorgeous a very brave woman, who was brought up in Rome. Angelica was abused as a child, had a theatrical demanding mother and had to learn to survive. Angelica has been bulimic and has attempted suicide. We hear her story today. https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/autobiography/seventy-thousand-camels/ #Memoir …
 
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