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Monthly Archives: March 2015

#1512 Quiet Please

Podcast: Play in new windowDo you still use a library? Last time you went to the library did you actually borrow a book? These days, libraries hum with computers, and provide meeting spaces and work stations. They’re full of magazines, DVDs, graphic novels,...

#1511 That Girl (repeat)

Podcast: Play in new window“I didn’t want to be That Girl Who Had An Abortion, because I’m not… When you look at the statistics, there are many of those girls.” We have so many conversations about abortion, but most of the time...

#1510 In A Day

Podcast: Play in new windowA lot can happen in one day. Everything can change, or nothing can. Some days are special and some days are so completely ordinary that we can tell them apart from the others. On one day this month, 24 hours at the beginning of March, we...

#1509 Where Are The Women?

Podcast: Play in new window“I cannot believe you’ve put a woman on the radio like this. You know that women get their periods and then don’t make as much sense as men. You’ve made a massive mistake.” Why aren’t there more women on...

A Way With Words

In this week’s episode we hear stories about the ways that activists and marginalised people are using a new artform with an ancient history to get their voices across. We met poets who run workshops in jails and schools, a young woman writing and fighting for...