Radio Gorgeous
Radio Gorgeous
The UK's Longest Running all Female Podcasters
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 Zoe Williams “Radio Gorgeous is a brilliant, necessary and exciting enterprise which puts women’s work, ideas, voices, creativity and wit front and centre. Radio Gorgeous is storming a media landscape in which women are under-represented as speakers, experts, stars and executives, producing brilliantly researched content which never fails to inspire and excite. From politics to the arts, the everyday to the global, Radio Gorgeous is quicker, smarter and sharper than anything else out there right now.” Bidisha Critic, Writer & Broadcaster “Josephine is such a positive person! She is really willing you on to express yourself. She has really brilliant questions and is obviously really interested! ” Gillian McCallum CEO of Drawing Down The Moon “Once you listen, you’ll be addicted and won’t be able to wait for your weekly fix. Hearing talented women talking in depth about their involvement in books, art, music, theatre as well as all manner of health and lifestyle issues is both fascinating and up-lifting. Affirmative, real and full of humour, listening to radio Gorgeous really will make you feel gorgeous.” Jo Rees, Author This week I was interviewed on Radio Gorgeous, the UK’s longest running women led podcast. My early career was as a radio and TV reporter and out of all the interviews I’ve done, this one was my favourite (except I was the one answering the questions, instead of asking them). Please give Josephine Pembroke a TV Show! She is clever, funny, naughty and kind. It made for an insightful interview as we talked about orgasm, self-discovery, movement as medicine and more.” Betsy Blankenbaker Autobiography of an Orgasm “Radio Gorgeous does the best author interviews on the planet!” Gina Rozner, West London “Being Interviewed by Radio Gorgeous is a fabulous experience…I loved every minute. Not only because the gorgeous Josephine herself has actually read the book so the conversation just flows. But what a great idea it is to preserve women’s voices in the 21st century. This is what we thought in 2012 and this is how we said it. What will my grandchildren think?” Anne Sebba – Author “Radio Gorgeous is such a clever idea and done so well. -Josephine is a dream interviewer” Lindsey Bareham, Food Writer and Cook “Radio Gorgeous has the best interviews, with the most interesting women, doing the most courageous things – right now. You can’t afford not to listen.” Rachel Kelly Writer and Journalist ‘Radio Gorgeous is absolutely fantastic!” – Jacqueline Rogers CEO The Athena Network “Love, love, love Radio Gorgeous, packed full of entertainment, culture and just great place to hang-out. Tune in!” – Deborah Garlick CEO of “There is something for everyone on @Radio_Gorgeous it’s fun, edgy and sometimes quite controversial!” @SusanCoweMiller Therapist
Chiswick Cinema, London is now open! Meet Kathryn Smith the Manager
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. #Cinema  #RadioGorgeous 
Jun 24, 2021
8 min
Adorable Dora - a tribute to Dora Bryan by West End Star, Rosemary Ashe with Josephine Pembroke
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 actress with a colourful life. Rosemary Ashe has a written and is performing the show on a mini tour in London and Brighton this summer. #OneWomanShow #AdorableDora #RadioGorgeous
Jun 21, 2021
20 min
Diamonds at the Lost & Found by Sarah Aspinall with Josephine Pembroke
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 fit into the motherly ideal, she dreamed of stardom, glamour and love and actively sought it out. Sarah her daughter was along for the crazy and wild ride, and she has written a memoir of her mother called Diamonds at the Lost and Found published by #Memoir #RadioGorgeous #20thCentury 
Jun 16, 2021
26 min
Women on Nature, edited by Katherine Norbury author of The Fish Ladder
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 nature.  #Anthology #RadioGorgeous #Nature  Women in Nature, An anthology of women's writing about the east Atlantic Archipelago is published by UNBOUND  
May 14, 2021
32 min
Donna Freed with Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne
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 shadow of their brother, the Minotaur - himself born of their father's terrible pride and their mother's maddened shame.  This is a beautiful exploration of a glittering world created and inhabited by gods who have all the attributes of man but none of the consequences, and how two young women, princesses of Crete, granddaughters of the sun god Helios, navigate in their wake.  @Bookywookydooda @jennysaint @Radio_Gorgeous
May 11, 2021
21 min
My Journey to Judaism - OSHER by Tetiana Michaels
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 #Memoir 
Apr 26, 2021
25 min
The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls Mona Eltahawy, Radio Gorgeous meets the world's number one feminist!
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 #RadioGorgeous 
Apr 22, 2021
33 min
Donna Freed with Polly Samson, author of A Theatre for Dreamers
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 Press with forwards by Polly Samson. In Samson's 2020 novel, A Theatre for Dreamers, Charmian Clift is a central character. Mermaid Singing and Peel Me a Lotus are personal and travel memoirs that feel as fresh and crisp as when they were written but also serve as time travel, back to a time before mass travel. Inspired by one of the lines that the fictional Charmian said in A Theatre for Dreamers, Polly Samson wrote the lyrics to the song Yes, I Have Ghosts, sung here by her husband, Pink Floyd vocalist and guitarist David Gilmour and their daughter Romany Gilmour.  @PollySamson @MuswellPress
Apr 20, 2021
31 min
Donna Freed with Isabel Costello - author of Scent
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 read redolent of tension and desire. Isabel, who has run the Literary Sofa blog for 10 years, will discuss Scent in 'An Evening with Isabel Costello' in conjunction with Barnet Libraries and Muswell Press on April 21 7-8. Tickets are free and can be booked on Eventbrite HERE. @isabelcostello @MuswellPress @Brownlee_Donald
Apr 3, 2021
27 min
PLEASE YOURSELF, How to Stop People-Pleasing and Transform the Way You Live by Emma Reed Turrell
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 types of pleasers and the uncomfortable feelings which women are not "allowed" to have. Available as a book, audio book & kindle #RadioGorgeous #peoplepleasing #therapy 
Apr 1, 2021
40 min
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