Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Series Four, Episode Twelve: Laurie Penny on VLW

Upon getting super exclusive copies of Laurie's book from Bloomsbury, we asked her questions about Unspeakable Things, but also discussed the Condalisa Rice Cake.

 Here's a photo of Emma with Laurie Penny and Unspeakable Things:

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Episode Eleven, Series Four: Animal Crackers

VLW talk animals! No animal psychics or psychic animals this time but horse racing chat abounds and the morality of keeping a (pedigree) pet is discussed as well as what our early pets (bunnies and peacocks!) taught us. In a related section, we discuss headwear and what our favourite hats are!

More information on the wonderful young offenders dog-training project can be found here.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Episode Ten, Series Four: Menstruation Ceremonies and Rites of Passage

VLW were delighted to have friend of the show Tom Besley discuss his recent trip to Papua New Guinea and the menstruation ceremony he witnessed. More information on Tom's PNG adventures can be found on his blog on his experiences.

We all also discussed our own transitions into adulthood- are we still mid-transitonal throes? What rites of passage have we experienced?

With music from The Kit Kat Fleet Band and Emma's favourite Jewish themed musical, Fiddler on the Roof.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Episode Nine, Series Four: Ageing

VLW talk about our fears about getting older, with the question "are we old already?" hovering around the discussion.

The Senior Olympics and its stars got a mention, as did post-menopausal dryness. With a hilarious attempt at Sound Art to kick us off.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Episode Eight, Series Four: Zines!

VLW were visited by the lovely Phoebe Cooke who introduced us to the world of zines and the mermaid myth of Undine! 

We discussed Phoebe's 7 deadly sins themed zine and the general failings of women's magazines, with a detour through some outrageously unlikely sex tips...

Monday, 19 May 2014

Episode Six, Series Four: Women in Media

VLW discuss the Women in Media event they attended, chaired by Francine Stock and talk about a recent BBC report on the representation of women in the media. Featuring special guest James Key talking about the findings of the report. The irony of a male expert giving us stats on the lack of female experts in the news was not lost on us! But we plowed on...

Featuring a few different songs called More than a Woman.