500 episodes

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 http://Henpicked.net

“There is something for everyone on @Radio_Gorgeous it’s fun, edgy and sometimes quite controversial!” @SusanCoweMiller Therapist

Radio Gorgeous The UK's Longest Running all Female Podcasters

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 20 Ratings

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 http://Henpicked.net

“There is something for everyone on @Radio_Gorgeous it’s fun, edgy and sometimes quite controversial!” @SusanCoweMiller Therapist

    Working Girls of Soho, Josephine Pembroke on Museum of Soho show on Soho Radio

    Working Girls of Soho, Josephine Pembroke on Museum of Soho show on Soho Radio

    The Working Girls of Soho - Saucy Tales of Notorious Women 

    A fabulous cabaret celebrating Soho's glorious past. Featuring the club runners, strippers, whores and thieves with songsand stories. Josephine Pembroke of Pussies Galore talks about her sell out show featuring the female club runners, strippers, whores and thieves from Soho's past. Your chance to experience the real Soho, faded glamour and louche, hilarious stories. Ex Sohoite and founder of cult 90's band Pussies Galore, Josephine really was there, she lived in Dean Street in the 80's listen to Soho history. 

    "Josephine oozes glamour" Christopher Moss - A n'er do well.

    Edinburgh Reviews:
    Wit, charm and plenty of sauce! Sophie Parkin - Author of The Colony Room Club
    Josephine's show is nostalgic and sometimes mournful, but always defiant. Robert Bathurst - Cold Feet, Downtown Abbey
    Josephine's show has all the nostalgia and corrupt innocence of Soho, before the 'clean up.' Richard Stirling -Cecil Beaton's Diaries
    Camp, Dazzling, Hilarious - Will, aged 17 Brit School Student

    More info and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-working-girls-of-soho-saucy-tales-of-notorious-women-songsstories-tickets-461807046307

    https://www.facebook.com/JosephinePemb
    Twitter https://twitter.com/Josephine_Pem
    Written by Josephine Pembroke
    Director & Choreographer Lisa Mulidore
    Musical Director Heather Longman
    More Information:
    https://www.radiogorgeous.com/

    #RadioGorgeous #SohoRadio #WorkinggirlsofSoho 

    • 48 min
    Donna Freed with True Story London founder Michelle Toth

    Donna Freed with True Story London founder Michelle Toth

    Michelle Toth is a bit of a polymath, in part because she loves learning and in part because when other people ask why, Michelle tends to ask, why not? She has been an entrepreneur, consultant, executive, novelist and story teller and is now a highly accomplished executive coach. She is passionate about connecting people through art and specifically, storytelling. The telling of our true, personal stories helps to break down not only our own defences but also those of our audience. This shared and open experience provides a platform for creative connections. She is the founder of True Story London, an evening of live storytellling at 21Soho in London. The next show is 28 November and as always will feature an eclectic line-up of people - including Radio Gorgeous' own Donna Freed - sharing crafted, true personal stories. Tickets and info HERE 

    www.truestorylondon.com @truestorylondon 
    #TrueStory #RadioGorgeous #DonnaFreed 

    • 16 min
    Donna Freed with Adam Zmith, author of Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures MAN WEEK ON RADIO GORGEOUS

    Donna Freed with Adam Zmith, author of Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures MAN WEEK ON RADIO GORGEOUS

    MAN WEEK ON RADIO GORGEOUS 

    Donna Freed with Adam Zmith, author of Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures

    Adam Zmith is a writer, talker, thinker and maker with podcasts, stage and film credits to his name. Deep Sniff is a  meditation on the history of poppers and their role in gay culture as well as his own queerness came out of a Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Fest talk he gave in November 2019. The book is in part informed by some of the research that Zmith did for his award-winning podcast The Log Books and is short-listed for this year's Polari First Book Prize.  Deep Sniff is also Adam's feel-good political manifesto for un-stoppered, physical and emotional euphoria by way of poppers (amyl and other nitrates)! 

    #RadioGorgeous #ManWeek #Queer

    adamzmith.com @adamzmith

    • 26 min
    London's Lost Department Stores - A Vanished World of Dazzle and Dreams by Tessa Boase with Josephine Pembroke

    London's Lost Department Stores - A Vanished World of Dazzle and Dreams by Tessa Boase with Josephine Pembroke

    Last century central London and the suburbs were awash with 'Halls of Temptation,' giant emporiums where you could buy anything from exotic pets to opening your own bank account. Author Tessa Boase tells us about the golden days of shopping, when  visiting a store was a magnificent assault on the senses. 
    #RadioGorgeous #SocialHistory #MrSelfridge 

    • 28 min
    Donna Freed at the Corfu Literary Festival with Melanie Hewitt and Isabelle Broom

    Donna Freed at the Corfu Literary Festival with Melanie Hewitt and Isabelle Broom

    Donna Freed at the Corfu Literary Festival with Melanie Hewitt and Isabelle Broom

    Donna landed in Corfu just in time to catch up with authors Melanie Hewitt, Looking for the Durrells and Isabelle Broom, The Summer Trip (among many others) prior to their Corfu Literary Festival event: Love in a Hot Climate. Melanie attended the festival last year as an author and returned this year to chair a discussion of authors who have all set their novels in beautiful and evocative Corfu. Isabelle Broom was joined by Mandy Baggot, A Taste of Greek Summer and Joy Skye, Corfu Capers. 

    #CorfuLiteraryFestival #BookFestival #RadioGorgeous 

    • 13 min
    The Working Girls of Soho - Edinburgh Fringe 2022, with Josephine Pembroke and Donna Freed

    The Working Girls of Soho - Edinburgh Fringe 2022, with Josephine Pembroke and Donna Freed

    Josephine explores the female wild bohemians, whores, thieves and nightclub queens of London Soho's outrageous past in her dazzling show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    Josephine performs regularly in London  for tickets click below.
    https://linktr.ee/josephinepembroke

    “Wit, charm and plenty of sauce, simply a fabulous show.”

    Sophie Parkin, Author of The Colony Room Club 1948-2008

    “Josephine brings Soho in all its seedy, raunchy glamour to life. Dazzling fun.”

    Donna Freed, Radio Gorgeous






    Show written and performed by Josephine Pembroke

    Piano by Linda Stewart

    Musical Director Heather Longman 

    Directed by Lisa Mulidore




    #EdFringe22 #WorkingGirlsofSoho #Cabaret 

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Bo Charles ,

Great Podcasts

Radio Gorgeous has the best interviews, with the most interesting women, doing the most courageous things – right now. Give it a go

Alison_CG ,

Professor Baum interview

This interview with Professor Baum has honestly changed my life. I am 45. My mother developed oestrogen sensitive breast cancer aged 44 and had it recurrently, developing a different oestrogen sensitive breast cancer aged 54 which killed her. I have lived in fear of suffering the same. I am considered moderate risk and take tamoxifen as a preventative. I’m now experiencing peri-menopause and are nervous about my options. This interview has calmed me, reassured me and opened up the reality that I can choose to take HRT should I need to. I can’t thank you enough.

Radio Lover number 1 ,

Great conversations and life tips

so refreshing to find a website/radio station created for women! And its fun and refreshing - no complaining - just empowering - keep it up radio gorgeous!

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