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“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
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Donna Freed with author Kitty Murphy: Death in Heels
Kitty Murphy introduces the first book in her Dublin Drag Mystery Series: Death in Heels. When Eve, frenemy to all in Dublin's drag club Trash, is found dead, Fi McKinnery is forced to turn 'Hagatha Christie'. No one else, including the police nor her best friend Robyn - who performs as Mae B - believes that Eve was murdered. Even as Robyn distances himself from Fi, she is determined to find out who is threatening the lives of Dublin's drag queens.
Death in Heels is out now from Thomas & Mercer and Death in the Dark, the second in the series, is due out in April 2023.
www.radiogorgeous.com @kitty_murphy_writes @scribblingink1 #DeathinHeels
Donna Freed with Sara Cox, founder of the Cheshire Novel Prize
Sara Cox is a writer, editor and coach. After completing her MA in Creative Writing, Sara set up her own editing business. In 2021, tired of literary prizes that offered no feedback, Sara set up her own and The Cheshire Novel Prize for unrepresented, unpublished or self-published writers was born.
In its first year The Cheshire Novel Prize attracted 998 entrants and each entrant received personalised feedback and the top winners got agents.
The prize is now also open to un-agented memoir writers and is accepting submissions until 1st April 2023.
www.cheshirenovelprize.com @prize_novel @saranaidinecox #CheshireNovelPrize
You'll Never Walk Alone - Interview with author Rachel Kelly about the power of poetry with Josephine Pembroke
You'll Never Walk Alone - Poems for life's up and downs
Rachel Kelly is a former Times journalist who is now a mental health campaigner, public speaker, and writer.
In her early thirties, Rachel was diagnosed with serious depression and subsequently suffered two major depressive episodes. These two episodes have become the defining events of her life. Since then, she has written about the condition, and how she has recovered, in books that have been read by tens of thousands of peopl
Rachel now speaks publicly about her experience of depression and recovery in an effort to reduce stigma and educate people about the reality of mental illness. She also runs workshops for mental health charities to share what she has learnt about how to stay calm and with the power of poetry.
Published by Hodder
#RadioGorgeous #RachelKelly #Poetry
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.
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://linktr.ee/josephinepembroke
Written by Josephine Pembroke
Director & Choreographer Lisa Mulidore
Musical Director Heather Longman
#RadioGorgeous #SohoRadio #WorkinggirlsofSoho
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
#TrueStory #RadioGorgeous #DonnaFreed
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
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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.
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!