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

    RULA LENSKA - My Colourful Life on Gorgeous Lives archives with Josephine Pembroke

    RULA LENSKA - My Colourful Life on Gorgeous Lives archives with Josephine Pembroke

    Rula Lenska on GORGEOUS LIVES  “All my life I have run into excitement, danger and discovery.” Legendary red head, beauty and talented British born of aristocratic Polish descent actress and West London denizen tells Josephine about her most dangerous roles.  Josephine is now addicted to Rock Follies. Listen here for Rula's life story. 

    • 46 min
    TWIGGY - Her life, her fame, her fashion Radio Gorgeous Archives with Josephine Pembroke

    TWIGGY - Her life, her fame, her fashion Radio Gorgeous Archives with Josephine Pembroke

    In the 1960s Twiggy was the most famous model on the globe. And she was  as big as the Beatles and she was only 16. Hear Twiggy's story here on Radio Gorgeous.  Twiggy tells us about growing up in Neasden,  the madness of fame and her career as a model, film star, musical theatre star,  and more.

    ALL MUSIC CHOSEN BY TWIGGY


     http://www.twiggylawson.co.uk/


    @Twiggy 

    • 26 min
    Shirley Conran - SUPERWOMAN - Radio Gorgeous Archives with Josephine Pembroke

    Shirley Conran - SUPERWOMAN - Radio Gorgeous Archives with Josephine Pembroke

    The late Shirley Conran tells us about her new book then quickly moves onto her whole life story.  
    Shirley's early divorce, along with her innate and pragmatic design sense and a gift for teaching has driven Shirley Conran to do many things: free women from housework (Superwoman), teach girls about sex (Lace), demand a work/life balance and she has now turned to money and maths. Women don’t have enough money and as Shirley says, money matters because it gets things done! She has done her research and made it fun, accessible and relevant. She tells Josephine Pembroke  how and why she is the maverick that she is. 
    Radio Gorgeous - Gorgeous Lives 
    image: Josephine with Shirley and they both wore hot pink! 

    • 55 min
    Emma Bridgewater - Her life and Her pots with Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous Archives

    Emma Bridgewater - Her life and Her pots with Josephine Pembroke on Radio Gorgeous Archives

    From the simple idea of wanting to create the perfect bowl and mug for her mum's dresser, Emma Bridgewater built the pottery empire she always dreamed of. The colourful, cheerful and practical ceramics have the same design she drew 30 years ago in her Brixton squat. She's come a long way since then and is off on another adventure. She talks to Josephine about her life and her book: Toast & Marmalade and Other Stories.

    www.emmabridgewater.co.uk

    @EmmaBridgewater

    #emmabridgewater #pottery #china #tea #coffee #toast #entrepreneurs #designer #plates #women #interviews #radio #gorgeous #baking #kitchen

    • 24 min
    KATE ADIE - The Journalist - on Fighting on The Home Front and women and war by with Josephine Pembroke Radio Gorgeous Archives

    KATE ADIE - The Journalist - on Fighting on The Home Front and women and war by with Josephine Pembroke Radio Gorgeous Archives

    Kate Adie presents From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4. Kate talks to Josephine Pembroke interviews Kate about her book and her life as a very special correspondent. 
    It became something of a joke in the British army that when Kate Adie arrived on the scene, the soldiers knew they were in trouble.The BBC’s chief news correspondent became one of the best-known faces on television for her reporting from the major wars of recent years. They include the Gulf War, the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Rwanda, China and Sierra Leone.It cannot have occurred to the 23-year-old from Sunderland, with her degree in Scandinavian Studies, that this was where she was heading when she joined the BBC in 1968 as a studio technician in local radio. 

    • 24 min
    WAR PAINT - Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein the makeup wars by Lindsay Woodhead with Josephine Pembroke Radio Gorgeous Archives

    WAR PAINT - Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein the makeup wars by Lindsay Woodhead with Josephine Pembroke Radio Gorgeous Archives

    We love makeup, it gives us confidence – a splurge at the make up counter cheers us up. And, we are always hoping to find that miracle in the jar. Lindy Woodhead and the has written a book about the creation of the beauty industry as we know it. Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein may have been on your mother’s dressing table, but I bet you have owned a tube of 8 Hour Cream and you probably cleanse tone and moisturise – all the things these grand dames on beauty invented. Listen now to to be beautified, entertained and more.

    WAR PAINT  - Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein, The makeup wars by Lindsay Woodhead with Josephine Pembroke Radio Gorgeous Archives 

    • 50 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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