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    • 4.7 • 925 Ratings

The online magazine by women for women takes to the internet airwaves with its much-loved blend of opinion and humour.

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    SIM Ep 756 Chops 260: Jane Campbell's not just brushing cats

    SIM Ep 756 Chops 260: Jane Campbell's not just brushing cats

    Old women aren't often the protagonists of stories, which is why when Hannah got the chance to chat to Jane Campbell, she jumped at it. Jane, who is 80, has just had her first collection of short stories - Cat Brushing - published, and she tells us why it's never too late to make your hobby your job.
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    • 21 min
    SIM Ep 755 Pod 215: Lionesses and tigers and bearing crosses, oh my!

    SIM Ep 755 Pod 215: Lionesses and tigers and bearing crosses, oh my!

    Our Mickey loves her some Mabel Stark, so when she heard about Tiger Lady, a new play from Dead Rabbits Theatre Company, she got straight on the Zoom with Natisha Williams-Samuels and Kasia Zaremba-Byrne, star and writer/director respectively of the new show about Mabel's incredible life. Hannah's been chatting to author Rebecca Wait about her latest book I'm Sorry You Feel That Way, mother/daughter disasters and why we put too much pressure on youngsters to have "the time of their life" at university. And in the Bush Telegraph, we're talking about the Labour Party, monkeypox and, sorrywhatnow, England are European Champions? Yeah, they bloody are!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Pod 754 Chops 259: Sophie Gallagher on How Men Can Help

    Pod 754 Chops 259: Sophie Gallagher on How Men Can Help

    Violence against women is an issue that isn't going away any time soon. In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, and a string of widely reported murders of women by men, some men are asking what they can do to be better allies. Sophie Gallagher, deputy features editor at the i paper, has some ideas, which she puts forward in her book How Men Can Help: A Guide To Undoing Harm and Being A Better Ally.
    In this week's Chops, she chats to Jen about the mammoth task of getting men to understand the scale of the problem women face, what she hopes to achieve with the book, and why #NotAllMen can get in the bin.
    If you've been affected by any of the issues Sophie and Jen are talking about, you can find out more information about where to get support from Refuge, or Rape Crisis England and Wales.
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    • 35 min
    SIM Ep 753 Pod 214: Birmingham flavoured, with a healthy dash of Michael

    SIM Ep 753 Pod 214: Birmingham flavoured, with a healthy dash of Michael

    With the Birmingham Festival 2022 about to get underway, Hannah ventures (via Zoom) to the glorious Midlands for a chat with artist Dawinder Bansal about her exhibition, Jambo Cinema, which opens on July 28. They're talking Bollywood, social history, video shops and “daytimers”, among other things.
    Jenny Off The Blocks also takes us to Birmingham as, ahead of the Commonwealth Games, Jen catches up with lawn bowling superstar Amy Pharoah of Bowls England.
    Plus, we ask how many times a film’s dialogue can reasonably repeat the central character’s name? The team finds out as 1987’s The Lost Boys gets Rated or Dated. And in BT, Mick’s got a stunning new rendition of the theme to Top Cat, as she reflects on the Tory leadership cuntest. Sorry, we meant, yeah, cuntest.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    SIM Ep 752 Chops 258: Helen Bauer and Yuriko Kotani

    SIM Ep 752 Chops 258: Helen Bauer and Yuriko Kotani

    Not one, but TWO funny women in this week’s Sunday Chops, the first of two Edinburgh Fringe specials – although if you can’t get to the festival, fret not, as both of these excellent comedians can be found elsewhere, too.
    Human fireball Helen Bauer tells Mick about giving advice on the Trusty Hogs podcast, dealing with diet culture in her show Madame Good Tit, and what it’s like to have Marsha from Spaced as your mum in her BBC Three pilot Small Doses. She also introduces her to Pen Island.
    After the break, Yuriko Kotani, a Japanese comedian based in the UK puts the wind up Mick with her talk of “kaiju” – that’s monsters or strange beasties to those of us who don’t speak Japanese. Actually, no wind at all; turns out Godzilla lives in Mick's house. 
    You can give both of them a follow on the socials. Helen is @Helenbabauer and Yuriko is @YurikoComedy. 
    Helen Bauer’s Madame Good Tit is at the Pleasance Courtyard, Aug 3 to 28, 5.40pm
    Yuriko Kotani’s Kaiju About is at the Pleasance Dome, Aug 3 to 28, 7.30pm
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    • 33 min
    SIM Ep 751 Outside The Box #45

    SIM Ep 751 Outside The Box #45

    Is The Lazarus Project Sky's best original drama in a long time? Did Sherwood avoid the Spycops cliche? Does Hannah still love, love, love Only Murders In The Building? Does Mick regret her trip to Paris? Will Jen ever make it past episode one of anything? We answer these questions - and more - in this month's Outside The Box.
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    • 42 min

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925 Ratings

925 Ratings

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Consistently great! Love their take on news/current affairs (‘bush’ telegraph), as well as interesting and wide-ranging interviews with all sorts, and reviews of what’s on the box, and women’s sport. Just all-round brilliant journalism. Couldn’t do without it..

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NO more “men’s month”

In a world where the patriarchy is rammed down our throats on a 24/7 basis, The Standard Issue Podcast is our refuge- 11 months out of 12. Men’s month is every month- please keep it away from this great podcast so we can have 12 months rather than 11

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