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Thirty-something life, honestly. Journalists and best mates Charlie Gowans-Eglinton and Frankie Graddon talk about everything from imposter syndrome and pandemic pregnancy to bad dates and worse hair days. Love, money, frocks and spots: it's all up for discussion

The Wingwoma‪n‬ Charlie and Frankie

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9 • 76 Ratings

Thirty-something life, honestly. Journalists and best mates Charlie Gowans-Eglinton and Frankie Graddon talk about everything from imposter syndrome and pandemic pregnancy to bad dates and worse hair days. Love, money, frocks and spots: it's all up for discussion

    2.7 Khloe Kardashian's bikini, an examination of procrastination and have I forgotten how to eat in public?

    2.7 Khloe Kardashian's bikini, an examination of procrastination and have I forgotten how to eat in public?

    This week, Charlie explores her inability to stop procrastinating, while Frankie realises that after a year of sofa dinners, she's forgotten how to eat like a grown up.

    We discuss Khloe Kardashian's controversial bikini photo asking, should she have removed it from Instagram and how did we reach peak filter? Plus, we share the interviews and dodgy TV shows on our radar.

    To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every other Sunday. Or get in touch at thewingwomanofficial.com.


    Episode links:

    What Does Procrastination Tell Us About Ourselves - James Surowiecki, The New Yorker

    BBC Radio 6 Festival - Michael Kiwanuka at Alexandra Palace

    Conversations on Love

    How to Fail with Adrian Dunbar

    • 36 min
    2.6. After a year of lockdown and pandemic living, is there even a 'normal' to go back to?

    2.6. After a year of lockdown and pandemic living, is there even a 'normal' to go back to?

    This week, we're taking stock a year after the first lockdown was announced, and wondering whether it will take finally going 'back to normal' for us to realise how much has changed. Plus, Charlie's dipping a toe back into the app-dating waters (with pub-garden dates a possibility again) and Frankie's taken her first step back into the world of work after having a baby - but with no childcare, it's just as hard as you'd imagine. 

    Plus, we're talking eye-gazing and Instagram buddhism (thanks to Orlando Bloom) and discussing wine in a tin - is it the future?

    To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every other Sunday. Or get in touch at thewingwomanofficial.com.

    Episode links:

    Hollywood, Anti-Asian hate and me - Charlotte Mei, Buro 247

    #StopAsianHate 'We Need To Understand The Often-Hidden Racist Rhetoric In The UK, That Has Been Omnipresent All My Life' - Susie Lau, Grazia

    Change.org: COVID19 Anti-Racism Group (CARG) against Racism targeting British East Asian People

    Go Fund Me: #StopAsianHate

    Emily Ratajkowski has posted pictures of herself in labour. That’s nothing . . . - Frankie Graddon, The Times

    Orlando Bloom on life with Katy Perry and their new baby, Daisy - Hannah Swerling, The Times

    NICE - Malbec in a tin

    • 46 min
    2.5 Why "text me when you get home" shouldn't have to be said

    2.5 Why "text me when you get home" shouldn't have to be said

    Trigger warning: in this episode we discuss sexual harassment, suicide and mental health

    This week the abduction and murder of Sarah Everard as she walked home shook women all over the country. We’re discussing why this case has hit so close to home - but also questioning how much more attention these cases get when the victims are white.

    We also discuss the British media's reaction to Meghan following the Sussexs’ Oprah interview, and look at why the 'difficult woman' narrative is so damaging.

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    You can contact the following organisations for support with your mental health: Mind, NHS, Samaritans.



    Episode links:

    Letters Live

    Open City

    Millennial Love 

    Redemption Roasters

    • 49 min
    2.4 Centre partings, bottled martinis, and making plans for post-lockdown life

    2.4 Centre partings, bottled martinis, and making plans for post-lockdown life

    This week, we're making plans for our post-lockdown lives - but while Frankie's booked a haircut and a British minibreak, Charlie's worrying about socialising fatigue. We're also talking about the generational parting war (are you a centrist or a sidey?) and the danger of group texts.

    Plus, we're sharing our podcast, TV, and article recommendations over a martini - Frankie's is from The Berkeley's Blue Bar, and Charlie's is Daffy's martini with orange blossom. Cheers! To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every other Sunday. Or get in touch at thewingwomanofficial.com.

    Episode links:

    Grace Dent on In Writing with Hattie Crisell 

    British grief centres mainly around the making of sandwiches - Grace Dent, The Guardian

    Oh la la! Why I'm staying in with the French - Charlie Gowans-Eglinton, The Times

    • 35 min
    2.3. Cats in court, caesarean stigma, and how we failed Britney Spears

    2.3. Cats in court, caesarean stigma, and how we failed Britney Spears

    This week, Frankie's sharing her emergency caesarean story - and scar - inspired by Amy Schumer, and Charlie's gone down a DIY rabbit hole. We're talking about the Framing Britney Spears documentary, and how we failed one of our generation's formative icons - and wondering if things would really be any different if it all played out now. 

    Plus, we're sharing our book and article recommendations over a glass of Casina Tavijn vino rosso for Charlie, and Love by Leoube rosé Côtes de Provence for Frankie. Cheers! To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every other Sunday. Or get in touch at thewingwomanofficial.com.

    Episode links:

    How complicit are we in the downfall of Britney Spears? - Marie Claire Chappet, Harper's Bazaar

    People Like Her, Ellery Lloyd

    'I'm not a cat'

    • 39 min
    2.2. Liz Hurley’s snow boobs, internal monologues and, help! I can’t stop online shopping

    2.2. Liz Hurley’s snow boobs, internal monologues and, help! I can’t stop online shopping

    This week, Frankie has become addicted to buying storage solutions, while Charlie has just completed her first tax return and only cried twice - oh the joys of January. We discuss Liz Hurley’s topless snow day picture and ask: why is it still deemed inappropriate for a woman over forty to show some skin? Plus, with so many of us spending more time by ourselves, now’s the time negative internal monologues can run rampage. Frankie’s found some helpful suggestions for keeping it quiet.
    We also share the telly shows, articles and gymnastic routines getting us through the week - all over half a tin of Fortitude Imperial Stout (Frankie) and glass of Sea of Dreams Garnacha (Charlie). Cheers!
    To hear more from us, sign up at TheWingwoman.co.uk to receive our free weekly newsletter every Sunday. Email us at thewingwomanofficial.com.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

SGlistener ,

A brilliant listen I look forward to every week

If you’re a fan of The High Low and Diary She Wrote, this is another brill podcast not to be missed.

Interesting, funny, thoughtful and topical chat each week that I really look forward to 👍🏼

EnyaJayne ,

Honest, Witty and Just Brilliant!

I have listened to Frankie and Charlie since the beginning of The Wingwomen. Got to say I’m loving every episode of the podcast and reading the weekly newsletter.

Whoever thought that you could find a podcast which is so chatty with various topics which are relatable on all levels as a women (e.g. including going for a wee in public). On a more serious note they cover current topics and debates in depth. In between two good friends chatting about their recommendations and stories. It’s a cracker!

Donald Stockport ,

The place for weekly recommendations

Just like listening to two of your mates debate, share stories and their weekly recommendations. A new pop culture podcast for the thirty something women. I really like the length too.

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