32 episodes

Katy Balls speaks to women at the top of their respective games, about their passions, their battles, and what makes them tick.
Katy Balls is Deputy Political Editor of The Spectator.

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Katy Balls speaks to women at the top of their respective games, about their passions, their battles, and what makes them tick.
Katy Balls is Deputy Political Editor of The Spectator.

    The Lisa Nandy Edition

    The Lisa Nandy Edition

    Lisa Nandy is the Labour MP for Wigan and former shadow energy secretary. She is one of the remaining three contenders for Labour leader. On the podcast, she talks to Katy about her childhood ambitions, cross-party friendships, and the worst advice she's ever been given.
    Presented by Katy Balls.

    • 30 min
    The Emily Thornberry Edition

    The Emily Thornberry Edition

    Emily Thornberry is the shadow Foreign Secretary and former contender for the Labour leadership. On the podcast, she talks to Katy about her challenging childhood, what practising law taught her about politics, and her bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.
    Presented by Katy Balls.

    • 37 min
    The Prue Leith Edition

    The Prue Leith Edition

    Prue Leith is a restaurateur, Bake Off judge, and advisor to the government's review on hospital food. On the podcast, she talks to Katy about growing up in apartheid South Africa, how she got her first Michelin star, and having breakfast with Boris Johnson in Downing St.
    Prue Leith will be live in conversation with her nephew Sam Leith (the Spectator's Books Editor) and her niece Peta Leith on the 24th March. Get tickets here (https://events.spectator.co.uk/events/2020-03-an-evening-with-prue-leith) .
    Presented by Katy Balls.

    • 31 min
    The Thérèse Coffey Edition

    The Thérèse Coffey Edition

    Thérèse Coffey is the MP for Suffolk Coastal and the work and pensions secretary. On the podcast, she talks about her famous karaoke parties, the importance of her Catholic faith to her, and that (https://twitter.com/Emmabarnett/status/616969918483955712?s=20) picture from one Spectator party.
    Presented by Katy Balls.

    • 28 min
    The Ayesha Hazarika Edition

    The Ayesha Hazarika Edition

    Ayesha Hazarika is a journalist and comedian, and a former Labour advisor to Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband. On the podcast, she talks about growing up in Glasgow, vetting Ed Miliband for Prime Minister's Questions, and the stand-up jokes that bombed the most.
    Presented by Katy Balls.

    • 36 min
    The Joanna Cherry Edition

    The Joanna Cherry Edition

    Joanna Cherry is the SNP's Justice and Home Affairs Spokesperson and a prolific QC, known for her successful legal challenge against the government over its decision to prorogue parliament. In the end, Boris Johnson's prorogation was declared unlawful. On the podcast, she talks to Katy about her Scottish Labour days, the misogyny she identifies in the current debate over trans rights, and taking the Prime Minister to court.
    Presented by Katy Balls.

    • 34 min

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