Woman’s hour introduced me to feminism in 2012 and it opened my eyes! Will forever be in my heart. Such a wide range of topics with so many courageous, intelligent, kind women on every episode. Barnet does a great job as a tough or sensitive interviewer depending on the topic. Great job ladies!
rivs 23 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/19/23
Walked away after years with Jenny and Jane. These new hosts are more in the magnificent tradition of Women’s Hour. Curious, open, and smart. And occasionally wry or even funny.
Auntyfascist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/23
I listen to Woman’s Hour for topics of interest and women’s stories in general. However, I feel that the BBC’s obsession with “balance” has led this podcast down a dangerous road where, whenever trans issues are discussed, the far right bigots seem to have more say than trans people. This might...Read full review »
Camelia.8 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/26/23
Would like contact email on podcast
rat tap via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/12/23
All topics covered are interesting and useful apart from sports. via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/11/23
I enjoy this podcast but can’t stand all the sport they now cover. I have no interest in it whatsoever.
Pickles2007 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/27/23
I agree with long time listener and Illinois—way too difficult listening to EB as she is so argumentative and determined to win arguments. Not a space to listen to others. After listening to WH for a lifetime, I stopped when Jenny and Jane left. I just came across Nuala McGovern tho and so I will...Read full review »
Muses from the Marches via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/23
Totally agree with Illinois homeowner. Emma Barnett just argues with everyone. I like a healthy debate but its hard to listen to. Love the replacements hosts.
92446 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/23
Nothing against Emma Barnett who is away on family leave but the current hosts, Anita Rani and Nuala McGovern, are just better. Emma is a competent host and does an excellent job researching her topics and guests but her interview style, particularly when members of Parliament are invited, is...Read full review »
illinois homeowner via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/23
Hi, I do love this show but find it quite frustrating that sometimes there are so many interesting guests and subjects and everything is crammed in. Isn’t it better to have fewer subjects and more time spent on them? There is way too much crammed into a show. Regards Harinder
Harrie Takher via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/14/23
I find the lack of male subjects under represents the other half of the population.
Chan Chan 48 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/04/23
C’est un peu nul
dron-x via Apple Podcasts · France · 12/30/22
What wasn’t asked and what I’d like to know re transgender issues is this, what is it that makes women, specifically, (because we don’t hear about men doing the same thing) feel so outraged that they are prepared to forgo their lifelong cherished leftist political leanings to join up with those...Read full review »
Terra Arts via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/12/22
Love it!
NatalieGoldberg via Apple Podcasts · Czech Republic · 08/24/22
My mum used to listen to woman’s hour & so do I. At the moment I’m about 6 months behind trying to catch up on the podcasts after months of homeschooling & not being able to listen! I do miss hearing Jenny Murray’s voice. I enjoy the show, but often find they are too time centred, rushing...Read full review »
BHA Fran via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/06/22
I think she is just great and have thought so for some time but was prompted to write a review after her interview with Nazanin Z R. It was the best interview I’ve heard for a long time. Long May Emma reign!
CDogsMum via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/26/22
Cannot believe that only 30k was raised for this effort! If she were in Ireland she would have 3 million! 🤷🏻‍♀️.
Old vumman via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 04/15/22
It’s taken me a long time to get back into WH since the departure of the wonderful Jane Garvey. I initially found Emma Barnett’s approach too adversarial and felt that she lacked the empathy necessary for WH. However I feel that with time Emma’s approach has softened and she has real empathy for...Read full review »
nashvilleyeah via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/06/22
Emma’s interview with Maya Forstater was so poor. Whatever your views on an already highly polarised issue, this was not impartial by any means. It was rude, lazy, poorly researched and aggressive. I won’t be listening to WH again. Not sure women have any safe spaces anymore.
LuBo125 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/10/22
I love womens hour, the variety and topics you cover are fantastic. Really can’t listen to Emma though, hard hitting questions are one thing but she’s so bias and find her style so uncomfortable and hard to listen too!! Find myself turning off more and more
Hackettl81 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/12/22
My fav podcast, I listen to WH everyday, as Emma is brilliant, she is the best interviewer around. She is so balanced, articulate, empathetic & powerful. Gentle with vulnerable people, challenging with those who need to be accountable, a brilliant role model. However I’m sure there is also a...Read full review »
TalNel via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/06/22
I do enjoy listening to the new improved Womans Hour! Really interesting guests and I think Emma’s style is spot on! She has empathy but is also challenging! Reading through reviews it seems a lot of women find her too forthright/aggressive which to me indicates we’re still not used to women...Read full review »
es hilliard via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/28/21
Sandra .C. via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/18/21
Just wanted to leave a review to tell Emma her laugh brightens my day!
Lucy Priest via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/15/21
Fantastic interview! How can the BBC think its impartiality HASN’T been compromised?! Well done Emma for asking the right questions, even if no straight answers were forthcoming. As usual…
BoudicaWasAWoman via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/12/21
I am an expat living in Australia. I am impressed at the quality of the journalism and content in Woman’s Hour- Emma Barnett in particular is top notch !
Scolligan68 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/12/21
Emma, I like how you “stand your ground” even when you agree or disagree with your guest. You are truly a diplomat. LRJpgms1958@att’net
LRJalarned via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/11/21
Thanks very much for interviewing Kathleen Stock. This interview was long over due. I hope you continue to invite women who are speaking out to protect women and girls.
DianneRPW via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/04/21
I love a strong interviewer who won’t accept people not answering the question but can Emma Barnett keep quiet for longer than 20 seconds and actually let respondents finish when they are answering
Bolshybarnett via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/30/21
I live in Australia and often listen to Woman’s Hour in the evenings. It keeps me informed and updated on current issues impacting women, provides a range of political views and helps me feel connected to home.
MYasF via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/26/21
Why are women being discriminated for having a family …every which way? Why should we be forced to go to work if we would like to choose to stay home and look after our own babies. Why , if we do choose to go to work, then be forced to pay so much for child care? Why are women made to feel bad if...Read full review »
Fab122 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/15/21
I find Emma unbearably confrontational! I actually wince when she interjects repeatedly. The conversation rarely flows with her so the listening experience is quite unpleasant.
anjdidndnixnwn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/01/21
The last year or so has not been good for Woman’s Hour. The departure of two experienced presenters combined with COVID restrictions means the show is no longer the pleasurable listen it used to be. Emma is far too an abrasive an interviewer for a program that should be championing women’s...Read full review »
ruthied29 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/31/21
Refreshing to hear such a sensible and insightful discussion about something that is so misunderstood. Thank you for shining a light on this. X
starbarcat via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/26/21
I love hearing Anita’s laughter and light personal references at contributors comments and we even hear some from Emma. It definitely makes us ALL feel invested in the topics discussed.
Melanie from Norwich via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/23/21
Emma has really improved. Impressed by the way she puts politicians to task stands no nonsense . She also shows empathy and her soft side when appropriate. .
Flossie 456 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/18/21
Emma Barnet I love the fact you do not take people mucking you around and persist to get the answers we all want 😊
Badge 109 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/11/21
I used to really enjoy woman’s hour, it’s lost it’s sparkle for me. Emma Barnett is a little to hostile an interviewer and looses the humanity somewhere. Of corse a lot of the topics tackled are serious but it’s like listening to a headmistress talk down to people, there’s no connection there.
babsupo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/01/21
Maybe they should rebrand as inclusivity hour. It’s okay for women to be centered and for us to discuss things that do not include everyone.
Hannahderw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/21
I am so very, very disappointed that you choose to interview a man on what his perspective of his teenage years was like. He has absolutely no idea What it Feels Like for a Girl. He is promoting abuse/rape for teenage girls? Seriously? Such a misogynistic man. You have lost your minds BBC.
Jazzy333p via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/28/21
Always so impressed with how you ask the tough questions. Thank you x
Blonde.bombshell.12 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/20/21
Jenny & Jane were top notch presenters. Emma Barnet is not. A huge step backwards for the programme. Have now unsubscribed after 10 years of listening.
Ru8yL0u via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/17/21
I have been listening to Woman’s Hour for about 8 years. I have always listened to the podcasts rather than live shows so I am used to skipping parts of the show to fast forward to other bits- now I skip to fast forward Emma Barnett. I feel embarrassed for the guests in the interviews led by...Read full review »
EGD 14 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/14/21
Emma Barnet I am so shocked by your attack on Dr Mike Yeadon that I will no longer be listened to woman’s hour. I thought this was fair reporting but you are all just reading from the same sheet. Shame on you
Foxespaws via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/11/21
I enjoy WH when it is a conversation rather than an interview. I don’t enjoy hearing a presenter obviously reading an intro - I miss the older presenters as they seemed so comfortable with us and the guests. It is a great programme. I hope the Craft Prize comes back and the cooking, sewing etc....Read full review »
castellburt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/10/21
To celebrate “clubbing” when over 100,000 people have died of covid
uniquename1987 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/05/21
Not sure what has shifted, my perception or Emma’s style. Anyway I am glad to have stayed tuned to Woman’s Hour as I am now as enjoying it as much as ever. Topics remain varied, guests informed and informative and Emma engaging. Bravo.
B.W. Yeats via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/05/21
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