SIM Ep 780 Pod 226: Mad women, bad women, and cramped women
EDIT: In this episode, when talking about Chelsea women's manager Emma Hayes, Jen accidentally said Emma had undergone an emergency caesarean, when in fact she had undergone an emergency hysterectomy. We apologise to Emma and our listeners for this error, which has now been corrected.
True crime is a solid part of our popular culture these days. Focus tends to fall on the perpetrator rather than the victim, though, something historian Hallie Rubenhold, author of excellent book The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, wanted to challenge. And did! And continues to do! She chats to Mick about her podcast Bad Women, back for a second season. This season explores the rich and complex lives of the victims of Blitz killer, The Blackout Ripper, and looks at what wartime meant for Britain's women in terms of new opportunities and old-as-time danger.
After one train vestibule too many, Abby Taylor got onboard with the Campaign for Family-Friendly Trains, and joins Jen this week to talk about why accessibility matters, and what train companies can do to make it easier for those of us with small people to get around.
In Jenny Off The Blocks, Jen recaps the week in women’s sport, including a cracking bout between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall, and joy for the Republic of Ireland’s women’s football team. In Rated or Dated, Hannah takes us back in time to the origins of the Bitches Be Crazy genre, as we revisit 1962’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? And in Bush Telegraph, there's a lot of toilet talk. Blame the Tories.
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