April 26th, 2016
Episode 562 of 725 episodes
The politics of Lemonade - Beyonce's new release. With Emma Dabiri and Sekai Makoni Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock on her new book The Smell of Other People's Houses, set in 1970s Alaska. Utopias have been mostly written about by men - but many women have also dreamed of better worlds and fought for change. Examining the works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Shulamith Firestone, writer Margaret Heffernan explores the utopias women have imagined. The women of Rojava - an autonomous region along Syria's northern border, with a female army and where women hold key decision making posts. Journalist Rahila Gupta on this experiment in gender equality. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Eleanor Garland.
Have you trembled ‘round the campfire as the ghost stories are told? Do tales of horrors wrought by nature and beyond strike fear in your soul? Is it best when you are afraid to turn out the light? Thrill to stories that strike at your deepest fears, as host Stephen Kilpatrick brings the best of horror fiction to your ears and your mind, read to you by the most chilling narrators that podcasting has to offer. <br /> <br /> Podcasting the finest in genre fiction, Tales to Terrify is where the depths of horror reveal the truths of good, evil, and the human spirit in the District of Wonders podcast network. Like all shows in the District of Wonders, Tales to Terrify is supported by a welcoming community of dedicated fans and contributors. Subscribe today, and begin your journey through the spine-tingling depths of storytelling.<br /> <br /> Everyone has a story in the District of Wonders. Come and find yours.