April 15th, 2016
Episode 553 of 725 episodes
The effects of domestic abuse and controlling relationships on children. What support is there for those who grow up with violence at home? Joanna Sharpen, youth worker for the charity AVA - Against Violence and Abuse - talks to Jenni. Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels tell of a complex female friendship over a lifetime. The Story of the Lost Child is the final book in the series that begins in 1950s Naples and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker International prize. Guardian columnist Deborah Orr and Joanna Biggs of the London Review of Books discuss the enigmatic author's appeal to women. Hip arthritis can make sex painful but there is little information for sufferers either before or after surgery. Orthopaedic Consultant Jeremy Latham at Spire Southampton Hospital and Victoria Frosdick, Physiotherapist at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, London join Jenni to discuss how evidence-based advice is needed to help patients having hip replacements. New York Times journalist, Kim Barker, first went to Afghanistan to fill in for the Chicago Tribune in 2002 and fell in love with the country. She took the job of South Asia bureau chief for five years. Next week, a comedy, Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, is released in the UK starring Tina Fey as Kim based on her memoirs of that time. BBC Music has partnered with the Annual Record Store Day 2016 which promotes live performances and special edition vinyls in local independent stores. Stevie Freeman, co-owner of The Union Music Store in Brighton and Noreen McShane, manager of Rough Trade East, London discuss breaking away from the stereotype that they are geeky, male dominated spaces. Presenter: Jenni Murray.
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.