For everyone that doesn’t know anything about me, I listen to the radio far more than look at the TV. I find the pictures are far better and have been in HD for decades. Over the holiday season I’ve listened to two programmes that I think you might enjoy too.
Late Night Woman’s Hour is a short series that allows the topical woman’s magazine programme to discuss subjects in a fashion that – at times – can be far more forthright than if it was in its usual mid-morning slot. First broadcast on 30th December the title of this show is: Naked for the New Year.
Hosted by Lauren Laverne, it features:
Inna Shevchenko from leader of FEMEN;
Miss Glory Pearl – the naked stand-up;
Vikke Dark, ex-model and now feminist academic who campaigns against the ‘glamour’ industry;
Shahidha Bari, lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary’s University, London, and;
Natasha Porter, a photographer under the name of Natansky and one of the collective organising the London leg of the WNBR.
The other show I’d like to draw your attention to: Desert Island Discs, a long running radio programme, first broadcast on 29th January 1942. This is an episode of the re-run series, Desert Island Discs Revisited broadcast on Radio 4 Extra on 27th December 2015 featuring American folk singer Peggy Seeger, and available for 26 days (from 31-12-2015). Quite early on, Peggy confirms that her parents didn’t believe in clothes unless they were necessary, a brief insight into early family naturism in America. True, not much of a connection to naturism, but a wonderful listen just the same. Originally broadcast in July 2001, Seeger moved back to the US following the death of her husband, Ewan MacColl, but according to Wikipedia, she came back to live in the UK in 2010, to be closer to her children.