Podcast Episodes

COERCIVE CONTROL: Shattering myths with Professor Evan Stark

In this episode, Charlotte is joined by Professor Evan Stark, sociologist, forensic social worker, widely published author and an award-winning researcher with an international reputation for his innovative work on the legal, policy and health dimensions of interpersonal violence, including its effects on children. 

38 min 58 sec

INEQUALITY IN MEDICINE: Dispelling the gender pain gap and sexism in healthcare with Dr Maddy Lucy Dann

In this episode, Charlotte meets Accident and Emergency Doctor and internet sensation, Dr Maddy Lucy Dan. She’s feisty, funny and intelligent. They discuss the gender inequality gap in healthcare and medicine, touching on topics such as the gender pain gap and reproductive healthcare in Britain.  

33 min 47 sec

ANTI-SEMITISM AND MISOGYNY: Challenging the status quo with Eve Barlow

In this episode, Charlotte is joined by Eve Barlow. Eve is an active voice on Jewish identity and fighting antisemitism on social media. She was listed as Algemeiner's Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life in both 2020 and 2021 for her efforts.

41 min 21 sec

CONTROL: Coercive control, gaslighting and patriarchal bargaining

Dr Emma Katz and Dr Roxanne Khan join Charlotte in a new episode to talk about coercive and controlling behaviour and how it impacts on the lives of victims and children. They explore the key signs to look out for if a child or mother is a victim of coercive and controlling behaviour, how the law can help to protect future victims and the harm and danger caused by coercive control. 

36 min 39 sec

REVOLUTIONARY FEMINIST: The life of Valerie Solanas

We can only truly achieve the liberation of women with a revolution that dismantles patriarchal structures that oppress women and harm men. Let’s talk about revolutionary feminism. In this episode, Charlotte is joined by Professor Breanne Fahs, a Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. Breanne has authored six books: Performing Sex; Valerie Solanas; Out for Blood; Firebrand Feminism; Women, Sex, and Madness; and, most recently, Unshaved. 

56 min 36 sec

ABORTION: The movement to de-criminalise abortion

In this episode, Charlotte is joined by Dr Jonathan Lord, UK medical director of MSI Reproductive Choices. They share their views on access to abortion in Britain and the laws and restrictions surrounding this fundamental right to reproductive healthcare. 

32 min 54 sec

CHILD MARRIAGE: Ending violence against Children

In this episode, Charlotte is joined by Naomi Wiseman, barrister at Garden Court Chambers specialising in violence against women and girls and Payzee Malika, award-winning activist and survivor of child marriage. They reflect on their long-fought campaign to increase the age of marriage and criminalise child marriage in England and Wales. Alongside a coalition of amazing women’s organisations representing women and children from all backgrounds, they campaigned to change the law and they were successful.

The Pauline Latham MP Bill came into effect in 2022. Until recently, children were able to marry at the age of 16 with parental consent, which campaigners warned is a ‘child marriage’. It also leaves girls in particular at risk of being coerced into forced marriages. The law now makes it an offence to marry a child and it applies to both registered marriages and unregistered ceremonial events. Together they discuss how to bring about legal change to advance the rights of women and girls.

31 min 30 sec

HEARD V DEPP: IRL witch-trials and victim blaming

In this episode, Charlotte and Lucia Osborne-Crowley share their views about the live-streamed Heard v Depp defamation trial in Virginia, US. Lucia is an award-winning writer and journalist. Her news reporting and literary work appeared in Granta, GQ, The Sunday Times, the Guardian, The Lifted Brow and others. She’s smart and brilliant. Both Charlotte and Lucia followed the trial, which became trial by TikTok.

It was all popcorn and drama until it became trauma porn in which Amber Heard was relentlessly mocked and ridiculed on our screens. They share their views about the effect that the trial will have on survivors who watched the visceral and intimate nature of the couple’s lives unfold on our screens. Where does this leave the MeToo movement? 

32 min 54 sec