10 things no one tells you about being radio presenter

Monkeys, Page 3 girls and hate mail: Emma Barnett reveals all about life behind the mic on a radio programme, as she calls time on her LBC show and embarks on her next radio chapter. Nearly three years ago I stepped into a radio studio for the first time and began presenting. It was one […]

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Listen: Presenting the Woman’s Hour Powerlist Podcast – Kapow!

Which 10 women in the UK have done most to game-change the way power operates in the UK, whether in culture, business, politics or campaigns? Emma Barnett, chair of the Woman’s Hour Power List 2014 panel, presents the latest discussions and features related to the Power List and the theme of game changers ahead of […]

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Radio 4 doc: Can you really be an Orthodox Jew and a feminist?

Male-led religions present a big dilemma to feminists in the modern world. Emma Barnett, an Orthodox Jew by upbringing and a feminist, explains how she sometimes struggles to reconcile the two sides of her life in a new Radio 4 programme I remember feeling shocked when I learned that my Jewish boyfriend, now husband, had […]

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Video: watch all about the Woman’s Hour Power List 2014

I introduce this year’s Woman’s Hour Power List – enjoy…..

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Chairing the Woman’s Hour Powerlist 2014: Searching for 10 Game Changers

The Woman’s Hour Power List is back for 2014, identifying the top ten ‘game changers’ operating in the UK today. I’m chairing proceedings and the big reveal will be on April 9, live from the BBC Radio theatre. It’s a bloody hard but brilliant job, believe me. Fellow judges Rachel Johnson, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Heather Rabbatts […]

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10 things I wish I’d known when I was a teenage girl at school

With anxiety levels for UK teenage girls at an all-time high, Emma Barnett, a former stress-head, gives her younger self a good talking to Ruby Wax, the comedian and broadcaster, has spoken out about how British schools today are piling on too much pressure on young people and are at risk of inducing mental breakdowns. She’s aptly […]

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Abortion scandal: Inside Britain’s unregulated ‘pro-life’ clinics

Undercover Telegraph reporters reveal what’s really going on inside unregulated clinics that offer misleading information to women considering abortions By Emma Barnett, Claire Newell, Holly Watt, Ben Bryant With its dim lighting and navy blue foam chairs, the waiting room could pass for a rundown doctor’s surgery. Staff strode between the rooms carrying clipboards and […]

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Undercover Telegraph investigation: ‘Abortion will make women child sex abusers’ independent clinics warn

Abortion counsellors in Britain are wrongly telling women that they could become child sex abusers or develop cancer after abortions, an undercover Daily Telegraph investigation has found By Emma Barnett, Claire Newall, Holly Watt and Ben Bryant Women are being wrongly warned during counselling sessions at allegedly “independent” clinics that an abortion could lead to […]

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Calling time on my LBC 97.3 show: end of an era

After nearly three years of working at LBC 97.3, I have decided to call time on my show and have made the decision not to renew my contract, in order to pursue some of my other exciting radio opportunities (more details to come shortly…) My last Sunday show will be soon – watch my Twitter […]

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Presenting Woman’s Hour – Jessie J does like a dude

I was thrilled to start guest presenting Woman’s Hour this year, becoming the youngest ever host to date. My first guest was Jessie J. Here’s what I wrote about the experience for The Telegraph: Jessie J, the popstar and former judge on BBC talent show The Voice, tells Emma Barnett, in a radio interview for […]

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Making it into Radio Academy’s ’30 under 30′

I am thrilled to have been named in the Radio Academy’s prestigious ‘30 under 30’ list for the last two years running, which selects the brightest talent working in British radio aged under 30. This is what the Radio Academy had to say about the class of 2013: easy pay day loan The 2013 list, chosen […]

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BBC Radio 4 doc – Women at War

I made a doc for Radio 4 about women on the front line – have a listen here and have a read about my experience here. I learned a heck of a lot from some amazing women. Two versions of the documentary went out – one for Radio 4 and a longer one, with more […]

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Meet the female soldiers proving the case for women on the front line

As the US military prepares to allow women to serve on the front line for the first time, Emma Barnett travels to Canada for BBC Radio 4 to meet some of the most respected female infantry soldiers. Why does the UK look so out of date? “Do you want me to make ‘em cry?” is […]

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