New BBC 5Live show coming soon – watch this space…

I am very excited to be joining BBC 5Live in October – presenting a new Sunday night show. My lips are sealed at the moment on the finer details – but it promises to be a lot of fun. As anyone who listened to my LBC will know, I LOVE a bit of Sunday radio […]

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Presenting Woman’s Hour – Summer 2014

I’ve had the pleasure of presenting Woman’s Hour again this summer whenever the ace Jane Garvey has allowed herself some days off. Highlights have included interviewing a frank Jacqueline Bisset, the inspiring Kay Mellor, shedding some light on how mental the pill can make women feel and hearing about women’s lives on the Home Front […]

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Sex education is more important than ever

With so many children getting a warped idea of sex from internet pornography, we need to ensure that they are taught about it properly from a young age A year ago I spent an enlightening evening talking to a group of teenagers about the current state of sex education in Britain. “Non-existent,” said one. “Cringeworthy,” […]

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Introducing my new Audioboo page

Here is a new little home for some of my audio adventures – the lovely team at Audioboo helped me put it together so I can have neat place to gather some of my favourite recorded conversations. Hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoying talking… http://audioboo.fm/channel/emmabarnett

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Presenting BBC London 94.9 (with my old Newsround presenter!)

Really enjoyed presenting the weekend morning show on BBC London with Chris Rogers (who I used to watch on Newsround!) We attempted to solve the London property crisis and figure out whether compulsory education until 18 would be better for young people’s prospects across the UK. All in a day’s work…

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Shocking showdown with ‘comedian’ Alexei Sayle on BBC Radio 2

Have a listen to the moment where the ‘comedian’ Alexei Sayle accuses Emma Barnett, a British Jew, of supporting the murder of women and children, live on BBC Radio 2 Earlier this week I penned a piece about the about the rise of Anti-Semitism across Europe linked to the latest conflict in Gaza. It garnered, unsurprisingly, a […]

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As a British Jew, I am now scared to talk about Israel and Gaza

It is terrifying to see those who oppose Israel’s war in Gaza turn against all Jews It’s not often that I wish I could unhear Radio 4’s Today programme. But yesterday morning, that’s exactly what I found myself wishing I could do. The final item before the 8am news bulletin tried to explore how Israeli […]

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What right-minded woman would want to be a British politician?

As the Tory MP Richard Drax spitefully describes David Cameron’s promotion of female MPs as “the night of the petticoats” and “tokenism”, Emma Barnett explains the real price of his words Who would want to be a politician? I mean it. Who in their right mind would want to willingly sign up for a life […]

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Faith should offer answers, but not on the way to work

To take something as personal as faith and shove it into the public realm just feels off A strange thing has started happening on my way to the office. Every day, outside Victoria Station, I’m greeted by two, sometimes three, smartly dressed people, beaming as they hand out colourful literature sporting tropical scenes and posing […]

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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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