I’ve Taken Up Stripping at 59

06 Nov 2022

Josephine Pembroke started her cabaret show at 59, rediscovering her sexuality, the wild days of 80s Soho and her time in a Pussy Power band in the 90s. And this year, she’s bringing it to the Edinburgh Fringe… This month, aged 59 years old, I am planning to rip my big knickers off on stage….


14 Jan 2020

PLEASE come and see my show, THE WORKING GIRLS OF SOHO, click below for tickets, tickets selling fast! “Wit, charm and plenty of sauce, simply a fabulous show.” Sophie Parkin, Author of The Colony Room Club 1948-2008 “Josephine brings Soho in all its seedy, raunchy glamour to life. Dazzling fun.” Donna Freed, Radio Gorgeous…

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In The Moment Magazine Podcasts with Radio Gorgeous

22 Jan 2019

Tune in to the latest Radio Gorgeous podcast to hear In The Moment Magazine writer Sarah Plater discussing her struggle with chronic insomnia. Sarah suffered from insomnia for a decade before realising that the solution was inside her all along. In this episode, she chats to Josephine Pembroke and discusses her struggle with sleeplessness and…

Positive Potions LOVE US!

RADIO GORGEOUS PODCAST Loved, LOVED doing this podcast with the divine Josephine Pembroke and Donna Freed at the inimitable  What brilliant women, and what an amazing enterprise, described as ‘pirate radio for Vogue readers’ (wish I’d come up with that: spot on!). Listen in for a live tasting of our Potions – which all received…

have you ever wondered what happens during a headshot photoshoot? Teresa Walton with Radio Gorgeous

31 Jan 2018

  Are you a professional who needs to cultivate the right image to connect with your audience. Or perhaps a presenter or journalist who wants your audience to connect with you as well as your words. It’s important for you to look confident, you don’t feel good about your current profile image, you want to…

Wild & Gorgeous The Resident Magazine

15 May 2017

    Wild & Gorgeous The Resident Magazine HOW RADIO GORGEOUS IN CHISWICK IS EMPOWERING WOMEN Chiswick local Josephine Pembroke wanted to set up a platform that would give women a voice – and now the podcasting site is going from strength to strength As I sit around the dinner table in Josephine Pembroke’s Chiswick…


25 May 2016

  THE MUTTON CLUB RADIO GORGEOUS   What better way to reinvent yourself in midlife than by setting up your own radio show? We talk to Josephine Pembroke (founder) and Donna Freed (literary editor) of Radio Gorgeous, the online radio show created in 2011 for bold, intelligent and vibrant women who want talk radio. On the Radio Gorgeous…

Josephine Pembroke at THE HUB DOT – The F Word

10 Feb 2016

One minute. That’s all our storytellers have on the Hub Dot stage. And their ability to cram everything they want to say into 60 seconds is mind-blowing. Our storytellers’ rock! Be it personal, professional, funny or profound (or all four!) they have so much to say in such a short period of time.   And…

RADIO GORGEOUS Why I love it by Alyson Walsh

02 Nov 2015

Alyson Walsh Blogger and Style Journalist from That’s Not My Age has told the world why she LOVES Radio Gorgeous Josephine Pembroke founded Radio Gorgeous when she was 50. Having worked in radio and PR, as well as on-stage in eighties club band Pussies Galore (who I think I might have seen at the Hacienda),…

Josephine Pembroke interviewed by Vanessa Bailey

13 May 2015

Interview: Josephine Pembroke, founder of Radio Gorgeous women · podcasts · media · arts · life · radio · female · lifestyle · literature · reviews · sex · love · fun · puglia · singer · cabaret · jazz · broadcaster. A while back I was lucky to be offered an extremely fun interview…


30 Apr 2015

JOSEPHINE PEMBROKE & DONNA FREED (joins later): Founder and co-hosts of Radio Gorgeous How long have you lived in the area? Seven years. Askew Road is my hub now. I do all my shopping at The Co-op, Ginger Pig, and the Asian shop opposite because they do fabulous fresh herbs in big bunches. And I go…

Gorgeous! Princess Michael of Kent discusses ‘dark shadows’!

02 Jul 2014

Gorgeous! Princess Michael of Kent discusses ‘dark shadows’! Josephine Pembroke All this fuss at The Oldie (the latest news is that Richard Ingrams has been locked out) reminds me that ages back I meant to blog about Josephine Pembroke and her online Radio Gorgeous. Josephine, who’s about 50 but looks 36, is the wife of The Oldie‘s publisher, James….

Josephine Radio Gorgeous with AMANDA RUIZ

21 May 2014

The amazing creator of Radio Gorgeous is interviewed today by Amanda Ruiz. Learn about Josephine’s inspiration, background and why she has created this amazing radio station! Click to WATCH THE VIDEO:


14 May 2014

WE LOVE RADIO GORGEOUS INTERVIEW, JOSEPHINE PEMBROKE, RADIO GORGEOUS, WE LOVE   “Pirate Radio for Vogue Readers” Journalist and writer Zoe Williams Last Thursday Mary and I had a fabulous time when the gorgeous Josephine Pembroke  popped into Allium B HQ to interview us for her show. We had a wonderful time talking about  Allium…

All YOU Need is Radio Gorgeous – High 50

09 Sep 2013

Josephine Pembroke: I started a radio station in my 50th year  Sometimes it takes 50 years to find your path: via fashion PR, drama, cabaret and gay TV, Josephine Pembroke found her passion and created Radio Gorgeous Radio Gorgeous is a radio station run by women for women, and Josephine Pembroke is the woman behind…

My Boris is really just a sensitive soul – Charlotte Johnson-Wahl

30 Jul 2013

Boris Johnson’s mother, Charlotte Johnson-Wahl, has spoken of her fears for her four children. “I can’t bear all the publicity,” she tell Gogglewatch Presenter and Broadcaster Mary Killen in an interview on Radio Gorgeous. She says Alexander, as  she calls Boris,  is “very soft-hearted and much more easily hurt than Rachel”, while his younger sister…

West London’s all-women station

14 May 2013

  A FORMER jazz singer and cabaret artist wants to expand the all-women radio station she launched a year ago. Josephine Pembroke launched Radio Gorgeous last spring, which she describes as a women’s glossy magazine you can listen to. With an all-women team, the Shepherd’s Bush station aims to entertain women across west London with…