GORGEOUS Lives

an in-depth interview with an interesting woman

Berkoff’s Women, with Linda Marlowe LIVE STREAMING directed by comedian Josie Lawrence

18 Nov 2020

Linda Marlowe trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Linda has a long with writer and director Steven Berkoff includes his plays Greek, Decadence, East, The Trial and Metamorphosis, Steven has described her as his muse.  Linda has been in many plays, films and TV you may remember her as as  he matriarch…

Radio Honey, by Tara Arkle is set in an all women’s Radio Station! With Josephine Pembroke

Tara Arkle has found out what she really wants to do – write. Being the daughter of super talented parents Anthony Newley and Joan Collins, meant it took a while for Tara to know her true direction. Now very happily settled in the West Country of England, as well as writing Tara supports her local…

You Goddess!: Lessons in Being Legendary from Awesome Immortals by E. Foley & B.Coates with Donna Freed

18 Oct 2020

Elizabeth and Beth tell us exciting and amusing feminist slants on Goddesses. They talk about Athena, Medusa and The Furies. The very ancient Goddesses often have wild, dark pasts; more like real women, don’t be afraid of to use everything you have to get what you want.  #Goddesses #RadioGorgeous #Feminism 

The Glorious Guinness Girls – Three Sisters. One Shared Destiny. By Emily Hourican with Josephine Pembroke

02 Oct 2020

The Guinness family are as close to Irish royalty as we get and the glorious Guinness Girls probably garnered as many column inches as actual princesses back in their day. Launched as Debutantes in the roaring 20s the sisters quickly became the darlings of the Bright Young Things. The Glorious Guinness Girls – Three Sisters….

Other Girls Like Me by Stephanie Davies, a memoir from Greenham Common

09 Sep 2020

Stephanie broke away from her long term boyfriend and went to live in the all women camp Greenham Common in Berkshire in the 80s. The women’s wildness, irreverence and freedom influenced Stephanie greatly and she finally found out who she was.  Other Girls Like Me is published by Bedazzled and is up for an award…

CYNTHIA MOSS with CORINNA McSHANE on pioneering elephant research, Echo films and 50 yrs in the African bush

03 Aug 2020

To honour her 80th birthday, Dr Cynthia Moss talks to Corinna about how growing up in the USA inspired a love of nature, leading her to spend five decades in the Kenyan bush.  Many of you will recognise Cynthia from the award-winning films shown on the BBC, PBS and Animal Planet, about the female elephant…

Henley headliner Hao Zi Yoh with Corinna McShane on her journey to becoming an award winning concert pianist – featuring an exclusive performance!

Many of us have been missing live concerts and recitals, so it’s wonderful that the Henley Festival is producing a digital show. Corinna talks to one of the headliners, Hao Zi Yoh about her journey to becoming a concert pianist – from playing the Carnegie Hall aged 12, moving from Malaysia to Germany at 14 and finding…

Women of Steel – The feisty factory sisters who helped win the war with Josephine Pembroke

01 Jul 2020

The last national crisis before Coronavirus was the Second world War, everybody was expected to do their bit. Men went to war and women were conscripted to do “mans work” however dirty, noisy and dangerous. Today we talked to the Sheffield based Journalist Michelle Rawlins who has written a book celebrating The feisty factory sisters…

Mud, Maul, Mascara, Catherine Spencer Captain of Englands Women’s Rugby Team for 3 years with Josephine Pembroke

22 Jun 2020

Catherine Spencer has written a book about her life and most importantly when she was the captain of the England women’s rugby team for three years. She scored eighteen tries for England, won six of the eight Six Nations competitions she took part in, and captained her team to three championship titles, a European cup,…

Gorgeous Curiosities: Viktor WYND The Unnatural History Museum

Curiouser and curiouser – it’s not MAN WEEK and yet we present Viktor Wynd, writer, artist and pataphysicist? Dear listener, we couldn’t resist! Viktor Wynd takes Donna Freed on a tour of his Hackney museum, The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Unnatural Science. The walk-in curio cabinet is crammed with all manner…

The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka, exploring the redemptive powers of love and hope LITERARY LUSTS with Donna Freed

Rosanna Amaka spent 20 years writing her haunting and powerful debut. The Book of Echoes tells the intertwining stories of Michael in Brixton and Ngozi in Nigeria. The book explores the legacy of slavery and colonialism and the dissolution of communities. Despite and partially due to devastation, hope and love emerge as powerful and poetic…

DRESSED FOR WAR the story of the Vogue Editor Audrey Withers from the blitz to the swinging 60’s by Julie Summers

06 Mar 2020

#Fashion #RadioGorgeous #Vogue  Author Julie Summers tells us about a woman who was the Editor of Vogue over the turbulent war years of World War Two, Audrey Withers. Audrey’s drive and vision changed Vogue forever creating, a free thinking, vital fashion magazine for women. We hear about Audrey’s early years and her relationship with the…

‘OPTIMISE CAREER POWER’ through LINKEDIN with Mikaela Elliot

03 Mar 2020

Sarah Tucker talks to Mikaela Elliott, founder of We Aspire  – a Career Coaching Consultancy.  Mikaela has been headhunted and approached for every role she has had because of the power of her brand. She has worked for some of the biggest brands in the industry – LinkedIn, Uber, Michael Page & JLL, alongside various…

Donna’s Scandalous birth mother story on NBC & pendant comp winner GORGEOUS GOSSIP on Radio Gorgeous

28 Jan 2020

Imagine finding out that both your birth parents were so in love that they faked a death and running away to Spain seemed a logical idea?  Hear Donna from Radio Gorgeous tell us how she was on Today on NBC last week to tell the world her shocking adoption story. And we announce the winner…

The Ultimate Late Starter – Beryl Hart Jazz Singer – aged 89 and out there! GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT on Radio Gorgeous

20 Jan 2020

Life is very long when it came to Beryl to stop procrastinating and get on the stage and sing. Beryl made her sublime jazz album very recently too. Beryl left school at fourteen and worked in London’s tin pan alley writing music scores. Music is in her blood, but life got in the way, and…

Seventy Thousand Camels – A Motivational Survivor’s Memoir by Angelica A Brewer with Josephine Pembroke

15 Jan 2020

Today Josephine welcomed onto Radio Gorgeous  a very brave woman, who was brought up in Rome.  Angelica was abused as a child, had a theatrical demanding mother and had to learn to survive.  Angelica has been bulimic and has attempted suicide. We hear her story today. https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/autobiography/seventy-thousand-camels/ #Memoir #RadioGorgeous #AuthoroftheWeek  

SPICE GIRLS, the story of the world’s greatest girl band by Sean Smith MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

13 Jan 2020

SPICE GIRLS, the story of the world’s greatest girl band with the UK’s top celebrity biographer Sean Smith. Sean Smith tells us insider knowledge about how the most successful all girl group of all time managed to achieve superstardom.  SPICE GIRLS, the story of the world’s greatest girl band is published by Harper Collins.  #SpiceGirls…

MAN WEEK SPECIAL: The Goddess of Love, Oldie Magazine Podcast with Ferdie Rous and Bettany Hughes

09 Jan 2020

  In Venus & Aphrodite: History of a Goddess, Bettany Hughes delves into the origins of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love – born in Cypress and the product of blood, guts, incest, patricide, love, lust and sex. She not only is the emblem of love and sex but also our very thirst and drive for life….

YES will make your VAGINA happy! Organic lubricants, moisturisers & washes – meet the founders on GORGEOUS WELLBEING with Josephine Pembroke

06 Nov 2019

Sarah Brooks and Susi Lennox are the founders of Yes, the organic intimacy company. The company was founded in 2003, Sarah is the chemist and Susi is the English graduate and together they have created groundbreaking certified organic products to give us better sex, more comfort and extra safe cleansing. They tell us about their…

Bestseller CATHY KELLY with Corinna McShane on her new novel, strong women, self-doubt & being a UNICEF Ambassador

Cathy talks to Corinna about her 20th novel The Family Gift and explains why her books always have strong female characters at their heart. Despite being a renowned bestselling author, Cathy speaks candidly about her own self-doubt and how “we read to know we’re not alone, that other people have felt pain and suffering.” Cathy explains why she…

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