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Adorable Dora – a tribute to Dora Bryan by West End Star, Rosemary Ashe with Josephine Pembroke

06 Jul 2021

Singing sensations Rosemary Ashe has a wonderful habit of writing one woman shows to perform, always musical, her last successful show featured Ethel Merman. Today we talked about her spanking brand new show called ADORABLE DORA, a tribute to Dora Bryan. Dora was an actress and singer in the second half of the 20th century,…

Women on Nature, edited by Katherine Norbury author of The Fish Ladder with Josephine Pembroke

Acclaimed author Katharine Norbury tells us why it’s time to have a book about nature written solely by women. Naturalists in the past have painstakingly recorded nature naming plants, trees and animals and controlling the environment. It’s time for us to take a more spiritual approach as we face an ecological crisis, it’s time to…

WRITE ON. A Daily Writing Practice, for Anyone With A Story to Tell by Betsy B. Murphy with Josephine Pembroke

07 Feb 2021

Now we are in a world wide pandemic, it is depressing, but it does not have to be. Turn off Netflix and get your creative juices going. My guest will encourage you to write and and most importantly find your own voice.    WRITE ON, A Daily Writing Practice, for Anyone With A Story to…

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…

How to attract love without sacrificing success with top coach SAMI WUNDER on Radio Gorgeous with Josephine Pembroke

As a very successful business woman herself Sami Wunder found keeping a man difficult. Sami realised that she must change her work place attitude to attract love and romance into her life. Hear how you can do it too! Sami is officially the modern diva’s love coach.  https://samiwunder.com/ #Relationships #Dating #RadioGorgeous 

FASHIONOPOLIS – The Price of Fast Fashion & The Future of Clothes by Dana Thomas with Josephine Pembroke

03 Mar 2020

Whether we are interested in fashion or not, society dictates that we should wear clothes, clothes are made by someone, they are made of a fabric, and what happens to our old clothes?  Today I am welcomed onto Radio Gorgeous a woman who has found written a masterful book answering all these questions and more,…

Warriors, Witches, Women – Mythology’s Fiercest Females by Kate Hodges with Josephine Pembroke AUTHOR OF THE WEEK

06 Feb 2020

Today we are talk to Kate about rediscovering 50 fierce females from mythology, fairy tales, folklore and legends. Kate Hodges is a journalist who has written for The Face, NME and The Guardian, with stunning pictures by the illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion. Buy the book More about Kate https://katehodges.org/ #Witches #RadioGorgeous #Goddess

Claire Paphitis Ayurvedic Consultant who tells us that modern science is catching up to the ancient laws of Ayurveda GORGEOUS WELLBEING with DONNA FREED

Claire Paphitis is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Consultant who trained with Dr Deepika Rodrigo one of the foremost Ayurvedic Doctors in Europe.  Having healed herself from illness through Ayurveda, Claire founded The Ayurveda Coach in 2019. She now treats patients at her clinic in Surrey and at Alma Deli in Belgravia. Here, in conversation with…

Bible John, Written by Caitlin McEwan A DARK PLAY on at The Vaults, London GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT

28 Jan 2020

Lizzie Manwaring director of the play “Bible John” (last shown at Edinburgh Festival). Lizzie talks about this dark unsolved case featuring women who went out for a good night out dancing, which ended in horror. Set in Scotland in the late 1960 the play is partly a retelling of one of Scotland’s darkest unsolved crimes,…

The Pocket Cheerleader – Your Badass Guide to Getting Moving by fitness expert Bangs Carey-Campbell with Josephine Pembroke

Can’t motivate yourself to get moving? Meet Bangs a badass, non judgemental, anti fitness fad blogger and trainer who has written a pocket guide to getting us off our arses and moving.  The Pocket Cheerleader is published by Unbound https://unbound.com/books/the-pocket-cheerleader/ Follow Twitter: https://twitter.com/BangsandaBun Insta: https://www.instagram.com/bangsandabun/ #Fitness #RadioGorgeous  Radio Gorgeous podcasts for women 

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

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…

Welcome to the DETOX DECADE with Sarah Tucker GORGEOUS ESCAPES

20 Jan 2020

Find out how you should and where in the world to detox with our very knowledgable travel and health presenter Sarah Tucker.  For those of you who haven’t been on a juice retreat, the GLASSHOUSE in Essex is an ideal, cost effective, quality retreat which offers both the first time detoxer and well practiced one…

Diana David’s delicious handmade chocolates with Donna Freed

15 Jan 2020

Diana’s Chocolates was the perfect solution: When Diana’s family needed her to be at home as both carer and advocate for her son, she knew she had to give up her demanding office job. Her love of chocolates and desire to still work led her to make small batches of delicious and beautiful chocolates. The…

60’s British Icons: The Mini, E Type Jaguar and the Land Rover MAN WEEK SPECIAL Peter Grimsdale’s High Performance with Donna Freed

09 Jan 2020

MAN WEEK SPECIAL The enduring style and substance of the Mini, the E Type Jaguar and the Land Rover have made them more lifestyle choices than mere cars. Peter Grimsdale, car fanatic, revs his engine in the telling of how these cars came to be and how we subsequently took over Formula One racing –…

The AA British Road Map Puzzle Book: by Helen Brocklehurst with Donna Freed

04 Dec 2019

The AA British Road Map Puzzle Book: These highly-addictive brain games will make you a mapping mastermind, by Helen Brocklehurst with Donna Freed If the telly breaks at Christmas, have no fear, you do NOT have to go on that long, cold walk: gather round with the British Road Map Puzzle Book. Packed with history…

Win a gorgeous white gold & turquoise pendant! Author Naomi E Lloyd talks about her sci-fi novel RELEASE & we meet Johan Louw top South African jeweller who made the prize

27 Nov 2019

  RELEASE – A PARANORMAL TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE (The Tandro Series)  Donna talks to Naomi E Lloyd novelist about Release her first book in the Tandro series. You, dear listener get a chance to win a stunning white gold and turquoise pendant, on a silver chain, designed by Uwe Koetter. Naomi tells us about her…

Ladies who lunch, single mums & cougars: The Field Guide to (some of) The Peoples of the British Isles by Chelsea Renton Artist GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke

06 Nov 2019

Cartoonist Chelsea describes to Josephine her hilarious illustrations in her new book featuring accurate observations of ladies who lunch, cougars, a single mother and the lifestyle shopkeeper. Chelsea’s amusing book is stuffed full with all different types of people, which will keep you tickled for hours. Chelsea also tells us about her life as an…

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

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…

Dinner with Edward by New York Post Journalist Isabel Vincent with Donna Freed

16 Oct 2019

Dinner with Edward by New York Post Journalist Isabel Vincent Edward had just lost the love of his life and his reason for living. In walks Isabel and their friendship blooms over his carefully and artfully prepared dinners. His extraordinary love affair – ongoing even after death – highlighted the cracks in Isabel’s faltering marriage….

Distinctive style with a comfort soul: Esska Shoes by Souraya Karami Gyves

02 Oct 2019

Distinctive style with a comfort soul: Esska Shoes by Souraya Karami Gyves Gorgeous Entrepreneurs: Souraya Karami Gyves with Donna ‘Imelda’ Freed We all know Donna loves shoes so when she spotted a local shoe shop on her way home, she had to stop in and meet former architect turned shoe designer Souraya. A business grown…