International Women's Day at Audio Always

This International Women’s Day at Audio Always, we’ve heard some incredible stories from inspirational women and championed female artists.

Read more about how we celebrated across our radio and podcasts.

On Sunday, Dr Rangan Chatterjee was joined by author Poorna Bell on BBC Radio 2 to talk about inner strength. Poorna spoke to Dr Rangan about her latest book Stronger: Changing Everything I Knew About Women’s Strength, which charts her journey to becoming a competitive powerlifter.

Chris Hawkins presented a special edition of The Remix on BBC 6 Music, featuring remixed and reimagined tracks from female artists, including Amerie, Sofia Kourtesis and Grace Jones.

Also on the BBC, Sonya Barlow shared her favourite moments with female hustlers who have previously joined her on The Everyday Hustle on BBC Asian Network. The episode includes her chat with Eshita Kabra, who spoke about founding her fashion app By Rotation.

Elsewhere, 1Xtra Salutes explored the creative genius of Beyoncé with an hour of her greatest songs and some of the best moments from her incredible career.

If classical music is more your thing, Tokio Myers presented a special mix for International Women’s Day on Piano Flow from BBC Radio 3, featuring Hiromi, Regina Spektor and Clara Schumann.

Away from the BBC, our series Women of Country: Through The Decades launched on Absolute Radio Country! Powered by the Audio Content Fund and hosted by Ashley McBryde, each episode explores a different decade of women in country music and features only female voices.

On our Audio Always Original podcast Doctor Next Door, Dave Berry and Dr Neil Srinivasan were joined by Dr Zoe Williams to learn what it’s like to be a woman working for today’s NHS.

Another of our podcasts, Yours Sincerely with Jess Phillips, celebrated International Women’s Day with a special mini-series of episodes highlighting the issues women face today. Jess welcomed Zara McDermott, Ayesha Hazarika and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi to write their own letters. 

Zara McDermott wrote about her experiences with revenge porn, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi told Jess about the experiences of Muslim women and broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika talks about the traditional and outdated ideas of marriage and motherhood.