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Broadcast and media

“Broadcasting sends a message to the world! Podcasts about real lives and community news, topical social concerns and women’s issues, in-depth celebrity chats to man talk. Listen Up…”

• Edith Bowman and breakfast champions
• Lauren Laverne and brands
• Helen Boaden and mentoring
• Voice overs and guests
• Fi Glover and The Listening Project
• Sports Podcast and Sound Women
• BBC Essex and Sadie Nine show
• News Events and Leisure FM

Health and Wellbeing

“From mental health to emotional wellbeing others can help by sharing their personal journeys, stigmas, taboos and valuable insights… so give yourself some ‘me-time’ and tune out and tune in…”

• Ruby Wax
• Carol Smillie
• Helen Lederer

Notable Achievers

“Some humans go beyond human endurance to achieve incredible things in their lives and seem almost superhuman – whilst some just do an awful lot for others – treat your ears to find out more about some real life journeys…”

• Jacqui Oatley MBE

Worthy Causes

“Some of us fight to make a difference for a cause. With do-gooders involved in charity and community, sustainability and saving our planet – kind people and patrons are worth listening to so lend them your ears…”

• RNIB Insight and Connect Radio
• Soundcheque and You Tube video
• Basic needs and Helen Lederer
• Rococo Chocolate and Founder Chantal Coady

Arts, Literature and Lifestyle

“Culture is the essence of life and feeds the soul! How can you not want to discover the latest must-have book to read, the ‘bang on trend’ look to wear, the place to be seen? Get with it or risk being without it…walk the walk with me while they talk the talk …”

• Jodi Ellen Malpas
• Ruby Wax
• Sue Moxley and Beauty
• VoiceMap and walking tour
• West Street and vineyard
• Fashion

Music

“Lyrics, sound and performing reaches out to connect people together – hear the voices and sounds interviewed to tell the stories behind the music…”

• Markus Feehily
• Paul Potts
• Denise Leigh

The Influential Women Podcast – Kirsty Young

Kirsty Young is a Scottish television and radio presenter, best known for BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’.

Kirsty was one of the original newsreaders on Channel 5’s ‘5 News’ and has also presented ‘Crime Watch’ on BBC One.

The ‘Influential Women Podcast’ discusses Kirsty’s life, work, passions, motivations, favourite castaways and influences and is co-produced by presenter Nicki Bannerman and audio producer Juliette Nicholls.

@nickihbc

@julesnicholls

@BBCRadio4

The Influential Women Podcast – Vicky Jones

Vicky Jones is the best-selling author of her debut novel ‘Meet Me At 10’.

Vicky also spent time working in the Navy and is working her way through a bucket list of 300 challenges after battling depression.

The ‘Influential Women Podcast’ discusses Vicky’s life, work, passions and influences and is co-produced by presenter Nicki Bannerman and audio producer Juliette Nicholls.

@nickihbc

@julesnicholls

@vickyjones7

The Influential Women Podcast – Clare Mackintosh

Clare Mackintosh is an internationally successful crime fiction novelist.

Her debut novel ‘I Let You Go’ was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller for 12 weeks. It was selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club and ITV’s Loose Women’s ‘Loose Books’, and has been translated into more than 30 languages.

Clare also spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander – and battled the overwhelming grief of the loss of a young child.

The ‘Influential Women Podcast’ discusses Clare’s life, work, passions, motivations and influences and is co-produced by presenter Nicki Bannerman and audio producer Juliette Nicholls.

@nickihbc

@julesnicholls

@claremackint0sh

The Influential Women Podcast – Emily Dean

Emily Dean is a radio presenter, journalist and TV Producer. She has written for the Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and Glamour. She once held the position of Editor-at-large of the Evening Standard’s ES magazine.

Emily currently presents Saturday Breakfast on Absolute Radio with Frank Skinner and her own podcast ‘Walking the Dog’, interviewing her famous friends.

The ‘Influential Women Podcast’ discusses Emily’s life, work, passions and influences and is co-produced by presenter Nicki Bannerman and audio producer Juliette Nicholls.

@nickihbc

@julesnicholls

@divine_miss_em

The Influential Women Podcast – Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach is the best-selling author of eighteen novels, including ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, ‘Tulip Fever’ and ‘The Ex-Wives’. Her novels tackle contemporary life, looking at family, divorce, children and relationships. She also wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film ‘Pride and Prejudice’.

She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a former Chair of the Society of Authors and has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bristol.

The ‘Influential Women Podcast’ discusses Deborah’s life, work, passions and influences and is co-produced by presenter Nicki Bannerman and audio producer Juliette Nicholls.

@nickihbc

@julesnicholls

The Influential Women Podcast – Anne-Marie Imafidon

Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE is a British computing, mathematics and language child prodigy. She is part of Britain’s brainiest family, the youngest person to have a masters and a world record breaker.

Now she is campaigning to get more women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through co-founding Stemettes – an award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females in STEM. She previously worked at Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers.

The ‘Influential Women Podcast’ discusses Anne-Marie’s life, work, passions and influences and is co-produced by presenter Nicki Bannerman and audio producer Juliette Nicholls.

@stemettes

@nickihbc

@julesnicholls

The Influential Women Podcast – Fi Glover

Fi Glover is an award-winning BBC journalist and presenter. She currently presents ‘The Listening Project’ for BBC Radio 4, ‘Shared Experience’ for BBC Radio 4 and ‘My Perfect Country’ for BBC World Service. She was made a Fellow of the Radio Academy in 2014.

The ‘Influential Women Podcast’ discusses Fi’s life, work, passions and influences and is co-produced by presenter Nicki Bannerman and audio producer Juliette Nicholls.

@fifiglover

@nickihbc

@julesnicholls

The Influential Women Podcast – Harriet Minter

Harriet Minter is a journalist, broadcaster and feminist. She was formerly The Guardian’s ‘Women in Leadership’ Editor and currently co-presents ‘Badass Women’s Hour’ on TalkRadio with Emma Sexton and Natalie Campbell. She also writes a column for Psychologies magazine and is a trained coach.

The ‘Influential Women Podcast’ discusses Harriet’s life, passions and influences and is co-produced by presenter Nicki Bannerman and edited and co-produced with Juliette Nicholls.

@harrietminter

@badasswomenshr

@nickihbc

@julesenicholls

The Influential Women Podcast – Carla Buzasi

Carla Buzasi (pronounced ‘Bizarchi’) was a high-achiever from a young age from a world-class women’s magazine online journalist and editor to founding the influential Huffington Post in the UK and is now leading vast staff teams with global trend forecasting team WGSN.

‘The Influential Women Podcast’ discusses Carla’s life, passions and influences and is co-produced by presenter Nicki Bannerman and edited and co-produced with Juliette Nicholls.

@carlabuzasi @wgsn @nickihbc @julesnicholls

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The Influential Women Podcast – Kathleen Saxton

Kathleen Saxton is a media and people influencer and an inspiring leader with great vision, insightful strategies and modern therapies and philosophies for today’s frantic world with Psyched Global and headhunting firm the Lighthouse Company.

The ‘Influential Women Podcast’ discusses Kathleen’s life, passions and influences and is co-produced by presenter Nicki Bannerman and edited and co-produced with Juliette Nicholls.

@kittysax @psychedglobal @shippingreport @nickihbc @julesnicholls

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The Influential Women Podcast – Jane Garvey

Jane Garvey is a highly successful radio presenter and a well-known voice on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ and 5 Live and is hugely influential with real life women’s issues.

The ‘Influential Women Podcast’ discusses Jane’s life, passions and influences and is co-produced by presenter Nicki Bannerman and edited and co-produced with Juliette Nicholls.

@janegarvey1 @bbcwomanshour @bbc5live @nickihbc @julesnicholls

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The VIP London tour to the London Eye, Westminster and Buckingham Palace

The VIP London tour to the London Eye, Westminster and Buckingham Palace

by Nicki Bannerman | VoiceMap Sample

VoiceMap takes stories beyond the screen. All you need is our mobile app for iPhones and Android devices. It uses your location to play audio automatically and includes offline maps. Just put on your headphones and you’re ready to explore.

Get the VoiceMap app on iTunes and GooglePlay stores now and explore London with Nicki.

 

Interview with Fi Glover from BBC Radio 4 about ‘The Listening Project’

Interview with Fi Glover from BBC Radio 4 about 'The Listening Project'

by Nicki Bannerman | Sound Women

Interview with Fi Glover from BBC Radio 4 about ‘The Listening Project’ on tour at the Radio Festival at the British Library.

Find out more about Sound Women at www.soundwomen.co.uk and join the conversation on Twitter by following @soundwomen or using the hashtag #SWPodcast

Catch up with Fi at figlover.co.uk or on Twitter @fifiglover

Follow Nicki on Twitter: @NickiHBC

Interview with Denise Leigh at RNIB concert for Sound for Sight

Interview with Denise Leigh at RNIB concert for Sound for Sight

by Nicki Bannerman | Sound For Sight Radio

Interview with Denise Leigh, singer from the London 2012 Paralympian opening ceremony appearing at RNIB concert for Sound for Sight.

Sound for Sight: www.soundforsight.com

RNIB: www.rnib.org.uk

Follow Denise on Twitter @DeniseLeighSop

Follow Nicki on Twitter: @NickiHBC

Interview with Carrie Haber for Sound for Sight Radio and RNIB Radio

Interview with Carrie Haber for Sound for Sight Radio and RNIB Radio

by Nicki Bannerman | Sound for Sight Radio

Interview with Carrie Haber for Sound for Sight Radio and RNIB Radio.

Sound for Sight: www.soundforsight.com

RNIB: www.rnib.org.uk

Follow Nicki on Twitter: @NickiHBC

Interview with Markus Feehily from Westlife for Sound for Sight Radio for RNIB

Interview with Markus Feehily from Westlife for Sound for Sight Radio for RNIB

by Nicki Bannerman | Sound for Sight Radio

Markus Feehily from Westlife for Sound for Sight Radio for RNIB.

Sound for Sight: www.soundforsight.com

RNIB: www.rnib.org.uk

Follow Markus on Twitter @MarkusFeehily

Follow Nicki on Twitter: @NickiHBC

Interview with Paul Potts of Britain’s Got Talent fame for Sound for Sight Radio for the RNIB

Interview with Paul Potts of Britain's Got talent fame for Sound for Sight Radio for the RNIB

by Nicki Bannerman | Sound for Sight Radio

Interview with Paul Potts of Britain’s Got talent fame for Sound for Sight Radio for the RNIB.

Sound for Sight: www.soundforsight.com

RNIB: www.rnib.org.uk

Check out Paul on www.paulpottsofficial.com or on Twitter @paulpottsmusic.

Follow Nicki on Twitter: @NickiHBC

The Sound Women Podcast: Be A Good Sport

In this month’s edition of the Sound Women podcast Chelsea TV and BBC 5 Live presenter Gigi Salmon introduces ‘Be A Good Sport’ with some of the leading female figures in sports broadcasting.

We hear from the first female commentator on ‘Match of the Day’ as Jacqui Oatley MBE explains that it’s never too late to follow your dream career. We also pinned down BBC World Service’s Caroline Barker in-between her world travels with sports stories from Rio, Kenya, the United States and even from Essex. Finally, Nicki Bannerman catches up with producer and talent agent , Jo Tongue, who gives the inside scoop on life behind the scenes of sport broadcasting. (more…)

Jodi Ellen Malpas The Protector Gorgeous Reads on Radio Gorgeous with Nicki Bannerman

Jodi Ellen Malpas THE PROTECTOR Gorgeous Reads on Radio Gorgeous with Nicki Bannerman

Radio Gorgeous’ Nicki Bannerman catches up with number one bestselling author Jodi talking about books, life and more.

Follow @jodiellenmalpas

More about Jodi http://www.jodiellenmalpas.co.uk/

Loved this? Sign up for more at www.radiogorgeous.com

#Bestseller #JodiEllenMalpas #Erotic #Romance

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The Sound Women Podcast: Branded Content

Gemma Cairney hosts this month’s episode all about Branded Content. We hear from Lauren Laverne who tells us about how her content site ‘The Pool’ works with brands. We also hear from Talia Lapidus and Tasha Proctor from Audioboom about how brands are using podcasts to build audiences. Shona Ghosh who is the Editor of the recently launched Marketing Mind Podcast shares her thoughts on what makes good and bad branded content.

Lead Producer: Hayley Clarke

Co-Producer and interviewer: Nicki Bannerman (more…)

The Sound Women Podcast: Getting Up the Ladder

Have you landed a job in your dream industry, but find yourself unsure of how to take the next step up in your career? If so, this month’s instalment of the Sound Women podcast is not to be missed.

Join Stephanie Hirst as she presents an episode dedicated to climbing the ladder, with interviews from Talk Radio’s Julia Hartley-Brewer, BBC Radio 6’s Lauren Laverne and Kiss FM’s Renee Alleyne. Find out why showing passion for your chosen field is essential when it comes to career progression, and why taking no for an answer should never be an option! (more…)

The Sound Women Podcast: Comedy Special

This month’s edition of the Sound Women podcast is a celebration of comedy, written and presented by comedian and actress Penelope Solomon.

In this episode, Penelope talks about the BBC’s upcoming sitcom revival, catches up with the founder of Funny Women, Lynne Parker and discusses the do’s and don’ts of comedy with comedian Samantha Baines and journalist Karen Glaser. If you’re an Ab Fab fan, you’ll love Nicki Bannerman’s chat with the legendary Helen Lederer. And be sure to have a tissue at the ready for Penelope’s very moving tribute to the late, great Victoria Wood. (more…)

The Sound Women Podcast: Breakfast of Champions

In this edition of the podcast, Sound Women’s Nicki Bannerman chairs the Breakfast Radio panel special. She is joined by Edith Bowman (Virgin Radio), A.Dot (BBC 1Xtra) and Charlie Hedges (Kiss FM). They discuss their roles in breakfast radio, side projects, how to get ahead, top tips for breaking into the industry and much more.

We’ll also be talking to Heidi Secker from regional breakfast show Heart East Anglia – she discusses her background in radio, how to keep going in the face of rejection and tips on how to approach broadcasters for advice. (more…)

Ruby Wax asks are you Frazzled? with Nicki Bannerman on Radio Gorgeous

Ruby Wax has been on tour both entertaining and influencing our minds on her new tour based on her book ‘Frazzled’. Following her Masters at Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy she discusses how your brain can be trained just like your body; so while you’re doing your mental exercises, you may as well get physical and do the stomach ones as well. Do not be deterred by the supermarket, travelling or even being in an elevator or a waiting room as they are just as good places as any other!

That and more lessons and insights from the fabulous Ruby Wax who chose to receive her OBE surrounded by her friends at the well-known supportive mental health care hospital – The Priory. (more…)

Soundcheque & RNIB present Sound for Sight – Podcast with Nicki Bannerman

Soundcheque and RNIB present Sound for Sight 2015 – a unique fundraising gala, held on World Sight Day (October 8) to raise awareness of the importance of music to the partially-sighted and blind.

The event offers a unique live music experience for the audience who can choose to wear sight-loss simulators during the show to heighten the live music experience by taking the focus away from the visual performance. (more…)

West St Vineyard Food & Drink with Nicki Bannerman Radio Gorgeous

Food & Drink with Nicki Bannerman on Radio Gorgeous – The Only Wine is Essex! Nicki Bannerman talks to Jane Mohan of West Street Vineyard in Coggelshall. Jane and her husband considered buying a vineyard in Languedoc but the pull of their beloved Essex was too strong. They create award winning wines and have opened a restaurant on the site as well. Do you know your Pinot Noirs from your Chardonnays? Have a listen and be inspired.

http://www.weststreetvineyard.co.uk/

@weststreetwine (more…)

Vitamin B12 Expert Sally Pacholok on Gorgeous Wellbeing with Nicki Bannerman on Radio Gorgeous

Nicki Bannerman talks with Sally Pacholok who is an extraordinary nurse. In 1985 Sally diagnosed herself with herself with a lack vitamin B12, after her doctors had failed to identify her condition. As a result, she is passionate about the need to educate the public about the dangerous consequences of this hidden and all-too-common disease. The right amount of Vitamin B12 can heal – listen to how and why in this informative podcast with Nicki Bannerman.

#women #vitamins #health

http://www.b12deficiency.info/ (more…)

Phenomenal People – Interview for Radio Gorgeous by Nicki Bannerman

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PHENOMENAL PEOPLE – INTERVIEW FOR RADIO GORGEOUS BY NICKI BANNERMAN

Nicki Bannerman talks with Shakespeare and TV actress Victoria Moseley and poet and author Malika Booker at the Phenomenal People live theatre performance event. A pop-up live performance event called Phenomenal People celebrated stories about women in society with an interactive digital garden of tributes. Launched as part of the ‘Women of the World Festival’ this arts organisation promotes live theatre performances. Working with the Cultural institute at Kings College London (more…)

Sue Moxley Beauty, Singing, Celebrity & The Menopause Gorgeous Health & Wellbeing with Nicki Bannerman

GORGEOUS HEALTH & WELLBEING Sue Moxley Beauty, Singing Celebrity & THE MENOPAUSE with Nicki Bannerman

Self made Essex woman, Sue Moxley tells Nicki Bannerman that while she is not adverse to the touch of botox here and fillers there, when it comes to menopause, she recommends the all natural personalised bioidentical hormone therapy. Her own line of professionally inspired make products include animal friendly brushes – no goat’s tails were harmed in the making, only trimmed… (more…)