This is the ‘Strong Manchester Women’ podcast; a series of inspiring conversations with the women – who make our city and beyond, a better place to live, work and play.
Manchester, has a history of very strong women. Women who are forces to be reckoned with. Women who push the envelope, start movements, smash glass ceilings, stand up for their rights and turn the wheels of progress.
Supported by Manchester City Council and The Pankhurst Trust, each episode is an inspiring conversation with changemakers, activists and trailblazers; including champion boxer Stacey Copeland, 90 year old Pride of Manchester winning Gardener Dena Murphy, the Deputy Leader of Bury Council Lynne Ridsdale, Manchester International Festival performing poet Nasima Begum and Trans Creative Artistic Director Kate O’Donnell.
The podcast, funded by the Centenary Cities Legacy Fund, is inspired by the annual Strong Manchester Women campaign which celebrates the achievements and impact of a bunch of incredible women doing brilliant things in the city. The 14 women profiled in this series were selected for the 2019 campaign.
The Strong Manchester Women podcast is a full production from MIC Media – to find out exactly what that all involves, from recording to marketing – see our portfolio page here.
How to Listen
Episodes are released weekly on Wednesday
When released, the episodes and their transcripts are posted on this page and are also available to listen to, for free on your phone or tablet via the applications Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Simply click the image for the podcast to open on the app that you have.
You can also listen on other podcast players including Castbox, Deezer, Podcast Addict, Pocket casts and lots more, simply search ‘Strong Manchester Women’. We’ve also wrote a blog post to show you how to listen this and other podcasts. Read that here.
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- Strong Manchester Women Podcast: Episode 12 – Dena MurphyThis Strong Manchester Woman was just eleven years old when World War II started. She saw first-hand the camaraderie and sense of community that the conflict sparked. It is no surprise then, that throughout her… Read more »
- Strong Manchester Women Podcast: Episode 9 – Kate O’DonnellFormer drag queen gets handed babies in airports. Sounds like a headline from scandalous woman’s weekly magazine! But for this Strong Manchester Woman, this her life – well that is since she closed the door… Read more »
13 – Chloe Cousins (coming soon)
12 – Dena Murphy (coming soon)
11 – Stacey Copeland (coming soon)
10 – Nasima Begum (coming soon)
9 – Kate O’Donnell (coming soon)
8 – Sarah Judge
7 – Bernie Wood
6 – Sharmila Kar
5 – Jackie Driver
4 – Lynne Ridsdale
3 – Helen Brown
2 – Francess Tagoe
1 – Denise Yuen Megson