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The Conversation

BBC World Service

Two women from different parts of the world, united by a common passion, experience or expertise, share the stories of their lives.

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4.6 out of 5 stars from 327 ratings
  • Love this show

    I love to hear the stories of women coming from different backgrounds and doing all sorts of different jobs. It is like seeing the world from a different window.

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    Japan3 months ago
  • You did not challenge sportswashing by WTA spokesperson

    So disapppointed that interviewer let’s Saudi talking points land with the response “right”.

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    United Statesa year ago
  • Appreciate this podcast so much!

    Every episode is thoughtfully presented and always fascinating!!!

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    camping crafter
    United Statesa year ago
  • Eye care - shedding surprising light on the issue

    The episode on optometry revealed how getting a pair of glasses can be a real challenge in for some, not least due to cultural constraints. I was moved by the story of the Indian girl and her barely used spectacles.

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    United Kingdom2 years ago
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    Hi I love gymnastic. Lyla

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    United States3 years ago


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