This afternoon there was a follow-up broadcast on Radio 4’s Feedback programme on the piece about alcohol I did recently for the Today Programme. I had kept an audio diary for Feedback, while recording for Today, and did an interview with them afterwards about the process. I was surprised, and very, very pleased, with the angle they approached the piece from. Today is International Women’s Day, and they focused on the women I interviewed in my orginal broadcast for Today. They also used some quotes from me about the hidden nature of alcohol problems in women because of stigma, some of which is magnified by the media. Finally, they asked whether a woman presenter could better present issues relevant to women.
So, thanks Feedback, not only for bringing my original report to a wider audience, but also for looking at it from women’s points of view.
You can listen to the Feedback piece here Feedback piece March 2013