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Anna Whitehouse

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S5 Ep14: Bookshelfie: Mother Pukka aka Anna Whitehouse

Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast

Activist, broadcaster, author and founder of Mother Pukka, Anna Whitehouse delves into the underbelly of the internet and the fight for flexible working. Anna’s campaign, Flex Appeal has been quoted in parliament, featured on national TV and seen her lead lycra-clad flash mobs around UK town centres. Anna is also a columnist for Grazia, is co-presenter of the Dirty Mother Pukka Podcast, hosts her own Sunday night radio show on Heart FM and - with her husband - has co-authored two Sunday times bestselling books: Parenting the Shit Out of Life and Where's My Happy Ending? Anna’s debut novel, Underbelly, is out now. Anna’s book choices are:  ** The Adventurous Four: Shipwrecked by Enid Blyton ** Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason ** My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen ** Three Women by Lisa Taddeo ** My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season five of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women. Don’t want to miss the rest of Season Five? Listen and subscribe now! This podcast is sponsored by Baileys and produced by Bird Lime Media.


13 Oct 2022

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Why challenging the system matters with Anna Whitehouse

Avon Power in Ageing Podcast Series

Campaigner, broadcaster and influencer Anna Whitehouse, aka MotherPukka, joins Andrea Thompson, the editor in chief of Marie Claire UK, on this first episode of Avon’s Power in Ageing Podcast Series. Anna, now 41, speaks candidly about how changing careers led her to where she is now. After training as a barrister, she realised there weren’t any women of child-bearing years at the top of the legal system. She left to forge a media career but found herself challenging a similarly out-dated corporate working model that favoured presenteeism and penalised parents. She talks about how she became an accidental campaigner for flexible working for all, and why the key to gender equality is having male allies behind us.


20 Sep 2022

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I need flexible working! How do I approach my employer? with Anna Whitehouse

Happy Mum Happy Baby

In this episode of 'Asking For A Friend' Gi is joined by Anna Whitehouse, author and founder of Mother Pukkaa, Anna and Gi discuss everything around flexible working - why we should have it, how to ask for it and answer your listener questions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


26 Jul 2022

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Anna Whitehouse on the Fight for Flexible Working

Mum's The Word! The Parenting Podcast with Ashley James

Journalist, presenter, author, campaigner and columnist Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka joins Ashley to talk about the Flex Appeal campaign to fully implement flexible working nationwide, the spiralling costs of childcare, and the importance of flexible working in promoting inclusivity. If you want to ask Ashley a question, get in touch at askmumsthewordpod@gmail.com---A Create Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


17 Jul 2022

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Anna Whitehouse and Polly Hazlewood on Love Island v Love Handle Island

Dirty Mother Pukka with Anna Whitehouse

Love Island is back on our screens. Would anyone watch our remake Love Handle Island? It's the same premise - but for divorced, perimenopausal women to find love (or a shag). Any takers? We also chat about the documentary 'The man with a penis on his arm', micropenises and labiaplasties.Original music by Matt J Brown


9 Jun 2022

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One Thing with Anna Whitehouse on not idolising or looking down on each other.

The Therapy Edit

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats with Anna Whitehouse (aka Mother Pukka) on how we've become a split society and what we can do as mothers and citizens to close the gap.Anna is a presenter on both Heart Radio and Channel 4, a columnist at Grazia and Marie Claire, a podcaster and the author of three books. She also heads up 'Flex Appeal', campaigning for flexible working for all. She is making waves and changing lives and businesses!You can buy her latest book, co-written with her husband, Matt Farquharson, the Sunday Times Bestseller Underbelly, here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Underbelly-Anna-Whitehouse-ebook/dp/B08FLCGRH9/ref=sr_1_8?crid=1YTP7T3TNQPBA&keywords=underbelly&qid=1651670019&sprefix=underbelly%2Caps%2C93&sr=8-8And you can follow Anna on Instagram at @mother_pukka


20 May 2022

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Anna Whitehouse on Flex Appeal and breaking down the 9-5

Dirty Mother Pukka with Anna Whitehouse

This week we're doing something a bit different. On top of speaking to inspirational women, this podcast is also a place for us to discuss the topics that are close to us. Anna has been campaigning for flexible working since 2015 - the goal is to make it the norm. Flexible working is not solely for parents, it’s not something only for ‘mummies that want to see more of their babies’. It’s about a fundamental shift in how we work. It’s about giving humans – all humans – the flexibility to do the job they need to in a way that works for both employer and employee.Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com.


19 May 2022

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Boob Share with CoppaFeel!

Welcome to BoobShare! The podcast about boobs where guys, gals and non-binary pals talk openly about their relationship with their chest. In the first of our two special bonus episodes, on the BoobShare airwaves is a presenter on Heart, she’s a columnist for the likes of Grazia and Marie Claire, she’s an author, she’s also the founder of Mother Pukka, a portal for news, events, and honest commentary for people that happen to be parents, as well as heading up Flex Appeal, a campaign to push for flexible working for all. It's the amazing insta-sensation, Anna Whitehouse!Anna and Jackie try the famous pencil test, chat breastfeeding, bodies post birth, talking to kids transparently about bodies, attitudes towards changing bodies through a long marriage and Flex Appeal. If you’ve been affected in any way by what we’ve been talking about or just want to find out more about your boobs, just head online to coppafeel.org and get to know your normal. Knowing your body could save your life.


27 Oct 2021

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Anna Whitehouse On The Future Of Work For Women

Sisterhood Works

In the last five or so years, Anna Whitehouse has launched Mother Pukka, become a radio and TV, presenter, published three books, launched FLEX APPEAL – the campaign for more flexible working for everyone - and become a mother to two girls. She is quite simply unstoppable – and making real change for women in the world.   Today, you’re going to hear about her debut fiction novel Underbelly, which was written with her husband Matt. It’s the story of Lo and Dylan, two women striving to earn a living and raise their kids, both driven to unravel by the pressure, both driven to rage by the versions of each other they see on social media. We’re also going to talk about Anna’s career journey. We cover the highs and lows, and of course, all the bumps along the way. Because as we all know, careers and life in general is bumpy no matter what path you take. Let’s meet my incredible friend Anna.   Follow @motherpukka  Purchase Underbelly hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


5 Oct 2021

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Joy: Anna Whitehouse

Why I Play

Writer, radio host, and mother, Anna Whitehouse is also the driving force behind Mother Pukka and the Flex Appeal campaign. It’s a busy existence built on a constant juggle. In a surprisingly emotional conversation, Anna shares how dance has become her saviour, and how finding joy in movement has inspired big changes in the rest of her life.


9 Sep 2021