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Jess Phillips

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Jess Phillips on why we need to talk about menopause in parliament

The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker

My guest today has been MP for Birmingham Yardley since 2015. Jess Phillips still lives in Birmingham, with her husband and two sons, not far from where she grew up with her activist parents, going to women’s liberation playgroup and hanging out with her nan who listened to Prime Ministers Questions while ironing. Before becoming an MP, Jess worked for Women’s Aid - and is currently Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding.She has also written four books (because she’s obv got so much spare time on her hands). the latest is Everything You Need To Know About Politics - a typically no bull guide to the ins and outs of being an MP. (I don’t want to prejudge anything, but I’ve got to say it reads an awful lot like a manifesto for a new kind of politics that is a touch less pale male and stale than the one we’re used to.)Jess is quite unlike any other MP I’ve ever met. And I’ve met a few. (For my sins.) She joined me to talk about believing you CAN, why Carrie Bradshaw’s behaviour is problematically coercive and every girl has a “Cousin Anne”. She also says she won’t be standing for leader of the labour party any time soon, older women are woefully under represented and when the time comes, she’ll be wearing her menopause proudly in parliament. (Jess, we will be holding you to that!)You can buy all the books mentioned in this podcast at Bookshop.org, including Everything You Really Need To Know About Politics by Jess Phillips and the book that inspired this podcast, The Shift: how I lost and found myself after 40 - and you can too, by me! The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker is created and hosted by Sam Baker and edited by Emily Sandford. If you enjoyed this podcast, please rate/review/follow as it really does help other people find us. And let me know what you think on twitter @sambaker or instagram @theothersambaker. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


31 Aug 2021

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EP7: The inner workings of Westminster with Jess Phillips MP

I've Been Thinking with Peter Frankopan

Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips never intended being an active member of parliament despite being a member of the Labour Party. She is one of the most visible MPs which comes with many positive and negative impacts professionally and privately. On this episode of I've Been Thinking Jess shares learnings from her latest book, Everything You Need To Really Know About Politics, as well as what keeps her grounded and in touch with her constituents.Jess's website is here - www.jessphillips.net and her book Everything You Need To Really Know About Politics plus previous books are available now.Keep in touch with Peter on Twitter - @peterfrankopan and if you would like to leave a review please do and it will help others discover this podcast.Episode 8 sees Peter in conversation with author Tim Marshall.Produced, edited and mixed by @producerneil


1 Aug 2021

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13.9 Jess Phillips, MP

How To Own The Room

Are you posh? Or do you just like olives? Viv Groskop talks to Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley and Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding. They talk olives, going viral and why a joke will help get your point across. Jess reveals how she learned to communicate working in a pub, how showing confidence gives others confidence, and how other people saying stupid things is a great encouragement to speak up. Plus why women need to know they don't need to be perfect for politics. Jess's new book Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics: My Life As an MP is out now. Viv's latest book, Lift As You Climb is out now. @vivgroskop


30 Jul 2021

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Jess Phillips: What happened to progressive politics?


Stephen Sackur speaks to one of the leading figures in the British Labour party, Jess Phillips MP. She’s a tireless campaigner against domestic violence and has won plaudits for her direct, from-the-heart style of politics. Across continents and cultures there is a common, and corrosive, political phenomenon – rising anger and alienation amongst voters who feel neglected and ignored by the system. Is there a way out of today's polarised politics?


14 Jul 2021

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Show 231 *Jess Phillips - Live*

The Political Party

This is a wild and raucous interview with one of the funniest and most charismatic politicians in the country. As well as sharp political analysis, particularly on the issue of class and society, this includes some stories that are absolutely bonkers... including the incredible tale of Jess's brother and his encounter with a notorious individual. Nothing will prepare you for this. Please make sure you're not consuming liquid while listening to this episode, because you will spit your drink out all over yourself.  Follow Jess on Twitter: @jessphillips Subscribe to Matt's other podcast British Scandal here or wherever you get your podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/british-scandal/id1563775446 Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Order Matt's book 'Politically Homeless' here: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/2100000262618 Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Follow Matt on WTSocial: https://wt.social/u/matt-forde For the latest UK Government advice on coronavirus go to: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 6mins

14 Jun 2021

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Bookshelfie: Jess Phillips

Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast

Outspoken Labour MP Jess Phillips tells Yomi why she was always destined for a life helping others, and how her favourite book helped her realise she was pregnant.  Jess has represented Birmingham Yardley in parliament since 2015, and currently serves in Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet on the front bench as Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding. She’s never been afraid to be outspoken - be it about her dislike of Jeremy Corbyn, critiquing current domestic violence legislation, or revealing the mass of abuse, trolling and death threats  she receives simply by virtue of being a female Member of Parliament who’s not afraid to speak her mind.  Jess’s book choices are Wild Swans by Jung Chang  How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran Heartburn by Nora Ephron Peepo by Janet and Alan Aalberg ** The Color Purple by Alice Walker Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


9 Jun 2021

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Jess Phillips on reading the killed women list - plus, how Meghan interview impacts No10

Calling Peston: The ITV News Politics Podcast

Jess Phillips on violence against women - plus, how Meghan interview impacts No10Special guest Labour's Jess Phillips, takes us through how we can tackle violence against women, following the killing of Sarah Everard.Plus, Robert Peston explains what impact the bombshell Harry and Meghan interview has had on Downing Street.Remember to like, subscribe and rate us five stars!


12 Mar 2021

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Episode 22: Jess Phillips

Spinning Plates with Sophie Ellis-Bextor

I really wanted to meet Jess Phillips. We are just about the same age and I have followed her career with interest and affection. I was very glad to say that I liked her just as much in real life as I have done from afar. Jess is the Labour MP for Yardley in Birmingham, serving the same area she grew up in. It's also where she has brought up her 2 sons with her husband Tom, who has always done the lion's share of the childcare and cooking. Jess jokes that she sometimes feels like a 1950s househusband asking Tom why dinner isn't on the table, when she's finshed work. She is pleasingly happy in her own skin and has a turn of phrase that really tickles me. She talked to me proudly about her mum and dad's political activism, and happy memories of watching Prime Minister's Questions after school with her nan every week. She talked about how every woman should be able to choose to have or not have a baby. And she described how she sometimes deals with aggression by fighting back with humour. She revealed that having two children made her feel she could do anything. And she also has one of the best stories I have ever heard invoving paving slabs. Though I realise the bar for that may not be very high. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 21mins

22 Feb 2021

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#68 What's It's Like to Sell to the NYT with Jess Phillips of The Social Standard (@socialstandard_)

Women in Influencer Marketing

Today we’re speaking with Jess Phillips, Founder & CEO of The Social Standard.You can find her on social at:www.instagram.com/socialstandard_Find WIIM online:www.iamwiim.comJoin our community:www.iamwiim.com/joinJoin our Industry Only Private Facebook Group:www.facebook.com/groups/wiimindustryJoin our Creator Only Private Facebook Group:www.facebook.com/groups/wiimcreators/Follow us on Instagram:www.instagram.com/iamwiim


17 Nov 2020

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Eat Nowt To Help Out – plus special guest JESS PHILLIPS MP

The Bunker

The free school meals fiasco sends the Conservative Party right back to its happy place: being mean to poor kids. Special guest JESS PHILLIPS, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, joins us to discuss Labour’s future, Starmer’s report card so far, how Birmingham is leading the country, and Aston Villa beating Liverpool 7-2. And our panel reveal the political music that changed them. “When I first stood for election I didn’t expect hunger to be one of the most important parts of my job” – Jess Phillips “Behind the scenes, Tories are saying this is an absolute fiasco. ‘We’ve managed to turn the whole country against us.’” – Ayesha Hazarika “Because of COVID, I feel like I’m going cold turkey from the parts of being an MP that I love.” – Jess Phillips “I know Johnson wants us to lose weight, but targeting nine-year-olds is a bit harsh.” – Ayesha Hazarika “I cannot believe how little rebellion has gone on within the Conservatives” – Jess Phillips “People need to be reminded that Rishi Sunak isn’t spending his own money, he’s spending our money” – Jess Phillips Presented by Alex Andreou with Yasmeen Serhan and Ayesha Hazarika. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Logo and branding by Mark Taylor. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


28 Oct 2020