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No Country For Young Women

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Life, love and work in a white man's world. Let's help each other figure it out!Presenters: Sadia Azmat and Monty Onanuga

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Laughter, learns and our last episode…

October 13th, 2020

42:07

We look back on our favourite episodes including some of our biggest and best guests and what they taught us. Plus we say thanks to you, our amazing listeners, for the things you’ve taught us along the way! No, we’re …

Celebrating black women, Kelechi Okafor and Monty

October 6th, 2020

39:37

We’re hilarious, we’re resilient and we’re a force to be reckoned with, according to actor, dance studio boss and podcaster Kelechi Okafor. We talk …

Interracial dating, Ayesha Perry-Iqbal and Athena Kugblenu

September 29th, 2020

36:56

I’ve never dated outside of my race and I wanted to hear stories from people who are. We chat about why interracial and interethnic dating isn’t the same thing, model and TV presenter Ayesha says that being British in …

Money, mindset and Monty

September 22nd, 2020

38:02

Conversations about money should be really simple, so why don’t we talk more about it? Monty asks Bola Sol and Franklin Asante (aka The Urban …

Sudan, Netherlands and Gaidaa

September 15th, 2020

35:03

Life for people of colour varies hugely across Europe. We hear what growing up in the Netherlands was like for Dutch-Sudanese artist Gaidaa compared …

Stripping, Samantha Sun and April Fiasco

September 8th, 2020

37:27

We rarely hear from strippers who are women of colour, so I wanted to find out how they feel about being eroticised for their race, what their …

Notting Hill Carnival, what it means to us in 2020

September 1st, 2020

53:30

This Bank Holiday weekend in the UK marks the first in 61 years that we haven’t celebrated Notting Hill Carnival. Originally set up to ease race …

Women in Sport: The Netball Sisters

August 25th, 2020

53:29

Sasha and Kadeen Corbin are more than just sisters, they play Netball for England. I wanted to speak to this very talented duo to discuss the importance of sport and exercise for our mental wellbeing and to see what …

Travelling: Solo, Black & Female

August 18th, 2020

44:02

Lockdown has had us all dreaming about holidays and wanting to get away. I wanted to speak to travel guru, journalist and the first black woman to …

Black, British and Jewish

August 11th, 2020

53:29

I wanted to speak to Nadine Batchelor-Hunt, a podcaster and journalist and black Jewish female who recently got caught up in Wiley’s latest Twitter rant in which he made some anti-Semitic comments. Nadine joins me to …

A book for summer with Kiley Reid, Sarah Shaffi and Black Girls Book Club

August 4th, 2020

33:56

Such A Fun Age is a novel which starts with a racist misunderstanding and kickstarts our chat about race and class, the “pet to threat” phenomenon in business and why we don’t need any more slave movies. With author …

Redefining dance music, getting paid and Aluna Francis

July 28th, 2020

35:13

Should we recategorise dance music to be more racially inclusive? How did it become disconnected from its black queer origins? And why are black and …

Healing, Grace F Victory & Coco Khan

July 21st, 2020

31:47

I'm often seen as a strong black woman, so how can I make space to heal? Grace F Victory and Coco Khan join me to discuss how going to a protest …

Intersectional veganism, Riyadh Khalaf and Tomi Makanjuola

July 14th, 2020

34:25

I’m asking how you can make vegan food using recipes from your own culture, learning what intersectional veganism is and wondering if I should be …

Dating, Sex and Scotty Unfamous

July 7th, 2020

39:19

I wanted to explore what it’s like for fat, black women navigating the treacherous world of sex and dating. Joining me to discuss this was Scotty Unfamous, one third of the sex positive Laid Bare podcast. We swapped …

White Women’s Privilege, Amelia Dimoldenberg and Dr Charlotte Riley

June 30th, 2020

39:09

I wanted to explore privilege, specifically white women’s privilege, and was joined by the CEO of Chicken Shop Date Amelia Dimoldenberg and historian …

Monty, my family and black lives matter

June 23rd, 2020

44:14

I talk to three generations of my family about life in Britain. My parents describe moving to an all-white area and facing down my headteacher, my brother talks about the realities of growing up as a black man and my 15 …

Outrage, Lockdown and Dotty

June 16th, 2020

42:43

We chat all things outrage with the BBC Radio 1Xtra breakfast presenter who’s just written a book all about it. We also talk about ‘that’ Wiley interview, virtue signalling, activism, female rappers, lockdown and …

Ramadan, Thanna Alghabban and Mobeen Azhar

June 9th, 2020

41:02

Sadia’s first solo episode of the series, exploring the different ways to be British and Muslim with Mobeen Azhar and dating expert Thanna Alghabban. …

Family Photos, Passing and Jade Thirlwall

June 2nd, 2020

43:43

Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall joins us in lockdown to talk about growing up mixed race in North East England. We ask her how her being bullied at …

We're back together again… almost!

May 26th, 2020

2:31

We’re so excited to be back for Series 4. We’re reunited lockdown-style to share our plans for this season – we have some big guests and exciting news to announce!
As ever we want to hear from you this season – you can …

Festive feels, love eggs and Vir Das

December 10th, 2019

43:35

‘Let's say 400 people are offended by a joke… so?’

It’s our final episode of the season and our festive special! We pull some crackers with comedian …

Androgyny, Accra and Amaarae

December 3rd, 2019

31:02

‘You have to be sensual, you have to sell sex… or they try to present you as the African queen’

We’re in different countries and different continents, but that won’t stop us from chatting with singer-songwriter Amaarae …

Begging, benefits and Solomon Smith

November 26th, 2019

30:05

"Literally, the day I started… it’s never been the same."

We take a trip to the Brixton Soup Kitchen to meet some sofa surfers, rough sleepers and its …

Virginity, disability and the Triple Cripples

November 19th, 2019

43:40

Cancelling dudes and sharing your pubes with Kym & Jay, who use their YouTube channel the Triple Cripples to talk being black, disabled women.

Gentrification, change and Joy Crookes

November 12th, 2019

31:08

Being punched in the face by gentrification with singer-songwriter Joy Crookes. How she stays humble and keeps control, plus who should we change for?

Paris, racism and Rokhaya Diallo & Grace Ly

November 5th, 2019

53:09

The très fantastique Rokhaya & Grace, aka Kiffe Ta Race podcasters, chat race and racism in France. Plus we hit the streets of Paris to talk burqa bans, yellow fever, and French men...

Westernising names, worst dates and Ahir & Emily

October 29th, 2019

41:45

We go deep with comedian Ahir Shah on drinking and depression and force Asian Network presenter Emily Lloyd-Saini to share her worst dating story… and what she does when the comment section gets too hot to handle.

Therapy, county lines and Ashley Madekwe

October 22nd, 2019

36:36

South London girl Ashley is over from Hollywood to talk about County Lines, her new film on child drug trafficking in Britain. Plus, what happened …

Food, foreplay and Ainsley Harriott

October 15th, 2019

27:34

Icon alert! We’ve got Mr Ready Steady Cook himself, Ainsley Harriott on food as love, food as foreplay, and being one of the first black chefs on TV. Plus, are kids going to save the planet?

Send us your FAQs to

Motherhood, Michelle and Phoebe Robinson

October 8th, 2019

33:37

We’re with no ordinary B and Michelle Obama’s BFF, Phoebe Robinson. She teaches us how to beat the gatekeepers, why she’s done schooling us on sexual …

Culture vultures, empire and Phil Wang

October 1st, 2019

35:46

Our favourite Wang, Phil gets personal about open relationships and his take on empire. Plus Wiley vs Ed… who’s a culture vulture?

Send us your FAQs …

Cults, Hollywood and Rose McGowan

September 24th, 2019

34:37

Honey, we’re home!! The BBC has given us a third series and we're going big with Hollywood legend and #MeToo silence breaker Rose McGowan.

Rose chats …

No Comedy For Young Women! Part 1

September 17th, 2019

36:36

We've gone on holiday and we're bringing you with us! We're getting up close and personal with the hottest comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

No Comedy For Young Women! Part 2

September 17th, 2019

38:06

We've gone on holiday and we're bringing you with us! We're getting up close and personal with the hottest comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Big, blue and back

August 6th, 2019

3:51

For one night only join us for a live showcase of comedy from the hottest talent in Edinburgh! We're bringing you stand-up from our new favourite comedians, before we chat to them about life, love and work!

Get your free …

Fasting, feels and finales

May 14th, 2019

31:48

The last time you’ll hear our fresh, sexy, horny voices this season! We answer your questions and crush on all the queens (and kings) we’ve had on the podcast this time around.

Wives, girlfriends and Sadia Azmat

May 7th, 2019

40:08

It’s my turn to go solo, or should I say go poly? I share with Monty some tales of multiple partners as I explore polygamy and polyamory with the …

Nonna, Nigeria and Monty Onanuga

April 30th, 2019

34:09

I’m ditching Sadia and heading home for some jollof, jokes and feels with my fam to figure out what you miss out on when your nonna lives in Nigeria.

Dudes, dungeons and Desiree Burch

April 23rd, 2019

35:23

It’s UK vs USA as we eat cake with comedian and ex-dominatrix Desiree and talk finding home and losing dudes. Plus Stormzy and stereotypes.

Strength, swords and Shaina West

April 16th, 2019

32:41

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! Martial artist and stunt actor Shaina aka The Samurider kicks-ass in every way! Plus nightmare flatmates and J Hus’ return.

Faith, pride and Riyadh Khalaf

April 9th, 2019

36:55

Meet our new best friend, and accidental activist Riyadh! He talks coming out to his Muslim-Catholic family, how his Nan lost faith, and how to party …

Big hair, self-care and Freddie Harrel

April 2nd, 2019

32:27

Getting a girl crush on Freddie and her big hair, no care attitude. Plus a sex tape request…

Coming, comedy and Nish Kumar

March 26th, 2019

34:20

We enjoy multiple fun times and get our comedy geek on with Nish Kumar ;)

Submissives, shame and Candice Carty-Williams

March 19th, 2019

35:14

Our leading lady and Queenie author Candice on submissive encounters, the joys of therapy and rejecting shame. Plus we chat work romance, holiday …

IUD, BAME and Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

March 12th, 2019

34:06

Gal-dem gal Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff on making magazines. Plus we debate the BAME game, meet our new host aka Monty’s coil, and take a test to see if we’re really British.

Baking, belonging and Benjamina Ebuehi

March 5th, 2019

31:34

Getting on with Bake Off contestant Benjamina who loves cakes almost as much as us. Plus we get real about Shamima Begum.

Twerking, tunes and Grace Carter

February 26th, 2019

30:28

Getting down on the d-floor, it’s all about music and dancing this week! We talk twerking and shaking plus chat to soulful singer Grace Carter about …

Art, inspiration and Nicole Krystal Crentsil

February 19th, 2019

31:25

Black Girl Festival founder Nicole Krystal Crentsil sits down to talk art, creativity and being a role model. Plus we ask: are kids racist?

Exes, accents and Basma Khalifa

February 12th, 2019

31:11

We talk head game and the car wash for our Valentine’s special ;) Plus documentarian and fashion queen Basma Khalifa gives us the lowdown on living in Saudi Arabia, ranked one of the most dangerous countries in the …

Jollof, jobs and Stephanie Yeboah

February 5th, 2019

31:28

Nerd about town Stephanie Yeboah teaches us how to fight imposter syndrome at work, and a jollof showdown! Plus canceling culture and R Kelly.

Sin, drag queens and Amrou Al-Kadhi

January 29th, 2019

32:48

We find out what happened when Amrou Al-Kadhi aka Glamrou did love duets to Allah in a thong.

Fetishes, blackfishing, and Coco Khan

January 22nd, 2019

33:18

Writer Coco Khan helps us work out the fetishes we’re into and the ones we’re definitely not ok with. Plus what we think about blackfishing and skin lightening.

Ghettos, games and Jay-Ann Lopez

January 15th, 2019

30:20

We try to figure out what makes you ghetto and chat to Black Girl Gamers founder Jay-Ann Lopez about how she is fighting misogynoir in gaming.

We’re back…. almost!

December 13th, 2018

2:35

Get ready, we’re coming back with a new season in the New Year. Will we get to meet Idris Elba? Subscribe to find out.

E12: Food, feels and finales

July 3rd, 2018

34:40

Stripping it back for our season finale and setting goals for our second series :) Get in touch - nocountryforyoungwomen@bbc.co.uk

E11: Sisterhood, confidence and London Hughes

June 26th, 2018

36:36

What happens when you swear on live radio and our best FAQ session yet! w/ London Hughes

E:10 Love Island, the N-word & Alfie Brown

June 19th, 2018

31:28

Who qualifies for Love Island? How soon is too soon for sex? and we get controversial comedian Alfie Brown to explain himself.

E09: Burkas, bikinis and Salma El-Wardany

June 12th, 2018

34:00

A debut dick pic and a live cold approach! This ep has it all. Featuring the amazing author and poet Salma El-Wardany. Thanks to Laura for the FAQ - …

E08: Munroe Bergdorf, bets and mental health

June 5th, 2018

34:56

Losing bets and talking love, hate and controversy with transgender model/activist Munroe Bergdorf. Send your FAQs to nocountryforyoungwomen@bbc.co.uk!

E07: Ramadan, royals and Florence Adepoju

May 29th, 2018

35:16

When you're fasting but you record your podcast at a cafe :| ft. cosmetic scientist Florence Adepoju

E06: Body positivity, self-care and Grace F Victory

May 22nd, 2018

36:04

Learning new words and how to love ourselves with blogger/creator Grace F Victory. If you've got an FAQ, let us have it! nocountryforyoungwomen@bbc.co.uk

E05: God, dating and Bilal Zafar

May 15th, 2018

35:14

We talk dating when you're black, Asian and minority ethnic with comedian Bilal Zafar and dating coach Jack Grattan

E04: Famalam, yonis and Vivienne Acheampong

May 8th, 2018

31:12

Yoni steaming and Famalam scheming with the excellent Vivienne Acheampong

E03: Porn, feminism and Lina Bembe

May 1st, 2018

33:16

Porn performer Lina Bembe joins us to talk spanking, feminism and fetishes

E02: Ghosting, privilege and Sofie Hagen

April 24th, 2018

34:54

So the BBC are gonna actually let us do this thing! In this ep you'll get an extreme tale of ghosting, explore white privilege and hear from Danish comedian/podcaster Sofie Hagen.

E01: Sex, headscarves and Yassmin Abdel-Magied

April 17th, 2018

30:42

We take a no-filter dive into what it’s like for Black and British Asian women to navigate a white world. Joined by mechanical engineer and Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

Welcome to No Country For Young Women

April 11th, 2018

4:26

Hi, we're Sadia and Monty and this is our new podcast. Subscribe and get ready for our first real episode on April 17!

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