Men's Hour [5 Live]

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20120715

A German court has said circumcision is bodily harm - but why do people do it, and why do others object? Men's Hour discusses with a panel including a female Rabbi, a doctor and a Jewish man who has chosen not to circumcise his son. Also in the programme: Marcus Brigstocke talks about his eating disorder; and Men's Hour looks at whether prostate cancer is a forgotten disease.

20120722

Tim Samuels debates gay marriage; and we investigate the lack of male primary teachers.

Michael Underwood goes back to school to find out why there are so few male primary school teachers. Jon Holmes goes in search of the lost skills of men. We hear why Cuba needed a whole new boxing team for London 2012. And we debate gay marriage.

Tim Samuels presents 5 live's radio magazine for the modern man.

20130428

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man - like a cheeky younger brother to Women's Hour (but with a hairier chest).

Including regular input from Jon Holmes, another must-read work of fiction in the Men's Hour Blokey Book Club, life advice From Our Old Correspondent, and the questions your daren't ask your doctor in 60 Second Hypochondria.

20130505

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man - like a cheeky younger brother to Women's Hour (but with a hairier chest).

Including regular input from Jon Holmes, another must-read work of fiction in the Men's Hour Blokey Book Club, life advice From Our Old Correspondent, and the questions your daren't ask your doctor in 60 Second Hypochondria.

20130512

Tim Samuels explores the stigma of depression and mental health in the workplace and marks Food Revolution Day with Jamie Oliver 's cooking tips for men of all ages.

20130519

5 live's topical magazine for men with Tim Samuels and guests. Plus Dr Mark Hamilton's A to Z of blokey ailments.

20130526

5 live's topical magazine for men with Tim Samuels and guests. Plus Dr Mark Hamilton's A to Z of blokey ailments.

20130609

5 live's topical magazine for men, with Richard Madeley sitting in for Tim Samuels.

20130623

5 live's topical magazine for men, with Tim Samuels and guests. Plus Dr Mark Hamilton's A to Z of blokey ailments.

20130623

Tim Samuels meets publisher and poet Felix Dennis and braves the 1,000 kilowatt glare of the photo press pit as he takes to the catwalk at Men's Fashion Week.

20130630

Tim Samuels meets stand-up and actor Omid Djalili, and talks smears and spying with a former Scotland Yard undercover officer.

20130707

5 live's topical magazine for men, with Tim Samuels and guests. Plus Dr Mark Hamilton's A to Z of blokey ailments.

20130714

5 live's topical magazine for men, with Tim Samuels and guests. Plus Dr Mark Hamilton's A to Z of blokey ailments.

20130721

Peter Curran sits in for Tim Samuels and the this week's topic is bereavement and finding positive ways to cope. Men traditionally don't have a network of friends they can openly share their deepest feelings with, and we hear moving personal testimony about accidents, suicide and the loss of a parent to dementia alongside advice from sympathetic experts. Arsenal legend Bob Wilson will be joining the discussion to talk about the daily task of dealing with the death of his daughter Anna from cancer at the age of 31.

On the lighter side, Bill Dare the man behind comedy hits Spitting Image and Dead Ringers talks about having a comedy great as a dad and the weird world inhabited by his latest creation Brian Gulliver.

We also follow-up on the big listener response to last weeks discussion about fathers who can't get decent contact with their kids...

and you can hear about the lifestyle of true Texas Cowboys and Indians with the author of American Rust, Phillip Meyer.

20130728

5 live's topical magazine for men, with Tim Samuels and guests. Plus Dr Mark Hamilton's A to Z of blokey ailments.

20130804

5 live's topical magazine for men, with Tim Samuels and guests. Plus Dr Mark Hamilton's A to Z of blokey ailments.

20130825

Tim Samuels and guests examine ethics and the porn industry, and hear how Tel Aviv, nestled deep in the Middle East, has rebranded itself as the gay capital of the world.

20130901

Tim Samuels and guests, including war photographer Paul Conroy, Olympian and presenter Ade Adepitan, and Clark Carlisle, chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, hear stories of ordinary men around the country doing inspirational work in their communities, and discuss the qualities we most admire in men of achievement.

20140323

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20140330

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20140406

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20140420

On Men's Hour - a celebration of the lust for adventure and what sets risk-takers apart from the rest of us. Joining Tim Samuels is a mountaineer who lost his limbs to frostbite, a NASA astronaut and the country's most prolific base jumper as he prepares his next high-altitude stunt in the mountains of Italy.

There's also a report on gay life in Cairo in the wake of an Egyptian court's sentencing last week of four men committing homosexual acts. Plus, Tim has another old geezer in for a special Easter Sunday pint and 6 Music's Sean Keaveny reveals some top tunes to help stave off your midlife music crisis.

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20140427

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20140504

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20140511

20140511

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20140511

Men talk candidly about joint custody and what its like when they don't see their kids. We'll be hearing from a lawyer about the rules and looking across Europe to see how Britain compares. Plus a specially commissioned bedtime story by a dad who only sees his child part of the time.

Also in the programme: Radio 1's Nihal will be with us to help you through your mid-life music crisis and Dr Mark on all those embarrassing symptoms you cant talk to your doctor about.

20140518

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20140525

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20140601

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20140608

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20150101

In a special Men's Hour programme for New Year's Day - Tim Samuels hears real men reveal extraordinary stories of adventure and personal triumph against the odds during the course of the last 12 months.

20150315

Men's Hour returns for a new series - exploring men and their relationship with violence.

Tim Samuels hears from men who have been drawn to regular acts of violence, explores how boxing can help beat depression and looks into why conflict has declined amongst the gangs in LA.

Tim also asks whether today's lifestyle has made men too soft - and whether healthy aggression can be a good thing.

20150322

What does it mean to be a 16-year-old boy today? Men's Hour hears the hopes, fears and struggles of teenage boys from around the country and world. Tim Samuels will hear from 16-year-olds who have fled persecution, become DJ's in a city riddled with Mexican gang violence, become preachers and are fighting for teenagers to be treated differently. Do boys still have their innocence at this age, or are they as good as adult? The show delves into the everyday - and extraordinary minds of today's young men.

20150329

Do your children rule your life - Should it be the other way round? Men's Hour and Tim Samuels explores fatherhood and looks at how men's role has changed over the past hundred years. He discusses whether children can get in the way of a relationship and even spoil a frienship. Or whether the joys of fatherhood outweigh the pains and sometimes hard work it brings.

20150405

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20150419

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20150426

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20150503

Tim Samuels presents an hour of radio for the modern man.

20150831

20150831

Men's Hour joins Woman's Hour for a special programme looking at appearance.

A New Start in Berlin20151231

A New Start in Berlin20151231

Tim Samuels goes to Berlin to meet men who've radically changed their jobs, families and lives in the pursuit of happiness. Join Tim in the Vagabond Brewery in the German Capital. Tim slips into something more comfortable to take up burlesque dancing for boys and tries some stand-up comedy for ex-pats. He also meets the dads who've come to the conclusion that being a father is easier, cheaper and more enjoyable in Germany.

Christmas Log20131224

Christmas stock-taking from celebrities and listeners as we reflect on 2013 from a man's point of view. The personal triumphs and a humorous look at the things that didn't quite go to plan for blokes this year. Walking Dead star David Morrissey and Suggs from Madness join Men's Hour listeners from around the UK as we hear the personal songs that 'get something in your eye' and we explore the joys and challenges driving home for Christmas whilst thinking of those men who won't be with their families and friends this year.

Fashion Special20130113

As the heritage brands and bright young talents of British menswear take to the catwalk in London, Tim Samuels and guests, including Johnny Vaughan, delve into the changing world of male clobber to look at what drives the industry's unprecedented forward momentum and what it reveals about men today.

Men Who Sing2013010620130218

Men's Hour meets the men who sing - about politics, football and homelessness.

Men Who Sing is the theme of the Men's Hour New Year special. We hear the incredible story of the Castrati - men who were castrated to preserve their unique voices. Jon Holmes discovers how a football chant gets started and we start a Men's Hour chant of our own. In Westminster, We get conservative and liberal democrat men together in a coalition choir, getting them to sing a Lieder for their Leader. We meet rappers inspired by the Arab Spring. And in Birmingham and London, members of the 'Choir with No Name' for the homeless tell us how singing changed their lives.

is the theme of the Men's Hour New Year special. We hear the incredible story of the Castrati - men who were castrated to preserve their unique voices. Jon Holmes discovers how a football chant gets started and we start a Men's Hour chant of our own. In Westminster, We get conservative and liberal democrat men together in a coalition choir, getting them to sing a Lieder for their Leader. We meet rappers inspired by the Arab Spring. And in Birmingham and London, members of the 'Choir with No Name' for the homeless tell us how singing changed their lives.

The Life Of The Male Immigrant20140712

The Life Of The Male Immigrant20140712

Tim Samuels meets the refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers who have come to Britain for a better life.

Tim speaks to the gay Ugandan who fled here fearing death and persecution, the Syrian businessman looking for love, and the Romanian big issue seller supporting his family.

Woman's Hour And Men's Hour Dating Special20130826

Men's Hour teams up again with Radio 4's Woman's Hour for a special programme on dating. Tim Samuels and Jane Garvey dive into the world of internet dating, the language of digital love, what men and women want, and how to go about getting it.

Woman's Hour And Men's Hour Friendship Special20140825

Tim Samuels is joined by Woman's Hour's Jane Garvey and guests including broadcasters Geoff Lloyd and Vanessa Feltz to ask if men and women can ever really be friends or whether sexual attraction always gets in the way.

Woman's Hour And Men's Hour: A Secrets Special20120827

In this joint Woman's Hour-Men's Hour special show, people reveal the secrets they've been keeping from their other halves, family, friends and colleagues. From minor everyday secrets to major

revelations around money, lifestyle and past behaviour. Presenters Jane Garvey and Tim Samuels team up to hear the perspective of men and women from around the UK - and explore the motivations and impact of keeping secrets. The show will be jointly broadcast on Radio 4 and 5 live - a first for the two programmes.

A joint Woman's Hour-Men's Hour special show.