Ask A Woman: Julie Etchingham discovers inspiring women's lockdown lessons

Julie Etchingham's podcast sees the ITV News presenter seek insights and wisdom from a range of inspiring women.

Julie Etchingham is back with another series of Ask A Woman - the podcast that talks to bright, powerful, fascinating and funny women.

After a small pause caused by a big pandemic, the ITV News presenter is out to find out what each guest has learned in lockdown and ask them what comes next.

Criminal barrister Alex Wilson joins Julie this week to chat about cancel culture, navigating Oxford University and fighting racism in the court room. Listen here:

In the episode, they discuss:

2:46 - being mistaken for a defendant in court more than once

11:07 - how losing a close friend to knife crime inspired her journey into law

13:50 - navigating Oxford University 

20:21 - convincing her family it was right for her to become a criminal barrister(or something similar)

24:20 - what Boris Johnson needs to do to make a stand against racism 

32:05 - how young women are changing the world 

38:00 - why she's embarrassed by how the public treated Meghan Markle 

40:25 - what she wants to achieve with her group Black Women in Law

Alex Wilson's debut novel 'In Black and White' explores her life and work as a young barrister. Credit: Twitter/ @EssexBarrister

In episode one of this series, Julie spoke to comic performer, TV presenter and now novelist Mel Giedroyc.

In the consistently amusing conversation, the pair discuss why Mel's spent so much time in a cupboard in lockdown, how a near-bankruptcy experience inspired her new novel - plus, why she'd think again about some of the comedy routines she and partner Sue Perkins started out performing.

Mel Giedroyc told Julie about the family crisis that erupted minutes before she was about to appear live on TV from her home for Eurovision. Credit: PA

Missed any of the first series of Ask A Woman?You can also watch all the episodes below: