92 episodes

Anonymous Was A Woman with Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards is a conversation on books by, and about, women.

Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod, and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter).

This podcast is brought to you by Future Women and Hachette Australia. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

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    • 4.4 • 152 Ratings

Anonymous Was A Woman with Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards is a conversation on books by, and about, women.

Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod, and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter).

This podcast is brought to you by Future Women and Hachette Australia. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

    Aja Barber

    Aja Barber

    Aja Barber has pledged to never take a dollar from fast fashion, and in her 2021 book 'Consumed' she explains why.

    She is passionate about racial justice and exposing endemic injustices in our consumer and fashion industries. Aja is also no stranger to campaigning for change. Her Instagram video 'Why Performative Allyship is Triggering', which called out brands and influencers for monetising the Black Lives Matter movement, has accumulated over one million views. The video also put a spotlight on the disparity between fast fashion brand billionaires and their unpaid factory workers during the Covid-19 economic downturn.

    CHAT WITH US

    Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter) to continue the conversation.

    This podcast is sponsored by Hachette Publishing and is brought to you by Future Women. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    On sustainability

    On sustainability

    This week Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards are joined by Future Women's Bojana Kos. 

    Chapter 1: Jamila asks whether or not books can help drive our understanding of sustainability, and Astrid takes issues with the term itself.

    Chapter 2: Jamila brings Ash Davidson's powerful debut, 'Damnation Spring' to the podcast.

    Chapter 3: Astrid once again picks a non-fiction work and recommends 'Under a White Sky: The nature of the future' by Pulitzer-prize winning writer Elizabeth Kolbert.

    Join us on Thursday for an interview with the brilliant Aja Barber.

    CHAT WITH US

    Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter) to continue the conversation.

    This podcast is sponsored by Hachette Publishing and is brought to you by Future Women. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Lisa Millar

    Lisa Millar

    Lisa Millar is the co-host of ABC TV's News Breakfast, and 'Daring to Fly' is her memoir about conquering fear and finding joy.

    Lisa returned to the ABC in Australia after finishing a decade-long posting as bureau chief in both London and Washington DC, covering some of the world's biggest stories. She began her career at the Gympie Times in 1988 and has worked in print, TV and radio. She won a Walkley Award in 2005 for investigative reporting.

    CHAT WITH US

    Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter) to continue the conversation.

    This podcast is sponsored by Hachette Publishing and is brought to you by Future Women. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 24 min
    Her Story

    Her Story

    This week Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards are joined by Future Women's Ella Jackson. 

    Chapter 1: Jamila, Astrid and Ella consider the different ways women choose to tell their own stories, and the stories of those who have come before them.

    Chapter 2: Jamila brings Lucy Adlington's historical fiction novel 'The Dressmakers of Auschwitz' to the podcast. 

    Chapter 3: This week Astrid chooses a non-fiction read and recommends 'My Life in Full: Work, family, and our future' by Indra Nooyi (the first female CEO of PepsiCo!).

    Join us on Thursday for an interview with journalist Lisa Millar.

    CHAT WITH US

    Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter) to continue the conversation.

    This podcast is sponsored by Hachette Publishing and is brought to you by Future Women. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    Mark Humphries

    Mark Humphries

    Mark Humphries is the resident satirist on ABC-TV's 7.30, and he recently published 'On Politics and Stuff' with Evan Williams. In this interview, Mark considers the role of satire in politics and tackles the question of how to satirise female politicians without being misogynist.

    Mark's other writing has appeared in The Guardian and the Sun-Herald, and he has previously created satirical sketches for SBS's The Feed and ABC's The Roast.

    CHAT WITH US

    Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter) to continue the conversation.

    This podcast is sponsored by Hachette Publishing and is brought to you by Future Women. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    Our favourites

    Our favourites

    This week Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards are bring their favourites to the table, and they are joined by Future Women favourite Madison Howarth.

    Chapter 1: Everyone brought memoir this week! So to kick off the episode, Jamila, Astrid and Madi reflect on how memoir has changed over the last decade (for the better, as we are seeing fewer formal autobiographies and more stories of lived experience being published).

    Chapter 2: Jamila suggests reading 'All About Yves: Notes from a transition' by Yves Rees.

    Chapter 3: Astrid still wants everyone to read anything by Claire G. Coleman, and in this episode discusses Claire's first non-fiction book 'Lies Damned Lies: A personal exploration of the impact of colonisation'.

    Recommendations: Jamila recommends Maxine Beneba Clarke's memoir 'The Hate Race', as well as 'Mao's Last Dancer'  by Li Cunxin. Madi recommends 'Dark Emu' by Bruce Pascoe, as well as 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'  by Maya Angelou.

    Join us on Thursday for an interview with satirist Mark Humphries.

    CHAT WITH US

    Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter) to continue the conversation.

    This podcast is sponsored by Hachette Publishing and is brought to you by Future Women. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

ilzealex ,

Wonderful virtual book club

Fantastic content, loving the virtual book club in a time of great need! Some constructive feedback however to improve the listener’s experience: the audio levels are very inconsistent, making it uncomfortable to listen to. I hope this can be addressed for future episodes!

Krissy.W. ,

Inspiring and interesting podcast

This is one of my new favourite podcasts, which has inspired me to read more broadly and more often. Jam and Astrid are thoughtful presenters who weave their own experiences and perspectives into their literature reviews and recommendations and the interviews in this podcast are beautiful deep dives into a wide variety of societal issues.

batgirlskiiernumberfive ,

variety abounds

Such variety of authors, opinions and ideas. Thanks Jam and Astrid for bringing us this fab podcast. xBelinda

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