48 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 • 135 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.

    Nardi Simpson: On pain

    Nardi Simpson: On pain

    Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay writer, musician, composer and educator from North West NSW freshwater plains. A founding member of Indigenous folk duo Stiff Gins, Nardi has been performing nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her debut novel, Song of the Crocodile was a 2018 winner of a black&write! writing fellowship.

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

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    • 21 min
    Pain

    Pain

    Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards are back for the third season of Anonymous of a Woman.

    Chapter 1: After the recent events in Australia's Parliament house, Jamila and Astrid threw what they were going to talk about out the window and instead made space to recognise the pain of survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse.

    Chapter 2: Astrid takes us back to Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.

    Chapter 3: Jamila grows emotional over The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.

    Recommendations: Jamila and Astrid recommend books by survivors, and books written by journalists about survivors. These are some of the books that have affected them deeply, and there are many more books by survivors that they would love you to recommend to them.
    Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Chanel Miller's Know My Name: The Survivor of the Stanford Sexual Assault Case Tells Her Story
    Bri Lee's Eggshell Skull: A memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back
    Not that Bad: Dispatches from rape culture edited by Roxanne Gay
    She Said: Breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
    Catch and Kill: Lies, spies, and a conspiracy to protect predators by Ronan Farrow
    Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church -The findings of the investigation that inspired the major motion picture Spotlight by the investigative staff of The Boston Globe
    Lucia Osborne-Crowley's I Choose Elena
    Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell by Louise Milligan
    Gemma Carey's No Matter Our Wreckage: A memoir about grooming, betrayal, trauma and love.

    Content warning: This interview contains references to sexual assault and sexual abuse. 

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    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
    Louise Milligan: On authority

    Louise Milligan: On authority

    Louise Milligan is an investigative reporter for ABC TV's Four Corners and the author of Cardinal, which won the Walkley Book Award and broke massive international news preceding the court case involving one of the most senior members of the Catholic Church. Her second work is Witness: An investigation into the brutal cost of seeking justice.

    In this interview, Louise explains the state of our legal system and just how traumatising it can be for complainants and witnesses. Most importantly, she tells Jamila and Astrid what we can do about it.

    Content warning: This interview contains references to sexual assault and sexual abuse. 

    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
    Authority

    Authority

    Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards are back for the third season of Anonymous of a Woman.

    Chapter 1: Is there a bigger question in our current age than who do we trust and why? Jamila and Astrid consider what authority means to them these days.

    Chapter 2: Jamila reflects on When We Say Black Lives Matter, the recent illustrated kids book from podcast favourite Maxine Beneba Clarke.

    Chapter 3: Astrid dives deep into Noreena Hertz's The Lonely Century: Coming together in a world that's pulling apart, a nonfiction work that is uncannily timely.

    Recommendations: Jamila and Astrid finally agree on recommendations! Astrid advocates for the literary merit of Barack Obama's A Promised Land, while Jamila goes for an old favourite suitable for the teenagers (and adults) in your life, George Orwell's Animal Farm.

    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.

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    • 28 min
    Jiveny Blair-West: On love

    Jiveny Blair-West: On love

    Jiveny Blair-West, a dating coach, co-wrote How to Make the Biggest Decision of Your Life with her father, psychiatrist George Blair-West.

    In this interview, Jiveny talks Jamila and Astrid through how the younger generations can make one of the biggest decisions of their lives.

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    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.

    • 18 min
    Love

    Love

    Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards are back for the third season of Anonymous of a Woman.

    Chapter 1: In this Valentine week of Hallmark cards and awkward dates, Jamila and Astrid talk about love - the real, lasting, messy and sometimes boring kind that’s only rarely found on the page. 

    Chapter 2: Jamila introduces Brodie Lancaster's memoir No Way! Okay, Fine.

    Chapter 3: Astrid makes the case for the lasting relevance of Esther Perel's 2006 work Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence.

    Recommendations: Jamila recommends an awfully long list of love stories from the Western Canon, and Astrid goes with the non-heteronormative intergalactic love story The Old Lie from Claire G. Coleman.

    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.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 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!

batgirlskiiernumberfive ,

variety abounds

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

AnnaR67 ,

5 stars!

Loving listening to you both, the insights, the chats, the info, the books, the insights! whats not to love!
Thank you, please keep going !! xx

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