10 episodes

A fictional character, set in history. A woman, fascinated by the language of this land, yet caught in her dreams. We meet Eliza Collins in the fledgling colony of Sydney in the Spring of 1789. I am Bronwyn Eather, a writer, musician and linguist. I want to share this imagined journey with you through lyrical verse and music. In an age of new ideas, what does enlightenment look like here on the land of the Yura, on the other side of time?
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I am magpie Bronwyn Eather

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

A fictional character, set in history. A woman, fascinated by the language of this land, yet caught in her dreams. We meet Eliza Collins in the fledgling colony of Sydney in the Spring of 1789. I am Bronwyn Eather, a writer, musician and linguist. I want to share this imagined journey with you through lyrical verse and music. In an age of new ideas, what does enlightenment look like here on the land of the Yura, on the other side of time?
Cover graphic by Mark Fairhurst | https://www.facebook.com/mark.fairhurst.127

    I am magpie | Episode 14 (Poems LVII – LIX)

    I am magpie | Episode 14 (Poems LVII – LIX)

    Dependent and vulnerable, Eliza endures heartbreak. As her vitality returns, so does a reckless fury and her conviction to lay blame solely with Thomas. She turns her grief outwards to the violent storms.

    • 11 min
    I am magpie | Episode 15 (Poems LX – LXII)

    I am magpie | Episode 15 (Poems LX – LXII)

    Meg consoles Eliza, encouraging her to remember happier times. We learn of Meg’s own loss and shining inner strength. Eliza receives her second talisman.

    • 15 min
    I am magpie | Episode 16 (Poems LXIII to LXV)

    I am magpie | Episode 16 (Poems LXIII to LXV)

    As Eliza’s past resolves, here on the other side of time, a dangerous flashpoint ignites and we witness the end of the beginning. Alarmed birdcalls signal revenge and retribution.

    • 14 min
    I am magpie | Episode 17 (Poems LXVI – LXIX)

    I am magpie | Episode 17 (Poems LXVI – LXIX)

    Eliza encounters black cockatoo and wedge-tailed eagle, birds of different feathers. With the notebook copying complete, Eliza can finally hear the women’s entreaties and their dark predictions.

    • 15 min
    I am magpie | Episode 18 (Poems LXX – LXXI)

    I am magpie | Episode 18 (Poems LXX – LXXI)

    Deep shadows rise into the light as Eliza aligns with her purpose and integrates loss and love. She receives her third and final talisman.

    • 11 min
    I am magpie | Episode 19 (Poems LXXII – LXXIV) FINAL

    I am magpie | Episode 19 (Poems LXXII – LXXIV) FINAL

    Eliza settles into her future. Back and forth a flow of stories loud or whispered, laughter and song. They watch the glittering constellations and Eliza gives thanks for the salve to her spirit.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

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KayaKatinka ,

I am Magpie review

This podcast is my travel companion when leaving work and traveling through the night on public transport, crossing salt and sweet water of Sydney. Bronwyn’s words, voice and soundscape, a delight of fragile holding, my temple resting on the train window I time-travel in the company of a great story teller. This is a gift to the soul that is sound bound to life, like my own, and I love every sound she makes me feel. Thank you for sharing this gift with us Bronwyn. Deep gratitude, Andrijana