A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard


Angela Saini on the origins of patriarchy

Season 5, Ep. 1

Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist and author. She has worked as a reporter for numerous media outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, New Scientist and National Geographic. In 2020, Angela was named one of the World’s Top 50 Thinkers by Prospect Magazine and in 2018 she was voted one of the most respected journalists in the UK.

Angela has written Superior: The Return of Race Science, which was published in 2019 to widespread critical acclaim, and Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, which has been translated into fourteen languages. Both are on university reading lists across the world. Her latest book, The Patriarchs: How Men Came to Rule, is released this month and explores the roots of gendered oppression and how patriarchal systems became embedded in societies and spread across the globe.

The Patriarchs is available to order from independent UK bookshops here: https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-patriarchs-how-men-came-to-rule-angela-saini/6898353?ean=9780008418113, and in Australia here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-patriarchs-angela-saini/book/9780008418113.html.

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Mary Beard & Julia Gillard on the 10-year anniversary of the misogyny speech

Season 4, Ep. 10
On 9 October 2012, Julia Gillard stood in Parliament House and delivered one of the most impassioned and iconic speeches in the history of Australian politics. The “misogyny speech” reverberated around the world and continues to reach further into our collective consciousness to this day. Julia’s words were a call to arms from the highest office in the nation – that misogyny and sexism should no longer be tolerated, because women are entitled to a better standard in private, public and professional life, and ten years on, her speech continues to inspire and challenge us to call out sexism and misogyny in every field.  Julia sat down with historian Mary Beard earlier this month at an event to mark the ten-year anniversary, explore the legacy of the speech today and look at what's next in the fight for gender equality. In this episode, you’ll hear that conversation, recorded live from the event for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London.During the conversation, Mary and Julia discuss Julia's new book, Not Now, Not Ever: Ten years on from the misogyny speech, which features contributions from Mary Beard, Jess Hill, Jennifer Palmieri, Katharine Murphy and many others. All profits from the book go to the Global Institute for Women's Leadership to support our research and advocacy work. You can find out more about the book here: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/not-now-not-ever-9780143779759.