The Meanjin Podcast Returns
After a three-year break, the Meanjin Podcast is back.
The Meanjin podcast is back.
Authors, readings, conversations, poets: it’s an irresistible mix of fine words and ideas, a spoken version of Australia’s favourite literary quarterly.
The Meanjin podcast is pitched as ‘a spoken version of Australia’s favourite literary quarterly’, and will provide new content in each monthly episode, including interviews with authors, readings and discussions on social and cultural issues. The revived podcast will be presented by Meanjin editor Jonathan Green and deputy editor Tess Smurthwaite, and produced by a new team.
The first episode features writers Clementine Ford, Lauren Rosewarne, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Celeste Liddle and Belinda Rule.
In the March episode, SWEATSHOP director and author Michael Mohammed Ahmad reads from his short story ‘No Toes’ (from Meanjin Spring 2017) and discusses the themes of toxic masculinity and the culture of Western Sydney’s Punchbowl High School with Meanjin editor Jonathan Green.
Poet Belinda Rule transports us to the stark and beautiful tableaus of construction which surround us in her poem ‘Industry, Melbourne‘ (from Meanjin Autumn 2018). And a panel featuring three of Australia’s most prominent feminist thinkers—Clementine Ford, Celeste Liddle and Lauren Rosewarne—gets to the heart of the questions posed by the #MeToo movement: why now, what next, and how can we best harness this momentum for intersectional possibilities?
Episodes will be released once a month, in the middle of the month, with plans to eventually expand to a fortnightly release schedule to feature more writers. The podcast is also planning to host live events.
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