The voices of Australia’s gutsy women journalists are being brought to life in a new season of the National Library of Australia’s podcast, Bookmark This.
Inspired by the NLA Publishing book, Bold Types, the book by Dr Patricia Clarke that told the stories of women journalists working in Australia between 1860 to the end of World War II. Bold Types the podcast is hosted by Amy Remeikis who is joined by Dr Clarke and a stellar line-up of contemporary female journalists reflecting both their experiences and those of their forebears.
Each episode in the six-part season will feature discussion between Remeikis and Clarke, readings of the work and words of selected historical women journalists, and interviews with female journalists of today.
Podcast release schedule
|T||19 April 2023||Introducing Bold Types||
Host Amy Remeikis chats with historian and Bold Types author Dr Patricia Clarke for a preview of what to expect across the season’s six episodes.
|1||3 May 2023||Wild New Frontiers||
Trailblazer: Edith Dickenson
Guest: Patricia Karvelas
|2||10 May 2023||Fashion, Frills & Frivolities||
Trailblazers: Stella Allan, Jennie Scott Griffiths
Guest: Mia Freedman
|3||17 May 2023||Rewriting the Rules||
Trailblazers: Frances Taylor, Jessie (Tasma) Couvreur
Guests: Zara Seidler and Suzanne Dredge
|4||24 May 2023||Eyewitnesses to History||
Trailblazers: Anna Blackwell, Janet Mitchell
Guests: Avani Dias and Sophie McNeill
|5||31 May 2023||To Put Up or Shut Up||
Trailblazers: Jennie Scott Griffiths, Flora Shaw, Alice Henry
Guests: Zoe Daniel and Nas Campanella
|6||7 June 2023||It’s A Man’s Man’s World||
Trailblazers: Flora Shaw, Jessie (Tasma) Couvreur
Guest: Ita Buttrose
The trailer of Bold Types – the second season of the National Library’s podcast, Bookmark This – will drop on Wednesday 19 April. Available on the National Library's channel, Apple Podcasts and Spotify apps, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Interviews with host Amy Remeikis, political reporter at Guardian Australia, are available on request.
Images for media use are available for download via Dropbox.
Extracts from the book are available on request.
About Bold Types the book: https://www.nla.gov.au/news-and-media/media-releases/2022/nla-publishing-new-book-history-australias-women-journalists
Find Bold Types in Trove: https://trove.nla.gov.au/collection/bold-types/newspapers
Cathie Oats, Media Liaison, National Library of Australia
M: 0401 226 697