And Also Some Women

by Broadview

Listen in as host Junia Joplin and reporter Anne Thériault explore popular Biblical women through a feminist lens. Their conversations with leading theologians offer surprising new takes on familiar characters like Eve, Esther and Mary Magdalene.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • All About Eve

    All About Eve

    In this episode, host Junia Joplin and reporter Anne Thériault end at the beginning with a closer look at the mother of all living things: Eve. Listeners will learn how most Sunday school lessons get it all wrong. Eve isn't second to Adam and the snake might not be who we think it is. Tune in to the final episode of And Also Some Women to find out. Guests: Reuven Kimmelman, River Needham For more information about this episode, including reading links, sources, a full transcript & more, visit broadview.org/podcasts

  • Old Testament Women: Miriam, Deborah, Esther

    Old Testament Women: Miriam, Deborah, Esther

    In this episode, host Junia Joplin and reporter Anne Thériault examine three powerful Old Testament women who have largely been overlooked by Christianity: Miriam, Deborah and Esther. It’s especially odd they don't get more attention when you consider their stories read like movie plots. Escape! Murder! Sabotage! Guests: Susan Ackerman, Austen Hartke, Marion Taylor For more information about this episode, including reading links, sources, a full transcript & more, visit broadview.org/podcasts

  • Mary, Mother of Jesus

    Mary, Mother of Jesus

    In this episode, host Junia Joplin and reporter Anne Thériault tackle one of the Bible’s biggest celebrities: the most venerated saint, wife, and mother in the New Testament, Mary, mother of Jesus. This episode provides some fascinating insights about Mary, including how her politics may have shaped Jesus’ ministry and how church fathers have used her virginal image to enforce patriarchal ideas. Guests: AJ (Amy-Jill) Levine, Dorothy Lee, Sister Barbara Reid For more information about this episode, including reading links, sources, a full transcript & more, visit broadview.org/podcasts

  • Bad Girls of the Bible: Jezebel, Delilah & Salome

    Bad Girls of the Bible: Jezebel, Delilah & Salome

    In this episode, host Junia Joplin and reporter Anne Thériault investigate three Biblical figures whose reputations precede them in the worst possible way: Jezebel, Delilah and Salome. While this podcast might not entirely redeem their reputations, listeners will likely see these "villainesses" in a completely different light. Guests: Amy Kalmanofsky, Rivka Gheist, F. Scott Spencer For more information about this episode, including reading links, sources, a full transcript & more, visit broadview.org/podcasts

  • Mary Magdalene

    Mary Magdalene

    In our debut episode, hosts Junia Joplin and Anne Thériault delve into Mary Magdalene, a figure who has been depicted in many different ways: as a sex worker, as the apostle to the apostles, even as Jesus’ wife. In this episode they'll try to figure out what, if any, of those characterizations are accurate. Guests: Diana Butler Bass, Elizabeth Schrader Polczer, Nikole Mitchell For more information about this episode, including reading links, sources, a full transcript & more, visit broadview.org/podcasts