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And Also Some Women is a look at the Bible’s most fascinating women. 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.

This podcast is made possible thanks to a donation by longtime Broadview readers Revs. Lillian and John Perigoe.

Listen to the third episode now

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

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Episode release schedule

Episode 1: Mary Magdalene – May 16

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Episode 2: Bad Girls of the Bible – May 23

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Episode 3: Mary, Mother of Jesus – May 30
Episode 4: Old Testament – June 6
Episode 5: Eve – June 13

About our hosts

Rev. Junia Joplin is the associate pastor of programs and congregational care at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. She was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence in 2021.





Anne Thériault is a writer whose work has been published in Broadview, Longreads, The Walrus and many other publications. Her Broadview feature story, Unravelling the Myth of Mary Magdalene, helped inspire this podcast.




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