Turia Pitt launches third season of podcast with Julia Gillard interview
Turia Pitt returns with the third season of her podcast, Turia Pitt is Hard Work, kicking things off with an interview with former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
It’s a no holds barred interview with Australia’s first female Prime Minister, a decade after her famous ‘Misogyny Speech’.
In addition to this news, the podcast will now drop weekly instead of fortnightly, every Tuesday, giving listeners double the episodes.
Turia says it’s nerve-racking taking the podcast even further, but she can’t wait to share the stories of people defying the odds.
“I’m excited and a little nervous about taking the podcast to the next level. Speaking to remarkable Australians each week can be daunting but I’m learning to take the pressure off myself and just learn to be present, curious, and trust my instincts. But most of all have fun,” said Turia.
“The guests coming up are fascinating, inspiring, and importantly, are not afraid to rock the status quo. I can’t wait to share their stories of resilience with listeners.”
Turia knows all about resilience. After suffering burns to 65% of her body while completing an ultra-marathon, she was globally recognised and admired for her grit and determination to thrive after.
The podcast asks, ‘What do we learn about ourselves from doing hard things?’
In the first episode of season three, she talks with Julia Gillard.
A political groundbreaker, Julia Gillard made history as the country’s first female Prime Minister.
On October 9, 2012, Julia delivered what is now called ‘The Misogyny Speech’, a parliamentary address in reaction to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott accusing her of sexism.
Her words became etched in the Australian history books: “I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. I will not.”
“Julia Gillard was our first female Prime Minister, she got through more bills than anyone else, she was incredibly effective, efficient. She’s a diligent, hard-working, and gutsy role model,” said Turia.
“I often revisit Ms Gillard’s Misogyny Speech, it fires me up, I know chunks of it off by heart. That speech and its calm intensity are one of the most important moments in Australian political history.
Turia’s podcast recently made its debut in the Australian Top 150 Podcasts Ranker in June.
LiSTNR Original Podcasts Head of Content, Sam Cavanagh, said: “Turia epitomises the word inspirational. People will love the incredible conversations Turia has in season three.”
Turia Pitt is Hard Work is available now on LiSTNR.