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Isabel Allende on feminism, anger and being fatally heterosexual (from the archive)

The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker

This is a replay of an episode from earlier this year. If I had to choose one episode as my favourite - tough call, like choosing a favourite child! - this would probably be it. If you've heard it before, give it another listen - Isabel Allende is iconic, truly. If you haven't, you are about to meet your old bird role model....The main word I can think of to describe this week’s guest is wise. (Well there are other words - fabulous and no-bull for starters - but wise is the biggie.) Bestselling author Isabel Allende has written 25 books including her debut, the global smash hit The House of the Spirits, published when she was 39, and two memoirs, one about the death of her daughter Paula, at the age of 29. Her latest is a memoir, The Soul of A Woman. In it, the 79 year old Chilean who has been in self-imposed exile since 1975, takes a candid look at her own life, sexuality and evolution as a feminist. What, she asks - and tries to answer - do women want?From her home in Northern California, Isabel told me why she’s been a feminist since she was five and what feminism means to her (“Not what we have between our legs but what we have between our ears.” Love her!); being “fatally heterosexual”, and why she’s spent her life in training to be a “passionate old woman”. I defy you not to want to be her when you grow up by the end of this podcast!The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker is created and hosted by Sam Baker and edited by Emily Sandford. I'd love to hear what you think - please rate and review, or let me know on twitter @sambaker or instagram @theothersambaker.You can buy all the books mentioned in this podcast at Bookshop.org, including the book that accompanies this podcast, The Shift: how I lost and found myself after 40 - and you can too by Sam Baker and The Soul of a Woman by Isabel Allende. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

14 Sep 2021

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EP.158 - ISABEL ALLENDE

THE ADAM BUXTON PODCAST

Adam talks with Chilean writer Isabel Allende about lockdown marriage stress, feminism, infidelity and growing old with wisdom. Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for his work on this episodePodcast artwork by Helen GreenRELATED LINKSCOVIDAID - THE UK'S NEW NATIONAL COVID 19 CHARITYFIFTH SENSE - ADVICE AND SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY SMELL AND TASTE DISORDERSDESCRIPT - 'ALL IN ONE AUDIO AND VIDEO EDITING AS EASY AS A DOC'REVIEW OF 'LONG PETAL OF THE SEA' - 2021 (GUARDIAN)ESTHER PERREL - RETHINKING INFIDELITY (TED TALK) - 2015 (YOUTUBE)ISABEL ALLENDE - THE PRICE OF PASSION - 2021 (ELLE)ISABEL ALLENDE INTERVIEW RE. SOUL OF A WOMAN - 2021 (GUARDIAN)THE ISABEL ALLENDE FOUNDATION TOP 10 BOOKS ABOUT GROWING OLD  - 2017 (YEP, IT'S THE GUARDIAN AGAIN)See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 11mins

28 Aug 2021

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Ep 484 - The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende

Overdue

The House of the Spirits is a multi-generational, lightly-magical-realism-y Chilean novel that eventually ends up being about Piochet's military coup, but it's also about the importance of studying events over a long span of time to come to a deeper understanding of why things happen the way they do. Something we could all stand to do more of, honestly. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 7mins

19 Jul 2021

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Isabel Allende | The Soul of a Woman

Ideas at the House

Isabel Allende's books centre female experience in all its joy and hardship. And at 78, the legendary Chilean has seen first-hand what feminism has accomplished in her lifetime. In this talk at All About Women in 2021, Allende muses on decades of writing and reflects on her marriages, sex, ageing, and the evolution of feminism. - You can watch this talk along with the others recorded at the All About Women festival, on Stream, the new streaming service from the Sydney Opera House. Register for free now and start watching. Follow the Sydney Opera House on: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

56mins

28 Jun 2021

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12.5 Isabel Allende, Writer

How To Own The Room

Are you feeding your self doubt? Viv Groskop talks to writer Isabel Allende about how women can combat insecurity by celebrating each other. She talks of the value of feeling comfortable in your skin, knowing what you want to say and understanding that: "these people have come here to love you". Oh, and realising that she is not, after all, a flamboyant bitch.   Isabel's new book, The Soul of a Woman is out now. Viv's book, Lift As You Climb is too. @vivgroskop

35mins

30 Apr 2021

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Isabel Allende – The Soul of a Woman

How To Academy Podcast

Isabel Allende has been a feminist her whole life. From a young age she rebelled against male authority, after seeing her mother Panchita abandoned by her husband and left to provide for three small children. While growing up in Chile in her grandparents’ house, Isabel realised early on that the women in her family, from matriarch to housemaid, were at a disadvantage compared to the men, treated as subordinates with no voice. As a young woman coming of age in the late 1960s, Isabel rode the first wave of feminism. While working at the newly launched feminist magazine, Paula, her journalism challenged the patriarchal mores imposed on women regarding sex, money, discriminatory laws, drugs, virginity, abortion, prostitution, alcoholism to name a few. In this week's How To Academy podcast, Isabel shares stories from her life as a feminist with broadcaster Belle Donati. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57mins

12 Apr 2021

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Australian exclusive - Isabel Allende: on feminism, and approaching it joyfully and together

Stories Behind the Story with Better Reading

Bestselling author and feminist Isabel Allende talks to Cheryl Akle about how the feminist movement has changed, intersectionality between movements, and being visible. With her latest book, The Soul of a Woman, Allende hopes she will "light the torch of our daughters and granddaughters". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

9 Mar 2021

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Isabel Allende on feminism, anger and being "fatally heterosexual"

The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker

The main word I can think of to describe this week’s guest is wise. (Well there are other words - fabulous and no-bull for starters - but wise is the biggie.) Bestselling author Isabel Allende has written 25 books including her debut, the global smash hit The House of the Spirits, published when she was 39, and two memoirs, one about the death of her daughter Paula, at the age of 29. In her latest, The Soul of A Woman, the 79 year old Chilean who has been in self-imposed exile since 1975, takes a candid look at her own life, sexuality and evolution as a feminist. What, she asks - and tries to answer - do women want?From her home in Northern California, Isabel explains why she’s been a feminist since she was five and what feminism means to her (“Not what we have between our legs but what we have between our ears.” Love her!); being “fatally heterosexual”, and why she’s spent her life in training to be a “passionate old woman”. I defy you not to want to be her when you grow up by the end of this podcast!The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker is created and hosted by Sam Baker and edited by Emily Sandford. I'd love to hear what you think - please rate and review, or let me know on twitter @sambaker or instagram @theothersambaker.You can buy all the books mentioned in this podcast at Bookshop.org, including the book that accompanies this podcast, The Shift: how I lost and found myself after 40 - and you can too by Sam Baker and The Soul of a Woman by Isabel Allende. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

2 Mar 2021

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Turn memory into art: Isabel Allende on “The House of the Spirits”

Spark & Fire: Epic Creative Stories

How do you write the stories of your life? Any time, any place, any order. Isabel Allende was 39, and a refugee from her native Chile, when she started writing a letter to her dying grandfather – recounting the family stories he'd told her – of love, loss, memory, magic. This letter evolved into her first novel, the beloved epic "The House of the Spirits.” With her trademark warmth and wit, Isabel shares how she found the time and space to write as she rebuilt her life – and how her 500-page typed manuscript, heavy with correction fluid and coffee stains, found its way to the agent in Madrid who made it an instant international sensation. Throughout the story – told entirely in Isabel's brilliantly chosen words – you'll hear never-before-told details about her creative process and journey, including ideas on story structure and writing rituals; first readers and family politics – all of which can fuel your own story-telling.A novelist, storyteller and social activist, Isabel Allende is the author of The House of the Spirits and Eva Luna among many other novels; her nonfiction works include the powerful double autobiography Paula. Follow her at @IsabelAllendeFollow along (transcript and amazing photos) at https://sparkandfire.com/isabelallende/Subscribe to the Spark & Fire weekly newsletter for images, stories and creative prompts: http://eepurl.com/hkmyMrSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38mins

19 Jan 2021

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Isabel Allende, author of bestselling and critically acclaimed books THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS and A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA | Ep56

Books Connect Us

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS, OF LOVE AND SHADOWS, EVA LUNA, and IN THE MIDST OF WINTER. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. Her latest is A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA, an epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home. Now let's join literary agent Johanna Castillo and Random House Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Hershey in conversation with author Isabel Allende.

44mins

14 Oct 2020

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