Astrid Edwards is the host of the podcast The Garret: Writers on Writing and a Director of Bad Producer Productions, a storytelling company. Bad Producer Productions is one of (if not) the largest independent podcast companies in Australia, and reached one million downloads in September 2018. Astrid also teaches professional writing at RMIT University and is a National Advocate for MS Australia. She has judged the Aurealis Awards (the national speculative fiction awards) for the last three years. She is also the former Deputy Chair of Writers Victoria.