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May 19, 2019
Lydia Pinkham 2019
Women's health is in the news this year - and historically speaking, women have always had to fight for proper care. Lydia Pinkham turned some herbs (and a wee bit of alcohol) into an empire, while advancing the progress of women's education about their own well-being.
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59 min
May 7, 2019
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Babe's colorful personality, drive, and athleticism made her a role model for girls around the globe as an Olympian and multi-sport, professional athlete.
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128 min
April 20, 2019
Mary Anning
Twelve year old Mary Anning pulled a dinosaur out of a cliff, and set off a firestorm of philosophy and science that never seemed to include her, somehow. From the Loch Ness Monster to Jurassic Park, the world would never be the same.
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93 min
April 6, 2019
Annie Londonderry
Was Annie Londonderry a flim-flam artist or a true pioneer? Her trip around the world on a bicycle may have been controversial - but she was always up for both an adventure and a tall tale.
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95 min
March 24, 2019
Ching Shih
Ching Shih was the terror of the seas during the Qing Dynasty in China. Although she was the most powerful and successful pirate in history, most of her story is yet to be fully discovered.
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76 min
March 9, 2019
Audrey Hepburn (Part 2)
We'll talk about Audrey Hepburn's entertainment career, which gave people joy all over the world. But it was her humanitarian work with UNICEF which made her a true star.
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85 min
February 25, 2019
Audrey Hepburn (Part 1)
Audrey Hepburn was born a child of privilege and became a child of war. Although she reached superstar status in Hollywood, she became a shining example of the best of humanity through her work with UNICEF.
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86 min
February 11, 2019
Phillis Wheatley
Born in Africa and transported as a slave to America, this Revolutionary War era poet became the darling of London and charmed notable figures of American history along the way.
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87 min
January 27, 2019
Elizabeth Bathory
One of the world's most prolific serial killers... basically lives up to the hype. The only thing we can clear her of is her gruesome bathing practices!
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82 min
January 6, 2019
Harriet Tubman
Most grade school kids will tell you that Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave and conductor on the Underground Railroad which is a great start--but she was so much more! A nurse, a spy, a military leader, a public speaker, a humanitarian, a wife and mother who did everything in her power to keep her family together...and she did it all with a traumatic brain injury.
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105 min
December 15, 2018
Barbie
Barbie has inspired generations of children in her 59 years, always representing the historically novel idea that women have choices in their lives. She's both an icon and a record of just how far we've come.
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93 min
November 27, 2018
Belle Starr and Calamity Jane
"Belle Starr" and "Calamity Jane" aren't even their given names! We separate fact from fabrication in our coverage of these famous women of the Wild West.
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81 min
November 9, 2018
Anne Frank
Even though her life was a short one, Anne Frank's account of her turbulent times has provided inspiration for millions of people all over the world.
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137 min
October 13, 2018
Jane Addams (Part 2)
Jane's life of far-reaching social service and her work for peace didn't prevent her from being called "America's most dangerous woman."
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73 min
September 23, 2018
Jane Addams (Part 1)
Later known as "The Mother of Social Work", Jane Addams took a circuitous route to find her life's calling.
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74 min
September 2, 2018
Clara Barton Revisited and Refreshed
The life of Clara Barton was so full of humanitarian accomplishments it's worthy of another, refreshed, look.
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65 min
August 11, 2018
Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe is known as the mother of Modernism; she created a vast body of work, always finding a novel way to express what he wanted to say through her art.
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140 min
July 22, 2018
Grace O'Malley
Grainne Ui Mhaille (Grace O'Malley) was a terror of the open seas; living her life on her own terms during a turbulent time in her country.
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87 min
July 1, 2018
The Statue of Liberty
The life of an American icon from her birth at a French dinner table to her place in the hearts of people all over the world.
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110 min
June 11, 2018
Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford was so much more than an adorable head of hair. She was a hard-headed businesswoman who broke new ground in a brand new industry - the movies.
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141 min
May 19, 2018
Beatrix Potter Revisited and Refreshed
We take a look back at one of our most delightful subjects with a remastered classic episode.
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103 min
April 29, 2018
Dowager Empress Cixi of China
The story of a Chinese concubine who rose to power from behind a curtain of yellow silk.
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117 min
April 9, 2018
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott fictionalized (and sanitized) her childhood reality in her novel Little Women; she left out life in a commune, starvation, 19th century action thriller stories, and becoming the family breadwinner at a young age.
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120 min
March 17, 2018
Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer long before computers existed!
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98 min
February 24, 2018
Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Part 2)
Jackie's life was far from over after her husband's assassination; in some ways, it had only just begun.
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102 min
February 7, 2018
Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Part 1)
Jackie Kennedy changed the cultural outlook of the United States during her brief role as First Lady.
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104 min
January 14, 2018
A Celebration of 100 Episodes
We're celebrating our 100th full-length episode and our 7th year by taking a trip back to visit some women and moments that we will never forget.
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56 min
December 24, 2017
Pocahontas
Pocahontas did save lives... just not the way (or the one) that you've been taught.
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70 min
December 11, 2017
Mrs. Claus - A Short History of an Undersung Hero
The folklore of Santa grew to include a wife who became a beloved character of modern Christmas.
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12 min
December 5, 2017
Coco Chanel
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel not only reinvented women's clothing and accessories, she reinvented herself, too.
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102 min
November 12, 2017
Queen Lili'uokalani
She was the first Queen to rule and the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, but Queen Lili'uokalani's story is the story of Hawaii.
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99 min
October 21, 2017
Sojourner Truth
She was a slave, a freewoman, a preacher, a speaker, an abolitionist and a women's rights advocate in the Civil War era United States.
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125 min
September 30, 2017
Hypatia of Alexandria
Hypatia was a mathematician, philosopher and astronomer who transcended gender barriers in the waning years of the Roman Empire.
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64 min
September 9, 2017
Wallis Simpson (Part 2)
Wallis Simpson's husband abdicated the throne to marry her, but how did her happily ever after work out?
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109 min
August 20, 2017
Wallis Simpson (Part 1)
Puppet? Manipulating social climber? Misunderstood? Deeply in love? However you see her, the fact remains that a king abdicated his throne, defied his family and lived in exile to marry twice divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.
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87 min
July 29, 2017
Annie Oakley
This famous sharpshooter surprised and delighted audiences all over the world with her skill and showmanship.
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71 min
July 8, 2017
Emily Post
Emily Post? All she did was write a book about etiquette? Ahhh, no. She did more, a lot more.
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100 min
July 1, 2017
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 7
"Wherever you are is my home." We recap the last episode of Season One of this series
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89 min
June 23, 2017
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 6
"Remorse is the Poison of Life" Sounds cheery, right?  We were crying because of snowflakes and hair ribbons.
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92 min
June 19, 2017
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 5
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 5
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99 min
June 17, 2017
Q&A, 2017
Our third not-quite-annual question and answer episode.
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106 min
June 10, 2017
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 4
An Inward Treasure Born - Anne and Marilla are both challenged to identify their roles as women and Anne does a brave job no man stepped up to do.
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93 min
June 2, 2017
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 3
Life is harder than any orphan or parent imagines...even meeting your future husband isn't as romantical as you would expect, it's all part of life's transitions.
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77 min
May 27, 2017
Marie Laveau
How much of the New Orleans Voodoo Queen's legend is myth? (Hint: A lot)
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81 min
May 20, 2017
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 2
We recap the episode of Anne with an "E" that best displays the scriptwriter's scope of imagination--book loyalists be warned. We argue about radishes, recipes, and the voices in Anne's head.
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87 min
May 12, 2017
Anne with an E Recap : Episode 1
Our first recap of the new Anne of Green Gables adaptation, the Netflix show "Anne with an E"
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116 min
May 6, 2017
Lucy Maud Montgomery
She created Anne of Green Gables and wrote her way into all of our hearts.
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114 min
April 15, 2017
Eleanor of Aquitaine (Part 2)
We left Eleanor right after her divorce from her first husband and mysteriously married to her second in just a few weeks time. We cover how that happened and all the other twists and turns in the very long life of this 12th century Queen.
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91 min
March 26, 2017
Eleanor of Aquitaine (Part 1)
She was the Queen of France, the Queen of England, the mother of royalty, gave us a long life of ruling to talk about, and she was the winner of our last Guaranteed Content Poll. Excellent choice!
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75 min
March 5, 2017
Artemisia Gentileschi
Being known as one of the greatest Baroque painters wasn't easy, but overcoming life obstacles that should have held her down only made her accomplishments that much greater.
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87 min
February 11, 2017
Ida B. Wells
Ida Wells worked as a pioneering journalist and activist who campaigned for anti-lynching legislation.
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69 min
January 29, 2017
Lucille Ball (Part 2)
Lucille's life after the premiere of I Love Lucy was nothing anyone could have predicted.
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86 min
January 1, 2017
Lucille Ball (Part 1)
Lucille Ball had a long climb up (and down) before she made history when I love Lucy debuted in 1951, and we cover those struggles and successes in this episode.
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75 min
December 10, 2016
Mulan
Mulan's story of her days as a Chinese warrior had simple beginnings and a whole lot of lasting power!
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91 min
November 23, 2016
Queen Nzinga
The story of this powerful, 17th century African ruler was far from an ordinary Princess to Queen tale.
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53 min
October 30, 2016
Lizzie Borden, Revisited
Is there a better time to revisit our favorite Victorian More-Than-Likely Murderess, Lizzie Borden, than right now? We think not.
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59 min
October 26, 2016
Shirley Chisholm
We wrap up our short series of "women who ran for the US Presidency before Hillary Clinton" with Shirley Chisholm!
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43 min
October 23, 2016
Belva Lockwood
We continue our series of female Presidential candidates with Belva Lockwood, the woman who many regard as the first “legitimate” female nominee for the office., with groundbreaking campaigns in 1884 and 1888.
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28 min
October 9, 2016
Victoria Woodhull
Victoria Woodhull crafted a life for herself from pretty raw materials. She traveled from an abusive childhood to a very aristocratic end... and in the middle, was the first woman to run for the American Presidency. In 1872. She was a woman ahead of her time.
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119 min
September 18, 2016
Marie Curie (Part 2)
The second half of Marie's life was spent without Pierre but focused on a mission to apply science to help all humanity even while non-science drama swirled about her.
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85 min
August 28, 2016
Marie Curie (Part 1)
A lot of people only know Marie Curie as a woman who won a Nobel prize (or two...spoilers) but that's just a small part of the life of this physicist, wife and mother.
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81 min
August 7, 2016
Agrippina the Younger
Agrippina the Younger lived a dramatic and dangerous life as the sister of an emperor, the wife and niece of another, and mother of a third in ancient Rome.
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88 min
July 16, 2016
Elizabeth Keckly
When we were researching Mary Lincoln we both admired her friend, Elizabeth Keckly, so much that we knew that had to talk about her. She was born a slave, eventually bought her freedom and built a very successful business (twice) all before she, too, realized her own White House dream.
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78 min
June 26, 2016
The Schuyler Sisters - a conversation with author Amanda Vaill
Since the musical Hamilton opened on Broadway, we've been getting a lot of requests to cover the Schuyler sisters, Angelica, Eliza and Peggy.
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69 min
June 11, 2016
Mary Todd Lincoln (Part 2)
In our last episode we talked about Mary's childhood, education and life as the wife of Abraham Lincoln. She was described as, "amiable, accomplished, gracious and a sparkling talker," by members of the Republican Party before she got to Washington...so what happened afterward that left her without this glowing impression?
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81 min
June 4, 2016
Mary Todd Lincoln (Part 1)
Mary Todd Lincoln's life can't be defined by who she married and her husband's legacy--she was a lot more than simply a southern born wife of a president. Actually, she wasn't simple at all.
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66 min
May 14, 2016
Madam CJ Walker
When Madam C.J. Walker solved one of her own personal problems, she also created an opportunity to leave behind a life as a laundress for one as a successful businesswoman, philanthropist and civil rights activists and she was able to take thousands of women with her.
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68 min
April 30, 2016
Q and A
What would you serve Dorothy Parker for dinner? What are your favorite things from pop culture? When will you cover the Schuyler Sisters? Listeners' burning questions, answered.
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54 min
April 23, 2016
Zelda Fitzgerald
Zelda Fitzgerald - the original Manic Pixie Dream Girl, muse of F. Scott, has been remembered as a trophy, a fashion icon, a mental patient, an author, and an artist. This unique woman lived a complex life that defies simple labels.
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109 min
April 2, 2016
"Miss Potter" Moviecast
We cannot get enough Beatrix Potter! Here is our coverage of the 2006 movie "Miss Potter," starring Renee Zellweger in the title role.
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99 min
March 27, 2016
Beatrix Potter
Though she's chiefly known for her charming illustrations, Beatrix Potter was more than an artist and author; she was a scientist, conservationist, and a philanthropist who used her talent to better the world.
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103 min
March 4, 2016
Catherine The Great (Part 2)
When we last left the Grand Duchess Catherine, she was feeling alone, unloved and unnecessary. She had just given birth and the child, Paul, heir to the Russian Empire, was ripped from her arms to be raised by Empress Elizabeth. Not cool, Elizabeth, not cool at all.
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104 min
February 5, 2016
A Conversation With Carol Wallace
In 2010 one of us- Beckett- wanted to hear a podcast like her favorite book of all time, To Marry an English Lord, by Gail MacColl and Carol Wallace, but couldn't find one. So we made one. In 2014 we had drinks with Carol Wallace. In 2015 this conversation was recorded and lived in a computer until now.
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24 min
January 22, 2016
Catherine the Great (Part 1)
The listeners have spoken! Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, was the winner in our Guaranteed Content Poll - and in this episode, we take our innocent German princess from obscurity onto the world stage.
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71 min
December 25, 2015
Mrs. Santa Minicast
Once upon a time there was a busy, yet highly compassionate and generous bachelor. He became known the world over, but lacked something in his life: a wife. Mrs. Claus often takes a back seat to her more famous husband, Santa, but it's time her history was told.
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11 min
December 12, 2015
Four Inventors
Lillian Gilbreth inspired us. After talking about her life and accomplishments, we thought it was high time to introduce you to four more problem-solving women whose inventions we use every day: Josephine Cochrane, Melitta Bentz, Mary Phelps Jacobs and Hedy Lamarr.
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49 min
November 28, 2015
Lillian Moller Gilbreth
Lillian Gilbreth should be remembered for any of her life accomplishments: psychologist, industrial engineer, author, inventor, and pioneer in the field of industrial psychology.
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95 min
November 13, 2015
Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots got off to a good start: she was wearing the crown early and upgraded it at a young age (under the watchful eye of many an interested party), but once she started making decisions for herself? Ah, that's when her life took dramatic twists and turns that ultimately took the crown off her head. Actually, those decisions got her whole head taken off, but let's start at the beginning, shall we?
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94 min
October 6, 2015
Q & A and Random Bits Show
Heeeeere’s your seven word summary: We asked, you responded and we answer. For the first time in the five years that we have been doing this show we sat down with a couple of glasses of wine to deviate from our normal format and answer some of your questions.
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80 min
August 30, 2015
Dorothy Parker (Part 2)
When we left Dorothy Parker in Part One she was hanging on tenuously at best. Her marriage to Eddie Parker was over, her relationship with George MacArthur was over and the fall-out somewhat stabilized and her suicide attempt was unsuccessful. How will this end?
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62 min
August 9, 2015
Dorothy Parker (Part 1)
She gave us fabulous quotes like, “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses” and “Brevity is the soul of lingerie,” but Dorothy Parker’s life wasn’t all wit and snark. Behind those flip one liners there was a very complex woman who lead a full life far beyond the banter of the Algonquin Round table.
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57 min
July 9, 2015
Marie Antoinette Reboot (Part 2)
In Part One we talked about Marie Antoinette’s childhood, the speedy preparations for marriage and her early years in France. In this episode, the conclusion of our revisit, we get to the rest of her story as she travels from well-liked to queen to the (dramatic pause) guillotine.
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51 min
June 12, 2015
Marie Antoinette Reboot (Part 1)
Once upon a time there were two podcasters who began their women’s history show with an episode about Marie Antoinette. Four and a half years later they revisited her life simply because they felt there was more to say about this woman who has been long misquoted and misunderstood.
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54 min
April 11, 2015
Lydia Pinkham
Women who need to be remembered often have Lemon to Lemonade lives and Lydia Pinkham is no exception. The going got tough and she turned some herbs (and a wee bit of alcohol) into not only an empire but a leaping advance in women’s health and education.
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56 min
February 20, 2015
A quick status update!
Hello everyone! I’m sure you’ve been wondering where we’ve been… The library, yes, and assorted bookstores, but not, unfortunately, at the big table that seats 14 at The House of Wood, recording anything. For you see, Susan has lost her voice. She has a paralyzed vocal cord, in fact, so she DOES have a voice, […] The post A quick status update! appeared first on The History Chicks.
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1 min
December 23, 2014
Mrs. Claus Minicast
Once upon a time there was a busy, yet highly compassionate and generous bachelor. He became known the world over, but lacked something in his life: a wife. Mrs. Claus often takes a back seat to her more famous husband, Santa, but it’s time her history was told.
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11 min
November 21, 2014
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc, Jeannette, Jean, The Maid, La Pucelle, Hero, Heretic, Visionary, Lunatic…that’s a lot of names and titles for a teenage girl who is remembered for events from only a short period of her life.
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81 min
October 21, 2014
Hattie McDaniel
You know that old story of the “overnight success?” A band you’ve never heard of bursts onto the scene and takes the world by storm. Often you find that they have twenty years of hard work and paying their dues before finally achieving their goal. The same is true of Hattie McDaniel
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33 min
September 30, 2014
The Women of Gone With The Wind
Once a season we obsess over a subject for our Fictional Episode and this time we let ourselves be carried away with Gone With The Wind. The epic book and movie is only part of the story of a free-spirited, rebellious, creative and unconventional Southern woman and the novel that she wrote of Southern life.
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89 min
August 13, 2014
Encore: The Wizard of OZ
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74 min
July 15, 2014
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie once said that she wanted to be remembered as, “a good writer of detective and thriller stories.” We say she needs to be remembered for a whole lot more: daughter, wife, mother, pharmacist, playwright and adventurer only begin the list.
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71 min
July 4, 2014
Sybil Ludington Minicast
We all know the story of Paul Revere, but here is the lesser-known story of one teenage girl whose similar act of bravery changed the course of American history.
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8 min
May 24, 2014
Carry ( Carrie ) Nation
Carry Nation was on a mission to rid America of alcohol with her hatchet and a tart tongue.
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80 min
April 24, 2014
“The Music Show” #2
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64 min
April 7, 2014
Cleopatra
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61 min
March 22, 2014
Hatshepsut
Though her successors tried to erase her from history, we bring to light the first female Pharaoh of Egypt.
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45 min
February 25, 2014
Elizabethan Life Minicast
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31 min
February 11, 2014
Queen Elizabeth I (Part 2)
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63 min
December 21, 2013
Queen Elizabeth I (Part 1)
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49 min
November 2, 2013
News!
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2 min
September 10, 2013
Frida Kahlo
A horrible accident set Frida Kahlo on the way to her status as an artistic icon.
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81 min
August 10, 2013
Bessie Coleman
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43 min
July 30, 2013
Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort (rebroadcast)
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44 min
July 11, 2013
Amelia Earhart
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82 min
June 19, 2013
Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #3
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31 min
May 19, 2013
Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #2
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33 min
May 9, 2013
Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #1
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38 min
April 16, 2013
Jane Austen
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80 min
March 22, 2013
The Women of Oz Minicast
We talk about the lives of Judy Garland, Billie Burke, and Margaret Hamilton.
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23 min
March 9, 2013
The Wizard of Oz
We cover the background of this beloved movie and the colorful life of its author, Frank L. Baum.
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73 min
February 14, 2013
BONUS MATERIAL: The Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
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6 min
February 14, 2013
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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74 min
January 22, 2013
Josephine Baker (Part 2)
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56 min
January 13, 2013
Josephine Baker (part 1)
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61 min
December 9, 2012
Season 4 Introduction
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4 min
November 30, 2012
The Romanovs (Part 2)
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67 min
November 11, 2012
The Romanovs (Part 1)
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56 min
October 1, 2012
Lady Jane Grey
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35 min
September 17, 2012
Queen Mary I
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87 min
August 12, 2012
Julia Child
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97 min
July 20, 2012
Beckett and Susan’s Adventures in Wonderland and What They Found There
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47 min
June 29, 2012
Alice in Wonderland
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57 min
June 10, 2012
Clara Bow
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81 min
May 26, 2012
Rosa Parks
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45 min
May 12, 2012
Ida B. Wells -Barnett
Born a slave, educated in a post-Civil War south and left to care for her family at an early age. She grew to become a teacher, a writer, a crusader, a suffragist, a wife and mother.
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69 min
April 28, 2012
The Last Four Wives of Henry VIII
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65 min
April 15, 2012
Titanic Field Trip Minicast
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33 min
April 7, 2012
Margaret “Molly” Brown
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68 min
April 1, 2012
Anne Boleyn Minicast
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31 min
March 17, 2012
Katherine of Aragon
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60 min
March 2, 2012
Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort
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43 min
February 22, 2012
Teeny Tiny Tudor Tutorial Minicast
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17 min
February 13, 2012
Season 3 Introduction
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8 min
January 27, 2012
The Music Show
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41 min
January 21, 2012
Sophie Blanchard Minicast
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16 min
January 14, 2012
Nellie Bly
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59 min
January 4, 2012
Annie Chambers Minicast
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15 min
December 21, 2011
Madame de Pompadour
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63 min
December 6, 2011
Ella Fitzgerald
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65 min
November 18, 2011
The Duchess of Devonshire
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89 min
November 6, 2011
Mary Shelley Minicast
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18 min
October 23, 2011
Mary Wollstonecraft
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67 min
October 13, 2011
Betty Crocker Minicast
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10 min
October 8, 2011
1950′s Housewives
1950′s Housewives appeared first on The History Chicks.
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74 min
September 22, 2011
Clara Barton
Clara Barton appeared first on The History Chicks.
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68 min
September 8, 2011
Princess Charlotte
Princess Charlotte appeared first on The History Chicks.
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48 min
September 1, 2011
Queen Victoria (Part 2)
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55 min
August 21, 2011
Queen Victoria (Part 1)
We begin our second season with a woman whose life will take us two episodes to discuss. She wasn’t just black dresses, and talking about herself in the third person, you know! She led a very colorful and unique life!
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60 min
August 20, 2011
Season 2 Introduction
A quick introduction of Season Two!
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6 min
August 8, 2011
Audio Postcard #2– Beckett and the Day of Museums
An audio postcard from Beckett's vacation in Kentucky.
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11 min
August 4, 2011
Audio Postcard #1 – Susan and the Painted Ladies
An audio postcard about colorful Victorian homes from Susan's vacation.
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7 min
July 19, 2011
Season 1 Wrap-Up and FAQ Minicast
We wrap up our very first season with some frequently asked questions.
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33 min
July 1, 2011
Jennie Jerome Churchill
Before she was Winston's mother, Jennie Jerome Churchill was a New York heiress who married into the British aristocracy.
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43 min
June 12, 2011
Gilded Age Servants
Not everyone in the Gilded Age had a wardrobe of Worth dresses and the luxury of boredom; an army of servants were required behind the scenes to ensure the Dollar Princesses’ success.
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22 min
June 3, 2011
Gilded Age Heiresses
Call them whatever you want; Gilded Age Heiresses, Dollar Princesses, Buccaneers– they all point to the same type of woman. Spanning about a twenty year time period wealthy American ladies of marrying age headed across the pond to snag the ultimate in opulent accessories: a noble title.
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59 min
May 22, 2011
Age of Innocence Moviecast
We recap and compare fact to fiction in 1993's movie adaptation of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence
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43 min
May 9, 2011
“The" Mrs. Astor
Caroline Schermerhorn Astor was the absolute boss of New York society for many years. Do not cross her, or you will be left out in the cold.
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62 min
April 28, 2011
Annie Sullivan Macy Minicast
Helen Keller called her "Teacher" but we call her remarkable and accomplished!
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36 min
April 21, 2011
Helen Keller
Writer, public speaker, friend, daughter, world traveler, and a woman who may have had physical disabilities, but was not disabled.
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77 min
April 7, 2011
Lizzie Borden
Upper middle class Victorian New England: Polite conversations, genteel ladies, dapper gentlemen, beautiful architecture, and a 32 year old spinster taking a hatchet to her parents. Or did she? The woman that we discuss in this episode was propelled into the center of a media frenzy.
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61 min
March 24, 2011
Dolley Madison
Hello, Dolley: America's FIRST First Lady, networking hostess and woman worth knowing!
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39 min
March 17, 2011
Abigail Adams Feminism Minicast
A discussion about the question: Was Abigail Adams a feminist?
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12 min
March 9, 2011
Abigail Adams
To call her a patriot, Second Lady, First Lady or mother of a president is just scratching the surface of Abigail Adams.
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68 min
February 28, 2011
Red Riding Hood Minicast
The history and versions of the beloved story of a little girl in a dire situation.
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13 min
February 22, 2011
Cinderella
Once upon a time, in ancient Egypt, a princess was born. But before her happily ever after, she had to live a challenging life of servitude, duty, and a deep belief in her own character. The long life of the woman that we discuss in this episode crosses cultural, territorial and social lines.
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50 min
February 15, 2011
Little House Book Minicast
We annotate the Little House book series.
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29 min
February 8, 2011
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Channel your inner pioneer. Think tall plains grasses, humble and hardworking people who knew what it meant to carve a life out of the rugged terrain. The woman we talk about this week is remembered for romanticizing her childhood and for sporting a really, sweet bonnet. But her reality was more gritty.
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65 min
January 31, 2011
Marie Antoinette
This is our first episode from 2011, there's a do-over for this doomed, yet fascinating and glamorous queen in episodes 53 and 54!
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66 min
January 20, 2011
Introduction to The History Chicks
Introduction to The History Chicks The post Introduction to The History Chicks (Audio) appeared first on The History Chicks.
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3 min
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