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Babe Town

59 EpisodesProduced by Babe TownWebsite

Each week, Taylor and Reagan settle in for a glass of wine, a long distance phone call, and a chat about badass ladies throughout history. So pour some Cab and join the call.

59 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Episode 57: An Ode to Delilah

September 2nd, 2021

58:21

This week, the Babes chat about teenage spy Zinaida Portnova and architect Norma Merrick Sklarek.

Ep 56: Tall Voice, Small Person

August 5th, 2021

49:34

This week, the Babes chat about naval commander Laskarina Bouboulina Pinotsi and cartoonist Jackie Ormes.

Ep 55: Raining Rainbows

July 8th, 2021

58:28

This week, the Babes chat about model-turned-spy Toto Koopman and billiards champion Masako Katsura.

Ep 54: Weird Aggressive Love Letter

May 31st, 2021

48:38

This week, the Babes chat about marine audiologist Marie Fish and conservationist Margaret "Mardy" Murie.

Episode 53: World's Best Cup of Coffee

May 19th, 2021

1:01:08

This week, the Babes chat about educator/angel/hero/activist Mary McLeod Bethune and tank driver Mariya Oktyabrskaya.

Episode 52: Spy-iest Spy

April 27th, 2021

1:14:28

This week, the Babes cover actress Anna May Wong and espionage hero Virginia Hall.

Ep 51: Sponsored by Christina

March 30th, 2021

51:05

This week, the Babes chat about ancient swimmer Hydna of Scione and tattoo artist Whang-od.

Episode 50: Recover Alaska Team Up

March 22nd, 2021

58:15

For their 50th episode, the Babes team up with Recover Alaska (recoveralaska.org) to discuss recovery advocate Marty Mann and first lady Betty Ford. 

Episode 49: Superhero-esque

March 4th, 2021

48:12

This week the Babes chat about filmmaker Maria P. Williams and athlete Wilma Rudolph (plus a couple of geography lessons).

Episode 48: Humongous Addendum

February 8th, 2021

1:10:17

This week, the Babes cover aviator Pancho Barnes and "The Lost Diva" Joyce Bryant.  Stick around till the end of the episode for an amazing update.

Episode 47: S'great

January 27th, 2021

55:43

This week, the Babes cover botanist and photographer Anna Atkins, and "Terminator of Child Marriages" Chief Theresa Kachindamoto. If you would like …

Episode 46: 39 Women

January 4th, 2021

1:01:20

This week, the Babes cover spies Nancy Wake and Didi and Jacqueline Nearne.

Episode 45: The Collective Dank

December 14th, 2020

49:48

This week, the Babes chat about Colombian rebel Policarpa Salavarrieta and musher Libby Riddles.

Our Breaktime Story

December 1st, 2020

46:10

A brief explanation on why the Babes went suddenly dark for a month.  Trigger warning: if you've had bed bugs, this might bring up some memories.

Episode 44: Deeply Lovely

November 23rd, 2020

1:02:49

We're back (for real this time!) This week, the Babes chat about soup kitchen queen Veronica Maz and cemetery owner Ruth Coker Burks.
If you're interested in donating to any of the charities talked about in this week's …

Episode 43: Too Many Miles

September 15th, 2020

1:09:32

On this sporty episode, the Babes chat about diver Victoria Draves and marathon runner Kathrine Switzer.

Episode 42: Pictographs on the Wall

September 1st, 2020

1:18:42

This week, the Babes talk about postal worker "Stagecoach" Mary Fields and sculptor Augusta Savage.

Episode 41: If You're Feeling Spicy

August 20th, 2020

1:10:07

Welcome back! Fresh off a break, the Babes chat about cell biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini and activist Wilma Mankiller.

Episode 40: Legal Snags

July 2nd, 2020

1:08:40

This week the Babes chat about revolutionary and literal queen Lakshmibai, the Maharani of Jhansi and activist/drag queen/hero Marsha "Pay It No …

Episode 39: Fanny Pack Full of Snakes

June 23rd, 2020

1:00:59

This week the Babes chat about Queen Amanirenas and optometrist Patricia Bath.

Episode 38: Month Math

June 14th, 2020

1:07:24

This week, the Babes chat about LGBTQ+ activist Ruth Ellis and chemist Alma Hayden.

Episode 37: Talk About a Face Tattoo

June 4th, 2020

1:02:56

This week, the Babes chat about legendary Vietnamese warrior Triệu Thị Trinh and comedian Moms Mabley.

Episode 36: A 2020 Cocktail

May 27th, 2020

56:12

This week the Babes cover mountaineer Junko Tabei and karate master Linda Denley.

Episode 35: Playing Second Fiddle

May 22nd, 2020

55:24

This week the Babes chat about chef Edna Lewis and motorcycle jumper Debbie Lawler.

Episode 34: Gas Station Saltines

May 12th, 2020

1:18:11

This week the Babes chat about investigative journalist Ida B. Wells and architect Zaha Hadid.

Episode 33: Super Old Ladies

May 6th, 2020

52:59

This week the Babes cover mathematician Ada Lovelace and cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.

Episode 32: Moral Hazard

April 27th, 2020

55:53

This week, the Babes chat about influential little sister Katharine Wright and parachutist Tiny Broadwick.

Episode 31: All Caps

April 15th, 2020

53:39

This week, the Babes cover police officer Marie Owens and LGBTQ+ pioneers Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin.

Episode 30: Carrots 2020

April 8th, 2020

48:31

Happy Dirty 30, Everyone!  This week, the Babes cover samurai Nakano Takeko and lawyer Charlotte E. Ray.

Episode 29: Surprise Tortellini

April 2nd, 2020

55:39

This week, the babes cover mountaineer Barbara Washburn and prodigy Hazel Scott.

Episode 28: New and Spicy

March 25th, 2020

56:34

In this episode of Babe Town, the babes ease some anxiety with stories of prodigy Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and absolute hero Irena Sendler.

Episode 27: Mommary

March 18th, 2020

56:35

This week the Babes giggle their way through the stories of fossilist Mary Anning and presidential candidate Victoria California Woodhull.

Episode 26: Worser and Worser

March 9th, 2020

49:39

This week the Babes cover the Affair of the Poisons and Icelandic hero Sigridur Tomasdottir.

Episode 25: Never Not Heinous

March 2nd, 2020

54:04

This week, the Babes chat about playwright Lorraine Hansberry and conservation hero Wangari Maathai.

Episode 24: Everybody Gets a Leopard

February 24th, 2020

50:07

This week, Reagan and Taylor cover dancer/spy/activist Josephine Baker and inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown.

Episode 23: Jaw Pits

February 17th, 2020

58:25

This week, Reagan and Taylor cover the stories of Olympian Alice Coachman and ultimate nurse Hazel Johnson-Brown.

Episode 22: Round Earth Garbage

February 10th, 2020

47:35

This week, the Babes grab a long-distance cup of coffee and chat about businesswoman Madam C.J. Walker and NASA scientist Valerie Thomas.  Get cozy and pour yourself a mug.

Episode 21: A Fine Sunny Day

February 3rd, 2020

57:43

In the Season 2 premiere of Babe Town, the Babes pair the cinematic story of Lata Brandisova and sweet Norma with the inspirational tale of Sophie …

A Quick Announcement

January 6th, 2020

4:23

Taylor and Reagan have a brief announcement.

Episode 20: Kill Your Own Rattlesnakes

December 30th, 2019

57:02

In this festive episode, the Babes chat about tattoo queen Maud Wagner and swimmer extraordinaire Gertrude Ederle.

Episode 19: Shoop, There It Is

December 23rd, 2019

1:00:32

This week, the Babes chat about legendary Sadie The Goat and The Shark Lady, Dr. Eugiene Clark.  Grab your boxed wine and listen in.

Episode 18: Quad Smort

December 16th, 2019

57:51

Looking for a pre-week hype?  Good news!  This week, the Babes chat about detective Kate Warne and journalist Ethel Payne.

Episode 17: BeeBoppin' Around

December 9th, 2019

1:04:54

Keep those new-week blues at bay by joining the Babes.  This week, tune in to hear about Grace O'Malley, the Irish pirate queen and Suzanne Valadon, feminist painter.

Episode 16: Major General Perfect

December 2nd, 2019

50:29

Happy December!  Kick off the month with a Babe-chat about the Filipino Joan of Arc Teresa Magbanua and Grace Banker and The Hello Girls.

Episode 15: One Dollar Burgers

November 25th, 2019

59:31

Wind up for the week with the Babes!  This week, they cover Hawaiian legend, Kaʻahumanu and environmental justice warrior Annie Aghnaqa (Akeya) Alowa.  

Episode 14: Vindictive Toddlers

November 18th, 2019

1:04:13

Join the Babes for a chat about warrior Buffalo Calf Road Woman (Muts-i-mi-u-na) and activtist/author/musician Zitkála-ša.

Episode 13: The Most Casual

November 11th, 2019

1:01:03

Kick off your week with a chat about scientist extraordinaire Mary Golda Ross and public health educator Annie Dodge Wauneka.  

Episode 12: Be a Cool Mom

November 4th, 2019

1:02:50

It was a long spooky week, everyone.  Relax and tune in to hear the Babes chat about rights advocate Elizabeth Peratrovich (born Kaaxgal.aat) and Prima Ballerina Maria Tallchief.  

Episode 11: Toe Clicking

October 28th, 2019

1:03:17

Happy (basically) Halloween!  The Babes chat about the Fox Sisters' traveling seance and go on a tour through haunted Chicago.  Grab your favorite spooky drink and join in.

Episode 10: Not Just Pregnant Ladies

October 21st, 2019

57:05

Happy Monday!  Need to fend off those new-week blues?  We've got you covered.  This week the Babes tell the stories of Alice Kyteler, the Kilkenny …

Episode 9: House-Sized Doll

October 14th, 2019

1:13:20

Start your week off right with some hype.  This week, the Babes chat about Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen of New Orleans and Alice Guy-Blache, the …

Episode 8: Wild Adversity

October 7th, 2019

1:11:12

It's time to bust out some October vibes.  Tune in to hear the Babes talk about the spooky story of grumpy Mary Webster and code-breaker Elizebeth Friedman.

Episode 7: Sweet Night Moves

September 30th, 2019

1:10:00

Not quite ready to give up your weekend stoke?  Don't worry: the Babes will keep that hype going!  This week, we talk about hiker Grandma Emma Gatewood and the unbelievable stories of Marina Raskova and her Night …

Episode 6: Smoke Detectors

September 23rd, 2019

1:19:32

The Babes are here for a long time AND a good time!  This week, we hype up Annie-Get-Your-Gun Alexander and the incredible story of the Akashinga rangers.  Get ready for some Monday stoke, babes.

Episode 5: Jimothy

September 16th, 2019

1:03:11

This week, the Babes hype up the apparently immortal Violet Jessop and the "Grandmother of Comedy" Mitzi Shore.

Episode 4: Thought of Thinking

September 9th, 2019

1:02:13

It's been a long week, right?  Grab your favorite drink and join in as the Babes chat about feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft and activist Sarah …

Episode 3: Current Everything

September 2nd, 2019

1:06:04

On this episode, the Babes chat about ancient warrior Tomyris and the adorable, brave Kopp Sisters

Episode 2: Ambient Sounds

August 26th, 2019

1:01:58

Taylor and Reagan dove deep into the stories of Bessie Coleman and Claudette Colvin this week. Despite some technical difficulties, good times were …

Welcome to Babe Town

August 19th, 2019

53:57

Welcome to Babe Town!  In this episode, the Babes talk about surgeon James Miranda Steuart Barry and astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gasposchkin.

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