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Mary Anning

April 20th, 2019

1:33:13

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, …

Annie Londonderry

April 6th, 2019

1:35:32

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.

Ching Shih

March 24th, 2019

1:16:50

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 …

Audrey Hepburn (Part 2)

March 9th, 2019

1:25:11

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.

Audrey Hepburn (Part 1)

February 25th, 2019

1:26:25

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 …

Phillis Wheatley

February 11th, 2019

1:27:03

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 …

Elizabeth Bathory

January 27th, 2019

1:22:06

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 …

Harriet Tubman

January 6th, 2019

1:45:19

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 …

Barbie

December 15th, 2018

1:33:48

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.

Belle Starr and Calamity Jane

November 27th, 2018

1:21:29

"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. 

Anne Frank

November 9th, 2018

2:17:06

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. 

Jane Addams (Part 2)

October 13th, 2018

1:13:56

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."

Jane Addams (Part 1)

September 23rd, 2018

1:14:54

Later known as "The Mother of Social Work", Jane Addams took a circuitous route to find her life's calling. 

Clara Barton Revisited and Refreshed

September 2nd, 2018

1:05:14

The life of Clara Barton was so full of humanitarian accomplishments it's worthy of another, refreshed, look.

Georgia O'Keeffe

August 11th, 2018

2:20:40

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.

Grace O'Malley

July 22nd, 2018

1:27:32

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. She …

The Statue of Liberty

July 1st, 2018

1:50:17

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. 

Mary Pickford

June 11th, 2018

2:21:59

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.

Beatrix Potter Revisited and Refreshed

May 19th, 2018

1:43:20

We take a look back at one of our most delightful subjects with a remastered classic episode.

Dowager Empress Cixi of China

April 29th, 2018

1:57:33

The story of a Chinese concubine who rose to power from behind a curtain of yellow silk. 

Louisa May Alcott

April 9th, 2018

2:00:13

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 …

Ada Lovelace

March 17th, 2018

1:38:32

Ada Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer long before computers existed!

Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Part 2)

February 24th, 2018

1:42:11

Jackie's life was far from over after her husband's assassination; in some ways, it had only just begun. 

Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Part 1)

February 7th, 2018

1:44:44

Jackie Kennedy changed the cultural outlook of the United States during her brief role as First Lady. 

A Celebration of 100 Episodes

January 14th, 2018

56:52

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.

Pocahontas

December 24th, 2017

1:10:48

Pocahontas did save lives... just not the way (or the one) that you've been taught.

Mrs. Claus - A Short History of an Undersung Hero

December 11th, 2017

12:22

Once upon a time, Santa was a bachelor. But over the years, the folklore grew to include his wife, a beloved character of modern Christmas.

Coco Chanel

December 5th, 2017

1:42:40

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel not only reinvented women's clothing and accessories, she reinvented herself, too.

Queen Lili'uokalani

November 12th, 2017

1:39:36

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. 

Sojourner Truth

October 21st, 2017

2:05:05

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. Like a lot of …

Hypatia of Alexandria

September 30th, 2017

1:04:58

Hypatia was a mathematician, philosopher and astronomer who transcended gender barriers in the waning years of the Roman Empire.

Wallis Simpson (Part 2)

September 9th, 2017

1:49:19

Wallis Simpson's husband abdicated the throne to marry her, but how did her happily ever after work out?

Wallis Simpson (Part 1)

August 20th, 2017

1:27:41

Puppet? Manipulating social climber? Misunderstood? Deeply in love? However you see her, the fact remains that a king abdicated his throne, defied …

Annie Oakley

July 29th, 2017

1:11:05

This famous sharpshooter surprised and delighted audiences all over the world with her skill and showmanship.

Emily Post

July 8th, 2017

1:40:23

Emily Post? All she did was write a book about etiquette? Ahhh, no. She did more, a lot more.

Anne with an E Recap - Episode 7

July 1st, 2017

1:29:52

"Wherever you are is my home." We recap the last episode of Season One of this series

Anne with an E Recap - Episode 6

June 23rd, 2017

1:32:10

"Remorse is the Poison of Life" Sounds cheery, right?  We were crying because of snowflakes and hair ribbons.

Q&A, 2017

June 17th, 2017

1:46:05

Our third not-quite-annual question and answer episode.

Anne with an E Recap - Episode 4

June 10th, 2017

1:33:05

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.

Anne with an E Recap - Episode 3

June 2nd, 2017

1:17:51

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 …

Marie Laveau

May 27th, 2017

1:21:13

How much of the New Orleans Voodoo Queen's legend is myth? (Hint: A lot)

Anne with an E Recap - Episode 2

May 20th, 2017

1:27:39

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. 

Anne with an E Recap : Episode 1

May 12th, 2017

1:56:21

Our first recap of the new Anne of Green Gables adaptation, the Netflix show "Anne with an E"

Lucy Maud Montgomery

May 6th, 2017

1:54:18

She created Anne of Green Gables and wrote her way into all of our hearts.

Eleanor of Aquitaine (Part 2)

April 15th, 2017

1:31:13

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 …

Eleanor of Aquitaine (Part 1)

March 26th, 2017

1:15:04

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 …

Artemisia Gentileschi

March 5th, 2017

1:27:34

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 …

Ida B. Wells

February 11th, 2017

1:09:24

Ida Wells worked as a pioneering journalist and activist who campaigned for anti-lynching legislation.

Lucille Ball (Part 2)

January 29th, 2017

1:26:56

Lucille's life after the premiere of I Love Lucy was nothing anyone could have predicted.

Lucille Ball (Part 1)

January 1st, 2017

1:15:55

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. 

Mulan

December 10th, 2016

1:31:26

Mulan's story of her days as a Chinese warrior had simple beginnings and a whole lot of lasting power! 

Queen Nzinga

November 23rd, 2016

53:59

The story of this powerful, 17th century African ruler was far from an ordinary Princess to Queen tale. 

Lizzie Borden, Revisited

October 30th, 2016

59:54

Is there a better time to revisit our favorite Victorian More-Than-Likely Murderess, Lizzie Borden, than right now? We think not.

Shirley Chisholm

October 26th, 2016

43:56

We wrap up our short series of "women who ran for the US Presidency before Hillary Clinton" with Shirley Chisholm!

Belva Lockwood

October 23rd, 2016

28:16

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.

Victoria Woodhull

October 9th, 2016

1:59:15

Victoria Woodhull crafted a life for herself from pretty raw materials. She traveled from an abusive childhood to a very aristocratic end...  and in …

Marie Curie (Part 2)

September 18th, 2016

1:25:36

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.

Marie Curie (Part 1)

August 28th, 2016

1:21:55

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.

Agrippina the Younger

August 7th, 2016

1:28:55

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.

Elizabeth Keckly

July 16th, 2016

1:18:28

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 …

The Schuyler Sisters - a conversation with author Amanda Vaill

June 26th, 2016

1:09:31

Since the musical Hamilton opened on Broadway, we've been getting a lot of requests to cover the Schuyler sisters, Angelica, Eliza and Peggy. (You …

Mary Todd Lincoln (Part 2)

June 11th, 2016

1:21:09

In our last episode we talked about Mary's childhood, education and life as the wife of Abraham Lincoln. She was described as, "amiable, …

Mary Todd Lincoln (Part 1)

June 4th, 2016

1:06:40

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 …

Madam CJ Walker

May 14th, 2016

1:08:47

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 …

Q and A

April 30th, 2016

54:47

What would you serve Dorothy Parker for dinner? What are your favorite things from pop culture? When will you cover the Schuyler Sisters? Listeners' …

Zelda Fitzgerald

April 23rd, 2016

1:49:43

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 …

"Miss Potter" Moviecast

April 2nd, 2016

1:39:08

We cannot get enough Beatrix Potter! Here is our coverage of the 2006 movie "Miss Potter," starring Renee Zellweger in the title role. 

Beatrix Potter

March 27th, 2016

1:43:50

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. 

Catherine The Great (Part 2)

March 4th, 2016

1:44:21

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 …

A Conversation With Carol Wallace

February 5th, 2016

24:59

Life. It's funny, you know? Like the time both of us were sick for so long that we couldn't record Catherine the Great Part 2 for this week's show …

Catherine the Great (Part 1)

January 22nd, 2016

1:11:03

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 …

Mrs. Santa Minicast

December 25th, 2015

11:52

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, …

Four Inventors

December 12th, 2015

49:45

Lillian Gilbreth inspired us. After talking about her life and accomplishments, we thought it was high time to introduce you to four more …

Lillian Moller Gilbreth

November 28th, 2015

1:35:59

Lillian Gilbreth should be remembered for any of her life accomplishments: psychologist, industrial engineer, author, inventor, and pioneer in the …

Mary Queen of Scots

November 13th, 2015

1:34:09

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 …

Q & A and Random Bits Show

October 6th, 2015

1:20:06

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 …

Dorothy Parker (Part 2)

August 30th, 2015

1:02:50

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 …

Dorothy Parker (Part 1)

August 9th, 2015

57:55

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 …

Marie Antoinette Reboot (Part 2)

July 9th, 2015

51:10

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 …

Marie Antoinette Reboot (Part 1)

June 12th, 2015

54:38

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 …

Lydia Pinkham

April 11th, 2015

57:06

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 …

A quick status update!

February 20th, 2015

1:53

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, …

Mrs. Claus Minicast

December 23rd, 2014

11:52

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, …

Joan of Arc

November 21st, 2014

1:21:19

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.

Hattie McDaniel

October 21st, 2014

33:59

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 …

The Women of Gone With The Wind

September 30th, 2014

1:29:11

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, …

Encore: The Wizard of OZ

August 13th, 2014

1:14:34

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Agatha Christie

July 15th, 2014

1:11:13

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 …

Sybil Ludington Minicast

July 4th, 2014

8:52

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 …

Carry ( Carrie ) Nation

May 24th, 2014

1:20:49

Carry Nation was on a mission to rid America of alcohol with her hatchet and a tart tongue.

“The Music Show” #2

April 24th, 2014

1:04:19

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Cleopatra

April 7th, 2014

1:01:34

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Hatshepsut

March 22nd, 2014

45:47

Though her successors tried to erase her from history, we bring to light the first female Pharaoh of Egypt.

Elizabethan Life Minicast

February 25th, 2014

31:34

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Queen Elizabeth I (Part 2)

February 11th, 2014

1:03:07

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Queen Elizabeth I (Part 1)

December 21st, 2013

49:42

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News!

November 2nd, 2013

2:57

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Frida Kahlo

September 10th, 2013

1:21:45

A horrible accident set Frida Kahlo on the way to her status as an artistic icon.

Bessie Coleman

August 10th, 2013

43:57

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Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort (rebroadcast)

July 30th, 2013

44:32

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Amelia Earhart

July 11th, 2013

1:22:27

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Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #3

June 19th, 2013

31:04

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Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #2

May 19th, 2013

33:56

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Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #1

May 9th, 2013

38:51

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Jane Austen

April 16th, 2013

1:20:57

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The Women of Oz Minicast

March 22nd, 2013

23:10

We cover the stories of Judy Garland, Billie Burke, and Margaret Hamilton.

The Wizard of Oz

March 9th, 2013

1:13:40

We cover the background of this beloved movie and the colorful life of its author, Frank L. Baum.

BONUS MATERIAL: The Declaration of Sentiments (1848)

February 14th, 2013

6:40

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

February 14th, 2013

1:14:09

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Josephine Baker (Part 2)

January 22nd, 2013

56:54

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Josephine Baker (part 1)

January 13th, 2013

1:01:32

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Season 4 Introduction

December 9th, 2012

4:17

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The Romanovs (Part 2)

November 30th, 2012

1:07:43

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The Romanovs (Part 1)

November 11th, 2012

56:11

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Lady Jane Grey

October 1st, 2012

35:25

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Queen Mary I

September 17th, 2012

1:27:55

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Julia Child

August 12th, 2012

1:37:49

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Beckett and Susan’s Adventures in Wonderland and What They Found There

July 20th, 2012

47:34

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Alice in Wonderland

June 29th, 2012

57:44

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Clara Bow

June 10th, 2012

1:21:13

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Rosa Parks

May 26th, 2012

45:01

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Ida B. Wells -Barnett

May 12th, 2012

1:09:08

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.

The Last Four Wives of Henry VIII

April 28th, 2012

1:05:42

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Titanic Field Trip Minicast

April 15th, 2012

33:51

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Margaret “Molly” Brown

April 7th, 2012

1:08:13

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Anne Boleyn Minicast

April 1st, 2012

31:01

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Katherine of Aragon

March 17th, 2012

1:00:08

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Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort

March 2nd, 2012

43:52

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Teeny Tiny Tudor Tutorial Minicast

February 22nd, 2012

17:43

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Season 3 Introduction

February 13th, 2012

8:39

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The Music Show

January 27th, 2012

41:27

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Sophie Blanchard Minicast

January 21st, 2012

16:15

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Nellie Bly

January 14th, 2012

59:58

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Annie Chambers Minicast

January 4th, 2012

15:23

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Madame de Pompadour

December 21st, 2011

1:03:53

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Ella Fitzgerald

December 6th, 2011

1:05:49

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The Duchess of Devonshire

November 18th, 2011

1:29:11

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Mary Shelley Minicast

November 6th, 2011

18:45

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Mary Wollstonecraft

October 23rd, 2011

1:07:37

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Betty Crocker Minicast

October 13th, 2011

10:43

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1950′s Housewives

October 8th, 2011

1:14:57

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Clara Barton

September 22nd, 2011

1:08:15

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Princess Charlotte

September 8th, 2011

48:54

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Queen Victoria (Part 2)

September 1st, 2011

55:33

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Queen Victoria (Part 1)

August 21st, 2011

1:00:01

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 …

Season 2 Introduction

August 20th, 2011

6:05

A quick introduction to Season Two!

Audio Postcard #2– Beckett and the Day of Museums

August 8th, 2011

11:28

An audio postcard from Beckett's vacation in Kentucky.

Audio Postcard #1 – Susan and the Painted Ladies

August 4th, 2011

7:27

An audio postcard about colorful Victorian homes from Susan's vacation.

Season 1 Wrap-Up and FAQ Minicast

July 19th, 2011

33:25

We wrap up our very first season with some frequently asked questions.

Jennie Jerome Churchill

July 1st, 2011

43:24

Before she was Winston's mother, Jennie Jerome Churchill was a New York heiress who married into the British aristocracy.

Gilded Age Servants

June 12th, 2011

22:14

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 …

Gilded Age Heiresses

June 3rd, 2011

59:26

Call them whatever you want; Gilded Age Heiresses, Dollar Princesses, Buccaneers– they all point to the same type of woman. Spanning about a twenty …

Age of Innocence Moviecast

May 22nd, 2011

43:41

We recap and compare fact to fiction in 1993's movie adaptation of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence

“The" Mrs. Astor

May 9th, 2011

1:02:41

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.

Annie Sullivan Macy Minicast

April 28th, 2011

36:38

Helen Keller called her "Teacher" but we call her remarkable and accomplished!

Helen Keller

April 21st, 2011

1:17:58

Writer, public speaker, friend, daughter, world traveler, and a woman who may have had physical disabilities, but was not disabled.

Lizzie Borden

April 7th, 2011

1:01:33

Upper middle class Victorian New England: Polite conversations, genteel ladies, dapper gentlemen, beautiful architecture, and a 32 year old spinster …

Dolley Madison

March 24th, 2011

39:30

Hello, Dolley: America's FIRST First Lady, networking hostess, and woman worth knowing!

Abigail Adams Feminism Minicast

March 17th, 2011

12:33

Was Abigail Adams a feminist? We discuss what we think.

Abigail Adams

March 9th, 2011

1:08:04

To call her a patriot, Second Lady, First Lady or mother of a president is just scratching the surface of Abigail Adams.

Red Riding Hood Minicast

February 28th, 2011

13:33

The history and versions of the beloved story of a little girl in dire situation.

Cinderella

February 22nd, 2011

50:47

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 …

Little House Book Minicast

February 15th, 2011

29:14

We annotate the Little House book series.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

February 8th, 2011

1:05:24

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 …

Marie Antoinette

January 31st, 2011

1:06:36

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!

Introduction to The History Chicks

January 20th, 2011

3:10

Introduction to The History Chicks
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