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Episode 104 : Louisa May Alcott

2:06:15 | Apr 9th, 2018

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.

Episode 38: Jane Austen

1:20:52 | Apr 16th, 2013

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Audrey Hepburn (Part 2)

1:25:11 | Mar 9th

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)

1:26:25 | Feb 25th

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.

Phillis Wheatley

1:27:03 | Feb 11th

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.

Elizabeth Bathory

1:22:06 | Jan 27th

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!

Harriet Tubman

1:45:19 | Jan 6th

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 ...Show More

Barbie

1:34:33 | Dec 15th, 2018

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

1:24:06 | Nov 27th, 2018

"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

2:17:16 | Nov 9th, 2018

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)

1:18:16 | Oct 13th, 2018

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)

1:19:03 | Sep 23rd, 2018

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

Episode 111: Clara Barton Revisited and Refreshed

1:07:59 | Sep 2nd, 2018

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

Episode 110: Georgia O'Keeffe

2:23:34 | Aug 11th, 2018

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.

Episode 109: Grace O'Malley

1:30:18 | Jul 22nd, 2018

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 defied society and carved out a niche for herself, but it was her meeting with Queen Elizabeth in 1593 tha...Show More

Episode 108: The Statue of Liberty

1:53:03 | Jul 1st, 2018

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. 

Episode 107 : Mary Pickford

2:24:04 | Jun 11th, 2018

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.

Episode 106: Beatrix Potter Revisited and Refreshed

1:44:15 | May 19th, 2018

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

Episode 105 : Dowager Empress Cixi of China

2:00:20 | Apr 29th, 2018

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

Episode 103: Ada Lovelace

1:41:51 | Mar 17th, 2018

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

Episode 102 : Jackie Kennedy Onassis : Part Two

1:44:53 | Feb 24th, 2018

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

Episode 101: Jackie Kennedy Onassis Part One

1:47:14 | Feb 7th, 2018

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

Episode 100 : A Celebration

59:24 | Jan 14th, 2018

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.

Episode 99: Pocahontas

1:14:03 | Dec 24th, 2017

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

12:24 | Dec 11th, 2017

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.

Episode 98: Coco Chanel

1:47:44 | Dec 5th, 2017

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

Episode 97: Queen Lili'uokalani

1:44:37 | Nov 12th, 2017

 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. 

Episode 96: Sojourner Truth

2:08:21 | Oct 21st, 2017

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 women's history, Sojourner's truth may have been edited in history, but we can help to set it right. 

Episode 95: Hypatia of Alexandria

1:08:08 | Sep 30th, 2017

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

Episode 94: Wallis Simpson Part Two

1:52:29 | Sep 9th, 2017

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

Episode 93: Wallis Simpson, Part One

1:27:36 | Aug 20th, 2017

 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. 

Episode 91: Emily Post

1:40:18 | Jul 8th, 2017

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

1:29:47 | Jul 1st, 2017

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

Anne with an "E" Recap: Episode 6

1:32:35 | Jun 23rd, 2017

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

Episode 90: Q&A, 2017

1:46:00 | Jun 17th, 2017

Our third not-quite-annual question and answer episode

Anne with an "E" Recap: Episode 4

1:33:00 | Jun 10th, 2017

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

1:17:46 | Jun 2nd, 2017

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.

Episode 89: Marie Laveau

1:21:08 | May 27th, 2017

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

Anne with an E Recap: Episode 2

1:27:34 | May 20th, 2017

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

1:56:16 | May 12th, 2017

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

Episode 87: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Part Two

1:31:08 | Apr 15th, 2017

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.

Episode 86: Eleanor of Aquitaine Part One

1:14:58 | Mar 26th, 2017

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!

Episode 85: Artemisia Gentileschi

1:27:29 | Mar 5th, 2017

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.

Episode 83: Lucille Ball Part Two

1:26:51 | Jan 29th, 2017

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

Episode 82: Lucille Ball, Part One

1:15:50 | Jan 1st, 2017

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. 

Episode 81: Mulan

1:31:24 | Dec 10th, 2016

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

Episode 80: Queen Nzinga

53:54 | Nov 23rd, 2016

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

Episode 79: Lizzie Borden, Revisited

59:49 | Oct 30th, 2016

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

Episode 78- Shirley Chisholm

43:51 | Oct 26th, 2016

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

Episode 77 - Belva Lockwood

28:11 | Oct 23rd, 2016

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.

Episode 76: Victoria Woodhull

1:59:10 | Oct 9th, 2016

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 o...Show More

Episode 75: Marie Curie Part Two

1:25:31 | Sep 18th, 2016

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.

Episode 74: Marie Curie Part One

1:21:50 | Aug 28th, 2016

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.

Episode 73: Agrippina the Younger

1:28:50 | Aug 7th, 2016

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.

Episode 72 - Elizabeth Keckly

1:18:23 | Jul 16th, 2016

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,...Show More

Episode 71 - The Schuyler Sisters - a conversation with author Amanda Vaill

1:09:26 | Jun 26th, 2016

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 sang that, right?) But we couldn't make it work because there wasn't enough material available to us to ...Show More

Episode 70 - Mary Todd Lincoln (Part Two)

1:21:04 | Jun 11th, 2016

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.....Show More

Episode 69 - Mary Todd Lincoln (Part One)

1:06:35 | Jun 4th, 2016

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.

Episode 68 - Madam CJ Walker

1:08:42 | May 14th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Episode 67 - Q and A

54:42 | Apr 30th, 2016

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.

Episode 66 - Zelda Fitzgerald

1:52:15 | Apr 23rd, 2016

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.

Episode 65 - "Miss Potter" Moviecast

1:39:03 | Apr 2nd, 2016

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

Episode 64 : Beatrix Potter

1:43:45 | Mar 27th, 2016

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.

Episode 63: Catherine The Great Part 2

1:44:16 | Mar 4th, 2016

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, ...Show More

Episode 62: A Conversation With Carol Wallace

24:53 | Feb 5th, 2016

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 but, instead, have this conversation between Beckett and Carol Wallace? Funny in a "well, that's a litt...Show More

Episode 61 - Catherine the Great

1:10:58 | Jan 22nd, 2016

The listeners have spoken! Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, was the winner in our Guaranteed Content Poll - and in this episode, part 1 of 2, we take our innocent German princess from obscurity onto the world stage.

Mrs. Santa Minicast

11:47 | Dec 25th, 2015

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 histo...Show More

Episode 60 - Four Inventors

16:05 | Dec 12th, 2015

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 a...Show More

Episode 59 - Lillian Moller Gilbreth

1:35:54 | Nov 28th, 2015

Lillian Gilbreth should be remembered for any of her life accomplishments: psychologist, industrial engineer, author, inventor, and pioneer in the field of industrial psychology. From her collection of degrees to her equal partnership marriage to her...Show More

Episode 58 - Mary Queen of Scots

1:34:04 | Nov 13th, 2015

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 dramat...Show More

Episode 57: Q & A and Random Bits Show

1:20:01 | Oct 6th, 2015

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 q...Show More

Episode 56: Dorothy Parker, Part Two

1:02:45 | Aug 30th, 2015

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. Profes...Show More

Episode 55: Dorothy Parker, Part One

57:49 | Aug 9th, 2015

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 ful...Show More

Episode 54: Marie Antoinette Reboot, Part Two

51:05 | Jul 9th, 2015

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 t...Show More

Episode 53: Marie Antoinette Reboot, Part One

54:33 | Jun 12th, 2015

**Giveaway details at bottom of post!** 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 mor...Show More

Episode 52: Lydia Pinkham

57:01 | Apr 11th, 2015

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 educat...Show More

A quick status update!

01:48 | Feb 20th, 2015

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 ha...Show More

Minicast: Mrs. Claus

11:47 | Dec 23rd, 2014

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 histo...Show More

Episode 51: Joan of Arc

1:21:14 | Nov 21st, 2014

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. For most of it she was an ordinary girl...Show More

Episode 50: Hattie McDaniel

33:54 | Oct 21st, 2014

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. Th...Show More

Episode 49: The Women of Gone With The Wind

1:29:18 | Sep 30th, 2014

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 Sou...Show More

Encore: The Wizard of OZ

1:14:29 | Aug 13th, 2014

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Episode 48: Agatha Christie

1:11:08 | Jul 15th, 2014

**CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE** 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, pla...Show More

Minicast: Sybil Ludington

08:47 | Jul 4th, 2014

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.     For some basic information about the Revolutionary War, check out Historyforkids.org...Show More

Episode 47: Carry ( Carrie ) Nation

1:20:44 | May 24th, 2014

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“The Music Show” #2

1:04:14 | Apr 24th, 2014

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Episode 46 : Cleopatra

1:01:29 | Apr 7th, 2014

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Episode 45: Hatshepsut

45:42 | Mar 22nd, 2014

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Elizabethan Life (minicast)

31:29 | Feb 25th, 2014

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Episode 44: Queen Elizabeth I, Part 2

1:03:02 | Feb 11th, 2014

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Episode 43: Elizabeth I, Part One

49:36 | Dec 21st, 2013

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News!

02:52 | Nov 2nd, 2013

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Episode 42: Frida Kahlo

1:21:40 | Sep 10th, 2013

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Episode 41: Bessie Coleman

43:52 | Aug 10th, 2013

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Episode 40 – Tudor Grandmothers (rebroadcast)

44:27 | Jul 30th, 2013

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Episode 39 – Amelia Earhart

1:22:22 | Jul 11th, 2013

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Bookcast – Jane Austen Book Club #3

30:59 | Jun 19th, 2013

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Bookcast – Jane Austen Book Club #2

33:50 | May 19th, 2013

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Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #1

38:46 | May 9th, 2013

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Minicast: The Women of Oz

23:04 | Mar 22nd, 2013

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Episode 37: The Wizard of Oz

1:13:35 | Mar 9th, 2013

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BONUS MATERIAL: The Declaration of Sentiments (1848)

06:35 | Feb 14th, 2013

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Episode 36: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

1:14:04 | Feb 14th, 2013

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Episode 35: Josephine Baker (Part 2)

56:49 | Jan 22nd, 2013

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Episode 34 : Josephine Baker (part 1)

1:01:27 | Jan 13th, 2013

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Season 4 Introduction

04:12 | Dec 9th, 2012

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Episode 33 : The Romanovs (Part 2)

1:07:38 | Nov 30th, 2012

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Episode 32 – The Romanovs (Part 1)

56:06 | Nov 11th, 2012

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Episode 31 – Lady Jane Grey

35:20 | Oct 1st, 2012

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Episode 30: Queen Mary I

1:27:49 | Sep 17th, 2012

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Episode 29 : Julia Child

1:37:44 | Aug 12th, 2012

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

47:29 | Jul 20th, 2012

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Episode 28 – Alice in Wonderland

57:39 | Jun 29th, 2012

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Episode 27 – Clara Bow

1:21:07 | Jun 10th, 2012

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Episode 26 – Rosa Parks

44:56 | May 26th, 2012

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Shownotes Episode 25: Ida B. Wells-Barnett

1:09:03 | May 12th, 2012

Ida B. Wells- 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. A woman of  strength and character who dared to speak...Show More

Episode 24 – Last Four Wives of Henry VIII

1:05:37 | Apr 28th, 2012

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Minicast: Titanic Field Trip

33:46 | Apr 15th, 2012

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Episode 23 – Margaret “Molly” Brown

1:08:08 | Apr 7th, 2012

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Minicast – Anne Boleyn

30:56 | Apr 1st, 2012

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Episode 22 : Katherine of Aragon

1:00:03 | Mar 17th, 2012

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Episode 21 – Tudor Grandmothers

43:47 | Mar 2nd, 2012

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Minicast – Teeny Tiny Tudor Tutorial

17:38 | Feb 22nd, 2012

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Season 3 Introduction

08:34 | Feb 13th, 2012

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The Music Show

41:22 | Jan 27th, 2012

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Minicast – Sophie Blanchard

16:10 | Jan 21st, 2012

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Episode 20 – Nellie Bly

59:53 | Jan 14th, 2012

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Minicast – Annie Chambers

15:18 | Jan 5th, 2012

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Episode 19 – Madame de Pompadour

1:03:48 | Dec 21st, 2011

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Episode 18: Ella Fitzgerald

1:05:44 | Dec 6th, 2011

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Episode 17 – The Duchess of Devonshire

1:29:06 | Nov 18th, 2011

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Minicast – Mary Shelley

18:40 | Nov 6th, 2011

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Episode 16 – Mary Wollstonecraft

1:07:31 | Oct 23rd, 2011

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Minicast – Betty Crocker

10:38 | Oct 13th, 2011

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Episode 15 – 1950′s Housewives

1:14:52 | Oct 8th, 2011

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Episode 14 – Clara Barton

1:08:10 | Sep 22nd, 2011

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Episode 13 – Princess Charlotte

48:49 | Sep 8th, 2011

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Episode 12 – Queen Victoria, Part 2

55:27 | Sep 1st, 2011

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Episode 11: Queen Victoria, Part One

59:55 | Aug 21st, 2011

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! This woman was so influential th...Show More

Season 2 Introduction

06:00 | Aug 20th, 2011

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Postcard – Beckett and the Day of Museums

11:23 | Aug 8th, 2011

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Audio Postcard #1 – Susan and the Painted Ladies

07:22 | Aug 4th, 2011

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Season 1 Wrap-Up and FAQ Minicast

33:20 | Jul 19th, 2011

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Episode 10 – Jennie Jerome Churchill

43:24 | Jul 1st, 2011

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Gilded Age Servants – Shownotes

22:09 | Jun 12th, 2011

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. The heiresses met this strict British hierarchy with varying degre...Show More

Shownotes – Episode 9: Gilded Age Heiresses

59:26 | Jun 3rd, 2011

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 i...Show More

Age of Innocence “Moviecast”

43:36 | May 22nd, 2011

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Shownotes – Episode 8 “The Mrs. Astor”

1:02:41 | May 9th, 2011

Caroline, who was  often called Lina, was born in  September 22, 1830 to a very prominent wealthy family. She was the youngest of 10 children, and very much the family pet. Her father Abraham was not only well thought of in New York business, but he ...Show More

Annie Sullivan Macy Minicast (audio)

36:38 | Apr 28th, 2011

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Episode 7 – Helen Keller (audio)

1:17:59 | Apr 21st, 2011

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Shownotes Episode 6: Lizzie Borden

1:01:33 | Apr 7th, 2011

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 ...Show More

Episode 5 – Dolley Madison (Audio)

39:30 | Mar 24th, 2011

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Abigail Adams Feminism Minicast (audio)

12:33 | Mar 17th, 2011

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Episode 4 – Abigail Adams (audio)

1:08:04 | Mar 9th, 2011

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Red Riding Hood Minicast (audio)

13:33 | Feb 28th, 2011

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Episode 3: Cinderella

50:47 | Feb 22nd, 2011

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 not ...Show More

Little House Minicast (Audio)

29:09 | Feb 15th, 2011

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Episode 2 – Laura Ingalls Wilder

1:05:24 | Feb 8th, 2011

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...Show More

Episode 1 – Marie Antoinette (Audio)

1:06:36 | Jan 31st, 2011

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Introduction to The History Chicks (Audio)

03:05 | Jan 20th, 2011

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