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Louisa May Alcott

2:00:13 | 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.
The Women of Gone With The Wind

1:29:11 | 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
Jane Austen

1:20:57 | Apr 16th, 2013

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Isabella of Castile Part 1

1:10:02 | Aug 6th

Never before have we covered a woman with such far reaching influence. This determined woman began by pulling off a coup, then branched out into such far reaching endeavors as the Spanish Inquisition, the settlement of the Americas, and transforming ...Show More
Seven Women Revisited

1:12:55 | Jul 23rd

Short conversations about seven colorful historical women
Joan of Arc

1:24:01 | Jul 9th

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.
Elizebeth Friedman

1:21:34 | Jul 1st

"America's first female cryptanalyst" only hints at the contributions of this codebreaking war hero.
Charlotte Brontë

2:00:16 | Jun 18th

Charlotte Brontë didn't let her circumstances and the discouragement of others stand in the way of her goal of becoming a published author; she got knocked down over and over before she was able to present the world with one of the most beloved heroi...Show More
Live from PodX!

33:37 | Jun 3rd

uring the PodX Podcast Convention this month, we did a live show in which we explained the ways that the women of the past taught us valuable lessons about our craft... and about ourselves.
Lydia Pinkham 2019

59:13 | May 19th

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 th...Show More
Babe Didrikson Zaharias

2:08:46 | May 7th

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.
Mary Anning

1:33:13 | Apr 20th

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.
Annie Londonderry

1:35:32 | Apr 6th

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

1:16:50 | Mar 24th

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.
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

1:33:48 | 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

1:21:29 | 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

2:17:06 | 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)

1:13:56 | 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)

1:14:54 | Sep 23rd, 2018

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

1:05:14 | Sep 2nd, 2018

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

2:20:40 | 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.
Grace O'Malley

1:27:32 | 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.
The Statue of Liberty

1:50:17 | 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.
Mary Pickford

2:21:59 | 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.
Beatrix Potter Revisited and Refreshed

1:43:20 | May 19th, 2018

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

1:57:33 | Apr 29th, 2018

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

1:38:32 | Mar 17th, 2018

Ada Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer long before computers existed!
Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Part 2)

1:42:11 | Feb 24th, 2018

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)

1:44:44 | Feb 7th, 2018

Jackie Kennedy changed the cultural outlook of the United States during her brief role as First Lady.
A Celebration of 100 Episodes

56:52 | 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.

1:10:48 | 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

12:22 | Dec 11th, 2017

The folklore of Santa grew to include a wife who became a beloved character of modern Christmas.
Coco Chanel

1:42:40 | Dec 5th, 2017

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

1:39:36 | 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.
Sojourner Truth

2:05:05 | 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.
Hypatia of Alexandria

1:04:58 | Sep 30th, 2017

Hypatia was a mathematician, philosopher and astronomer who transcended gender barriers in the waning years of the Roman Empire.
Wallis Simpson (Part 2)

1:49:19 | Sep 9th, 2017

Wallis Simpson's husband abdicated the throne to marry her, but how did her happily ever after work out?
Wallis Simpson (Part 1)

1:27:41 | 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.
Annie Oakley

1:11:05 | Jul 29th, 2017

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

1:40:23 | 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

1:29:52 | 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

1:32:10 | Jun 23rd, 2017

"Remorse is the Poison of Life" Sounds cheery, right?  We were crying because of snowflakes and hair ribbons.
Q&A, 2017

1:46:05 | Jun 17th, 2017

Our third not-quite-annual question and answer episode.
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 4

1:33:05 | 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

1:17:51 | 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.
Marie Laveau

1:21:13 | 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

1:27:39 | 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

1:56:21 | May 12th, 2017

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

1:54:18 | May 6th, 2017

She created Anne of Green Gables and wrote her way into all of our hearts.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (Part 2)

1:31:13 | 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.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (Part 1)

1:15:04 | 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!
Artemisia Gentileschi

1:27:34 | 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.
Ida B. Wells

1:09:24 | Feb 11th, 2017

Ida Wells worked as a pioneering journalist and activist who campaigned for anti-lynching legislation.
Lucille Ball (Part 2)

1:26:56 | Jan 29th, 2017

Lucille's life after the premiere of I Love Lucy was nothing anyone could have predicted.
Lucille Ball (Part 1)

1:15:55 | 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.

1:31:26 | Dec 10th, 2016

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

53:59 | Nov 23rd, 2016

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

59:54 | 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.
Shirley Chisholm

43:56 | Oct 26th, 2016

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

28:16 | 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.
Victoria Woodhull

1:59:15 | 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 of ...Show More
Marie Curie (Part 2)

1:25:36 | 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.
Marie Curie (Part 1)

1:21:55 | 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.
Agrippina the Younger

1:28:55 | 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.
Elizabeth Keckly

1:18:28 | 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
The Schuyler Sisters - a conversation with author Amanda Vaill

1:09:31 | 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.
Mary Todd Lincoln (Part 2)

1:21:09 | 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
Mary Todd Lincoln (Part 1)

1:06:40 | 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.
Madam CJ Walker

1:08:47 | 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
Q and A

54:47 | 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.
Zelda Fitzgerald

1:49:43 | 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.
"Miss Potter" Moviecast

1:39:08 | 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.
Beatrix Potter

1:43:50 | 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.
Catherine The Great (Part 2)

1:44:21 | 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
A Conversation With Carol Wallace

24:59 | Feb 5th, 2016

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 conver...Show More
Catherine the Great (Part 1)

1:11:03 | 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, we take our innocent German princess from obscurity onto the world stage.
Mrs. Santa Minicast

11:52 | 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
Four Inventors

48:29 | 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
Lillian Moller Gilbreth

1:35:59 | 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.
Mary Queen of Scots

1:34:09 | 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 dramati...Show More
Q & A and Random Bits Show

1:20:06 | 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
Dorothy Parker (Part 2)

1:02:50 | 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. How wi...Show More
Dorothy Parker (Part 1)

57:55 | 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
Marie Antoinette Reboot (Part 2)

51:10 | 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
Marie Antoinette Reboot (Part 1)

54:38 | Jun 12th, 2015

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 l...Show More
Lydia Pinkham

56:10 | 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 educati...Show More
A quick status update!

01:53 | 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
Mrs. Claus Minicast

11:52 | 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
Joan of Arc

1:21:19 | 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.
Hattie McDaniel

33:59 | 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
Encore: The Wizard of OZ

1:14:34 | Aug 13th, 2014

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Agatha Christie

1:11:13 | Jul 15th, 2014

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 lis...Show More
Sybil Ludington Minicast

08:52 | 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.
Carry ( Carrie ) Nation

1:20:49 | May 24th, 2014

Carry Nation was on a mission to rid America of alcohol with her hatchet and a tart tongue.
“The Music Show” #2

1:04:19 | Apr 24th, 2014

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1:01:34 | Apr 7th, 2014

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45:47 | Mar 22nd, 2014

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

31:34 | Feb 25th, 2014

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Queen Elizabeth I (Part 2)

1:03:07 | Feb 11th, 2014

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Queen Elizabeth I (Part 1)

49:42 | Dec 21st, 2013

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02:57 | Nov 2nd, 2013

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Frida Kahlo

1:21:45 | Sep 10th, 2013

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

43:57 | Aug 10th, 2013

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Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort (rebroadcast)

44:32 | Jul 30th, 2013

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Amelia Earhart

1:22:27 | Jul 11th, 2013

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Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #3

31:04 | Jun 19th, 2013

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Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #2

33:56 | May 19th, 2013

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Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #1

38:51 | May 9th, 2013

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The Women of Oz Minicast

23:06 | Mar 22nd, 2013

We talk about the lives of Judy Garland, Billie Burke, and Margaret Hamilton.
The Wizard of Oz

1:13:40 | Mar 9th, 2013

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)

06:40 | Feb 14th, 2013

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

1:14:09 | Feb 14th, 2013

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Josephine Baker (Part 2)

56:54 | Jan 22nd, 2013

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Josephine Baker (part 1)

1:01:32 | Jan 13th, 2013

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Season 4 Introduction

04:17 | Dec 9th, 2012

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The Romanovs (Part 2)

1:07:43 | Nov 30th, 2012

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The Romanovs (Part 1)

56:11 | Nov 11th, 2012

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Lady Jane Grey

35:25 | Oct 1st, 2012

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Queen Mary I

1:27:55 | Sep 17th, 2012

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Julia Child

1:37:49 | Aug 12th, 2012

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

47:34 | Jul 20th, 2012

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Alice in Wonderland

57:44 | Jun 29th, 2012

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Clara Bow

1:21:13 | Jun 10th, 2012

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Rosa Parks

45:01 | May 26th, 2012

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Ida B. Wells -Barnett

1:09:08 | May 12th, 2012

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

1:05:42 | Apr 28th, 2012

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Titanic Field Trip Minicast

33:51 | Apr 15th, 2012

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Margaret “Molly” Brown

1:08:13 | Apr 7th, 2012

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Anne Boleyn Minicast

31:01 | Apr 1st, 2012

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Katherine of Aragon

1:00:08 | Mar 17th, 2012

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Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort

43:52 | Mar 2nd, 2012

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Teeny Tiny Tudor Tutorial Minicast

17:43 | Feb 22nd, 2012

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Season 3 Introduction

08:39 | Feb 13th, 2012

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The Music Show

41:27 | Jan 27th, 2012

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Sophie Blanchard Minicast

16:15 | Jan 21st, 2012

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Nellie Bly

59:58 | Jan 14th, 2012

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Annie Chambers Minicast

15:14 | Jan 4th, 2012

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Madame de Pompadour

1:03:53 | Dec 21st, 2011

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Ella Fitzgerald

1:05:49 | Dec 6th, 2011

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The Duchess of Devonshire

1:29:11 | Nov 18th, 2011

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Mary Shelley Minicast

18:45 | Nov 6th, 2011

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Mary Wollstonecraft

1:07:37 | Oct 23rd, 2011

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Betty Crocker Minicast

10:43 | Oct 13th, 2011

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1950′s Housewives

1:14:57 | Oct 8th, 2011

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Clara Barton

1:08:15 | Sep 22nd, 2011

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Princess Charlotte

48:54 | Sep 8th, 2011

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Queen Victoria (Part 2)

55:33 | Sep 1st, 2011

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Queen Victoria (Part 1)

1:00:01 | 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!
Season 2 Introduction

06:05 | Aug 20th, 2011

A quick introduction of Season Two!
Audio Postcard #1 – Susan and the Painted Ladies

07:27 | Aug 4th, 2011

An audio postcard about colorful Victorian homes from Susan's vacation.
Season 1 Wrap-Up and FAQ Minicast

33:25 | Jul 19th, 2011

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

43:24 | Jul 1st, 2011

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

22:05 | 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.
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

43:41 | May 22nd, 2011

We recap and compare fact to fiction in 1993's movie adaptation of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence
“The" Mrs. Astor

1:02:41 | May 9th, 2011

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

36:38 | Apr 28th, 2011

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

1:17:58 | Apr 21st, 2011

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

39:30 | Mar 24th, 2011

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

12:33 | Mar 17th, 2011

A discussion about the question: Was Abigail Adams a feminist?
Abigail Adams

1:08:04 | Mar 9th, 2011

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

13:33 | Feb 28th, 2011

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

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 cros...Show More
Little House Book Minicast

29:14 | Feb 15th, 2011

We annotate the Little House book series.
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
Marie Antoinette

1:06:36 | Jan 31st, 2011

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

03:10 | Jan 20th, 2011

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