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The Bitchery of History

Celebrating the women who made history, only to be forgotten by it, best friends Max and Allison discuss badass heroines and villains like two kids at the back of the bus.

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3.19 The Nurse and The Nurse (re-broadcast)

In HONOR of International Nurses Week, we're re-releasing this episode from May of 2018 -- This week, Allison and Max discuss two nurses! The first, became the first black nurse in America, in the mid 1800's; the second, known around the world as the "lady with the lamp," built her reputation through her ceaseless work ethic: Mary Mahoney and Florence Nightingale. Intro and Ad Music: BenSound.comLogo: Lauren CierzanMax: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AllisonHPowell

40mins

11 May 2020

Rank #1

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Ep. 4.15: The Queen and The Pharaoh

This week, Max and Allison discuss two ladies who ruled over ancient Egypt. The first, a queen whose successors tried to erase from history, was both mortal ruler and godlike presence; the second, one of the most famous woman in all of ancient history, was so much more than the seductive temptress Rome made her out to be: Nefertiti and Cleopatra. /Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.com /Logo Art by Lauren Cierzan /Join the Conversation! thebitcheryofhistory.com / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91 /The Team:Janette Danielson (@Neddie94)Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree)Jess Lee (@jessmlee)

40mins

20 May 2019

Rank #2

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Ep. 4.13: The First Lady and The Outlaw

This week, for our 100th Episode, Allison and Max discuss two women could not have been more different. The first, one of only two women to have been married to one US President and mother to another, was a vocal advocate for the causes she believed in; the second, mother to a gang of infamous American criminals and herself once wanted by the FBI, went out in a hail of gunfire: Abigail Adams and Kate "Ma" Barker. /Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.com /Logo Art by Lauren Cierzan /Join the Conversation! thebitcheryofhistory.com / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91 /The Team:Janette Danielson (@Neddie94)Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree)Jess Lee (@jessmlee)

50mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Ep. 3.3: The Feminist and The Feminist

This week, Max and Allison discuss two women whose lives were devoted to advancing the common cause. The first, an iconic figure in the American Feminist movement, she has been solely responsible for some of the biggest moments in women's history; The second, an active revolutionary and eventual martyr to the cause, this woman is know as China's first feminist: Gloria Steinem and Qiu Jin.Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.comLogo Art by Sydney Tannenbaum Join the Conversation! umpboh.com Facebook.com/umpboh Patreon.com/UrsulaMajor Twitter.com/bitcherypodcast Instagram.com/thebitcheryofhistory Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91Janette: @Neddie94Kim: @KimberlyGrace48Special Thanks To:Janette DanielsonKimberly CosciaSydney TannenbaumJess Lee

38mins

15 Jan 2018

Rank #4

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Ep. 4.18: The Pilot, The Goddess, and the Revolutionary

This week, Allison and Max are joined by Liz and Riley to discuss 3 women who ignored the probable to do the impossible. The first, a woman who single-mindedly pursued her childhood passion, shattered a glass ceiling; the second, a legend and goddess revered the world over, started life as a poor fisherman’s daughter; and the third, a radical revolutionary, helped shape the civil rights movement in the 1960s: Beverly Bass, Mazu, and Kathleen Neal Cleaver. For more info on Its Personal, and for tickets to Bitches Get Personal, go to http://www.itspersonalonstage.com. / Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.comLogo Art by Lauren Cierzan / Join the Conversation! thebitcheryofhistory.com / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Max: @QuirkyTitleAllison: @AHPowell91Liz: @lizkummer4Riley: @rileybillingsley / The Team: Janette Danielson (@Neddie94)Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree)Jess Lee (@jessmlee)

55mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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Ep. 4.3: The Astronaut and The Bullfighter

This week, Max and Allison talk about two women who changed everything. The first, America's first woman in space, used her platform to educate and inspire; the second, an American raised in Peru, became one of the most famous bullfighters in history: Sally Ride and Conchita Cintrón. Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.comLogo Art by Lauren CierzanJoin the Conversation! thebitcheryofhistory.com Facebook.com/umpboh Patreon.com/UrsulaMajor Twitter.com/bitcherypodcast Instagram.com/thebitcheryofhistory Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91The Team:Janette Danielson (@Neddie94)Kimberly Coscia (@KimberlyGrace48)Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree)Jess Lee (@jessmlee)

34mins

29 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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Ep. 4.0: The Pirate and The Pirate (a live episode)

This week, in the first episode of season 4, Allison and Max talk about two women whose reputations were built on the open seas. The first, a woman whose life was upended after the brutal execution of her husband, took her revenge in the English Channel; the second, one of the most prolific women in Irish history, made such a reputation for herself that even Elizabeth I wanted to meet her: Jeanne de Clisson and Grace O'Malley.Then, on the Bitch Next Door, they are joined by Nikki Boyer!Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.comLogo Art by Lauren CierzanJoin the Conversation! thebitcheryofhistory.com Facebook.com/umpboh Patreon.com/UrsulaMajor Twitter.com/bitcherypodcast Instagram.com/thebitcheryofhistory Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91Nikki: @iamnikkiboyerThe Team:Janette Danielson (@Neddie94)Kimberly Coscia (@KimberlyGrace48)Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree)Jess Lee (@jessmlee)

43mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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Ep. 3.8: The Conductor and The Nurse

This week, Max and Janette talk about two women whose lives were marred by death and pain. The first, an American icon, lived a wild life; large chunks of which have been missing from her story for far too long. The second, an accomplished writer and pacifist, exposed the world to the pain of her lost love and the sacrifice of her generation. We're talking about Harriet Tubman and Vera Brittain!Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.comLogo Art by Sydney Tannenbaum Join the Conversation! umpboh.com Facebook.com/umpboh Patreon.com/UrsulaMajor Twitter.com/bitcherypodcast Instagram.com/thebitcheryofhistory Max: @QuirkyTitle Janette Danielson (@Neddie94)The Team:Allison: @AHPowell91Kimberly Coscia (@KimberlyGrace48)Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree)Jess Lee (@jessmlee)

45mins

19 Feb 2018

Rank #8

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Ep. 3.0: The Mother of God

This week, in a special Christmas episode, Allison and Max discuss the most illustrious woman ever covered on The Bitchery of History. With a story that spans millennia and billions of followers to tell it, she didn't just make history, she gave birth to it: The Virgin Mary. Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.comLogo Art by Sydney Tannenbaum Join the Conversation! umpboh.com Facebook.com/umpboh Patreon.com/UrsulaMajor Twitter.com/bitcherypodcast Instagram.com/thebitcheryofhistory Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91Janette: @Neddie94Kim: @KimberlyGrace48Special Thanks To:Janette DanielsonKimberly CosciaSydney TannenbaumJess Lee

44mins

25 Dec 2017

Rank #9

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Ep. 3.2: The Killer and The Interpreter

This week, Max and Allison discuss two women whose reputations are both, shall we say, less than stellar. The first, a black widow and insurance fraudster, left a trail of bodies wherever she went; The second, a controversial figure in Mexican history, became a pivotal piece in the Spanish conquests lead by Hernán Cortés: Bell Gunness and La Malinche.Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.comLogo Art by Sydney Tannenbaum Join the Conversation! umpboh.com Facebook.com/umpboh Patreon.com/UrsulaMajor Twitter.com/bitcherypodcast Instagram.com/thebitcheryofhistory Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91Janette: @Neddie94Kim: @KimberlyGrace48Special Thanks To:Janette DanielsonKimberly CosciaSydney TannenbaumJess Lee

49mins

8 Jan 2018

Rank #10

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4.12 The Journalist and The Suffragette (re-broadcast)

In light of last week's events, we're re-releasing this episode from March of 2019. -- Max and Allison discuss two women who shed light on the world around them. The first, an investigative journalist and relentless civil rights advocate, became, arguably, the loudest anti-lynching crusader in US history; the second, a doctor and one of the first women ordained as a methodist minister, was a leader of the national suffrage movement in the United States: Ida B. Wells and Anna Howard Shaw.Intro and Ad Music: BenSound.comLogo: Lauren CierzanMax: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AllisonHPowell

37mins

11 May 2020

Rank #11

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BND - Triny Willerton

Today, Allison is joined by It Could Be Me founder Triny Willerton. This inspirational triathlete was hit by a truck in May of 2018 while riding her bike and was running an Iron Man later that year. Triny talks to Allison about recovery, her advocacy work, and their shared love of being active! Bitches Get Stuff Done indeed!Silent Bike Ride - May 20th @ 2:10pm on Swifthttps://www.itcouldbeme.org/Twitter: @itcouldbeme Instagram: @itcouldbeme2020Itcouldbeme2019@gmail.comLogo: Lauren CierzanMusic: Youtube Audio LibraryMax: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AllisonHPowellTriny: @trinywillerton

1hr 9mins

18 May 2020

Rank #12

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ReEp. 1.10: The Empress and The Demon

This week, we’re pulling one from the vaults as Max and Allison discuss two women who changed the course of history. The first, a girl born to the bear keeper of Constantinople, climbed her way up to the pinnacle of society and became one of the most influential women in the history of the world; the second, a mythological figure from the dawn of creation, became the first demon when she refused to succumb to man: The Empress Theodora and Lilith. / This episode originally aired on April 4, 2016. / Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.com / Logo Art by Lauren Cierzan / Join the Conversation! thebitcheryofhistory.com / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91 / The Team: Janette Danielson (@Neddie94), Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree), and Jess Lee (@jessmlee).

40mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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1.37: The Poet and The Hero

Originally released on October 16, 2016, Max and Allison talk about two women whose life's work will continue to impact our world for ages to come. The first, a poet born more than 600 years before the birth of Christ, became one of the most successful artists the world has ever known; The other, a nurse and a social worker, saved more than 2000 souls from the jaws of a great evil: Sappho and Irena Sendler! /Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.com /Logo Art by Lauren Cierzan /Join the Conversation! thebitcheryofhistory.com / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91 /The Team:Janette Danielson (@Neddie94)Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree)Jess Lee (@jessmlee)

30mins

28 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Ep.1.5: Le Scandale et La Maupin

A rebroadcast of our fifth episode! With the original description: This week, Allison and Max tell the stories of two Badass Bitches from France. One is a riot inciting, breast exposing, best selling author and nobel prize nominee; The other is a cross dressing, gender bending, master fencer, and acclaimed opera singer: Sidonie-Grabrielle Colette and Julie D'Aubigny. This episode originally aired on February 29, 2016.Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.comLogo Art by Sydney Tannenbaum Join the Conversation! umpboh.com Facebook.com/umpboh Patreon.com/UrsulaMajor Twitter.com/bitcherypodcast Instagram.com/thebitcheryofhistory Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91The Team:Kimberly Coscia (@KimberlyGrace48)Janette Danielson (@Neddie94)Jess Lee (@jessmlee)Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree)

25mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #15

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Ep. 3.22: The Artist and The Author

This week, in the last episode of season 3, Allison and Max talk about two women who never quite fit into the world around them. The first, one of the most well known artists of the 20th century, lived a life of pain, revolution and profound impact; the second, the first American Woman to win the Nobel prize in literature, held a mirror up to China to reflect a way of life the world may never have seen otherwise: Frida Kahlo and Pearl S. Buck.Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.comLogo Art by Sydney Tannenbaum Join the Conversation! umpboh.com Facebook.com/umpboh Patreon.com/UrsulaMajor Twitter.com/bitcherypodcast Instagram.com/thebitcheryofhistory Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91The Team:Janette Danielson (@Neddie94)Kimberly Coscia (@KimberlyGrace48)Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree)Jess Lee (@jessmlee)

49mins

28 May 2018

Rank #16

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Ep. 3.7: The Empress and The Crusader

This week, Allison and Max discuss two incredibly influential women who could not have been more different from one another. The first, Queen consort of Spain and Empress Consort of Brazil, played an active and pivotal role in her husband's reign; The second, a successful housewife and mother of six, changed the course of American history, leaving a legacy we're grappling with to this day: Maria Leopoldina and Phyllis Schlafly. Then, Janette is joined by Julie Harris-Walker (The Other 50%) on The Bitch Next Door!www.theotherfiftypercent.comtwitter: @Other50PercentInsta: @Other50PercentPodcastIntro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.comLogo Art by Sydney Tannenbaum Join the Conversation! umpboh.com Facebook.com/umpboh Patreon.com/UrsulaMajor Twitter.com/bitcherypodcast Instagram.com/thebitcheryofhistory Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91The Team:Janette Danielson (@Neddie94)Kimberly Coscia (@KimberlyGrace48)Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree)Jess Lee (@jessmlee)

51mins

12 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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Ep. 4.7: The Bodhisattva and The Water Spirit

This week, Allison and Max talk about two women who are more spirit and legend than flesh and blood. The first, a bodhisattva associated with compassion, her name translates to [The One Who] Perceives the Sounds of the World; the second, both a singular diety and a collection spirits, is venerated to this day by priests and priestesses who practice the divining arts: Guanyin and Mami Wata. /Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.com /Logo Art by Lauren Cierzan /Join the Conversation! thebitcheryofhistory.com / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91 /The Team:Janette Danielson (@Neddie94)Kimberly Coscia (@KimberlyGrace48)Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree)Jess Lee (@jessmlee)

36mins

23 Dec 2018

Rank #18

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ReEp. 1.6: The Fighting Girlfriend and The King of Queens

This week, Allison and Max tell the stories of two Badass Bitches from Eastern Europe. One is a battle hardened tank driver from World War II and the other ushered the Kingdom of Georgia into its golden age in the early 13th century: Mariya Oktyabrskaya and Tamar of Georgia. This episode originally aired on March 7, 2016. /Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.com /Logo Art by Lauren Cierzan /Join the Conversation! thebitcheryofhistory.com / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91 /The Team:Janette Danielson (@Neddie94)Sydney Tannenbaum (@sydneyxmastree)Jess Lee (@jessmlee)

29mins

4 Mar 2019

Rank #19

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Allison Made History

Over the course of just under 47 hours, Allison Powell made history in becoming the first woman to run The Backbone Trail in Malibu, CA out and back: 136.8 miles (220.16 km)! In this special episode, Max and Allison discuss her process, her achievement, and the team that helped make it happen. /Intro and Ad Music provided by BenSound.com /Logo Art by Lauren Cierzan /Join the Conversation! www.thebitcheryofhistory.com /Max: @QuirkyTitle Allison: @AHPowell91 /

58mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #20