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Rank #29 in History category

Society & Culture
History
Documentary
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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.

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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.

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4886 Ratings
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Well-researched and entertaining

By cor_caroli - May 31 2020
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I’ve been gobbling these up after stumbling on the one about Victoria Woodhull. They’re well researched, well presented, and fun to listen to.

Women’s history highlighted well

By Hhhhhhhhffffffddddd - May 27 2020
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Amazing and informative! Subtle girl power fun!

iTunes Ratings

4886 Ratings
Average Ratings
4035
469
165
110
107

Well-researched and entertaining

By cor_caroli - May 31 2020
Read more
I’ve been gobbling these up after stumbling on the one about Victoria Woodhull. They’re well researched, well presented, and fun to listen to.

Women’s history highlighted well

By Hhhhhhhhffffffddddd - May 27 2020
Read more
Amazing and informative! Subtle girl power fun!
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The History Chicks

Latest release on Jul 06, 2020

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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.

Rank #1: Catherine The Great (Part 2)

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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, not cool at all.

Mar 04 2016

1hr 42mins

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Rank #2: Mary Queen of Scots

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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 dramatic twists and turns that ultimately took the crown off her head. Actually, those decisions got her whole head taken off, but let's start at the beginning, shall we?

Nov 13 2015

1hr 34mins

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Rank #3: Queen Victoria (Part 1)

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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!

Aug 21 2011

1hr

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Rank #4: Queen Elizabeth I (Part 1)

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The post Episode 43: Elizabeth I, Part One appeared first on The History Chicks.

Dec 21 2013

49mins

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Rank #5: Catherine the Great (Part 1)

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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. 

Jan 22 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #6: Audrey Hepburn (Part 1)

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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.

Feb 25 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #7: Laura Ingalls Wilder

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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 really, sweet bonnet. But her reality was more gritty.

Feb 08 2011

1hr 5mins

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Rank #8: Jane Austen

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The post Episode 38: Jane Austen appeared first on The History Chicks.

Apr 16 2013

1hr 20mins

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Rank #9: Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Part 1)

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

Feb 07 2018

1hr 44mins

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Rank #10: Katherine of Aragon

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Katherine of Aragon appeared first on The History Chicks.

Mar 17 2012

1hr

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Rank #11: Wallis Simpson (Part 1)

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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. 

Aug 20 2017

1hr 27mins

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Rank #12: The Romanovs (Part 1)

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The Romanovs (Part 1) appeared first on The History Chicks.

Nov 11 2012

56mins

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Rank #13: Cleopatra

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The post Episode 46 : Cleopatra appeared first on The History Chicks.

Apr 07 2014

1hr 1min

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Rank #14: Marie Laveau

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

May 27 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #15: Sarah Winchester and the Mystery House

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The Winchester Mystery House has intrigued us for almost a century. Its story has always been a dramatic one, full of ghosts, guns, and desperation - but perhaps there is a simpler explanation buried within the life of Sarah Winchester herself.

Oct 29 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #16: Eleanor of Aquitaine (Part 1)

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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!

Mar 26 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #17: Queen Elizabeth I (Part 2)

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The post Episode 44: Queen Elizabeth I, Part 2 appeared first on The History Chicks.

Feb 11 2014

1hr 3mins

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Rank #18: Joan of Arc

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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.

Nov 21 2014

1hr 21mins

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Rank #19: Lucille Ball (Part 1)

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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.

Jan 01 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #20: The Last Four Wives of Henry VIII

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The post Episode 24 – Last Four Wives of Henry VIII appeared first on The History Chicks.

Apr 28 2012

1hr 5mins

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The Statue of Liberty, Revisited

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From her birth at a French dinner table to her place in the hearts of people all over the world, we revisit our 2018 coverage of the life of this American icon.

Jul 06 2020

1hr 50mins

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Aunt Jemima

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In 1889, Aunt Jemima crossed from the footlights to the grocery store, where she's been a fixture for 131 years. On the eve of her departure, we give you the dark history of this American icon - and the stories of a few women who made her come alive.

Jun 26 2020

54mins

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Fannie Lou Hamer

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Fannie Lou Hamer began life as a small child whose hard labor was key to her family’s survival. She grew up to become a fiery civil rights activist who would not be silenced by intimidation, violence, or the personal wishes of the President of the United States himself.

Jun 15 2020

1hr 55mins

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Catherine the Great, Part Two *An entirely true story

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If you're watching Hulu's, The Great, and wondering what parts are the "occasionally true," we finish the real Catherine's story in this, the second of two episodes.

Jun 08 2020

1hr 45mins

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Catherine the Great *An entirely true story

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Have you watched Hulu's series, The Great, and wondered what parts were true? Here is a revisit to part one of our coverage of the very true life of Catherine the Great, a German princess who became the Empress of Russia.

May 25 2020

1hr 9mins

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Zephyr Wright

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Zephyr Wright's spicy Pedernales River Chili made her one of the most famous cooks in America... and her peppery relationship with President Lyndon B. Johnson made her a notable figure in the struggle for Civil Rights.

May 14 2020

1hr 33mins

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Chicks Check-in

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A quick check-in, a catch-up...just a little chat.

Apr 28 2020

8mins

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Margaret "Molly" Brown and the Titanic, Revisited

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We thought we could all use an example of a woman who faced an unexpected disaster of titanic proportions and not only survived, but used her brains, bravery, and wits to help others also survive in the process. Join us as we revisit our 2012 coverage of Margaret "Molly" Brown, and our own Field Trip to visit the Titanic (sort of) on the 108th anniversary of the maritime disaster...but, it's a story of inspiration.

Apr 12 2020

1hr 44mins

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Typhoid Mary Mallon

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There are quite a few parallels between Mary Mallon's story (a series of typhoid outbreaks) and our present day pandemic, and so there are things we can learn from it (not the least of which is wash your dang hands!)

But was Mary a villain?

Or simply a victim of circumstances?

Apr 01 2020

1hr 22mins

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Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam CJ Walker

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Much has been made of hair-care mogul Madam CJ Walker, but before the Walker empire existed, there was her mentor Annie Turnbo Malone, whose innovation, drive, and concern for her fellow humans have been overshadowed by her more flamboyant protegée. We're going to tell you both of their stories today.

Mar 17 2020

1hr 51mins

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Isadora Duncan

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Isadora was the purest of unconventional free spirits and one of history's most unique dance innovators. Many people only know how she died, but how she lived is a much more inspiring and fascinating story.

Mar 03 2020

1hr 21mins

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Mary Church Terrell Part 2

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In this second installment in the life of Mary Church Terrell, the stage is bigger, the stakes are higher, and the gloves are off! Mary makes societal change happen with persistence, a propensity for making influential connections... and sheer nerve.

Feb 18 2020

1hr 32mins

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Ida B. Wells Revisited, Not Mary Church Terrell Part 2

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Life got in the way of getting Mary Church Terrell Part Two out this week, we will post that episode as soon as possible, but Mary and Ida crossed paths several times so we thought a refresher of her life was in order.

Feb 03 2020

1hr 13mins

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Mary Church Terrell (part 1)

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Mary Terrell was one of the first African American Women to graduate from college, and rose to prominence during the battles for universal suffrage and civil rights.

With fiery speeches and a push in the back, she demanded that we all to go forth and do some good. We have a responsibility to lift each other up as we climb, she said, in order to make the world a better place for all.

Jan 22 2020

1hr 17mins

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Maria Montessori

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Maria Montessori revolutionized education during the early 20th century with her approach to child-led learning, and was convinced that the children of the world were the key to peace on earth.

Jan 09 2020

1hr 59mins

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Mrs Claus - A Biography

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Surprise! Our Traditional Bonus episode about the origins of Mrs. Claus, here for your listening pleasure on Christmas morning.

Preview it before you share with the North Pole true believers in your life - and have a great holiday!

Dec 25 2019

12mins

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Louisa May Alcott Revisited

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Just how biographical *is* Little Women? You'll see the echoes of Louisa May Alcott's real life within her most famous work after hearing this episode.

Dec 24 2019

2hr 5mins

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Rosa Parks Revisted

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Thanks to a couple of recent news stories about Rosa, we're heading back to 2012 and revisiting the life of this civil rights activist and icon.

Dec 09 2019

50mins

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Wilma Mankiller

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Wilma Mankiller overcame obstacles in her life by being "of good mind," a Cherokee principle that guided her through her life of activism, community service, and her election as the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Nov 26 2019

1hr 35mins

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Guest Episode: The Recappery, The Crown S3 E1

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We have a second podcast, The Recappery, making a guest appearance to recap Netflix's The Crown, Season 3, Episode 1. If you like what you hear, please subscribe to The Recappery on your favorite podcatcher.

Nov 18 2019

1hr 36mins

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iTunes Ratings

4886 Ratings
Average Ratings
4035
469
165
110
107

Well-researched and entertaining

By cor_caroli - May 31 2020
Read more
I’ve been gobbling these up after stumbling on the one about Victoria Woodhull. They’re well researched, well presented, and fun to listen to.

Women’s history highlighted well

By Hhhhhhhhffffffddddd - May 27 2020
Read more
Amazing and informative! Subtle girl power fun!