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Rank #24 in History category

Society & Culture
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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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Inspirational Soul Food

By JJ Harold - Jan 19 2020
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Learning about women in history inspires me everyday! I listen and re-listen over and over. There’s so much more to every person than I knew going into it. So many women to be inspired by, and I found my personal heroes listening to the podcast. Thanks History Chicks! You are so appreciated.

Grea podcast!

By 3 Dog Pack - Jan 17 2020
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Love it! Learning tons.

iTunes Ratings

4392 Ratings
Average Ratings
3648
422
140
94
88

Inspirational Soul Food

By JJ Harold - Jan 19 2020
Read more
Learning about women in history inspires me everyday! I listen and re-listen over and over. There’s so much more to every person than I knew going into it. So many women to be inspired by, and I found my personal heroes listening to the podcast. Thanks History Chicks! You are so appreciated.

Grea podcast!

By 3 Dog Pack - Jan 17 2020
Read more
Love it! Learning tons.
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The History Chicks

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

Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 11mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #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: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #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: 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 #16: Zelda Fitzgerald

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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.

Apr 23 2016

1hr 49mins

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Rank #17: 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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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: 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 #20: Queen Mary I

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Queen Mary I appeared first on The History Chicks.

Sep 17 2012

1hr 27mins

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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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Pocahontas, Revisited

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It's National Native American Heritage Month, a perfect time to recast our episode on the real story of Pocahontas.

Nov 12 2019

1hr 13mins

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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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Florence Nightingale

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Florence Nightingale was forced to hide her light under a bushel until her thirties, when she broke free in spectacular fashion to become the world's beloved Lady With The Lamp - as well as a master statistician and the founder of modern nursing.

Oct 18 2019

1hr 52mins

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Mary Seacole

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Mary Seacole didn't let the open ocean stop her, nor fire, war, discrimination or bureaucracy. She made *several* places for herself in a world that tried to shut her down, building a business while caring for thousands of soldiers with herbs, a hand on their foreheads, and a full heart.

Oct 01 2019

1hr 47mins

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Louise Brooks

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Louise Brooks made bridge-burning her hobby; as a result, this almost-forgotten star of stage and screen has only recently begun to shine again.

Sep 17 2019

2hr 23mins

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Gilded Age Servants and Heiresses, Revisited

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We double time travel back to the Gilded Age and The House of Wood, 2011, for this combined revisit to look at the lives of servants and heiresses who shared a roof but whose lives were very, very different.

Sep 02 2019

1hr 25mins

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Isabella of Castile Part 2

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We wrap up the story of Isabella of Castile with a few more of her long-lasting legacies (including supercharging the role of the queen in the game of chess) and the dispersal of her own pawns on the marital chessboard of Europe.

Aug 20 2019

1hr 20mins

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Isabella of Castile Part 1

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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 the queen (in chess and in life) into the most powerful piece on the board.

Aug 06 2019

1hr 10mins

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Seven Women Revisited

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We revisit the lives of seven women with amazing stories including Hedy Lamarr and Judy Garland

Jul 23 2019

1hr 13mins

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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.

Jul 09 2019

1hr 24mins

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Elizebeth Friedman

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

Jul 01 2019

1hr 21mins

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Charlotte Brontë

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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 heroines in literary history.

Jun 18 2019

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Live from PodX!

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During 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.

Jun 03 2019

33mins

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iTunes Ratings

4392 Ratings
Average Ratings
3648
422
140
94
88

Inspirational Soul Food

By JJ Harold - Jan 19 2020
Read more
Learning about women in history inspires me everyday! I listen and re-listen over and over. There’s so much more to every person than I knew going into it. So many women to be inspired by, and I found my personal heroes listening to the podcast. Thanks History Chicks! You are so appreciated.

Grea podcast!

By 3 Dog Pack - Jan 17 2020
Read more
Love it! Learning tons.