Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.
Mar 04 2016
Nov 13 2015
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
Dec 21 2013
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
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
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
Apr 16 2013
Feb 07 2018
Katherine of Aragon appeared first on The History Chicks.
Mar 17 2012
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
The Romanovs (Part 1) appeared first on The History Chicks.
Nov 11 2012
Apr 07 2014
May 27 2017
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
Mar 26 2017
Feb 11 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.
Nov 21 2014
Jan 01 2017
Apr 28 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
A quick check-in, a catch-up...just a little chat.
Apr 28 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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