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The Dead Ladies Show presents the stories of amazing women from history told live on stage in Berlin and beyond. Inspiring, irreverent, and entertaining! @deadladiesshow on Instagram and Twitter. Facebook: thedeadladiesshow.

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The Dead Ladies Show presents the stories of amazing women from history told live on stage in Berlin and beyond. Inspiring, irreverent, and entertaining! @deadladiesshow on Instagram and Twitter. Facebook: thedeadladiesshow.

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Endearingly earnest and learned women tell stories of major and minor historical characters, often names that ring a bell but who we don't really know. Grimké sisters, abolitionists? Oh yes, now I know about their courageous, independent lives. It's bracing, this podcast.

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By SouthernBelle3 - Apr 02 2019
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One of my new favorite podcasts! The episodes are well-researched and presented. I feel like I learn a lot in such a short amount of time.

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24 Ratings
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Literate and Entertaining

By likeacharm - Jun 28 2019
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Endearingly earnest and learned women tell stories of major and minor historical characters, often names that ring a bell but who we don't really know. Grimké sisters, abolitionists? Oh yes, now I know about their courageous, independent lives. It's bracing, this podcast.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

By SouthernBelle3 - Apr 02 2019
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One of my new favorite podcasts! The episodes are well-researched and presented. I feel like I learn a lot in such a short amount of time.
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Dead Ladies Show Podcast

Latest release on Sep 17, 2020

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Rank #1: Episode 12 - Anne Lister

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live in Berlin. This podcast is based on that series.
 Because women's history is everyone's history. In this episode, the last of DLSP Season One: Anne Lister excelled at many things traditionally thought to be within the purview of men in Regency era England, such as business, mountain climbing, and seducing scores of women, even marrying one. She left behind copious coded diaries that provide an unparalleled glimpse into her life. DLS-co-founder Katy Derbyshire, who recently translated the first in-depth biography of Anne Lister, called Gentleman Jack, tells us all about Anne’s impressive life and list of ladies. See images of Anne and get a peek in her diaries at: deadladiesshow.com/2018/08/22/podcast-12-anne-lister/ Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone. We now have a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast

Aug 23 2018

30mins

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Rank #2: Episode 04 - Dorothy Parker

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring presentations on women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live on stage in Berlin. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. In this episode, we make a toast to dead ladies, and DLS co-founder Florian Duisjens tells us about the wit and world-weariness of writer and thinker Dorothy Parker. See pictures of Dorothy and find out more at: deadladiesshow.com/2017/12/14/podcast-4-dorothy-parker Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone. We now have a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast

Dec 14 2017

36mins

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Rank #3: Episode 20 - Anna May Wong

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live in Berlin. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. In this episode, our 20th (!), Dead Ladies Show co-founder Florian Duijsens introduces us the the fabulous Anna May Wong. ANNA MAY WONG is considered the first Chinese-American Hollywood star. Born and raised in California, she began acting at 14, then left high school to go into silent movies. Soon tiring of all the interesting Asian parts going to white actors, while she played stereotyped roles – “Lotus Flower”, “Honky-Tonk Girl”, “Tiger Lily”, “Mongolian Slave”, “A Flower of the Orient”, etc. – Anna May left for Europe in 1928. Greeted as a star in Berlin, she at least got to play women who didn’t die as part of the plot. After her triumphant return to the States, Anna May Wong finally got leading Hollywood roles – but by far not all the ones she wanted, with racism continuing to affect her career and her private life. See images of Anna May, and learn more about her life and against-all-odds career here: deadladiesshow.com/2019/02/14/podcast-20-anna-may-wong/ Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone.

Feb 14 2019

30mins

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Rank #4: Episode 29 - Zora Neale Hurston

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Episode 29 presents a giant of the Harlem Renaissance: writer, anthropologist and zombie finder Zora Neale Hurston! Zora may be best known for her 1937 novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” but her love of adventure and willingness to re-write her own biography are sure to delight fans old and new. Writer and scholar Fatin Abbas tells Zora’s tale from the stage in ACUD, and Dead Ladies Show co-founder Katy Derbyshire joins podcast producer & presenter Susan Stone to put things in motion. We’ll have photos and links so you can learn more about this African American great at our website: https://deadladiesshow.com/2020/01/15/podcast-28-zora-neale-hurston Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast! **** The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live in Berlin and beyond. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone. We now have a Patreon! Please consider supporting our transcripts project and our ongoing work: www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast If you prefer to make a one-time donation, here’s the link: paypal.me/dlspodcast

Jan 15 2020

26mins

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Rank #5: Episode 03 - May Ayim

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring presentations on women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live on stage in Berlin at event space ACUD. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. In this episode, DLS co-founder Katy Derbyshire tells us about Afro-German poet, activist, and scholar May Ayim. Then spoken-word artist and author Mara Sanaga joins us for a special conversation about May's legacy. See pictures of May and find out more at: deadladiesshow.com/2017/11/22/podcast-3-may-ayim Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone. We now have a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast

Nov 22 2017

33mins

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Rank #6: Episode 07 - The Grimke Sisters

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live on stage in Berlin at ACUD. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. In this episode, Frances Thoms Provine tells the story of Sarah and Angelina Grimke, American abolitionists who blazed a path for racial justice and women's rights. We also debut our segment Woman of the Hour, which looks at a Dead Lady receiving new attention. This time, environmentalist and activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Hear a song about Angelina Grimke, see pictures, and more at: deadladiesshow.com/2018/03/28/podcast-7-the-grimke-sisters-marjory-stoneman-douglas Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone. We now have a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast

Mar 28 2018

26mins

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Rank #7: Episode 22 - Josephine Baker

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live in Berlin. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. In this episode, Dead Ladies Show co-founder Florian Duijsens takes us on a wild ride through the life of JOSEPHINE BAKER. Perhaps best known for the scandalous dances of her early career as an entertainer, US-born JOSEPHINE BAKER was also a spy, activist, and mother to a ‘rainbow tribe’ of international children. She was also the first black person anywhere to star in a major motion picture in 1927; that same year she was Europe’s highest-earning entertainer. During WWII she used her fame to gather intelligence and her sheet music to transport secret messages for the Resistance. In France, she lived in a chateau with her 12 adopted children, while in the States she was banned by the FBI right after being named the NAACP’s “Woman of the Year” for her anti-segregation articles and campaigns. All, of course, after having brought jazz and banana-garnished dancing to Europe. **LANGUAGE ADVISORY for enthusiastic swearing Check out some fabulous pictures of Josephine, and find out what books to read to learn more about this one-of-a-kind Dead Lady here: https://deadladiesshow.com/2019/04/18/podcast-22-josephine-baker/ Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast! The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone. We now have a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast

Apr 18 2019

32mins

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Rank #8: Episode 18 - Elsa Lanchester

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live in Berlin. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. In this episode: FRANKENFRAUEN! Our four-part series of historic women with connections to the iconic gothic novel Frankenstein, in celebration of its centenary in 2018. Part Four: Elsa Lanchester! DLS co-founder Florian Duijsens is back with our miniseries wild card. Elsa Lanchester may have been made famous by her role in 1935’s Bride of Frankenstein, but her bohemian life was notable in many ways. Recorded live at Bard College Berlin. See delightful pictures of Elsa and her adventures in show business in our show notes: deadladiesshow.com/2018/12/12/podcast-18-elsa-lanchester Check out the rest of our FRANKENFRAUEN series: Mary Wollstonecraft (philosopher and proto-feminist, also Mary Shelley’s mom), Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, and Ada Lovelace (pioneering mathematician and daughter of Lord Byron). Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone. We now have a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast

Dec 12 2018

31mins

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Rank #9: Episode 05 - Leonora Carrington

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live on stage in Berlin at ACUD. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. In this episode, children's book author Jessica Miller explores the fantastic world of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. See Leonora's art and find out more at: deadladiesshow.com/2018/01/25/podcast-5-leonora-carrington Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone. We now have a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast

Jan 25 2018

26mins

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Rank #10: Episode 21 - Noor Inayat Khan

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live in Berlin. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. In this episode, Dead Ladies Show co-founder Katy Derbyshire presents the surprising and inspiring tale of war hero Noor Inayat Khan. NOOR INAYAT KHAN came from a regal Indian family — her father was an acclaimed Sufi musician who helped spread the spiritual practice to the West, including to Noor’s American mother. Noor was a talented musician and writer, a true beauty, and also a brave pacifist who worked as a secret radio operator for the British in occupied Paris during World War II. She is considered Britain’s first Muslim war hero and was posthumously awarded the George Cross for her service to the Secret Operations Executive. See images of Noor Inayat Khan and find links to videos and books about her fascinating life here: https://deadladiesshow.com/2019/03/14/podcast-21-noor-inayat-khan/ Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone. We now have a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast

Mar 14 2019

27mins

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Rank #11: Episode 27 - Margaret Fountaine

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On Episode 27, we meet a Dead Lady Lepidopterist! Dead Ladies Show co-founder Florian Duijsens introduces us to Margaret Fountaine, an English explorer and naturalist who collected butterflies and loved love. Her exciting scientific life and world travels were well-known, but her romantic adventures were only revealed when Margaret’s copious diaries were read in 1978, 100 years after she first started them at age 15.

Dead Ladies Show co-founder Katy Derbyshire joins podcast producer & presenter Susan Stone to revel in Margaret’s lovely and at times heart-breaking tale, and to discuss how diaries open doors to the lives of women from the past.

Find photos of Margaret Fountaine and some lovely butterflies and more on our website: deadladiesshow.com/2019/11/14/podcast-27-margaret-fountaine

Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast!

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live in Berlin and beyond. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history.

The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone.

We now have a Patreon! Please consider supporting our transcripts project and our ongoing work: www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast

If you prefer to make a one-time donation, here’s the link: paypal.me/dlspodcast

Nov 14 2019

36mins

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Rank #12: Episode 16 - Mary Shelley

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live in Berlin. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. In this episode: FRANKENFRAUEN! Our four-part series of historic women with connections to the iconic gothic novel Frankenstein, in celebration of its centenary in 2018. Second part: Frankenstein author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. DLS co-founder Florian Duijsens tells us all about the tumultuous life of this creative woman. See images of Mary Shelley and other romantic Gothic types in our show notes: deadladiesshow.com/2018/12/12/podcast-16-mary-shelley Check out the rest of our FRANKENFRAUEN series: Mary Wollstonecraft (philosopher and proto-feminist, also Mary Shelley’s mom), Ada Lovelace (daughter of Lord Byron and pioneering computer programmer), and Elsa Lanchester (bohemian performer and character actor who knew everyone and appears as the Bride of Frankenstein in the 1935 film of the same name). Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone.

Dec 12 2018

34mins

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Rank #13: Episode 26 - Doreen Valiente & Martha Maxwell

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Episode 26 brings you spooky Dead Lady tales all the way from NYC! First, Claire Carroll introduces us to England’s Doreen Valiente, known as the mother of modern witchcraft. In the UK and beyond, she was key in the spread of modern day Wicca, now a world-wide religion. Doreen also had more than a few secrets under her cape. **SECOND TALK CONTAINS ENTHUSIASTIC SWEARING** Then, it’s time for a live lady taxidermist talking about a Dead Lady taxidermist! Divya Anantharaman of Gotham Taxidermy brings us the story of American naturalist and taxidermy pioneer Martha Maxwell. The talks were recorded live at two separate editions of NYC DLS, which is hosted and curated by Molly O’Laughlin Kemper, with support from Nicolas Kemper and Christopher Neil and Lori Schwarz, general manager of the KGB Bar's Red Room, where the event is held. Dead Ladies Show co-founder Katy Derbyshire joins podcast producer & presenter Susan Stone to chat about these spooky wonderful dames and more. Find photos of Ep 26's Dead Ladies and images of very bad taxidermy on our website: https://deadladiesshow.com/2019/10/17/podcast-26-doreen-valiente-martha-maxwell/

Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast!

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live in Berlin and beyond. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone. We now have a Patreon! Please consider supporting our transcripts project and our ongoing work: www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast If you prefer to make a one-time donation, here’s the link: paypal.me/dlspodcast

Oct 17 2019

38mins

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Rank #14: Episode 08 - Theda Bara

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live on stage in Berlin at ACUD. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. In this episode, writer Alix Berber unveils the original vamp, Theda Bara. We also debut our segment Living Legend, with a conversation about Pauline Black, Queen of British Ska, lead singer of the The Selecter, writer, fashion icon, and so much more. With music from Lorin Sklamberg and Los Sundayers. See Theda at her barest, and hear Pauline at her finest at: deadladiesshow.com/2018/04/25/podcast-8-theda-bara/ Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone. We now have a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast

Apr 25 2018

27mins

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Rank #15: Episode 19 - Constance Barnicoat & Irihapeti Ramsden

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The Dead Ladies Show is a series of entertaining and inspiring talks about women who achieved amazing things against all odds, presented live on stage, usually in Berlin. This podcast is based on that series. Because women's history is everyone's history. In this episode: we go to New Zealand! Or, more accurately, New Zealand comes to us. Featured are two talks from the first ever NZ Dead Ladies Show, recorded live during LitCrawl Wellington, produced by Pirate and Queen. Presenter Jesse Bray Sharpin, a renegade historian, tells us about Constance Barnicoat, a multilingual journalist and interpreter, intrepid mountaineer, and all-around badass. And Maraea Rakuraku, a Tūhoe and Ngāti Kahungunu playwright, poet, and more presents a personal story about how Dr Irihapeti Ramsden — a Māori nurse, writer, educator & anthropologist who campaigned for the healthcare needs and cultural recognition of indigenous peoples — impacted her life and work. Maraea provided us with a little background about Captain Cook, who she speaks about in her talk: Indigenous Māori and indeed most of the Pacific, have a conflicted relationship with British Explorer, Captain James Cook (1728-1779) credited (still) with having ‘discovered’, in 1769, populated for centuries by Polynesians – Aotearoa/New Zealand. This voyage and the two that followed, in (1772-1775) and (1776-1779) were precursors to colonisation, that would overwhelm Indigenous less than 70 years later and lead to the signing of The Declaration of Independence in 1835 followed by Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) in 1840. These agreements reinforced the sovereignty and rights of the Indigenous peoples, who at the time were the majority peoples. Introduced disease, combined with the systematic economic, social and spiritual dismantling of cultural systems had a devastating impact upon the Indigenous population, which is still felt to this day. And here’s a translation of her opening words: Through my mother, I am Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa Through my father, Maungapōhatu is my mountain Tauranga, is my river Ngāti Rere is my hapu, Tūhoe is my tribe, I am Maraea Rakuraku Greetings to you all. Also, DLS-cofounder Katy Derbyshire joins host/producer Susan Stone to explain how a Berlin show got to New Zealand, and discuss the complexities of varying viewpoints on history. FYI -- there are a few swear words. @#$%&*! See pictures of everyone involved and learn more in our show notes at deadladiesshow.com/2019/01/17/podcast-19-constance-barnicoat-and-irihapeti-ramsden/ Thanks to Andrew Laking and Claire Mabey of www.pirateandqueen.co.nz To find out more about LitCrawl Wellington go here: www.litcrawl.co.nz Follow us on social media @deadladiesshow and please share, rate, and review the show as it helps others to find our feminist women's history podcast The Dead Ladies Show was founded by Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire. The podcast is created, produced, edited, and presented by Susan Stone. We now have a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/deadladiesshowpodcast

Jan 17 2019

29mins

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