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History, Bitches!

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From Queen Isabela “the She Wolf” of France to Phillis Wheatley, America’s first black published poet, history is full of provocative and forgotten women. This podcast rethinks the legacies of these crazy dames and bad broads and celebrates the achievements of those previously overlooked or neglected.For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

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From Queen Isabela “the She Wolf” of France to Phillis Wheatley, America’s first black published poet, history is full of provocative and forgotten women. This podcast rethinks the legacies of these crazy dames and bad broads and celebrates the achievements of those previously overlooked or neglected.For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

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So fun and informative!

By BCom17 - Apr 08 2019
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This is one of my favorite podcasts! I have learned so much!

One of my favorite podcasts!

By Get RealPlease - Aug 03 2018
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Thanks for the great podcast. I’ve learned so much from listening. Please keep them coming :)

iTunes Ratings

71 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
11
9
7
12

So fun and informative!

By BCom17 - Apr 08 2019
Read more
This is one of my favorite podcasts! I have learned so much!

One of my favorite podcasts!

By Get RealPlease - Aug 03 2018
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Thanks for the great podcast. I’ve learned so much from listening. Please keep them coming :)
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History, Bitches!

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From Queen Isabela “the She Wolf” of France to Phillis Wheatley, America’s first black published poet, history is full of provocative and forgotten women. This podcast rethinks the legacies of these crazy dames and bad broads and celebrates the achievements of those previously overlooked or neglected.For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Rank #1: Episode 35: Olga & Anastasia Romanov

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This episode, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Romanov family’s execution. We’ll provide a bit of historical context before jumping into the lives of Grand Duchesses Olga and Anastasia, the women who impersonated them, and the discovery of the family’s remains.

To donate to the Innocence Project, visit: https://www.innocenceproject.org/

To donate to End the Backlog: http://www.endthebacklog.org/

To submit a hometown heroine or suggest a podcast episode topic, email brittany.podcast@gmail.com

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

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Jul 27 2018

1hr 50mins

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Rank #2: Episode 3: Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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From maverick first daughter to Washington power broker, Chelsea and the Bush twins got nothin’ on Alice Roosevelt Longworth. Tune-in to discover more about the eccentric life of Teddy Roosevelt’s favorite child.

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Apr 17 2013

23mins

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Rank #3: Episode 31: Wallis Simpson & Princess Charlotte

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To celebrate the upcoming wedding of American actress Meghan Markle to some British dude (I think he might be famous or something), this episode of History, Bitches is about the the British royal family! Tune-in to hear about Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee who ‘saved’ the monarchy from a Nazi king and Charlotte of Wales, the original People’s Princess.

To submit a hometown heroine or suggest a podcast episode topic, email brittany.podcast@gmail.com

For blog articles, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

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May 11 2018

1hr 50mins

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Rank #4: Episode 10: Twisted Sisters

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They're selective mutes, murderous housemaids, and twins possessed by “folie à deux.” Tune-in to discover what makes June and Jennifer Gibbons, Christine and Léa Papin, and Sabina and Ursula Eriksson “twisted sisters!”

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Oct 15 2013

13mins

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Rank #5: Episode 4: "The Iron Lady" Pt. 1

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Her nicknames include “Attila the Hen,” the “Grocer’s Daughter,” and the “Iron Lady”- but who was the real Margaret Thatcher? Tune-in to discover more about the unexpected rise of Britain’s first woman Prime Minister.

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

May 16 2013

24mins

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Rank #6: Episode 23: Bitches & Witches

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​Can’t wait until next Halloween for more goblins and ghouls? Then you’re in luck! This week’s episode, a co-production with the Renaissance English History Podcast, is all about witches. So, turn out the lights and grab a blanket, cause it’s about to get spooky!

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

To listen to episodes of the Renaissance English History Podcast, visit: https://www.englandcast.com/

Nov 03 2015

48mins

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Rank #7: Episode 27: Clementine Barnabet & Anne Askew

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What do America’s first documented black female serial killer and Tudor England’s last Protestant martyr have in common? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! But, listen to Brittany and Erika talk about Clementine Barnabet and Anne Askew on this week’s episode. Happy Women’s History Month, bitches!

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For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Mar 09 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #8: Episode 15: Mata Hari

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​From disenchanted, favorite child she escaped to become a hopeful, teenage bride. From business-savvy show woman and courtesan she fell to become a convicted spy. From birth to death, Mata Hari’s life was defined by transformation. Charged with aiding Germany while deceiving France, Mata Hari was executed for her supposed crimes at 41. But, was she guilty?

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Jul 14 2014

47mins

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Rank #9: Episode 11: Abe Sada Pt. 1

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​She perpetrated the crime of the century; after cutting her name into her murdered lover’s thigh, Abe Sada left her brand on Japanese history, too. Tune-in to discover how our latest subject transformed from impetuous school-girl to love-struck killer.

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Nov 13 2013

24mins

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Rank #10: Episode 19: History Bitches Gets Undressed Pt. 1

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​Centuries before the Victoria’s Secret Angels were raising eyebrows on the cat-walk, European noblewomen set fingers wagging and hearts racing with their voluminous skirts! For this week’s episode of ‘History, Bitches,’ I chat with Sarah Bendall, a Phd candidate researching women’s history through the lens of underwear. For the first in a two-part series, we discuss the farthingale.

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Check-out Sarah's blog at https://sarahabendall.wordpress.com/

Apr 03 2015

40mins

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Rank #11: Episode 8: Ada “Bricktop” Smith, “Cabaret Queen of Paris and Rome”

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​​F. Scott Fitzgerald said his real claim to fame was not penning “This Side of Paradise” or “The Great Gatsby,” but rather discovering Bricktop before Cole Porter. Tune-in to discover more about Ada “Bricktop” Smith, “Cabaret Queen of Paris and Rome.”

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Aug 19 2013

42mins

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Rank #12: Episode 22: Ghoul Girls

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This week’s episode is a co-production between History, Bitches and the Renaissance English History Podcast. So, grab a blanket and flashlight because it’s about to get spooky. Tune-in as co-host Heather and I talk about Anne Boleyn’s headless specter, the tortured spirit of Lady Jane Grey, and lots more!

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

To listen to episodes of the Renaissance English History Podcast, visit: https://www.englandcast.com/

Oct 28 2015

43mins

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Rank #13: Episode 12: Abe Sada Pt. 2

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​Some considered her living proof of the hazards of female sexuality; others esteemed her for revolting against the patriarchy. Tune in for Part II as Brittany and guest-host Farron unravel the legend and legacy of Abe Sada.

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Nov 19 2013

25mins

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Rank #14: Episode 17: Heroines on the High Seas

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During the 19th century, a handful of extraordinary British women disguised themselves as men and sailed the high seas. Whether driven by financial desperation or seeking a distant lover, these ‘female tars’ endured countless hardships and the constant danger of having their true gender exposed.

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Feb 23 2015

22mins

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Rank #15: Episode 30: Dr. Mary Walker & La Malinche

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This week’s episode covers Dr. Mary Walker, certified badass and the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor, and the controversial figure of La Malinche, a captive/conspirator in the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Don’t forget to send in your hometown heroines, bitches!

To submit a hometown heroine or suggest a podcast episode topic, email brittany.podcast@gmail.com

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

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May 01 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #16: Episode 18: Daughters of the Empire-Settler Women in ​South Africa

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During the year 1820, roughly 5,000 Britons descended on what is today South Africa to seize land and spread their ‘civilizing’ influence to the Xhosa natives. Among these early settlers were numerous daughters, mothers, and wives. What function did these oft-overlooked women play in the British colonizing scheme?

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Mar 16 2015

22mins

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Rank #17: Episode 21: Theodosia Burr (Mini-cast)

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The Encyclopedia of Women in American History described her ‘one of the best educated women of her generation,’ while America’s 3rd Vice President regarded her as his most trusted confidante. The daughter of (in)famous Founding Father Aaron Burr, Theodosia’s life was characterized by public scandals and private tragedies including her own mysterious disappearance at age 29. Tune-in to this week’s Halloween-inspired episode to learn more!

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Aug 28 2015

10mins

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Rank #18: Episode 9: Lavinia Fisher (Mini-cast​​)

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Was Charleston’s Lavinia Fisher America’s first woman serial killer? Tune-in to hear the grisly legend and discover the shocking truth.

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Oct 04 2013

7mins

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Rank #19: Episode 34: Ethel Rosenberg & Carrie Buck

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This was meant to be a 4th of July episode, but...well...you’ll get it. Join us as we examine the tragic lives of accused spy Ethel Rosenberg and Carrie Buck, a victim of America’s early eugenics movement.

To donate to the Innocence Project, visit: https://www.innocenceproject.org/

To donate to End the Backlog: http://www.endthebacklog.org/

To submit a hometown heroine or suggest a podcast episode topic, email brittany.podcast@gmail.com

For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

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Jul 09 2018

1hr 31mins

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Rank #20: Episode 25: We're Back Bitches!

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We’re back, bitches! After a year-long+ hiatus, 'History Bitches' is happy to return with a new co-host, Erika. In this episode, we discuss the famous/historical ladies who first ignited our interest in women’s history.

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For blog articles and the complete podcast archive, visit: http://historybitchespodcast.com

Feb 11 2018

1hr 20mins

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