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

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

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By Palmtree422 - Oct 12 2019
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I love this podcast so much. They are so fun to listen to. I have learned so much about so many great women.

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By Emplear - Oct 02 2019
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I listen to many history podcasts and this is one of my favorite

iTunes Ratings

3978 Ratings
Average Ratings
3295
393
127
85
78

Love!

By Palmtree422 - Oct 12 2019
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I love this podcast so much. They are so fun to listen to. I have learned so much about so many great women.

Good job

By Emplear - Oct 02 2019
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I listen to many history podcasts and this is one of my favorite

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

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: 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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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: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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

2hr

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #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: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: 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 #19: 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 #20: 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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