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The History Chicks

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

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

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Phillis Wheatley

Feb 11, 2019 01:27:03

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Born in Africa and transported as a slave to America, this Revolutionary War era poet became the darling of London and charmed notable figures of American history along the way.

Elizabeth Bathory

Jan 27, 2019 01:22:06

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One of the world's most prolific serial killers... basically lives up to the hype. 

The only thing we can clear her of is her gruesome bathing practices!

Harriet Tubman

Jan 6, 2019 01:45:19

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Most grade school kids will tell you that Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave and conductor on the Underground Railroad which is a great start--but she was so much more! A nurse, a spy, a military leader, a public speaker, a humanitarian, a wife and mother who did everything in her power to keep her family together...and she did it all with a traumatic brain injury.

Episode 116: Barbie

Dec 15, 2018 5794

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Barbie has inspired generations of children in her 59 years, always representing the historically novel idea that women have choices in their lives. She's both an icon and a record of just how far we've come. 

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Episode 115: Belle Starr and Calamity Jane

Nov 27, 2018 5059

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"Belle Starr" and "Calamity Jane" aren't even their given names!  We separate fact from fabrication in our coverage of these famous women of the Wild West. 

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Episode 114: Anne Frank

Nov 9, 2018 8231

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Even though her life was a short one, Anne Frank's account of her turbulent times has provided inspiration for millions of people all over the world. 

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Episode 113 - Jane Addams, Part Two

Oct 13, 2018 4603

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Jane's life of far-reaching social service and her work for peace didn't prevent her from being called "America's most dangerous woman."










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Episode 112: Jane Addams Part One

Sep 23, 2018 4664

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Later known as "The Mother of Social Work", Jane Addams took a circuitous route to find her life's calling. 

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Episode 111: Clara Barton Revisited and Refreshed

Sep 2, 2018 4079

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The life of Clara Barton was so full of humanitarian accomplishments it's worthy of another, refreshed, look.

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Episode 110: Georgia O'Keeffe

Aug 11, 2018 8614

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Georgia O'Keeffe is known as the mother of Modernism; she created a vast body of work, always finding a novel way to express what he wanted to say through her art.

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Episode 109: Grace O'Malley

Jul 22, 2018 5418

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Grainne Ui Mhaille (Grace O'Malley) was a terror of the open seas; living her life on her own terms during a turbulent time in her country. She defied society and carved out a niche for herself, but it was her meeting with Queen Elizabeth in 1593 that cemented her place in history.

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Episode 108: The Statue of Liberty

Jul 1, 2018 6783

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The life of an American icon from her birth at a French dinner table to her place in the hearts of people all over the world. 

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Episode 107 : Mary Pickford

Jun 11, 2018 8704

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Mary Pickford was so much more than an adorable head of hair. She was a hard-headed businesswoman who broke new ground in a brand new industry - the movies.

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Episode 106: Beatrix Potter Revisited and Refreshed

May 19, 2018 6255

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We take a look back at one of our most delightful subjects with a remastered classic episode.

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Episode 105 : Dowager Empress Cixi of China

Apr 29, 2018 7220

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The story of a Chinese concubine who rose to power from behind a curtain of yellow silk. 

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Episode 104 : Louisa May Alcott

Apr 9, 2018 7575

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Louisa May Alcott fictionalized (and sanitized) her childhood reality in her novel Little Women; she left out life in a commune, starvation, 19th century action thriller stories, and becoming the family breadwinner at a young age.

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Episode 103: Ada Lovelace

Mar 17, 2018 6111

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Ada Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer long before computers existed!

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Episode 102 : Jackie Kennedy Onassis : Part Two

Feb 24, 2018 6293

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Jackie's life was far from over after her husband's assassination; in some ways, it had only just begun. 

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Episode 101: Jackie Kennedy Onassis Part One

Feb 7, 2018 6434

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Jackie Kennedy changed the cultural outlook of the United States during her brief role as First Lady. 

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Episode 100 : A Celebration

Jan 14, 2018 3564

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We're celebrating our 100th full-length episode and our 7th year by taking a trip back to visit some women and moments that we will never forget.

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Episode 99: Pocahontas

Dec 24, 2017 4443

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Pocahontas did save lives... just not the way (or the one) that you've been taught.

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Mrs. Claus - A Short History of an Undersung Hero

Dec 12, 2017 744

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Once upon a time, Santa was a bachelor. But over the years, the folklore grew to include his wife, a beloved character of modern Christmas.

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Episode 98: Coco Chanel

Dec 6, 2017 6464

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Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel not only reinvented women's clothing and accessories, she reinvented herself, too.

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Episode 97: Queen Lili'uokalani

Nov 12, 2017 6277

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 She was the first Queen to rule and the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, but Queen Lili'uokalani's story is the story of Hawaii. 

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Episode 96: Sojourner Truth

Oct 22, 2017 7701

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She was a slave, a freewoman, a preacher, a speaker, an abolitionist and a women's rights advocate in the Civil War era United States. Like a lot of women's history, Sojourner's truth may have been edited in history, but we can help to set it right. 

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Episode 95: Hypatia of Alexandria

Oct 1, 2017 4088

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Hypatia was a mathematician, philosopher and astronomer who transcended gender barriers in the waning years of the Roman Empire.

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Episode 94: Wallis Simpson Part Two

Sep 10, 2017 6749

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Wallis Simpson's husband abdicated the throne to marry her, but how did her happily ever after work out?

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Episode 93: Wallis Simpson, Part One

Aug 21, 2017 5451

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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. 

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Episode 92: Annie Oakley

Jul 30, 2017 4454

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Episode 91: Emily Post

Jul 9, 2017 6213

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Emily Post? All she did was write a book about etiquette? Ahhh, no. She did more, a lot more.

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Anne with an "E" Recap: Episode 7

Jul 2, 2017 5492

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"Wherever you are is my home." We recap the last episode of Season One of this series

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Anne with an "E" Recap: Episode 6

Jun 23, 2017 5660

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"Remorse is the Poison of Life" Sounds cheery, right?  We were crying because of snowflakes and hair ribbons.

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Anne with an "E" Recap: Episode 5

Jun 19, 2017 6066

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Episode 90: Q&A, 2017

Jun 18, 2017 6555

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Our third not-quite-annual question and answer episode

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Anne with an "E" Recap: Episode 4

Jun 10, 2017 5685

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An Inward Treasure Born--Anne and Marilla are both challenged to identify their roles as women and Anne does a brave job no man stepped up to do.

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Anne with an "E" Recap: Episode 3

Jun 2, 2017 4666

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Life is harder than any orphan or parent imagines...even meeting your future husband isn't as romantical as you would expect, it's all part of life's transitions.

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Episode 89: Marie Laveau

May 28, 2017 5063

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How much of the New Orleans Voodoo Queen's legend is myth? (Hint: A lot)

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Anne with an E Recap: Episode 2

May 20, 2017 5254

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We recap the episode of Anne with an "E" that best displays the scriptwriter's scope of imagination--book loyalists be warned. We argue about radishes, recipes, and the voices in Anne's head. 

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Anne with an E Recap : Episode 1

May 12, 2017 6976

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Our first recap of the new Anne of Green Gables adaptation, the Netflix show "Anne with an E"

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Episode 88: Lucy Maud Montgomery

May 7, 2017 7048

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Episode 87: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Part Two

Apr 16, 2017 5663

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We left Eleanor right after her divorce from her first husband and mysteriously married to her second in just a few weeks time. We cover how that happened and all the other twists and turns in the very long life of this 12th century Queen.













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Episode 86: Eleanor of Aquitaine Part One

Mar 26, 2017 4693

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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!

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Episode 85: Artemisia Gentileschi

Mar 5, 2017 5444

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Being known as one of the greatest Baroque painters wasn't easy, but overcoming life obstacles that should have held her down only made her accomplishments that much greater.

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Episode 84: Ida B. Wells

Feb 12, 2017 4354

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Episode 83: Lucille Ball Part Two

Jan 29, 2017 5406

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Lucille's life after the premier of I Love Lucy was nothing anyone could have predicted.

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This is not Lucille Ball, Part Two

Jan 22, 2017 219

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Episode 82: Lucille Ball, Part One

Jan 1, 2017 4745

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Lucille Ball had a long climb up (and down) before she made history when I love Lucy debuted in 1951, and we cover those struggles and successes in this episode. 

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Episode 81: Mulan

Dec 11, 2016 5679

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Mulan's story of her days as a Chinese warrior had simple beginnings and a whole lot of lasting power! 

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Episode 80: Queen Nzinga

Nov 23, 2016 3429

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The story of this powerful, 17th century African ruler was far from an ordinary Princess to Queen tale 

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Episode 79: Lizzie Borden, Revisited

Oct 30, 2016 3784

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Is there a better time to revisit our favorite Victorian More-Than-Likely Murderess, Lizzie Borden, than right now? We think not.

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Episode 78- Shirley Chisholm

Oct 27, 2016 2631

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We wrap up our short series of "women who ran for the US Presidency before Hillary Clinton" with Shirley Chisholm!

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Episode 77 - Belva Lockwood

Oct 23, 2016 1691

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We continue our series of female Presidential candidates with Belva Lockwood, the woman who many regard as the first “legitimate” female nominee for the office., with groundbreaking campaigns in 1884 and 1888.

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Episode 76: Victoria Woodhull

Oct 9, 2016 7405

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Victoria Woodhull crafted a life for herself from pretty raw materials. She traveled from an abusive childhood to a very aristocratic end...  and in the middle, was the first woman to run for the American Presidency. In 1872.  She was a woman ahead of her time.

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Episode 75: Marie Curie Part Two

Sep 18, 2016 5386

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The second half of Marie's life was spent without Pierre but focused on a mission to apply science to help all humanity even while non-science drama swirled about her.

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Episode 74: Marie Curie Part One

Aug 28, 2016 5165

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A lot of people only know Marie Curie as a woman who won a Nobel prize (or two...spoilers) but that's just a small part of the life of this physicist, wife and mother.

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Episode 73: Agrippina the Younger

Aug 7, 2016 5585

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Agrippina the Younger lived a dramatic and dangerous life as the sister of an emperor, the wife and niece of another, and mother of a third in ancient Rome.

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Episode 72 - Elizabeth Keckly

Jul 17, 2016 4943

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When we were researching Mary Lincoln we both admired her friend, Elizabeth Keckly, so much that we knew that had to talk about her. She was born a slave, eventually bought her freedom and built a very successful business (twice) all before she, too, realized her own White House dream. Yes indeed- Lizzie needs her time in the spotlight.

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Episode 71 - The Schuyler Sisters - a conversation with author Amanda Vaill

Jun 26, 2016 4286

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Since the musical Hamilton opened on Broadway we've been getting a lot of requests to cover the Schuyler sisters, Angelica, Eliza and Peggy. (You sang that, right?) But we couldn't make it work because there wasn't enough material available to us to fill a whole show in the way we would want to...so we met someone who could:.

Author Amanda Vaill.

Amanda has written several award winning biographies, scripts, articles and...be still our hearts...has been contracted to write a biography on the two most famous Schuyler sisters, Angelica and Eliza. She's begun her research and graciously agreed to talk with us and dish Schuyler. We talk about the three sisters, the family that they came from, the families that they created, the rumors that surrounded them...basically who lived, who died and with Amanda's help, we get to tell their story.



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Episode 70 - Mary Todd Lincoln (Part Two)

Jun 12, 2016 4984

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In our last episode we talked about Mary's childhood, education and life as the wife of Abraham Lincoln. She was described as, "amiable, accomplished, gracious and a sparkling talker," by members of the Republican Party before she got to Washington...so what happened afterward that left her without this glowing impression?

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Episode 69 - Mary Todd Lincoln (Part One)

Jun 5, 2016 4115

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Mary Todd Lincoln's life can't be defined by who she married and her husband's legacy--she was a lot more than simply a southern born wife of a president. Actually, she wasn't simple at all.

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Episode 68 - Madam CJ Walker

May 14, 2016 4242

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When Madam C.J. Walker solved one of her own personal problems, she also created an opportunity to leave behind a life as a laundress for one as a successful businesswoman, philanthropist and civil rights activists and she was able to take thousands of women with her. Alaia Williams from the 18 to 49 Podcast graciously fills in as guest co-host with Beckett to talk about the life of this trailblazing role model who began to change her fate by changing the condition of her hair.

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Episode 67 - Q and A

Apr 30, 2016 3402

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What would you serve Dorothy Parker for dinner? What are your favorite things from pop culture? When will you cover the Schuyler Sisters? Listeners' burning questions, answered.

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Episode 66 - Zelda Fitzgerald

Apr 23, 2016 6855

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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.

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Episode 65 - "Miss Potter" Moviecast

Apr 2, 2016 6063

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We cannot get enough Beatrix Potter! Here is our coverage of the 2006 movie "Miss Potter," starring Renee Zellweger in the title role. 

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Episode 64 : Beatrix Potter

Mar 27, 2016 6345

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Though she's chiefly known for her charming illustrations, Beatrix Potter was more than an artist and author; she was a scientist, conservationist, and a philanthropist who used her talent to better the world. 

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Episode 63: Catherine The Great Part 2

Mar 5, 2016 6376

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When we last left the Grand Duchess Catherine, she was feeling alone, unloved and unnecessary. She had just given birth and the child, Paul, heir to the Russian Empire, was ripped from her arms to be raised by Empress Elizabeth. Not cool, Elizabeth, not cool at all.  

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Episode 62: A Conversation With Carol Wallace

Feb 6, 2016 1613

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Life. It's funny, you know? Like the time both of us were sick for so long that we couldn't record Catherine the Great Part 2 for this week's show but, instead, have this conversation between Beckett and Carol Wallace? Funny in a "well, that's a little different" way. In 2010 one of us- Beckett- wanted to hear a podcast like her favorite book of all time, To Marry an English Lord, by Gail MacColl and Carol Wallace, but couldn't find one. So we made one. In 2014 we had drinks with Carol Wallace. In 2015 this conversation was recorded and lived in a computer until now.

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Episode 61 - Catherine the Great

Jan 23, 2016 4378

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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, part 1 of 2, we take our innocent German princess from obscurity onto the world stage. 

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Mrs. Santa Minicast

Dec 25, 2015 827

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Once upon a time there was a busy, yet highly compassionate and generous bachelor. He became known the world over, but lacked something in his life: a wife. Mrs. Claus often takes a back seat to her more famous husband, Santa, but it's time her history was told.

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Episode 60 - Four Inventors

Dec 13, 2015 2980

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Lillian Gilbreth inspired us. After talking about her life and accomplishments, we thought it was high time to introduce you to four more problem-solving women whose inventions we use every day: Josephine Cochrane, Melitta Bentz, Mary Phelps Jacobs and Hedy Lamarr.

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Episode 59 - Lillian Moller Gilbreth

Nov 29, 2015 5874

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Lillian Gilbreth should be remembered for any of her life accomplishments: psychologist, industrial engineer, author, inventor, and pioneer in the field of industrial psychology. From her collection of degrees to her equal partnership marriage to her work with Presidents and to the trailblazing example she set for us modern mothers...she should be remembered for a lot more than simply, "the mother on Cheaper by the Dozen". Let's do something about that.

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Episode 58 - Mary Queen of Scots

Nov 13, 2015 5764

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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?

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Episode 57: Q & A and Random Bits Show

Oct 6, 2015 4921

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Heeeeere’s your seven word summary: We asked, you responded and we answer. For the first time in the five years that we have been doing this show we sat down with a couple of glasses of wine to deviate from our normal format and answer some of your questions. We had asked for them and you […] The post Episode 57: Q & A and Random Bits Show appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Episode 56: Dorothy Parker, Part Two

Aug 30, 2015 3885

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  When we left Dorothy Parker in Part One she was hanging on tenuously at best. Her marriage to Eddie Parker was over, her relationship with George MacArthur was over and the fall-out somewhat stabilized and her suicide attempt was unsuccessful. Professionally she was cobbling together a career as a freelance writer but powered by […] The post Episode 56: Dorothy Parker, Part Two appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Episode 55: Dorothy Parker, Part One

Aug 9, 2015 3589

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She gave us fabulous quotes like, “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses” and “Brevity is the soul of lingerie,” but Dorothy Parker’s life wasn’t all wit and snark. Behind those flip one liners there was a very complex woman who lead a full life far beyond the banter of the Algonquin Round […] The post Episode 55: Dorothy Parker, Part One appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Episode 54: Marie Antoinette Reboot, Part Two

Jul 9, 2015 3185

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In Part One we talked about Marie Antoinette’s childhood, the speedy preparations for marriage and her early years in France. In this episode, the conclusion of our revisit, we get to the rest of her story as she travels from well-liked to queen to the (dramatic pause) guillotine.   Husband, Louis XVI, while fumbly in […] The post Episode 54: Marie Antoinette Reboot, Part Two appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Episode 53: Marie Antoinette Reboot, Part One

Jun 12, 2015 3393

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**Giveaway details at bottom of post!** Once upon a time there were two podcasters who began their women’s history show with an episode about Marie Antoinette. Four and a half years later they revisited her life simply because they felt there was more to say about this woman who has been long misquoted and misunderstood. […] The post Episode 53: Marie Antoinette Reboot, Part One appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Episode 52: Lydia Pinkham

Apr 11, 2015 3541

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Women who need to be remembered often have Lemon to Lemonade lives and Lydia Pinkham is no exception. The going got tough and she turned some herbs (and a wee bit of alcohol)  into not only an empire but a leaping advance in women’s health and education.   Lydia Estes was born in Lynn, Massachusetts […] The post Episode 52: Lydia Pinkham appeared first on The History Chicks.

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A quick status update!

Feb 21, 2015 228

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Hello everyone! I’m sure you’ve been wondering where we’ve been… The library, yes, and assorted bookstores, but not, unfortunately, at the big table that seats 14 at The House of Wood, recording anything. For you see, Susan has lost her voice. She has a paralyzed vocal cord, in fact, so she DOES have a voice, […] The post A quick status update! appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Minicast: Mrs. Claus

Dec 23, 2014 827

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Once upon a time there was a busy, yet highly compassionate and generous bachelor. He became known the world over, but lacked something in his life: a wife. Mrs. Claus often takes a back seat to her more famous husband, Santa, but it’s time her history was told. Santa began as Saint Nicholas – a […] The post Minicast: Mrs. Claus appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Episode 51: Joan of Arc

Nov 21, 2014 4994

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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. For most of it she was an ordinary girl in an ordinary small town, until she allowed extraordinary visions […] The post Episode 51: Joan of Arc appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Episode 50: Hattie McDaniel

Oct 21, 2014 2154

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You know that old story of the “overnight success?” A band you’ve never heard of bursts onto the scene and takes the world by storm. Often you find that they have twenty years of hard work and paying their dues before finally achieving their goal. The same is true of Hattie McDaniel. Born to former […] The post Episode 50: Hattie McDaniel appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Episode 49: The Women of Gone With The Wind

Sep 30, 2014 5478

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Once a season we obsess over a subject for our Fictional Episode and this time we let ourselves be carried away with Gone With The Wind. The epic book and movie is only part of the story of a free-spirited, rebellious, creative and unconventional Southern woman and the novel that she wrote of  Southern life […] The post Episode 49: The Women of Gone With The Wind appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Encore: The Wizard of OZ

Aug 13, 2014 4589

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Episode 48: Agatha Christie

Jul 15, 2014 4388

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**CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE** Agatha Christie once said that she wanted to be remembered as, “a good writer of detective and thriller stories.” We say she needs to be remembered for a whole lot more: daughter, wife, mother, pharmacist, playwright and adventurer only begin the list. Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born on […] The post Episode 48: Agatha Christie appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Minicast: Sybil Ludington

Jul 4, 2014 647

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We all know the story of Paul Revere, but here is the lesser-known story of one teenage girl whose similar act of bravery changed the course of American history.     For some basic information about the Revolutionary War, check out Historyforkids.org. Liberty’s Kids, Sybil Ludington video on YouTube   PODCAST AUDIO – “Sybil Ludington” The post Minicast: Sybil Ludington appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Episode 47: Carry ( Carrie ) Nation

May 25, 2014 4964

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“The Music Show” #2

Apr 24, 2014 3974

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Episode 46 : Cleopatra

Apr 8, 2014 3809

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Episode 45: Hatshepsut

Mar 22, 2014 2862

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Elizabethan Life (minicast)

Feb 25, 2014 2009

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Episode 44: Queen Elizabeth I, Part 2

Feb 11, 2014 3902

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Episode 43: Elizabeth I, Part One

Dec 21, 2013 3096

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News!

Nov 2, 2013 292

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Episode 42: Frida Kahlo

Sep 10, 2013 5020

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Episode 41: Bessie Coleman

Aug 10, 2013 2752

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Episode 40 – Tudor Grandmothers (rebroadcast)

Jul 30, 2013 2787

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Episode 39 – Amelia Earhart

Jul 11, 2013 5062

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Bookcast – Jane Austen Book Club #3

Jun 19, 2013 1979

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Bookcast – Jane Austen Book Club #2

May 20, 2013 2150

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Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #1

May 9, 2013 2446

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Episode 38: Jane Austen

Apr 16, 2013 4972

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Minicast: The Women of Oz

Mar 23, 2013 1504

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Episode 37: The Wizard of Oz

Mar 9, 2013 4535

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BONUS MATERIAL: The Declaration of Sentiments (1848)

Feb 14, 2013 515

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Episode 36: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Feb 14, 2013 4564

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Episode 35: Josephine Baker (Part 2)

Jan 22, 2013 3529

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Episode 34 : Josephine Baker (part 1)

Jan 14, 2013 3807

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Season 4 Introduction

Dec 10, 2012 372

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Episode 33 : The Romanovs (Part 2)

Nov 30, 2012 4178

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Episode 32 – The Romanovs (Part 1)

Nov 12, 2012 3486

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Episode 31 – Lady Jane Grey

Oct 1, 2012 2240

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Episode 30: Queen Mary I

Sep 17, 2012 5389

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Episode 29 : Julia Child

Aug 13, 2012 5984

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Minicast: Beckett and Susan’s Adventures in Wonderland and What They Found There

Jul 20, 2012 2969

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Episode 28 – Alice in Wonderland

Jun 29, 2012 3579

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Episode 27 – Clara Bow

Jun 11, 2012 4987

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Episode 26 – Rosa Parks

May 27, 2012 2816

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Shownotes Episode 25: Ida B. Wells-Barnett

May 12, 2012 4263

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Ida B. Wells- born a slave, educated in a post-Civil War south and left to care for her family at an early age. She grew to become a teacher, a writer, a crusader, a suffragist, a wife and mother. A woman of  strength and character who dared to speak up and challenge those who desired […] The post Shownotes Episode 25: Ida B. Wells-Barnett appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Episode 24 – Last Four Wives of Henry VIII

Apr 28, 2012 4057

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Minicast: Titanic Field Trip

Apr 15, 2012 2146

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Episode 23 – Margaret “Molly” Brown

Apr 7, 2012 4208

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Minicast – Anne Boleyn

Apr 1, 2012 1976

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Episode 22 : Katherine of Aragon

Mar 17, 2012 3723

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Episode 21 – Tudor Grandmothers

Mar 2, 2012 2747

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Minicast – Teeny Tiny Tudor Tutorial

Feb 22, 2012 1178

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Season 3 Introduction

Feb 13, 2012 634

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The Music Show

Jan 27, 2012 2602

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Minicast – Sophie Blanchard

Jan 21, 2012 1090

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Episode 20 – Nellie Bly

Jan 14, 2012 3713

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Minicast – Annie Chambers

Jan 5, 2012 1038

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Episode 19 – Madame de Pompadour

Dec 21, 2011 3948

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Episode 18: Ella Fitzgerald

Dec 6, 2011 4064

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Episode 17 – The Duchess of Devonshire

Nov 18, 2011 5466

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Minicast – Mary Shelley

Nov 6, 2011 1240

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Episode 16 – Mary Wollstonecraft

Oct 23, 2011 4171

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Minicast – Betty Crocker

Oct 13, 2011 758

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Episode 15 – 1950′s Housewives

Oct 8, 2011 4612

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Episode 14 – Clara Barton

Sep 22, 2011 4210

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Episode 13 – Princess Charlotte

Sep 8, 2011 3049

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Episode 12 – Queen Victoria, Part 2

Sep 1, 2011 3447

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Episode 11: Queen Victoria, Part One

Aug 22, 2011 3715

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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! This woman was so influential that  she had an entire AGE of improvements, fashion, behavior […] The post Episode 11: Queen Victoria, Part One appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Season 2 Introduction

Aug 21, 2011 480

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Postcard – Beckett and the Day of Museums

Aug 9, 2011 803

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Audio Postcard #1 – Susan and the Painted Ladies

Aug 4, 2011 562

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Season 1 Wrap-Up and FAQ Minicast

Jul 19, 2011 2120

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Episode 10 – Jennie Jerome Churchill

Jul 1, 2011 2724

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Gilded Age Servants – Shownotes

Jun 12, 2011 1449

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Not everyone in the Gilded Age had a wardrobe of Worth dresses and the luxury of boredom; an army of servants were required behind the scenes to ensure the Dollar Princesses’ success. The heiresses met this strict British hierarchy with varying degrees of competence. Consuelo Vanderbilt, who was once described as “barely allowed to move […] The post Gilded Age Servants – Shownotes appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Shownotes – Episode 9: Gilded Age Heiresses

Jun 3, 2011 3686

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Call them whatever you want; Gilded Age Heiresses, Dollar Princesses, Buccaneers– they all point to the same type of woman. Spanning about a twenty year time period wealthy American ladies of marrying age headed across the pond to snag the ultimate in opulent accessories: a noble title. In this episode, the third part of our Gilded Age series, we […] The post Shownotes – Episode 9: Gilded Age Heiresses appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Age of Innocence “Moviecast”

May 23, 2011 2736

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Shownotes – Episode 8 “The Mrs. Astor”

May 10, 2011 3881

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Caroline, who was  often called Lina, was born in  September 22, 1830 to a very prominent wealthy family. She was the youngest of 10 children, and very much the family pet. Her father Abraham was not only well thought of in New York business, but he and his wife, Helen White Schermerhorn, were established  in high society when […] The post Shownotes – Episode 8 “The Mrs. Astor” appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Annie Sullivan Macy Minicast (audio)

Apr 28, 2011 2318

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Episode 7 – Helen Keller (audio)

Apr 21, 2011 4799

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Shownotes Episode 6: Lizzie Borden

Apr 7, 2011 3813

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Upper middle class Victorian New England: Polite conversations, genteel ladies, dapper gentlemen, beautiful architecture, and a 32 year old spinster taking a hatchet to her parents. Or did she? The woman that we discuss in this episode was propelled into the center of a media frenzy and controversy solely based on the events of one […] The post Shownotes Episode 6: Lizzie Borden appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Episode 5 – Dolley Madison (Audio)

Mar 24, 2011 2490

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Abigail Adams Feminism Minicast (audio)

Mar 17, 2011 873

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Episode 4 – Abigail Adams (audio)

Mar 9, 2011 4204

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Red Riding Hood Minicast (audio)

Feb 28, 2011 933

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Episode 3: Cinderella

Feb 22, 2011 3167

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Once upon a time, in ancient Egypt, a princess was born. But before her happily ever after, she had to live a challenging life of servitude, duty, and a deep belief in her own character. The long life of the woman that we discuss in this episode not only crosses cultural, territorial and social lines […] The post Episode 3: Cinderella appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Little House Minicast (Audio)

Feb 16, 2011 1869

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Episode 2 – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Feb 8, 2011 4044

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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 not all about fiddle playing […] The post Episode 2 – Laura Ingalls Wilder appeared first on The History Chicks.

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Episode 1 – Marie Antoinette (Audio)

Jan 31, 2011 4116

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Introduction to The History Chicks (Audio)

Jan 21, 2011 305

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