She the People
By She the People Podcast
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
She the People is a weekly podcast hosted by Heather Linder and Billy Puckett, recognizing some of the most influential women in history that you should have learned about in school
||CleanEpisode 36: Olive Wetzel Dennis||Railway companies made up yet another industry that excluded women from their ranks, but when Olive Wetzel Dennis became a civil engineer she wouldn't take no for an answer. The first female engineer for a major rail company, her decades long career...||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: Rosalind Franklin||In an era where women were rarely given the opportunity to make an impact in science and math, Rosalind Franklin stood out among some of the most influential scientists of the era. After decades of being nearly anonymous due to her work being taken...||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: Marjory Stoneman Douglas||Marjory Stoneman Douglas's name has been thrust into the spotlight again recently due to the latest mass school shooting that took place last month, so we decided to learn more about that school's namesake. Listen to this week's episode to hear about...||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: Pauli Murray||Why haven't you heard of Pauli Murray? This accomplished lawyer, educator, and civil rights activist is one of America's most influential individuals of the 20th century, but her gender and sexuality likely kept her out of our textbooks. Learn more...||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Mary McLeod Bethune||As the only formally educated person in her family, Mary McLeod Bethune realized how important access to education was. She became a successful educator, civil rights activist, philanthropist and businesswoman, all while serving as an adviser to four...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: Catherine Bauer Wurster||In the wake of America's Great Depression, Catherine Bauer Wurster published a book that forever changed how the United States approached public housing. An adviser to five sitting presidents, this "Houser" put a spotlight on the lack of quality...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: Nellie McClung||Already a well-known, best selling author throughout Canada, Nellie McClung also had the goal of making sure women were treated as equals. Through an active role in government, and joining four other women to form the Famous Five, she was able to...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Alice Peurala||For decades, the steel industry was one of the most important in all of the United States, but despite the existence of unions, workers of all genders and races were treated unfairly. That's where Alice Peurala stepped in and became one of the most...||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Hattie Wyatt Caraway||Prior to the 1930s, women had only served in the United States Senate as a sign of respect to the widowed wives of senators until a special election could be held. Then Hattie Wyatt Caraway came along and decided to "try out my own theory of a woman...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Madam C.J. Walker||Widowed at age 20, Sarah Breedlove was driven to do whatever she could for work to put her child through school. This drive lead to her developing a hair care empire that trained and employed tens of thousands of black women throughout North America....||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Eleanor Holmes Norton||Before becoming a 14-term (and still going!) delegate representing Washington, D.C. in Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton spent years kicking ass as a lawyer. She fought for housing rights, employment rights, and helped define sexual harassment as...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Nadia Boulanger||Have you listened to any music over the last 60 years? Well, chances are that music was somehow influenced by Nadia Boulanger, the most prolific music teacher of the 20th Century. From Igor Stravinsky to Quincy Jones, her lessons impacted nearly every..||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Anna May Wong||As a minority, Anna May Wong had an immediate disadvantage in the white-washed world of 1920s Hollywood. However, her drive and her talent not only made her a force on the screen, but also on the stage and in fashion. Learn about the life of the first..||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Emma Goldman||A passionate anarchist who was repeated silenced by the U.S. government, Emma Goldman may be the most controversial person we have featured, but there's no denying the positive impacts she had on feminism and the push for accessible birth control....||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Edna Ferber||Growing up as a part of a working-class Jewish family, Edna Ferber took her experiences from the often anti-Semitic Midwest and turned them into some of the most relatable, and best-selling stories of the 20th Century. Learn about the fascinating life..||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Cathleen Morawetz||In this week's listener recommended episode, the work of Cathleen Morawetz make Heather and Billy realize just how little they understand about math, and just how much of an impact Cathleen's work had in a variety of areas. Tune in to learn about the...||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Suzanne Lenglen||One of the most famous tennis courts in the world is Centre Court at Wimbledon, and it was built because of the overwhelming demand to see the sport's biggest star in the world: Suzanne Lenglen. In this She the People, we talk about the Parisian...||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Nancy Wake||James Bond has nothing on Nancy Wake. This millionaire-turned-WWII spy took out so many Germans that the Nazi government's Gestapo, who named her the White Mouse, made her their most wanted person. We're excited to talk more about the most decorated...||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Big Mama Thornton||Few people have been as influential and as under appreciated to blues and rock 'n roll music as Big Mama Thornton. Her powerful voice and raw performances influenced artists for decades and her songs went on to be some of the most recognizable in...||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Mae Jemison||Growing up, Mae Jemison always just assumed she would go to space one day. After all, the United States had just put people on the moon, so wouldn't everyone go eventually? She may not have guessed right about that, but she did end up in space, as the..||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Katharine Graham||Katharine Graham was able to make an opportunity out of tragedy when she became the publisher of the Washington Post after the death of her husband. The Post soon became known as one of the premier newspapers in the world and under her guidance,...||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Gwendolyn Brooks||During the Civil Rights Movement, there were several forms of protest used. Gwendolyn Brooks chose to use the form that she knew best: poetry. Learn about Brooks, the future academic, Pulitzer Prize winning poet raised on the south side of Chicago in...||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Elizabeth Blackwell||Elizabeth Blackwell was originally admitted into medical school as a joke, but the joke was on them, as she soon became the first woman doctor in the United States with successful practices on two continents. Presented by: Camelia Bakes...||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Alice Paul||Alice Paul doesn't get the same amount of recognition as Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but it sure isn't because she didn't work as hard. From hunger strikes to organizing some of the original women's marches, she is one of the most...||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Babe Didrikson||We're entering the wide world of sports in this episode to talk about one of the most dominant athletes of all-time. Babe Didrikson won a team track competition by herself, is a three-time Olympic medalist and had the most dominant run of any...||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Geraldine Ferraro||Some of you may recognize the name Geraldine Ferraro as being the first woman on a major party's presidential ticket, thanks to the rise of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, but how much do you really know about her past and what lead her to become the..||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Bessie Coleman||Before Amelia Earhart even learned to fly, Bessie Coleman was drawing crowds of thousands around the U.S., overcoming obstacles of racism and sexism to become the first African-American to hold a pilot's license. Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy...||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Mary Ann Bickerdyke||Our ninth episode features our second listener recommendation thanks to the Galesburg, IL Area Convention & Visitors Bureau! Galesburg resident Mary Ann Bickerdyke dropped everything to go help wounded Union Army soliders during the Civil War, and...||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Amelia Bloomer||Have you ever wondered why undergarments are occasionally called bloomers? That would be because women's rights activist, Amelia Bloomer, was tired of the expectations of inconvenient corsets and long heavy dresses being worn in public. Hear about her..||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Henrietta Lacks||Treatments for polio, HPV, AIDS, cancer all have something in common: they were created thanks to the HeLa cell line. Learn about where that cell line came from, and why Henrietta Lacks might just be the most important person to ever live. Hosts:...||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Ada Lovelace||Did you know the first computer programmer wrote her algorithms 100 years before computers were even invented? She was one of the world's preeminent minds in math and she would be the first to tell you. Listen to this week's episode to learn about Ada..||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Mary Harris Jones||Most of you have probably heard of the publication, Mother Jones, but did you know that it's named after one of the U.S.'s most influential women from the late 19th Century? Listen to this week's episode to learn more about the life of Mary Harris...||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Alice Augusta Ball||Leprosy has existed since biblical times and up until the early 1900s we had no idea how to treat it, other than send people away to leper colonies. That is, until 23 year old chemist Alice Ball started working on the case. Learn more about her life...||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Margaret Chase Smith||This week, we're talking about Senator Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to receive delegates at a major political party's presidential convention. Learn more about her life and influential career while we share an M.O. Pale Ale from the Maine...||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Fannie Lou Hamer||This week we're discussing voting rights activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, Fannie Lou Hamer. Learn a bit more about her amazing life while Billy and Heather share a bottle of Poll Tax from the 51st Ward Beer Company. Credits:...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Jeannette Rankin||The first woman elected to U.S. Congress||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny and informative!
Love the banter between the hosts, and I learned so much I hadn't known before. It's fun that they pick a new beer for each episode too. The little kitty meowing in the background was pretty adorable too. Looking forward to future episodes!
It's pretty good!
I mean, I'm the co-host, so why wouldn't I like it?
Mary Ann Bickerdyke
Thanks for the great shoutout about Galesburg and Mother Bickerdyke! This "Cyclone in Calico" made significant impact for wounded Civil War soldiers, escaped slaves, and families of Civil War Veterans. She truly was a remarkable woman in American history.