By What'sHerName Podcast
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What'sHerName women's history podcast tells the stories of fascinating women you've never heard of, but should have. Through compelling interviews with well-known and unknown scholars, curators, authors and historians, hosts Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle bring to life forgotten women. Fascinating and funny, thought-provoking and thoughtful, What'sHerName restores women's voices to the conversation. A woman's place is...making history. New episodes launch Monday mornings.
||CleanTHE REVOLUTIONARY Mae Mallory||Mae Mallory was a radical civil rights activist, Black Power movement leader, school desekidnapping an gregation organizer and strong proponent of Black armed self-defense. Her passionate dedication to "solving Black peoples' problems" changed the worl.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE TRUE LOVE Dorothy Osborne||In this episode, a 17th-century tale of true love and extreme patience. Dorothy Osborne and William Temple fell deeply in love, but her family forbade the match. For years, while Dorothy’s creepily overbearing brother presented her with suitor after s||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE SINGLE LADY Marjorie Hillis||Marjorie Hillis' surprise bestseller Live Alone and Like It was a sensation when it was published in 1936. Determined to shift the narrative around singleness and encourage women to make active choices about their lives,||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE MARTYRS Perpetua and Felicitas||When your heart tells you to do one thing, and your parents tell you to do another, what do you do? 22-year-old Perpetua faced this dilemma 1,800 years ago in ancient Carthage. She faced a grisly death in an ancient Roman arena with her slave,||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE LADY NOVELIST Constance Fenimore Woolson||Constance Fenimore Woolson was one of the most popular writers of the 19th century and though her life was full of drama, excitement and fame, for nearly a hundred years she's been known only for a story of her death. Our guest, Dr. Anne Boyd Rioux,||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE ASTRONOMER Caroline Herschel||Hundreds of years ago, Caroline Herschel lived a real-life Cinderella story. Except instead of marrying a handsome prince, she became a world-renowned astronomer! Her meteoric rise to fame for her astonishing astronomical discoveries led to internation.||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE COMPOSER Alma Mahler||Alma Schindler Mahler was a brilliant composer, pianist, and "influencer" who has largely been remembered only for the men with whom she had relationships. Her musical compositions are finally beginning to be recognized for their brilliance and perform.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE BAKER Sally Lunn||Sallie Lunn was born in France, but moved to Bath, England in 1680 to escape religious persecution. She brought with her a special skill: baking delicious brioche-style bread. Developing her own unique recipe, she sold her buns in the streets of Bath,||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE JOURNALIST: Claudia Jones||Claudia Jones was a journalist, peace activist, Black Nationalist, communist officer and activist for women's rights. An immigrant from Trinidad to the US, she was eventually deported to England for her activism.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE SAXON: Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim||Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim was a nun (but not the kind of nun you're thinking of) in Saxony (think Vikings) 1100 years ago. She is also the author of the only plays we have a record of in over 500 years of European history! Her writings,||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE FAIR LABOR LAWYER Bessie Margolin||Bessie Margolin grew up the New Orleans Jewish Orphan's Home and became one of the first women to argue before the Supreme Court. Margolin's passionate dedication to her life's work made an indelible impact on American legal history and the lives of or.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE MAID OF MONTEREY: Maria Ruiz de Burton||Maria Ruiz de Burton was a writer, entrepreneur and businesswoman, and the first Mexican-American woman to publish a novel in English. Born in 1832 in Baja California, Mexico to a prominent Spanish family, Maria Amparo Ruiz was fifteen when the Mexican.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE REVOLUTIONARY ACTRESS: Sahibjamal Gizzatullina||Sahibjamal Gizzatullina was the first Muslim actress and theatrical director in the Russian empire. She spent her life on the stage through the reign and deposition of Tzar Nicholas II, both world wars, the Bolshevik revolution and the formation of the.||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE SISTERS: Jane and Anna Maria Porter||Sisters Jane and Anna Maria Porter were wildly popular writers--among the most widely-read writers in Regency England. So how did these bestselling icons of British literature end up nearly penniless and living as "professional houseguests" without a h.||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE SAGE: Gargi Vachaknavi||Gargi Vachaknavi has long been remembered in India for her brilliant performance in a public debate 2,700 years ago. Her story offers a refreshing model for how to engage in heated ideological discussions: she didn’t just throw down an epic victory,||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE RADICAL: Lola Ridge, Modernist Poet||Rose Emily Ridge was born in Ireland, spent her childhood in Australia and New Zealand, and arrived in California in 1907. She changed her name, her age, her nationality and her marital status and launched her new life as Lola Ridge, radical poet,||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE VISIONARY: Hildegard of Bingen||Nine hundred years ago a little girl named Hildegard was literally “walled up” in a tiny convent in Germany, cut off from the outside world. She would emerge to found her own convents, travel Europe on preaching tours,||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE DISAPPEARING WOMAN: Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic||Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic, ruled the stage for fifty years as one of the most popular magicians of Magic's "Golden Age." She was more well-known than her contemporary Houdini, and her fame was nearly unrivaled until her death at age seventy-nin.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE MUSICIAN: Mary Lou Williams||Mary Lou Williams was one of the most innovative, creative, groundbreaking musicians in the history of jazz. She was a brilliant and prolific composer and uniquely gifted pianist whose influence spans nearly the entire timeline of jazz music,||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE PHILOSOPHER: Margaret Cavendish||Four hundred years ago, Margaret Cavendish wrote 21 books of philosophy, poetry, and even invented science fiction. Our guest Dr. Rachel Robison-Greene is the co-editor of eleven books on pop-culture and philosophy.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE UNSINKABLE: Margaret “Molly” Brown||Margaret "Molly" Brown was born to poor Irish immigrants, but became one of the wealthiest women in the country. She cemented her place in history on the Titanic but her real life story is so much better than the tall tales!||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE PRINCESS: Te Puea Herangi, Maori Leader||Te Puea Herangi was one of the most important and influential Maori leaders of the 20th century. Born into the family of the Maori King, she was a tireless activist for her people. Dr. Gina Colvin of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch,||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE BOOK MISSIONARY: Mary Lemist Titcomb, Inventor of the Bookmobile||What'sHerName Women's History Podcast: Mary Lemist Titcomb was a pioneering librarian at the turn of the 20th century who invented America’s first Bookmobile: a horse-drawn book-wagon in the Blue Ridge Mountains.||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE SINNER: Pearl DeVere, Legendary Madam of Cripple Creek||What'sHerName Women's History Podcast: Pearl DeVere was one of the most famous and successful madams in the history of the American West. Learn the true story of this forgotten legend.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE SAINT: Margaret Clitherow, Martyr of the English Reformation||What'sHerName Women's History Podcast: Margaret Clitherow was martyred during the English Reformation, pressed to death for hiding Catholic priests. Learn what drove this passionate and unruly woman to die for her faith.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’sHerName Women’s History Podcast #2||What'sHerName women's history podcast tells the stories of fascinating women you've never heard of, but should have.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’sHerName Women’s History Podcast Trailer #1||What'sHerName women's history podcast tells the stories of fascinating women you've never heard of, but should have.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I love how Katie and Olivia bring to life obscure female figures from history. I loved the episode on Pearl. What a fascinating lady.
Pearl and Margaret
This was so interesting! I loved learning about Pearl and Margaret. I look forward to meeting other amazing women who have been forgotten. I enjoyed the interviews and facts, but I also really appreciated the commentary at the end.
Entertaining and Enlightening
Great first two episodes and a very well done podcast. The stories are engaging and the discussion is intriguing. We definitely need more of this type of podcast. I'm looking forward to more!