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We are a history(ish) podcast focused on women, their stories, and their culture.

Latest Episodes

21. Christine Granville: Kickass Spy

ESeason 2, Episode 10: In the final episode of Season 2, a slightly intoxicated Alex tells a completely sober Jay aboutChristine Granville, a polish woman who defied the odds to become a English spy. (We apologize for the audio quality for this episode!)

-1 sSEP 10
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21. Christine Granville: Kickass Spy

20. Yaa Asantewaa: Rebel Queen Mother

ESeason 2, Episode 9: Jay tells Alex about Yaa Asantewaa, the Queen Mother who led the Ashanti in their final Rebellion against British Colonialism.

32 MINAUG 26
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20. Yaa Asantewaa: Rebel Queen Mother

19. Truganini and Fanny Cochrane Smith: The Last Indigenous Tasmanians

ESeason 2, Episode 8: In the second switcheroo episode, Alex and Jay discuss Truganini andFanny Cochrane Smith, two women who bear the title "last Aboriginal Tasmanian" and who worked tirelessly to protect their cultures and their way of life from colonialism. We would like to warn our listeners that we will be using proper names.

42 MINAUG 12
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19. Truganini and Fanny Cochrane Smith: The Last Indigenous Tasmanians

18. Anne Lister: Traveler, Diarist, Seducer of Widows

ESeason 2, Episode 7: In the first switcheroo episode, Jay and Alex discuss Anne Lister, the "first modern lesbian" who traveled Europe, managed her own monetary affairs, and wrote four MILLION words in her detailed and encoded diaries.

38 MINJUL 29
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18. Anne Lister: Traveler, Diarist, Seducer of Widows

17B. Mary Church Terrell: Spirited Globetrotting Educator

ESeason 2, Episode 6: In the second part of a two-part episode, Alex finishes telling Jay about Mary Church Terrell, a woman who fought for suffrage, education, and civil rights.

-1 sJUL 15
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17B. Mary Church Terrell: Spirited Globetrotting Educator

17A. Mary Church Terrell: Spirited Globetrotting Educator

ESeason 2, Episode 6A: In the first part of a two-part episode, Alex tells Jay about Mary Church Terrell, a woman who fought for suffrage, education, and civil rights.

53 MINJUL 2
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17A. Mary Church Terrell: Spirited Globetrotting Educator

16. Mitsuye Endo: Quietly Courageous Plaintiff

ESeason 2, Episode 5: Jay tells Alex about Mitsuye Endo, the only person to successfully sue for Habeus Corpus during the forced internment of Japanese American citizens during WWII.

58 MINJUN 17
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16. Mitsuye Endo: Quietly Courageous Plaintiff

14. Ms. Ophelia Settle Egypt: Harlem Renaissance Adjacent

ESeason 2 Episode 4: Alex tells Jay about Ms. Ophelia, a sociologist and writer who who stood on the fringes of the Harlem Renaissance and rubbed shoulders with many key players.

58 MINMAY 20
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14. Ms. Ophelia Settle Egypt: Harlem Renaissance Adjacent

13. Chiquinha Gonzaga

EWe are a history(ish) podcast focused on women, their stories, and their culture.

48 MINMAY 7
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13. Chiquinha Gonzaga

12. Mary Mahoney: The Original RN

ESeason 2 Episode 2: Alex tells Jay about Mary Mahoney, the first African American woman to be formally trained as a nurse. Also, a small correction: in this episode, Alex refers to the Dred Scott case. She meant the Plessey v. Ferguson case, wherein the Supreme Court's decision lead to the idea of "separate but equal."

34 MINAPR 22
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12. Mary Mahoney: The Original RN

Latest Episodes

21. Christine Granville: Kickass Spy

ESeason 2, Episode 10: In the final episode of Season 2, a slightly intoxicated Alex tells a completely sober Jay aboutChristine Granville, a polish woman who defied the odds to become a English spy. (We apologize for the audio quality for this episode!)

-1 sSEP 10
Comments
21. Christine Granville: Kickass Spy

20. Yaa Asantewaa: Rebel Queen Mother

ESeason 2, Episode 9: Jay tells Alex about Yaa Asantewaa, the Queen Mother who led the Ashanti in their final Rebellion against British Colonialism.

32 MINAUG 26
Comments
20. Yaa Asantewaa: Rebel Queen Mother

19. Truganini and Fanny Cochrane Smith: The Last Indigenous Tasmanians

ESeason 2, Episode 8: In the second switcheroo episode, Alex and Jay discuss Truganini andFanny Cochrane Smith, two women who bear the title "last Aboriginal Tasmanian" and who worked tirelessly to protect their cultures and their way of life from colonialism. We would like to warn our listeners that we will be using proper names.

42 MINAUG 12
Comments
19. Truganini and Fanny Cochrane Smith: The Last Indigenous Tasmanians

18. Anne Lister: Traveler, Diarist, Seducer of Widows

ESeason 2, Episode 7: In the first switcheroo episode, Jay and Alex discuss Anne Lister, the "first modern lesbian" who traveled Europe, managed her own monetary affairs, and wrote four MILLION words in her detailed and encoded diaries.

38 MINJUL 29
Comments
18. Anne Lister: Traveler, Diarist, Seducer of Widows

17B. Mary Church Terrell: Spirited Globetrotting Educator

ESeason 2, Episode 6: In the second part of a two-part episode, Alex finishes telling Jay about Mary Church Terrell, a woman who fought for suffrage, education, and civil rights.

-1 sJUL 15
Comments
17B. Mary Church Terrell: Spirited Globetrotting Educator

17A. Mary Church Terrell: Spirited Globetrotting Educator

ESeason 2, Episode 6A: In the first part of a two-part episode, Alex tells Jay about Mary Church Terrell, a woman who fought for suffrage, education, and civil rights.

53 MINJUL 2
Comments
17A. Mary Church Terrell: Spirited Globetrotting Educator

16. Mitsuye Endo: Quietly Courageous Plaintiff

ESeason 2, Episode 5: Jay tells Alex about Mitsuye Endo, the only person to successfully sue for Habeus Corpus during the forced internment of Japanese American citizens during WWII.

58 MINJUN 17
Comments
16. Mitsuye Endo: Quietly Courageous Plaintiff

14. Ms. Ophelia Settle Egypt: Harlem Renaissance Adjacent

ESeason 2 Episode 4: Alex tells Jay about Ms. Ophelia, a sociologist and writer who who stood on the fringes of the Harlem Renaissance and rubbed shoulders with many key players.

58 MINMAY 20
Comments
14. Ms. Ophelia Settle Egypt: Harlem Renaissance Adjacent

13. Chiquinha Gonzaga

EWe are a history(ish) podcast focused on women, their stories, and their culture.

48 MINMAY 7
Comments
13. Chiquinha Gonzaga

12. Mary Mahoney: The Original RN

ESeason 2 Episode 2: Alex tells Jay about Mary Mahoney, the first African American woman to be formally trained as a nurse. Also, a small correction: in this episode, Alex refers to the Dred Scott case. She meant the Plessey v. Ferguson case, wherein the Supreme Court's decision lead to the idea of "separate but equal."

34 MINAPR 22
Comments
12. Mary Mahoney: The Original RN
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