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All the female historical figures left off the bulletin board for women's history month because they didn't fit the mold.

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Episode 19: Dames who got aim

EMamie "Peanut" Johnson and Lyudmilla Pavlichenko Click to listen in new window Further Reading: Mamie "Peanut" Johnson A Strong Right Arm by Michelle Green Interview on Youtube by Visionary Project Mamie 'Peanut' Johnson, Pitching Pioneer, Interview Fresh Air, NPR 2/18/2003 Mamie Johnson: Peanut Who Stood Tall in Negro Leagues Podcast interview of Mamie before an elementary school class. Lyudmilla Pavlichenko Women in War and Resistanceby Kazimiera J. Cottam

-1 s2012 DEC 25
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Episode 19: Dames who got aim

Episode 18: Dame Adventurers

ELady Hester Stanhope and La Maupin Click to listen in new window Further Reading: Lady Hester:Lady Hester: Queen of the East by Lorna Gibb. (2005)Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope by Dr. Meyron. (1845)La MaupinBy the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions by Richard Cohen (2003)Queens of Song by Ellen Clayton (1865)Wonderful Characters: Comprising Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Most Remarkable Persons of Every Age and Nation by Henry Wilson (1830)The Sketchbook of Character by E.L. Carey and A. Hart (1835)Dictionnaire des Theatres de Paris and Anecdotes Dramatiques by Francois ParfaictWomen in Men's Guise by Oscar Gilbert (1932)Gallant Ladies by Rogers

-1 s2012 NOV 5
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Episode 18: Dame Adventurers

Episode 17: Outlaws

ECora Hubbard and Belle Starr: Wild West Outlaws. Click to listen in new window Further Reading: Cora Hubbard:Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw Women of the Old West by Michael RutterTales Never Told Around the Campfire: True Stories of Frontier Americaby Mark DuganOzarks, Gunfire and Other Notorious Incidentsby Larry WoodCora Hubbard: Female Bank Robber in Missouri by Larry Wood Belle Starr: Women of the Wild Westby Katherine Kohnhttp://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/star-bel.htm Music:The Devil Had a Hold of Me - Gillian Welch

-1 s2012 SEP 30
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Episode 17: Outlaws

Episode 16: Circus Performers: Whoot! Whoot!

EDames of the Circus: Lillian Leitzel and Millie-Christine McCoy Click to listen in new window Further reading: Millie-Christine: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made; Joanne Martell; John F. Blair Publisher (2001) Biographical Sketch of Millie Christine, the Carolina Twin, Surnamed the Two-Headed Nightingale and the Eighth Wonder of the World Music: Little Egypt by the Coasters

-1 s2012 SEP 13
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Episode 16: Circus Performers: Whoot! Whoot!

Episode 15 - Funny Dames

ETallulah Bankhead and Dorothy Parker: Droll dames. Click to listen in new window Further Reading: Tallulah Bankhead Tallulah Bankhead: My Autobiographyby Tallulah Bankhead (1952) Tallulah Bankheadby Byrony Lavery (1999) Tallulah Bankhead: A Scandalous Lifeby David Bret (1996) Tallulah ragging on Bette Davis on The Big Show Tallulah and Marlena sparring on the radio Tallulah and Groucho sparring on the radio Tallulah on Batman. The Black Widow Strikes Again 1,2,3and Caught in the Spider's Web 1,2,3 Dorothy Parker 'What Fresh Hell Is This?' by Marion Meade. (2006). Music: This Party Took a Turn for the Douche - Garfunkel and Oates

-1 s2012 JUL 27
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Episode 15 - Funny Dames

Special Minisode - Lydia Litvyak

ESr. Lt. Lydia Vladimirovna aka Lilya Litvyak Right click here and save as to download Further Reading: Wings Women and War by Reina Pennington (1997) Soviet Women in Combat in WWIIby Kazimiera J. Cottam (1983)Also, online commentary by Ms. Cottam on the likelihood of the cheating death rumors.

-1 s2012 JUL 9
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Special Minisode - Lydia Litvyak

Episode 14: Dame Physicists (ish)

EDr. Chien-Shiung Wu and The Harvard Computers Special thanks to Bil Sanford for putting science into English for us.Dame is a Four Letter Word - Episode 14 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive Right click here and save as to download Further Reading: Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu:Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions by T.D. Lee and C.N. Yang; ThePhysical Review (October 1, 1956)Reversal of the Parity Conservation Law in Nuclear Physics prepared by Ralph P. Hudson.Famed Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu Dies at 84 by Bob Nelson; The Columbia University Record. (1997)Beta Decay and Quark-Antiquark Non-Parity in Collision-Induced Gravity by Gary C. Vezzoli; Progress in Physics. (April 2009) The Harvard ComputersMiss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe by George Johnson (2005)Woman Astronomer: The Harvard ComputersWellesley College Astronomy Department: Annie Jump CannonAntonia Caetana de Paiva Pereira Maury - Vassar College ...

-1 s2012 JUN 26
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Episode 14: Dame Physicists (ish)

Episode 13 - Reporters

ENellie Bly andAnna Politkovskaya: Plucky investigative journalists. Right click here and save as to download Further Reading: Nellie Bly: Nellie Bly:Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist by Brooke Kroeger (1994) 10 Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly Around the World in 72 Daysby Nellie Bly Six Months in Mexicoby Nellie Bly Nellie Bly Resource Site (online archive of Nellie's writing) Transcript of PBS American Experience I'm not the only one curious about McGinty- There's a children's book about him. And the tradition of stunt reporting continues to the modern age Anna Politkovskaya "A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya" by Anna Politkovskaya, The University of Chicago Press(2003). Whose Truth? by Georgi M. Derluguian (2003) "Nothing But the Truth" by Anna Politkovksaya, Novaya Gazeta (2007) "A Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin's Russia" by Anna Politkovskaya (2006) Music: Monster Hospital by Metric

-1 s2012 MAY 29
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Episode 13 - Reporters

Episode 12: Dame Warriors 2: Because Sometimes You Need a Posse

EThe Trung Women and The Night Witches: Right click here and save as to download Further Reading: The Trung Warriors When Heroism is Not Enough: Three Women Warriors of Vietnam, Their Historians and World History by Professor Marc Jason Gilbert. From Co-Loa to the Trung Sisters' Revolt: Viet-Nam as the Chinese Found It by Stephen O'Harrow. (1978) Hai Ba Trung (The Trung Sisters) The Night Witches "We, of course, would have preferred to have been called 'night beauties,' but, whichever, we did our job." - Galina Beltsova, pilot A Dance with Death: Soviet Airwomen in WWII edited by Anne Noggle and Christine White (2001) Wings Women and War by Reina Pennington (1997) Unit Cohesion Among the Three Soviet Women's Air Regiments During World War II,by Jessica Bhuvasorakul (2004) Soviet Women in Combat in WWIIby Kazimiera J. Cottam (1983) For pretty pictures:Some awesome soul's Flickr: Some of these are Night Witches, some are other Soviet women who served in WWII.Battlefields: Night Witches...

-1 s2012 APR 26
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Episode 12: Dame Warriors 2: Because Sometimes You Need a Posse

Episode 11: Soldiers

ETrieu Thi Trinhand Maria Quitéria de Jesus Meideiros: Women in combat? Yea, they've been tearing up battlefields for centuries upon centuries. Listen up. Right click here and save as to download Further Reading: Trieu Thi Trinh Vietnam, A Long History by Khac Vien Nguyen Vietnam, A Comprehensive Historyby Kim Vinh Pham The Birth of Vietnamby Keith Taylor Vietnamese Tradition on Trialby David Marr Maria Quiteria Cross-dressing to Liberate Her Country and Herself: Revisiting the Life Trajectory of the Joan d' Arc of Brazilby Ivani Vassoler (2004). Biography of Quiterias by Lima (1976). Historical fiction based on Quiterias by Helio Polvora (2004). Music: Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill

-1 s2012 MAR 27
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Episode 11: Soldiers

Latest Episodes

Episode 19: Dames who got aim

EMamie "Peanut" Johnson and Lyudmilla Pavlichenko Click to listen in new window Further Reading: Mamie "Peanut" Johnson A Strong Right Arm by Michelle Green Interview on Youtube by Visionary Project Mamie 'Peanut' Johnson, Pitching Pioneer, Interview Fresh Air, NPR 2/18/2003 Mamie Johnson: Peanut Who Stood Tall in Negro Leagues Podcast interview of Mamie before an elementary school class. Lyudmilla Pavlichenko Women in War and Resistanceby Kazimiera J. Cottam

-1 s2012 DEC 25
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Episode 19: Dames who got aim

Episode 18: Dame Adventurers

ELady Hester Stanhope and La Maupin Click to listen in new window Further Reading: Lady Hester:Lady Hester: Queen of the East by Lorna Gibb. (2005)Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope by Dr. Meyron. (1845)La MaupinBy the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions by Richard Cohen (2003)Queens of Song by Ellen Clayton (1865)Wonderful Characters: Comprising Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Most Remarkable Persons of Every Age and Nation by Henry Wilson (1830)The Sketchbook of Character by E.L. Carey and A. Hart (1835)Dictionnaire des Theatres de Paris and Anecdotes Dramatiques by Francois ParfaictWomen in Men's Guise by Oscar Gilbert (1932)Gallant Ladies by Rogers

-1 s2012 NOV 5
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Episode 18: Dame Adventurers

Episode 17: Outlaws

ECora Hubbard and Belle Starr: Wild West Outlaws. Click to listen in new window Further Reading: Cora Hubbard:Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw Women of the Old West by Michael RutterTales Never Told Around the Campfire: True Stories of Frontier Americaby Mark DuganOzarks, Gunfire and Other Notorious Incidentsby Larry WoodCora Hubbard: Female Bank Robber in Missouri by Larry Wood Belle Starr: Women of the Wild Westby Katherine Kohnhttp://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/star-bel.htm Music:The Devil Had a Hold of Me - Gillian Welch

-1 s2012 SEP 30
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Episode 17: Outlaws

Episode 16: Circus Performers: Whoot! Whoot!

EDames of the Circus: Lillian Leitzel and Millie-Christine McCoy Click to listen in new window Further reading: Millie-Christine: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made; Joanne Martell; John F. Blair Publisher (2001) Biographical Sketch of Millie Christine, the Carolina Twin, Surnamed the Two-Headed Nightingale and the Eighth Wonder of the World Music: Little Egypt by the Coasters

-1 s2012 SEP 13
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Episode 16: Circus Performers: Whoot! Whoot!

Episode 15 - Funny Dames

ETallulah Bankhead and Dorothy Parker: Droll dames. Click to listen in new window Further Reading: Tallulah Bankhead Tallulah Bankhead: My Autobiographyby Tallulah Bankhead (1952) Tallulah Bankheadby Byrony Lavery (1999) Tallulah Bankhead: A Scandalous Lifeby David Bret (1996) Tallulah ragging on Bette Davis on The Big Show Tallulah and Marlena sparring on the radio Tallulah and Groucho sparring on the radio Tallulah on Batman. The Black Widow Strikes Again 1,2,3and Caught in the Spider's Web 1,2,3 Dorothy Parker 'What Fresh Hell Is This?' by Marion Meade. (2006). Music: This Party Took a Turn for the Douche - Garfunkel and Oates

-1 s2012 JUL 27
Comments
Episode 15 - Funny Dames

Special Minisode - Lydia Litvyak

ESr. Lt. Lydia Vladimirovna aka Lilya Litvyak Right click here and save as to download Further Reading: Wings Women and War by Reina Pennington (1997) Soviet Women in Combat in WWIIby Kazimiera J. Cottam (1983)Also, online commentary by Ms. Cottam on the likelihood of the cheating death rumors.

-1 s2012 JUL 9
Comments
Special Minisode - Lydia Litvyak

Episode 14: Dame Physicists (ish)

EDr. Chien-Shiung Wu and The Harvard Computers Special thanks to Bil Sanford for putting science into English for us.Dame is a Four Letter Word - Episode 14 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive Right click here and save as to download Further Reading: Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu:Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions by T.D. Lee and C.N. Yang; ThePhysical Review (October 1, 1956)Reversal of the Parity Conservation Law in Nuclear Physics prepared by Ralph P. Hudson.Famed Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu Dies at 84 by Bob Nelson; The Columbia University Record. (1997)Beta Decay and Quark-Antiquark Non-Parity in Collision-Induced Gravity by Gary C. Vezzoli; Progress in Physics. (April 2009) The Harvard ComputersMiss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe by George Johnson (2005)Woman Astronomer: The Harvard ComputersWellesley College Astronomy Department: Annie Jump CannonAntonia Caetana de Paiva Pereira Maury - Vassar College ...

-1 s2012 JUN 26
Comments
Episode 14: Dame Physicists (ish)

Episode 13 - Reporters

ENellie Bly andAnna Politkovskaya: Plucky investigative journalists. Right click here and save as to download Further Reading: Nellie Bly: Nellie Bly:Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist by Brooke Kroeger (1994) 10 Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly Around the World in 72 Daysby Nellie Bly Six Months in Mexicoby Nellie Bly Nellie Bly Resource Site (online archive of Nellie's writing) Transcript of PBS American Experience I'm not the only one curious about McGinty- There's a children's book about him. And the tradition of stunt reporting continues to the modern age Anna Politkovskaya "A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya" by Anna Politkovskaya, The University of Chicago Press(2003). Whose Truth? by Georgi M. Derluguian (2003) "Nothing But the Truth" by Anna Politkovksaya, Novaya Gazeta (2007) "A Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin's Russia" by Anna Politkovskaya (2006) Music: Monster Hospital by Metric

-1 s2012 MAY 29
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Episode 13 - Reporters

Episode 12: Dame Warriors 2: Because Sometimes You Need a Posse

EThe Trung Women and The Night Witches: Right click here and save as to download Further Reading: The Trung Warriors When Heroism is Not Enough: Three Women Warriors of Vietnam, Their Historians and World History by Professor Marc Jason Gilbert. From Co-Loa to the Trung Sisters' Revolt: Viet-Nam as the Chinese Found It by Stephen O'Harrow. (1978) Hai Ba Trung (The Trung Sisters) The Night Witches "We, of course, would have preferred to have been called 'night beauties,' but, whichever, we did our job." - Galina Beltsova, pilot A Dance with Death: Soviet Airwomen in WWII edited by Anne Noggle and Christine White (2001) Wings Women and War by Reina Pennington (1997) Unit Cohesion Among the Three Soviet Women's Air Regiments During World War II,by Jessica Bhuvasorakul (2004) Soviet Women in Combat in WWIIby Kazimiera J. Cottam (1983) For pretty pictures:Some awesome soul's Flickr: Some of these are Night Witches, some are other Soviet women who served in WWII.Battlefields: Night Witches...

-1 s2012 APR 26
Comments
Episode 12: Dame Warriors 2: Because Sometimes You Need a Posse

Episode 11: Soldiers

ETrieu Thi Trinhand Maria Quitéria de Jesus Meideiros: Women in combat? Yea, they've been tearing up battlefields for centuries upon centuries. Listen up. Right click here and save as to download Further Reading: Trieu Thi Trinh Vietnam, A Long History by Khac Vien Nguyen Vietnam, A Comprehensive Historyby Kim Vinh Pham The Birth of Vietnamby Keith Taylor Vietnamese Tradition on Trialby David Marr Maria Quiteria Cross-dressing to Liberate Her Country and Herself: Revisiting the Life Trajectory of the Joan d' Arc of Brazilby Ivani Vassoler (2004). Biography of Quiterias by Lima (1976). Historical fiction based on Quiterias by Helio Polvora (2004). Music: Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill

-1 s2012 MAR 27
Comments
Episode 11: Soldiers