The History Chicks

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Subscribers: 1982
Reviews: 9

Amy welch
 Aug 14, 2020
This podcast is absolutely amazing should be used as a teaching aid in schools. Kids need to know more about the Anscombe women of history. I have learnt so much from Susan and Bennett.

CAHistoryTeacher
 Mar 14, 2020
Great information and fun to listen. These "Chicks" know their stuff and love to share their research!

Drew R
 Jan 22, 2020
Great content, HORRIBLE sound quality.

Joni Ford
 Sep 11, 2019
Always a pleasure! Fun listen.


 Jun 22, 2019

Description

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


Episode Date
Q and A Number 3
01:27:19

Once upon a time in the dark ages of podcasting, two friends set out on a quest to bring the stories of historical women to your ears. In this episode, we have some speculative history, a few predictions about the future, and a peek behind the curtain in this, our tenth year! Thanks for listening!

Sep 15, 2020
Empress Sisi of Austria Part 2
01:52:30

In part 2 of our coverage, Empress Sisi helps to change the political climate in Hungary, experiences great personal tragedy, comes a little bit loose at the seams... and gained headlines with an ending that shook the world.

Sep 03, 2020
Empress Sisi of Austria Part 1
01:25:16

Sisi was a shy young noblewoman who was plucked from obscurity and shoved onto the world stage with very little warning. She found the limelight a difficult place in which to live, but her beauty and her genuine concern for the common people earned her the status of a reluctant icon. Sisi's ultimate death shocked the whole world.

Aug 18, 2020
Marie Curie, Double Episode Revisit
02:45:12

If Amazon Prime's movie Radioactive has you curious about Marie's REAL story, we joined our two episodes of her, broke them into chapters, and created this one mega-Marie deep dive into her life

Aug 03, 2020
Lady Bird Johnson
01:34:29

More than "just" a First Lady, she was a businesswoman, a mom, and champion of both conservation and civil rights.

Jul 22, 2020
The Statue of Liberty, Revisited
01:50:48

From her birth at a French dinner table to her place in the hearts of people all over the world, we revisit our 2018 coverage of the life of this American icon.

Jul 06, 2020
Aunt Jemima
00:54:18

In 1889, Aunt Jemima crossed from the footlights to the grocery store, where she's been a fixture for 131 years. On the eve of her departure, we give you the dark history of this American icon - and the stories of a few women who made her come alive.

Jun 26, 2020
Fannie Lou Hamer
01:55:09

Fannie Lou Hamer began life as a small child whose hard labor was key to her family’s survival. She grew up to become a fiery civil rights activist who would not be silenced by intimidation, violence, or the personal wishes of the President of the United States himself.

Jun 15, 2020
Catherine the Great, Part Two *An entirely true story
01:45:18

If you're watching Hulu's, The Great, and wondering what parts are the "occasionally true," we finish the real Catherine's story in this, the second of two episodes.

Jun 08, 2020
Catherine the Great *An entirely true story
01:09:12

Have you watched Hulu's series, The Great, and wondered what parts were true? Here is a revisit to part one of our coverage of the very true life of Catherine the Great, a German princess who became the Empress of Russia.

May 25, 2020
Zephyr Wright
01:33:12

Zephyr Wright's spicy Pedernales River Chili made her one of the most famous cooks in America... and her peppery relationship with President Lyndon B. Johnson made her a notable figure in the struggle for Civil Rights.

May 14, 2020
Chicks Check-in
00:08:45

A quick check-in, a catch-up...just a little chat.

Apr 28, 2020
Margaret "Molly" Brown and the Titanic, Revisited
01:44:18

We thought we could all use an example of a woman who faced an unexpected disaster of titanic proportions and not only survived, but used her brains, bravery, and wits to help others also survive in the process. Join us as we revisit our 2012 coverage of Margaret "Molly" Brown, and our own Field Trip to visit the Titanic (sort of) on the 108th anniversary of the maritime disaster...but, it's a story of inspiration.

Apr 12, 2020
Typhoid Mary Mallon
01:22:22

There are quite a few parallels between Mary Mallon's story (a series of typhoid outbreaks) and our present day pandemic, and so there are things we can learn from it (not the least of which is wash your dang hands!)

But was Mary a villain?

Or simply a victim of circumstances?

Apr 01, 2020
Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam CJ Walker
01:51:06

Much has been made of hair-care mogul Madam CJ Walker, but before the Walker empire existed, there was her mentor Annie Turnbo Malone, whose innovation, drive, and concern for her fellow humans have been overshadowed by her more flamboyant protegée. We're going to tell you both of their stories today.

Mar 17, 2020
Isadora Duncan
01:21:25

Isadora was the purest of unconventional free spirits and one of history's most unique dance innovators. Many people only know how she died, but how she lived is a much more inspiring and fascinating story.

Mar 03, 2020
Mary Church Terrell Part 2
01:32:43

In this second installment in the life of Mary Church Terrell, the stage is bigger, the stakes are higher, and the gloves are off! Mary makes societal change happen with persistence, a propensity for making influential connections... and sheer nerve.

Feb 18, 2020
Ida B. Wells Revisited, Not Mary Church Terrell Part 2
01:13:18

Life got in the way of getting Mary Church Terrell Part Two out this week, we will post that episode as soon as possible, but Mary and Ida crossed paths several times so we thought a refresher of her life was in order.

Feb 03, 2020
Mary Church Terrell (part 1)
01:17:00

Mary Terrell was one of the first African American Women to graduate from college, and rose to prominence during the battles for universal suffrage and civil rights.

With fiery speeches and a push in the back, she demanded that we all to go forth and do some good. We have a responsibility to lift each other up as we climb, she said, in order to make the world a better place for all.

Jan 22, 2020
Maria Montessori
01:59:36

Maria Montessori revolutionized education during the early 20th century with her approach to child-led learning, and was convinced that the children of the world were the key to peace on earth.

Jan 09, 2020
Mrs Claus - A Biography
00:12:21

Surprise! Our Traditional Bonus episode about the origins of Mrs. Claus, here for your listening pleasure on Christmas morning.

Preview it before you share with the North Pole true believers in your life - and have a great holiday!

Dec 25, 2019
Louisa May Alcott Revisited
02:05:27

Just how biographical *is* Little Women? You'll see the echoes of Louisa May Alcott's real life within her most famous work after hearing this episode.

Dec 24, 2019
Rosa Parks Revisted
00:50:31

Thanks to a couple of recent news stories about Rosa, we're heading back to 2012 and revisiting the life of this civil rights activist and icon.

Dec 09, 2019
Wilma Mankiller
01:35:05

Wilma Mankiller overcame obstacles in her life by being "of good mind," a Cherokee principle that guided her through her life of activism, community service, and her election as the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Nov 26, 2019
Guest Episode: The Recappery, The Crown S3 E1
01:36:41

We have a second podcast, The Recappery, making a guest appearance to recap Netflix's The Crown, Season 3, Episode 1. If you like what you hear, please subscribe to The Recappery on your favorite podcatcher.

Nov 18, 2019
Pocahontas, Revisited
01:13:09

It's National Native American Heritage Month, a perfect time to head back to 2017 and the real story of Pocahontas.

Nov 12, 2019
Sarah Winchester and the Mystery House
01:14:25

The Winchester Mystery House has intrigued us for almost a century. Its story has always been a dramatic one, full of ghosts, guns, and desperation - but perhaps there is a simpler explanation buried within the life of Sarah Winchester herself.

Oct 29, 2019
Florence Nightingale
01:52:55

Florence Nightingale was forced to hide her light under a bushel until her thirties, when she broke free in spectacular fashion to become the world's beloved Lady With The Lamp - as well as a master statistician and the founder of modern nursing.

Oct 18, 2019
Mary Seacole
01:47:01

Mary Seacole didn't let the open ocean stop her, nor fire, war, discrimination or bureaucracy. She made *several* places for herself in a world that tried to shut her down, building a business while caring for thousands of soldiers with herbs, a hand on their foreheads, and a full heart.

Oct 01, 2019
Louise Brooks
02:23:16

Louise Brooks made bridge-burning her hobby; as a result, this almost-forgotten star of stage and screen has only recently begun to shine again.

Sep 17, 2019
Gilded Age Servants and Heiresses, Revisited
01:25:16

We double time travel back to the Gilded Age and The House of Wood, 2011, for this combined revisit to look at the lives of servants and heiresses who shared a roof but whose lives were very, very different.

Sep 02, 2019
Isabella of Castile Part 2
01:20:45
Aug 20, 2019
Isabella of Castile Part 1
01:10:02
Aug 06, 2019
Seven Women Revisited
01:13:25
Jul 23, 2019
Joan of Arc
01:24:01
Jul 09, 2019
Elizebeth Friedman
01:21:34
Jul 01, 2019
Charlotte Brontë
02:00:16
Jun 18, 2019
Live from PodX!
00:33:37
Jun 03, 2019
Lydia Pinkham 2019
00:59:13
May 19, 2019
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
02:08:46
May 07, 2019
Mary Anning
01:33:13
Apr 20, 2019
Annie Londonderry
01:35:32
Apr 06, 2019
Ching Shih
01:16:50
Mar 24, 2019
Audrey Hepburn (Part 2)
01:25:11
Mar 09, 2019
Audrey Hepburn (Part 1)
01:26:25
Feb 25, 2019
Phillis Wheatley
01:27:03
Feb 11, 2019
Elizabeth Bathory
01:22:06
Jan 27, 2019
Harriet Tubman
01:43:23
Jan 06, 2019
Barbie
01:33:48
Dec 15, 2018
Belle Starr and Calamity Jane
01:21:29
Nov 27, 2018
Anne Frank
02:17:06
Nov 09, 2018
Jane Addams (Part 2)
01:13:56
Oct 13, 2018
Jane Addams (Part 1)
01:14:54
Sep 23, 2018
Clara Barton Revisited and Refreshed
01:05:14
Sep 02, 2018
Georgia O'Keeffe
02:20:40
Aug 11, 2018
Grace O'Malley
01:27:32
Jul 22, 2018
The Statue of Liberty
01:50:17
Jul 01, 2018
Mary Pickford
02:21:59
Jun 11, 2018
Beatrix Potter Revisited and Refreshed
01:43:20
May 19, 2018
Dowager Empress Cixi of China
01:57:33
Apr 29, 2018
Louisa May Alcott
02:00:13
Apr 09, 2018
Ada Lovelace
01:38:32
Mar 17, 2018
Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Part 2)
01:42:11
Feb 24, 2018
Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Part 1)
01:44:44
Feb 07, 2018
A Celebration of 100 Episodes
00:56:52
Jan 14, 2018
Pocahontas
01:10:48
Dec 24, 2017
Mrs. Claus - A Short History of an Undersung Hero
00:12:22
Dec 11, 2017
Coco Chanel
01:42:40
Dec 05, 2017
Queen Lili'uokalani
01:39:36
Nov 12, 2017
Sojourner Truth
02:05:05
Oct 21, 2017
Hypatia of Alexandria
01:04:58
Sep 30, 2017
Wallis Simpson (Part 2)
01:49:19
Sep 09, 2017
Wallis Simpson (Part 1)
01:27:41
Aug 20, 2017
Annie Oakley
01:11:05
Jul 29, 2017
Emily Post
01:40:23
Jul 08, 2017
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 7
01:29:52
Jul 01, 2017
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 6
01:32:10
Jun 23, 2017
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 5
01:39:26
Jun 19, 2017
Q&A, 2017
01:46:05
Jun 17, 2017
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 4
01:33:05
Jun 10, 2017
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 3
01:17:51
Jun 02, 2017
Marie Laveau
01:21:13
May 27, 2017
Anne with an E Recap - Episode 2
01:27:39
May 20, 2017
Anne with an E Recap : Episode 1
01:56:21
May 12, 2017
Lucy Maud Montgomery
01:54:18
May 06, 2017
Eleanor of Aquitaine (Part 2)
01:31:13
Apr 15, 2017
Eleanor of Aquitaine (Part 1)
01:15:04
Mar 26, 2017
Artemisia Gentileschi
01:27:34
Mar 05, 2017
Ida B. Wells
01:08:29
Feb 11, 2017
Lucille Ball (Part 2)
01:26:56
Jan 29, 2017
Lucille Ball (Part 1)
01:15:55
Jan 01, 2017
Mulan
01:31:26
Dec 10, 2016
Queen Nzinga
00:53:59
Nov 23, 2016
Lizzie Borden, Revisited
00:59:54
Oct 30, 2016
Shirley Chisholm
00:43:56
Oct 26, 2016
Belva Lockwood
00:28:16
Oct 23, 2016
Victoria Woodhull
01:59:15
Oct 09, 2016
Marie Curie (Part 2)
01:25:36
Sep 18, 2016
Marie Curie (Part 1)
01:21:55
Aug 28, 2016
Agrippina the Younger
01:28:55
Aug 07, 2016
Elizabeth Keckly
01:18:28
Jul 16, 2016
The Schuyler Sisters - a conversation with author Amanda Vaill
01:09:31
Jun 26, 2016
Mary Todd Lincoln (Part 2)
01:21:09
Jun 11, 2016
Mary Todd Lincoln (Part 1)
01:06:40
Jun 04, 2016
Madam CJ Walker
01:07:55
May 14, 2016
Q and A
00:54:47
Apr 30, 2016
Zelda Fitzgerald
01:49:43
Apr 23, 2016
"Miss Potter" Moviecast
01:39:08
Apr 02, 2016
Beatrix Potter
01:43:50
Mar 27, 2016
Catherine The Great (Part 2)
01:42:38
Mar 04, 2016
A Conversation With Carol Wallace
00:24:59
Feb 05, 2016
Catherine the Great (Part 1)
01:08:10
Jan 22, 2016
Mrs. Santa Minicast
00:11:52
Dec 25, 2015
Four Inventors
00:48:29
Dec 12, 2015
Lillian Moller Gilbreth
01:34:25
Nov 28, 2015
Mary Queen of Scots
01:34:09
Nov 13, 2015
Q & A and Random Bits Show
01:20:06
Oct 06, 2015
Dorothy Parker (Part 2)
01:02:50
Aug 30, 2015
Dorothy Parker (Part 1)
00:57:55
Aug 09, 2015
Marie Antoinette Reboot (Part 2)
00:51:10
Jul 09, 2015
Marie Antoinette Reboot (Part 1)
00:54:38
Jun 12, 2015
Lydia Pinkham
00:56:10
Apr 11, 2015
A quick status update!
00:01:53
Feb 20, 2015
Mrs. Claus Minicast
00:11:52
Dec 23, 2014
Joan of Arc
01:21:19
Nov 21, 2014
Hattie McDaniel
00:33:59
Oct 21, 2014
The Women of Gone With The Wind
01:29:11
Sep 30, 2014
Encore: The Wizard of OZ
01:14:34
Aug 13, 2014
Agatha Christie
01:11:13
Jul 15, 2014
Sybil Ludington Minicast
00:08:52
Jul 04, 2014
Carry ( Carrie ) Nation
01:20:49
May 24, 2014
“The Music Show” #2
01:04:19
Apr 24, 2014
Cleopatra
01:01:34
Apr 07, 2014
Hatshepsut
00:45:47
Mar 22, 2014
Elizabethan Life Minicast
00:31:34
Feb 25, 2014
Queen Elizabeth I (Part 2)
01:03:07
Feb 11, 2014
Queen Elizabeth I (Part 1)
00:49:42
Dec 21, 2013
News!
00:02:57
Nov 02, 2013
Frida Kahlo
01:21:45
Sep 10, 2013
Bessie Coleman
00:43:57
Aug 10, 2013
Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort (rebroadcast)
00:44:32
Jul 30, 2013
Amelia Earhart
01:22:27
Jul 11, 2013
Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #3
00:31:04
Jun 19, 2013
Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #2
00:33:56
May 19, 2013
Bookcast: Jane Austen Book Club #1
00:38:51
May 09, 2013
Jane Austen
01:20:57
Apr 16, 2013
The Women of Oz Minicast
00:23:06
Mar 22, 2013
The Wizard of Oz
01:13:40
Mar 09, 2013
BONUS MATERIAL: The Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
00:06:40
Feb 14, 2013
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
01:14:09
Feb 14, 2013
Josephine Baker (Part 2)
00:56:54
Jan 22, 2013
Josephine Baker (part 1)
01:01:32
Jan 13, 2013
Season 4 Introduction
00:04:17
Dec 09, 2012
The Romanovs (Part 2)
01:07:43
Nov 30, 2012
The Romanovs (Part 1)
00:56:11
Nov 11, 2012
Lady Jane Grey
00:35:25
Oct 01, 2012
Queen Mary I
01:27:55
Sep 17, 2012
Julia Child
01:37:49
Aug 12, 2012
Beckett and Susan’s Adventures in Wonderland and What They Found There
00:47:34
Jul 20, 2012
Alice in Wonderland
00:57:44
Jun 29, 2012
Clara Bow
01:21:13
Jun 10, 2012
Rosa Parks
00:44:51
May 26, 2012
Ida B. Wells -Barnett
01:08:29
May 12, 2012
The Last Four Wives of Henry VIII
01:05:42
Apr 28, 2012
Titanic Field Trip Minicast
00:33:51
Apr 15, 2012
Margaret “Molly” Brown
01:07:14
Apr 07, 2012
Anne Boleyn Minicast
00:31:01
Apr 01, 2012
Katherine of Aragon
01:00:08
Mar 17, 2012
Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort
00:43:52
Mar 02, 2012
Teeny Tiny Tudor Tutorial Minicast
00:17:43
Feb 22, 2012
Season 3 Introduction
00:08:39
Feb 13, 2012
The Music Show
00:41:27
Jan 27, 2012
Sophie Blanchard Minicast
00:16:15
Jan 21, 2012
Nellie Bly
00:59:58
Jan 14, 2012
Annie Chambers Minicast
00:15:14
Jan 04, 2012
Madame de Pompadour
01:03:53
Dec 21, 2011
Ella Fitzgerald
01:05:19
Dec 06, 2011
The Duchess of Devonshire
01:29:11
Nov 18, 2011
Mary Shelley Minicast
00:18:45
Nov 06, 2011
Mary Wollstonecraft
01:07:18
Oct 23, 2011
Betty Crocker Minicast
00:10:43
Oct 13, 2011
1950′s Housewives
01:12:32
Oct 08, 2011
Clara Barton
01:08:01
Sep 22, 2011
Princess Charlotte
00:48:36
Sep 08, 2011
Queen Victoria (Part 2)
00:54:02
Sep 01, 2011
Queen Victoria (Part 1)
01:00:18
Aug 21, 2011
Season 2 Introduction
00:05:55
Aug 20, 2011
Audio Postcard #2– Beckett and the Day of Museums
00:11:28
Aug 08, 2011
Audio Postcard #1 – Susan and the Painted Ladies
00:07:27
Aug 04, 2011
Season 1 Wrap-Up and FAQ Minicast
00:33:29
Jul 19, 2011
Jennie Jerome Churchill
00:44:06
Jul 01, 2011
Gilded Age Servants
00:22:05
Jun 12, 2011
Gilded Age Heiresses
00:59:21
Jun 03, 2011
Age of Innocence Moviecast
00:44:34
May 22, 2011
“The" Mrs. Astor
01:02:40
May 09, 2011
Annie Sullivan Macy Minicast
00:36:56
Apr 28, 2011
Helen Keller
01:18:00
Apr 21, 2011
Lizzie Borden
01:01:34
Apr 07, 2011
Dolley Madison
00:39:30
Mar 24, 2011
Abigail Adams Feminism Minicast
00:12:33
Mar 17, 2011
Abigail Adams
01:08:05
Mar 09, 2011
Red Riding Hood Minicast
00:13:33
Feb 28, 2011
Cinderella
00:50:50
Feb 22, 2011
Little House Book Minicast
00:29:14
Feb 15, 2011
Laura Ingalls Wilder
01:05:35
Feb 08, 2011
Marie Antoinette
01:06:36
Jan 31, 2011
Introduction to The History Chicks
00:03:10
Jan 20, 2011