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Wondery

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

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Kansas City, MO

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Wondery

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

Language:

English


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Mary Cassatt

5/15/2024
Mary Cassatt had always been an independent thinker. But once she became a member of the radical group of artists known as the Impressionists, she sidestepped expectations of gender (and the traditional rules of artistic expression) and forged a singular style that was all her own. This episode is supported by: OSEA: Clean, vegan skin and body care for 10% off on your first order with code CHICKS Lume: 15% off all Lume deodorant products with code CHICKS Blueland: 15% off good for you and the earth cleaning products at this unique link BLUELAND/CHICKS LolaVie: Great hair at 15% off with promo code CHICKS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:35:23

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Clara Bow 2024

4/24/2024
A young woman named Taylor Swift, who we admire greatly, has just released an album that includes a track called "Clara Bow". We thought we would reach back into the archives and bring you the story of Clara Bow, who was the world's first "it" girl, and her journey through the perilous world of fame. This episode is sponsored by: Lume Deodorant, save with promo code CHICKS Factor Meals, save with promo code hc50 Osea skin care, save with promo code CHICKS Aura Frames, save with promo code CHICKS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:30:31

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Babe Didrickson Zaharias

4/10/2024
Babe's colorful personality, drive, and athleticism made her a role model for girls and women across the globe as an Olympian and a multi-sport professional athlete. We've spoken so often about her lately that we thought it might be time for a refresher on her story! This episode is sponsored by: Factor Meals: Use code HC50 for 50% off first box Honeylove: Treat yourself Rosetta Stone: 50% of a Lifetime Membership Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:14:52

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Althea Gibson Part 2

3/27/2024
After decades of struggle against obstacles and expectations that would defeat most of us, Althea Gibson achieved international success in the world of tennis; breaking the color barrier at Wimbledon and opening the game to future generations of players. She built many bridges and fought the good fight in many fields of endeavor - we only wish that her admirers had made sure that Althea realized during her lifetime what an impact she had made on the world. If you'll be in the New York City area in mid-September, please join us on our Locals' Meet-up Dinner Cruise on September 14th- it's quite a party- and there are only a couple of spots left to join us on our New York City Field Trip that week, find information for both at Like Minds Travel. Episode Sponsors: Factor Meals-50% off with code HC50 OSEA-10% off your first order with code CHICKS MAGIC SPOON-save $5.00 on delicious, high-protein cereal with code CHICKS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:39:04

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Jessie Tarbox Beals

3/13/2024
According to Jessie Tarbox Beals - the first female photojournalist in the world - the key to success is mostly HUSTLE. In her case, it looked like this: arrive in a new town, set up a darkroom, canvas the populace, ingratiate yourself, SNAP SNAP SNAP, develop, print, deliver, catch the train as it's pulling out of the station... Be in the right place at the right time. Make your own opportunities. repeat repeat repeat This episode is sponsored by: Quince: Indulge in affordable luxury! Honeylove: Treat yourself and save 20%, please tell them we sent you! Factor Meals: get 50% off using code hc50! Lume Deodorant: Get $5 off a starter pack with code CHICKS There are just a few spots left on our September Field Trip to New York City, and reservations are open for our NYC Dinner Cruise! Details at Like Minds Travel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:20:35

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Althea Gibson Part 1

2/27/2024
There are quite a few lines on a tennis court; sideline, baseline, service line - all of which have their functions. But beginning in 1950, a powerful and charismatic African American athlete named Althea Gibson began to smash tennis' color lines, one after another. Althea Gibson broke new ground and changed the world's perception of what was possible in the world of sports. Come join us live at the Missouri History Museum on March 7, 2024, from 5:00-8:00 PM, and March 8 from 11:30-12:00! Spaces are filling fast for our Field Trips to Paris and New York City! Visit Like Minds Travel for details! RocketMoney: rocketmoney.com/HISTORYCHICKS Factor Meals: Use code hc50 for 50% off at Factormeals.com/hc50 Lume: $5 off a starter pack with code CHICKS at LumeDeodorant.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:51

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Maria Anna Mozart and Clara Schumann

2/14/2024
Maria Anna Mozart and Clara Schumann were talented and musically gifted women. They were both child prodigies and both dazzled audiences across Europe. While they were (and still are) often put in the shadow of a talented male relative, one woman quietly stepped out of the spotlight while the other fought to stay. Registration is open for our Field Trip to New York City in September of 2024! For information and to register, please visit Like Minds Travel. (While you're there, look at the itinerary for our Paris Field Trip in October, it's almost sold out.) Treat yourself to the best bras on the market and save 20% at Honeylove.com/HISTORYCHICKS, tell them we sent you! Come see us live at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, Missouri on March 7th! For more information visit mohistory.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:41:25

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Alice Roosevelt Longworth Part 2

1/24/2024
Alice Roosevelt Longworth was once the most famous woman in the world. She graduated from youthful frivolity into the deadly serious role of behind-the-scenes political engine and policy influencer; always the center of the action and (sometimes grudging) admiration wherever she went. Join us in PARIS! Registration is now open to travel with us to Paris in October, 2024! Check out the Field Trip itinerary and sign up at Like Minds Travel And, there are just two spots left for our Field Trip to Austria in June, learn more at Like Minds Travel! This episode is sponsored by: RocketMoney, stop wasting money on things you don't use. Quince, Luxury you deserve. Factor Meals, save 50% on with code hc50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:34:35

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Alice Roosevelt Longworth Part 1

1/10/2024
President Theodore Roosevelt had many challenges during his career… corruption in the New York police force, the creation of the Panama Canal , the Spanish American war, protecting the Grand Canyon and other national monuments, and groundbreaking anti-trust legislation But the greatest challenge he faced was a volcano in a blue dress, his eldest daughter - flouter of convention, spicy of demeanor, and perhaps the world’s first media superstar…who admirers across the world came to call America’s “Princess Alice.” Join us on our Field Trip to Austria in June of '24! Only a few spots left, for information and to sign up visit Like Minds Travel This episode is sponsored by: Honeylove, treat yourself and get 20% off with code HISTORYCHICKS at honeylove.com/HISTORYCHICKS Lume Whole Body Deodorant, give it a try, get $5 off a Starter Pack with code CHICKS at lumedeodorant.com RocketMoney, stop wasting money on things you don't use, RocketMoney.com/HISTORYCHICKS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:04

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Mrs. Claus, 2023

12/22/2023
Mrs. Claus has a history as colorful as her husband's so we spotlight it in our annual visit to her life! Originally, this episode is from 2014, but it's sort of a time-capsule episode: we've added things over the years, including this year, so if you hear Jingle Bells, there's still more to come! For our shownotes to this episode, visit The History Chicks There is just a handful of spaces left for our June 2024 Field Trip to Austria, it will sell out very soon, for details and to sign up, visit Like Minds Travel Thanks to the sponsor for this episode, visit them at RocketMoney.com/historychicks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:15

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La Malinche

12/12/2023
As a child, La Malinche was sold into slavery by her own family. Through a series of curious circumstances, she began working as a translator and cultural interpreter for Hernán Cortés, and became one of the most famous (or infamous) characters in the story of Spain's conquest of Mexico. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:37:47

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France Field Trip Travelogue, 2023

11/28/2023
Please join us and our fellow Field Trip Friends, as we all tell you about our adventures in France! From the glitter of Paris to the Champagne country caves, we share all the highlights of our trip. There's also a very special announcement at the beginning that we're pretty excited about! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy at try at BETTERHELP.COM/CHICKS Join us on our next Field Trip to Austria in June! Details at LIKE MINDS TRAVEL! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:32:13

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Pocahontas

11/22/2023
As is our annual tradition for both National American Indian Heritage Month and Thanksgiving, we present you with a bonus episode this month, our 2017 coverage of Pocahontas. She did save lives, but her story is far from the fairy tale often presented. For this episode's shownotes, visit us at The History Chicks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:15

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Frances Glessner Lee

11/14/2023
Frances Glessner Lee was the mother of modern forensic medicine; as an heiress and socialite, she might have been expected by her peers to live a staid, placid life. Her immersion into the gory and sometimes alarming world of post-mortem medical work led to remarkable scientific advancement in the field. Working on the famous "Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death" - realistic miniature dioramas of crime scenes for training purposes - made her a household name, but her diligence in outreach and research made her irreplaceable. Thank you to our sponsors of this episode and to you for helping to support the show! HONEYLOVE BETTERHELP Visit our website for more information on Frances Glessner Lee! THE HISTORY CHICKS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:50:18

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London Tour Travelogue 2023

11/3/2023
The History Chicks met fifty listeners in London for the trip of a lifetime! From the coziness of Jane Austen's house to the grandeur of Westminster Abbey, we left no stone unturned in this magical city. We wanted you to hear from the chicks and roosters that accompanied us on our journey... and so we invited them to help make this episode. You'll hear tales of art, theater, adventure, and (of course) history - but perhaps the greatest experiences for the 50 people on this journey were the lifelong friendships we made along the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:19:07

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Absinthe with The Gilded Gentleman (and Roosters!)

10/3/2023
While we're on a Field Trip, we turned the show over to the Roosters this week with a Veuve Clicquot adjacent subject: The History of Absinthe with The Gilded Gentleman, Carl Raymond. Keep an ear out for cameos from Bowery Boy Greg Young, and Chris Graham Beckett's husband. Carl talks with Don Spiro, creator of New York's Green Fairy Society to tell the truth, and bust the myths, surrounding this historic beverage. For show notes on this episode, visit The Bowery Boys New York History. Thank you, Carl, Don, Greg, and Chris! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:25

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Veuve Cliquot

9/13/2023
Barbe-Nicole Clicquot built a luxury empire amid the turbulent politics of post-Revolution France. After years of battling everything from Napoleon to Mother Nature herself, she finally rocketed to worldwide fame after one daring escapade, Raise your glasses to the Grande Dame of Champagne! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:43:58

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Maria Montessori

8/22/2023
We dove into our archives for the story of Maria Montessori who revolutionized education during the early 20th century with her unique approach to child-led learning. Maria was convinced that the children of the world were the key to peace on earth, and her methods and techniques are still used in childhood education today. If you would like to join us on our Thames River Dinner Cruise in London on September 29th, 2023, or our Seine Dinner Cruise on October 8, 2023, visit Like Minds Travel for information and to sign up. We hope to see you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:57:58

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Lillian Moller Gilbreth (and an announcement)

8/9/2023
Lillian Gilbreth should be remembered for any of her life accomplishments: psychologist, industrial engineer, author, inventor, and pioneer in the field of industrial psychology. From her collection of degrees to her equal partnership marriage to her work with Presidents and to the trailblazing example she set for us modern mothers...she should be remembered for a lot more than simply, "the mother on Cheaper by the Dozen". Let's do something about that. We selected this episode to replay today for a very important reason. Hear that reason when you hit PLAY. If you are going to be in either Paris or London early this fall, we would love to have dinner with you on our Seine or Thames River Dinner Cruises! For dates and to sign up, visit: LIKE MINDS TRAVEL LOCAL MEET-UPS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:37:11

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Barbie and Ruth Handler: A History

7/20/2023
The live-action movie, Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig is opening and we're not only buying tickets and wearing our Barbie pink but we're also looking back on our coverage of this iconic figure and the woman who created her: Ruth Handler. If you're interested in joining us on our Thames or Seine River, Local's Meet-up Dinner Cruises this fall when we're in London and Paris, head on over to Like Minds Travel for information and to sign up! We hope to see you there! https://www.likemindstravel.com/local-meet-ups/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:34:14