In this episode, Andrew talks about the history of the FBI spying on activism groups, and the one woman who exposed their extensive spying program. Meanwhile, Rachael finds an unsuspecting surprise when she starts looking into a historical fashion designer.
In this week's episode of Armchair Apocrypha, Andrew fits the themes of Martyrs, Mysteries, and Murder into a single story, the sordid tale of Anna Mae Aquash of the American Indian Movement. Rachael recounts the life and scandals of Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun, portraitist of Marie Antoinette, Maria Carolina, Stanislaw August Poniatowski, and other dead monarchs.
On today's episode of Armchair Apocrypha, we have three stories of polyglots who found their own ways to fight Nazis during World War II, from the first Jewish woman to escape Auschwitz, to spies with life expectancies of just six weeks. And our very special guest, Mercury the dog.
In this week's episode of Armchair Apocrypha, Andrew talks about the sordid history of Griselda Blanco, the Cocaine Queen of Miami and the self-proclaimed baddest bitch alive. Rachael recounts the history and various scandals of President Warren G Harding.
In our one year anniversary episode, Andrew recounts the story of the Nachtexhen, or the Night Witches, a regiment of all-women night bombers during World War II, while Rachael introduces us to "Stagecoach" Mary Fields, the most badass mail carrier you've ever heard of.
Andrew talks about "The Motorcycle Queen of Miami," while Rachael recounts the tale of Grandma Gatewood, who walked the Appalachian Trail not once, not twice, but three times. This episode includes a trigger warning for racism, misogyny, misogynoir, and domestic abuse. If these things trigger you, please be aware and protect yourself.
Happy May Day! A couple of quick announcements. First you can find us on Facebook now. We'll be posting updates there as we launch new projects, promo new artists, a plug our friends and their work. Find us at https://www.facebook.com/AbsintheActivismArts/ Second, we've started a Patreon. If you feel like helping us to grow and get better, please consider becoming a patron. You can find us at https://www.patreon.com/AbsintheActivismArts Thank you so much to the hundreds of people who have...