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Episode 31 - I Wasn't Expecting To Fall Into Nazism

12/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:56:57

Episode 30 - Martyrs, Mysteries, and Murder Volume 2

12/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:57:16

Episode 29 - Polyglots Vs. Nazis

11/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:37:34

Episode 28 - Winnie And The Godmother

11/4/2018
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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.

Duration:00:56:47

Episode 27 - Queens Of The Western Front

10/21/2018
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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.

Duration:00:43:19

Episode 26 - Two Tragic Princesses

10/7/2018
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In today's episode, Andrew tells the story of the Terrorist Princess, Sophia Perovskaya, while Rachael recounts the life and times of Grace Kelly, actress and princess of Monaco.

Duration:00:56:54

Episode 25 - False Dmitry the Band

9/23/2018
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In today's episode, Andrew tells the story of Sarah Biffen, a Victorian artist born with no arms, while Rachael takes us back to the Russian royal crisis surrounding the false Dmitrys.

Duration:00:47:52

Episode 24 - Trailblazers

9/9/2018
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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.

Duration:00:39:28

Episode 23 - Singers and Swashbucklers

8/26/2018
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Andrew talks about Japanese commercial composer Yoko Kanno, while Rachael recounts the tales of bisexual genderqueer opera singer and swashbuckler Julie D'Aubigny.

Duration:00:40:52

Episode 22 - Words Words Words

8/12/2018
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Andrew concludes the life, times, and philosophy of Emma Goldman and Voltairine De Cleyre, while Rachael delves into the complicated world of sociolinguistics.

Duration:00:56:51

Episode 21 - The Anarchy and the Ecstasy

7/29/2018
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In this episode, Andrew recounts the history of one of Voltairine De Cleyre's rivals and comrades, Emma Goldman, while Rachael discusses one of the silent era's greatest comedic actors, Buster Keaton.

Duration:01:35:20

Episode 20 - An Anarchist and a Communist Walk Out: Or Theory and Praxis

7/15/2018
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Andrew concludes part two of his Voltairine de Cleyre series, while Rachael discusses a nurse and social worker who sheltered Jews in Nazi occupied Poland.

Duration:00:59:50

Episode 19 - An Anarchist and a First Lady Walk Into a Bar

7/1/2018
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Andrew discusses the life and times of an American anarchist thinker, while Rachael returns to the world of first ladies with the first first lady.

Duration:00:40:47

Episode 18 - Producers and Paratroopers

6/17/2018
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Andrew talks about a Jewish-Hungarian anti-fascist paratrooper, while Rachael discusses the rise and fall of Hollywood censorship.

Duration:00:52:24

Episode 17 - Trans - Orbital

6/3/2018
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Andrew and Rachael discuss Trans History and the most unique planet in the solar system.

Duration:00:35:23

Episode 16 - Golden Shores and Golden Girls

5/20/2018
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Andrew mispronounces Hawaiian names while talking about the first queen and last monarch of Hawaii, while Rachael makes an earnest plea for listeners to watch one of her favorite shows.

Duration:00:59:53

Episode 15 - Let's Not Talk About Lymphoma

5/6/2018
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On an action packed episode, Andrew, Rachael, Katie, Cameron, and Matt talk lady detectives, the Academy awards, the Newburgh Raid, and the classic film Jurassic Park.

Duration:01:21:11

Special May Day Announcement

5/1/2018
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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...

Duration:00:03:22

Episode 14 - Radical Sandwich Anarchy

4/22/2018
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Andrew, Rachael, and Branden talk a British suffragette, a mythical island, and what really happened while Edith Wilson was president.

Duration:01:09:07

Episode 13 - Anarch-Olympics

4/8/2018
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On this episode of Armchair Apocrypha, Andrew recounts the tragic tale of a Japanese anarcho-feminist journalist, while Rachael delves into a Winter Olympics fan favorite.

Duration:00:43:22