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

Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
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Kansas City, MO

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Panoply

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Harriet Tubman

1/6/2019
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Most grade school kids will tell you that Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave and conductor on the Underground Railroad which is a great start--but she was so much more! A nurse, a spy, a military leader, a public speaker, a humanitarian, a wife and mother who did everything in her power to keep her family together...and she did it all with a traumatic brain injury.

Duration:01:46:05

Barbie

12/15/2018
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Barbie has inspired generations of children in her 59 years, always representing the historically novel idea that women have choices in their lives. She's both an icon and a record of just how far we've come.

Duration:01:34:33

Belle Starr and Calamity Jane

11/26/2018
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"Belle Starr" and "Calamity Jane" aren't even their given names! We separate fact from fabrication in our coverage of these famous women of the Wild West.

Duration:01:24:06

Anne Frank

11/9/2018
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Even though her life was a short one, Anne Frank's account of her turbulent times has provided inspiration for millions of people all over the world.

Duration:02:17:15

Jane Addams (Part 2)

10/13/2018
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Jane's life of far-reaching social service and her work for peace didn't prevent her from being called "America's most dangerous woman."

Duration:01:18:31

Jane Addams (Part 1)

9/22/2018
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Later known as "The Mother of Social Work", Jane Addams took a circuitous route to find her life's calling.

Duration:01:26:48

Clara Barton Revisited and Refreshed

9/1/2018
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The life of Clara Barton was so full of humanitarian accomplishments it's worthy of another, refreshed, look.

Duration:01:06:34

Georgia O'Keeffe

8/11/2018
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Georgia O'Keeffe is known as the mother of Modernism; she created a vast body of work, always finding a novel way to express what he wanted to say through her art.

Duration:02:24:13

Grace O'Malley

7/21/2018
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Grainne Ui Mhaille (Grace O'Malley) was a terror of the open seas; living her life on her own terms during a turbulent time in her country. She defied society and carved out a niche for herself, but it was her meeting with Queen Elizabeth in 1593 that cemented her place in history.

Duration:01:28:08

The Statue of Liberty

6/30/2018
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The life of an American icon from her birth at a French dinner table to her place in the hearts of people all over the world.

Duration:01:54:29

Mary Pickford

6/11/2018
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Mary Pickford was so much more than an adorable head of hair. She was a hard-headed businesswoman who broke new ground in a brand new industry - the movies.

Duration:02:22:24

Beatrix Potter Revisited and Refreshed

5/19/2018
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We take a look back at one of our most delightful subjects with a remastered classic episode.

Duration:01:44:20

Dowager Empress Cixi of China

4/29/2018
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The story of a Chinese concubine who rose to power from behind a curtain of yellow silk.

Duration:02:01:26

Louisa May Alcott

4/8/2018
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Louisa May Alcott fictionalized (and sanitized) her childhood reality in her novel Little Women; she left out life in a commune, starvation, 19th century action thriller stories, and becoming the family breadwinner at a young age.

Duration:02:06:19

Ada Lovelace

3/17/2018
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Ada Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer long before computers existed!

Duration:01:42:53

Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Part 2)

2/24/2018
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Jackie's life was far from over after her husband's assassination; in some ways, it had only just begun.

Duration:01:44:11

Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Part 1)

2/7/2018
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Jackie Kennedy changed the cultural outlook of the United States during her brief role as First Lady.

Duration:01:48:24

A Celebration of 100 Episodes

1/14/2018
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We're celebrating our 100th full-length episode and our 7th year by taking a trip back to visit some women and moments that we will never forget.

Duration:00:56:59

Pocahontas

12/23/2017
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Pocahontas did save lives... just not the way (or the one) that you've been taught.

Duration:01:14:17

Mrs. Claus - A Short History of an Undersung Hero

12/11/2017
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Once upon a time, Santa was a bachelor. But over the years, the folklore grew to include his wife, a beloved character of modern Christmas.

Duration:00:12:29