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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

Joan of Arc

7/8/2019
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Joan of Arc, Jeannette, Jean, The Maid, La Pucelle, Hero, Heretic, Visionary, Lunatic…that’s a lot of names and titles for a teenage girl who is remembered for events from only a short period of her life.

Duration:01:25:20

Elizebeth Friedman

7/1/2019
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"America's first female cryptanalyst" only hints at the contributions of this codebreaking war hero.

Duration:01:22:52

Charlotte Brontë

6/18/2019
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Charlotte Brontë didn't let her circumstances and the discouragement of others stand in the way of her goal of becoming a published author; she got knocked down over and over before she was able to present the world with one of the most beloved heroines in literary history.

Duration:02:02:32

Live from PodX!

6/3/2019
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During the PodX Podcast Convention this month, we did a live show in which we explained the ways that the women of the past taught us valuable lessons about our craft... and about ourselves.

Duration:00:31:54

Lydia Pinkham 2019

5/18/2019
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Women's health is in the news this year - and historically speaking, women have always had to fight for proper care. Lydia Pinkham turned some herbs (and a wee bit of alcohol) into an empire, while advancing the progress of women's education about their own well-being.

Duration:01:00:20

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

5/6/2019
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Babe's colorful personality, drive, and athleticism made her a role model for girls around the globe as an Olympian and multi-sport, professional athlete.

Duration:02:09:52

Mary Anning

4/20/2019
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Twelve year old Mary Anning pulled a dinosaur out of a cliff, and set off a firestorm of philosophy and science that never seemed to include her, somehow. From the Loch Ness Monster to Jurassic Park, the world would never be the same.

Duration:01:34:35

Annie Londonderry

4/6/2019
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Was Annie Londonderry a flim-flam artist or a true pioneer? Her trip around the world on a bicycle may have been controversial - but she was always up for both an adventure and a tall tale.

Duration:01:37:03

Ching Shih

3/23/2019
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Ching Shih was the terror of the seas during the Qing Dynasty in China. Although she was the most powerful and successful pirate in history, most of her story is yet to be fully discovered.

Duration:01:17:44

Audrey Hepburn (Part 2)

3/9/2019
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We'll talk about Audrey Hepburn's entertainment career, which gave people joy all over the world. But it was her humanitarian work with UNICEF which made her a true star.

Duration:01:26:05

Audrey Hepburn (Part 1)

2/24/2019
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Audrey Hepburn was born a child of privilege and became a child of war. Although she reached superstar status in Hollywood, she became a shining example of the best of humanity through her work with UNICEF.

Duration:01:27:19

Phillis Wheatley

2/11/2019
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Born in Africa and transported as a slave to America, this Revolutionary War era poet became the darling of London and charmed notable figures of American history along the way.

Duration:01:27:03

Elizabeth Bathory

1/27/2019
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One of the world's most prolific serial killers... basically lives up to the hype. The only thing we can clear her of is her gruesome bathing practices!

Duration:01:21:58

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