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What'sHerName women's history podcast tells the stories of fascinating women you've never heard of, but should have. Through compelling interviews with well-known and unknown scholars, curators, authors and historians, hosts Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle bring to life the forgotten women whose stories were left out of the history books. Fascinating and funny, thought-provoking and thoughtful, What'sHerName restores women's voices to the conversation. A woman's place is...making history. New episodes launch Monday mornings.

What'sHerName women's history podcast tells the stories of fascinating women you've never heard of, but should have. Through compelling interviews with well-known and unknown scholars, curators, authors and historians, hosts Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle bring to life the forgotten women whose stories were left out of the history books. Fascinating and funny, thought-provoking and thoughtful, What'sHerName restores women's voices to the conversation. A woman's place is...making history. New episodes launch Monday mornings.
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What'sHerName women's history podcast tells the stories of fascinating women you've never heard of, but should have. Through compelling interviews with well-known and unknown scholars, curators, authors and historians, hosts Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle bring to life the forgotten women whose stories were left out of the history books. Fascinating and funny, thought-provoking and thoughtful, What'sHerName restores women's voices to the conversation. A woman's place is...making history. New episodes launch Monday mornings.

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THE FAIR LABOR LAWYER Bessie Margolin

4/23/2018
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Bessie Margolin grew up the New Orleans Jewish Orphan’s Home, was one of the first women to graduate from Tulane Law School and earned her PhD in Law from Yale University in 1932. Her groundbreaking work as Assistant Solicitor of Labor for the New Deal’s Fair Labor Standards Act championed many of the wage and hour rights Americans take for granted today and enshrined in law the basic human dignity of American workers. She still … The post THE FAIR LABOR LAWYER Bessie Margolin appeared...

Duration:01:25:23

THE MAID OF MONTEREY: Maria Ruiz de Burton

4/16/2018
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Maria Ruiz de Burton was a writer, entrepreneur and businesswoman, and the first Mexican-American woman to publish a novel in English. Born in 1832 in Baja California, Mexico to a prominent Spanish family, Maria Amparo Ruiz was fifteen when the Mexican-American war ended and California became part of the United States. She married the commander of the American forces that invaded Baja shortly after the end of the war, and his career took them … The post THE MAID OF MONTEREY: Maria Ruiz de...

Duration:00:37:19

THE REVOLUTIONARY ACTRESS: Sahibjamal Gizzatullina

4/9/2018
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Sahibjamal Gizzatullina was the first Muslim actress and theatrical director in the Russian empire, and spent her life touring Russia to share, through her theater, big ideas of cultural change. Most of the far-flung places she performed had never seen theater before. She spent her life on the stage, in Russia’s most turbulent time: through the reign and deposition of Tzar Nicholas II, both world wars, the Bolshevik revolution and the formation of the … The post THE REVOLUTIONARY ACTRESS:...

Duration:00:41:33

THE SISTERS: Jane and Anna Maria Porter

4/2/2018
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Sisters Jane and Anna Maria Porter were wildly popular writers–among the most widely-read writers in Regency England. (Yes, more popular than Jane Austen!) Their novels were on every British bookshelf, their poetry was popular and acclaimed, and Jane Porter’s historical novel The Scottish Chiefs would retain its popularity for nearly 150 years. So how did these bestselling icons of British literature end up nearly penniless and living as “professional houseguests” without a home to call...

Duration:00:50:48

THE SAGE Gargi Vachaknavi

3/26/2018
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Are public debates like the feuds we see on Twitter and Facebook a product of modern society? Gargi Vachaknavi has long been remembered in India for her brilliant performance in a public debate 2,700 years ago. Her story offers a refreshing model for how to engage in heated ideological discussions: she didn’t just throw down an epic victory, humiliating her opponent. She did something much more clever! Our guest is Ravi M. Gupta, the Charles … The post THE SAGE Gargi Vachaknavi appeared...

Duration:00:35:06

THE RADICAL Lola Ridge

3/19/2018
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Rose Emily Ridge was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1973. After spending her childhood in Australia and New Zealand, she fled an abusive husband for California in 1907. Arriving in America, she promptly changed her name, her age, her nationality and her marital status and launched her new life as Lola Ridge, radical poet, anarchist organizer, and editor of the influential avant-garde magazine Broom. At her popular Greenwich Village salons she welcomed the country’s most … The post THE RADICAL...

Duration:00:44:27

THE VISIONARY Hildegard of Bingen

3/12/2018
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Nine hundred years ago, Hildegard of Bingen was given by her parents to the Catholic Church as a child. She was literally “walled up” in a tiny convent, completely cut off from the outside world. But over the course of her long and varied life, she emerged from the walls to embrace the world. She founded her own convents, and traveled across Europe on preaching tours. She spent decades caring for the sick and infirm, … The post THE VISIONARY Hildegard of Bingen appeared first on...

Duration:00:31:55

THE DISAPPEARING WOMAN: Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic

3/5/2018
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Adelaide Herrmann ruled the stage for fifty years as one the brightest stars of the Golden Age of Magic. After the death of her husband, renowned magician Herrmann the Great, Adelaide took center stage and toured for thirty years as one of the most famous magicians in the world. She was more well-known than her contemporary Houdini, and she continued performing until her death at age seventy-nine, when she was inexplicably forgotten for nearly … The post THE DISAPPEARING WOMAN: Adelaide...

Duration:00:38:33

THE MUSICIAN Mary Lou Williams

2/5/2018
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Mary Lou Williams was one of the most innovative, creative, groundbreaking musicians in the history of jazz. She was a brilliant and prolific composer and uniquely gifted pianist whose influence spans nearly the entire timeline of jazz music, but her name is almost never listed among the “giants of jazz.” Although prejudice kept her from achieving the recognition and fame she deserved during her lifetime, her contributions cement her legacy as a true pioneer of … The post THE MUSICIAN...

Duration:00:59:12

THE PHILOSOPHER: Margaret Cavendish

1/29/2018
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Four hundred years ago, Margaret Cavendish dared to contemplate the biggest philosophical questions of her day. Brilliant and bold, she wrote 21 books despite being dismissed or mocked by the almost entirely male intellectual community. A famously eccentric dresser, she and her husband hosted high-society parties at their fantastical castle, but she was also paralyzed by bashfulness and dreaded talking to people. She hoped that her intellectual works would lead to eternal fame, but … The...

Duration:00:46:01

THE UNSINKABLE: Margaret “Molly” Brown

1/22/2018
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Margaret Brown (who was renamed Molly after her death by the playwright Meredith Wilson) is often cited as the quintessential American rags-to-riches story. Born to poor Irish immigrants in Missouri, Margaret went on to become one of the wealthiest women in the country. She cemented her place in history through her heroism on the disastrous maiden voyage of the Titanic, but her life story is a compelling and unusual tale of character, compassion and … The post THE UNSINKABLE: Margaret...

Duration:01:20:25

THE PRINCESS: Te Puea Herangi, Maori Leader

1/15/2018
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Te Puea Herangi was one of the most important and influential Maori leaders of the 20th century. Born into the family of the Maori King, she was a tireless activist for her people. Her work to assure economic prosperity in the Waikato region, her fierce battles for justice for Maori … The post THE PRINCESS: Te Puea Herangi, Maori Leader appeared first on What'shername.

Duration:01:03:35

THE BOOK MISSIONARY: Mary Lemist Titcomb, Inventor of the Bookmobile

1/8/2018
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Mary Lemist Titcomb was a pioneering librarian at the turn of the 20th century, when public libraries were first appearing in America. Believing strongly in the power of books, especially for children in far-flung places, she invented America’s first Bookmobile: a horse-drawn, specially constructed book-wagon to bring books to … The post THE BOOK MISSIONARY: Mary Lemist Titcomb, Inventor of the Bookmobile appeared first on What'shername.

Duration:00:53:52

THE SINNER: Pearl DeVere, Legendary Madam of Cripple Creek

1/1/2018
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Pearl DeVere was one of the most famous and successful madams in the history of the American West. From a suitably mysterious background, Pearl built a thriving business that became one of the most famed “parlor houses” in the country. Her incredible business acumen, as well as her … The post THE SINNER: Pearl DeVere, Legendary Madam of Cripple Creek appeared first on What'shername.

Duration:01:17:23

THE SAINT: Margaret Clitherow, Martyr of the English Reformation

1/1/2018
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Margaret Clitherow’s life–and death–were shaped by the religious upheavals of the Protestant Reformation in Elizabethan (16th century) England. A devoted Catholic in a time and place where Catholicism was illegal, she played a powerful role in a kind of “spy” network secretly harboring Catholic priests in the city … The post THE SAINT: Margaret Clitherow, Martyr of the English Reformation appeared first on What'shername.

Duration:00:48:48

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