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2.7 Liliuokalani, Hawaii's Last Monarch

This week on Political MissAdventures, Vicki tells Helena the story of Hawaii's last monarch, queen Liliuokalani. Stuff gets real as we talk about the loss of Hawaiian independence. We give you some context on the Hawaiian monarchy, a bit about this foiled femme's upbringing, and then launch into the tragic tale which culminates in the islands' takeover by American plantation owners and eventual annexation by the United States. Vicki tries her best to pronounce things.

Duration: 01:07:30

2.6 Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni

This week Helena is telling Vicki the story of the one, the only, Boudicca! She was a Celtic ruler who found herself in conflict with our old friends, the Romans. Her fight against the Romans is one of the most well-known chapters in the history of Roman Britain. Please note that there is a very brief reference to sexual assault, so this episode may not be appropriate for all listeners!

Duration: 00:34:31

2.5 Anna Comnena, Historian and Princess

This week we are headed back to the balmy Mediterranean! Vicki tells Helena about Anna Comnena, a Byzantine princess who tried to take the throne but was thwarted by a wimpy husband and other unfortunate factors. She went on to write a fifteen-volume history in exile. Join us for our fifth Foiled Femme!

Duration: 00:32:40

2.4 Dilma Roussef of Brazil

In our latest episode we are going thoroughly modern! Helena tells Vicki all about Dilma Roussef, former president of Brazil. Did you see the news but were you confused bythe scandal? Were you confuddled by corruption charges? Have no fear, Helena is here to explain this week's foiled femme with our usual dose of comedy.

Duration: 00:45:36

2.3 Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra

In this week's episode, Vicki tells Helena about Queen Zenobia! She said "screw you" to the Roman Empire and took over a THIRD of its territory in only a few years. She is also arguably the most famous ruler of Palmyra, the ancient Syrian city that has hit the news for damage resulting from Syria's ongoing conflict. Hear the original story about a woman whose conquests and fall have been immortalized in art and literature for a millennia and a half.

Duration: 00:43:31

2.2 Mary Queen Of Scots

Don't lose your head over our second "Foiled Femme"! This week, Helena tells Vicki about the Mary whose efforts to rule Scotland in Tudor times were foiled. Political pitfalls and dubious accents await you in our second episode in our second season of Political MissAdventures.

Duration: 00:47:55

2.1 Queen Lakshmibai

This week we are delighted to release our first episode in our "Foiled Femmes" series. Vicki regales Helena with the story of Queen Lakshmibai of Jhansi, who faced off against the patriarchy and British domination in the 19th century.

Duration: 00:39:42

1.11 Vicki's Vexations: Westphalia

This week we bring you a bonus mini episode! In this post-script to our series on "Wars that Make You Go, 'What,'" Vicki muses on the role which the norm of sovereignty in Europe may have played in providing us with strange pretexts for war.

Duration: 00:10:57

1.10 Whacky War Wrap-Up

This is the LAST EPISODE of our season on "Wars That Make You Go, 'WHAT?!'" We bring the season to a close by having both of our co-hosts bring several crazy conflicts to the table. This week brings a lengthy war in which a shot was never fired, the war of the stray dog, a conflict begun by a failure by google maps, a war to keep a woman from the Austrian throne, the football war, and a war in which an army defeated itself over schnapps. It's a hilarious roller-coster of crazy conflicts...

Duration: 01:17:10

1.9 King Philips' War

We have almost reached the end of the "Wars that make you go, 'WHAT'?!" series! In this episode Vicki tells Helena about a bloody conflict fought on New England soil that many people have never heard of... and that maybe could have been avoided.

Duration: 00:58:53

1.8 Falklands War

In our latest "War that Make You Go, 'WHAT'?!" Helena tells Vicki about one of the whackier wars of recent decades - the conflict over the Falkland Islands.

Duration: 00:46:05

The Fourth Crusade

In this episode in the "Wars that Make You Go, 'What'?!" series, Vicki tells Helena about the 4th crusade. Like many crusades, the objective was the holy land. This European army just couldn't quite seem to get there...

Duration: 00:53:25

Bucket War

In this episode Helena tells a story about a war between Italian cities over... a bucket. For real.

Duration: 00:40:48

War Of Jenkins' Ear

In this episode, Vicki tells Helena about the War of Jenkins' Ear. This oft-forgotten war between the Spanish and the British began with the dismemberment of a British civilian... maybe. This is definitely a war that will make you go, "WHAT?"

Duration: 00:36:18

War Of The Golden Stool

In this episode, Helena recounts the story of the War of the Golden Stool- a conflict that epitomizes colonial cultural bungling. It's Britain vs. the Ashanti in this next installment of our series on "wars that make you go, 'what'?"

Duration: 00:38:32

Napoleon In Egypt

Our first installment of the "Wars that Make You Go, 'What?'" series. Political MissAdventures tells the story of Napoleon in Egypt.

Duration: 00:50:05

The Emu War

The third installment in the "Wars that Make You Go, 'What?'" series. This time we are going to talk about Australia's war against the emus.

Duration: 00:29:30