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

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

    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Part 2

    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Part 2

    The worldwide eradication of smallpox was not Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's only claim to fame; she discarded the life she knew and set out to remake herself, acquiring a reputation for eccentricity, adventures worthy of a modern motion picture, and unwanted literary superstardom.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Part 1

    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Part 1

    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was brought up to believe that it was her face that was her fortune, and her place to be simply decorative. However, her uncommon intelligence, influence among the powerful, and her willingness to accept new ideas about medicine would save lives, help end smallpox, and transform the entire world.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Typhoid Mary Mallon Revisited

    Typhoid Mary Mallon Revisited

    There are striking similarities between "Typhoid" Mary Mallon's life story and our present-day pandemic, can we learn from them?

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Announcement: Gone fishin'

    Announcement: Gone fishin'

    A summer announcement and a song

    • 6 min
    Olympias

    Olympias

    Olympias is known for being the mother of Alexander the Great and for being Very Fond Of Snakes. She was subject to centuries of slander by the historians who followed her - but in this episode, we right some of the wrongs, give you some context for her actions, and reveal her connection to the Olympic Games.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Statue of Liberty, Revisited

    The Statue of Liberty, Revisited

    In honor of the arrival of the Statue of Liberty's sister to the US this week and to help celebrate both the Fourth of July and Bastille Day, we revisit Liberty Enlightening the World.

    • 1 hr 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

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One of the best podcasts I have heard

This ladies are awesome, very entertaining, well researched and love the length of the podcast!

Brony1964 ,

Always Interesting

The hosts are so funny and interesting! They bring each story to life so well and make my days at work a little more brighter 💕

alicek24 ,

Entertaining *and* educational

The hosts of this show are charming and funny and wonderful to listen to! A lot of times I’ve never heard of the subject before but the story telling is so good that it is always fun and I learn something interesting. You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy this!

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