32 episodes

A podcast by two almost historians on the women who lived, fought, loved, and died during wars throughout history, Women of War is slightly irreverent, mostly factual, and thoroughly interesting. Join Hannah and Nicola each fortnight as they explore how women navigated the complexities of living during wartime.

Women of War Women of War Podcast

    • History
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

A podcast by two almost historians on the women who lived, fought, loved, and died during wars throughout history, Women of War is slightly irreverent, mostly factual, and thoroughly interesting. Join Hannah and Nicola each fortnight as they explore how women navigated the complexities of living during wartime.

    S3E8: The Brawling, Boisterous, Scottish Wench — Agnes Randolph and the Siege of Dunbar

    S3E8: The Brawling, Boisterous, Scottish Wench — Agnes Randolph and the Siege of Dunbar

    Poor William Montague. He thought he'd have an easy time taking control of Dunbar Castle in 1338. Sucks for him that Agnes Randolph was in charge and about to find new ways to humiliate his attempts. Join Hannah and Nicola for the Season 3 Finale as they head to Scotland to find out what one woman was doing in the Second War of Scottish Independence. 
    Women of War is written and recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and any First Nations listeners today. Sovereignty was never ceded.
    This episode contains references to the crimes of English colonisation.
    For more information on the podcast, go to womenofwarpod.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @womenofwarpod for updates, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Sign up to our newsletter at womenofwarpod.com/subscribe to get notified of the newest episodes plus all the cool things we couldn’t fit into the episode.
    Intro and Outro Music: Frosty Forest by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com; sound effects by ZapSplat.

    • 33 min
    S3E7: 12 Nuns, 68.3 metres and 93 penises-The women of the Bayeux Tapestry and the Battle of Hastings

    S3E7: 12 Nuns, 68.3 metres and 93 penises-The women of the Bayeux Tapestry and the Battle of Hastings

    Like a river flows surely to the sea, as a tapestry is actually an embroidery, we’re having a format change. This week Hannah and Nicola look at the women who created the most famous fabric art in world history, the women on the most famous fabric art in world history and the story in it. There will be Williams who conquer, Edwards who confess, and Harolds who get hit in the eye with an arrow….or was he?
    To follow along with the panels of the tapestry we reference, click this link: https://www.bayeuxmuseum.com/en/the-bayeux-tapestry/discover-the-bayeux-tapestry/explore-online/
    The song “1066” can be found at the link below by the YouTube channel historyteachers:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TETr5xkgTz4
    Women of War is written and recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and any First Nations listeners today. Sovereignty was never ceded. 
    This episode contains references to war crimes including rape, stroke, nudity, cruelty and death of animals.
    For more information on the podcast, go to womenofwarpod.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @womenofwarpod for updates, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Sign up to our newsletter at womenofwarpod.com/subscribe to get notified of the newest episodes plus all the cool things we couldn’t fit into the episode.
    Intro and Outro Music: Frosty Forest by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com; sound effects by ZapSplat.

    • 47 min
    S3E6: Get Up, Stand Up, and Deliver — Truganini, the NOT last Indigenous Tasmanian

    S3E6: Get Up, Stand Up, and Deliver — Truganini, the NOT last Indigenous Tasmanian

    Everything you learnt about Truganini in school is wrong. This week, join Nicola and Hannah as they look between the lines of Australian colonialism to trace the story of Nuenonne woman Truganini, a woman who lived through the unimaginable. And became a bushranger. Which was a valid life choice.
    Women of War is written and recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and any First Nations listeners today. Sovereignty was never ceded. 
    This podcast contains references to violence and atrocities committed against Indigenous men, women and children in Australia over the course of the last two hundred years. It also contains references to disease, sexual coercion and sexual slavery, pedophilia, murder, execution, robbery and desecration of the dead. It also contains the names of Indigenous people who have passed away. It also contains some coarse language. It may not be suitable for all listeners.
    All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in this podcast however with the nature of historical research, there may be mistakes or inconsistencies. The views presented herein are also not reflective of our employers.
    For a far more thorough exploration of Truganini's life, read Cassandra Pybus' Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse (2020). Hannah relied heavily on this thoughtful work to bring Truganini to the front in this episode. 
    For more information on the podcast, go to womenofwarpod.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @womenofwarpod for updates, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Sign up to our newsletter at womenofwarpod.com/subscribe to get notified of the newest episodes plus all the cool things we couldn’t fit into the episode.
    Intro and Outro Music: Frosty Forest by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com; sound effects by ZapSplat.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    S3E5: She’d Probably Hate Her Great-Great Nephew–Dame Mary Gilmore, the Pinko on the Blue Note.

    S3E5: She’d Probably Hate Her Great-Great Nephew–Dame Mary Gilmore, the Pinko on the Blue Note.

    Ten bucks to anyone who can name an Australian war poet (who hasn't got a literature degree). This fortnight's episode looks at the venerated poet, committed communist and radical racist, Dame Mary Gilmore, who wrote some of Australia's best known (?) poems (?) throughout World Wars I and II, and did a lot of shouting about socialism during the Cold War years. Also contains sledging of various Australian politicians, ruminations on the Australian Communist Party and talk about crocodiles. Enjoy!
    (Nicola never did check if Mary Gilmore's siblings served in World War II).
    This episode of Women of War was written and recorded on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded.
    This episode contains references to genocide, racism especially in the context of the White Australia policy, domestic violence, alcoholism, discussion of suicide, and people being eaten by crocodiles. It may not be suitable for all listeners. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in this podcast however with the nature of historical research, there may be mistakes or inconsistencies. The views presented herein are also not reflective of our employers.
    For more information on the podcast, go to womenofwarpod.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @womenofwarpod for updates, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Sign up to our newsletter at womenofwarpod.com/subscribe to get notified of the newest episodes plus all the cool things we couldn’t fit into the episode.
    Intro and Outro Music: Frosty Forest by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com; sound effects by ZapSplat.

    • 1 hr
    S3E4: The Amiable Madwoman - Doña Manuela Sáenz + the Fight for Spanish American Independence

    S3E4: The Amiable Madwoman - Doña Manuela Sáenz + the Fight for Spanish American Independence

    Finally, an episode where we know some things about a woman! Maybe too much. Join Hannah and Nicola as they learn about Doña Manuela Sáenz de Vergara y Aizpuru, the Ecuadorian woman who worked to free South America from Spanish colonisation. Put on your best colonel's uniform and jump astride your horse to find out how the Libertadora del Libertador not only helped South American countries gain independence from Spain but worked alongside Simón Bolívar to build the short-lived state of Gran Colombia, saving his life twice in the process. 
     
    This episode of Women of War was written and recorded on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded.
     
    This episode contains references to to or discussion of assassination, attempted suicide, infidelity and exile. It also contains naughty language and so may not be suitable for all listeners. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in this podcast however with the nature of historical research, there may be mistakes or inconsistencies.
     
    For more information on the podcast, go to womenofwarpod.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @womenofwarpod for updates, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Sign up to our newsletter at womenofwarpod.com/subscribe to get notified of the newest episodes plus all the cool things we couldn’t fit into the episode.
     
    Read the biography of Manuela: Pamela S. Murray, For Glory and Bolívar: The Remarkable Life of Manuela Sáenz, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008).
     
    Intro and Outro Music: Frosty Forest by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

    • 1 hr 40 min
    S3E3: The Woman in the High Castle–Veleda, Seeress of the Bructeri

    S3E3: The Woman in the High Castle–Veleda, Seeress of the Bructeri

    This week we go back to find a decent German woman, and some historical sources on her.
    We find neither. Though we are in Germany. But we're not actually, we're in Germania, looking at a woman who inspired an anti-Roman rebellion, and her sisters-in-arms, the prophet-women of the Cimbri, the Bructeri and other tribes. We also look at a lot of dead bodies, but alas, the Dutch did something disgusting to a lot of them so there's less than there should be.
    This episode of Women of War was created on the lands of the Gadigal people, and the lands of the Wurundjeri nation. We pay respects to all of their Elders, past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
    This episode contains references to disembowelment, murder, human sacrifice, rape, genocide and imprisonment. It also contains some rude language and may not be suitable for all listeners.
    For more information on the podcast, go to womenofwarpod.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @womenofwarpod for updates, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Sign up to our newsletter at womenofwarpod.com/subscribe to get notified of the newest episodes plus all the cool things we couldn’t fit into the episode.
    Intro and Outro Music: Frosty Forest by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
    Sound Effects by ZapSplat.com

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

georgiamaykxo ,

LOVEEE THIS PODCAST

Amazing podcast! Came across it after the hard quiz episode and as an IR student, the lack of intersectionality or women in the field is all too familiar. An AMAZING podcast that is top notch in its historical accuracy, enjoyment and content. Truly well done!

RobotQuest ,

Yeah aight

Well researched and interesting that was tight

allieciaffa ,

Super informative and wonderfully fun!

what a great first episode, Hannah and Nicola! I learnt so much and has so much fun whilst listening. xx

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