129 episodes

Minute Women is your weekly dose of Canadian history and corny 90s nostalgia. We are best friends Grace McNutt and Linnea Swinimer and we are on a mission to tell the untold stories behind the iconic Canadian Heritage Minutes. Along the way, we uncover the funny, weird, and downright terrifying stories left out of Canada’s national history.

Did you know John A. Macdonald's younger brother was murdered in a freak gin incident? Or that Sandford Fleming was going to call standard time "cosmic time"? Or that Governor Frontenac was a legendary jerk?

Well, neither did we! Join us to learn more! A not-so-proud part of our national heritage.

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Minute Women is your weekly dose of Canadian history and corny 90s nostalgia. We are best friends Grace McNutt and Linnea Swinimer and we are on a mission to tell the untold stories behind the iconic Canadian Heritage Minutes. Along the way, we uncover the funny, weird, and downright terrifying stories left out of Canada’s national history.

Did you know John A. Macdonald's younger brother was murdered in a freak gin incident? Or that Sandford Fleming was going to call standard time "cosmic time"? Or that Governor Frontenac was a legendary jerk?

Well, neither did we! Join us to learn more! A not-so-proud part of our national heritage.

    Introducing Thomas Spence

    Introducing Thomas Spence

    Miss our most recent episode? Busy schedule keeping you from listening to your favourite podcast? We got you! Enjoy this snippet from "The Republic of Manitobah (LIVE)".

    You can find the full episode and the rest of our content on your favourite podcast platform or on our website: https://www.minutewomenpodcast.ca/

    • 1 min
    The Republic of Manitobah (LIVE)

    The Republic of Manitobah (LIVE)

    The Minute Women examine the life of Thomas Spence and his failed Republic of Manitobah. Recorded live at HopYard on Gottingen in Halifax, NS.

    https://www.minutewomenpodcast.ca/

    • 52 min
    Titanic Tangent

    Titanic Tangent

    Miss our most recent episode? Busy schedule keeping you from listening to your favourite podcast? We got you! Enjoy this snippet from "Charles Ora Card and the Canadian Mormons". Staying on topic has never been a Minute Women strong suit. Case and point, here is a tangent about the Titanic!

    You can find the full episode and the rest of our content on your favourite podcast platform or on our website: https://www.minutewomenpodcast.ca/

    • 2 min
    Charles Ora Card and the Canadian Mormons

    Charles Ora Card and the Canadian Mormons

    In 1886, Charles Ora Card was the first man to bring the Church of Latter Day Saints to Canada. Grace and Linnea dive into his life and settlement of Cardston, Alberta.

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    • 46 min
    Trickster Isaac Brock (Part 2)

    Trickster Isaac Brock (Part 2)

    Miss our most recent episode? Busy schedule keeping you from listening to your favourite podcast? We got you! Enjoy this snippet from "Isaac Brock (Part 2)". There is only one thing Isaac Brock loved more than serving in the British army and that was playing tricks on people. Especially Americans.

    You can find the full episode and the rest of our content on your favourite podcast platform or on our website: https://www.minutewomenpodcast.ca/

    • 5 min
    Isaac Brock (Part 2)

    Isaac Brock (Part 2)

    Minute Women are back to conclude the story of Canadian war hero Isaac Brock! Look big everyone because we are covering the War of 1812, the Battle of Queenston Heights, and the most important character of all - Brock's horse Alfred.

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

GolfAlberta ,

Logan Crawford

Great group of gals to listen to. I can be having a pretty crummy day and just the amount of joy that grace and Emily?( I think that’s her name, drawing a blank). Bring in my day, wether just hearing them chat or laugh about something. It always seems to make my day a lot better.

Maybe I can get a mention on the next podcast? Lol

Was there any Golf heritage minutes grace?

Seems like despite golf being a popular game in Canada. Our athletes are always the dark horse in Canadian history AKA: George Lyon Mackenzie

belinda.magic.kingdom ,

Terry Fox

I just listened to the Terry Fox episode. Want to ✋for calling out the ridiculousness of the “convoy”, targeting the humanity of Terry Fox and making me cry tears of pride. You don’t F**k with Terry Fox. 💜💜. Love listening to The Minute Women.

Roving Forester ,

Best show

Best show, would recommend to any Canadian. Hope I end up out east to see them live one day :)

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