176 episodes

A feminist women's history comedy podcast about the scandalicious stories of people from olden times. Hosted by Ann Foster.

Vulgar History Realm

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    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

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A feminist women's history comedy podcast about the scandalicious stories of people from olden times. Hosted by Ann Foster.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Queen of Sheba (with Princess O'Nika Auguste)

    The Queen of Sheba (with Princess O'Nika Auguste)

    We're joined by return guest Princess O'Nika Auguste, here to share the story of The Queen of Sheba. Princess explains this Queen's connection to Ethiopian, Rastafarian, Yemeni, Islamic, Jewish, Christian, and Black history.
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    Mary Ann Shadd Cary (with Nneka D. Dennie)

    Mary Ann Shadd Cary (with Nneka D. Dennie)

    Mary Ann Shadd Cary is recognized as a national hero in both Canada and the United States. I'm joined by Nneka D. Dennie, author of Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Essential Writings of a Nineteenth-Century Black Radical Feminist to discuss Mary Ann's life and legacy.
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    Author Interview: Avery Cunningham (Author of The Mayor of Maxwell Street)

    Author Interview: Avery Cunningham (Author of The Mayor of Maxwell Street)

    We're joined this week by Avery Cunningham, author of The Mayor of Maxwell Street. This historical fiction novel has it all: old timey gangsters! Lady journalists! Noir-adjacent gangland rivalries! And: 1920s outfits. It's also a story about the Black elite of 1920s Kentucky and Chicago, using fictional characters to highlight this lesser known aspect of Black American history.
    Learn more about Avery and her books at averycunninghamauthor.com
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    • 40 min
    Author Interview: Vanessa Miller (Author of The American Queen)

    Author Interview: Vanessa Miller (Author of The American Queen)

    Talking with Vanessa Miller, author of the historical fiction novel The American Queen. This novel is based on actual events that occurred between 1865 - 1889 and shares the unsung history of a Black woman who built a kingdom as a refuge for the courageous people who dared to dream of a different way of life.
    Learn more about Vanessa and her books at vanessamiller.com
    The resources Vanessa mentioned to look up the age of words are:
    etymonline.com
    merriam-webster.com
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    • 40 min
    Author Interview: Andrea Penrose (Author of The Diamond of London)

    Author Interview: Andrea Penrose (Author of The Diamond of London)

    Born into an illustrious family of swashbuckling war heroes and brilliant political leaders, Lady Hester Stanhope was a Regency-era adventuress who lived on her own terms and refused to conform. Author Andrea Penrose took Hester's life as inspiration for her new historical fiction novel, The Diamond of London.
    Learn more about Andrea and her work at andreapenrose.com
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    • 37 min
    Lucy Percy Hay, Countess of Carlisle (Ann's Version)

    Lucy Percy Hay, Countess of Carlisle (Ann's Version)

    This week is a re-release of season 1, episode 6 of Vulgar History, telling the saga of the Wizard Earl's Daughter, Frances Howard's protegee, that's right: lady spy Lucy Percy Hay!
    This rerelease includes a new edit of the original recording and a new intro and extro.

    Mentioned in this episode: 
    Sweet Valley Sagas by Francine Pascal 
    Court Lady and Country Wife: Royal Privilege and Civil War: Two Noble Sisters in 17th-century England by Lita-Rose Betcherman
    Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain by Nadine Akkerman 

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

morgan1392 ,

Love this podcast

I love this podcast and most episodes are great but I have to say that the interview with John Guy and Julie Fox was painful. I couldn’t stand how John talked over Julie the entire time.

WildFae ,

Favourite women’s history podcast!

If you love women’s history and understanding the misunderstood, shared with emotional intelligence and a sense of humour, this is the community for you. Always fun, never boring.

Meandmyminions ,

Thank you

Great podcast, I’ve recommended you to all my friends. Thank you

P.S. Like I didn’t even notice like how many times like you say “like”; so like keep on like saying “like” all you want. Like who cares?

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