Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Womanica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. On Wonder Media Network’s award-winning podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know — but definitely should.
BONUS: Introducing Teaching Texas
Introducing Wonder Media Network's latest audio documentary, Teaching Texas. In 1961, Norma and Mel Gabler were a quiet couple living in Longview, Texas. One day, they noticed some factual errors in one of their sons’ textbooks. What began as a small complaint morphed into a multi-decade crusade to shape what children of Texas — and therefore the country — read in their textbooks. In an election year with raging debates around education, this audio documentary charts how Texas dictated American education over the last sixty years and examines how the fight over our children’s classroom has only intensified today.
Resisters: Florence Finch
Florence Finch (1915-2016) risked her own safety to bring aid to American forces imprisoned by the Japanese during World War II.
Resisters: Yaa Asantewaa
Yaa Asantewaa (1840-1921) has been called Ghana’s Warrior Queen. A farmer, politician and military leader, she led her people in battle against British colonial forces.
Resisters: Mercy Otis Warren
Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814) used her writing to help fuel a revolution. As a playwright, poet and satirist, her work inspired early American Patriots, and set the stage for the ratification of the Bill of Rights.
Resisters: Ani Pachen
Ani Pachen (1933-2002) was a celebrated warrior nun who led the Tibetan resistance against the Chinese. Even though she was imprisoned for 21 years, her determination to fight for her country never faltered.
Resisters: Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was one of the earliest and most influential figures in the modern fight for women’s rights. Her writings became the groundwork for many feminists in the Western world for centuries after her death.
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Got a few minutes? Enjoy the story of one of thousands of fascinating, accomplished women throughout the ages whose name you might not know. Highly recommended!
Great your young girls!
Super podcast that provides real role models for young girls and women to look up to!
Educative, interesting and very insightful! Love hearing about all of these women, and how they helped changes the world. Knowing about their challenges and creative solutions is a good way to stay optimistic!