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Bustles and Broadswords is a podcast about historical, legendary and semi-historical, semi-legendary women with swords - with a queer twist. Researched, narrated and produced by Claire Mead.

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Bustles and Broadswords is a podcast about historical, legendary and semi-historical, semi-legendary women with swords - with a queer twist. Researched, narrated and produced by Claire Mead.

    La Jaguarina

    La Jaguarina

    This episode, it's another delve in the podcast pre-reboot archives. This time one from Summer 2021, all about a legendary rider who did countless duel shows on horseback against men with an unbeatable track record. Expect ambiguously queer sportswomen, absolutely devastating public challenges in the local newspaper and jaguar print hot pants. Also, Muchacho the horse. Access the episode transcript and show notes here! Season 1 of Bustles and Broadswords will update weekly throughout June/July 2022. Tune in every week for a new episode! Follow the podcast at @bustleswordpod! Credits: Written, narrated and produced by Claire Mead - follow her at @carmineclaire  Music is Captivated By Her by Cody Martin.

    • 46 min
    Khutulun

    Khutulun

    This episode, we have a bit of a change of pace. Our warrior lady this week was a swordfighter but she's a lot more known for her high-stakes wrestling. The stakes? Her hand in marriage. Expect a primer on Mongolian warfare techniques, Marco Polo for some reason, problematic operas, iconic actresses turned queer icons and enough horses to appease the most demanding of horse girls.

    Access the episode transcript and show notes here

    Season 1 of Bustles and Broadswords will update weekly throughout June/July 2022. Tune in every week for a new episode!

    Follow the podcast at @bustleswordpod!

    Credits:

    Written, narrated and produced by Claire Mead - follow her at @carmineclaire 

    Music is Captivated By Her by Cody Martin.

    • 44 min
    La Maupin

    La Maupin

    This episode, I bring you back in time...okay back to the pre-reboot podcast archives with this May 2020 episode but also to 17th century France...where we join bisexual opera singer and duellist Julie d'Aubigny, aka La Maupin, for a chaotic journey throughout France leading us to the main stage of the theatre, more than a few pub duels and convent arson.

    To access the episode transcript and show notes: click here

    Season 1 of Bustles and Broadswords will update weekly throughout June/July 2022. Tune in every week for a new episode! Send your Qs and sword lady stories to bustlesandbroadswords@gmail.com and follow the podcast at @bustleswordpod!

    Credits:

    Written, narrated and produced by Claire Mead - follow her at @carmineclaire 

    Music is Captivated By Her by Cody Martin.

    • 38 min
    The First Emancipated Duel (Part 2)

    The First Emancipated Duel (Part 2)

    This episode, we continue our pun-filled adventure of Princess Pauline von Metternich taking flowers too seriously and get to the meat and potatoes...THE DUEL. But not just that. What happens after it, what is its influence, a bit of a topless duel plot twist (and some debunking), and a current-day reimagining via The Language of Flowers (2021)!

    Access the episode transcript and show notes here!

    Season 1 of Bustles and Broadswords will update weekly throughout June/July 2022. Tune in every week for a new episode!

    Follow the podcast at @bustleswordpod!

    Credits:

    Written, narrated and produced by Claire Mead - follow her at @carmineclaire 

    Music is Captivated By Her by Cody Martin and King's Feast by Wicked Cinema.

    • 36 min
    The First Emancipated Duel (Part 1)

    The First Emancipated Duel (Part 1)

    It's a first episode! And we're starting (very) strong and ~scandalous~ with a duel that has remained legendary...the duel between a Princess and Countess at the end of the 19th century that was allegedly fought...topless?! As we follow the story of how exactly Princess Pauline von Metternich ended up in this situation (or not), we encounter queer vibes, fashion, ridiculous duels, operas, and an alarming amount of plot-relevant flowers. 

    Access the episode transcript and show notes here!

    Season 1 of Bustles and Broadswords will update weekly throughout June/July 2022. Tune in every week for a new episode!

    Follow the podcast at @bustleswordpod!

    Credits:

    Written, narrated and produced by Claire Mead - follow her at @carmineclaire 

    Music is Captivated By Her by Cody Martin.

    • 40 min
    Bustles & Broadswords Trailer

    Bustles & Broadswords Trailer

    Welcome, sword lady lovers...to Bustles and Broadswords! Tune in to find out what it's all about and for a teaser about Season 1...around Performance! (jazz hands with swords) (don't try this at home)

    Season 1 of Bustles and Broadswords will update weekly throughout June/July 2022. Tune in every week for a new episode!

    Follow on Twitter at @bustleswordpod to be the first to know when the next one's live!

    And you can follow the writer, narrator and producer of this podcast, Claire Mead, at @carmineclaire!

    • 3 min

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