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A quick disclaimer: we’re journalists, not historians, but we do love our history. Tune in every week as one of our three hosts shares the story of one woman. 
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A quick disclaimer: we’re journalists, not historians, but we do love our history. Tune in every week as one of our three hosts shares the story of one woman. 
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    Amanirenas: Warrior Queen who defeated Rome

    Amanirenas: Warrior Queen who defeated Rome

    Queen Amanirenas
    Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of the week and we are FREAKING PSYCHED.
    It’s nearly the holidays, we can taste the mimosas (or eggnog for those up north) and we have a festive treat for you: another podcast.
    This week we’re diving into the story of Queen Amanirenas, the woman who took on the Roman empire and won.
    Yep - you read that right. The Roman empire thought they could beat the Queen of Kush, turn her people into slaves and take over her kingdom - modern Sudan.
    Lol, they were so wrong.
    In this episode, you’ll hear about the long line of Kandices of Kush, how Amanirenas lost an eye, what she used to cover it up, her legendary hands and the mysterious hieroglyphics that remain an enigma to this day.
    Happy holidays ladies. Let’s go crush some centurions.
    This is also the last episode for the season - but don’t worry we will be back in the new year with some incredible Fierce Females AND some other exciting stuff as well!
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    Get in touch:
    Want to discuss history, wine, the Hulk’s penis or geese?
    Drop us a line here: fiercefemalesofhistory@gmail.com
    Theme music: Get Lo - LynneMusic
    https://www.neosounds.com/songs/15504
    Here’s where Talissa got her info: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZH16dCGsFo
    https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/kandake-amanirenas-10-bc/
    https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/Who-Was-the-One-Eyed-Queen-Who-Defeated-Caesar 
    https://beyondthesinglestory.wordpress.com/2019/04/06/queen-amanirenas/
    https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/amanirenas 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanirenas
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Kush



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    • 20 min
    Irena Sendler: Warsaw Rescuer

    Irena Sendler: Warsaw Rescuer

    Irena Sendler: Warsaw Rescuer

    It’s fair to say WWII and the Holocaust is one of the darkest eras in global history. But, as so often happens, the worst times can also bring out the best in some.
    Take Irena Sendler, for example.
    A social worker, Sendler was also a bona fide rescuer, carrying out 2,500 Jewish people from inside the increasingly desperate Warsaw ghetto.
    In this episode, you’ll hear about how Irena smuggled the children out in inventive ways, how she evaded execution at the hands of the Nazis, and her thoughts on heroism.
    She saved 2,500 people and thought it was normal.
    Have a listen and ask yourself, how do you define a hero?

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    Drop us a line here: fiercefemalesofhistory@gmail.com
    Theme music: Get Lo - LynneMusic
    https://www.neosounds.com/songs/15504
    Audio clips thanks to:
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=she+is+the+mother+i+never+had+oprah 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pviYWzu0dzk&feature=emb_logo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ObDKKW-sn8
    Here's where Erin did her research:
    '100 Nasty Women in History' by Hannah Jewell
    https://www.theholocaustexplained.org/the-camps/the-warsaw-ghetto-a-case-study/conditions-inside-the-warsaw-ghetto
    https://www.britannica.com/event/Warsaw-Uprising
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irena_Sendler
    https://irenasendler.org/facts-about-irena/



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    • 29 min
    Grace O’Malley: Swashbuckling wonder

    Grace O’Malley: Swashbuckling wonder

    Have you ever taken a shipwrecked sailor as your beautiful, Irish lover?
    We haven’t, but boy would we like to.
    That’s just one of the many awe-inspiring things Grace O’Malley, or Gráinne Ní Mháille, did in her staggeringly cinematic life.
    Born in 1530s Ireland, Gráinne defied gender norms to establish a pirate empire, defy the English and take on Queen Elizabeth - with a dagger in her skirt, no less.
    So find your windswept sailor, climb your ship’s mast and breathe in the fresh sea air.
    Then hit play: we’re going on an adventure.
    Follow us:
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    Get in touch:
    Want to discuss history, wine, the Hulk’s penis or geese?
    Drop us a line here: fiercefemalesofhistory@gmail.com
    Theme music: Get Lo - LynneMusic
    https://www.neosounds.com/songs/15504
    Audio clips thanks to:
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=she+is+the+mother+i+never+had+oprah 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pviYWzu0dzk&feature=emb_logo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ObDKKW-sn8
    Here's where Lucy did her research:
    https://karibovee.com/irish-women-in-history-grace-omalley-lady-pirate/
    https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/grace-o-malley-16th-century-pirate-queen-ireland-001773
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/571511/grace-omalley-pirate-queen
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/571511/grace-omalley-pirate-queen
    https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/graceomalley
    https://www.mayo-ireland.ie/en/about-mayo/history/grace-omalley-the-pirate-queen.html
    https://www.historyireland.com/early-modern-history-1500-1700/grainne-mhaol-pirate-queen-of-connacht-behind-the-legend/
    http://bestoflegends.org/pirates/grainne.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V9xnfV9hd0&list=PLC134484A22E736C8
    Grace O'Malley by Anne Chambers

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    • 34 min
    Oprah Winfrey: Powerhouse

    Oprah Winfrey: Powerhouse

    Oprah Winfrey: Powerhouse
    We don’t know about you, but sometimes we just want to be Oprah Winfrey, pottering around her garden in a loose white linen dress and oversized hat, picking avocados.
    While that’s a pretty difficult dream to make a reality, we can get closer to becoming Oprah by knowing her story.
    In this episode, we dive into the back story of one of television’s biggest stars.
    You’ll hear about Oprah’s troubled childhood, her battles with trauma, how she got her start in television and her relentless push to help other women around her.
    Oprah Winfrey was once described as a “four course meal”, and in a world of snacks, we have no choice but to simply salute this goddamn queen.
    ****Warning: This episode includes content which may be distressing for rape and child sexual assault survivors****

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    Get in touch:
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    Drop us a line here: fiercefemalesofhistory@gmail.com
    Theme music: Get Lo - LynneMusic
    https://www.neosounds.com/songs/15504
    Audio clips thanks to:
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=she+is+the+mother+i+never+had+oprah 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pviYWzu0dzk&feature=emb_logo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ObDKKW-sn8

    Here's where Talissa did her reading/watching (mostly watching):
    http://www.oprah.com/index.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey
      
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8343834/Oprah-Winfrey-a-career-timeline.html
     
    https://www.hellomagazine.com/profiles/oprah-winfrey/
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/bio
    http://www.oprah.com/pressroom/oprah-winfreys-official-biography
    https://www.biography.com/media-figure/oprah-winfrey
    https://time.com/collection/firsts/4898535/oprah-winfrey-firsts/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Oprah_Winfrey_Show
    https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/shows/oprah-winfrey-show-the
    https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/shows/oprah-winfrey-show-the
    https://vocal.media/longevity/oprah-winfreys-greatest-accomplishments
    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/sep/08/oprah-winfrey-show-30-year-anniversary-daytime-tv
     
    https://worldhistoryproject.org/1971/oprah-winfrey-wins-the-miss-black-tennessee-beauty-pageant
     
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=she+is+the+mother+i+never+had+oprah 


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    • 46 min
    Frida Kahlo: Painter, Icon, Revolutionary

    Frida Kahlo: Painter, Icon, Revolutionary

    Frida Kahlo: Painter, Icon, Revolutionary
    We want to level with you. It’s a Wednesday (or Tuesday maybe, depending on the time zone), it’s November, we’re nearly at the party season but not quite there. And we can’t lie: we’re ready for some tequila, some tacos, some beautiful bright clothes and some Mariachi music. We’re ready for a break.
    Aren’t you?
    But in lieu of a holiday, let’s travel in our minds.
    This episode, we’re going back to 1900s Mexico to visit a woman with dreams in her mind, flowers in her hair and passion in her soul.
    We’re talking about the one… the only… Frida Kahlo.
    In this episode, you’ll hear about the heartbreakingly beautiful inspiration behind her iconic paintings, her rollercoaster love story with Diego Rivera and the gold glitter dust bus accident that started it all.
    It’s big, it’s colourful, it’s amazing.
    ¡Escúchanos! It’s time to listen in.
    We also mention the Share the Dignity 'It's in the Bag' campaign (AUS)
    For more information on how you can become involved, head here: https://www.sharethedignity.org.au/event/its-in-the-bag

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    Get in touch:
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    Drop us a line here: fiercefemalesofhistory@gmail.com
    Theme music: Get Lo - LynneMusic
    https://www.neosounds.com/songs/15504

    Here's where Erin did her reading:
    https://www.biography.com/news/frida-kahlo-bus-accident
    https://blog.artsper.com/en/a-closer-look/10-things-to-know-about-frida-kahlo/
    https://www.factinate.com/people/42-tragic-facts-frida-kahlo/
    https://mymodernmet.com/frida-kahlo-facts/
    https://blog.artsper.com/en/a-closer-look/10-things-to-know-about-frida-kahlo/
    https://blog.singulart.com/en/2019/09/18/self-portrait-in-a-velvet-dress-frida-kahlos-first-auto-portrait/
    https://www.fridakahlo.org/frida-kahlo-facts.jsp
    https://www.fridakahlo.org/henry-ford-hospital.jsp#:~:text=This%20painting%20is%20a%20reflection,based%20on%20a%20medical%20illustration.
    https://www.fridakahlo.org/the-two-fridas.jsp


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    • 43 min
    NAIDOC WEEK: Passing the mic...

    NAIDOC WEEK: Passing the mic...

    NAIDOC WEEK: Pass the mic...
    This week, we are doing something a little different in honour of NAIDOC week by passing the mic to other podcasts hosted by Australia's First Nations people.
    Here are our podcast picks for you to go and check out this week:
    Erin's pick: Curtain the Podcast - https://curtainthepodcast.wordpress.com/
    Lucy's pick: Indigipreneur Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indigipreneur-podcast/id1503604770
    Talissa's pick: Black Magic Woman - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/black-magic-woman/id1505283659
    We'll be back next Wednesday with another Fierce Female!
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    Get in touch:
    Want to discuss history, wine, the Hulk’s penis or geese?
    Drop us a line here: fiercefemalesofhistory@gmail.com
    Theme music: Get Lo - LynneMusic
    https://www.neosounds.com/songs/15504



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