Annie McCall – Maternity Trailblazer
The remarkable pioneering work of Dr Annie McCall, featuring Professor Susan Bewley.
The Daredevil Divas of Flight & Emma Cons, Pioneering Social Reformer
Naomi Clifford talks to Sharon Wright about Letitia Sage, one of the women in her book Balloonomania Belles; and at Morley College, she and librarian Elaine Andrews discuss the impact of the pioneering social reformer and champion of adult education Emma Cons.
The Businesswomen of 18th-Century London
Naomi Clifford and London guide Jonnie Fielding visit an outdoor exhibition on the 18th-century women freemen of the City of London.
Maria Branwell, Mother of the Brontës & A Poem by Sarah Fyge Egerton, 17th-Century Feminist
Roli Okorodudu reads The Emulation, a poem by 17th-century poet Sarah Fyge Egerton about the oppression of women by men, and Naomi Clifford interviews Sharon Wright about the life of Maria Branwell, the mother of the Brontë sisters, who died of cancer in her 30s.
A Stitch in Time: Women, Needlework and Art & Nellie Roberts, Orchid Painter
Naomi Clifford talks to Diane Goldie about making wearable art, and looks back at the work of two women who used stitchery to make art. Plus, a visit to an exhibition of Nellie Roberts’ watercolours of orchids.
Why Lie? The Antics of Teenagers Elizabeth Canning and Princess Caraboo
Naomi Clifford and Lena Augustinson talk about why some teenage girls feel compelled to tell untruths.
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Cosy and erudite
My current binge listen. Cosy and erudite in equal measure, covering all manner of historical intrigue from a woman’s perspective
A classy, polished podcast for history lovers.
The Door stands out from many podcasts I have tried and abandoned because host Naomi Clifford is both lucid and informed. She is not afraid to edit to keep things pithy. There is no rambling or banal time-filling, just fascinating and intelligent conversation with fellow enthusiastic historians. The topics are diverse, with The Door already tackling a promising range of stories that illuminate the underated - or downright forgotten - women we really need to know about. Naomi has a lovely, melodious voice too, which is a plus. It's a class act and I love it.
My new favourite!
Each episode is about an aspect of women’s history that I’d never explored before, which Naomi and Lena talk about in a lively, interesting way. They also interview experts, and ask all the questions you want answers. I’m hooked! Can’t wait for more episodes!