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Will you be remembered after you're dead? The Z List Dead List, a podcast about obscure people from History, hosted by Iszi Lawrence.

The Z List Dead List Iszi Lawrence

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    • 4.9 • 62 Ratings

Will you be remembered after you're dead? The Z List Dead List, a podcast about obscure people from History, hosted by Iszi Lawrence.

    ATA GIRL! The Life of Diana Barnato Walker

    ATA GIRL! The Life of Diana Barnato Walker

    While researching Billie Swift Takes Flight Iszi discovered the story of Diana Barnato Walker - a world record setting pilot who flew Spitfires during the second world war. Diana was one of many female pilots in the Air Transport Auxiliary that features in iszi's new children's book. The RAF needed planes delivered and women like Diana were the ones who did the flying. The work was dangerous. Find out how a simple lack of cushion nearly cost her her life! 

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    • 37 min
    Gertie The Dinosaur with Victoria Coules

    Gertie The Dinosaur with Victoria Coules

    Victoria Coules has the best PHD going. She is researching representations of Paleontology in media. This means she gets to look at dinosaurs all day. As part of her research she has been studying Winsor Mccay, the cartoonist who pioneered modern animation by drawing an interactive cartoon of Gertie the dinosaur.

    palaeomedia.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/

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    • 34 min
    A sore-footed success - the life of Florence Price

    A sore-footed success - the life of Florence Price

    Were all composers white men with powdered wigs? The shocking truth is no, of course they weren't. Iszi speaks to Elizabeth de Brito of The Daffodil Perspective about the most famous of the non-male and non - white composers, Florence Price. Who I guess is still Z List unless you are very much into your classical music, and only old white men with powdered wigs like that, right? ;)

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    • 26 min
    Cry Hard with a Vision - the story of Margery Kempe

    Cry Hard with a Vision - the story of Margery Kempe

    I worry I may have been too positive about Margery Kempe. I do find her fascinating because of how modern she feels as a character. She's the sort of person you'd expect to find on Dr Phil.
    I had to leave a lot out of this podcast, including her failings in the brewing industry (due to a lazy horse). But I hope you will get a sense of a woman of great courage, drive and grit. 
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    • 31 min
    The Story of Sarah Baartman

    The Story of Sarah Baartman

    Kim Kardashian is now famously a billionaire, mostly from selling shapewear which she promotes using her ass-sets. But was she the first person to commodify this particular body part and where has the idea of a large bottom being a sexual marker come from? Is it purely natural does it sinister undertones?
    I recorded this interview with Laura Snowling several years ago but found the story incredibly troubling so i delayed putting it out. However, I think it is a REALLY thought provoking tale. 

    • 24 min
    Maggotty Headed

    Maggotty Headed

    'He was a shiftless person, roving and maggotty-headed, and sometimes a little better than crazed. And being exceedingly credulous would stuff his many letters with fooleries and misinformations which sometimes would guide him into paths of error.'  Anthony Wood on John Aubrey  31st August 1667

    Books: Brief Lives (edited by Richard Barber) and John Aubrey My Own Life by Ruth Scurr. If you want to help out go to ko-fi.com/iszilawrence and buy me a coffee. Check out iszi.com for more podcasts

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

MockTurtle49 ,

History at it’s funniest

They say truth is stranger than fiction and this podcast proves it.

Rich holmes ,

Keep up the good work

Always a really good listen, a lovely balance between history and comedy

Dr Legal-Alien Will ,

Interesting & Charming

Not a surprise really – Iszi Lawrence does charming, interesting & quaint at a world-class level, but I'm embarrassed that I'm discovering this podcast so late!
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