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What’sHerName women’s history podcast is hosted and produced by academic sisters Olivia Meikle and Katie Nelson. Committed to reclaiming forgotten history, What’sHerName tells the stories of fascinating women you’ve never heard of (but should have). Through compelling interviews with guest historians, writers, and scholars, Katie and Olivia bring to life the “lost” women of history. Fascinating and funny, thought-provoking and thoughtful, What’sHerName restores women’s voices to the conversation. New episodes every other Monday.

What'sHerName Dr. Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle

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What’sHerName women’s history podcast is hosted and produced by academic sisters Olivia Meikle and Katie Nelson. Committed to reclaiming forgotten history, What’sHerName tells the stories of fascinating women you’ve never heard of (but should have). Through compelling interviews with guest historians, writers, and scholars, Katie and Olivia bring to life the “lost” women of history. Fascinating and funny, thought-provoking and thoughtful, What’sHerName restores women’s voices to the conversation. New episodes every other Monday.

    THE FREE WOMAN Harriet Jacobs

    THE FREE WOMAN Harriet Jacobs

    When Harriet Jacobs' enslaver threatened to sell her children away to the plantation unless she accepted his sexual abuse, she decided the only way to keep them safe was to run. But with no resources and no way to get north, where could she go instead? The answer is an astonishing one. Jacobs' story is one of the most dramatic and remarkable 'slave narratives' in United States history, yet for over 100 years, everyone believed it was fiction.



    With our guest Dr. Maria Windell, discover the incredible life and astonishing history of Harriet Jacobs, author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and a powerful activist, abolitionist and educator in the ninteenth century United States.

    • 41 分鐘
    THE ROPEMAKER Mary Pattison Irwin

    THE ROPEMAKER Mary Pattison Irwin

    In the moment when Mary Pattison locked eyes with dashing American solider John Irwin across the ballroom at the St. Patrick's Day Ball in 1784, her destiny was set. Married by the end of the gala and on a ship to the brand new nation of the USA two weeks later, she would set up the first "Rope Walk," rope manufacturer in the small frontier town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her foresight, skill and ambition would assure her family's place as one of the "pillars of the city" but history would erase her name and give her husband the credit. But our guest, Gloria Forouzan, is giving it back!

    • 32 分鐘
    WHITE HOUSE HOLIDAY Mary Donelson Wilcox: 2019 Christmas Special

    WHITE HOUSE HOLIDAY Mary Donelson Wilcox: 2019 Christmas Special

    Late in life, Mary Donelson Wilcox recalled a magical childhood Christmas she spent at the White House with her elderly uncle, President Andrew Jackson. Her captivating memoirs paint a picture of a surprisingly global White House, with servants from around the world, and a surprisingly warm and playful President Jackson. Mary offers us a rare glimpse at Christmas in the early 19th century--when stockings, Santa Claus, and focusing the holiday on children were all delightfully novel ideas.

    • 29 分鐘
    THE WOMAN IN THE CHALK Cranborne Woman

    THE WOMAN IN THE CHALK Cranborne Woman

    Evidence of human life in the Stone Age is incredibly rare, so when Martin Green uncovered a Neolithic burial site on his Dorset farm, the whole world took notice. The skeletons inside were astonishingly well-preserved: one woman and three children were nestled in together. What can these bones tell us about life in Stone-Age Britain for the mysterious “Cranborne Woman"? Our guest Professor Janet Montgomery has developed lab techniques that reveal surprising biographical details, showing that even 5,000 years ago, this woman’s saga was a familiar human tale.

    • 40 分鐘
    THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST Sybil Stockdale

    THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST Sybil Stockdale

    Sybil Stockdale was a mild-mannered Navy wife who would become one of the most important and effective activists in American history. Her organization, The National League of Families, fought for nearly a decade to bring home POWs held by North Vietnam. These remarkable women defied the Government itself to bring their husbands home. Our guest is historian and curator Heath Hardage Lee, author of the new book League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took On the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home.

    • 39 分鐘
    THE WITCH Mother Shipton

    THE WITCH Mother Shipton

    It was a dark and stormy night, many centuries ago. In a cave on the edge of a haunted wood, a monstrous baby was born, and instead of crying, she cackled! No one would have expected the baby to thrive, but she grew to become Mother Shipton, England’s most famous witch. Hear the amazing story of the deformed, friendless child who took on the most powerful men in the kingdom, and won! Travel with us to Mother Shipton’s Cave (and a pool that turns things to stone!) with guest Jay Skelling for our Halloween Special.

    • 40 分鐘

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Anex65

So interesting and well researched

This podcast is fascinating and tells the stories of many women from American History. The show is well researched with graphic descriptions and interesting facts that are both inthralling and educational. The hosts have lovely voices and a great hosting style.

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