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Dispelling the myth that only great men contributed to history by telling stories of the great women of history who shaped our world.

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Dispelling the myth that only great men contributed to history by telling stories of the great women of history who shaped our world.

    Episode 28 – Dorothy Height: Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement

    Episode 28 – Dorothy Height: Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement

    In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the life of Dorothy Height, once called the godmother of the civil rights movement. Dorothy's contributions to racial justice, especially for black women, and her dedication to bringing people together, is the stuff of legends. She's often overlooked in history but was a pivotal member … Continue reading Episode 28 – Dorothy Height: Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement →

    • 36 min
    Episode 27 – Nellie Bly aka Elizabeth Cochrane: Revolutionising Journalism part Two

    Episode 27 – Nellie Bly aka Elizabeth Cochrane: Revolutionising Journalism part Two

    In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts continue discussing the life and achievements of Nellie Bly, the pen name of Elizabeth Cochrane. Learn all about her trip around the world in 80 days, her novels, and her stint as an industrialist, before heading back to her one true love, journalism. Listen on iTunes.Listen on Spotify. … Continue reading Episode 27 – Nellie Bly aka Elizabeth Cochrane: Revolutionising Journalism part Two →

    • 37 min
    Episode 26 – Elizabeth Cochrane aka Nellie Bly: Revolutionising journalism Part One

    Episode 26 – Elizabeth Cochrane aka Nellie Bly: Revolutionising journalism Part One

    Content warning: this episode contains discussion of mental health and mental institutions that may be distressing to some listeners. In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the early life and achievements of one of the first investigative journalists, Elizabeth Cochrane, also known under her pen name, Nellie Bly. Called a 'stunt girl' … Continue reading Episode 26 – Elizabeth Cochrane aka Nellie Bly: Revolutionising journalism Part One →

    • 31 min
    Episode 25 – Margaret E. Knight: Inventor Extraordinaire

    Episode 25 – Margaret E. Knight: Inventor Extraordinaire

    In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the amazing mind of Margaret E. Knight, a brilliant inventor from the mid-late 1800s. Her 89 inventions shaped the world in which we now live, so of course, she was the perfect subject for us. Listen to hear all about them and her fierce defence … Continue reading Episode 25 – Margaret E. Knight: Inventor Extraordinaire →

    • 37 min
    Episode 24 – Dr. Merze Tate: Trailblazing Academic

    Episode 24 – Dr. Merze Tate: Trailblazing Academic

    In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the trailblazing life of Dr. Merze Tate, the first African American woman to attend Oxford University and to gain a PhD in government and international relations from Radcliffe College (which later merged with Harvard University). Merze was a dedicated mentor and tireless worker, overcoming many … Continue reading Episode 24 – Dr. Merze Tate: Trailblazing Academic →

    • 36 min
    Episode 23 – Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Icon part 2

    Episode 23 – Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Icon part 2

    We're back after a short break for episode 23 of Great Woman Theory, in which we discuss the later life of artistic genius Berthe Morisot, impressionist painter and trailblazer. Was she really caught in a tragic love triangle? Was Eugène Manet a true feminist icon? And why was Édouard Manet so into duelling with swords? … Continue reading Episode 23 – Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Icon part 2 →

    • 41 min

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