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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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    • History
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

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. 
Want to discuss history, wine, Hulk penises or geese? 
Drop us a line here: fiercefemalesofhistory@gmail.com
**Just a warning, some episodes discuss sensitive or explicit content. Younger Fierce Females are advised!

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    Rosaleen Norton: The Witch of Kings Cross

    Rosaleen Norton: The Witch of Kings Cross

    Winter solstice is less than a month away, and what better way to celebrate our mid-season break than with a tale of a witch: one of the earliest symbols of feminism. 
    Today, hear the story of Sydney artist, counterculturist and occultist Rosaleen Norton. 
    Norton defied the norms of 1950s Australia to create revolutionary art and push others to expand their views of the world. 
    In this episode, you’ll learn about Norton’s unusual upbringing, how she used trances and sex magic to commune with higher beings and astral project, the meaning behind her distinctive artworks, and how she came to be known as the witch of Kings Cross. 
    Enjoy.
    ***Just a warning, some episodes discuss sensitive or explicit content. Younger Fierce Females are advised!***
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    Theme music: Get Lo - LynneMusic
    https://www.neosounds.com/songs/15504

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    • 44 min
    Turia Pitt: Born to run

    Turia Pitt: Born to run

    Who remembers cross country at school? Who wishes they could forget?
    Running is painful, sweaty and long, but it can also reap some serious benefits. Our girl Turia Pitt is one of those people who probably thrived during that 3km fun run, and continues to push the limits of physical endurance to this day.
    In this episode you’ll hear about Turia’s childhood and how it fostered her love for physical challenges, her love story with husband Michael, the fire that changed the course of her life and her incredible work today.
    So lace up your runners and tune in.
    ***Just a warning, some episodes discuss sensitive or explicit content. Younger Fierce Females are advised!***
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    Theme music: Get Lo - LynneMusic
    https://www.neosounds.com/songs/15504
    Here is where Erin got her info:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvAd0CfO5f4
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turia_Pitt
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZLW47FtRt0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiTRlVSHO6g
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37604251
    https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/kimberley-burns-victim-turia-pitt-settles-big-payout-ng-c19106774beff9448c1e758247f15754


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    • 51 min
    Bea Arthur: Golden Girl

    Bea Arthur: Golden Girl

    In Hollywood, if you’re a woman older than 55, you’re practically invisible.
    It’s a symptom of a broader societal problem, but in 1985, a show debuted starring three women, all over the age of 60. 
    The Golden Girls became a roaring success and helped redefine the role of older women in Hollywood. While Bea Arthur’s career hit new heights with the series, her love of storytelling and theatre began much earlier. 
    In this episode you’ll learn about Bea’s fight for success, how she discovered her trademark sense of humour and how her legacy lives on today. 
    Listen in.
    ***Just a warning, some episodes discuss sensitive or explicit content. Younger Fierce Females are advised!***
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    Theme music: Get Lo - LynneMusic
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    • 44 min
    Anastasia Romanov: Journey to the past

    Anastasia Romanov: Journey to the past

    Ever scared you’re the less hot sibling? 
    We don’t have that problem, but we can sympathise because even though we’re stunning specimens, we do still have hearts. 
    However, Anastasia Romanov, Russian princess, did. 
    Poor dear was described as “less ethereal” than her sisters. 
    But that didn’t stop her from going on to become one of the most famous conspiracies of all time. 
    It’s the question that has haunted the world for more than one hundred years: did Princess Anastasia survive the Russian Revolution? 
    In this episode, find out about Anastasia’s upbringing, why (the fictional) Dimitri is the sexiest animated character ever, and about the mysterious Anna Anderson who may or may have not been the princess herself. 
    Until then, dasvidaniya. 
    P.S. Brief content warning on this one, the Romanov family did not have a pretty end.
    ***Just a warning, some episodes discuss sensitive or explicit content. Younger Fierce Females are advised!***
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    Theme music: Get Lo - LynneMusic
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    • 39 min
    Elizabeth Báthory: Countess Dracula

    Elizabeth Báthory: Countess Dracula

    Elizabeth Báthory: Countess Dracula
    Yeah, you read that correctly.
    This week's Fierce Female (or should we say, FEROCIOUS Female) liked to get her hands dirty... with human blood.
    This week we tell the story of the Blood Countess herself, Elizabeth Báthory of Hungary. A powerful woman with a sadistic streak.
    Our Liz Báthory has been named the most prolific female murderer in history, and let's just say her killings make living with the Lannister's seem like a walk in the park.
    So come back in time with us to the 1500's to hear the horrifying true story of this sadistic, female killer.
    WARNING: make sure you've had your lunch first!

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    **Just a warning, some episodes discuss sensitive or explicit content. Younger Fierce Females are advised!** 
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    Drop us a line here: fiercefemalesofhistory@gmail.com
    Theme music: Get Lo - LynneMusic
    https://www.neosounds.com/songs/15504
    Want more info? Here's where Erin got the deets:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N3TSPZoY1o
    https://www.historytoday.com/.../death-countess-elizabeth...
    https://hekint.org/.../epilepsy-from-the-early.../
    https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/elizabeth-bathory
    https://www.researchgate.net/.../40786508_Epilepsy_during...

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    • 47 min
    Florence Violet Mckenzie: Radio revolutionary

    Florence Violet Mckenzie: Radio revolutionary

    Florence Violet McKenzie: Radio revolutionary
    Sometimes in life you’re going to encounter some people who are just clowns. And not just clowns, but dumb clowns.
    Often, ladies, these will be men, as our girl Florence Violet McKenzie would tell you.
    She navigated an industry that was -at the time - nearly defined by these gentlemen’s breathtaking stupidity and ended up transforming it into the radio and electrical engineering sector it is today.
    In this episode you’ll hear about how Violet took on a male-dominated industry and made it her own, how she supported the war effort in a major way, taught an entire generation of aviators to radio and kept a sunny disposition even while facing some pretty classic misogyny.
    And you’ll hear about Talissa’s deep-seated hatred for hiking.
    Tune in. Let the sparks fly.
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    Get in touch:
    Want to discuss history, wine, the Hulk’s penis or geese?
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    Theme music: Get Lo - LynneMusic
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    • 49 min

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Mady - Future Fierce Female ,

Thank you Fierce Females

Fierce ladies, I LOVE this podcast. As a young female I find it super important for me to educate myself of the hardships that women had faced so I can have the rights I do. I also loved how you talked about Virginia Hall, I cannot tell you how many speeches I have given on her at school. Thank you so much for making this wonderful podcast, it is such a wonderful thing. You guys really are some fierce females. I can’t wait til I can educate young people of these females!

megan i suppose ,

Really fun to listen to, good vibes

I think you would like the story of Toregene, the first Empress of the Mongols.

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Love this show

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