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The podcast about amazing and noteworthy women from history! A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules; Broads You Should Know shares the stories of those Broads who have helped shape our world.

Broads You Should Know Sara Gorsky

    • History
    • 4.7 • 24 Ratings

The podcast about amazing and noteworthy women from history! A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules; Broads You Should Know shares the stories of those Broads who have helped shape our world.

    Anna Dostoyevskava - Stenographer, Publisher and Writer (Married to Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

    Anna Dostoyevskava - Stenographer, Publisher and Writer (Married to Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

    When Anna Grigoryevna Snitkina showed up on the doorstep of Fyodor Dostoyevsky to serve as his stenographer, helping him complete his next deadline, she had no idea that that life was about to change big time.
    What follows is an unusual courtship and unexpected happiness for both of them, despite Dostovesky's significant challenges, physical, familial and otherwise. Their resulting marriage seems to be almost the opposite of the Tolstoy's, and yet much like Sofia Tolstoyana - Anna clearly was responsible for much of Dostoyevsky's success, both before and after his passing.
    Listen now for the story of a woman who, against many odds, was able to pull her husband out of debt and poverty cycles and into the literary hall of fame.

    A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!
    BroadsYouShouldKnow.com
    YT/IG/FB @BroadsYouShouldKnow & TW @BYSKpodcast

    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:
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    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky.
    IG: @SaraGorsky
    Web master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com

    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 34 min
    Sophia Tolstaya - Groundbreaking Photographer, Publisher & Businesswoman (Married to Leo Tolstoy)

    Sophia Tolstaya - Groundbreaking Photographer, Publisher & Businesswoman (Married to Leo Tolstoy)

    Sophia Tolstaya never got a lot of fame or credit for all her accomplishments, in fact, she is generally reviled as famous Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy's b*tchy wife, but she was a brilliant talent and bright businesswoman herself. In fact, without her, Leo's work likely would never have been circulated so widely and successfully, nor would Leo have even been able to write such brilliant books - his characters draw inspiration from her, and her feedback deeply shaped the books and the mind of the man holding the pen.
    In this episode we look behind those historic rumors to find a dirty smear campaign waged against Sophia towards the end of Leo's life, after his passing, and even beyond her death for another century. This episode is a fascinating (and heartbreaking) look at the building of a genius, and the destruction left behind in his wake at the expense of the woman who made him who he was.

    A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!
    BroadsYouShouldKnow.com
    YT/IG/FB @BroadsYouShouldKnow & TW @BYSKpodcast

    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:
    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode with a friend or on social
    Send us an email with a broad suggestion, question, or comment at BroadsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com

    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky.
    IG: @SaraGorsky
    Web master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com

    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 37 min
    Mary Shelley - The Mother of American Gothic Horror

    Mary Shelley - The Mother of American Gothic Horror

    Before Bram Stoker wrote Dracula, even before Edgar Allen Poe wrote his Tell-Tale Heart, the genre of gothic horror was brought forth out of the incredible mind of a 21-year-old woman name MARY SHELLEY. 
    Mary had already suffered quite a bit of loss in her first 21 years and her connection to death, grief, and the existential human story created not only the first novel of its' kind, but what would also become one of the most quintessential horror novels of all time.
    Listen now to hear the full story of Mary Shelley's fascinating, and heartbreaking life, and the birth of her Frankenstein.

    A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!
    BroadsYouShouldKnow.com
    YT/IG/FB @BroadsYouShouldKnow & TW @BYSKpodcast

    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:
    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode with a friend or on social
    Send us an email with a broad suggestion, question, or comment at BroadsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com

    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky.
    IG: @SaraGorsky
    Web master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com

    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 27 min
    Alexya Salvador — ”First Transgender Shepherd of Latin America"

    Alexya Salvador — ”First Transgender Shepherd of Latin America"

    This week, Sara brings us the story of Alexya Salvador, the first transgender pastor in Brazil and all of Latin America, and the first transgender person to adopt a child in Brazil.
    As a young child, Alexya found great solace and belonging in the Catholic Church, so much so, that she entered seminary to begin a path to priesthood. But as her studies progressed she uncovered deeply held core teachings that made her feel like a criminal just for being gay.
    Alexya's story is one of overcoming the great sorrow of losing her faith in the church, only to discover the true face of God and a new church family, ultimately becoming a beacon of hope and light for all transgender people in Brazil and South America (who face increasingly hateful rhetoric & violence just for being LGBTQ+). 

    A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!
    BroadsYouShouldKnow.com
    YT/IG/FB @BroadsYouShouldKnow & TW @BYSKpodcast

    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:
    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode with a friend or on social
    Send us an email with a broad suggestion, question, or comment at BroadsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com

    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky.
    IG: @SaraGorsky
    Web master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com

    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 25 min
    Sarah Winchester — Millionaire Heiress, Builder of the Winchester Mystery House & Supernatural Legend

    Sarah Winchester — Millionaire Heiress, Builder of the Winchester Mystery House & Supernatural Legend

    This week, Sara brings us Sarah Winchester! When Sarah Winchester inherits the vast fortune of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company she decides to spend her fortune warding off the vengeful spirits of the victims of the Winchester rifle and builds the Winchester Mystery House - known widely as one of the most famous supernatural/haunted places in the US. But is that the real story? Listen now to hear the TRUE story behind the legend of Sarah Winchester.

    A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!
    BroadsYouShouldKnow.com
    YT/IG/FB @BroadsYouShouldKnow & TW @BYSKpodcast

    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:
    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode with a friend or on social
    Send us an email with a broad suggestion, question, or comment at BroadsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com

    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky.
    IG: @SaraGorsky
    Web master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com

    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 30 min
    Khutulun Khan (aka Turandot) — The Mongolian Warrior Princess & Wrestling Champion

    Khutulun Khan (aka Turandot) — The Mongolian Warrior Princess & Wrestling Champion

    This week, Sara brings us the Mongolian Warrior Princess, Khutulun Khan! Her remarkable battlefield prowess was only eclipsed by her mad skills in the wrestling arena. This Princess-who-would-be-Khan (Great-great Granddaughter of Genghis Khan and cousin of Kublai Khan) wrestled & defeated hundreds of men to avoid arranged marriage. She helped her father Kaidu hold onto his massive territory, but does she inherit her father's mantle when he dies? You'll have to listen to find out!

    A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!
    BroadsYouShouldKnow.com
    YT/IG/FB @BroadsYouShouldKnow & TW @BYSKpodcast

    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:
    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode with a friend or on social
    Send us an email with a broad suggestion, question, or comment at BroadsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com

    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky.
    IG: @SaraGorsky
    Web master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com

    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

hereiswhatithought528 ,

Great info!!

Dynamic host and awesome way to learn more about important women!

TransWriter90 ,

You’ll Laugh and Learn

Even when I’d already heard of the Broad they’re covering, I still learn so much more than I knew 🙌🏼 and then most of the time I’m learning about someone amazing I’ve never even heard of!! A must listen for sure. The hosts have great energy together

Kay_Rock ,

So much fun, so much to learn!

Each episode is so unique, and you can really hear the passion for the subject chosen by the narrator. So much research goes into each on! Even the episodes about women I thought I knew about are full of new information. These are fun to listen to: so much enthusiasm and interesting discussions and interesting questions. If you have interest in the women who changed history, definitely listen to this. It makes you feel excited to learn.

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