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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
    • 4.6 • 22 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.

    ReBROADcast: Queen Ka’ahumanu — First Queen of Hawaii Responsible for Women’s Rights and Uniting the Islands

    ReBROADcast: Queen Ka’ahumanu — First Queen of Hawaii Responsible for Women’s Rights and Uniting the Islands

    Continuing our revisit of some of our previously-aired Indigenous Broads, today we revisit Jupiter's episode about Hawaii's Queen Ka'ahumanu.
    Queen Ka'ahumanu is one of the lesser-known Queens of Hawaii, but without her strategy, know-how, & willingness to break Kapu (holy Hawaiian law), the Kingdom as we know it may never have happened at all. She's a controversial figure to many, but her influence is undeniable.

    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!
    See all our Broads at www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com.

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    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky (IG: @SaraGorsky)
    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 44 min
    ReBROADcast: Suzan Harjo — Native American Activist Known For Repatriation & Anti-Racism Lawsuits Against USA [with Chloe Skye]

    ReBROADcast: Suzan Harjo — Native American Activist Known For Repatriation & Anti-Racism Lawsuits Against USA [with Chloe Skye]

    Continuing our revisit of some of our previously-aired Indigenous American Broads, today we bring back Chloe Skye's episode on one of the most prominent warriors in the fight to take down racially harmful mascots - Suzan Shown Harjo!
    In high school, Suzan learned about 3,000 racist sports mascots across the US, and a few years later, she started a foundation dedicated to eradicating those mascots. She was the primary plantiff on the lawsuit to change the name of the Washington R*dsk*ns (back in 1992!).
    When she went to a museum with her mother and discovered that their own property was on display in one of the exhibits, Suzan dedicated part of her life to repatriation lawsuits to get Native American artifacts out of museums and back to their rightful place.
    Her list of accomplishments is long, each one greater than the last. You'll have to listen to the episode to hear them all!

    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!
    See all our Broads at www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com.

    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:
    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode on social
    Tell a friend!

    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky (IG: @SaraGorsky)
    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 34 min
    ReBROADcast: Pine Leaf Woman Chief - Two-Spirit Native American Chief Who Led With Peace [with Sam Eggers]

    ReBROADcast: Pine Leaf Woman Chief - Two-Spirit Native American Chief Who Led With Peace [with Sam Eggers]

    We've entered gratitude season here in the US, which is the perfect time to revisit some of our previously-broadcast indigenous American Broads! Today we bring back Sam's brilliant episode on Native American two-spirit Chief, Pine Leaf Woman Chief!
    Pine Leaf was a teenager when her warrior father was killed by the Blackfoot Tribe. Still, she rallied a small army and led a retaliatory raid, killing and taking prisoner those who attacked her people. She became known as Woman Chief, and set out to make peace treaties with the surrounding tribes.
    Listen now to learn more!

    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!
    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:
    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode on social
    Tell a friend!

    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

    • 14 min
    Joan of Arc — French Warrior, Blessed ”Maid” and Betrayed Martyr [with Rev. Alex Lang]

    Joan of Arc — French Warrior, Blessed ”Maid” and Betrayed Martyr [with Rev. Alex Lang]

    The Broad, the Myth, the LEGEND! We all know her name, but do you actually know her story? To start with, did you know that wasn't really her name?!
    Joan was born into a war-torn France at a time when French hope was greatly diminished. How on earth does a thirteen-year-old farm girl travel across dangerous, disputed territory, win an audience with the Crown Prince of France, inspire the entire French army and restore the hope of France, when it would have seemed statistically impossible? And what price would she have to pay for her stunning accomplishments? 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!
    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:

    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode on social
    Tell a friend!


    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

    • 50 min
    St. Teresa of Ávila — Spanish Reformer & First Female Doctor of the Catholic Church [with Rev. Barbara Gorsky]

    St. Teresa of Ávila — Spanish Reformer & First Female Doctor of the Catholic Church [with Rev. Barbara Gorsky]

    As a young girl, Teresa was obsessed with the stories of the saints and the brave knights riding to religious martyrdom. When she was seven, she even tried to run away from home to join the holy wars, so it surprises no one when she takes her vows and puts on the nun's uniform.
    When terrible illness strikes her, keeping her in bed nearly a year, her religious convictions deepen and she turns to prayer and a personal relationship with God to help her manage the difficult days. Then, when Jesus himself appears to her in visions, Teresa finds herself in a position of influence in the church and the community at large.
    With both her country and her Church facing divisive political battles, can Teresa use her direct line to God to make a difference in these troubling times? 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!
    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:

    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode on social
    Tell a friend!


    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

    • 51 min
    St. Catherine of Siena - The ”Mystical Bride of Christ” and Catholic Reformer

    St. Catherine of Siena - The ”Mystical Bride of Christ” and Catholic Reformer

    Catherine is extremely devout from a very young age (seeing her first visions as early as 5 years old, and promising herself to Christ by the age of 7), so when her older sister dies in childbirth and her parents start pushing her to marry her sister's widower, Catherine flat out refuses and goes on a hunger strike - a first step in what would become a lifetime of "asceticism".
    Her professed visions and "mystical marriage" to Christ, ring and all, propel Catherine to religious stardom fairly quickly and she becomes a leading voice for peace in a fractured Italy, calling for unification and reunion with the Papal State.
    Is she successful in her mission for peace? Is she able to makeover the Catholic Church? Were her visions and extreme asceticism symptoms of some greater issue? 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!
    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:
    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode on social
    Tell a friend!

    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

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 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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