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Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.

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    • 4.3, 568 Ratings

Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.

    Mavericks & Legends: Gracia Mendes Nasi

    Mavericks & Legends: Gracia Mendes Nasi

    Gracia Mendes Nasi (1510-1569) was one of the wealthiest women in Renaissance Europe. Born amid the violence of the Spanish Inquisition, she used her immense fortune to fight for her people, keeping her Jewish culture alive.

    • 8 min
    Mavericks & Legends: Ulrike Meinhof

    Mavericks & Legends: Ulrike Meinhof

    Ulrike Meinhof (1934-1976) is one of the most infamous female terrorists in history. Though she started her life as a well-known and respected journalist, she eventually left her cushy job and marriage to become a member of the far-left German terrorist group, The Red Army Faction. Perhaps better known as the Baader-Meinhof group, they were responsible for a slew of terrorist attacks in Germany during the early 1970s.

    • 9 min
    Mavericks & Legends: La Malinche

    Mavericks & Legends: La Malinche

    La Malinche (c. 1496-c. 1529) is still a hotly debated figure in Mexican lore. She’s viewed by some as a traitor and villainous temptress. By others, she’s seen as a victim of Spanish colonialism, a slave and the mother of a new race. She was an interpreter for the Spanish and was seen as inseparable from conquistador Hernan Cortez.

    • 6 min
    Mavericks & Legends: Mary Todd Lincoln

    Mavericks & Legends: Mary Todd Lincoln

    Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882) earned the nickname “hellcat” during her time as First Lady in the White House. Her famous temper and expensive taste made her an outsider in Washington. Despite her own turbulent experience, she remained steadfastly loyal to her husband and his ultimate political triumphs.

    • 9 min
    Mavericks & Legends: Helen Keller

    Mavericks & Legends: Helen Keller

    Helen Keller (1880-1968) was an author, lecturer and political activist, who relentlessly proved society wrong and paved the way for disability rights around the world.

    • 7 min
    Mavericks & Legends: Isabella of France

    Mavericks & Legends: Isabella of France

    Isabella of France (1295-1358) was the so-called She Wolf of France. Her story involves conspiracy, assassination, and an unprecedented coup. She’s another one of the most controversial and contested figures in English history.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
568 Ratings

568 Ratings

scared senior ,

Where the ladies at?

Please, use correct grammar. My HS English students want to sound mature. Cringe worthy language. Thanks,
Dr. GC

Interesting podcast to highlight amazing women. Thanks, Dr. GC

AnnaVV ,

Finally women’s stories being told!

One of my common rants is that women have contributed to every part of society since the beginning of time, but our stories are minimized, forgotten or erased. I love this podcast because it highlights so many women from so many places in the world, times in history and areas of civilization. I also love it because it doesn’t just cram a few well known stories into March, but tell them all year round. Thanks for making this!!!

Amie20190 ,

Learn how to pronounce the women’s names!

The latest one (Xue Susu) is especially egregious. It’s not Shu-ay, it’s Xue1. All one word.

There’s no doubt in mind that these episodes are well researched but each time I hear her say “Shu-ay,” it distracts from the narrative and all I can think is “she couldn’t take five minutes to teach herself basic pinyin?”

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