16 episodes

A podcast where Bravo Reality TV Meets History

Historians on Housewives Kacey Calahane, Jessica Millward, Max Speare

    • History
    • 4.7, 14 Ratings

A podcast where Bravo Reality TV Meets History

    “Thanks to Historians on Housewives, there’s no shame in my Bravo game”: Bravo Patriarchs, Housewife Mistresses, and the Legacies of Unfree Labor in Early America w/ Dr. Allison Madar

    “Thanks to Historians on Housewives, there’s no shame in my Bravo game”: Bravo Patriarchs, Housewife Mistresses, and the Legacies of Unfree Labor in Early America w/ Dr. Allison Madar

    In which the Historians learn about a Housewives connection in Chicago, discuss workplace power relations, surveillance, and employer policing on Below Deck and Below Deck Med, Flipping Out, and Vanderpump Rules, discuss some parallel and dissimilar treatment of unfree people in early America, play a round of ‘Foul on the Play’ and much, much more!

    “I may study chocolate, but get on my bad side and I’m not so sweet”: Hershey Chocolate, US Capitalism and the Myth of the Self-Made Housewife w/ Dr. Catherine Koonar

    “I may study chocolate, but get on my bad side and I’m not so sweet”: Hershey Chocolate, US Capitalism and the Myth of the Self-Made Housewife w/ Dr. Catherine Koonar

    In which the Historians learn from Dr. Catherine Koonar about US capitalism, consumption, and food based on her research of chocolate and the Hershey company, the myth of the “self-made” man, and its relation to The Real Housewives, comparing Milton Hershey’s larger-than-life brand to Andy Cohen, Ramona, Bethenny, and Vicki play high-low with the Housewives’ reported net worth, use Karen Huger's La' Dame perfume drama to discuss the culture of entrepreneurship, and much, much more!

    “I might be wrong, but I seriously doubt it”: fertility, identity and The Fantasy of Reality w/ Dr. Rachel E. Silverman

    “I might be wrong, but I seriously doubt it”: fertility, identity and The Fantasy of Reality w/ Dr. Rachel E. Silverman

    In which the Historians discuss representations and depictions of fertility and infertility in popular culture, BravoTV and in real life; learn about women's health practices, particularly well-women's exams; discuss Dr. Silverman’s edited volume titled The Fantasy of Reality: Critical Essays on The Real Housewives (2015), play a new game called “Cheeseburger in Paradise, and much, much more!

    “Come sit with me, I have time for all your nonsense”: RHONJ Feminism, John Legend, and the Politics of Immigration w/ Dr. Kumi Silva

    “Come sit with me, I have time for all your nonsense”: RHONJ Feminism, John Legend, and the Politics of Immigration w/ Dr. Kumi Silva

    In which the Historians respond to John Legend being named sexiest man alive, discuss the ways that Bravo shows relationship to feminism, how the Guidice’s experiences with incarceration, immigration, and deportation take on a different tone than what we might see at the border, the now infamous Andy Cohen interview with Teresa and Joe after his deportation, and much, much more!

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Malcolm L. ,

Best podcast ever for scholars and fans of BRAVO

OMG people where have you been keeping this show??!!?? BravoTV given the real historical treatment.

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