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Comedian and amateur historian Sovereign Syre teams up with activist and journalist Siouxsie Q. James, to chronicle the lives of women of ill repute throughout history.

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    • 4.5 • 36 Ratings

Comedian and amateur historian Sovereign Syre teams up with activist and journalist Siouxsie Q. James, to chronicle the lives of women of ill repute throughout history.

    The Trotula: Wandering Wombs and Humours

    The Trotula: Wandering Wombs and Humours

    This week Sov and Siouxsie Q discuss the first medical manual written by a woman, The Trotula!  With special guest Dr. Ryan Byrne!

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Tara Nephthys Binah

    Tara Nephthys Binah

    This week Siousxie Q and Sovereign sit with guest Tara Nephthys Binah to talk about radical rest for Black women, holistic healing and reclaiming feminine energy during a time of great social unrest and chaotic duress.  

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Magdalene Laundries: Social Welfare or Womens' Prisons?

    Magdalene Laundries: Social Welfare or Womens' Prisons?

    This week Siouxsie Q and Sovereign take a look at Magdalene Laundries, workhouses set up by the Catholic church to look after extraneous women; those who fell pregnant, were indigent, in debt or mentally ill at the turn of the twentieth century.  These house came into the spotlight at the turn of the twenty first century when mass graves were discovered under many of them....

    • 2 hr 13 min
    Dorothea Dix: Child Genius turned Activist!

    Dorothea Dix: Child Genius turned Activist!

    This week Sovereign Syre and Souixsie Q talk about Dorothea Dix, an early advocate and activist for the treatment of the mentally ill.  Dix escaped a troubled home as a child, displayed all the hallmarks of genius by her teens, and went on to live a life that oversaw the change of the treatment of the mentally ill from America, to Europe, to the Middle East and even in Japan. 

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Anne Lister: Gentleman Jack

    Anne Lister: Gentleman Jack

    This week Souixsie Q and Sovereign Syre talk about Victorian lesbian, landowner, and bon vivant Anne Lister! 

    • 54 min
    Florence Nightingale: Tender Heart or Iron Lady?

    Florence Nightingale: Tender Heart or Iron Lady?

    In this week's episode Sovereign Syre and Siouxsie Q James sit down to talk about the complicated legacy of Florence Nightingale.  Once known as the Lady of the Lamp and the mother of modern nursing, there have been more recent discussions of the actual roles she played in either of these narratives and we look at where she made the biggest impact...albeit quietly.  

    • 1 hr

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36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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The ladies are funny, smart, interesting, and entertaining. They cover rarely talked about people who deserve to have their stories told and told truely.

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