9 episodes

AURN, in partnership with Flying Free Films and AARP, premieres an original, WGA scripted podcast series, “Invisible Eagles: Bessie Coleman," starring Oscar-nominated Quvenzhané Wallis as Bessie. Designed as an eight-episode EVENT, this ‘made for podcast’ project gives a dramatic account of America’s first Black female pilot.
Invisible Eagles: Bessie Coleman presented by AARP takes us around the world, from America to Europe and Africa, during the 1920’s and 1930’s. It’s a time of the Great Depression, new technology, two world wars, and the horrors of Jim Crow. This podcast will keep you guessing about what will happen next as Bessie Coleman, one of the greatest daredevil stunt pilots in American history, takes us on the flight of our lives!

INVISIBLE EAGLES: BESSIE COLEMAN Presented By AARP AURN

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

AURN, in partnership with Flying Free Films and AARP, premieres an original, WGA scripted podcast series, “Invisible Eagles: Bessie Coleman," starring Oscar-nominated Quvenzhané Wallis as Bessie. Designed as an eight-episode EVENT, this ‘made for podcast’ project gives a dramatic account of America’s first Black female pilot.
Invisible Eagles: Bessie Coleman presented by AARP takes us around the world, from America to Europe and Africa, during the 1920’s and 1930’s. It’s a time of the Great Depression, new technology, two world wars, and the horrors of Jim Crow. This podcast will keep you guessing about what will happen next as Bessie Coleman, one of the greatest daredevil stunt pilots in American history, takes us on the flight of our lives!

    At Home in Texas

    At Home in Texas

    Bessie Coleman tells her story which begins in a poor town in the Jim Crow south and ends with the United States Treasuryminting a quarter with her name and face. In this episode, we meet Bessie and her parents, who wanted her to keep her feet on solid ground and not dream too big. But that was never in Bessie's nature.

    • 22 min
    Dreaming of Flying

    Dreaming of Flying

    Bessie reunites with siblings to start a new life in Chicago. A country girl from Texas has a lot to learn about life in a big city.  

    • 20 min
    Up in the Air

    Up in the Air

    Frustrated by racism and misogyny and inspired by Eugene Bullard, Bessie looks to France as an opportunity to become a pilot. 

    • 16 min
    No. 18.310

    No. 18.310

    Bessie is challenged at flight school and digs deep to prove herself and reach her goals. While savoring her new life in Paris, she meets an interesting new friend with significant connections.

    • 19 min
    By Any Means Necessary

    By Any Means Necessary

    Bessie returns home to the US to cheering crowds. The return to the States proves to be another culture shock as Bessie struggles to find a job. But Bessie is now a licensed pilot and has other plans which take her back to Europe.

    • 19 min
    Brave Bessie

    Brave Bessie

    Bessie wows crowds as a stunt pilot. Dubbed "The World's Greatest Flyer" by American press, Bessie decides it is time to own her own plane.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

née22 ,

Awesome

Great job

chincham987 ,

Loving format of this show

This has become my go-to listen over the past few weeks. Can’t believe so few people know who Bessie Coleman is - it’s a shame her story isn’t as well known as other early pioneers in aviation. I like that the podcast is scripted because the episodes aren’t too long, but each drop still covers a lot of info. Highly recommend checking it out!

TheRealKae ,

favorite new podcast

Quvenzhané does such an amazing job of bringing the story to life, can’t wait for more episodes!!!

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