38 episodes

A podcast by two friends who discuss women from history they've never heard of before. Inspired by that all too common feeling, "How did I not know about her?!?", we aim to elevate the stories of a wide range of woman, from Egyptian civil rights activists to medieval nuns to the first female (almost) astronauts. We share their stories, discuss their impact and why they've been ignored or sidelined, and often get a little mad at the patriarchy.

Missing History Missing History

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 11 Ratings

A podcast by two friends who discuss women from history they've never heard of before. Inspired by that all too common feeling, "How did I not know about her?!?", we aim to elevate the stories of a wide range of woman, from Egyptian civil rights activists to medieval nuns to the first female (almost) astronauts. We share their stories, discuss their impact and why they've been ignored or sidelined, and often get a little mad at the patriarchy.

    Episode 36 – Jess Wade, Maryam Zaringhalam & Khutulun

    Episode 36 – Jess Wade, Maryam Zaringhalam & Khutulun

    This week we are going big. Katie and Michael discuss three phenomenal woman, two contemporary scientists and one ancient warrior.



    Jess Wade & Maryam Zaringhalam

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/07/guardian-view-wikipedia-evolving-truth

    https://www.webmz.nyc/about/

    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/jessica.wade

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05947-8

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/it-matters-who-we-champion-in-science/2019/04/12/50a1781a-5d3d-11e9-9625-01d48d50ef75_story.html

    https://500womenscientists.org/wiki-edit-a-thon



    Khutulun

    https://erenow.net/biographies/the-secret-history-of-the-mongol-queens/7.php

    https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/khutulun-0010840

    https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/khutulun

    http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/07/25/khutulun-great-female-warrior-of-the-mongol-empire/

    http://www.thathistorynerd.com/2019/05/damn-girl-khutulun-mongol.html

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 35 - Fannie Lou (Miller) Hamer & Qiu Jin

    Episode 35 - Fannie Lou (Miller) Hamer & Qiu Jin

    We have some major influencers this week - we learn about the woman who co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and strong-willed feminist who participated in a failed uprising against the Qing Dynasty.



    Fannie Lou (Miller) Hamer

    https://www.biography.com/activist/fannie-lou-hamer

    https://snccdigital.org/events/freedom-rides/

    https://time.com/5692775/fannie-lou-hamer/https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/freedomsummer-hamer/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxTReRmH2jA&t=1395s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIZ2a2J5v3g



    Qiu Jin

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-qiu-jin.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiu_Jin

    https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/chinese-rev

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=17&ved=2ahUKEwjmw-WD49noAhWKgXIEHSwiC8wQFjAQegQIChAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fscholarworks.iu.edu%2Fjournals%2Findex.php%2Fiusbgender%2Farticle%2Fdownload%2F21423%2F27390%2F&usg=AOvVaw2lPVtg1GBvnsKARxiFA5H0

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qing_dynasty#Rebellion,_unrest_and_external_pressure

    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8966942

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 34 - Florence Nightingale & Hurrem Sultan

    Episode 34 - Florence Nightingale & Hurrem Sultan

    The stats don't lie - these two ladies are absolutely incredible. This week we learn about a statistician (who was also the founder of modern nursing) and one of the most influential women in the Ottoman Empire from the period known as the Sultanate of Women.



    Florence Nightingale

    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Florence-Nightingale/Homecoming-and-legacy

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-worlds-most-famous-nurse-florence-nightingale-180974155/

    https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-35241?rskey=XWmNZs&result=2

    https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-nhs-nightingale-makeshift-hospital-london-excel-centre-photos-2020-4#at-least-two-more-temporary-hospitals-are-being-planned-one-at-the-nec-center-in-birmingham-which-will-house-5000-beds-and-another-at-the-convention-complex-in-manchester-with-1000-beds-19



    Hurrem Sultan

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Turks

    https://www.britannica.com/place/Ottoman-Empire

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurrem_Sultan#/media/File:Mausoleum_of_Roxelana_02.jpg

    https://www.britannica.com/place/Ottoman-Empire

    https://www.dailysabah.com/feature/2019/02/08/origin-of-hurrem-sultan-still-hotly-debated-in-21st-century

    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Roxelana

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 33 - Hypatia and Julien of Norwich

    Episode 33 - Hypatia and Julien of Norwich

    We are back! What did we miss?!

    We took a small break but we are back at it. Katie and Michael catch up on what we have been doing since we were last together, the new global pandemic, and learn about some awesome ladies. This week we are going ancient as we discuss a Hellenistic philosopher and an anchorite from medieval England.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    We are back!

    We are back!

    We are back! What did we miss?!

    • 5 min
    Episode 32 - Jane Elizabeth Hodgson & Flossie Wong-Staal

    Episode 32 - Jane Elizabeth Hodgson & Flossie Wong-Staal

    This week we learn about an American obstetrician and gynecologist and a Chinese-American virologist and molecular biologist.

    HODGSON
    https://www.cnn.com/2016/06/23/health/abortion-history-in-united-states/index.html
    https://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_150.html
    https://embryo.asu.edu/pages/jane-elizabeth-hodgson-1915-2006
    https://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/05/us/05hodgson.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=BD7BFBF3C151F2D6A1AB752881F8523C&gwt=pay
    https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/

    FLOSSIE
    https://www.thewonderwomenproject.org/pages/biography-of-flossie-wong-staal
    https://history.nih.gov/nihinownwords/docs/transcripts/wongstaal.html
    https://alumni.ucla.edu/stories/flossie-wong-staal-68-ph-d-72/

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Tantomille ,

Informative & Important!

Katie & Michael really care about bringing a variety of women from history back into the spotlight, it’s exciting to listen along!

Shadowmage196 ,

Great start!

I’m very excited about this podcast! Kate and Micheal are definitely passionate about finding missing history and bringing it to the spotlight.

GhostlightMuse ,

History that’s not missing a thing!

Katie and Michael are off to a great start! Two friends sharing stories about incredible women forgotten about in history. What’s not to love? Both have a passion for their subject and Michael’s background in history adds some great perspective! Give them a listen and you’ll feel like your with your friends hanging out in a bar sharing a story about that really cool lady you just read about! Can’t wait to hear who they talk about next!

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