48 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
    • 4.9 • 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 45 - Inauguration and Insurrection

    Episode 45 - Inauguration and Insurrection

    We're back from our (extended) winter break with a new set of Missing History episodes. First up, Katie and Michael catch up after the holidays and - oh boy - was there a lot of catch up about. We talk Inauguration, Impeachment, and Insurrection and that doesn't even get us out of January. 



    A note from the team: While we're working hard to get back to our regular release schedule, life continues to be...well, you know. For the next few months we might be releasing episodes in short bursts - mini-seasons if you will - with a few weeks off between releases. We appreciate you sticking with us and hope to have more Missing History content in your ears soon!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 44 - Alice Roosevelt and Brenda Lee

    Episode 44 - Alice Roosevelt and Brenda Lee

    Just in time for Christmas, we have our last Missing History episode of 2020. Katie discusses a turn of the century celebrity, Alice Roosevelt, and Michael shares Brenda Lee, who's Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree has been playing in his head non-stop all month. We're wishing you and yours a safe and healthy end to the year and we'll see you all in 2021!



    Alice Roosevelt

    NYTimes Article

    Princess Alice

    American First Daughters 

    Alice Roosevelt Biography

    Roosevelt Family Tree

    Nixon Tapes



    Brenda Lee

    Rolling Stone Interview 

    Brenda Lee Bio

    Country Music Documentary

    Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 43 - Toilets & Toothbrushes

    Episode 43 - Toilets & Toothbrushes

    For the second part of our hygiene series, we manage to cover the full range of human bodily needs. Michael walks through the history of toilets and waste removal and Katie talks about all things teeth. 



    * Apologies about the audio quality - we're still working through some mic issues. 



    Toilets

    History of Poop  

    NASA Space Waste Guidelines  

    Poop Researchers  

    Invention of Toilet Paper 

    Best Way to Wipe  

    Queer Toilet History 



    Toothbrushes

    History of Dentistry 

    Oral Hygiene Timeline

    Chewing Stick Research

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 42 - Feminine Hygiene Products and Shampoo

    Episode 42 - Feminine Hygiene Products and Shampoo

    Michael and Katie finally get to scratch a longstanding itch - not an actual itch, but a historical one! In this first episode of a two-part series, we dive into the history of self-care and discuss how people in the past dealt with some of the most fundamental human needs. Katie discusses the history of feminine hygiene products, specifically tampons and pads, and Michael traces the history of shampoo.



    Feminine Hygiene

    History of the Tampon  

    The AIDS Fighting Tampon  

    There Has to be a Better Way 

    Don't Let Them See Your Tampons 

    Tampons Haven't Always Been for Periods 

    Ending the Tampon Tax 



    Shampoo

    Origin of Shampoo

    Smithsonian Hair Care History

    What is the No Poo Method

    Smithsonian Bathing History

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 41 - Emily Balch & Molly Brant

    Episode 41 - Emily Balch & Molly Brant

    We have a Thanksgiving episode! (Well...not really. But Katie does talk about Puritan naming conventions, so maybe that counts?) Instead, Michael talks about Emily Balch, a turn of the century peace activist and Nobel Prize winner. Katie discusses Molly Brant, a Haudenosaunee leader before and during the American revolution. We also reflect on the passing of Alex Trebek.



    Emily Balch

    Emily Balch, Economist 

    Emily Balch Biography 

    Nobel Prize Information 

    Nobel Acceptance Speech 



    Molly Brant

    Molly Brant Biography 

    New York’s Mohawk tribe works to restore their culture 

    Iroquois or Haudenosaunee? 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 40 - Electoral College & Supreme Court

    Episode 40 - Electoral College & Supreme Court

    We take a slightly different journey this week and discuss two of the institutions that have been on everyone's mind: the Electoral College and the Supreme Court. Katie and Michael discuss their history, lay out some of the arguments for and against each, and try to figure out how to fix them.



    **Audio Note: We had some technical issues with this recording, so Katie's audio will sound weird at some point. Sorry!!



    The Electoral College

    National Popular Vote 

    Electoral College Reform

    History of the Electoral College

    Five Misconceptions about the Electoral College



    The Supreme Court

    Supreme Court Reform 

    How to Fix the Court 

    The Court & Healthcare

    Expand the Court

    Don't Pack the Court

    Alternate Court Reforms

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 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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