1 hr 10 min

s3 e5 — MARY SKADEN TWEED and WANG ZHENYI: The math ain’t math-in right‪!‬ Notorious Women

    • Comedy

This week, Lavetta tells the story of the abstruse wife of one of America’s most corrupt politicians, Mary Skaden Tweed; and Miriam tells the extraordinary life of Chinese scholar and poet, Wang Zhenyi.
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In this episode, Lavetta introduces political wife Mary Jane Tweed (American, 1825–1880), and discusses the little information there is on her background and marriage to William "Boss" Tweed, the politician who played an outsized role in the politics of 19th-century New York. The hosts explore Tweed's husband's involvement in a fire company, his rise in politics, his extra-marital affairs, his corrupt business practices, and his downfall from the impact of political satire cartoons. All along, Tweed had 10 children, and after her husband got arrested, moved to Paris, and died at 54 just two years after his death.Lavetta and Miriam speculate on Tweed's role in the marriage. Next, Miriam introduces brilliant mathematician, astronomer, and poet, Wang Zhenyi (Chinese, 1769–1797), and discusses her early life and education. The hosts explore how Wang gained knowledge through extensive reading and self-teaching, excelling in astronomy, mathematics, and trigonometry. In addition, she wrote poetry that depicted the lives of commoners and criticized social inequality. Despite her short life, she left a rich legacy and is recognized as a pioneering female scholar.
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This week, Lavetta tells the story of the abstruse wife of one of America’s most corrupt politicians, Mary Skaden Tweed; and Miriam tells the extraordinary life of Chinese scholar and poet, Wang Zhenyi.
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In this episode, Lavetta introduces political wife Mary Jane Tweed (American, 1825–1880), and discusses the little information there is on her background and marriage to William "Boss" Tweed, the politician who played an outsized role in the politics of 19th-century New York. The hosts explore Tweed's husband's involvement in a fire company, his rise in politics, his extra-marital affairs, his corrupt business practices, and his downfall from the impact of political satire cartoons. All along, Tweed had 10 children, and after her husband got arrested, moved to Paris, and died at 54 just two years after his death.Lavetta and Miriam speculate on Tweed's role in the marriage. Next, Miriam introduces brilliant mathematician, astronomer, and poet, Wang Zhenyi (Chinese, 1769–1797), and discusses her early life and education. The hosts explore how Wang gained knowledge through extensive reading and self-teaching, excelling in astronomy, mathematics, and trigonometry. In addition, she wrote poetry that depicted the lives of commoners and criticized social inequality. Despite her short life, she left a rich legacy and is recognized as a pioneering female scholar.
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If you like this episode, please join us weekly for more discussions of notorious women. 
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email: notoriouswmpod@gmail.com
instagram: instagram.com/notoriouswomenpodcast/
patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotoriousWomen
website: https://notoriouswomenpodcast.com/
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1 hr 10 min

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