50 episodes

Petticoats and Poppies: History Girls at the Movies is a podcast hosted by Maggie Lovitt and Nicole Ackman. The “history girls” have backgrounds in history, having studied history at university and worked at historic sites in both the US and UK. Now, they're both involved in the film industry, Nicole as a film critic and Maggie as a member of the Screen Actors Guild. They discuss period dramas from the perspective of women who are both non-professional, accessible historians and 'film people.'

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

Petticoats and Poppies: History Girls at the Movies is a podcast hosted by Maggie Lovitt and Nicole Ackman. The “history girls” have backgrounds in history, having studied history at university and worked at historic sites in both the US and UK. Now, they're both involved in the film industry, Nicole as a film critic and Maggie as a member of the Screen Actors Guild. They discuss period dramas from the perspective of women who are both non-professional, accessible historians and 'film people.'

    Episode 050 - THESE WOMEN DESERVE MOVIES

    Episode 050 - THESE WOMEN DESERVE MOVIES

    Main Show
    Historical Women We’d Love Movies About Our Top Three Biopics of Female Historical Figures that Already Exist The Women of the Hour
    Margaret Fuller Julie de Lespinasse Elizabeth Siddal Jo Van Gogh-Bonger Gráinne Mhaol How to Help Those on Strike
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 049 - Chevalier Interview With Stefani Robinson

    Episode 049 - Chevalier Interview With Stefani Robinson

    This week Maggie and Nicole discuss Chevalier, the 2023 biographic drama based on the life of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. And as an added bonus, the History Girls bring you their FIRST podcast interview with the writer of Chevalier, Stefani Robinson, who shares her thoughts on how the script came to be and her experience in bringing this incredible and untold story to life. 
    Main Show - Chevalier (2023)
    About Chevalier (2023) Initial Reactions  Interracial Relationships in Europe The Real Life of Chevalier Costumes Interview with Stefani Robinson Follow Us On Social Media:
    Twitter: @HGATMPodcast  Instagram: @HGATMPodcast  Facebook: Facebook.com/HGATMPodcast   The Hosts:
    @nicoleackman16 @maggieofthetown

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 048 - The Banshees of Inisherin - "R.I.P. Jenny"

    Episode 048 - The Banshees of Inisherin - "R.I.P. Jenny"

    Main Show - The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)
    About The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) Initial Reactions  The Irish Civil War Women's Rights in Ireland About Lucilla Costumes The Oscars Conclusion  Follow Us On Social Media:
    Twitter: @HGATMPodcast  Instagram: @HGATMPodcast  Facebook: Facebook.com/HGATMPodcast   The Hosts:
    @nicoleackman16 @maggieofthetown

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 047 - Gladiator - "Swords, Sandals, and Hot Men"

    Episode 047 - Gladiator - "Swords, Sandals, and Hot Men"

    Join Maggie and Nicole this week as they look back on 2000's Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russel Crowe as "Maximus", a former Roman General out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
    Main Show - Gladiator (2000)
    About Gladiator (2000) Initial Reactions  About Commodus A Brief History of Gladiators About Lucilla Costumes Conclusion 
    Follow Us On Social Media:
    Twitter: @HGATMPodcast  Instagram: @HGATMPodcast  Facebook: Facebook.com/HGATMPodcast   The Hosts: @nicoleackman16 / @maggieofthetown

    • 1 hr
    Episode 046 - The Pale Blue Eye - "Let's Rave On"

    Episode 046 - The Pale Blue Eye - "Let's Rave On"

    The History Girls return this month with a look at The Pale Blue Eye, directed by Scott Cooper and starring Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, and Robert Duvall. The plot follows veteran detective Augustus Landor in 1830 West Point, New York, as he investigates a series of murders at the United States Military Academy with the aid of Edgar Allan Poe, a young military cadet.
    Main Show - The Pale Blue Eye (2022)
    About The Pale Blue Eye (2022) Initial Reactions  The History of Edgar Allan Poe All About “The Tell-Tale Heart”  Edgar Allan Poe’s Time at West Point Costumes Conclusion 
    Follow Us On Social Media:
    Twitter: @HGATMPodcast  Instagram: @HGATMPodcast  Facebook: Facebook.com/HGATMPodcast   The Hosts: @nicoleackman16 / @maggieofthetown

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 045 - All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) - The Episode That Was Fated

    Episode 045 - All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) - The Episode That Was Fated

    After a brief break, and in celebration of Armistice Day, Maggie and Nicole are back with a look at the recent film adaptation of All Quiet on the Western Front directed Edward Berger and starring Maggie-favorite, Daniel Brühl! 
    Introduction 
    Main Show - All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)
    About All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) Initial Reactions  Erich Maria Remarque and His Novel  Matthias Erzberger  The Armistice  Costumes Conclusion 
    Follow Us On Social Media:
    Twitter: @HGATMPodcast 
    Instagram: @HGATMPodcast 
    Facebook: Facebook.com/HGATMPodcast  
    The Hosts: @nicoleackman16 / @maggieofthetown 

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

tlsettles ,

Episode 43: Maggie and Nicole drag themselves across the coals for our entertainment

This episode has everything: heavy sighs, existential dread, reminiscing, perpetually confusing artistic choices, and the perfect chaser of overwhelming disappointment (in the movie. not the episode itself)

candak ,

Beautiful nerdy podcast

Love the hosts and the topic.

starzangelus ,

Great Listen!

I love learning little tidbits and facts about films... Bundle that with historical periods and you’ve got a fun, interesting, and educational podcast that everyone can learn from. Give it a listen!

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