41 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 • 26 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 041 - The Northman - "Hamlet, but with Vikings"

    Episode 041 - The Northman - "Hamlet, but with Vikings"

    The History Girls return this week with yet another Focus Features film, this time 2022's historic Viking film, The Northman, directed by Robert Eggers.  Introduction 
    Main Show - The Northman
    About The Northman Initial Reactions  The Myth of Almeth Berserkers and Valhalla  Valkyries Costumes Conclusion 
    Follow Us On Social Media:
    Twitter: @HGATMPodcast  Instagram: @HGATMPodcast  Facebook: Facebook.com/HGATMPodcast   The Hosts: @nicoleackman16 / @maggieofthetown Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PetticoatsandPoppies  

    • 44 min
    Episode 040 - The Outfit - "Suits, ties, and...organized crime?"

    Episode 040 - The Outfit - "Suits, ties, and...organized crime?"

    Join the History Girls as they celebrate their 40th episode with a look at the latest Focus Feature Films release, The Outfit, written and directed by Graham  Moore and starring, Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Johnny Flynn, and Dylan O'Brien.
    Introduction 
    Main Show - The Outfit
    About The Outfit Initial Reactions  Crime in Chicago in the 1950s The Chicago Outfit and Al Capone History of the FBI Costumes Conclusion 
    Follow Us On Social Media:
    Twitter: @HGATMPodcast  Instagram: @HGATMPodcast  Facebook: Facebook.com/HGATMPodcast   The Hosts: @nicoleackman16 / @maggieofthetown  Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PetticoatsandPoppies  

    Review Links:
    https://collider.com/the-outfit-review-mark-rylance-dylan-obrien-graham-moore/
    https://wealthofgeeks.com/the-outfit-review-graham-moore-focus-mark-rylance-features/

    • 52 min
    Episode 039 - The Last Duel - "A Good Matt Damon Movie"

    Episode 039 - The Last Duel - "A Good Matt Damon Movie"

    It's been some time since the girls mentioned Matt Damon so this week, Maggie and Nicole tackle The Last Duel directed by Ridley Scott and staring Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck, and of course soul mate, Matt Damon.  Introduction 
    Main Show - The Last Duel
    About The Last Duel Initial Reactions  About The Main Players About The Duel Costumes Conclusion 
    Follow Us On Social Media:
    Twitter: @HGATMPodcast  Instagram: @HGATMPodcast  Facebook: Facebook.com/HGATMPodcast   The Hosts: @nicoleackman16 / @maggieofthetown  Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PetticoatsandPoppies  

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 038 - Cyrano - "It's About Pining"

    Episode 038 - Cyrano - "It's About Pining"

    It's a new year and a new episode of Petticoats & Poppies! Join the History Girls as they kick off 2022 with a look at the (suprinsgly?) musical film directed by Joe Wright and based on the 1897 Edmond Rostand play Cyrano de Bergerac.
    Introduction 
    Main Show - Cyrano


    Catching Up  About Cyrano Initial Reactions  Edmond Rostand The Adaptations of Cyrano de Bergerac Costumes Conclusion 
    Follow Us On Social Media:
    Twitter: @HGATMPodcast  Instagram: @HGATMPodcast  Facebook: Facebook.com/HGATMPodcast   The Hosts: @nicoleackman16 / @maggieofthetown  Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PetticoatsandPoppies  

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 037 - Joyeux Noël - "Merry Crisis"

    Episode 037 - Joyeux Noël - "Merry Crisis"

    Introduction 
    Main Show - Joyeux Noël
    About Joyeux Noël Initial Reactions  About The Christmas Truce Walter Kirchhoff Father Edward Dowling Costumes  Conclusion 
    Follow Us On Social Media:
    Twitter: @HGATMPodcast  Instagram: @HGATMPodcast  Facebook: Facebook.com/HGATMPodcast   The Hosts: @nicoleackman16 / @maggieofthetown  Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PetticoatsandPoppies  

    • 45 min
    Episode 036 - The Great Dictator - "The Fourth Friendsgiving Pod" With Jacob Throneberry

    Episode 036 - The Great Dictator - "The Fourth Friendsgiving Pod" With Jacob Throneberry

    Introduction 
    Meet the Guest - Jacob Throneberry

    Main Show - The Great Dictator


    About The Great Dictator Initial Reactions  About Charlie Chaplin Jacob's Thoughts Triumph of the Will  Conclusion 
    Follow Us On Social Media:
    Twitter: @HGATMPodcast  Instagram: @HGATMPodcast  Facebook: Facebook.com/HGATMPodcast   Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PetticoatsandPoppies   The Hosts: @nicoleackman16 / @maggieofthetown  The Guest: @Tberry57

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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!

hayda ,

Feeds my nerdy soul!

This podcast hits on so many things I love! Classic literature and period pieces in general! I’m a huge nerd for all of these things and it feeds my soul! Thank you ladies for this incredible podcast!

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