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Special Lady Day is a podcast about rad women in history.

Special Lady Day Caitlin and Jessica

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Special Lady Day is a podcast about rad women in history.

    Spooky Lady Day: Yuki-Onna and the Banshee

    Spooky Lady Day: Yuki-Onna and the Banshee

    The fourth annual Spooky Lady Day episode is upon us! Gather 'round for the chilling tales of Yuki-Onna and the legend of the banshee.


    Hearn, L. (n.d.). Yuki-Onna. Short Stories & Classic Literature for Readers & Teachers. Retrieved October 23, 2022, from https://americanliterature.com/author/lafcadio-hearn/short-story/yuki-onnaWarman, S. C. and B. (2020, October 22). Top 5 feminist ghosts. FolkloreThursday. Retrieved October 23, 2022, from https://folklorethursday.com/halloween/top-5-feminist-ghosts/Wikimedia Foundation. (2022, October 21). Yōkai. Wikipedia. Retrieved October 23, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y%C5%8DkaiWikimedia Foundation. (2022, October 22). Lafcadio Hearn. Wikipedia. Retrieved October 23, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafcadio_HearnWikimedia Foundation. (2022, September 24). Yuki-Onna. Wikipedia. Retrieved October 23, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki-onnaBanshee
    “Banshee.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., https://www.britannica.com/topic/banshee. “Beware the Wail of the Banshee.” ConnollyCove, 8 Feb. 2022, https://www.connollycove.com/banshee/. Brent, Harry. “Exploring Irish Mythology: The Banshee.” The Irish Post, The Irish Post, 19 Aug. 2021, https://www.irishpost.com/life-style/exploring-irish-mythology-banshee-170287. Hendicott, James. “The Story behind Ireland's Fairy Forts and Where to See Them.” Culture Trip, The Culture Trip, 15 Aug. 2017, https://theculturetrip.com/europe/ireland/articles/the-story-behind-irelands-fairy-forts-and-where-to-see-them/. O'Hara, Keith. “The Banshee: Origin + What It Sounds like (2022).” The Irish Road Trip, 26 May 2022, https://www.theirishroadtrip.com/the-banshee/. Poleon, Jade. “What Is a Banshee? the Story of Ireland's Most Terrifying Spirit.” Meanwhile in Ireland, 20 Oct. 2021, https://meanwhileinireland.com/what-is-a-banshee-the-story-of-irelands-terrifying-spirit/. Serena. “The Wailing Irish Banshee - Irish Folklore.” Your Irish Culture, 1 Mar. 2020, https://www.yourirish.com/folklore/banshees-in-ireland. Thornton, Donal. “Ireland Suffering from Ancient Curse of Tara and Furious Fairy Forts.” IrishCentral.com, 24 Jan. 2014, https://www.irishcentral.com/news/ireland-suffering-from-ancient-curse-of-tara-and-furious-fairy-forts-82694582-237682541. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    21. Lozen and Mary Golda Ross

    21. Lozen and Mary Golda Ross

    In this episode, we learn about the warrior and prophet Lozen and the mathematician/engineer Mary Golda Ross.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Bonus Episode: Special Lady Day On Pop Pop Quiz Quiz!

    Bonus Episode: Special Lady Day On Pop Pop Quiz Quiz!

     WOW! It's the first ever team edition of Pop Pop Quiz Quiz with very special guests Caitlin and Jessica from the Special Lady Day podcast!!!

    20 questions! 2 guests! 1 host! Roughly 2,000 laughs! 

     Check out Caitlin's story "Peaches" here: 

    Check out Jessica's poetry here: 

    Check out Jane Mitchell's comedy blog "Yesterday's Horoscope" here: 

    Check out Kuinka here: 

    The theme to Pop Pop Quiz Quiz can be found here: 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    20. Spooky Lady Day: The Legend(s) of La Llorona and The Haunting of Catherine Howard

    20. Spooky Lady Day: The Legend(s) of La Llorona and The Haunting of Catherine Howard

    Happy Halloween! In the third installment of Spooky Lady Day, we cover the many legends of La Llorona and the haunting of Catherine Howard, King Henry IIX’s fifth wife.

    Frugal Fear by Annie Lohafer (Jessica's Mom)


    La Llorona 
    AFP. “Day of the Dead: Mexico's 'La Llorona' Returns on Stage with Pandemic-Era Twist.” News18, 21 Oct. 2020, https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/day-of-the-dead-mexicos-la-llorona-returns-on-stage-with-pandemic-era-twist-2988224.html. Dimuro, Gina. “The Legend of La Llorona: The Wailing Woman Who Murdered Her Children.” All That's Interesting, All That's Interesting, 28 Sept. 2020, https://allthatsinteresting.com/la-llorona. Fuller, Amy. “The Wailing Woman.” History Today, 31 Oct. 2017, https://www.historytoday.com/miscellanies/wailing-woman. Kirtley, Bacil F. “‘La Llorona’ and Related Themes.” Western Folklore, vol. 19, no. 3, Western States Folklore Society, 1960, pp. 155–68, https://doi.org/10.2307/1496370.West, John O. “La Llorona.” TSHA, 1 Oct. 1995, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/la-llorona. 
    Catherine Howard
    Bloks, Moniek. The screaming lady of the haunted gallery: Catherine Howard. Royal Central. (2015, October 28). Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://royalcentral.co.uk/interests/history/the-screaming-lady-of-the-haunted-gallery-catherine-howard-52815/.Historic Hauntings at Hampton Court Palace. Historic Royal Palaces. (n.d.). Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/history-and-stories/historic-hauntings-at-hampton-court-palace/#gs.cbup25.The National Archives. (2004, June 28). The National Archives: Research and Learning: Treasures from the National Archives: Catherine Howard. The National Archives | Treasures from The National Archives. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/museum/item.asp?item_id=13.  

    • 1 hr 13 min
    19. Hypatia and Victoria Kawēkiu Kaʻiulani Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn

    19. Hypatia and Victoria Kawēkiu Kaʻiulani Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn

    This episode covers Hypatia: mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher, and Victoria Kawēkiu Kaʻiulani Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn, Hawaii's Crown Princess.

    Act One: 

    The Lilith Fund

    Plan C

    Hypatia Sources

    Encyclopedia Britannica, inc. (n.d.). Hypatia. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved September 10, 2021, from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hypatia 

    Hypatia. (n.d.). Retrieved September 10, 2021, from http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_Romana/greece/paganism/hypatia.html. 

    Zielinski, S. (2010, March 14). Hypatia, ancient Alexandria's great FEMALE SCHOLAR. Smithsonian.com. Retrieved September 10, 2021, from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/hypatia-ancient-alexandrias-great-female-scholar-10942888/. 

    Victoria Kawēkiu Kaʻiulani Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn Sources

    Branch, John. “'I'm Not Anti-Anything. I'm pro-Hawaii.'.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 17 May 2021, www.nytimes.com/2021/05/17/sports/olympics/olympic-surfing-hawaii-flag.html. 

    Fahrni, Jennifer. “Princess Kaiulani Her Life and Times by JENNIFER FAHRNI.” Princess Kaiulani, Her Life and Times, A Biography, 2009, princesskaiulaniproject.com/about_princess_kaiulani.htm. 

    Ho, Sally. “Olympic Surfing Exposes Whitewashed Native Hawaiian Roots.” AP NEWS, Associated Press, 13 July 2021, apnews.com/article/2020-tokyo-olympics-games-racial-injustice-hawaii-surfing-5048591ab4620f8796a08ff54331fec0. 

    Ho, Sally. “Native Hawaiians 'RECLAIM' Surfing with Moore's Olympic Gold.” AP NEWS, Associated Press, 5 Aug. 2021, apnews.com/article/2020-tokyo-olympics-surfing-hawaii-carissa-moore-272e71e4203c138221e66808a87e9564. 

    Hulstrand, Janet. “Ka'iulani: Hawaii's Island Rose.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 7 May 2009, www.smithsonianmag.com/history/kaiulani-hawaiis-island-rose-131796275/. 

    Little, Becky. “Hawai'ian Surfers Have Been Riding Waves since the 17th Century.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 15 Aug. 2018, www.history.com/news/women-surfers-1600s-hawaii-princess-gidget.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    18. Nancy Spain and Barbara Gittings

    18. Nancy Spain and Barbara Gittings

    Our second annual pride special features the stories of the British multimedia celebrity and lesbian icon Nancy Spain and Barbara Gittings, "a mother of lesbian and gay liberation."

    Act One: 
    5 CallsResistbot Nancy Spain Sources
    “About Nancy Spain: British Journalist (1917 - 1964).” Peoplepill.com, People Pill, peoplepill.com/people/nancy-spain. Collis, Rose. “A Trouser-Wearing Character: The Life and Times of Nancy Spain (Cassell 1997).” Rose Collis, Rose Collis , www.rosecollis.com/books/a-trouser-wearing-character-the-life-and-times-of-nancy-spain-cassell-1997/. Fowler, Christopher. “Invisible Ink: No 220 - Nancy Spain.” The Independent, Independent Digital News and Media, 18 Apr. 2014, www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/invisible-ink-no-220-nancy-spain-9269801.html. Lynch, Declan. “Nancy Spain, the Popular Song and an English Lesbian.” Irish Independent, Independent.ie, 4 Oct. 2014, www.independent.ie/life/nancy-spain-the-popular-song-and-an-english-lesbian-30638813.html. “Nancy Spain .” Curtis Brown, www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/nancy-spain. “Nancy Spain.” Nancy Spain - LGBT Archive, LGBT Archive, lgbthistoryuk.org/wiki/Nancy_Spain. Ring, Trudy. “Who the F Is ... Celebrity Journalist Nancy Spain?” Gay Pride - LGBT & Queer Voices, PRIDE.com, 31 Oct. 2014, www.pride.com/who-f/2014/10/31/who-f-%E2%80%A6-celebrity-journalist-nancy-spain. Barbara Gittings Sources 
    Barbara Gittings. Legacy Project Chicago. https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/barbara-gittings. Barbara Gittings. Barbara Gittings | LGBT 50th Anniversary July 4, 2015. (n.d.). https://lgbt50.org/barbara-gittings. Fox, M. (2007, March 15). Barbara Gittings, 74, Prominent Gay Rights Activist Since '50s, Dies. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/15/obituaries/15gittings.html. Special Lady Shout Outs
    Jessica: A Black Lady Sketch ShowCaitlin: Day X and Katrin Bennhold

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

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What a find!

A completely wonderful podcast! Caitlin and Jessica are all kinds of amazing and the producer is very handsome.

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Love this podcast so much.

LOVE listening to these ladies tell stories about the incredible people that history books overlooked-basically all of womenkind.

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