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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.

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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.

    Aunt Jemima

    Aunt Jemima

    In 1889, Aunt Jemima crossed from the footlights to the grocery store, where she's been a fixture for 131 years. On the eve of her departure, we give you the dark history of this American icon - and the stories of a few women who made her come alive.

    • 54 min
    Fannie Lou Hamer

    Fannie Lou Hamer

    Fannie Lou Hamer began life as a small child whose hard labor was key to her family’s survival. She grew up to become a fiery civil rights activist who would not be silenced by intimidation, violence, or the personal wishes of the President of the United States himself.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Catherine the Great, Part Two *An entirely true story

    Catherine the Great, Part Two *An entirely true story

    If you're watching Hulu's, The Great, and wondering what parts are the "occasionally true," we finish the real Catherine's story in this, the second of two episodes.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Catherine the Great *An entirely true story

    Catherine the Great *An entirely true story

    If you've watched Hulu's series, The Great, and wondered what parts were true, here's the very true life of Catherine the Great, a German princess who became the Empress of Russia.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Zephyr Wright

    Zephyr Wright

    Zephyr Wright's spicy Pedernales River Chili made her one one of the most famous cooks in America... and her peppery relationship with President Lyndon B. Johnson made her a notable figure in the struggle for Civil Rights.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Chicks Check-in

    Chicks Check-in

    A quick check-in, a catch-up...just a little chat.

    • 8 min

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Anne Hutchinson

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The Titanic Belfast

Just finished yr excellent podcast on Maggie Brown. U mentioned the Titanic Belfast. We were there May 2018 and it is an excellent museum. It overlooks the shipyard where the Titanic was build and inside has pictures of the build as well as examples of the staterooms and different areas of the ship
I would absolutely recommend visiting, it gives you such an understanding of the ship, the times and the people

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