Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.
Olympias is known for being the mother of Alexander the Great and for being Very Fond Of Snakes. She was subject to centuries of slander by the historians who followed her - but in this episode, we right some of the wrongs, give you some context for her actions, and reveal her connection to the Olympic Games.
The Statue of Liberty, Revisited
In honor of the arrival of the Statue of Liberty's sister to the US this week and to help celebrate both the Fourth of July and Bastille Day, we revisit Liberty Enlightening the World.
Marjorie Merriweather Post Part 2
Marjorie Merriweather Post was a natural philanthropist and organizer. Her fortune may have come to her by chance, and she is perhaps most famous for her outward signs of wealth, but she was no mere society butterfly.
Rather than her extensive collection of jewels and artifacts, her true legacy is the multitude of people she was able to help. with grace, dignity, and her natural capability for genuine friendship. She was a monarch with a common touch.
Marjorie Merriweather Post Part 1
Marjorie Post was not *born* with a silver spoon in her mouth, but breakfast cereal sure provided her with one before her tenth birthday! She parlayed her father's company into a major food conglomerate, and lived like royalty as the Duchess of Washington DC and the Queen of Palm Beach.
Loïe Fuller was a creative, scientific, and artistic pioneer in stage design, stage lighting, and choreography.
Mary Seacole, Revisited
For International Nurses Day on May 12, we're revisiting our coverage of Mary Seacole who was not a nurse, but very much a medical caregiver.
That was my gateway episode and have been addicted ever after! I’ve sadly gotten thru every episode and am left wanting more:) Such great insight from both Beckett and Susan and really enjoy the banter. This podcast is a true gem. Have to say episode 50 Hattie McDaniel made me cry and has stayed with me. Thank you SO much for all you do to teach and entertain. Trust and believe I’ve recommended to all my family, friends and coworkers.
I discovered this podcast a year ago. Since then, I have been listening to older episodes in between the new ones the ladies record. It is so interesting that while I often play it while cleaning or gardening, I find myself staying still to listen intently. As a teacher, I appreciate the way they present well-researched history in such an entertaining way. This is my absolute favorite podcast right now!!!
So happy I discovered this podcast. The subjects chosen, the thorough research conducted, and then the fun and unique presentation, it’s all very impressive. Just finished the Audrey Hepburn episodes from 2019, and excited to hear more!!