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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.

    Happy I Love Lucy Day!

    Happy I Love Lucy Day!

    Celebrate National I Love Lucy Day on October 15 AND the life of this iconic woman with a supersized episode that combines all of our previous coverage of Lucille Ball!

    • 2 hr 43 min
    Sarah Bernhardt

    Sarah Bernhardt

    Sarah Bernhardt began her life in France as the unwanted child of a heartless courtesan. She found her first true home in the theater; and through hard work, sheer luck, shocking eccentricity and her indomitable spirit, she transformed herself into the first A-list international celebrity the world had ever seen.

    • 2 hr 8 min
    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Part 2

    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Part 2

    The worldwide eradication of smallpox was not Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's only claim to fame; she discarded the life she knew and set out to remake herself, acquiring a reputation for eccentricity, adventures worthy of a modern motion picture, and unwanted literary superstardom.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Part 1

    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Part 1

    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was brought up to believe that it was her face that was her fortune, and her place to be simply decorative. However, her uncommon intelligence, influence among the powerful, and her willingness to accept new ideas about medicine would save lives, help end smallpox, and transform the entire world.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Typhoid Mary Mallon Revisited

    Typhoid Mary Mallon Revisited

    There are striking similarities between "Typhoid" Mary Mallon's life story and our present-day pandemic, can we learn from them?

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Announcement: Gone fishin'

    Announcement: Gone fishin'

    A summer announcement and a song

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6.4K Ratings

6.4K Ratings

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Love this podcast!

Thank You for doing all the research Beckett and Susan! Listening to your podcast I have learned little details about my favorite women of history I didn’t know! I love the light banter and Happy Potter references ❤️Also give us a update on your time travel list! My favorite is still a taser for Henry the 8th 😂

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My Favorite Podcast

This was one of the first podcasts I discovered years ago, and is still the benchmark by which I measure all others. The humanity of their subjects shines through because of Susan and Beckett’s excellent research and treatment of these women. I have learned so much and it has moved me to read further - the best complement I can give!

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