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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.

    Clara Bow 2024

    Clara Bow 2024

    A young woman named Taylor Swift, who we admire greatly, has just released an album that includes a track called "Clara Bow". We thought we would reach back into the archives and bring you the story of Clara Bow, who was the world's first "it" girl, and her journey through the perilous world of fame. 

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Babe Didrickson Zaharias

    Babe Didrickson Zaharias

    Babe's colorful personality, drive, and athleticism made her a role model for girls and women across the globe as an Olympian and a multi-sport professional athlete. We've spoken so often about her lately that we thought it might be time for a refresher on her story! 
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    • 2 hr 14 min
    Althea Gibson Part 2

    Althea Gibson Part 2

    After decades of struggle against obstacles and expectations that would defeat most of us, Althea Gibson achieved international success in the world of tennis; breaking the color barrier at Wimbledon and opening the game to future generations of players. She built many bridges and fought the good fight in many fields of endeavor - we only wish that her admirers had made sure that Althea realized during her lifetime what an impact she had made on the world.

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Jessie Tarbox Beals

    Jessie Tarbox Beals

    According to Jessie Tarbox Beals - the first female photojournalist in the world - the key to success is mostly HUSTLE. In her case, it looked like this: arrive in a new town, set up a darkroom, canvas the populace, ingratiate yourself, SNAP SNAP SNAP, develop, print, deliver, catch the train as it's pulling out of the station...
    Be in the right place at the right time.
    Make your own opportunities.
    repeat repeat repeat
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Althea Gibson Part 1

    Althea Gibson Part 1

    There are quite a few lines on a tennis court; sideline, baseline, service line - all of which have their functions. But beginning in 1950, a powerful and charismatic African American athlete named Althea Gibson began to smash tennis' color lines, one after another. Althea Gibson broke new ground and changed the world's perception of what was possible in the world of sports.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Maria Anna Mozart and Clara Schumann

    Maria Anna Mozart and Clara Schumann

    Maria Anna Mozart and Clara Schumann were talented and musically gifted women. They were both child prodigies and both dazzled audiences across Europe. While they were (and still are) often put in the shadow of a talented male relative, one woman quietly stepped out of the spotlight while the other fought to stay.

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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.5K Ratings

7.5K Ratings

Ktelma ,

Great information presented by two charming hosts

Don’t believe the bad reviews out there, these women do there research and truly love history and telling women’s stories. I’ve never heard them “be-little” anyone as another reviewer states nor do they make light of slavery as a different reviewer stated. They will often try to bring things into perspective of the modern era, something that some may find helpful to understand the situation the subject was in. I also love there informal approach they have where neither knows what info the other has found and is planning on presenting till they turn on the mic. They never claim to be professional historians just two women who have a passion for women’s history.

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Amazing Way to travel in time

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Let's get into History Chicks…
I found History Chicks as I was searching for a podcast that was filled with stories of the past. As I scrolled through their library of podcasts I was amazed at the catalog of stories they covered. ( Where have I been all this time?)
I have loved every person they have covered from Coco Chanel. Althea Gibson and the phenomenal woman herself Maya Angelou. That was my favorite.
The History Chicks have not left one stone unturned. They have become the history class I feel I missed and thrilled to see the range of stories they cover.
This is an unpaid plug. This is a 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 show. These ladies have done their homework, are funny, and have found a way to tell the stories of iconic people. I look forward to catching up. This is one of my new favorite podcasts.

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I love the history chicks I feel like Beckett and Susan are right here with me and like they are a close friend of mine

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