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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.

    Mary Church Terrell Part 2

    Mary Church Terrell Part 2

    In this second installment in the life of Mary Church Terrell, the stage is bigger, the stakes are higher, and the gloves are off! Mary makes societal change happen with persistence, a propensity for making influential connections... and sheer nerve.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ida B. Wells Revisited, Not Mary Church Terrell Part 2

    Ida B. Wells Revisited, Not Mary Church Terrell Part 2

    Life got in the way of getting Mary Church Terrell Part Two out this week, we will post that episode as soon as possible, but Mary and Ida crossed paths several times so we thought a refresher of her life was in order

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Mary Church Terrell (part 1)

    Mary Church Terrell (part 1)

    Mary Terrell was one of the first African American Women to graduate from college, and rose to prominence during the battles for universal suffrage and Civil Rights.

    With fiery speeches and a push in the back, she demanded that we all to go forth and do some good. We have a responsibility to lift each other up as we climb, she said, in order to make the world a better place for all.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Maria Montessori

    Maria Montessori

    Maria Montessori revolutionized education during the early 20th century with her approach to child-led learning, and was convinced that the children of the world were the key to peace on earth.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Mrs Claus - A Biography

    Mrs Claus - A Biography

    Surprise! Our Traditional Bonus episode about the origins of Mrs. Claus, here for your listening pleasure on Christmas morning.

    Preview it before you share with the North Pole true believers in your life - and have a great holiday!

    • 12 min
    Louisa May Alcott Revisited

    Louisa May Alcott Revisited

    Just how biographical *is* Little Women? You'll see the echoes of Louisa May Alcott's real life within her most famous work after hearing this episode.

    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

A Black Woman's Perspective ,

Black Women’s History

I absolutely LOVE this podcast! As a historian myself I love their storytelling while keeping the facts straight! And ooh I love when they place their figures in history it’s so cool to know what was going on when these amazing women were born! I just request that more black women’s story be told outside of Black History Month and that lesser known black women’s contributions be told as well! And I mean black women from the UK, Europe, South America, Canada, and yes the motherland Africa! Are we able to request podcast ideas? 🤔 If not I think that would be a wonderful idea on how to increase diversity, but other than that keep up the great work ladies!

Saladay ,

Best!

Nothing better than smart and funny chicks! You make my commute better! Cheers!

Carioca57 ,

Needs some audio tweaking

Really love the ladies and the content, but I have a hard time listening all the way through an episode due to the audio. It’s harsh and piercing at times on top of it sounding like they are far away. This podcast has been on for a long time, I’m surprised this hasn’t been fixed.

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