49 episodes

This is about the rebels.

This is about the ne’er-do-wells.

This is about the mutineers, the agitators, the subversives.

Unruly Figures is a celebration of history’s biggest rule-breakers.

Twice a month, I’m going to dive into the life and times of the greatest rebels the world has known. I will talk about their lives, the society they lived in, the decisions they made, and how their refusal to play by the rules changed the world.

Join me as I nerd out and get inspired by history’s favorite risk-takers. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/unruly-figures/support

Unruly Figures Valorie Clark

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

This is about the rebels.

This is about the ne’er-do-wells.

This is about the mutineers, the agitators, the subversives.

Unruly Figures is a celebration of history’s biggest rule-breakers.

Twice a month, I’m going to dive into the life and times of the greatest rebels the world has known. I will talk about their lives, the society they lived in, the decisions they made, and how their refusal to play by the rules changed the world.

Join me as I nerd out and get inspired by history’s favorite risk-takers. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/unruly-figures/support

    #44 - Mary Carleton

    #44 - Mary Carleton

    This week, historian and host Valorie Castellanos Clark is covering Saint Valentine, the ancient Roman rebel and martyr who has given his name to our modern romantic holiday.

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    As always, you can get ad-free versions of the episode, and much much more on the Unruly Figures Substack: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠http://unrulyfigures.substack.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ There, you can find transcripts of each episode, photos of each episode's subject, and behind-the-scenes goodies. So come join us!


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    • 24 min
    Amelio Robles Ávila

    Amelio Robles Ávila

    The book based on this popular podcast is almost out! Just in time for the book's release, historian and author Valorie Castellanos Clark has recorded an excerpt of a chapter. Amelio Robles Ávila is not covered in any other episode of the podcast, so to learn how his story ends, pick up a copy of Unruly Figures: Twenty Tales of Rebels, Rulebreakers, and Revolutionaries in bookstores starting March 5, 2024.


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    • 7 min
    #43 - Kheir-ed-Din (Barbarossa)

    #43 - Kheir-ed-Din (Barbarossa)

    This week, historian and host Valorie Castellanos Clark is covering Kheir-ed-Din, better known in Anglophone countries as Barbarossa. He was a Corsair, or pirate, in the Mediterranean in the 15th and 16th century--his tale is full of excitement on the high seas.

    ⁠⁠⁠Pre-order the Unruly Figures book now⁠⁠⁠! Out March 5, 2024.

    This podcast is sponsored by Ritual. Try Ritual or expand your subscription, go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠ritual.com/unruly⁠⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.

    As always, you can get ad-free versions of the episode, and much much more on the Unruly Figures Substack: ⁠⁠⁠⁠http://unrulyfigures.substack.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ There, you can find transcripts of each episode, photos of each episode's subject, and behind-the-scenes goodies. So come join us!


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    • 36 min
    #42 - Saint Valentine

    #42 - Saint Valentine

    This week, historian and host Valorie Castellanos Clark is covering Saint Valentine, the ancient Roman rebel and martyr who has given his name to our modern romantic holiday.

    ⁠⁠⁠Pre-order the Unruly Figures book now⁠⁠⁠! Out March 5, 2024.

    This podcast is sponsored by Audible. Get a free trial of Audible, including one free audiobook, by visiting ⁠⁠audibletrial.com/unruly⁠⁠.

    As always, you can get ad-free versions of the episode, and much much more on the Unruly Figures Substack: ⁠⁠⁠⁠http://unrulyfigures.substack.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ There, you can find transcripts of each episode, photos of each episode's subject, and behind-the-scenes goodies. So come join us!


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    • 15 min
    #41 - Owain Glyndŵr

    #41 - Owain Glyndŵr

    This week, historian and host Valorie Castellanos Clark is covering Owain Glyndŵr, the last Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales.

    ⁠⁠Pre-order the Unruly Figures book now⁠⁠! Out March 5, 2024.

    This podcast is sponsored by Ritual. Try Ritual or expand your subscription, go to ⁠⁠⁠ritual.com/unruly⁠⁠⁠ to learn more.

    As always, you can get ad-free versions of the episode, and much much more on the Unruly Figures Substack: ⁠⁠⁠http://unrulyfigures.substack.com⁠⁠⁠ There, you can find transcripts of each episode, photos of each episode's subject, and behind-the-scenes goodies. So come join us!


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    • 37 min
    #40 - Noor Inayat Khan

    #40 - Noor Inayat Khan

    This week, historian and host Valorie Castellanos Clark is covering Noor Inayat Khan, a princess, a children's story author, and an uncover agent for the British during WWII.

    ⁠⁠Pre-order the Unruly Figures book now⁠⁠! Out March 5, 2024.

    This podcast is sponsored by Audible. Get a free trial of Audible, including one free audiobook, by visiting ⁠audibletrial.com/unruly⁠.

    As always, you can get ad-free versions of the episode, and much much more on the Unruly Figures Substack: ⁠⁠⁠http://unrulyfigures.substack.com⁠⁠⁠ There, you can find transcripts of each episode, photos of each episode's subject, and behind-the-scenes goodies. So come join us!


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    • 1 hr 16 min

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