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What’sHerName women’s history podcast is hosted and produced by academic sisters Olivia Meikle and Katie Nelson. Committed to reclaiming forgotten history, What’sHerName tells the stories of fascinating women you’ve never heard of (but should have). Through compelling interviews with guest historians, writers, and scholars, Katie and Olivia bring to life the “lost” women of history. Fascinating and funny, thought-provoking and thoughtful, What’sHerName restores women’s voices to the conversation. New episodes every other Monday.

What'sHerName Dr. Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle

    • History
    • 4.8 • 290 Ratings

What’sHerName women’s history podcast is hosted and produced by academic sisters Olivia Meikle and Katie Nelson. Committed to reclaiming forgotten history, What’sHerName tells the stories of fascinating women you’ve never heard of (but should have). Through compelling interviews with guest historians, writers, and scholars, Katie and Olivia bring to life the “lost” women of history. Fascinating and funny, thought-provoking and thoughtful, What’sHerName restores women’s voices to the conversation. New episodes every other Monday.

    THE PIRATE Ching Shih

    THE PIRATE Ching Shih

    She was the most powerful pirate in the history of the world - and you've probably never heard her name. How did this brilliant, ruthless, utterly unstoppable woman manage to dodge the Chinese, British and Portuguese navies for a decade, and still end up left out of the history books? Dr. Jamie Goodall, author of Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay, introduces us to this enigmatic and fascinating figure.

    • 43 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Lost Women of England Tour 2021

    BONUS EPISODE: Lost Women of England Tour 2021

    Come along with us on a virtual version of our September 2021 "Lost Women of England" Tour! Hear highlights from the trip, with context, commentary and other fun bonus content from Katie and Olivia, and "armchair travel" your way around the history of England with us in this special bonus episode.

    • 42 min
    THE RANI OF JHANSI Lakshmibai

    THE RANI OF JHANSI Lakshmibai

    Rani (Queen) Lakshmibai of Jhansi never wanted to be a rebel. She did everything she could to stay on the right side of the law. But when the British East India Company finally pushed her too far, she took up the sword - literally - to fight for her kingdom, her son, and her life!



    Guest Pamela Toler is back again to tell us about this incredible, unexpected heroine of Indian Independence.

    • 37 min
    GONE TO THE ENEMY

    GONE TO THE ENEMY

    What if you got to witness the birth of the American Revolution personally... because you were enslaved by one of the founding fathers? Join Katie on location in Williamsburg, Virginia for the astonishing story of Eve, GONE TO THE ENEMY.

    • 40 min
    THE UNBOWED Wangari Maathai

    THE UNBOWED Wangari Maathai

    Wangari Maathai was the first woman in Central Africa to earn a PhD, the first Black woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the mother of the Ecofeminist movement -- and that's just the beginning!

    • 52 min
    THE QUEEN OF THE COMSTOCK Eilley Bowers

    THE QUEEN OF THE COMSTOCK Eilley Bowers

    You’ve heard of the Gold Rush. You’ve maybe even heard of the Comstock Lode. But have you heard of Eilley Bowers, the penniless Scottish lass who headed west, and while running a boarding house, struck the richest silver mine in American history?

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
290 Ratings

290 Ratings

nsjpatel ,

So calming and a great study podcast!

This is the perfect podcast to listen to while studying! If you are like me and need some sort of music or controlled background noise while studying/working, this is the perfect podcast for that! It isn’t to distracting where I become un-focused, but is engaging enough to make me feel productive! You should definitely give this a try!

Performing Arts Prof. ,

"Top Drawer", fascinating!

Ranked #1 on Good Morning America's Website for "Podcasts you should be listening to" during Women's History Month! No wonder! The production value engineered by these two engaging professors (sisters) is National Public Radio quality! LOVE IT!

mreels ,

Can’t stop listening!

I just discovered this podcast yesterday. Someone on Facebook comment on James Davis with the link to podcast about her/him and I haven’t stop listening since! I love it. I listen about one lady and can’t wait to hear about the next. Well produced and entertaining. Well done ladies!

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