4 episodes

When Diana Met… takes listeners inside Princess Diana’s most notable meetings with public figures, politicians, dignitaries, and celebrities to reveal often-overlooked truths and misunderstandings about her life as Princess of Wales. Host Aminatou Sow examines those iconic and memorable connections and what they teach us about power, gender, and control.

When Diana Met‪…‬ CNN

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 129 Ratings

When Diana Met… takes listeners inside Princess Diana’s most notable meetings with public figures, politicians, dignitaries, and celebrities to reveal often-overlooked truths and misunderstandings about her life as Princess of Wales. Host Aminatou Sow examines those iconic and memorable connections and what they teach us about power, gender, and control.

    The People

    The People

    There are many scandalous, gossip-stirring stories about Diana. There are also, however, just as many anecdotes about her kindness, and the raw, authentic nature of her philanthropy. While most royal acts of charity are both formal and distant, Diana’s were intimate and bold; like walking through minefields and holding AIDS victims in her arms. In this episode, we hear about what really made her the ‘people’s princess’ from those who were touched by her legacy. We’ll meet writer/filmmaker Alegria Adedeji, Making Gay History founder Eric Marcus, and Ebone Carrington, former CEO of NYC Health and Hospitals, Harlem. 

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    • 26 min
    William and Harry

    William and Harry

    Some of the most iconic images of Princess Diana are as mother to Princes William and Harry. But how many mothers are put on display outside the hospital just after giving birth? 

    And what were the expectations for Diana as mother to the heir to the throne, and how do those align with our larger perceptions of motherhood in society? Host Aminatou Sow talks to journalist Candice Brathwaite and playwright Bonnie Greer about Diana’s legacy as a “mum.”

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    • 32 min
    Camilla

    Camilla

    Host Aminatou Sow goes behind-the-scenes with royal biographer Andrew Morton for an inside look at Princess Diana’s first lunch with Camilla Parker Bowles. Morton first learned of this meeting through secret recordings from Diana herself. Aminatou also chats with her friend Candice Carty-Williams about why she will always stan Diana, and why she even turned down an invitation to Buckingham Palace.

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    • 31 min
    She Was Just ... Diana

    She Was Just ... Diana

    When Diana Met… takes listeners inside Princess Diana’s most notable meetings with public figures, politicians, dignitaries, and celebrities to reveal often-overlooked truths and misunderstandings about her life as Princess of Wales. Host Aminatou Sow examines those iconic and memorable connections and what they teach us about power, gender, and control.

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

hddhohgfwf ,

So good!

Please write a book!

KAMM4444 ,

Veering off topic

The subject of the first episode offered a chance to really explore new ground (which is unusual for any Diana story) however the focus seemed to be more about the story of being a minority in the UK (which I would have enjoyed a separate episode of its own for sure). I felt it diluted this episode which was meant to be on motherhood. Diana’s own relationship with her mother/grandmother etc would have been rich pickings but not touched on.

buckeye--fan ,

Fascinating

I’m already obsessed with this podcast! Keep up the great work and I look forward to more episodes!

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