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The History Chicks

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Nov 23, 2020

Pocahontas, Revisited

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Pocahontas did save lives… just not the way (or the one) that you’ve been taught. We revisit this 2017 episode to learn the real, not Disneyfied, story.

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Nov 10, 2020

Wonder Woman Part 2

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After her creator died, Wonder Woman strayed quite a bit from where she began. She had her wings clipped by the censors in the 1950s, and lost her powers entirely in the 1960s. It took Gloria Steinem, Ms. Magazine, and the 1970s to bring Wonder Woman back to her feminist roots.

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Oct 31, 2020

Wonder Woman Part 1

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She was forged in the fires of the suffragist movement, and beneath her abbreviated costume beats the heart of a lion. Fighting for truth, equality, and justice, “By the Spear of Athena and the Thunderbolts of Jove!” – it’s Wonder Woman!

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Oct 30, 2020

Introducing: Dr. Death, Season 2

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If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.

Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”

Listen today at wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_HChicks

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Oct 13, 2020

Belva Lockwood and Shirley Chisholm, Revisited

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We finish up our two-part series on women who ran for the US presidency in days gone by. Belva Lockwood ran in 1884 and 1888, and Shirley Chisholm threw her hat into the POTUS ring in the 1972 election. Neither candidate won the office, but they were both victorious at shattering glass ceilings to make room for women to come. Remastered from 2016.

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Sep 28, 2020

Victoria Woodhull, Revisited

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Here in the US, voting for the 2020 Presidential election has begun so we’re revisiting the life of the very first woman to run for the American Presidency in 1872. Victoria Woodhull crafted a life for herself from very raw materials, she traveled from an abusive childhood to an aristocratic end and, throughout it all, was a woman ahead of her time.

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Sep 15, 2020

Q and A Number 3

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Once upon a time in the dark ages of podcasting, two friends set out on a quest to bring the stories of historical women to your ears. In this episode, we have some speculative history, a few predictions about the future, and a peek behind the curtain in this, our tenth year! Thanks for listening!

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Sep 03, 2020

Empress Sisi of Austria Part 2

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In part 2 of our coverage, Empress Sisi helps to change the political climate in Hungary, experiences great personal tragedy, comes a little bit loose at the seams… and gained headlines with an ending that shook the world.

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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.