What is this?
First off: This isn’t History 101 and there is no test.
Secondly, our goal is to introduce you to female characters in history, factual or fictional via our podcast and shownotes. An introduction, an overview and a little push to explore and learn more on your own.
The shownotes will give you a short look at the life of the person that we are discussing- basic facts and links to other sources to learn more. The podcast episodes will go into greater detail as we chat about the challenges, failures and successes, times, and all the juicy bits that we find interesting about the life of our subject. Sometimes, as opportunities present themselves, we will add Special Features here on our website that relate to the person that we are spotlighting.
Tuck away a couple of facts to throw out at dinner parties! Dazzle your kids when they are learning history in school! Dive headfirst into the subcultures that exist for just about anyone! Redecorate a room in homage! Plan a vacation around a women that existed long before you but, for some reason, you relate to. How you use the resources that we provide is entirely up to you.
Why should I listen to a couple of chicks talk about women in history?
You want the facts. Simple enough.
You want to know how the women are remembered, how their legacies live on and how you can learn more. We can do that!
You want a show that is interesting to adults, but appropriate if kids are in the room and listening. Gotcha.
And you like to get your information in a unique, smart, and conversational style. TRIFECTA!
We are just like you. And you. (And even you-yeah, you- the one Googling our names.) We think that women, females, dames, broads…chicks in history is a perfect topic to sit down and chat about. We don’t claim to know it all, but really? All of it would take more time than any of us have right now. And it would be kinda boring.
In 2011 we sat down in front of a mic at a big dinner table in Beckett’s house (which we lovingly refer to as The House of Wood) and started talking. We’re still sitting at that very table and still talking.
We like to talk. A lot.
What is your episode posting schedule?
Excellent question! We don’t have one.
We do aim for one episode a month, and depending on our day job schedules, we post more…or less. We always give a heads-up on our social media that a show is about to go up by giving you a clue as to the subject.
Yup. At some point in the last couple of years, and for a variety of reasons, we came to a fork in the road: Stop podcasting or post when we we were able. We quickly opted for the latter. It’s not traditional for podcasts to do that, but well- not to brag- but we aren’t exactly traditional. We would love nothing more than to be able to do this full time, but alas, at this point it’s impossible. If you appreciate and understand a relaxed posting schedule, you are not alone- you’re our people. Very nice to meet you!
What do I do between episodes?
Our Shownotes are PACKED with media and books we enjoyed as well as links to museums, websites and who-knows-what-else related to our subjects.
Click over to the Special Features page drop-down and see related topics that didn’t fit into the episode but we just had to share.
Subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes or Stitcher Radio, TuneIn (or any favorite podcatcher).
Better yet: If you like us, spend a few minutes leaving a 5 star review on iTunes (or anyplace that lets you review, we aren’t picky).
Click the tasteful DONATE button on our home page and help us defray our expenses. (Thank you!)
How do I get ahold of you?
Email us at CHICKS (at) THEHISTORYCHICKS (dot)COM to say “hi” or to request a future subject. Or you can give us a call at 816.943.1234 and leave a message.
My company wants to sponsor The History Chicks.
Drop us an email and we will happily send you some information.
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.