Biography Channel Mini-Documentaries

Posted 4 March 2014 by

This excursion had us traveling away from the podcast mic to a seat in front of a camera.

We had the honor of spending  a bit of time as historical consultants for the Biography Channel this past year. We made our maiden voyage to the A&E offices and studios in New York, sat down in front of  camera and told the tales of some of history’s most interesting people. The result of that work is the mini-biographies listed below. We really enjoyed doing this, hope that we get the opportunity again and want to give a big, “thank you” to Producer Caitlin Van Mol for bringing us not only to New York but also onto these videos.

So, if you ever want to SEE us talking about historical figures, here is your first chance (and not just women, we can chat about the roosters, too). (The links below will lead you to the website biographies in another window. The videos play at the top, load times vary.)

Elizabeth I

Henry VIII

Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

Louis XIV

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette and the Affair of the Diamond Necklace

Marie Antoinette and the Petit Trianon


The Palace of Versailles

2 Responses to Biography Channel Mini-Documentaries

  1. Mack says:

    I’m certain you are probably aware but if not I would like to let you know the link for Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon (Biography Channel) is not working. However, I was able to do some digging and found you guys at this link:
    I hope this is useful to you.
    Also, just wanted to say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your podcast! I never thought I would like history in any format but you gals have made it interesting, engaging, and funny! I’ve even found myself diving into history books after a podcast to learn more! Thank you for doing what you do!

    • The History Chicks says:

      Thank you, and no we were not aware. The links are fixed, (I double checked them all) and the videos appear at the top of the biography text- load times vary.

      Thank you, also for your kind words! That is a huge part of our mission- to have listeners want to learn more after listening to the podcast!