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Episode 100: A Celebration!

Posted 17 January 2018 by
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We’re celebrating our 100th full-length episode and our 7th year by pulling back the curtain and taking a look at some women and moments that we will never forget.

What’s that you say? Your podcast list has this as the 144th episode? True. That’s one of the things we talk about, how we messed ourselves up. We also reveal some other things that we can laugh about now (and many that we laughed about then) and go back and play moments that stood out to us including several of our favorite 30 second summaries.

We talked about our Phantom episodes, ones that we would swear we had done…but didn’t, including our field trip to Amelia Earhart’s home in Atchison, Kansas.

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, Atchison Kansas

And our Pride and Prejudice moviecast that only exists in our minds, along with the memory of this delicious syllabub.

We ate it! This is a photo from the Jane Austen special feature (short, non-audio pieces that appear on our website.)

We didn’t cover Nefertiti? Sure we did…as a mini documentary for the Biography Channel, not as a podcast like we both thought. (Susan’s ego and pride wants you to know that she’s now 50+ pounds lighter and much, much healthier than she was in this video.)

And Susan’s week as a 1950s housewife. (That one we did record, we just never edited or published it, but here’s the essay she wrote about it.

We talk a lot about places where we messed up (like not numbering the minicasts as regular episodes) and some specifics about several episodes that never made it into the show.

We will have our annual Guaranteed Content Poll very soon, keep an eye out for a link to it on our social media (Twitter or either our public Facebook page, or our private group- The History Chicks Podcast Lounge)

The candidates this time around are:


Lucrezia Borgia

Zora Neale Hurston

Rani Lakshmibai

Queen Christina of Sweden


30 Second Summary List

1- 100th Episode Celebration

2- Marie Antoinette (twice)

3-Annie Oakley

4-Joan of Arc

5- Mary Queen of Scots

6-Lydia Pinkham

7- Lillian Gilbreth

8- Gone with the Wind

9-Queen Elizabeth I

10-Marie Curie

11-Josephine Baker

12- Rosa Parks


If you never hang around past the media section you have missed a lot of bloopers that Beckett tucks back there, if you don’t hang around until the end of THIS episode you’ll miss the audio clues for some women that we will be covering in the near future.

Thanks for not only joining us for our 100th episode and 7th anniversary celebration, but thank you for listening for however long you’ve been with us!



Episode 97: Queen Lili’uokalani

Posted 11 November 2017 by
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She was the first Queen to rule and the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, but Queen Lili’uokalani’s story is the story of Hawaii.

Lili’uokalani at Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 (via Wikicommons)

Lili’u Loloku Walania Kamakaeha was born on September 2, 1838. She was given an English name at her baptism, Lydia (which we never used in the podcast) and raised in a Hawaiian tradition called hanai, a sort of adoption, by Abner Paki and his wife, Laura Konia. Hawaii, at Lydia’s birth and for most of her life, was an independent nation, with a legislative government, a constitution, laws, a system of land ownership and Lili’u was a part of the ruling class. (more…)

Episode 96: Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth was a slave, a mother, a freewoman, a preacher, a speaker and an activist at a time in US history that was full of change but also full of obstacles for a woman who was any of those things.


Episode 58: Mary, Queen of Scots

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Mary, Queen of Scots had a good start: she was wearing the crown early and upgraded it at a young age under the watchful eye of many an interested party but once she started making decisions for herself? Ah, that’s when her life took dramatic twists and turns that ultimately took the crown off her head. Actually, those decisions got her whole head taken off, but let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

Mary Stuart about age 16  wedding the Francis and before her life turned quite contrary. "MaryStuartbyClouet" by François Clouet - Royal CollectionNative nameRoyal Collection of the United KingdomLocationUnited KingdomEstablishedafter Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons -

Mary Stuart about age 16 before her life turned quite contrary.
(François Clouet – Royal Collection via Wikimedia Commons)

Once upon a time in a rugged Renaissance land lived a king and a queen… (more…)