Episode 190: Elizabeth Báthory, Revisited

The only original painting of her disappeared, this is a copy of that painting done when she was about 25.

Happy Halloween! This woman’s life story is the greatest (and definitely the creepiest) mystery we’ve ever discussed! Elizabeth Báthory: Cold, blooded serial killer, or misrepresented and framed, innocent noble? Maybe both? That’s what made her story so fascinating to so many people for so many years! The truth may never be realized, but even if it is, it’s so much fun to speculate about it, and perfect for Halloween!

Snag all the good candy from anyone’s bucket and settle in for a spooky tale that left us with one solid realization: We don’t care for the gore–there is a huge Little Ears warning on this one!

Time Travel With The History Chicks

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Elizabeth Báthory  

Episode 189: Happy I Love Lucy Day!

Lucille, circa 1976


Today, October 15th, 2021 is National I Love Lucy Day- a day devoted to celebrating the iconic life and work of Lucille Ball! We thought a good way to honor her would be to combine our previous two-part coverage of Lucille, remaster the audio, and create a supersized, LP of an episode!

For all the media recommendations for this episode, please visit our original shownotes here, LUCILLE BALL!

Episode 188: Sarah Bernhardt

One of the famous Felix Nadar portraits taken shortly after she joined the Conservatoire. Circa 1864

Sarah Bernhardt was an actress, sculptress, writer, mother, celebrity…legendary global phenomenon. She was also a courtesan, a master self-promoter, and an all-around unique individual who lived her life on her terms and in her own way. (more…)