The History Chicks

The History Chicks

The History Chicks

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.
  1. February 07, 2023
    54 min
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    Queen Nzinga 2023
    Nzinga was the warrior queen who held back Portuguese colonization in her African kingdoms of Ndongo and Matamba, kept many of her people from being captured and traded, offered refuge to anyone who needed it,…
  2. January 26, 2023
    1 hr 39 min
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    Frances Perkins Part 3
    Miss Perkins travels to Washington to become Madam Secretary - and the architect of The New Deal. Her ferocious battles with the status quo during these years later led President Kennedy to call her "one of the…
  3. January 09, 2023
    58 min
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    Frances Perkins Part 2
    In Part 2 of our three-part coverage, Frances Perkins was galvanized by the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire tragedy to turn her talents for research into reform. Her reputation for intelligence, thoroughness and hone…
  4. December 24, 2022
    16 min
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    Mrs Claus - Our Holiday Tradition!
    Once again, we are dropping in to bring you the history of an unsung Christmas hero - Mrs. Claus. Where did she come from? What is her role in the festive season? We'll tell you all about her in this annual min…
  5. December 16, 2022
    1 hr 13 min
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    Frances Perkins Part 1
    Line by line over the course of her life, Frances Perkins drew the blueprint for a better society; one that protected the weak, curbed the unethical, and provided a humanist framework for government. As the fir…
  6. November 23, 2022
    1 hr 11 min
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    Pocahontas Revisited
    Pocahontas did save lives... just not the way (or the one) that you've been taught.
  7. November 14, 2022
    1 hr 28 min
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    Ida Lewis
    She was just a teen when she took on lighthouse keeper responsibilities and bravely began saving lives and attracting worldwide attention.
  8. November 02, 2022
    1 hr 43 min
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    Boston Field Trip Travelogue
    Forty travelers, four hosts, and thirty seagulls headed out to experience podcast-based adventures in historic and iconic New England. We laughed, we cried, we learned a lot - and made friends (and memories) th…
  9. October 17, 2022
    3 hr 13 min
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    Empress Sisi, Mega-revisit
    We've combined our previous coverage of Empress Sisi of Austria because she's getting a lot of screen time these days and we found ourselves in need of a refresher, so we thought you might be in need of one, to…
  10. October 06, 2022
    2 hr 4 min
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    Nell Gwynn
    From a deprived childhood bereft of opportunities, Nell Gwynn endeavored to parlay her charm and talent in order to improve her lot in life. She captured the attention of a king, delighted the public both onsta…
  11. September 29, 2022
    48 min
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    Bonus! A Conversation with Liza Powel O'Brien
    In this bonus episode, with Liza Powel O'Brien, host of Significant Others Podcast, we talk about a lot, but it's mostly like listening to a great conversation at the next table in a coffee shop where the peopl…
  12. September 19, 2022
    1 hr 19 min
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    Queen Elizabeth II - The Crown Recap
    In honor of Britain's Queen Elizabeth 2 - we offer this homage, from our second show The Recappery.
  13. September 05, 2022
    1 hr 42 min
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    Doctor Mary Walker
    Dr. Mary Walker challenged society's ideas of what a woman should look like, how a woman should think, and what a woman could become. During her military service, and within the suffrage movement, she often had…
  14. August 22, 2022
    1 hr 27 min
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    Civil War Spies, North and South
    Elizabeth Van Lew and Belle Boyd had a lot in common, they were born in the same state, they died the same year and they both were spies during the American Civil War...but for opposing sides!
  15. August 11, 2022
    2 hr 9 min
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    Elizabeth Chudleigh
    The beautiful and charming Elizabeth Chudleigh had society wrapped around her little finger... until she made a fateful mistake. One night's impulsive decision to marry the man she met on vacation turned her l…
  16. July 26, 2022
    1 hr 47 min
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    Our Travel Tales: London Field Trip Recap
    After three years of planning (and changing those plans) these are the stories of our trip of a lifetime!
  17. July 10, 2022
    2 hr 31 min
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    The Wives of Henry VIII in Six Chapters: a mega-episode revisit
    Covid has sidelined us this week, so instead of talking, we've remastered and combined our 2012 coverage of all the wives of Henry VIII into this one supersized episode.
  18. June 14, 2022
    1 hr 24 min
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    The Gilded Gentleman Presents: Invisible Magicians and Golden Plates
    We love the Gilded Age here at The History Chicks! We have a special treat for you; a guest appearance by historian Carl Raymond of the Gilded Gentleman Podcast. In Act 1,"Invisible Magicians," he pays tribute…
  19. May 30, 2022
    1 hr 39 min
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    Queen Lili'oukalani, Revisited
    As a modern queen prepares for her Platinum Jubilee, we take a look back at another queen, the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
  20. May 16, 2022
    1 hr 23 min
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    Elizabeth Taylor Part 3
    Elizabeth Taylor emerged from personal turmoil with a new mission; to be an advocate for the victims of AIDS. Her name became synonymous with humanitarian efforts for this cause. Not content with just one rein…

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