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The History Chicks

The History Chicks

The History Chicks /Wondery

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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.

Latest Episodes

Typhoid Mary Mallon

There are quite a few parallels between Mary's Mallon's story during a series of typhoid outbreaks and our present day pandemic, and so there are things we can learn from it (not the least of which is wash your dang hands!) But was Mary a villain? Or simply a victim of circumstances?

82 MIN23 h ago
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Typhoid Mary Mallon

Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam CJ Walker

Much has been made of hair-care mogul Madam CJ Walker, but before the Walker empire existed, there was her mentor Annie Turnbo Malone, whose innovation, drive, and concern for her fellow humans have been overshadowed by her more flamboyant protegée. We're going to tell you both of their stories today.

111 MIN2 w ago
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Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam CJ Walker

Isadora Duncan

Isadora was the purest of unconventional free spirits and one of the most unique dance innovators in history. Many people only know how she died, but how she lived is a much more inspiring and fascinating story.

81 MINMAR. 3
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Isadora Duncan

Mary Church Terrell Part 2

In this second installment in the life of Mary Church Terrell, the stage is bigger, the stakes are higher, and the gloves are off! Mary makes societal change happen with persistence, a propensity for making influential connections... and sheer nerve.

92 MINFEB. 18
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Mary Church Terrell Part 2

Ida B. Wells Revisited, Not Mary Church Terrell Part 2

Life got in the way of getting Mary Church Terrell Part Two out this week, we will post that episode as soon as possible, but Mary and Ida crossed paths several times so we thought a refresher of her life was in order

73 MINFEB. 4
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Ida B. Wells Revisited, Not Mary Church Terrell Part 2

Mary Church Terrell (part 1)

Mary Terrell was one of the first African American Women to graduate from college, and rose to prominence during the battles for universal suffrage and Civil Rights. With fiery speeches and a push in the back, she demanded that we all to go forth and do some good. We have a responsibility to lift each other up as we climb, she said, in order to make the world a better place for all.

76 MINENE. 22
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Mary Church Terrell (part 1)

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori revolutionized education during the early 20th century with her approach to child-led learning, and was convinced that the children of the world were the key to peace on earth.

120 MINENE. 9
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Maria Montessori

Mrs Claus - A Biography

Surprise! Our Traditional Bonus episode about the origins of Mrs. Claus, here for your listening pleasure on Christmas morning. Preview it before you share with the North Pole true believers in your life - and have a great holiday!

12 MIN2019 DIC. 25
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Mrs Claus - A Biography

Louisa May Alcott Revisited

Just how biographical *is* Little Women? You'll see the echoes of Louisa May Alcott's real life within her most famous work after hearing this episode.

125 MIN2019 DIC. 24
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Louisa May Alcott Revisited

Rosa Parks Revisted

Thanks to a couple of recent news stories about Rosa, we're heading back to 2012 and revisiting the life of this civil rights activist and icon

50 MIN2019 DIC. 10
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Rosa Parks Revisted

Latest Episodes

Typhoid Mary Mallon

There are quite a few parallels between Mary's Mallon's story during a series of typhoid outbreaks and our present day pandemic, and so there are things we can learn from it (not the least of which is wash your dang hands!) But was Mary a villain? Or simply a victim of circumstances?

82 MIN23 h ago
Comments
Typhoid Mary Mallon

Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam CJ Walker

Much has been made of hair-care mogul Madam CJ Walker, but before the Walker empire existed, there was her mentor Annie Turnbo Malone, whose innovation, drive, and concern for her fellow humans have been overshadowed by her more flamboyant protegée. We're going to tell you both of their stories today.

111 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam CJ Walker

Isadora Duncan

Isadora was the purest of unconventional free spirits and one of the most unique dance innovators in history. Many people only know how she died, but how she lived is a much more inspiring and fascinating story.

81 MINMAR. 3
Comments
Isadora Duncan

Mary Church Terrell Part 2

In this second installment in the life of Mary Church Terrell, the stage is bigger, the stakes are higher, and the gloves are off! Mary makes societal change happen with persistence, a propensity for making influential connections... and sheer nerve.

92 MINFEB. 18
Comments
Mary Church Terrell Part 2

Ida B. Wells Revisited, Not Mary Church Terrell Part 2

Life got in the way of getting Mary Church Terrell Part Two out this week, we will post that episode as soon as possible, but Mary and Ida crossed paths several times so we thought a refresher of her life was in order

73 MINFEB. 4
Comments
Ida B. Wells Revisited, Not Mary Church Terrell Part 2

Mary Church Terrell (part 1)

Mary Terrell was one of the first African American Women to graduate from college, and rose to prominence during the battles for universal suffrage and Civil Rights. With fiery speeches and a push in the back, she demanded that we all to go forth and do some good. We have a responsibility to lift each other up as we climb, she said, in order to make the world a better place for all.

76 MINENE. 22
Comments
Mary Church Terrell (part 1)

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori revolutionized education during the early 20th century with her approach to child-led learning, and was convinced that the children of the world were the key to peace on earth.

120 MINENE. 9
Comments
Maria Montessori

Mrs Claus - A Biography

Surprise! Our Traditional Bonus episode about the origins of Mrs. Claus, here for your listening pleasure on Christmas morning. Preview it before you share with the North Pole true believers in your life - and have a great holiday!

12 MIN2019 DIC. 25
Comments
Mrs Claus - A Biography

Louisa May Alcott Revisited

Just how biographical *is* Little Women? You'll see the echoes of Louisa May Alcott's real life within her most famous work after hearing this episode.

125 MIN2019 DIC. 24
Comments
Louisa May Alcott Revisited

Rosa Parks Revisted

Thanks to a couple of recent news stories about Rosa, we're heading back to 2012 and revisiting the life of this civil rights activist and icon

50 MIN2019 DIC. 10
Comments
Rosa Parks Revisted

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