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Best Leona Graham podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Leona Graham podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Absolute 80s is the UK's biggest commercial digital radio station. You guessed it, we only play 80s music, but we understand all of this modern new fangled podcasty stuff foo. So, when we get big guests into our studios to host shows or just for a cuppa, we make a podcast. It's usually the full interview including loads of stuff you don't hear on the radio. If you want to listen to Absolute 80s you can via DAB radio, the Absolute Radio app, Freeview, Sky or online at absoluteradio.co.uk. We ...
 
This podcast features Western Canadian authors reading from their novels, short fiction, poetry, memoirs, or non-fiction. It is created and hosted by Saskatchewan novelist Lisa Guenther. Reading West features published authors from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. For the most part, the podcast focuses on literature (contemporary CanLit), but writers working in other genres are welcome.
 
A podcast by two friends who discuss women from history they've never heard of before. Inspired by that all too common feeling, "How did I not know about her?!?", we aim to elevate the stories of a wide range of woman, from Egyptian civil rights activists to medieval nuns to the first female (almost) astronauts. We share their stories, discuss their impact and why they've been ignored or sidelined, and often get a little mad at the patriarchy.
 
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This week we learn about an American obstetrician and gynecologist and a Chinese-American virologist and molecular biologist.HODGSONhttps://www.cnn.com/2016/06/23/health/abortion-history-in-united-states/index.htmlhttps://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_150.htmlhttps://embryo.asu.edu/pages/jane-elizabeth-hodgson-1915-2006https://www.nyt…
 
Today we meet a folklorist who helped preserve the past for the WPA and a woman who was told she would never walk again but would go on to be the fastest woman in the world.TARTThttp://www.awhf.org/tartt.htmlhttp://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1132http://cdm17066.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p17066coll3https://www.uwa.ed…
 
This week we learn about a military woman from the American Revolution and a French author who wrote The Mirror of Simple Souls in the 13th century.SAMPSONhttps://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/deborah-sampsonhttp://www.revolutionarywararchives.org/womansoldier.htmlhttps://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/deborah-sampso…
 
Today we discuss a soprano, pianist, composer, and arranger of Spirituals for the original Fisk Jubilee Singers and a prominent civic leader and a social worker who founded of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines.SHEPPARDhttps://pages.stolaf.edu/americanmusic/2017/10/03/the-fisk-jubilee-singers-and-their-first-record/http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/record…
 
This week we learn about one of the first actresses on the English stage and a prominent figure of the Mexican War of Independence.(Eleanor Gwyn)NELL https://www.britannica.com/biography/Nell-Gwyn-English-actresshttps://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp01957/eleanor-nell-gwynhttps://www.headstuff.org/culture/history/terrible-people-from-h…
 
Michael and Katie discuss an Omaha Native American doctor and an African-American teacher and civil rights figure.SUSANhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_La_Flesche_Picottehttps://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_253.htmlhttps://www.history.com/news/remembering-the-first-native-american-woman-doctorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history…
 
In honor of our 25th episode, Katie and Michael team up to talk about a group of women working to process astronomical data.https://www.ladyscience.com/science-with-capital-s/90dk473131kodvmc02nsftmcfhepgg?rq=pickeringhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-women-who-mapped-the-universe-and-still-couldnt-get-any-respect-9287444/?no-isthttp://sit…
 
An American film, television and stage actress/dancer and a teacher, activist and long-time chair of the Manzanar Committee.MYRNAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Unti0LJ8ghttp://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/117023%7C115512/Myrna-Loy/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001485/biohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIOXD2epvyY&t=1568shttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
 
With St. Patrick's Day around the corner we had Ireland on our minds. We span 14 centuries this week as we discuss two influential women in Irelands history.Veronica Guerinhttp://womensmuseumofireland.ie/articles/veronica-guerinhttps://www.nytimes.com/1996/11/23/world/how-a-killing-roused-irish-conscience.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FGuerin%…
 
Katie and Michael discuss an American high-fashion designer and an American psychiatrist/author this week.Anne: https://nypost.com/2016/10/16/jackies-wedding-dress-designer-is-finally-recognized/http://hiddenfashionhistory.com/category/ann-lowe/https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2013/03/28/the-remarkable-story-of-ann-lowe-from-alabama-to-madison-a…
 
This week we have a Kenyan environmental political activist and an American blues singer, pianist, and entertainer.Wangari Maathaihttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Wangari-Maathaihttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/sep/26/wangari-maathaihttp://www.greenbeltmovement.org/who-we-are/our-historyGladys Bentleyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDUX-Q…
 
In honor of Valentines Day we bring you an artist/business woman who made Valentine's Day cards popular and a poet.Esther: http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/esther-howland-valentine-innovator/http://www.worcesterhistory.org/bio-howland.htmlhttp://time.com/4663003/esther-howland-valentines/https://www.bustle.com/p/6-valentines-day-2019-idea…
 
The ladies who did it first - this week we look at the first black woman to enlist in the Coast Guard and the first published African American female poet.Olivia Hookerhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46332474?ocid=socialflow_twitter https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/obituaries/olivia-hooker-dead.html https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitc…
 
The silver screen takes centerstage this week as we look at two women who had a huge influence on the early American film industry.Lois Weberhttp://www.loisweber.net/lois-weber.html https://www.britannica.com/biography/Lois-Weber http://www.ocec.eu/cinemacomparativecinema/index.php/en/33-n-8-english/400-lois-weber-the-female-thinking-in-movementHat…
 
An English politician who later became a member of the House of Lords and a short review of Becoming by Michelle Obama.Jean Barkerhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/obituaries/lady-trumpington-dead.html?smid=nytcore-ios-sharehttps://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/nov/27/lady-trumpington-obituaryhttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-43756361https:…
 
An obstetrical anesthesiologist, who also invented a way to quickly assess the health of a newborn child immediately after birth and the woman known as the "Grande Dame of Champagne"Virginia Apgarhttps://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_12.htmlhttps://www.cnn.com/2018/06/07/health/virginia-apgar-intl/index.htmlhttps://profiles.nlm.nih.go…
 
Eastern Europe in the 30's and 40's: what a time to be alive! One teen and two women defy gender expectations to participate in one of the greatest historical conflicts of the 20th century.Irenahttps://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/righteous-women/sendler.asphttps://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/irena-sendlerhttp://www.pbs.org/program/irena-se…
 
The woman who birthed 'The Pill' and a controversial figure of Bryn Mawr.Katharine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_McCormickhttps://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/pill-katharine-dexter-mccormick-1875-1967/http://www.amazingwomeninhistory.com/katharine-mccormick-birth-control-history/https://www.archives.gov/publications/prolog…
 
Another first in the US Congress and the campaign trail as well as social reformer and a pioneer in the emancipation of women in India.Ramabaihttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/14/obituaries/pandita-ramabai-overlooked.htmlhttp://www.bu.edu/missiology/ramabai-dongre-medhavi/http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain/content/pandita-ramabaihtt…
 
We have some heroine of the American Revolutionary Way and a French playwright and political activist.Margaret Corbin, Sybil Ludingtonhttp://mentalfloss.com/article/78686/16-year-old-revolutionary-who-outrode-paul-reverehttp://www.hudsonrivervalley.org/review/pdfs/hvrr_17pt2_braley.pdf Olympe de Gougeshttps://www.iep.utm.edu/gouges/https://www.theg…
 
Today Katie and Michael introduce us to an entrepreneur and a naval engineer.Madam CJ Walkerhttps://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/madam-cj-walkerhttps://www.biography.com/people/madam-cj-walker-9522174https://convene.com/catalyst/madam-c-j-walker-americas-first-female-self-made-millionaire/https://www.britannica.com/event/Ji…
 
It's a bunch of gals who tried to go to infinity and beyond.https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/geraldyn-jerrie-m-cobb-papers-1952-1998https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_492.htmlhttps://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/f_mercury13.htmlhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/even-though-i-am-girl-john-glenns-fan-mail…
 
We've got the 'voice of God' and an economist with quite the life story.Barbara Jordanhttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Barbara-Jordan1972 Keynote Speech at DNC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKfFJc37jjQ1974 Watergate Speech - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrqVBclJVcoLBJ Oral History - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5iWyv-FeyMJoan Robinso…
 
Two raging feminists today. One from Egypt and another from the good ol' USA.Maryhttp://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/mary-church-terrellhttp://apps.urban.org/features/OurChangingCity/demographics/#historyhttps://socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/eras/terrell-mary-church/Hudahttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Huda-Sharawihttp:…
 
Katie brings a Broadway, movie, and TV star. Michael brings up a boundary breaking Dominican doctor.Ethel Watershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zywZUhaUqMohttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Ethel-Watershttp://www.pbs.org/wnet/broadway/stars/ethel-waters/Evangelinahttps://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/rodri…
 
France is in the focus today. Michael has a French queen while Katie brings a Romantic novelist.Eleanorhttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Eleanor-of-Aquitainehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/eleanor_of_aquitaine.shtmlGeorge Sandhttps://www.britannica.com/biography/George-Sandhttps://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/j/j…
 
Quite a time gap between these two ladies but nonetheless fascinating. Katie tackles a modern day journalist. Michael gets real with a nun from medieval times.Hildegardhttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Hildegardhttps://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/dinner_party/place_settings/hildegarde_of_bingenhttps://www.discogs.com/artist/743697-Hildeg…
 
Michael brings a pirate queen to the party. Katie talks about a painter you wished you had known.Ching Shihhttps://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-chinese-female-pirate-who-commanded-80000-outlawshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxnrWbaWVnQArtemesia https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/baroque-italy/a/gentiles…
 
Michael and Katie start the first ever podcast with two dynamic gals. Katie covers an ancient queen of Britain while Michael brings up a mover and shaker in the early days of chemistry.Boudica www.britannica.com/biography/Boudiccawww.google.com/search?q=boudica+…&biw=1197&bih=779Marie-Annegizmodo.com/badass-historical-c…toine-la-1743117560link.spri…
 
Reading West features Canadian writers talking about their books...specifically writers who live in Western Canada. Episode Three features an interview with Vermilion author and photographer Billi Miller and a reading from Edmonton author Theresa Shea. Billi Miller's book, Farmwives in Profile, began as an observation and conversation. Soon profili…
 
Reading West features Canadian writers talking about their books...specifically writers who live in Western Canada. This episode features Lori Hahnel reading her short story, Vermin, and Todd Devonshire reading from his novel Rink Burgers. Lori Hahnel is the author of two novels, Love Minus Zero (Oberon, 2008) and After You’ve Gone (Thistledown, 20…
 
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