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Florence Nightingale was forced to hide her light under a bushel until her thirties, when she broke free in spectacular fashion to become the world's beloved Lady With The Lamp - as well as a master statistician and the founder of modern nursing.
 
Florence Nightingale was forced to hide her light under a bushel until her thirties, when she broke free in spectacular fashion to become the world's beloved Lady With The Lamp - as well as a master statistician and the founder of modern nursing.
 
Mary Seacole didn't let the open ocean stop her, nor fire, war, discrimination or bureaucracy. She made *several* places for herself in a world that tried to shut her down, building a business while caring for thousands of soldiers with herbs, a hand on their foreheads, and a full heart.
 
Mary Seacole didn't let the open ocean stop her, nor fire, war, discrimination or bureaucracy. She made *several* places for herself in a world that tried to shut her down, building a business while caring for thousands of soldiers with herbs, a hand on their foreheads, and a full heart.
 
Louise Brooks made bridge-burning her hobby; as a result, this almost-forgotten star of stage and screen has only recently begun to shine again.
 
Louise Brooks made bridge-burning her hobby; as a result, this almost-forgotten star of stage and screen has only recently begun to shine again.
 
We double time travel back to the Gilded Age and The House of Wood, 2011, for this combined revisit to look at the lives of servants and heiresses who shared a roof but whose lives were very, very different.
 
We double time travel back to the Gilded Age and The House of Wood, 2011, for this combined revisit to look at the lives of servants and heiresses who shared a roof but whose lives were very, very different.
 
We wrap up the story of Isabella of Castile with a few more of her long-lasting legacies (including supercharging the role of the queen in the game of chess) and the dispersal of her own pawns on the marital chessboard of Europe.
 
We wrap up the story of Isabella of Castile with a few more of her long-lasting legacies (including supercharging the role of the queen in the game of chess) and the dispersal of her own pawns on the marital chessboard of Europe.
 
Never before have we covered a woman with such far reaching influence. This determined woman began by pulling off a coup, then branched out into such far reaching endeavors as the Spanish Inquisition, the settlement of the Americas, and transforming the queen (in chess and in life) into the most powerful piece on the board.…
 
Never before have we covered a woman with such far reaching influence. This determined woman began by pulling off a coup, then branched out into such far reaching endeavors as the Spanish Inquisition, the settlement of the Americas, and transforming the queen (in chess and in life) into the most powerful piece on the board.…
 
We revisit the lives of seven women with amazing stories including Hedy Lamarr and Judy Garland
 
We revisit the lives of seven women with amazing stories including Hedy Lamarr and Judy Garland
 
Joan of Arc, Jeannette, Jean, The Maid, La Pucelle, Hero, Heretic, Visionary, Lunatic…that’s a lot of names and titles for a teenage girl who is remembered for events from only a short period of her life.
 
Joan of Arc, Jeannette, Jean, The Maid, La Pucelle, Hero, Heretic, Visionary, Lunatic…that’s a lot of names and titles for a teenage girl who is remembered for events from only a short period of her life.
 
"America's first female cryptanalyst" only hints at the contributions of this codebreaking war hero.
 
"America's first female cryptanalyst" only hints at the contributions of this codebreaking war hero.
 
Charlotte Brontë didn't let her circumstances and the discouragement of others stand in the way of her goal of becoming a published author; she got knocked down over and over before she was able to present the world with one of the most beloved heroines in literary history.
 
Charlotte Brontë didn't let her circumstances and the discouragement of others stand in the way of her goal of becoming a published author; she got knocked down over and over before she was able to present the world with one of the most beloved heroines in literary history.
 
During the PodX Podcast Convention this month, we did a live show in which we explained the ways that the women of the past taught us valuable lessons about our craft... and about ourselves.
 
During the PodX Podcast Convention this month, we did a live show in which we explained the ways that the women of the past taught us valuable lessons about our craft... and about ourselves.
 
Women's health is in the news this year - and historically speaking, women have always had to fight for proper care. Lydia Pinkham turned some herbs (and a wee bit of alcohol) into an empire, while advancing the progress of women's education about their own well-being.
 
Women's health is in the news this year - and historically speaking, women have always had to fight for proper care. Lydia Pinkham turned some herbs (and a wee bit of alcohol) into an empire, while advancing the progress of women's education about their own well-being.
 
Babe's colorful personality, drive, and athleticism made her a role model for girls around the globe as an Olympian and multi-sport, professional athlete.
 
Babe's colorful personality, drive, and athleticism made her a role model for girls around the globe as an Olympian and multi-sport, professional athlete.
 
Twelve year old Mary Anning pulled a dinosaur out of a cliff, and set off a firestorm of philosophy and science that never seemed to include her, somehow. From the Loch Ness Monster to Jurassic Park, the world would never be the same.
 
Twelve year old Mary Anning pulled a dinosaur out of a cliff, and set off a firestorm of philosophy and science that never seemed to include her, somehow. From the Loch Ness Monster to Jurassic Park, the world would never be the same.
 
Was Annie Londonderry a flim-flam artist or a true pioneer? Her trip around the world on a bicycle may have been controversial - but she was always up for both an adventure and a tall tale.
 
Was Annie Londonderry a flim-flam artist or a true pioneer? Her trip around the world on a bicycle may have been controversial - but she was always up for both an adventure and a tall tale.
 
Ching Shih was the terror of the seas during the Qing Dynasty in China. Although she was the most powerful and successful pirate in history, most of her story is yet to be fully discovered.
 
Ching Shih was the terror of the seas during the Qing Dynasty in China. Although she was the most powerful and successful pirate in history, most of her story is yet to be fully discovered.
 
We'll talk about Audrey Hepburn's entertainment career, which gave people joy all over the world. But it was her humanitarian work with UNICEF which made her a true star.
 
We'll talk about Audrey Hepburn's entertainment career, which gave people joy all over the world. But it was her humanitarian work with UNICEF which made her a true star.
 
Audrey Hepburn was born a child of privilege and became a child of war. Although she reached superstar status in Hollywood, she became a shining example of the best of humanity through her work with UNICEF.
 
Audrey Hepburn was born a child of privilege and became a child of war. Although she reached superstar status in Hollywood, she became a shining example of the best of humanity through her work with UNICEF.
 
Born in Africa and transported as a slave to America, this Revolutionary War era poet became the darling of London and charmed notable figures of American history along the way.
 
Born in Africa and transported as a slave to America, this Revolutionary War era poet became the darling of London and charmed notable figures of American history along the way.
 
One of the world's most prolific serial killers... basically lives up to the hype. The only thing we can clear her of is her gruesome bathing practices!
 
One of the world's most prolific serial killers... basically lives up to the hype. The only thing we can clear her of is her gruesome bathing practices!
 
Most grade school kids will tell you that Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave and conductor on the Underground Railroad which is a great start--but she was so much more! A nurse, a spy, a military leader, a public speaker, a humanitarian, a wife and mother who did everything in her power to keep her family together...and she did it all with a t ...…
 
Most grade school kids will tell you that Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave and conductor on the Underground Railroad which is a great start--but she was so much more! A nurse, a spy, a military leader, a public speaker, a humanitarian, a wife and mother who did everything in her power to keep her family together...and she did it all with a t ...…
 
Barbie has inspired generations of children in her 59 years, always representing the historically novel idea that women have choices in their lives. She's both an icon and a record of just how far we've come.
 
Barbie has inspired generations of children in her 59 years, always representing the historically novel idea that women have choices in their lives. She's both an icon and a record of just how far we've come.
 
"Belle Starr" and "Calamity Jane" aren't even their given names! We separate fact from fabrication in our coverage of these famous women of the Wild West.
 
"Belle Starr" and "Calamity Jane" aren't even their given names! We separate fact from fabrication in our coverage of these famous women of the Wild West.
 
Even though her life was a short one, Anne Frank's account of her turbulent times has provided inspiration for millions of people all over the world.
 
Even though her life was a short one, Anne Frank's account of her turbulent times has provided inspiration for millions of people all over the world.
 
Jane's life of far-reaching social service and her work for peace didn't prevent her from being called "America's most dangerous woman."
 
Jane's life of far-reaching social service and her work for peace didn't prevent her from being called "America's most dangerous woman."
 
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