Episodes

Below are our list of episodes along with the sources we used in our research.


EPISODE FIFTEEN – THE (DRUNKEN) STORY OF TEMPERANCE

Alex and Nick are getting tipsy for Temperance. Prohibition in the U.S. may have been a disaster, but the journey to Gatsby’s world of bootleggers and Tommy Guns was filled with remarkable women!


EPISODE FOURTEEN – MADAM C.J. WALKER

CJWalkerIt’s February, and that means it’s BLACK HISTORY MONTH! In this episode, Alex and Nick discuss the life of the first woman self-made millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker.

 


EPISODE THIRTEEN – ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI

In this episode, Alex and Nick discuss the tumultuous life of Renaissance artist, Artemisia Gentileschi.

Music Used:
– John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players, The Four Seasons (Vivaldi). February 6, 2000. (freemusicarchive.org)


EPISODE TWELVE – IDA B. WELLS

This episode of Remember the Ladies explores the accomplished life of Ida B. Well. Known mostly for her work as a journalist and as an anti-lynching activist, Wells was also a teacher, suffragist, and one of the founders of the NAACP!

Music Used:
– Benny Goodman, Oomph Fah Fah, 1945, Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 (archive.org). https://archive.org/details/GoodmanEnsembles
– Tate Peterson, Kentucky Mule, 2015, Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 (freemusicarchive.org)

 


EPISODE ELEVEN – G.I. JANES
Women in the U.S. Military

In this episode of Remember the Ladies, Alex and Nick celebrate the United States’ landmark decision to allow women into all combat roles in the military (decision made December 3rd, 2015). Join them on a historical tour of women in the military!

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EPISODE TEN – ADA LOVELACE
Computer Science Pioneer

AdaLovelaceIn the tenth episode of Remember the Ladies, Alex and Nick explore the life of Ada Lovelace, one of the first humans in history considered a “computer scientist”!

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EPISODE NINE – BESSIE COLEMAN
Queen Bess, Aviatrix

Bessie_Coleman_and_her_plane_(1922)In this episode, Alex and Nick explore the life of Bessie Coleman (1892 – 1926), the first black female pilot.

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EPISODE EIGHT – DR. ELIZABETH BLACKWELL

In 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell became the first women to earn a medical degree. This episode explores her life, career, and influence on the world today.

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EPISODE SIX/SEVEN – ANGEL MAKERS

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Happy Halloween! In this episode Alex and Nick go into the grim tales of women serial killers. Eleven subjects in two full length episodes will leave you feeling a bit squirmy, and maybe even a bit horrified!

The following are the subjects of this episode: (1) The Angel Makers, (2) Queen Anula, (3) Aileen Wuornos, (4) Patty Cannon, (5) Mary Ann Cotton, (6) The Roman Matrons, (7) Amelia Dyer, (8) Catherine Monvoisin, (9) Leonarda Cianciulli, (10) Delphine LaLaurie, (11) Elizabeth Bathory.

 

 

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Music Used:

  • “Crossing the Threshold” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

EPISODE FIVE – FANNIE LOU HAMER
(1917-1977)

Alex and Nick explore the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, one of the most prominent women in the Civil Rights Movement. Highlights in her life include contributing and risking her life as a SNCC activist, co-founding the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, testifying at the Democratic National Convention in 1964, desegregating school districts in Mississippi’s Sunflower County, and bringing awareness to the forced sterilizations of countless minority women in the mid-20th century. Notable Quote: “The only thing they could to do me was to kill me, and it seemed like they’d been trying to do that a little bit at a time ever since I could remember.”

Sources:

– “Testimony Before the Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention (Transcription) American Public Media. Accessed Oct 2, 2015. http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/sayitplain/flhamer.html

– Kluchin, Rebecca M., Fit to Be Tied: Sterilization and Reproductive Rights in America, 1950-1980. United States: Rutgers Press, 2009.

– “Biography: Fannie Lou Hamer.” PBS. Accessed Oct 2, 2015. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/freedomsummer-hamer/

– Bolton, Charles C. “Farmers Without Land: The Plight of White Tennant Farmers and Sharecroppers.” Mississippi Historical Society. Accessed Oct 2, 2015. http://mshistorynow.mdah.state.ms.us/articles/228/farmers-without-land-the-plight-of-white-tenant-farmers-and-sharecroppers

Music Used:
– Benny Goodman, Melancholy Baby, 1935, Copyright: Public Domain (archive.org). https://archive.org/details/Benny-Goodman1935scarce
– Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, We’ll Meet Again, Copyright: Public Domain (archive.org). https://archive.org/details/BennyGoodman361-370of390


EPISODE FOUR – NELLIE BLY

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In this episode Alex, Nick, and guest Steph Mech explore the life of trailblazer journalist, Nellie Bly!

 

 

 

Sources Used:

– PBS. “A Trip Around the World.” Accessed, September 14, 2015. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/world/peopleevents/pande05.html

– National Women’s History Museum. “Young and Brave: Girls Changing History: Nellie Bly.” Accessed September 16, 2015. https://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/youngandbrave/bly.html

– The New York Times. “Nellie Bly, Journalist, Dies of Pneumonia.” Accessed September 16, 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0505.html


EPISODE THREE – THE AUDACIOUS ASTRONOMER, WANG ZHENYI 

In which we learn about a brilliant Chinese astronomer named Wang Zhenyi – is there anything she can’t do?

Sources Used:
– Bennet Peterson, Barbara. Notable Women of China. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 2000.
– Murphey, Rhoads. A History of Asia, 6th Edition.
– Xiao Hong Lee, Lily, Cara Lau, and A.D. Stefanowska. Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women. New York: M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 1998.
– MUSIC: By 何婧 English: He Jing (Recorded by myself) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 


EPISODE TWO – WHERE ARE THE LESBIANS?

In our second episode we discuss the lack of records of lesbianism in human history, and explore what records do exist.

Sources Used:
– University of Illinois Springfield. “Virginia Woolf.” Accessed August 20, 2015. http://www.uis.edu/lgbtqa/virginiawoolf/
– The Guardian. “Letters cast a new light on famous lesbian affair.” Accessed August 21, 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/jul/13/news.gayrights
– First People of America and Canada. “The ‘Two-Spirit’ people of indigenous North Americans.” http://www.firstpeople.us/articles/the-two-spirit-people-of-indigenous-north-americans.html

 


 

EPISODE ONE – MRS. PRESIDENT

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In this episode we introduce what our podcast goals are, our educational backgrounds, and share the life and legacy of Abigail Adams.

Sources Used:
Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty! (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2014), 210-212, 241-244.

History.com. “Abigail Adams.” Accessed August 7, 2015. http://www.history.com/topics/first-ladies/abigail-adams

Wikipedia. “Abigail Adams.” Last Modified July 10, 2015. Accessed August 7, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigail_Adams


3 Comments

  1. Interesting to hear about the history of lesbianism vs. the pro’s and con’s of today’s view point in America. I would like to know statistics on lesbianism and bi-sexual woman in today’s society, specifically, other major countries including China, Germany, Japan, etc.

  2. I just finished listening to your first podcast on Abigail Adams and I really enjoyed it. I will definitely listen to the others as I have time. Great start!

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