The History Chicks

The History Chicks

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


Episode 91: Emily Post  

Emily Post? All she did was write a book about etiquette? Ahhh, no. She did more, a lot more.

Anne with an "E" Recap: Episode 7  

"Wherever you are is my home." We recap the last episode of Season One of this series

Anne with an "E" Recap: Episode 6  

"Remorse is the Poison of Life" Sounds cheery, right?  We were crying because of snowflakes and hair ribbons.

Episode 90: Q&A, 2017  

Our third not-quite-annual question and answer episode

Anne with an "E" Recap: Episode 4  

An Inward Treasure Born--Anne and Marilla are both challenged to identify their roles as women and Anne does a brave job no man stepped up to do.

Anne with an "E" Recap: Episode 3  

Life is harder than any orphan or parent imagines...even meeting your future husband isn't as romantical as you would expect, it's all part of life's transitions.

Episode 89: Marie Laveau  

How much of the New Orleans Voodoo Queen's legend is myth? (Hint: A lot)

Anne with an E Recap: Episode 2  

We recap the episode of Anne with an "E" that best displays the scriptwriter's scope of imagination--book loyalists be warned. We argue about radishes, recipes, and the voices in Anne's head. 

Anne with an E Recap : Episode 1  

Our first recap of the new Anne of Green Gables adaptation, the Netflix show "Anne with an E"

Episode 87: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Part Two  

We left Eleanor right after her divorce from her first husband and mysteriously married to her second in just a few weeks time. We cover how that happened and all the other twists and turns in the very long life of this 12th century Queen.

Episode 86: Eleanor of Aquitaine Part One  

She was the Queen of France, the Queen of England, the mother of royalty, gave us a long life of ruling to talk about, and she was the winner of our last Guaranteed Content Poll. Excellent choice!

Episode 85: Artemisia Gentileschi  

Being known as one of the greatest Baroque painters wasn't easy, but overcoming life obstacles that should have held her down only made her accomplishments that much greater.

Episode 83: Lucille Ball Part Two  

Lucille's life after the premier of I Love Lucy was nothing anyone could have predicted.

Episode 82: Lucille Ball, Part One  

Lucille Ball had a long climb up (and down) before she made history when I love Lucy debuted in 1951, and we cover those struggles and successes in this episode. 

Episode 81: Mulan  

Mulan's story of her days as a Chinese warrior had simple beginnings and a whole lot of lasting power! 

Episode 80: Queen Nzinga  

The story of this powerful, 17th century African ruler was far from an ordinary Princess to Queen tale 

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