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Have you ever wondered where all of the women were in your history books? You're not alone! Join long time gal pals, Kelley & Emily, as they swap stories about incredible women from history over a cheap bottle of wine. They take wining to a whole new level. Women's history has never been this tipsy!
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This week we're welcoming special guests Rachel and Leah from Hashtag History to talk about two women who have a surprising amount in common, but not in the way you'd think! First, Rachel & Leah tackle serial killer granny Dorothea Puente who buried her secrets (and tenants) in her backyard. Then, Emily and Kelley share the story of Jane Addams who transformed an old mansion to create the first settlement house in the United States (and the best HGTV show pitch we've ever heard!) Jane didn't just help the poor, but also conducted research into substance abuse, promoted the arts, and sorted through trash in her spare time! Grab your red coat and a wrench, because we're wining about #History! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This week's episode is full of aggressive bumper stickers, academic mansplaining, and fun divorce customs! First, Emily tells the story of Nanyehi, also known as Nancy Ward, who chewed bullets, loved dairy, and had prophetic visions of the Trail of Tears. Then, Kelley covers Hilda Kuper, an anthropologist who spent years documenting the culture of Swaziland, was besties with the King, and still got mainsplained by a peer who made shit up. Get some dairy in you and don't pass on the right, because we're wining about herstory!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This week's episode is brought to you by the letter H for happy light! After the ladies discuss the potential for overdosing on vitamin D light, Kelley tells the story of Sarojini Naidu, an activist for women's rights and an independent India who was tight with Gandhi, though you've never heard of her. Then, Emily tells the tale of Rosa May Billinghurst, a British suffragette who was disabled by polio as a child and used her wheelchair to mow down officers at suffrage demonstrations. Grab your protractor and rev up your self-propelled invalid chair, because it's time to wine about herstory!Promo from our friends at The Chaos-Cast! Find them wherever you listen to Wining About Herstory, Instagram  @chaospodcast & Twitter  @_chaospodcast Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
The ladies are getting villainous this week and covering two badass babes who lived live out loud! First, Emily covers Sir Lady Java a trans performer who Jedi-mind-tricked the LAPD and took on a system determined to keep her down. Then, Kelley tells the tale of Ma Rainey who helped to popularize Blues music, had an orgy, wrote a song about it, and made BANK! Eat your heart out and say the magic word, because it's time to wine about herstory! 111Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This week is full of wine headaches, sexy coffee, and enough sass for all the haters! First, Kelley covers Toto Koopman who spent her life defying expectations by becoming a model and then a spy during WWII! Then, Emily tells the story of Brenda Howard who helped organize the first Pride Parades and helped to put the B in LGBTQ! Get ready to rage and put on your marching shoes, because we're wining about herstory! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This week the ladies are kicking off Pride Month with two women who couldn't be more different, but are both badass in their own ways! First, Emily tells the story of Katharine Lee Bates, a poet, professor, and writer who is most famous for writing the iconic America the Beautiful. Did you know she was also a lesbian?? Then, Kelley tells the truly twisty tale of Catalina de Erauso who dressed as a man to escape convent life and traveled the world, working, breaking hearts, and even dabbling as a warlord! Check out those purple mountains majesty and grab your habit, because it's time to wine about herstory! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This week the ladies are sucking on liquid candy and getting REAL fired up! First, Kelley covers Yuri Kochiyama, a survivor of the Japanese Internment Camps turned fierce activist! She was a fierce civil activist who was more than a little bit controversial. Then, Emily shares the story of actress Charlotte Cushman who turned to acting when her Opera career didn't pan out. She was known for playing masculine roles, one of the only acceptable forms of cross-dressing at the time, and had open relationships with women. Learn your U.S. territories and grab your jean jackets, because we're wining about herstory!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This week the ladies talk about the importance of spelling and rage against the technology! First, Emily covers Ichiyo Higuchi a Meiji Era writer who wasn't afraid to call out how Japan's rapid modernization was leaving a lot of people in the dust (particularly poor women.) Then, Kelley tells the story of Andrée de Jongh AKA  Dédée who, after being inspired by another woman's sacrifice in WWI, worked with the Belgian Resistance in WWII to smuggle Allied soldiers out of occupied territory. Grab your favorite heroine (WITH AN E) and lace up your walking shoes, because it's time to wine about herstory!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This week the vax pack are bringing you a saint-level doctor and a woman whose name is synonymous with evil! First, Kelley covers Dr. Susan la Flesche Picotte, the first indigenous woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. She used that degree to bring medical expertise to the reservation she grew up on, being the only doctor treating over 13,000 people! Then, Emily tells the tale of Mahendradatta, a Javanese princess who became queen of Bali! But the Balinese people weren't exactly keen on this foreign queen who wasn't about to sit back and do nothing. Grab your stethoscope and try to lick your elbow because we're wining about herstory!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
**NOTE** This was originally going to be our video episode for Patreon, but due to technical difficulties, the video has been lost to time and space.This week, Kelley and Emily get extra cozy to talk about trains, rain, and glass in automobiles! First, Emily tells the harrowing and cinema-worthy tale of Kate Shelley who braved a fierce storm to save over 200 people from plummeting off of a train bridge. Then, Kelley tells the story of Katharine Burr Blodgett, a scientist who invented something that you use every day, and may be using right now! Grab your jammies and snuggle in, because it's time to wine about herstory! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This week your favorite sweary motherfuckers talk about two badass Latina women who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of others. First, Kelley shares the story of legendary revolutionary Manuela Sáenz who fought fiercely for her country and her man, all while riding her trusty pet bear into battle while wearing the mustaches of her enemies. Then, Emily tells the tale of Andrea Evangelina Rodríguez Perozo who was the first woman to earn her medical degree in the Dominican Republic, served the needy, and went up against a dictator! Grab your mustaches and get ready for some bad words, because it's time to wine about herstory! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This week the ladies, in their forever stylish skinny jeans and side parts, bring you Forest Gump references, Kelley's sexual awakening, and reveal where perfect people come from! First, Emily tells the story of the warrior Khutulun, a relative of Genghis Kahn, who refused to marry- unless someone could beat her at wrestling. Then, Kelley covers Annette Kellermann who overcame a childhood disability to become a real life mermaid and movie star! Grab your watermelons and your army of horses, because it's time to wine about herstory!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This week Kelley tells the story of Gwendolyn Brooks, a prolific writer who wrote poetry which honestly depicted the lives of black people in the mid-20th century and used her platform to help elevate other black artists. Then, Emily tells the harrowing tale of Isabel Godin des Odonais who trekked across a continent to be reunited with her husband, and nearly died trying. Grab your pen and stay out of the jungle, because it's time to wine about herstory! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This expletive filled episode  features Australian love, high flying heroines, and a sex doll turned children's toy! First, Emily tells the story of Hazel Ying Lee, a daring pilot who became the first Asian American Woman to fly for the U.S. Army (even if they wouldn't acknowledge her veteran status and that of thousands of other women.) Then, Kelley shares the origin story of childhood favorite, Barbie and Ruth Handler who invented her! Place your seats in the upright position and get ready for some mommy words, because we're wining about herstory!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
The ladies are celebrating 100 episodes the way only two 30-year-old besties know how- with a princess wine party! As a special treat, the ladies return to the Land of 10,000 Lakes to tell the stories of some Minnesota Mavens! First, Kelley tells the story of Nellie Stone Johnson who helped organize labor unions in Minneapolis and advocated for racial equality. Then, Emily hits close to home and tells the story of Alice Magaw who worked with the famous Mayo Brothers to help perfect a method of anesthesia that delightfully left patients alive! Grab your tiaras and fill your glass, because it's time to wine about herstory! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This week the ladies are bringing you an old school revenge plot, plenty of life lessons, and some strong opinions about the word 'rump!' First, Emily goes way back (about 4,200 years back) to share the story of Nitocris who didn't appreciate her brother being murdered and built a creepy revenge basement. Then, Kelley tells the story of Marion Mahony Griffin who was an architectural genius but unfortunately overshadowed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Grab your water colors and stay out of basements because it's time to wine about hertory!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
It's time to boogie down and speak up as the ladies talk about two women who refused to be forced into silence. Kelley tells the story of Hazel Scott, a musical prodigy who had the guts to stand up against the Red Scare, at the risk of her career. Then, Emily covers Cheryl Marie Wade, a disability advocate who found her voice through performing and spent her life building the framework for disability pride! Grab your pianos and get ready to rap because we're wining about herstory!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
Happy Birthday to Us! Powered by rosé vodka, the ladies are celebrating their 2 year anniversary with tales of two women who bucked all expectations to forge their own paths! First, Emily covers dramatic story of Peg Plunkett who spent the first half of her life at the mercy of the men in her life (including her abusive brother Shitstopher) before she said 'fuck it' and became the most well known courtesan and madame in Dublin! Then, Kelley tells the tale of warrior queen Amina who expanded her kingdom's territory and had a reputation for laying them and slaying them. Thank you to everyone who has made this past two years so amazing and here's to at least two more! So get kinky and grab your koala nuts, because we're wining about herstory! ** Mornings with u by Barradeen | https://soundcloud.com/barradeenMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unportedhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
You can find Haley Shapley and her book at haleyshapely.com and follow her on Instagram @haleyshapley.The ladies are kicking off Women's History Month with a very special episode! They had the honor of interviewing author and trainer Haley Shapley about her new book Strong Like Her in which she explores sports herstory from the days of ancient Greece to the present day! Then, Kelley & Emily cover some sporty gals from Haley's book! Kelley covers pedestrian extraordinaire Ada Anderson who walked for nearly a month straight, fueled by oysters, cake, and wine. Then, Emily tells the tale of weightlifting pioneer Abbye "Pudgy" Stockton who paved the way for women strength-trainers and strength sports while clad in a scandalous two piece! Grab your barbells and prepare to get swol because it's time to wine about sports herstory!** Mornings with u by Barradeen | https://soundcloud.com/barradeenMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unportedhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
This week the ladies are talking school buses, trains, and cinema-worthy stories! First, Emily takes a listener suggestion and covers Barbara Johns Powell who, at only 16-years-old, led a student strike to protest the abysmal conditions of her school in the segregated American south. Then, Kelley tells the story of Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist who found an unlikely ally in a KKK Cyclops (yes, apparently that's a thing.) Buckle up for a hot seat belt debate and some angry sputtering, because it's time to wine about herstory!Want to see the video of this episode? You can access this and more bonus content by becoming a patron for as little as $1/mo!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winingaboutherstory/overview)
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Seth Michels

two of the best ladies in podcasting! keep up the great work!

Nov 21st
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