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Author: Shelby Stockton

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Join comics Shelby Stockton and Amy Claire as they sift through archives to bring you stories of badass women throughout history. Because this is HERstory.
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Pilgrims

Pilgrims

2020-11-2340:48

Today, Shelby and Amy combine forces to discuss how hard it was to be a Lady Pilgrim. We talk about them all, so grab some cider, sit back, relax, and learn how life sucked as a Puritan.    Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast  
Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

2020-11-0941:05

We have a woman of color in the White House. We interrupt our normal format for a tribute to Kamala Harris. This is Herstory in the making! Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast
Shelby's roommate happens to teach a gender studies class, so she decided to interview him on what's what in a gender-focused classroom these days. Also, what is it like for a man to teach the subject? Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast
Halloween Episode

Halloween Episode

2020-10-2601:00:54

Happy Halloween, and welcome to our super scary Halloween-themed episode. Amy discusses the world's first (known) vampire, Countess Elizabeth Bathory. Shelby talks about the campy 80s and 90s horror hostess, Elvira Mistress of the Dark. Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast
Warriors

Warriors

2020-10-1951:52

We're coving the ladies who go into battle - WARRIORS. Amy educates us on the Vietnamese soldier, Trieu Thi Trinh. Shelby discusses Apache warrior, medicine woman, and prophet, Lozen. Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast
We are psyched to cover these badass women from the 60s. We are bummed that we had some major sound issues with this episode. We did our best. Shelby tells us about Barbara Jordan, a super important Texas politician. Amy discusses Hollywood actress, Maggie Blye - and there's a twist at the end.    Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast
India

India

2020-10-0501:02:35

Outside of the United States, India is our second highest listener downloads. Thank you, India! Shelby talks about the Rani of Jhansi, Lakshmibai. Amy educates us on the doctor, Zulekha Daud. Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast  
Mobsters (Lobsters)

Mobsters (Lobsters)

2020-09-2801:03:54

We're talking about the ladies who don't follow the rules! Amy tells us about Ma Barker and her brood of law-breaking sons. Shelby discusses Virginia Hill, the Vivian Leigh of Chicago organized crime.    Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

2020-09-2154:13

We lost an icon last week, so we're dedicating this episode to the Notorious RBG - Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We love you and miss you already. Let's keep up the good fight, for her. 
Troublemakers

Troublemakers

2020-09-1401:04:31

And we're back! After the 2 week hiatus, we wanted to do something fun, so we picked lady troublemakers - the best kind of lady out there. Shelby discusses the crossdressing, pipe-smoking, thief, Mary Frith. Amy tells us about the cool AF socialite, Alice Roosevelt Longworth.
American Suffragists

American Suffragists

2020-08-2458:28

Did you know it's the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment? That's the women's right to vote, FYI. Shelby discusses abolitionist and suffragist Harriet Forten Purvis. Amy educates us about Matilda Joslyn Gage - a woman born way before her time. *Also note - We're taking a 2-week hiatus from the podcast. Don't worry, we'll be back refreshed and ready to go! Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast
Nigeria

Nigeria

2020-08-1745:11

It's time to feature a country where we have listeners. Today is Nigeria! Amy discusses activist, teacher, and political campaigner, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. Shelby talks about pharmacist and head of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Dora Akunyili. Enjoy! Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast    
We come to you with another Making Herstory! This time, we talk to badass producer, Allison Mandell. She fills us in on what it's like to be a lady person in a male-dominated field. She's also a plant medicine enthusiast. Enjoy our eclectic conversation.  Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast      
Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Nobel Peace Prize Winners

2020-08-0301:03:32

These ladies just wanted a little peace. Shelby discusses American activist/pacifist Jane Addams (with 2 Ds). Amy tells us about indigenous activist Rigoberta Menchú Tum. Oh, and they both won the Nobel Peace Prizes! Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast  
Egyptian Queens

Egyptian Queens

2020-07-2746:02

They wear black coal eyeliner and have really cool hats. We're doing Egyptian Queens! Amy covers lady pharaoh Hatshepsut. Shelby talks about the diplomat and beauty Nefertari.  Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast  
Evangelicals

Evangelicals

2020-07-2054:04

Ladies, praise the Lord! We're talking about Evangelicals. Today, Shelby covers old-timey lady preacher Harriet Livermore. Amy discusses the mysterious Aimee Semple McPherson.  Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast  
Japan

Japan

2020-07-1354:10

Today we're going to Japan! Amy discusses contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama. Shelby talks about one of Japan's first feminists, Toshiko Kishida. Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast    
Sometimes ladies just have to resist! Shelby covers French Resistance badass Lucie Aubrac. Amy tells the intriguing story of the Russian Night Witches. Al of them are fighting the Nazis! Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast    
Late Bloomers

Late Bloomers

2020-06-2943:01

Perhaps the title Late Bloomers is not the best, but for our 50th episode, we're celebrating women who "made it" after 50. Amy tells us about American folk artist, Grandma Moses. Shelby discusses iconic costume designer, Patricia Field. Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast  
Cult Leaders

Cult Leaders

2020-06-2259:30

Shelby and Amy crawl into the dark parts of lady herstory. Shelby covers Silvia Meraz, a Mexican cult leader and serial killer. Amy takes a deep dive into yogi Anne Hamilton-Byrne.  Intro Song: What I Do by Kristy Krüger © ℗Just Like Freddy Music ASCAP Instagram: herstorythepodcast  
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