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Author: Lauren Adam & Katie Smith

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A podcast about influential, infamous, and forgotten women throughout history.
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Season Interlude

Season Interlude

2020-06-3001:00

Heads up, we'll be back in September for Season 2 of What a Woman Podcast!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
15 - Coco Chanel

15 - Coco Chanel

2020-06-1628:26

This week we examine the lurid history of the famous fashion designer Coco Chanel. Her fashions include the token Little Black Dress and the Chanel Suit but her other accolades include cooperating with the Nazis. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
14 - Boudicca

14 - Boudicca

2020-06-0218:49

If you think Braveheart was good, join us this week as we discuss a real-life total badass who lead a brutal and bloody rebellion against the Roman forces as they invaded and set up shop in England.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
13 - Harriet Tubman

13 - Harriet Tubman

2020-05-1916:43

Harriet Tubman was a famed conductor of the Underground Railroad. Tune in this week to learn about Harriet's history and learn about her struggle to gain her freedom and do everything she could to help others achieve the same.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
12 - Marie Laveau

12 - Marie Laveau

2020-05-0518:52

Join us this week to learn the history and misconceptions surrounding the famed Voodoo Queen of New Orleans!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
11 - Mabel Stark

11 - Mabel Stark

2020-04-2121:53

Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! Just kidding, it's only tigers and maybe a panther or two. Join us this week to learn about one of the United States' most history circus entertainers!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
10 - Karen Carpenter

10 - Karen Carpenter

2020-04-0727:05

This week we talk about the life and times of Karen Carpenter, a celebrity who had a beautiful voice but struggled with mental illness for much of her life.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
9 - Mary Mallon

9 - Mary Mallon

2020-03-2426:40

In this episode, we learn about the woman known as Typhoid Mary, though I still think Typhoid Tony has a better ring to it, and also learn a little bit about Katie's tattoos! It's relevant, promise.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
8 - Irene Gut Opdyke

8 - Irene Gut Opdyke

2020-03-1020:12

Lauren's pronunciation gets put to the test AGAIN, and we learn about Irene Gut Opdyke's heroic story through World War II and her drive to help as many people as she could, at great personal cost.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
7 - Grace Hopper

7 - Grace Hopper

2020-02-2525:52

This week we talk about Grace Hopper, a completely awe inspiring woman who pioneered computer science as we know it. From her naval career to coining the term "debugging", Grace is an amazing woman and we can't wait for you to learn all about her.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
6 - Elizabeth Báthory

6 - Elizabeth Báthory

2020-02-1124:19

Elizabeth Báthory was a profound serial killer of her time in history. She created an environment thick with fear among her people, though there are some doubts as to her guilt. Was she a murderess or was she a victim of a larger conspiracy? We talk about our thoughts in this week's episode!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
In this episode, we discuss Mary Grace Quackenbos Humiston, a woman whose strong sense of doing the right thing led her to a high ranking DoJ position and the power to shed light on labor practices that kept immigrants as would-be slaves. You'll also hear from my dog occasionally because he's a big baby.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
4 - Fulvia

4 - Fulvia

2020-01-1429:18

The one where Lauren's latin gets put to the test and Katie sounds like a robot. We're working on it, promise!Fulvia was a woman who wielded power in her own right. She strived to empower her husbands and build them into lean, mean, political machines.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
3 - Ma Barker

3 - Ma Barker

2019-12-3123:08

Welcome Katie (who's totally not a robot) to What a Woman podcast! We learn about Ma Barker and her family of gangsters, question the overall knowledge of finger printing, and debate the effectiveness of early 20th century plastic surgery for criminals.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
2 - Sacagawea

2 - Sacagawea

2019-12-1715:25

Sacagawea is often described as an important part of American history, serving as a guide to Lewis & Clark on their journey across America. In this episode, I talk about how she really came to join Lewis & Clark and her role in their expedition as well as the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
1 - Jane Seymour

1 - Jane Seymour

2019-12-0314:50

Jane Seymour was one of the more forgettable wives of Henry VIII, despite her being the only wife who died as his Queen. History has forgotten her as just another woman, but I'm here to shed some light on the last years of a woman who just wanted a better life for herself and her family.https://www.whatawomanpod.com/2019/12/03/jane-seymourSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/whatawomanpod)
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Thank you for this. I love Karen Carpenter. Was in High School when she passed. The most tragic thing ever but thank God she graced our world with her beautiful voice.

Apr 25th
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