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A Flurry of Femmes
25 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
When Sacagawea/Sacajawea joined the Corps of Discovery in spring 1805, she was sixteen years old and a new mother to a six week old baby boy. Without her, Lewis & Clark wouldn't have made it across the Rocky Mountains, much less to the Pacific. Resources: Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea statue in Charlottesville, VA (2 images): https://bit.ly/2ux2UFD & https://bit.ly/2FyaguK Online archives of Lewis & Clark's journals: https://bit.ly/2t0clg5 Lewis & Clark Through Indian Eyes, edited by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.: https://bit.ly/2QWEc91 "Reimagining Sacagawea/Sacajawea" by Prof. Sally McBeth (2003): https://bit.ly/2N87ssf The Heart of Everything That Is, by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin: https://bit.ly/35z6607 Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World, #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse: https://bit.ly/2T4EyNm Roanhorse's responses to criticism of her worldbuilding in the Sixth World series: https://bit.ly/2QzXnqo Find us on twitter @flurryoffemmes !
71 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
The Wives of Fury Road: A Chat
Happy holidays, everyone! I hope you enjoy this post-viewing conversation about Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), with a particular focus on the Five Wives: The Splendid Angharad, Capable, Toast the Knowing, The Dag, and Cheedo the Fragile. See y'all in 2020! Find the podcast on twitter: @flurryoffemmes Sources: Fives Wives featurette: https://bit.ly/35DkiG3 Splendid's scars: https://bit.ly/2Q3n94R Jenny Beavan and her bomb AF leather jacket: https://bit.ly/2Sa8lnt The Vagina Monologue's Eve Ensler on consulting for Fury Road: https://bit.ly/2rSbWMq Video interview with Fury Road makeup artist Lesley Vanderwalt (she won an Oscar for the film, too!): https://bit.ly/38VLcLp
23 minutes | Aug 19, 2019
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954) painted her way through life. While recovering from a traffic accident, while living abroad, while navigating a tangle of romantic relationships, Frida painted. Today, we take a look at her art, her life, and her legacy. Recommended reading: PBS's "Life and Times of Frida Kahlo" -- https://to.pbs.org/2GPEZ6G Casa Azul Museum -- https://bit.ly/2GtiunU Nat Geo's "The Inconvenient Spectacle of Frida Kahlo" -- https://on.natgeo.com/2RMIP7T Final Spotlight: Toni Morrison NPR's obituary: https://n.pr/2GQwV6e Find us on twitter @FlurryofFemmes !
14 minutes | Jul 28, 2019
The Ladies of Llangollen
Lady Eleanor Butler and the Honorable Sarah Posonby eloped in the middle of the night against their families' wishes to set up a rural retreat in the small Welsh town of Llangollen. Were they just best friends, or were they queer history icons? Follow the podcast on twitter @FlurryofFemmes! Further Reading: Patricia Hampl and "Our System." Telegraph.co.uk biography Plas Newydd clip Final Spotlight: Betty Campbell
16 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
St. Hildegard of Bingen
St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179) experienced visions and heard the voice of God from a young age, but didn't begin writing down what she saw until her middle age. The volumes of visionary theology she produced led Pope Benedict XVI to name her a Doctor of the Catholic Church in 2012. But her work and influence hasn't been confined to the theological field... Recommended Reading: Pope Benedict's 2012 Letter: https://bit.ly/1LCJmxX 8 Reasons Why Hildegard Still Matters:https://bit.ly/2IGqhRD Hildegard's Letter to Pope Anastasius IV: https://bit.ly/2KGQFx5 Final Spotlight: "I Am Mother" starring Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne, and Clara Rugaard. Trailer: https://bit.ly/2JO8cTs
16 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
Queen Nzinga of Ndongo & Matamba
Nzinga, Queen of Ndongo and Matamba (1583 - 1663) is a touchstone figure in Angola's war for independence from Portugal. Myths about cannibalism, murder, and personal harms give a delightful kick to her legacy as an anti-colonial freedom fighter. Recommended Reading: The Enigmatic Queen Nzinga of Ndongo The Enduring Power of Queen Nzinga Dr. Linda Heywood: Boston University Faculty Profile The host scripted, recorded, and mixed this podcast. The cover art is by One Girl, Many Ideas.
20 minutes | May 20, 2019
02. Hypatia of Alexandria
Hypatia of Alexandria (d. 415 AD) was an Egyptian professor of philosophy and mathematics. Her murder marks the end of the Hellenistic ancient world and the rise of the Roman Catholic Church. Further Reading: Smithsonian Magazine's profile. Hypatia: the Murdered Mathematician, a podcast episode by Discovery. Final Spotlight: Nawal Ed Saadawi.
18 minutes | May 7, 2019
01. Ching Shih
This episode takes a look at Ching Shih, the pirate queen who ruled the the South China Sea in the early years of the 19th Century. Recommended reading: Rejected Princesses Vice.com excerpt Ching Shih & Cheung Po Tsai: Pirate Monarchs Zainah Anwar: https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/people/zainah-anwar
1 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
A Flurry of Femmes is a bi-weekly women's history podcast elevating the stories of women from around the world. Here's a peek at what prompted this project and what you can expect in the first few episodes.
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