28 minutes | Dec 23rd 2020

Madame Sophie Blanchard — French Aeronaut & World's First Female Balloonist [Sam Eggers]

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Sophie Blanchard rose to fame after "Balloonomania" took over the French countryside. She was an aeronaut, and the first woman to pilot a hot air balloon solo. She was beloved across the country, even being appointed by Napoleon as "Aeronaut of the Official Festivals," and instructed to make plans for a hot air balloon invasion of England.—A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!—3 Ways you can help support the podcast:Write a review on iTunesShare your favorite episode on socialTell a friend!—THE HOSTSBroads You Should Know is hosted by Sam Eggers, Sara Gorsky, & Chloe Skye.IG: @BroadsYouShouldKnow   Email: BroadsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com—Sam EggersIG: @SamLAEggersShort film: Dickie & Bea—Sara GorskyIG: @SaraGorskyWeb master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com—Chloe SkyeBlog: www.chloejadeskye.comPodcasts:Modern Eyes with Skye and Stone, where Chloe Skye & Jupiter Stone look at films from 10 or more years ago through Modern EyesSkye and Stone do Television, where Chloe Skye & Jupiter Stone review TV shows. Thus far, they've covered Euphoria, Watchmen, and Lovecraft Country—Broads You Should Know is produced by Chloe Skye & Jupiter Stone and edited by Chloe Skye
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