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The History Chicks

The History Chicks

Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.


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  • Marie Curie, Double Episode Revisit
    If Amazon Prime's movie Radioactive has you curious about Marie's REAL story, we joined our two episodes of her, broke them into chapters, and created this one mega-Marie deep dive into her life... Read more
    Published on: 2020-08-03
  • Lady Bird Johnson
    More than "just" a First Lady, she was a businesswoman, a mom, and champion of both conservation and civil rights.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-07-22
  • The Statue of Liberty, Revisited
    From her birth at a French dinner table to her place in the hearts of people all over the world, we revisit our 2018 coverage of the life of this American icon.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-07-06
  • Aunt Jemima
    In 1889, Aunt Jemima crossed from the footlights to the grocery store, where she's been a fixture for 131 years. On the eve of her departure, we give you the dark history of this American icon - and the stories of a few women who made her come alive.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-06-26
  • Fannie Lou Hamer
    Fannie Lou Hamer began life as a small child whose hard labor was key to her family’s survival. She grew up to become a fiery civil rights activist who would not be silenced by intimidation, violence, or the personal wishes of the President of the United States himself.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-06-15
  • Catherine the Great, Part Two *An entirely true story
    If you're watching Hulu's, The Great, and wondering what parts are the "occasionally true," we finish the real Catherine's story in this, the second of two episodes.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-06-08
  • Catherine the Great *An entirely true story
    Have you watched Hulu's series, The Great, and wondered what parts were true? Here is a revisit to part one of our coverage of the very true life of Catherine the Great, a German princess who became the Empress of Russia.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-05-25
  • Zephyr Wright
    Zephyr Wright's spicy Pedernales River Chili made her one of the most famous cooks in America... and her peppery relationship with President Lyndon B. Johnson made her a notable figure in the struggle for Civil Rights.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-05-14
  • Chicks Check-in
    A quick check-in, a catch-up...just a little chat.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-04-28
  • Margaret "Molly" Brown and the Titanic, Revisited
    We thought we could all use an example of a woman who faced an unexpected disaster of titanic proportions and not only survived, but used her brains, bravery, and wits to help others also survive in the process. Join us as we revisit our 2012 coverage of Margaret "Molly" Brown,... Read more
    Published on: 2020-04-12
  • Typhoid Mary Mallon
    There are quite a few parallels between Mary Mallon's story (a series of typhoid outbreaks) and our present day pandemic, and so there are things we can learn from it (not the least of which is wash your dang hands!) But was Mary a villain? Or simply a victim of... Read more
    Published on: 2020-04-01
  • Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam CJ Walker
    Much has been made of hair-care mogul Madam CJ Walker, but before the Walker empire existed, there was her mentor Annie Turnbo Malone, whose innovation, drive, and concern for her fellow humans have been overshadowed by her more flamboyant protegée. We're going to tell you both of their stories today.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-03-17
  • Isadora Duncan
    Isadora was the purest of unconventional free spirits and one of history's most unique dance innovators. Many people only know how she died, but how she lived is a much more inspiring and fascinating story.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-03-03
  • Mary Church Terrell Part 2
    In this second installment in the life of Mary Church Terrell, the stage is bigger, the stakes are higher, and the gloves are off! Mary makes societal change happen with persistence, a propensity for making influential connections... and sheer nerve.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-18
  • Ida B. Wells Revisited, Not Mary Church Terrell Part 2
    Life got in the way of getting Mary Church Terrell Part Two out this week, we will post that episode as soon as possible, but Mary and Ida crossed paths several times so we thought a refresher of her life was in order.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-03

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