What a Woman

What a Woman

www.whatawomanpod.com
A podcast about influential, infamous, and forgotten women throughout history.


Season Interlude
Jun 30 • 1 min
Heads up, we’ll be back in September for Season 2 of What a Woman Podcast!
15 - Coco Chanel
Jun 16 • 28 min
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.
14 - Boudicca
Jun 2 • 18 min
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.
13 - Harriet Tubman
May 19 • 16 min
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.
12 - Marie Laveau
May 5 • 18 min
Join us this week to learn the history and misconceptions surrounding the famed Voodoo Queen of New Orleans!
11 - Mabel Stark
Apr 21 • 21 min
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!
10 - Karen Carpenter
Apr 7 • 27 min
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.
9 - Mary Mallon
Mar 24 • 26 min
Mary Mallon - Typhoid Mary or an immigrant who wasn’t deemed important enough to receive proper education about the disease she was carrying.
8 - Irene Gut Opdyke
Mar 10 • 20 min
Irene Gut Opdyke - a World War II heroine
7 - Grace Hopper
Feb 25 • 25 min
Grace Hopper - an amazing computer science pioneer who paved the way for technology as we know it
6 - Elizabeth Báthory
Feb 11 • 24 min
Elizabeth Báthory: serial killer or victim of a conspiracy?
5 - Mary Grace Quackenbos Humiston
Jan 28 • 24 min
Mary Grace Quackenbos Humiston, the United States’ female Sherlock Holmes
4 - Fulvia
Jan 14 • 29 min
Fulvia was a woman from Ancient Rome who pushed her husbands to political greatness while wielding power in her own right
3 - Ma Barker
Dec 31, 2019 • 23 min
Ma Barker - an infamous outlaw and matriarch of the Barker-Karpis gang
2 - Sacagawea
Dec 17, 2019 • 15 min
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…
1 - Jane Seymour
Dec 3, 2019 • 14 min
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…