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What'sHerName
What'sHerName
Dr. Katie Nelson and Olivia Meikle

What’sHerName puts the women back into world history. Hosts (and sisters!) Olivia Meikle and Dr. Katie Nelson are professors by day, podcasters... more

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Episodes

BONUS: A Night of Celebration Live

What'sHerName goes live! To launch our new book, What's Her Name, A History of the World in 80 Lost Women,... more

26 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
THE ABOLITIONIST Ellen Garrison

The story goes that the American Civil Rights movement started when Rosa Parks refused to leave her bus seat in... more

29 May 2024 · 50 minutes
THE BYZANTINE Irene of Athens

From arriving at the port of Constantinople as a teenage bride to the heir to the Byzantine Throne, to exiling... more

16 May 2024 · 58 minutes
THE BUTTERFLY IN THE SUN Mata Hari

A charming Indonesian orphan danced her way to fame and fortune... except literally everything about Mata Hari was a lie.... more

01 May 2024 · 1 hour,
THE COUNTERFEIT COUNTESS Janina Mehlberg

When Jewish mathematician Pepi Mehlberg was offered a new identity as Countess Janina Suchodolska in Nazi-occupied Poland, she took that... more

17 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
THE VOYAGER Hannah Masury Howe

In 1867, a ship bound for California with 400 Chinese passengers signaled distress as it drifted in the Pacific Ocean.... more

27 Mar 2024 · 51 minutes
THE SOLID CITIZEN Frances Perkins

Frances Perkins, first female cabinet secretary in US history, was the mind (and the will) behind nearly every landmark policy... more

13 Mar 2024 · 59 minutes
THE EQUESTRIAN Anna Sewell

"This was one woman with a very little life, who made the most enormous difference." Celia Brayfield shares with Katie... more

28 Feb 2024 · 1 hour,
THE GUNG-HO ORIGINAL Helen Foster Snow

In 1931, a young American aspiring writer set off for what she thought would be a one-year adventure in China.... more

10 Jan 2024 · 1 hour,
CHRISTMAS IN SWEDEN Selma Lagerlöf

Selma Lagerlöf poetically recorded old Norse fairytales and profoundly influenced Swedish identity. Her work was so brilliant, she was the... more

13 Dec 2023 · 1 hour,
THE WILD CHILD Alice Roosevelt

When Alice Roosevelt's dad became President of the United States, her family became the center of attention for the entire... more

02 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
THE BOSTON BRAHMIN Ethel Gibson Allen

Come with us to peak Gilded Age America! We'll watch a charmingly unconventional love story unfold, cure yellow fever, stare... more

15 Nov 2023 · 58 minutes
THE BLOOD COUNTESS Elizabeth Báthory

Countess Elizabeth Báthory was a monster - a sadistic, murderous, vampire-witch who, in her castle in Hungary in the early... more

12 Oct 2023 · 55 minutes
THE MONGOL KHATUN Genghis Khan's Daughters

Without the daughters of Genghis Khan, there would have been no Mongol Empire. Four women ruled over North, South, East,... more

27 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
THE QUEEN OF HAITI Marie-Louise Christophe

Say you join a revolution in the name of liberty and equality. Then someone hands you a crown. Could you... more

13 Sep 2023 · 50 minutes
THE ANTI-FASCIST Gerda Taro

How did a 25-year-old German Jewish refugee with no formal photography training become 'half of' the most celebrated war photographer... more

30 Aug 2023 · 46 minutes
THE CLEANING LADY Seraphine of Senlis

How did a lifelong cleaning lady become one of the most beloved painters in French history? In 1905, the voice... more

12 Jul 2023 · 57 minutes
THE WESTERN WOMAN Rattlesnake Kate Slaughterback

The day "Rattlesnake Kate" Slaughterback (armed with only a rifle, 4 bullets, and a "No Hunting" sign) successfully shot, slashed... more

29 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
THE WOMAN KING Hatshepsut

The Pharaoh Hatshepsut is probably the most successful woman king Egypt ever had - so why doesn't anyone know how... more

26 May 2023 · 59 minutes
THE PUNA HELE Mary Kawena Puku'i

“I have only one favor to ask of people: to take care of their stories.” When Mary Kawena Puku’i was born,... more

10 May 2023 · 39 minutes
THE ACCUSED Clara Ford

When Clara Ford - a poor, Black, cross-dressing, pipe smoking, single mother - was arrested for the murder of dashing,... more

26 Apr 2023 · 1 hour,
THE DISCOVERY Naia

In a deep dark underwater cave, Mexican divers in 2007 found a mountain of prehistoric animal bones…and one human skeleton.... more

12 Apr 2023 · 55 minutes
THE SUN QUEEN Maria Telkes

Her pioneering work on solar heat and solar energy would change science forever – but it was her passionate dedication... more

29 Mar 2023 · 1 hour,
THE PIRATE QUEEN OF CONNACHT Grace O'Malley

Her story was long consigned to legend and fantasy. An Irish pirate queen who commanded a fleet of ships from... more

15 Mar 2023 · 50 minutes
THE USELESS HOUSEWIFE SCIENTIST Beverly Paigen

When the mothers of Love Canal learned that their neighborhood was built on a chemical dump, they began the fight... more

17 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
THE WARDEN Maria van Nispen

We often hear about history’s various Golden Ages, but what about when good times were over? Maria van Nispen, a... more

25 Jan 2023 · 43 minutes
THE INAUGURAL BALLER Lusia Harris

When Lusia Harris convinced her parents to let her try out for High School basketball, she never could've anticipated she'd... more

11 Jan 2023 · 42 minutes
A COUNTRY HOUSE CHRISTMAS Phyllis Sandeman

The darkest time of year inspires us all to reflect on the meaning and power of Home. Experience Christmas in... more

14 Dec 2022 · 44 minutes
THE QUEEN OF THE WEST Dale Evans

She always wanted to make it to Broadway. Instead she became Hollywood’s most iconic cowgirl, roping and riding (and most... more

01 Dec 2022 · 1 hour,
THE BRIDGE Brigid of Kildare

St. Brigid tended an eternal flame in Kildare, Ireland, while caring for people, animals, and the earth. And though she... more

14 Nov 2022 · 56 minutes
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She always wanted to make it to Broadway. Instead she became Hollywood’s most iconic cowgirl, roping and riding (and most importantly –... more