Wining About Herstory

Wining About Herstory

Have you ever wondered where all of the women were in your history books? You're not alone! Join long time gal pals, Kelley & Emily, as they swap stories about incredible women from history over a cheap bottle of wine. They take wining to a whole new level. Women's history has never been this tipsy!

Episodes

July 18, 2021 75 min

This week's episode is full of aggressive bumper stickers, academic mansplaining, and fun divorce customs! First, Emily tells the story of Nanyehi, also known as Nancy Ward, who chewed bullets, loved dairy, and had prophetic visions of the Trail of Tears. Then, Kelley covers Hilda Kuper, an anthropologist who spent years documenting the culture of Swaziland, was besties with the King, and still got mainsplained by a peer who ma...

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This week's episode is brought to you by the letter H for happy light! After the ladies discuss the potential for overdosing on vitamin D light, Kelley tells the story of Sarojini Naidu, an activist for women's rights and an independent India who was tight with Gandhi, though you've never heard of her. Then, Emily tells the tale of Rosa May Billinghurst, a British suffragette who was disabled by polio as a child and use...

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June 27, 2021 89 min

The ladies are getting villainous this week and covering two badass babes who lived live out loud! First, Emily covers Sir Lady Java a trans performer who Jedi-mind-tricked the LAPD and took on a system determined to keep her down. Then, Kelley tells the tale of Ma Rainey who helped to popularize Blues music, had an orgy, wrote a song about it, and made BANK! Eat your heart out and say the magic word, because it's time to wine ...

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June 20, 2021 78 min

This week is full of wine headaches, sexy coffee, and enough sass for all the haters! First, Kelley covers Toto Koopman who spent her life defying expectations by becoming a model and then a spy during WWII! Then, Emily tells the story of Brenda Howard who helped organize the first Pride Parades and helped to put the B in LGBTQ! Get ready to rage and put on your marching shoes, because we're wining about herstory! 

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This week the ladies are kicking off Pride Month with two women who couldn't be more different, but are both badass in their own ways! First, Emily tells the story of Katharine Lee Bates, a poet, professor, and writer who is most famous for writing the iconic America the Beautiful. Did you know she was also a lesbian?? Then, Kelley tells the truly twisty tale of Catalina de Erauso who dressed as a man to escape convent life and...

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This week the ladies are sucking on liquid candy and getting REAL fired up! First, Kelley covers Yuri Kochiyama, a survivor of the Japanese Internment Camps turned fierce activist! She was a fierce civil activist who was more than a little bit controversial. Then, Emily shares the story of actress Charlotte Cushman who turned to acting when her Opera career didn't pan out. She was known for playing masculine roles, one of the o...

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This week the ladies talk about the importance of spelling and rage against the technology! First, Emily covers Ichiyo Higuchi a Meiji Era writer who wasn't afraid to call out how Japan's rapid modernization was leaving a lot of people in the dust (particularly poor women.) Then, Kelley tells the story of Andrée de Jongh AKA  Dédée who, after being inspired by another woman's sacrifice in WWI, worked with the Belgian Re...

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This week the vax pack are bringing you a saint-level doctor and a woman whose name is synonymous with evil! First, Kelley covers Dr. Susan la Flesche Picotte, the first indigenous woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. She used that degree to bring medical expertise to the reservation she grew up on, being the only doctor treating over 13,000 people! Then, Emily tells the tale of Mahendradatta, a Javanese princess wh...

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**NOTE** This was originally going to be our video episode for Patreon, but due to technical difficulties, the video has been lost to time and space.

This week, Kelley and Emily get extra cozy to talk about trains, rain, and glass in automobiles! First, Emily tells the harrowing and cinema-worthy tale of Kate Shelley who braved a fierce storm to save over 200 people from plummeting off of a train bridge. Then, Kelley tells the story...

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This week your favorite sweary motherfuckers talk about two badass Latina women who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of others. First, Kelley shares the story of legendary revolutionary Manuela S?enz who fought fiercely for her country and her man, all while riding her trusty pet bear into battle while wearing the mustaches of her enemies. Then, Emily tells the tale of Andrea Evangelina Rodr?guez Perozo who was the first woma...

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This week the ladies, in their forever stylish skinny jeans and side parts, bring you Forest Gump references, Kelley's sexual awakening, and reveal where perfect people come from! First, Emily tells the story of the warrior Khutulun, a relative of Genghis Kahn, who refused to marry- unless someone could beat her at wrestling. Then, Kelley covers Annette Kellermann who overcame a childhood disability to become a real life mermai...

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This week Kelley tells the story of Gwendolyn Brooks, a prolific writer who wrote poetry which honestly depicted the lives of black people in the mid-20th century and used her platform to help elevate other black artists. Then, Emily tells the harrowing tale of Isabel Godin des Odonais who trekked across a continent to be reunited with her husband, and nearly died trying. Grab your pen and stay out of the jungle, because it's t...

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This expletive filled episode  features Australian love, high flying heroines, and a sex doll turned children's toy! First, Emily tells the story of Hazel Ying Lee, a daring pilot who became the first Asian American Woman to fly for the U.S. Army (even if they wouldn't acknowledge her veteran status and that of thousands of other women.) Then, Kelley shares the origin story of childhood favorite, Barbie and Ruth Handler who...

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The ladies are celebrating 100 episodes the way only two 30-year-old besties know how- with a princess wine party! As a special treat, the ladies return to the Land of 10,000 Lakes to tell the stories of some Minnesota Mavens! First, Kelley tells the story of Nellie Stone Johnson who helped organize labor unions in Minneapolis and advocated for racial equality. Then, Emily hits close to home and tells the story of Alice Magaw who w...

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This week the ladies are bringing you an old school revenge plot, plenty of life lessons, and some strong opinions about the word 'rump!' First, Emily goes way back (about 4,200 years back) to share the story of Nitocris who didn't appreciate her brother being murdered and built a creepy revenge basement. Then, Kelley tells the story of Marion Mahony Griffin who was an architectural genius but unfortunately overshadowed...

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It's time to boogie down and speak up as the ladies talk about two women who refused to be forced into silence. Kelley tells the story of Hazel Scott, a musical prodigy who had the guts to stand up against the Red Scare, at the risk of her career. Then, Emily covers Cheryl Marie Wade, a disability advocate who found her voice through performing and spent her life building the framework for disability pride! Grab your pianos and...

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Happy Birthday to Us! Powered by rosé vodka, the ladies are celebrating their 2 year anniversary with tales of two women who bucked all expectations to forge their own paths! First, Emily covers dramatic story of Peg Plunkett who spent the first half of her life at the mercy of the men in her life (including her abusive brother Shitstopher) before she said 'fuck it' and became the most well known courtesan and madame in Dub...

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You can find Haley Shapley and her book at haleyshapely.com and follow her on Instagram @haleyshapley.

The ladies are kicking off Women's History Month with a very special episode! They had the honor of interviewing author and trainer Haley Shapley about her new book Strong Like Her in which she explores sports herstory from the days of ancient Greece to the present day! Then, Kelley & Emily cover some sporty gals from H...

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This week the ladies are talking school buses, trains, and cinema-worthy stories! First, Emily takes a listener suggestion and covers Barbara Johns Powell who, at only 16-years-old, led a student strike to protest the abysmal conditions of her school in the segregated American south. Then, Kelley tells the story of Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist who found an unlikely ally in a KKK Cyclops (yes, apparently that's a thing.)...

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**CONTENT WARNING** Emily's story, which starts at (()) discusses female genital mutilation. Listener discretion is advised. 
This week the ladies are listening for whispering angels and gushing over tattoos! First, Kelley tells the tale of culinary visionary Lena Richard who built a business empire out of food when the rest of us were building mashed potato castles. Then, Emily covers living legend Jaha Dukureh who is a survivo...

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