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!... Show More

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August 9, 2020 119 min

This week's episode is full of kiss stories, poor pronunciations, and parsley flavored wine! First, Emily shares the incredible survival story of Micaela Almonester, the Baroness de Pontalba who fought against an abusive family to gain her freedom. Then, Kelley shares the story of Bertha von Suttner who, after having a tumultuous upbringing, became a peace advocate and worked to achieve peace on an international scale.
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This week the ladies are on the same wavelength and covering royal women over some mind blowing home-made wine! First, Kelley covers Alakhai Bekhi, Genghis Khan's daughter who became queen and prevented her dad from murdering an entire city. Kelley also covers Töregene Khatun who rose from slavery to become Empress of the Mongols and making her (probs definitely) female lover a Queen in her own right. Then, Emily share the tale...

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This week's episode is full of pussy puns, box wine, and enough walking to put Lord of the Rings to shame! First, Emily talks about the Gulabi Gang, a vigilante group of women wielding bamboo sticks who beat up rapists and abusers, while offering education and financial assistance to impoverished women! Then, Kelley shares the adventures of mountain climber Gertrude 'Trude' Benham who spent her life bagging peaks, cuckh...

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This week the ladies cover women with CAN do attitudes as they enjoy their first canned wine! First, Kelley covers Danuta Siedzikówna, a literal child who worked with the Polish Resistance to fight Nazis and fight for for Polish independence during WWII and paid the ultimate price. Then, Emily covers the adventurous life of Sophie Morigeau, a Métis woman who defied traditional gender roles to become a successful business woman on t...

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This week the ladies are basking in some poist cotal bliss and sucking down some AMAZING red moscato while talking about a woman who fought for her people and a woman who fought for progress. First, Emily shares the story of Sarraounia Mangou, a magical Panther Queen who used her magic to devastate French invaders and give them diarrhea. Then, Kelley covers a true legend- Mary Wollstonecraft- a prolific writer who wrote one of he e...

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This week is full of highs and lows as we work the ladies work their way through Meryl Streep's movies and talk about magical vagicals! Clinging to a much needed glass of Riesling, Kelley shares the tragic tale of Andrée Borrel, a French Nazi resistance fighter and spy in World War II who fiercely fought to the very end. Then, Emily tells the legend of Agnodice, an Athenian woman who dreamed of being a doctor in a time where it...

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This week the ladies are manically marveling about some amazing members of the LGBTQ+ community! First, Emily covers Edith 'Edie' Windsor who went from hiding her relationship with her wife Thea to fighting for same-sex couples to be legally recognized. Then, Kelley covers Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore who, when they weren't creating art and defying gender norms, were fighting Nazis! Listen now!
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The ladies are keeping the Pride party going with two guardian angels of the LGBTQ+ community over a bottle of Crowdpleazin zinfandel! First, Kelley tells the tale of Storme Delarverie, a horse riding, body guarding, drag king and leader in the Stonewall Uprising! She was a tough gal and would wreck anyone who messed with her babies (i.e. the LGBTQ+ community.) Then, Emily talks about Ruth Ellis, a black lesbian who survive...

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Get ready for sexy mouthfeel, pictures of trees, and a whole lot of moom energy! This week, Emily covers motor-racing champ and war hero, Roberta Cowell who was the first known British woman to undergo sexual reassignment surgery. She also challenged the existing perceptions of trans women simply by being a plane flying, car racing, Nazi tricking badass. Then, Kelley tells the story of author Selma Lagerlöf who made a geography boo...

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This week, the bar has been raised and it's horsewhipping high! The ladies are celebrating Pride Month and talking about some seriously lovely lesbians! First, Kelley covers Dr. Marie Equi who fought for women's rights, labor rights, and wasn't afraid to horsewhip a sumbitch for love, all while living her life out and proud! Then, Emily shares the story of Mabel Hampton, a black lesbian who preserved the stories of lesb...

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This week we're drinking some Dona Antonia Port which, while not to our tastes, shouldn't detract from the badass woman who made it, Antonia Ferreira! First, Emily shares the story of free loving feminist Noe Ito, who helped to ignite the feminist movement in Japan with the magazine Seito. Then, Kelley shares the story of our wine's namesake, Antonia Ferreira who saved Portugal's wine industry after a plague devasta...

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This week the ladies are doing a very special Memorial Day episode full of tales of heroism, honor, and wine that tastes like cat piss (don't worry, it's not the one they're drinking!) Over a GOOD bottle of Barefoot Green Apple Moscato, Kelley tells the story of Lori Piestewa, a member of the Hopi tribe who was attacked while serving in the Iraq War along with her best friend Jessica Lynch. Then, Emily talks about the A...

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This week we're covering two badass women who may have inflated legends over a bottle of neck-cranking chardonnay! First, Emily covers Olga of Kiev who came up with increasingly creative and horrifying ways to murder people, including a swarm of fire birds, before becoming a legit saint! Then, Kelley shares the story of Esther Morris, a hustling gal who decided one day to become the first female Justice of the Peace where she r...

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We're celebrating Mothers' Day with a very special episode where we hear from YOU! We're reading and playing your stories about women who have made a positive impact in your life. From amazing grandmothers to inspirational teachers, we're celebrating amazing women! Want to hear your stories on the podcast? Email them to us for our Say Their Name segment!
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This week is all about coronavirus, medicine, and scientific excellence, all fueled by some excellent Marchesi sauvignon blanc wine! First, Kelley gets super topical and tells the unexpected tale of June Almeida, a high school dropout who made a career out of taking pictures of viruses and made an insane discovery! Then, Emily shares the story of Dr. Frances Kelsey who prevented a drug that was leading to infant deaths from hitting...

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This week's episode is full of resilient kids, slutty mathematics, and polynomial functions (which Kelley & Emily are both super familiar with.) First, Emily shares the story of Ranghild Kata who, at three and a half years old lost her sight, hearing, sense of taste, and sense of smell. Nevertheless she persisted and learned to communicate in some amazing ways! Then, Kelley covers a herstory heavy hitter- Ada Lovelace who c...

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Fighting Nazis, factory fires, and a whole lot of people having a bad time in hell; this episode is full of that and more! First, Kelley tells the story of Truus and Freddie Oversteegen and Hannie Schaft who, as girls, joined the resistance and fought against the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands. Then, Emily shares the story of the woman every American should know, Frances Perkins who was a life-long labor-rights activist and was b...

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The ladies are getting back into the swing of things and are bringing you two badass babes you won't believe you've never heard of! First, Emily takes a listener request and covers Viola Desmond who was living her best life as a bomb-ass beautician and only wanted to see Olivia de Havilland (who is NOT dead) on the big screen. Then racism happened. Then, Kelley tells the tale of biochcemist Gerty Cori who combated sexism an...

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After a series of unfortunate (and downright bizarre) events the ladies are delivering a quarantine friendly episode about some truly clever and enterprising gals! First, Kelley shares the stories of three 'stunt girl reporters' who infiltrated corrupt businesses, disaster zones, and staged fainting spells to get to the truth! Then, Emily shares the story of Alice Ball who was a genius chemist who we would all know if not f...

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It's a very special social-distancing episode! The ladies are on lock down but that doesn't mean you have to go without your weekly dose of badass babes. This week, Kelley covers the patron saint of thieves, Sonya Blyuvshtein who stole, conned, and seduced her way to fame and success! (With the help of an enema monkey.) Then, Emily covers Violet Jessop who survived not one, not two, but three ship accidents including fan-fa...

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