Genetics prevent us from making our own podcast, so here are five great history podcasts with female hosts, recommended for your listening pleasure.
Settling The Dino-score For Mary Anning
The bad news about this Sistory post is that it’s going to be about YET ANOTHER woman who was denied … More
The Past Is Female Too: Mom-uments
The three of us are lucky to hail from a long lineage of tough, smart women, and there’s no better … More
Four More Wars: Historical Conflicts Worth Reprising
If we are on the brink of World War III, may we at Sistory suggest a few other wars we’d like to repeat instead?
The Fat Times, Or History’s Best Euphemisms
The Fat Times, That Time I Had Bangs, Sophomore Year: we all have ways to gloss over the iniquities of our past. So does Iceland.
Royal Romance: Not Always A Fairytale
The story of the last divorcee to marry into the royal family…with somewhat less success than Meghan Markle.
Helen Richey: Flying the Unfriendly Skies
She dared to wear pants, flew a plane for 237 hours straight, and paved the way for women in aviation, including recent hero Tammie Jo Shults who landed Southwest Flight 1380. Despite all this, she faced cruel and crippling sexism at work, leading to a tragedy.
I’ll Be There For You 👏👏 👏 👏: Vienna in 1913
In 1913, the year before World War I kicked off and changed everything, the city of Vienna was home to a number of young men with some radical views. They all lived within a few blocks of each other, but they didn’t know each other.
Hippo Meat: It’s What Was Almost For Dinner
Lest you think these are the woooOOOOOooorst of times, let me tell you about a real problem America was facing about a hundred years ago. It was called “The Meat Question.”
The Past is Female Too: Women Are Animals
It’s March of the Wild and it’s also Women’s History Month. Get ready to meet “the most honest, unselfish, indomitable hellcat in the history of conservation.”
My Humps, My Humps: The Short But Spectacular Life of the U.S. Camel Corps
In 1854, it was time for a big idea – a big hump of an idea. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis (yes, that Jefferson Davis) went to Congress to pitch a novel concept that had caught his ear years before. President Pierce and Congress were skeptical, but he left with $30,000 to bring a fleet of camels to the United States for military use.
Mary Kenner is My Shero. Period.
Full disclosure, before we jump in: this week’s post is all about periods, menstruation and the ingenious woman who helped … More
Tell him, bird, bye
In 1914, over 100 years ago, the final passenger pigeon died at the Cincinnati Zoo. All attempts to breed them in captivity failed. Martha suffered from a palsy that made her tremble and had never laid a fertile egg. The passenger pigeon was extinct, thanks entirely to mankind.
How did this happen?
Really, Really Relevant Lessons from 19th-Century Paraguay
Close your eyes, dear reader. Now, open them, and keep reading, because we’re going to take you on a journey. … More
Disney’s Next Franchise: Pirates of the Ohio River
Last week, the FBI announced they captured Eric Conn, the aptly-named Social Security lawyer-turned-fraudster who scammed thousands of Kentuckians and … More