Season 2, Episode 10: In the final episode of Season 2, a slightly intoxicated Alex tells a completely sober Jay about Christine Granville, a polish woman who defied the odds to become a English spy. (We apologize for the audio quality for this episode!)
Season 2, Episode 8: In the second switcheroo episode, Alex and Jay discuss Truganini and Fanny Cochrane Smith, two women who bear the title "last Aboriginal Tasmanian" and who worked tirelessly to protect their cultures and their way of life from colonialism.
We would like to warn our listeners that we will be using proper names.
Season 2, Episode 7: In the first switcheroo episode, Jay and Alex discuss Anne Lister, the "first modern lesbian" who traveled Europe, managed her own monetary affairs, and wrote four MILLION words in her detailed and encoded diaries.
Season 2, Episode 6: In the second part of a two-part episode, Alex finishes telling Jay about Mary Church Terrell, a woman who fought for suffrage, education, and civil rights.
Season 2, Episode 6A: In the first part of a two-part episode, Alex tells Jay about Mary Church Terrell, a woman who fought for suffrage, education, and civil rights.
Life's been a bit hectic for Asterisk's hosts, so today we're giving you a throwback episode! We will return to regularly-schedule new episodes on Monday, June 17. In this episode from Season 1, Jay tells Alex about Φρύνη, or Phryne (Phrýnē), a courtesan from Classical Greece who happens to be the model/inspiration for some of the most famous works of art in history.
Season 2 Episode 4: Alex tells Jay about Ms. Ophelia, a sociologist and writer who who stood on the fringes of the Harlem Renaissance and rubbed shoulders with many key players.