9: Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sánchez Loriga: Inconsistent Incognito Spouses

March 11, 2019

Jay tells Alex about Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sánchez Loriga, who, through elaborate deception, became the first same-sex couple to be married by the Catholic Church. 

8. Elizabeth Freeman and Oney Judge: Self-Freed Women

February 25, 2019

Alex tells Jay about Elizabeth Freeman and Oney Judge, two women born enslaved, who freed themselves around the time of the American Revolution.

We’re Back!

February 20, 2019

Alex and Jay explain their abrupt hiatus and let everyone know what they've been up to lately.

7. Molly, Molly, Molly: Three American Revolution Heroines

May 14, 2018

Jay tells Alex about three heroic women-of-the-army, all nicknamed Molly, from the American Revolutionary War.

6B. Lucy Parsons: Firebrand Anarchist

April 30, 2018

In the second part of this two-part episode, Alex finishes telling Jay about Lucy Parsons, a turn-of-the-century Anarchist and labor reformer whose personal mantra (we assume) was "burn shit down."

6A. Lucy Parsons: Firebrand Anarchist

April 16, 2018

In the first part of a two-part episode, Alex tells Jay about Lucy Parsons, a turn-of-the-century Anarchist and labor reformer who was born into slavery and lived most of her life in Chicago.

5. Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade: Pragmatic Romantic Composer

April 2, 2018

Jay tells Alex about Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade, a Victorian Romantic composer whose music we use for our opening and closing.

4. Annie Turnbo Malone: Slayer of Hair

March 19, 2018

Alex tells Jay about Annie Turnbo Malone, an African American entrepreneur and philanthropist whose business empire was ultimately destroyed by outside forces.

3. Phryne: Send (Classical) Nudes

March 5, 2018

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.

2. Harriet Chalmers Adams: Badass Explorer

February 19, 2018

Alex tells Jay about Harriet Chalmers Adams, an incredible woman with a passion for geology, culture, and exploring.