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Black Venus – Ep.31

Icon of the Jazz Age, WWII resistance member, famous for a banana skirt among other things, today’s episode is Josephine Baker, the American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. She was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, and at one point, she was the richest black woman in the world. Despite…

From Riots to State Funerals – Ep.30

Known as a great French writer, Colette shattered societal norms and made her mark on literature and history. From being the first woman to receive a state funeral in the French Republic to causing a scandal with a lesbian kiss in a pantomime performance, Colette’s bold and unapologetic spirit left a lasting impact just as…

1930s BBC Talks – Ep.29

Known more for her relationship with Vita Sackville-West, Hilda Matheson’s life was more intriguing than that. We’re starting off the year with the original BBC Director of Talks, an MI5 intelligence agent, and one time political secretary to the first woman in British Parliament.

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