28. Catherine the Great Part 1: German, Russian, Wife, Lover

Kayden and Sarah — who was the inspiration for this podcast! — chat in this episode about Russia's HBIC Catherine the Great. Together, we cover her childhood, her move to Russia, and the tumultuous relationships she had with her husband, her aunt-in-law, and a couple of lovers.

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27. Miriam Makeba Part 2: Mama Africa

Kayden and Kara are back to talk about the second half of Miriam Makeba's life, including her many years in exile from South Africa, her contentious relationship with the United States, and the amazing work she did for the African identity. Enjoy a few musical interludes, too!

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Pata Pata - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBJVVhn7iuo&feature=share

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26. Miriam Makeba Part 1: Sophiatown is Gone (and so is Miriam)

Welcome back for our (unofficial) season 2 as Kayden is joined by podcast aficionado Kara to learn all about South African singer Miriam Makeba. Jam along to some hits throughout the podcast, too!

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Lakutshon Ilanga — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d99wc8LGDpw

Lovely Lies — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSoDEqSNL5E

Sophiatown is Gone — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRycpD8aHN8

BLM: How Confederate Memorials have Rewritten History

This is an unusual episode for an unusual time in the world. Today, I'll be focusing on the history of Confederate statues as they relate to the Lost Cause myth, which is actively harmful to America's black community. This was the subject of my undergraduate research, though I am not an expert. For more information, please look towards the following resources:

SPLC, "Whose Heritage? Public Symbols Of The Confederacy", Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/20190201/whose-heritage-public-symbols-confederacy

Savage, Kirk, "The Politics Of Memory: Black Emancipation And The Civil War Monument", in Commemorations: The Politics Of National Identity (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994)

NAACP, "When 'Heritage' Means Hate", NAACP.Org, 2017 https://www.naacp.org/field-resources/confederate-symbols/

Misztal, Barbara A., "Memory And Democracy", American Behavioral Scientist, 48 (2005), 1320-1338 https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764205277011

Mills, Cynthia, Monuments To The Lost Cause: Women, Art, And The Landscapes Of Southern Memory (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2003)

Mihr, Anja, Transitional Justice: Between Criminal Justice, Atonement And Democracy (Utrecht: Utrecht University, 2012)

Freed Wessler, Seth, and Brian Palmer, "The Costs Of The Confederacy", Smithsonian, 2018 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/costs-confederacy-special-report-180970731/

Fitzhugh Brundage, W., "Woman's Hand At Heart And Deathless Love: White Women And The Commemorative Impulse In The New South", in Monuments To The Lost Cause: Women, Art, And The Landscapes Of Southern Memory (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2003)

Cox, Karen L, Dixie's Daughters (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003)

Bishir, Catherine W., "A Strong Force Of Ladies: Women, Politics, And Confederate Memorial Associations In Nineteenth-Century Raleigh", in Monuments To The Lost Cause: Women, Art, And The Landscapes Of Southern Memory (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2003)

Also some important causes to donate to if you can:

https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/

https://www.joincampaignzero.org/

https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd?refcode=cwg

Thank you for being cool with the changes occurring in this podcast. I always hope to be doing the most that I can with the options that are available to me, so I'm glad to be able to use this little community to share knowledge. Truth to power.

24. Emperor Nero Supplemental: What an Artist Dies in Me

When the story gets a bit too long, some things have to be cut. In Agrippina's case, it's her son Nero. What happened after Agrippina's death that couldn't make the episode? Listen to the supplemental with Kayden, Holly, and Caro to find out.

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23. Agrippina the Younger Part 2: Game of Rome

Kayden is joined by Holly and Caro for this monster of an episode to finish up the story of Agrippina the Younger. There's no cooler last words than "Smite My Womb", and we know it.

Check out the Nero Supplemental for the rest of his story too. You're gonna wanna hear about the kicking thing.

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22. Agrippina the Younger Part 1: Daughter of Rome

Kayden is joined by Holly this episode to talk about one of Ancient Rome's coolest empresses: Julia Agrippina. Anyone who says something as baller as "Let [my son] kill me, just let him rule" in response to prophecy is too cool to imagine.

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21. Harriet Tubman Part 2: The Forgotten Union Spy

Kayden and Kai are back for part 2 of Harriet Tubman's amazing life. From Underground Railroad conductor to Union spy to suffragist and philanthropist.... and she still had time to make a living baking pies. Give this woman her money and put her on the money.

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20. Harriet Tubman Part 1: The Conductor to Freedom

It's Black History month, which is the perfect time to discuss one of America's greatest badasses: Harriet Tubman. Born a third-generation slave, Harriet would face adversity her entire life, but made remarkable achievements in helping numerous people to escape to freedom. Put this lady on the money already!

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19. Marie Antoinette Part 2: Madame Déficit, Madame La Guillotine

Finishing out our mother daughter series on Maria Theresa and Marie Antoinette, Kayden and her mum are back to hear about the newly crowned Queen of France, who has marital problems, palace problems, and national problems, but at least they'll let her run away to her pretend peasant life, right?

It's not going to end very well for Marie, but we tried to make it funny for you anyway.

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18. Marie Antoinette Part 1: Daughter of Austria, Queen of France

Marie Antoinette has finally arrived! Undereducated, underappreciated in her family, and luckily planning to live a decently unassuming life as the 15th child... or so she thought. Maria Antonia will have to get a Princess Diaries style makeover in order to make her ready for the pitfalls and perils of the French court, and even that won't be enough. Join Kayden and her mom for the third installment of the Mother / Daughter series on Maria Theresa and Marie Antoinette.

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17. From Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus: The Christmas Glow-Up

Interrupting the Marias this week to bring you a seasonal episode all about jolly Santa. Who actually was St Nick, what is he most well known for, and why did he morph into the North Pole-dwelling, toy-building, world-traveling man in red that we know now? Kayden and crew are getting cosy by the (fake) fire with some spiked hot chocolate to delve into how this all came to be.

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16. Maria Theresa Part 2: Mother-in-Law of Europe

Maria Heather and Maria Kayden are back for another episode on Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress extraordinaire and below average mother. When you have 16 kids, things are bound to get a little messy, and Maria T certainly didn't shy away from getting herself into said mess. We'll wrap up the rest of her reign this episode and introduce her star-studded daughter: Marie Antoinette.

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15. Maria Theresa Part 1: Queen, Archduchess, Empress

We're getting sentimental this week with the first episode of a mother-daughter series as Kayden teaches her own mum about Queen, Archduchess, Empress, and all-around badass Maria Theresa. This lady knows what she wants and isn't afraid to (at least try to) take it — sometimes even while she's pregnant. This is series will include a second episode on Maria T and two episodes on her slightly (spoiler alert) more famous daughter Marie Antoinette.

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14. Henry Reed Rathbone and the Ghost of Abe Lincoln

Happy Halloween! Kayden is here with her annoying little brother Kai to bring you the not-so-short "Spooky Short" about Henry Reed Rathbone and the ghost of Abe Lincoln. This is the murder story that followed the assassination of one of America's most famous presidents. You can also find more Spooky Shorts on my patreon page!

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13. Robert Semple Part 2: The Little Tank that Could

Thomas is back for Part 2 of Robert Semple's life. Bobby Big Nuts is finally making a name for himself on the international playing field with the invention of... a really cute tank? Learn the full story of one of the most meme'd topics in history with your far too drunk hosts.

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12. Robert Semple Part 1: Kiwi Union Leader

This week Kayden has joined forces with Thomas from the History of Aotearoa New Zealand Podcast to learn all about 'Bobby Big Nuts' (also known as Robert Semple). Semple is well known for an interesting WWII invention -- but what about his early life? How did an Aussie get to be in a prominent governmental position in New Zealand during the Second World War? Thomas teaches Kayden the story over a few (too many) drinks.

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11. Operation Anvil / Dragoon: 75th Anniversary Special with Guest Cameron Zinsou

Happy Hour History with a Twist .... This week, Kayden has done no research at all, but only because she's joined by Cameron Zinsou, a PhD candidate who has come to teach us all about Operation Anvil / Dragoon just in time for the 75th anniversary. This episode has gone live on the anniversary of the operation, which took place on 15th August 1944.

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10. Hatshepsut Part 2: Damnatio Memoriae

Kayden and Komal are back for the second half of Hatshepsut's (sort of) drama-free life. Our girl was living that 1% life with her myrrh trees and jewels from the maybe mythical land of Punt, leading her country into battle (contested), and even having a not-relationship with her advisor. What's not to love? Oh, until she was wiped from the historical record and forgotten for about 3000 years.... but we'll get to that!

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9. Hatshepsut Part 1: The King Herself

This episode is taking us back to our earliest story yet: 3000 years ago in Ancient Egypt with our girl Pharaoh Hatshepsut. In a world of patriarchy, incest marriages, and a plethora of Thutmoses, how does Hatshepsut find herself donning that fake beard to become the king herself? Kayden is joined by Komal to uncover all these ancient secrets (no aliens involved).

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