What’sHerName global women’s history podcast is hosted and produced by academic sisters Olivia Meikle and Dr. Katie Nelson. We interview experts and weave vivid, nuanced biographies of women you’ve never heard of (but should have). Fascinating and funny, thought-provoking and thoughtful. New episodes biweekly Wednesdays.
When Alice Roosevelt’s father became President of the United States, her family became the center of attention for the whole country (and the world) – and that was just the way Alice liked it. Whether smoking on the White House roof or wearing her pet snake Emily Spinach as a necklace to Congressional Balls, Alice scandalized her parents and delighted the nation – but that was just the beginning.
Olivia interviews Shelley Fraser Mickle, author of the new book White House Wild Child.
Music for this episode provided by Amanda Setlik Wilson, Aaron Kenny, The New Hot 5, Peak Duo, Victor Dance Orchestra, Esther Abrami, The Melody Weavers and the US Marine Corps Band.
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Countess Elizabeth Báthory was a monster – a sadistic, murderous, vampire-witch who, in her castle in Hungary in the early 1600s, tortured and murdered over 600 young girls, then bathed in the blood of her victims.
Or did she? Was she truly the supreme supernatural evil of 500 years of legend? Or was she an innocent victim of witch-hunt hysteria and political scheming?
Or was she something else entirely?
Dig into the mysteries of this gruesome, complicated tale with our guest, legal historian Kimberly Craft, in our 2023 Halloween Special.
Music featured in this episode was provided by Kevin Macleod, Doug Maxwell, Esther Abrami, Aaron Kenny, Brian Bolger, Jimena Contreras, Quincas Moreira, Twin Musicom, Myuu and John Patitucci.
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