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Wonder Media Network CMO Shira Atkins on making (and selling) branded podcasts
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It starts to produce mercury and make you. is being used one hundred yards how it's regulated. It's difficult for example, in California to limit what comes in from China or what's coming in from Mexico and its future local brands do if the most nationals old. That is obviously is opportunity subscribed the glossy beauty podcast now on apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast and listen to our first episode on Thursday September Seventeenth. Welcome to the digital podcast O'Brien. Marcy This week we are joined by share Atkins Charrette is the CO founder and Chief Marketing Officer. At Wonder Media Network, not to be confused with wonder. Share. Welcome to the PODCAST expand I'm happy to be here. Okay. So for those do not no wonder media network. Is We used to call them podcasting companies, but now audio I media company. And it's dedicated to to elevating the voices, not just women but underrepresented groups fair. That is fair. Yeah. Stated are stated mission is to amplify underrepresented voices. So hopefully, we do that with our audio I media. So let's Talk I want to get into what auto audio I media means. But let's start with you know what was the gap in the market you your co founder? Jenny Jenny. Kaplan she came from from from Bloomberg right and and you're from the sort of brand strategy side. So explain how you got together and what was what was the genesis of this as far as what was the gap that you saw in the market? Absolutely. So Jenny and I are good friends from college. After school she joined Bloomberg News reporter and she was there for a couple of years total rising star in the newsroom. I had like a weird circuitous path worked at lots of different media entities another myself. And Jenny hosted a podcast at Bloomberg. When I was working for myself. I was consuming a lot of content. And fell in love with podcasts. And Janis mom in two thousand eighteen decided to run for Congress North Carolina along with many other women who ran an unprecedented numbers. And Jenny felt like the story was being told really poorly that it could be told really well over podcast that Bloomberg might not be the right place to tell that story and when she looked around and she saw all the other. Women centered I'm using air quotes for people that are listening. Women Center. On the PODCASTS I mean it's Meta already right podcast podcast. So Air Media. She sort of felt like you know there's obviously the tradition of women's lifestyle brands that are focused on fashion and beauty, and then there's political organizations that top political stories That are all mostly helmed by men and the story of women running for office is often the fact that their record number of women renting and look at this pink wave and not what is the source of the gender disparity or the gender inequities. And so she felt like there was a gap in podcasting that had started to be filled in traditional digital media but wasn't yet filled in podcasting to create smart content focused on women and other underrepresented voices but was not tied to fashion beauty and lifestyle. Yeah one of the things that we had nick KWA FROM POT ON A. Month, ago. But. One of the things that we were talking about was podcasting has a little bit of a white male. Tint to it like if you go down the most popular podcasts. Yes. There's hype. and. It's usually middle age. Wait wait guys middle-age. Wick I. Liga. Some but. They're clearly suffers from a lack of diversity of voices and first of all, why do you think that is I mean Nick had some interesting theories but why do you think that that podcasting is? Pale male and stale the Brits. Side. There's so many reasons and many of them are structural right? Like who do we choose to listen to and and many of them are also just like podcasting now especially as just an offshoot of all the other media that exists. and. So whoever's dominant another media's GONNA come over into podcasting. But. Also, like podcasters love to say that they're such a low barrier to entry right like you and I are just chatting resume. You're holding a microphone up to your mouth. Many people do it in ways that are far less high tech than this, and this is not high-tech. Much love. And severances like there's this really low barrier to entry, but it's It's actually you have to have the time you have to have you feel like you have something to say like the world wants to listen to you and those are often like traits that are associated with. Pale mound sale. That said I don't think. I I mean we'll talk a little bit more about this later I'm sure but All the pack has platforms are in competition with one another right now, and so whomever they surface to the top. Of their page whether it's the apple carousel or trending on spotify or whatever. When somebody's deciding to go listen to a show on that particular platform. If they see well feral, they'll be psyched. If they see my face there'll be less psyched. They don't know who I am. So there's just a little bit of the you have to be bigger. She got big thing that happens. That has like dominant media and in podcasting. And I also wonder whether the sort of wave of podcasting was like it was kind of analogous to talk radio in some ways I feel like and like a lot of the podcasts are versions of Talkradio Radio Joe Rogan is a version of talk radio as far as I'm concerned. and. That is a that is a medium that is absolutely. By by white males. and I wonder as as podcast diverse as podcasts diversify particularly into more narrative. And other formats whether that will end up opening up. A lot more. Diversity of voices two. Yeah and it certainly already has. There's so many different types of podcasts. Now, many of the best podcasts are hosted by women and women of Color. All of our PODCASTS are that way and I think. As. The space gets bigger meeting as there are more listeners or people that are becoming listeners, they're going to want things that are other than white male stale. Talkradio Ram. Because, how many hours can you listen to somebody just like interview their friend about something cool. That happened in sports that week. I don't Bill Simmons some this podcast go for like an hour and a half so. That's the main thing I, think they should get shorter and shorter. All. Well I'm with you on that one I find it intimidating. That's so try to keep these to a half hour because I find I it's like the average commute when people committed but I don't know too much of a commitment if you see like fifty four there. But let's talk about some of your podcasts because you've got a really short one with. Encyclopaedia Manica. Wasn't sure if I'd be able to pronounce that correctly. which is only five minutes, right? Yeah. It's a five minute daily podcast about women from history. and. We've been doing it for about a year and a half now. And you know people said to us at a certain point like are you going to run out of women feature? So we're going. We've kept it going for that reason. Yeah, five minutes is awesome. Five minutes is hard to sell to advertisers, but it's great for parents parents with kids and we've got a really big range of listeners for that show. which is really cool. It's become our basic it's become our flagship. So I mean, you wanted I want to get to the the AD side but. I'm interested in in this diversification of podcast I think one of the diversifications is is short, right? Yeah. There's more. I've noticed more of these like daily podcasts that are that are short and that are briefings that are you know five ten minutes rather than. The standard feels like a half a half hour to forty minutes, and then the bill, the Bill Simmons crooked media sort of the goes into like an hour plus. Yeah. Yeah I mean part of it is we want to figure out where we fit into someone's overall media diet when you're creating content like Encyclopedias Monica that's Evergreen and frankly ernest right? Like we're just trying to educate people about interesting women from history. Where does that fit and it could fit as a break in your day could fit in the morning after you listen to the daily, it can fit while you're making dinner, but it's not five minutes is like it's hard to know exactly where that fits because it fits in so many places. and. So we think of it is like, what can you do it in tandem with what other listening activities featured in tandem with and I think that's really interesting when I look at like all of these new date like daily briefings that are ten minutes I'm skeptical of those. I. Actually think that's harder to habituate because people are have already shown that they're willing to listen to the daily at twenty. Twenty, five minutes. Yeah So with these different podcasts you like, are you building a brand? Or you building franchises like I wonder like like like you guys describe yourselves as an audio I media company, which I think says we're not a podcast studio we're not just looking to not just I mean look what they sold for but I think the the ethos of a lot of these wonder re for example is we're just the studio and the brands are the shows. How are you looking at that? Is that the same approach different? This is a very good question is the question on my mind. We are trying to build a brand, but I would say as A. Media Company we sort of had to make some hard choices early on and if felt like a better use of money and resources to design beautiful podcast art than to create a gorgeous brand book, develop huge social media following for Wonder Media Network. Also like as you know, podcast followings ultimately are about the hosts and their about the content and the charisma particular show. They're much less about the fact that it comes from digital or it comes from crooked. There are those like super super fans that are like all listen to anything that comes out of sleet but slate has like lots of different types of shows with lots of different types of listeners. And it also has all these other entities that people are following. So there's more brand loyalty there we started with nothing we started with no celebrity, no audience no podcasts in existence and no brandon existence like building all of that together at once was really hard continues to be really hard. So. We have much more brand recognition for our individual shows for our franchises but not lost sight of wonder media network as a brand, and I think the sloughing say on this, we're we also are to be organization, and so I've been a little bit more focused on brand building wonder media network in the brand podcast space or as a production studio, and that brand name feels household in a way that doesn't like the women who I think are podcast but I think the key is that there I mean the key behind a brand is is that there's an ethos in a point of view that that stretches. Across all of its representations. So if you're listening to you have different podcasts but that there is a thread like they're not just like randomly lake. There, there's something that ties them together, and that's something is that it is giving voice to underrepresented voices and like what else it's more I, call this like activists media but like takes point of view to to an area that. Is Honestly we are absolutely four. You know forcing change in some that fair. So, this is also like one of the fundamental questions that we have an Jenny. My Co founders background is a Bloomberg as I said, and so she's of journalists like her training to be nonpartisan. The one hand on the other hand to hand. Yeah, and like Old Navy, is also supposed to be nonpartisan and they're like tank people to work at the polls. Now I mean like they're going to give off on election day so that people work the pulse so like our mission, our full mission is to amplify underrepresented voices and to inspire action. Promote empathy justice like. We're excited about people opening their minds to the stories that they otherwise wouldn't here and giving a platform to people that probably wouldn't be able to host podcast with the ringer. So like all of our hosts are non celebrity today. That's kind of like a silly media strategy honestly, like Harry's supposed to build an audience with non celebrity but the testing to see if this is viable. The, other thing is when we started the organization started, the company people asked us why we weren't just a nonprofit. And I have many friends. Bases Saint people were asking you if you're going to run out of women. This is commonplace. It doesn't I do usually complain about. Will be like, why are you not a nonprofit? Well, it's like much love to the people a nonprofit like I'm trying to make money here like, yeah. I'm trying to do good and devout stories that are mission driven, but we're trying to make money and we want to prove that like you don't have to be pink politico using air quotes. Again, you can just be good media that happens to be led by women. So like I don't like identifying as women's media company, I like identifying a mission driven media company were everything that we do has to check the boxes of is this inspiring empathy in the world is driving people to take action. And if it does those things when people bring us pitches, it does some of those things we're excited to the next step if it doesn't maybe the IT brings other thanks to the business, but it but. It might not be a wonder meaning network. Right. So let's talk about some of this. Tell me about the brown girls guide to politics. broncos got politics. Is the. Third show that we ever made. The host is amazing. Woman Ashanti goal are she's the president of emerge America which snark position that helps progressive women run for. Office. and. She has a blocked by the same name. We met her because we interviewed her for the first season of women blocking the house, which was our first show and she said, you know I've always wanted to make a podcast and like, would you guys do that for me and we said we have money but we love you and will make this for you like maybe we can do a rev share shoes like great. Let's do it. And we're right now planning our fifth season. So we've managed to do for that show Basically entirely full season sponsorships. And so it's been one of our longest running and most profitable shows the audiences ever growing. It has picked up a lot of the momentum that the platforms are. Caring about the black lives matter movement. Since, gotten a lot of attention on the platforms which has been really helpful. It is an interview style show. We are starting to switch up the structure a little bit because. As I said previously like having interview based conversations only. If, the host is not a journalist can be really hard and can get tired and so we're switching. We're going to bring in co host for the next season and we're GONNA have it be a little bit more action oriented leading up to the election Again wondering media network is on partisan not show is partisan for sure. Yeah. We're GONNA take a quick break to hear from our sponsor. ooh. Email marketing channel providing the best or Roi but your team may not have the data you need to truly maximize its effectiveness to achieve your goals. You'll need everest the email success platform from validity with Everest. You'll get normal delivered and keep more customers engaged by increasing inbox placement and decreasing the risk of being filtered into spam. In fact, nine of the top ten US retailers usable at top time is their marketing email get the crucial insights and guidance you need to reach the pinnacle of email marketing success. Learn more at Everest email dot com a big thanks to Everest for supporting our podcast. Go check them out. So talk me about it being nonpartisan, right? I. Mean. So and we're in a very weird. Time right now. But you know women belong in the House. And then majority fifty four. No matter what you're going to put in the box of being liberal progressive. It's true. I mean maybe it shouldn't be that way but I just sort of the world we live. Yeah it is. I mean the business has evolved. Quite, a bit We also as I said previously, like we're trying to make money here in addition to everything else and proliferate good information and we know who our audiences. So we're not gonNA say like Oh for the sake of being nonpartisan, we're GONNA try to get a bunch of conservative women. House. I would love to have her as okay. There goes. Your you're not offering her show. That's true but she hasn't come to us and pitched show. Yeah chicken there. Yeah. So. I mean, in terms of hers I guess the The thing that I'll say is like. We. We talk a lot about like gender representation. Gender. Equity Equity should not be a partisan issue and yet unfortunately it is and so you're not like crooked media crooked media is I mean this is I really I'm fascinated by crooked media in that straddles the line of a complete political. in-space Clear Political Action Committee and Media Company and it's it's it's able to do it. Yeah. And they've been super successful because like their call to actions are incredibly clear like it is awesome that leading up to the election like first of all, we we've really relationship Kirk crooked do a lot of stuff with them the leading up to the election the. Fact that they can send people to vote save America is really cool. All of their stuff is under one umbrella talk about having brands like their brand is really pod safe and everything else falls under that. But like the ethos is consistent across the board out and they're willing to take a very significant stand, we're more like the majority of our content. Is More narrative style. It's more seasonal. It's not always on it's. We're trying to provide information. And so we hope that because of that. We can bring in more diverse voices. We can like sort of we're not trying to compete with the daily or today explained we're not creating news shows recreating like smart reported stories about things that are happening now from perspective that's balanced journalistic in its inception but you know like it's not like we have a newsroom. Okay. Let's talk about the money side. Because you came from from the brand strategy side. So how you GONNA I assume you're make money by by integrating the brands. In Air? Yes. Yeah. Definitely. So what's the I mean? I assume it's not just like have like a podcast that network yes, it's not that. When we started the company Jenny was supposed to make this stuff and I was supposed to figure out how to get an audience and how do we sell this stuff? and. It was clear to me and it continues to be clear to me that developing a podcast audience is like one of the hardest things. In media period. and the way that ads are sold in podcasting are sold against audience, which makes sense theoretically. But it just means that like you can't really be viable unless you're getting at least fifty thousand downloads per episode and you can't scale that unless you're selling out every single one of your ads spots and you have repeat customers and your host, they're really good at doing average and I'll be things. and so my thought was if we're creating mission driven content and there's all these organizations out there that say that they care about women say that they care about the same things that we say we care about like let's find those dollars. They may not come from marketing departments they may come from CSR or HR. Or other parts of. Organizations. and. Let's tell their story integrated into our content like I love branded content. I think Dunwell, and in the right place like it can be incredibly impactful and so if we have a rapt audience and if we can help big organizations, dip their toes into the audience space by creating beautiful brand content that house like an integrated feel. That's awesome. The IDEAL SCENARIO IS MS get Microsoft to sponsor a podcast and also promote the podcast. 'cause they look good being attached to the show we get the audience and we get the money so that we can create good content a beautiful cycle. That's a bit theoretical. It is not that hard in practice in practice. It's not that easy in practice I was GonNa, say, Oh, my God this. This'll be I. It's like it's not that hard. It's By. What is the hardest part because I mean look all of media's hard in Lake Particularly hard I want to get into the bootstraps Angle to this, but it's like. I don't know it's like, Oh, well, when you scale you can. Scale gale, and then you can't get the ads and it's it's. You know you get stuck. So talk to me a little bit about you know what? Like an example of an it did click when it did work like a success case Brandt integrating them. The most recent one. Happening Women's history month and I'm sure that we'll talk about pandemic and a little bit of discontent in women's history month is in March every year, and we for Encyclopedias Manica sold a full month takeover to fiber the platform for freelancers. The way. It worked every single day. They got a thirty second postal. On all of our episodes and on the weekends, we created bonus episodes in the same style as encyclopedia will Manteca. So also five minutes also time the stories of amazing women but rather than being from history, they were women who use the fiber platform or the CMO of fiber was one of the women. And we just told their story in a way that sort of integrated fiber and fibers work, and the idea was as part of women's history month. We don't just look back. We look forward women today are doing all these amazing things brought to you by fiber we set up a storefront with them. We did some PR with them. And they promoted nearly every day on all of their social media. On this store which basically. Fiber had accomplished pay equity on their platform which they announced in. March. You could sort of like hire some of their top freelancers. And there is a link to cycle Manica to learn about amazing women from history and profile some of the women on the platform. Okay. That's that's pretty involved. I think you probably run into a lot of brands you know are just like no. This Doesn't fit in a spreadsheet and. Too small near, Lake Scale. Yeah absolutely. I mean the biggest hurdle with podcast advertising I mean I try to I try to say that I'm not doing podcasts advertising. I'm I'm giving marketing solutions but that aside like when you use the word audience word media placement or whatever, like obviously I'm working with not only baritone and results but I'm working with Keira and I'm working with horizon and all these massive media organizations that like they care about scale like that is it they're just it might be that they have two hundred thousand dollars that they could play around with and just throw an don't have to track it but like the they're not interested in making their jobs harder than they are. Unless. There's celebrity attached or some other like massive brand campaign and so terms of like the friction. That's big. It's also just understanding I. mean this May seem. Like I'm newish sales, I had never done sales previously like just understanding what the cycles are for RFP's being put out from brands getting the RFP's from brands. Figuring out like should I sell them branded podcast Seldom Integrated Brandon podcast? Should I tell them about like one ad spot on one show like like What's the cost benefit and second of all like who who's going to be willing to do this? Is Really hard and. Nobody really knows how to track any of this stuff. So even brands that are looking to buy at scale The analytics are really poor and so. At this point still. It's still just downloads. And then. The AD system is so messed up and like. My favorite part of the AD system is if you go on like seller crowd, the fact that like people out there trying to sell advertising. Literally spend most of their time trying to figure out like who to contact even about lake because the turnover at agencies is so it's like, do you know who's doing gyco Now? Like nobody even knows so it's it's an uphill battle to be sure. So let's daily report from seller cod is like something I look for her Good Job Clinton. The let's talk about the pandemic a little bit. You know what has been obviously, it's impacted every business. But what has been the impact. For you guys. So at the beginning ad sales took a huge head. We had like a couple of deals that were basically done except for signed and they all disappeared So that was really hard. Switching to a remote workforce, we're only ten employees has been really hard. We have this beautiful, which was a big accomplishment big milestone in our in our business. And we're obviously not there right now. And just figuring out I, mean you're doing it to like remote recording while it can happen and it's less disruptive than other media. It's still no small thing especially when working with talent and guests and booking all these things. Also like audience has shifted we. So again, like I mentioned that we did this big activation in women's history women's history month is the moment for us. It's when all the platforms give us the love. It's when people want our content. That's when we get a lot of prance and because that coincided with like the downfall of the universe. Our numbers were up overall in March and April because of all the extra promotion that they were not like percentage wise. They were down from previous years increase in a women's has. Now, how much of your of your listener listening is commute driven because I wonder like when we come out of this in the new normal. People are going to not be commuting as much for a long time about whether podcasts. A sector will sort of stagnate because of that. Yeah. The majority was commute and now it's all over the map I would say that we're Manica still largely listened to in the morning. It's a ritual for people. But. Yeah I mean I don't think like eventually when commutes come back, totally like people are going to wanNA listen to podcasts the best place to listen to podcasts in the car on the subway Our News shows have shifted a lot so The we have a couple of shows where like the audience is the same audience that watches MSNBC So. If you have messing on while you're eating your breakfast like why would you also listen to this podcast? It's forty minutes about the same exact topic we're already getting. So much of this news information elsewhere that I think committing time to a news podcast that might have been commute. It's hard like those audiences have suffered are narrative nonfiction work. It's just listened to at different times of the day. It's still entertainment happens on people's walks at happens near cooking dinner. But. We'll. We'll see like I think that that will come back like when commutes come back. which I think they will. So. Yeah I think. So I hope. So So final thing is i. Would love to hear some thoughts about being this your first time founder right and and you guys are bootstrapping. It's. The hardest of the hard of the hard and media's Har-. bootstrapping, is hard. Talk, to be about what has surprised you I mean that you didn't expect. Going into this that that. That's been your experience. I guess what's been surprising is that There's two things. One is podcast specific. I have the same exact marketing playbook as you. We have the same exact marketing playbook, Michelle Obama podcast. They have a bigger budget than we do, but we're all doing the same stuff to try to get listeners and I think that's true like not just in terms of our podcast specific marketing like in a lot of the things that we do and just because I'm a first time founder and just because our team is small and like. All the time we have fewer resources like. The thing that's been surprising is like we're not doing any differently than the giants out there and nobody has figured out like this may sound cliche but I have been I have been surprised at the fact that like. I don't actually feel at a disadvantage. The only disadvantage is resource and that could be a confidence ego thing actually. Manage to right mean. I always say like you know you you don't have. You don't have like rope to hang yourself with because you can't. You can't lake do these pivots. Pivots to whatever Oh. Try this we'll try to sell the NETFLIX's of. It's forced focus. Yeah totally. The other thing in this is also may be like an ego thing or confidence thing but. Like I've emailed presidents of billion trillion dollar companies and they respond. Like you find someone's email, you send them a nice note it's well written. Dave respond like not always. Sent probably thousands of emails a week and the majority go unanswered but like. You just. Again, Cliche, but like you pull up a seat. You show it. You got to give and get a response, and that's been surprising and affirming and I think it's like how we've been successful. All. Right. We're going to leave it there. So we stick on the half. Hour Mark. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you, Brandon, and thank you offer listening. We will be back next week.
Witches & Saints: Khadijah
"Lout from Wonder Media Network. I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia will Manteca in case you're just tuning in here's the deal every weekday were telling the stories of women from throughout history who you may not know about but definitely should each month Davis Ester and Co Creator Talk to You tomorrow with him she reassured him that his visions were legitimate as Mohammed continued his life preaching and gained more followers he and his orders faced opposition and economic boycotts from rival groups according to scripture though Asia was accustomed to a more luxurious life is themed and this month talking about witches and Saints Throughout History Women have been celebrated and condemned for wielding spiritual power or natural abilities today we're talking about probably the most famous woman in the history of Islam the first wife of the Prophet Mohammed Kadisha for her steadfast faith tune in tomorrow to learn about another spiritual woman who changed the course of history special thanks to Liz Caplan even the most prominent nobleman she started to consider proposing to the future Prophet of Islam Muhammad had no status or wealth and Codija newer oh well she decided to act on it propose and Mohammad said yes most sources claim that was around forty years old and this month we're highlighting women who made incredible contributions to and through religions as well as those who are charged punished for alleged heresies or super in his early twenties and hadn't yet had his first revelations cloudy Shied invited Mohammed to lead a merchant caravan for her when he returned shot such a successful business she was able to support her husband during his periods of meditation which could last as long as a month Islamic scripture says that Muhammad me and tribe would react poorly still her mind was made up cloudy show overcame those qualms after she had a prophetic dream that the marriage would bitter self to her work and her business became one of the largest in the region earning her widespread respect it was at this time that she heard about Muhammed who is summit around twenty five years old when they got married different religious sources say that the couple had different numbers of children most agree that they had at least one son other employees shared account his business prowess and integrity even though the DJ had spent the last few years immersed in her business rejecting proposals for was born in the year five fifty six her father was a leader in her tribe and she grew up comfortably her father was emerging it had its first prophetic visions during one of these long meditations when he returned home terrified of what he'd seen Kadisha was the first one to believe and shortly before Islam really began to coalesce into a new and popular religion still scripture claims that Muhammad continued to praise her as his best Chen who died in battle and passed as profitable business on his daughter Sedija got married and had two children by her first husband who passed away and and as many as four daughters Mohammed and the DJ's marriage provided instrumental help during the beginning of Muhammad's life as a prophet because could she stuck by her husband's side during these times of need and continue to support her children through the hardship could use your died in the year six nineteen She then married again and the divorce after her second unsuccessful union the DJ had three children and a big time business to run she.
Witches & Saints: Joan of Arc
"Hello for Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan and this encyclopaedia with Monica today's saint needs no interest Russian she's the teenage maid of Orleans a feminist symbol of defiance the patron saint of France and so much more we're talking about the one and only talk herself wound up trapped outside she was captured as the doors closed the Duke of Burgundy Sold Joan to the English for ten thousand francs when she was able to identify him all he was disguised in a crowd of ordinary court members legend say that she further impressed him by revealing she at the time the French were hoping to crown a new French blooded monarch following the death of Charles the six and the English Henry the Fifth Charles the battalion some say she implemented strict rules for her men making them give up prostitutes looting and swearing and making them go to confession theologians their conclusion was clear she was truly pious Charles conceded an outfit Joan with armor her own banner and her very own was crowned King of France on July Seventeenth fourteen twenty nine Jones stood visibly at his side during the coronation after Charles the seventh doing things like sewing and taking care of the family animals when Joan turned thirteen her life became a whole lot less ordinary she started to hear owns doom on May twenty third fourteen thirty Jones soldiers were ambushed by Burgundian troops her talion rushed back to the gates of the city but she says she later said or the Archangel Michael Saint Catherine and Saint Margaret the three voices encouraged her to live a religiously devoted life all the while the French king ignored her capture the English army turned Joan over to the church so she could be tried as a heretic among her Jones battalion one multiple victories against the English they took control of enemy fortifications on May seven fourteen twenty nine the various ax day though she was wounded Joan let the soldiers to win the battle that lifted English control of Orleans Joan and her soldiers continued winning and Charles in her that she would be the savior of France and that she should seek audience with the doe fat to help him defeat the English and take the throne in fourteen twenty eight you the secret details of his prayers during a private conversation to be absolutely certain of Jones sincerity Charles then had her examined by a group a church throughout history Jones name image and legend have taken on many meanings in the sixteenth century she became a national was granted an armed escort When Joan arrived at the Doe Fez court she had to prove herself right away I she peaked Charles's interests the English in the war those attempts to foster peace failed and the country was back at war by fourteen thirty the renewed violence lead to symbol the cross of Lorraine to represent free France sins of charges were accusation of witchcraft heresy and dressing like a man her five month long trial received much attention for Jones Witty and inquisitors determine that her original trial was void for fraud and errors of law in fourteen fifty six she was found innocent comebacks her interrogators Joan was convicted of crimes including idolatry and was burned at the stake on May thirtieth fourteen thirty one hundreds of years later in Nineteen Twenty Joan was canonized making her the only historical figure to be both condemned and canonized by the Catholic Irwin and a recurring figure off forms of art plays poems painting statues and more throughout the Republican and Napoleonic era in King Joan wanted to keep fighting to fully expel the English from the country but the new king was more interested in establishing peace with Burgundy who'd one of our Joan of arc was born into a peasant family in a small French village around fourteen twelve she spent most of her childhood in the village the crowd of ten thousand people she was nineteen years old after the Hundred Years War ended a rehabilitation trial opened for Joan tune in tomorrow for the story of another amazing woman from history special thanks to Liz Caplan my favorite sister and co-creator talked tomorrow day the commander was confused when a young peasant girl arrived and insisted that she had to meet with the heir to the throne? He refused but after months of persistence. Joe Own travel to the communist vocal she wanted to speak with the local garrison commander so she could get permission to meet with the DOE fat needless to say is she represented defiance against the English and opposition to foreign attacks during World War. Two leaders of the French resistance used shown of
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson: On Protests and Racial Justice
"This bonus episode of Women Belong in the house is brought to you by Madison. Read. As. Many of you know I launched women belong in the House because I was inspired by all the powerful and confident women I saw running for Congress including my own mother. That's why I was so happy to discover that Madison Reed was founded on a very similar principle that a confident woman is a beautiful woman. There's even a fun mother daughter connection, Madison reads founder Amy, air it named the company after her daughter Madison Reed. So. If like me, you've typically not felt confident about coloring your hair at home. I'm so happy to say that with Madison Reed, you've got salon-quality multidimensional hair-color read at home starting at just twenty two dollars Madison. 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We had planned to bring you a lightly edited version of my full interview with Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson from Texas. Thirtieth district. But a lot has happened in the month since representative Johnson and I last spoke. I reached back out to representative Johnson and I was honored that she agreed to hop on the phone with me again to discuss the recent protests in the wake of George Floyd's death. We spoke last week and as you're about to hear, it's a very raw conversation. I'm exceptionally grateful to representative Johnson for granting us so much of her time and for being so forthright. This conversation was yet another reminder that the fight for racial justice and the end of police brutality and our country is a battle. That's anything but new representative Johnson has long been on the frontlines fighting for change. Before we dive into the interview, I also want to note that in a continued effort to lift up underrepresented voices wonder media network is offering free ad space to organizations working for social justice. If that applies to you or someone you know, please contact me at Jenny Wonder Media Network Dot Com. Now, here's my most recent conversation with representative. Eddie Bernice Johnson. Thank you for listening. Hello, Hi Congressman. This is Jenny I'm delighted to talk with you. Janet. Thank you so much for taking the time. I really I'm just so grateful it means a lot and I don't WanNa take too much of your time. So I wanna just hop right in. It's wild to think that we spoke a little more than a month ago for the first time and We were planning to release just lightly edited version of that interview but I wanted to talk to you because a whole lot has happened between a little more than a month ago now and I wanNa make sure to give you a chance to comment on that. So just I to get started what message or messages are you focused on delivering right now to your constituents and Americans generally, well, Tomago my constituent for delivering a message to me. But I think that an response what I'm trying to convey to them is somewhat of the same type of message. When this man damage struck that we've got to be involved we've gotta show hi motions, but it has to be as peaceful as possible. And they're tired of hearing it. Oh, this this is a never ending story and I fully believe that this time we've got to address some legislation both federally and state to ensure that the people understand that they have a fair chance of gas law enforcement. It is clear that the history is is very clear. And that I don't think they're interpreting it incorrectly that is a double standard and they're tired of it and I don't think that they're gonNA be putting up with it in a peaceful way although I was stressing peaceful demonstrations. There's a lot of hopelessness out there and I think that's reflected in in what you just said and feeling like things have to change. You've served in Congress for a long time and I'm wondering how does this compare to other times that you've been in office where it feels like something has to change or are there any similar times? There have been minutes similar times and we give them the same story time we try to pass legislation but nothing changes but the legislation. When it changes and people are really at a point where they feel really hopelessness because. Law, enforcement with the influence it seems from the top of. The government. I have the free hand to treat people in whatever way they want, and normally it has been the minorities that have gotten run into that and no matter what kind of legislation that we tried to pass whether it's a state level federal they still seem to end up on the winning side and this unfairness. Have Gone on years and years and years and I really believe that these young people are tired of hearing the same old story. They want to see some real change and I think I've gotten studies have submitted. Recommendations to local governments I've been I had my first interim study on police brutality back in nineteen, seventy, four nothing really has changed since then it only changes when we give a little bit of attention when we started community policing and this particular community made a major difference, but it only lasted as long as the grant money lasted from the Justice Department we don't seem to have a Justice Department that is sensitive to that type of support at this time we'll still. Sending a lot of military weapons to our local police. You know outspoken out against that I've sponsored legislation saying that they're trying to do peaceful things in the community. These are peace officers they're not war officers and war weapons are not appropriate. Well, it's still goes on. So that's what I think. Many other people are seeing that what the people are asking for never seems to be adhered to or given much attention and when you see the president threatening to military action. militaire with my put together to rain or things to this country. military has put together to protect this country from invasion and to help to bring democracy around the world the hopelessness sets in and that's where all the destruction comes about. What actions can be a need to be taken by the people who are in power. Well. First of all, they've got to listen and secondly. GotTa work together it's got work both local state and Federal Mitch. Messages and mixed attitudes and racist attitudes are not hit many more people listen they hear they interpret phrases. And as far as a young people are concerned nothing has changed since Lebron. If, your skin is Dr and you up against someone with a gun, you're the loser no matter what you've done, and so it also encourages more negative action when they come in contact with a law enforcement officials because they feel they gonNA die anyways. So why try anything else? We've got to make sure that the attitude of fairness prevails in this country, it has not up to this time. We have passed temporary legislation than it expires or some they'll enforce it It gets quiet for a moment but nothing fundamentally changes and that's what the issue is. Now, they won't fundamental change they want to see fairness and justice regardless of your money and regardless of your color. What if the conversations been like within Congress have other representatives been talking with you? How how has it been sort of behind the scenes since these latest protests started? Well? Yes. We talked a lot as a matter of fact, I just got off a call where we talk about it. You know what happened that for the most part they'll wait for the minorities to put for some legislative measure and. We probably can pass it in the house and that could very well be the end of it. Many of the members of Congress. Energized and want to bring about change but we recognize the odds we face. It seems like a lot of legislation to try to enact change has met that fate where it gets passed in the house and then nothing comes of it. Do you think that given the size and scope of the protests right now perhaps, it might be possible to pass something in the Senate to or do you think we're to divide it? Well, I hope. So the F. Unwieldy made just had a conversation. With the senator from New Jersey, who was on a call earlier we WANNA make effort we cannot give up on effort but we to weary with the attitudes in this country right now. Sure we're weary, but we're not going to give up that too many people depending on us to try to bring about some change and we're GonNa try to do that. How can this moment be a catalyst for change? has to come with people who've resisted it. I have not been on the side resisting change to bring us to justice and fairness attitude in this country, I've been on the side work and Ford I don't have to do much changing would just have to continue with the effort. The effort is GonNa have to come from those people who seem to never understand what it's like to be black on. America. What are those people or people? Generally, what are people missing about this right now, there's a lot of volume. That, you can have that I can because why I can't answer that for you I. Wish I could. I. I appreciate that is there anything else that I I haven't asked you that you wish I would ask well, I appreciate this conversation. I really wish it was something else I can offer the frustration is very great throughout this community and we have lots of sympathy with people who are not minority, but we always have had that at it still has not been enough to seemingly to get in lasting change brought about. What I recommend is impacting the police academies. Because many will admit that many of the prejudices start in their orientation within the academies I have I have asked for that I've asked for community policing so that people get to know who the law enforcement people are in their communities develop a relationship so they can be understood and and I didn't just just start this I've been working on this since the seventies and it just seemed like it never goes away might have a temporary lead up for a while and it goes right back to the same but we're going to have to do something to impact the attitudes of law enforcement. In this nation, it is not a war position it is a piece making position. How do you keep the attitude of of just continuing to press on? You've mentioned that you've been working on this and nothing's changed. How do you keep yourself back in America because it never give a you'll see the injustices year in and you're out you're in and you're out you're in and you're out but if you give up a gift worse. Wow I. AM hoping that maybe this time something can change, but I can only really thank you for everything that you've done and hope that I can help however I can thank you I. Think you'll very attitude helps and sometimes just writing a little bit about it might get some attention. Sometimes people don't think about it until something like this happens it. Just you know the realities if it's something this matter affecting the majority of the population, it doesn't occur to them to do much about it, and yet we've got to have the majority in this battle with us. This has been. A minority problem. But it's affecting all of us because when you have people that don't feel they have a fair chance, the attitude is not always. Turn the other cheek. But that's what's been expected. So we're just hoping that enough people can see the pain and the anguish and the frustration of minorities especially men but have been so many women included in this killings to that. Somehow they gotTA understand that we're not gonNA live with. We'd rather than to live with it and it gets it gets to be more of that attitude the more that young people come along and say my grandparents put with this my great grandparents put with this but I'm not going to, and so we're beginning to see that that lends itself to confrontation. We'd like to do this without. Anymore bloodshed. It's only a matter of holding up the constitution for fairness and justice. colorblind fairness and justice. We've not reached that in this country. Thank you again for your continuous work on this what do you say to taking the time to give it some thought you very much. Thank you again to representative Eddie Bernice Johnson for this conversation and for her continued fight for racial equality in America. I greatly appreciate her candor with me and I. Hope you found this conversation as valuable as I did. Before you go I have a quick request. We're eager to know more about our audience. So we created short listener survey to help us learn more about you visit wonder media network DOT com slash survey to share your thoughts and be entered to win some wonder Media Network Swag. That's wonder Media Network Dot. COM SLASH survey. I'll also post the link in the episode notes. Make sure to keep an eye on your women belong in the house feed for updates on our coming third season. Women belong in the House is a wonder media network production. It's produced by Grace Lynch and executive produced by me Jenny. Kaplan. Special things to Louisa Garba wet original theme. Music Miles Moran. To stay up to date with what's going on Wfan follow instagram at Wfan dot media and twitter at Wfan Media You can also reach me directly on twitter at Jenny Kaplan I'd love to hear from you. Talk to you soon.
Bonus: California Women's List
"Hello from Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is a bonus episode of encyclopaedia were Manteca brought to you by our friends at bonfire bonfire is the easiest way for activists to fundraise in their community by designing and selling premium t shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, or masks. Bonfire is the chosen partner of the California. Women's list a political action committee dedicated to funding and supporting female candidates running for state. Office in California here's Elizabeth to Lassie one of the board members of California Women's list. Counting Women's list, we raise money for women running for office in California specifically state level office. So many women are making their way through pipeline. So we hear about famous people that come Harris, but she got her start at the local level in San Francisco she went on to the state level, and now obviously she's at the federal level. In California even as progressive as we often think of ourselves, only thirty three percent of our state legislature is female. So we know that we have a long way to go to reach parody. So when we see that there are groups that are underrepresented compared to their portion of population I, think that shows that that's a symptom of other issues and the only way to fix the symptom is to have more of those voices represented and those perspectives. Making the rules that govern all of our lives. California women's list addresses, issues of representation by driving what can be a core issue for many campaigns. Fundraising fundraising is crucial and it's often not an even playing field for male and female candidates. Here's Liz. Again, we do see that women who are running for office. They can raise the same amount of money as male candidates, but they often do it by raising smaller amounts from more people. So it's really important that more women of also as donors because men are out there giving more than women, they're giving larger chunks we know that there's a gender. Pay Gap and men are also able to advance in their careers more because maybe they haven't taken time for up to families or you know for a lot of reasons that men are have generally been able to fill the executive ranks at a higher rate than women they have peers who are able to give larger amounts of money to their campaign. So women have to spend more time cultivating broader group of donors, and that is obviously even more true for women of color because within the gender pay gap, there's a racial pay gap that is also huge. In order to reach their fundraising goals and to operate on a budget bonfire was the right choice for California women's list. So we decided to use bonfire for our merchandise campaign so that we could have the flexibility that we need as a small organization with a very low budget. All the money that we raised goes directly to women running for office in California so we don't have cash to buy A. Bunch of stock were a completely volunteer organization. We don't have any staff so we don't have the internal capacity in time to be running to the post office and mailing orders out as they come, or we don't have none of us have space in our garage for a bunch of t shirts and mugs and masks. So bonfire is a great platform for us to be able to handle all those logistics. Women's list created merchandise featuring the phrase elect more women. Here's the design chair of California. Women's List Amanda Benson describing her inspiration for the design. The thought that I was going with when I was designing, this graphic is thinking about the people are as diverse as landscape in California and my elect more women designed celebrates how when we worked together we could make the state more inclusive at the end of the day. It's a desire to make a difference and seek change the drives the team at California Women's list. California. Women's list has given me an outlet which I feel like part of the solution we're helping the women who are running for office and we're also helping the women in California who are wanting to get more involved in politics who WanNa. Make their voice heard. We are a avenue for them to get engaged in politics often for the first time they hope you'll be inspired to take action to If not me who and if not now when and I think that really resonates with me and with a lot of the members of women's list because no one's GonNa fix this. You know I think a lot of time. I hear my friends and family saying stuff like wonder they gonna fix this corona virus wonder they gonNa make some good gun reform winter they gonNA turn around this whatever who is they we are. We are them. This is it. To support groups like California, women's list and Wonder Media Network, you can head to bonfire dot com and search by organization our issue to purchase designed merchandise for a cause. For Wonder Media Networks Swag, you can also go to wonder media network, dot com slash bonfire check it out.
Dreamers: Sleep Science
"Hello from Wonder Media Network. This is Jenny Kaplan and you're listening to Encyclopedia Britannica this. Month we're talking all about dreamers and on last week's bonus episode. My sister lives in. I talked about our creative process for how we took encyclopedia Lamonica from dream to reality we ended up talking about. The importance of sleep today we're going to take up that mantle again but this time we're going to talk about the science. It's not just that I feel better when I've slept enough studies show that sleep is actually vital for the creative process. Let's dive in when you sleep. Your mind isn't really resting at all. Instead neurons are firing strengthening recently formed memories and helping the brain to form general conclusions from specific events. And they're published research sleep. Scientists Pending Lewis of Cardiff University and two of her colleagues show the two kinds of sleep R._e._M.. And Non R._E._M.. Combined to highlight concepts and then connect them. That's why sometimes. Sometimes you go to sleep with a problem. That seems absolutely impossible to solve and then you wake up with a brilliant solution Penny Lewis and her colleagues are actually researching how to manipulate sleep in what's called sleep engineering to enhance. It's these benefits. This month of Encyclopedia Britannica is brought to you by Casper. Were they're all about the importance of sleep. The Casper Mattress is engineered to optimize comfort and form so that your mind line can do all the stuff that needs to be doing while your body's resting special thanks to Casper for sponsoring this month. You can get one hundred dollars off a casper mattress if you go to casper dot com and use the Promo Code Encyclopedia.
Witches & Saints: Yolande of Aragon
"Before we dive in I have a quick request were eager to know more about our audience be entered to win some wonder Media Network Swag that's wonder media network dot com hello and happy Halloween from Wonder Media Network. I'm Jenny jury and around the world who you may not know about but definitely should the power this month highlighted women who made incredible contributions to back to lead fourteenth century Europe to talk about a brilliant tactician in the game I was born on August eleven thirteen eighty four to King John I of Aragon first marriage as a young woman Yulon was quite a catch prettiest woman in the Kingdom at one point both Louis the second of Naples we'll check the biggest sign of success in a royal marriage word who became Duke of Anjou and King of Naples and through her son in law you may remember Charles the seventh from our episode about Joan of Arc Joan the England over who was the rightful ruler of France Yulon against her son inheriting the French Throne Yulon cherished this one for you to make him die like his brothers or to go mad like his father daughter Marie Mary Charles and he officially became part of the family for in Joan even when many doubted her finance Jones army in fourteen twenty nine turning the war into a religious in her do Credit Joan may have gotten the glory but Yulon's political genius and use of this month's theme which is and Saints Tune in tomorrow for our first
Witches & Saints: Nehanda Charwe
"Hello for Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia Manica in case you're just tuning in here's the deal every weekday we're telling the stories of women from throughout history and around the world you may not know about but definitely should special thanks to list Kaplan my favorite sister and co-creator tomorrow colonizers she was hanged in April eighteen ninety eight Nearly a century reportedly cruel European Commissioner Eye witnesses claimed she ordered someone to decapitate him she received death sentence despite pressures to convert will leader performing ceremonies and sharing prophecies in eighteen ninety British settlers known as the British South Africa Company invaded the and established other small bases but this new extreme colonization attempt paired with forced labor and heavy taxation spurred rebellion more than just resistance to conflict today. Her name is often prefixed with the title Muya or grandmother and the largest Medical Center in Cultural Group in Zimbabwe ancient ancestral spirits guard and assist society sometimes even living through others now Honda is the US though the resistance the British invasion initially held its own it soon ran out of supplies and was defeated by the colonizers the the Chimurenga was intertwined with African spirituality and religion including Shona beliefs about ancestral spirits new Honda Charles leader New Honda Charlie became a source of inspiration during another nationalist fight for Liberation Char Way and the spirit that lived through her represent edged heresies or supernatural abilities according to the Shona an act spiritual power this month were highlighting women who made incredible contributions to and through religions as well as those were charged and punished for leanings join us tomorrow for the story of another legendary this month is all about witches and saints Zimababwe named it's paternity ward after her mother hurt him rebellion guidance and defiance now Honda Charlie's legacy carries you've been possessed by the spirit of Honda consequently she was dubbed with the Guardians Name as a title the Honda Charlie became locally renowned as a spirit now Charlie was born around eighteen sixty two and what is now Zimbabwe by the early eighteen eighty s she was already way and two other mediums took on leadership roles in the fight preaching against the attacks and evils of the British colonizers they planned and directed much of the removed the most powerful and prominent those defending spirits the subject of today's episode said to have been a medium to channel the Hondas each month is themed and this month was all about witches and saints throughout history women have been celebrated and condemned for wheeled it to Christianity in her final weeks now Honda Charlie refused as she faced the gallows she proclaimed that she would rise again to lead a new struggle against the British tree stealing the land and cattle of the indigenous people this wasn't the first British interference in the area they had
Bonus: Modern Feminists by Fiverr with Gali Arnon
"Palo from Wonder Media Network. I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia. Britannica this bonus episode is brought to you by five every Saturday this month we to modern day feminists addressing issues that impact women today for this final Saturday. We spoke to fivers. Cmo golly are none. She's been working in tech for over fifteen years and she's been the CEO of two different companies but for her fiber is different. I really feel close to our community of sellers and buyers. I talked to them a lot. I talked personally. I need them in community events There are big big part of everything we do. So I think that the support and the kind of positive reinforcement you get by this ongoing communication with your community and and the sending the impact. You're making on people's life gives me the reason to wake up every morning and and do Mike. My best support. Fivers model allows businesses and freelancers alike to adapt in the face of an unexpected crisis. Like the Cova nineteen pandemic. I think it's very challenging times for the world to keep Economy going and and keep businesses running. I think first priority now is to make sure our community is safe and to allow people the opportunities to keep Making a living this challenging times offering their services online at five we consist out of a global community and we are constantly in touch with with this community. Yesterday we had our first community event which was completely online five employees. We're actually meeting with with our community. Although times are really hard for for many people were trying to break this open. Communicate give And collaborative environment to support our community members and and give them the opportunity to shortish the same model that gives fiber. It's adaptability also helps level the playing field for women. On average fivers women freelancers earn more than men even on a per project basis. I'm being in touch with our community on an ongoing basis and hear wonderful stories from freelancers that are able to to see the great balance between Life and work are raising kids while working and making a living on fiber I also hear inspirational stories about Women entrepreneurs that are building their dreams build their businesses from the ground up using the five dollar. Things will not be the same after this this crisis but I I. I have a feeling and I'm optimistic that we come stronger and go through it together. Thank you to five for sponsoring this month of Encyclopedia Lamonica fivers here to support all freelancers entrepreneurs and businesses at this time as we adapt in the face of the corona pandemic. There are still three days left of this month's feminist theme tune in tomorrow to hear another podcast host. Give her take on her favourite past episode. Talk to you soon.
Witches & Saints: Kahina
"Hello and welcome back from Wonder Media Network. I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia will Manica case you're just tuning in here's the deal. Every weekday were telling the stories of women from throughout history who you may not know about a definitely shut each month is out that so when the Arab armies returned many flipped sides and Kahin a smaller army was defeated some accounts tell a different story Africa has been part of the eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire it remained under the empire's domain until the seventh century that point stories in other words she used scorched earth tactics to ensure they wouldn't come back as you can imagine her allies weren't particularly pleased conquest of Africa many of those historians Sake Heena as Jewish sorceress who descended from Ethiopian choose some say she was Christian following the founding of Islam as a religion Arab armies began a spree of conquests across the region a Hino's most famous series of conflict justice that the Arab armies burned lands either way Tahina died she was either killed in battle took poison to avoid capture let's travel back to the deserts of North Africa to meet the one and only Cahuna it's unclear or was captured and executed Katina's true life story is a bit of a mystery that lack of clarity when it comes to her actual by Makina used her supernatural abilities to fight the invaders this claim was likely made because the defeats Katrina inflicted upon this powerful Muslim army at our wedding night out of revenge obviously we can't know for sure but Katrina has been described as tall long hair she wore in dreadlocks give her advanced warning of invaders Katrina beat those forces multiple times likely reinforcing tales of her magical abilities then the expansion in north west Africa during the seventh century she's legendary for supposed- which he powers that she used to defend her homeland from invasion seem nearly impossible and thus must have been related to some sort of magic or sorcery she was set to see the future and to communicate with birds Hino's father or uncle was famous freedom fighter and leader himself some stories say that when she was young she married a man who had oppressed her people and murdered him on graphical details has allowed cahuna serve as a heroic symbol for a variety of movements including anti-colonialism and North African nationals as an adult Kahin became queen of a sovereign state in the aures mountains in what's now Algeria since around the year five thirty four that region of always get muddled some accounts say that after beating Hassan if an all new on back Kina burned anything that her enemies could have found useful and her territory title meaning Prophet Seer or which most of what we know about CAHUNA comes from Arab historians who after her death and wrote about the Muslim and drew her power from a religious relic still others say that she practiced the Amazon faith an indigenous African religion in which followers worshiped the sun next to my favorite sister and co-creator lizzy Caplan also shoutout to Andy Christians are awesome original emusic talk to you tomorrow and Moon Hino grew up as a princess of the Giralda tried part of the larger Zanatta tribe of pre Islamic north African Berbers it was with the Muslim Arab leader Hassan Ebanon Newman whose armies were on campaign across North Africa the stories from Arab authors awesome tune in tomorrow for the story of another legendary woman history special beans and this month. We're talking about which is and Saint James. Today we're talking about a Berber queen a religious and military leader who fought against Islamic McClellan Casino was born but she lived in the seventh century her birth name was something like the meaning beautiful. Gazelle Tahina is an error.
Feminists: Intro to Women's History Month
"Hello from Wonder Media Network. I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia. Will Manica. You may be surprised to hear from me on a Sunday but this just couldn't wait. I'm so excited to tell you about the content. We've got planned for you this month. If you've been listening for awhile you know that on this show. We're making every month women's history month but by presidential proclamation March is the official women's history month to celebrate. We're gonNA bring you episodes every single day. Weekdays and weekends about feminists women who fought for gender equity. Our regular weekday shows are going to be focused on women who are particularly important to the women's rights movement the suffrage movement and or modern feminism in feminist theory on Saturdays. We're GONNA highlight modern feminists brought to you by our sponsor this month pfeiffer. On Sundays we're going to highlight favorite feminists from past months chosen by other podcast hosts we love and the Wfan community on top of all of that. We're launching manic a weekly a newsletter or we'll share hind the scenes content and more on some of our favorite Richard Women. A link to subscribe is in the episode notes. If you subscribe this month you'll be entered to win. An encyclopedia will Manica t-shirt in addition to all the encyclopedia Britannica excitement. We've got a bunch of other stuff cooking here at wfan. In honor of March tune into ordinary equality an audio documentary style show about the past present and exciting future the equal rights amendment. It's an incredible story filled with twists and turns and amazing characters. We're closer than ever to get an equal rights for all genders into the US Constitution. So now's the time to get up to speed. We're also launching season two of our flagship. Podcast women belong in the House. That brings me to the woman. My sister co-creator listen. I WANNA highlight on. Today's special episode. The woman who inspired at all our mom Kathy Manning. Long Story Short. Our MOM decided to run for Congress North Carolina's Thirteenth district in December of twenty seventeen. That decision spurred chain of events. That inspired me to quit my job and start wonder media network and our first show women belong in the house it also inspired lose to start the research project that turned into Encyclopaedia Manica instead of telling you Kathy Manning's life story here. I want to encourage you to go. Listen to the very first episode of last season of women belong in the House to hear from the woman herself. The link is included in this episode subscription. For your convenience while Kathy didn't win and twenty eighteen. I'm thrilled to share that. She's running again. This time in North Carolina's redistricting sixth district subscribe to women belong in the House to get ready for season two. We'll be releasing the trailer on Super Tuesday in season one. We talked about the record number of women who ran for Congress in two thousand eighteen. This time we'll focus on what it's like being in the House of Representatives the highs the lows and everything in between it's GonNa be a jam packed month and we'd love to hear from you so reach out on Social Ron. Facebook and Instagram at Encyclopedia Will Manica. And you can find me directly on twitter at Jenny. M Kaplan Talk to tomorrow.
Best of Season 1: Coccinelle
"Hey everyone. It's Jenny before we get started. I want to remind our listeners that an continued effort to lift up on presented voices and to continue to fight for social justice. Wonder Media Network is offering free ad space on our shows to organizations working towards that 'cause. If this applies to you or someone, you know, feel free to email me at Jenny at wonder, Media Network Dot Com for more information. Thanks for listening and onto the show. Hello. My Name's and I'm the marketing manager at Wonder Media Network. Today, I'm thrilled to introduce French actress entertainer activists and Pioneer Cooksey now. Casino was a trailblazer in more ways than one. She started her career as a transgender showgirl at a drag cabaret, nineteen fifty-three and went on to become one of the first transgender film actresses. Beyond her career I'm also so inspired by coaxing activism. She established organization that worked to ensure. People were seeking gender reassignment surgery had emotional and practical support an effort that we still need to focus on today. I was first introduced Cook Snail on Encyclopedia Will Manica on I. Think it's so important that more people know her story I'm especially excited to be introducing her in June during pride month, but I also think we should be talking about her all year long. This episode I premiered over a year ago as one of our pioneers were excited to it back today in our best of month now here's the one and only Jenny Kaplan Cooksey nells life story. We all know. Who des Cooked. Comfort. Zone WI- Alot and welcome back from Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny. Kaplan and miss is encyclopedia will. Today. Let's take a trip post World War to France to meet pioneering actress, entertainer, Singer and activist. Known around the world as coaxing. The talk show. Jacks Charles Schwab was born in Paris in nineteen thirty one. She made her debut as a transgender showgirl nineteen fifty-three. At Shamar her mom was a flower seller. She chose to go by the stage name Cooksey. Now which for my fellow non-french speakers? Means Lady, bird or lady bug. She later performed regularly at a famous nightclub called the carousel. which also featured regular acts by other famous Trans Women? In nineteen, Fifty, eight, Cooksey now traveled to Casablanca to undergo a vaginal plastic by George Baru. She later said Dr. Brew rectified the Mistake Nature had made an I became a real woman on the inside as well as the outside. When she returned to France Folksy, now was a media sensation with the stage act based on prominence ex symbols of the day. and. Her fame wasn't limited to France. Footsie now I moved from the stage to the screen in nineteen, fifty nine, and she appeared new rope denote by director Alessandro La- Seti. That same year Italian singer, you go gusty dedicated the Song Coachee, Nella to her. Get this. In nineteen sixty hooks now married French journalist Fron ceased the couple were legally married by the French Roman Catholic Church after Jacques, legally changed her name to Jacqueline Charlotte and was rebaptized. The marriage was the first union of its kind, officially acknowledged by the government of France establishing the legal right of transgender people to marry. That said that first marriage didn't last long. It was dissolved just two years later in nineteen, sixty two. Folksy nel. Van Married Paraguay Dancer Mario Costa in Nineteen, seventy three, and after his death married fellow Trans activist. Terry Wilson in Nineteen Ninety six. In honor of her nineteen, sixty three musical revue entitled share, share them or look for the woman. Cook a tricks owner and manager of the Paris Olympia Call Splash. Cooks els name in red letters on the front of the famous performance venue. The show ran for a whopping seven. Cooks L. continued performing on stage and in movies throughout her life. She wrote an autobiography Cooksey now park. Cooks know that was published in nineteen eighty seven. In addition to being an incredible performer and symbol, jock lean, worked extensively as an activist on behalf transgender people. Founded the organization Devenir them to become a woman, which was designed to provide emotional and practical support for people seeking sexual reassignment surgery. She also helped establish the Center for AIDS Research and information for transsexuality and gender identity. Folksy see now was hospitalized in July two thousand six, following a stroke and died that October. Jacqueline shirlow to Francois, four, own path, and sought to make that road easier for those who follow. Tune in tomorrow for the story of another incredible pioneer. This time we're heading to Hollywood. 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Best of Season 1: Frida Kahlo
"Father's Day is just around the corner and we're so excited to share that we're offering custom. Episodes of Encyclopaedia Will Manica about the amazing Dad's in your life visit. The Lincoln are episode notes or had to wonder media network DOT com slash father's day to purchase a custom episode all about Your Dad. Hello, my name's emily and I'm the marketing manager here at Wonder Media Network today I'm honored to introduce a true icon Frida Kahlo. Frida. Kahlo is undeniably one of the most recognized artists from the twentieth century I find her colorful self-portrait so dynamic and striking. I've always admired. For her strong character, identity and conviction, and on a superficial note as someone with bushy eyebrows, I would be remiss not to shadow read as powerful unit brow fritos episode first aired last July because one of our dreamers today. We're excited to bring her back in our best up month. Without further ado here's House Jenny Kaplan. Hello. From, wonder media, network I'm Jenny, Kaplan and this is encyclopedia will Manica. Today's dreamer is one of the most important and beloved artists of the Twentieth Century. She lived a near mythical life that she shared with the world through her art. Let's talk about Frida Kahlo. Magdalena Carmen Freda Kala. We called her own was born in Nineteen, seven in a small town outside of Mexico City. Her father originally from Germany had moved to Mexico when he was nineteen. He was the son of a famous German Goldsmith and according to Freda was of Jewish ancestry, though this has been disputed by recent scholars. fritos mother was a devout Catholic of indigenous and Spanish descent and was her father's second wife. Their marriage was reportedly very unhappy from the beginning, but they still managed to have four daughters together. All of whom were very close. Many afraid as later works explored her identity by depicting her ancestry as binary opposites, the colonial European side and the indigenous Mexican side. When Frito was three years old, the Mexican Revolution broke out. The fighting served as a constant backdrop for her childhood. When Frieda was six, she contracted polio, which left her with the right legged formity that she would disguise by wearing long skirts for the rest of her life. Nevertheless as a child, she played sports and especially loved boxing. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, two Freda earned a spot at one of Mexico's premier schools to study medicine. She was one of only a handful of girls in attendance. While at school, Frida fell in love, the leader of a gang, and became a gang member herself. She also I met artists Diego Rivera when he painted a mural at her school. In one thousand, nine, hundred, thousand, five Frito was horrible bus accident. Her injuries were so bad that she had to undergo more than thirty medical operations over the course of her life, and was in almost constant pain. During her slow recovery during what she was essentially in a body cast. Frieder read about the old masters and taught herself to paint as a way to stay occupied. It was one of the few things she can do in her condition because she didn't have a lot of available subjects, she mostly painted herself. She would continue to paint herself over the course of her life, and her self-portraits would become a dominant part of her work after her recovery to join the Mexican Communist Party where she once again came across the famous painter Diego. Rivera when she showed him some of her work, he recognized her talent and encouraged her to continue. In Nineteen, twenty, nine, the Young Entre nous and her mentor, Diego Rivera got married. After her marriage fritos. Personal and artistic style changed relatively significantly. She began to wear traditional Mexican dress and became heavily interested in Mexican folk art should a major influence on her work moving forward. To continued her own painting while traveling around the US with Vera who was commissioned murals. She suffered a number of miscarriages, left her wrath, and led to a number of her darkest paintings for example in her nineteen thirty two painting entitled Henry Ford Hospital. Frida depicted herself hemorrhaging on a hospital bed amid a barren landscape. Free Diego returned to Mexico in Nineteen, thirty, three or their house soon became a popular gathering spot for artists, intellectuals and political activists from around the world. Two of their more famous guests, Leon, Trotsky and Andrei brutal. A leading surrealist artist retell was enthralled by Fritos work and was her constant champion. He even wrote the introduction to the brochure for her first Solo Exhibition in Nineteen Thirty Eight, the exhibition took place at a gallery in New York City and was a massive success. In nineteen, thirty, nine free to travel to Paris for another exhibition of her work, and while there met more members of the surrealist movement. The Louvre acquired one of her works called the frame which made freedom. The first twentieth century Mexican artists be included in the world's most important art collection. Having never fully recovered from the bus accident years earlier Rita's health declined, and she began to heavily self medicate with drugs and alcohol to relieve the constant is. Still free to continued to paint throughout the nineteen forties, she mostly painted a dizzying number of south portrait's featuring various. Loathing ICONOGRAPHY and overall symbolism. The one constant was steady, impassive gaze. That would become her artistic calling card. Free does poor health forced her to attend her first Solo Exhibition in Mexico in Nineteen fifty-three, lying down on a bed. She died at home a year later. The official cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. Though Freda Chief Artistic Success during her lifetime, her reputation grew steadily after her death, starting in the nineteen seventies and reached with some art. Critics have called Frieda mania by the two thousands. She's now one of the best known artists of the twentieth century, and her incredible life has inspired countless books, movies, TV shows and podcasts in the decades after her death. Special! Thanks to Lizzy Caplan my favorite sister and the brain behind this amazing collection of women. Talk to you on Monday. Oh Hey? I mattie Foley one of the producers here at wonder. Media Network the show. You are listening to rate now. Let's the PINEAL MANTECA is one of my favorite creative resources. We tell so many stories of real women doing these crazy incredible things stories that are begging to be featured in illustrations comic songs. Maybe some fan fiction, you can help us. Keep telling these stories by joining our new membership program over at Glow Dot. FM SLASH WILL MANTECA. See there.
Activists: Patricia Stephens Due
"This week's episodes of Encyclopedia Will Manica are brought to you by bonfire the easiest way to design sell an order premium shirts off virtually and risk free with no out of pocket costs on Bonfire Dot. com. You can upload a design or use their templates and they'll take care of printing and shipping to your buyers. The platform allows you to fundraise to your. Community by encouraging supporters to wear your message loud and proud they're trusted by the women's March rock the vote, and now wonder media network to check out the encyclopedia Manica t shirt we designed to support the show and sign up for bonfire to kick off your own activist campaign at wonder media. Network dot com slash bonfire. That's wonder media network dot com slash. Bonfire. Hello from Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan, and this is encyclopedia will Manica. All month we're talking about activists. Women who stood up against injustice and four a better world. Today we're talking about an American civil rights activist whose work began as a student and extended throughout her life and beyond. She was one of the leaders of the sit in and Jalen movements continuing to fight for a more just society even when faced with serious harm. According to The New York Times her FBI file was over four hundred pages long. Let's talk about Patricia Stevens do. Patricia Gloria Stevens was born on December ninth nineteen, thirty, nine fifteen months after her sister Priscilla who would go on to be partner in many organizing efforts. Patricia was the second of three kids born to Lottie Mae Powell Stevens, and Horace Walter Stevens. The Stevens family lived in Belgrade Florida for most Patricia Youth. By the time she was thirteen years old Patricia was very aware of the discrimination she faced for being black and was ready to protest. She and her sister refused to go to the designated colored window at their local dairy queen. Instead, they stood in line for the window marked whites only. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, seven Patricia started school at Florida Am University. Two years later in Nineteen fifty-nine Patricia and Priscila attended a workshop put on by the Congress of racial equality or core on nonviolent civil disobedience. Patricia then started a local chapter of the organization in order to continue the work, she tried to tackle it just thirteen years old integration. The following year on February. Twentieth Nineteen Sixty Patricia, her sister, and some other students sat down at a whites only lunch counter at a Woolworth Tallahassee and refused to get up until they were served. Nineteen days earlier, four guys sat down at a similar lunch counter in Greensboro North Carolina officially kicking off. Since movement across the South Patricia and ten of her peers were arrested rather than paying three hundred dollar Fine Patricia and. Out Forty nine days in jail. Their determination to serve their time as a statement became a norm when others were arrested and charged on fairly. Patricia leadership and courage caught the attention of people around the country support of the cause including Jackie Robinson Eleanor Roosevelt Harry Belafonte, and James. Baldwin. Dr Martin. Luther King. Junior. Sent the sisters telegram that said. Going to jail for a righteous cause as a badge of honor and a symbol of dignity. After she was finally released, Patricia continued the fight to change her city and country. One of her fellow activists was a man named John D do junior. He was law school at Florida Am University. The two got married in nineteen, sixty three and would go on to have three children together for their honeymoon Patricia and John went to the march on Washington and heard Dr King's I have a dream speech. The following year in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, Patricia took on a new role in corps. She served as field secretary for a voter education and Registration Project in North Florida under her leadership. program. More. Voters than any other regional program in the south. Patricia also worked to improve the lives of workers, the poor and other underserved populations in the US. But her activism took a physical toll on her. After being hit in the face by a can of tear gas, Patricia is were injured and she was forced to wear dark glasses for the rest of her life in nineteen sixty, seven, ten years after she enrolled. Patricia graduated from Florida Am. University it took her all of a decade to get her degree because she spent periods of time traveling around the US to rally energy behind the civil rights movement. She was also suspended multiple times by the university due to her civil rights work. Patricia as work continued throughout the rest of her life on political and advocacy campaigns. Daughter referred to her as a professional volunteer she was dedicated to leading teaching the next generation. Patricia lead workshops and taught classes to help pass on the tactics and stories if the movement she helped to lead. Patricia wrote a memoir and in two thousand and three Co authored a book with one of her daughter's called freedom in the family, a mother daughter Memoir of the fight for civil rights. TRICIA received an honorary doctorate degree from Florida and M. University and she won the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for outstanding achievement among many other recognitions. On February Seven Two Thousand Twelve Patricia died. She was seventy two years old. All month we're talking about activists. For more on why we're doing what we're doing out our newsletter, we'll manteca weekly. Follow us on facebook and Instagram at Encyclopedia Manteca and follow me directly on twitter at Jenny Kaplan. Special thanks to lose Kaplan favorite sister and co-creator. Talk to you tomorrow.
Activists: Ruby Dee
"This week's episodes of encyclopaedia will manica are brought to you by bonfire. The easiest way to design sell an order premium shirts off virtually and risk free with no out of pocket costs on Bonfire Dot Com. You can upload a design or use their templates and they'll take care of printing and shipping to your buyers. The platform allows you to fundraise to your. Community by encouraging supporters to wear your message loud and proud they're trusted by the women's March, rock the vote, and now wonder media network. To check out the encyclopedia MANTECA. T shirt we designed to support the show and sign up for bonfire to kick off your own activist campaign at wonder. Media Network. Dot Com slash bonfire. That's wonder Media Network Dot. com slash bonfire. Hello. From Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan, and this is encyclopedia will Manteca. Stays activists was an actor who fought for racial justice in Hollywood, and beyond. She joined forces with her husband to become a prominent figure in the civil rights movement. Let's talk about Ruby Dee. Ruby Ann Wallace was born on October Twenty Seventh Nineteen, twenty two in Cleveland Ohio after her mother left the Family Ruby was raised primarily by her father Marshall and her stepmother. Emma Ruby spent much of her childhood in Harlem. The Harlem Renaissance. Thanks to the influence of her stepmother from a young age ruby absorbed the culture and work of black intellectuals from the writings of W E B boys to the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. In Highschool Ruby submitted her own poems to the New York Amsterdam news a black weekly newspaper. Ruby enjoyed writing but caught the acting buzz. Allowed to her classmates and received applause. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty, one Ruby married Frankie Deep Brown a liquor salesman. They divorced four years later, but she kept his last name as her stage name. Ruby Hunter College where she joined the American Negro, theatre. In nineteen forty five, she graduated with a degree in French and Spanish the following year in nineteen, forty, six Ruby landed her first Broadway role in Jeb a play which addressed race in post world. War Two. America. While she was hired as an understudy director was so impressed by her performance that she replaced the original actress onset Ruby fell in love with lead actor, Ossie Davis, and they married in nineteen forty. Eight. Together they had three children including blue singer guy. Davis. As a black woman ruby began her film career by playing minor typecast characters. But throughout her time on stage and screen, she fought to change the narrative of what a star looked like. rubies. Big break came in nineteen fifty when she starred opposite. Jackie Robinson in the Jackie Robinson Story. The film address, racial tensions and one critics over. On the era of racial segregation. Valuable Baseball player in the National League. Ruby. starred. That same year Ruby appeared in an unaccredited role in no way out the story of a black Doctor Confronted with racism the movie directly addressed racism and a number of theatres in the deep South. To show it. In, Nineteen fifty-nine Ruby landed the role of Ruth. In Lorraine, Hanbury's revolutionary play a raisin in the sun. It was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway and the I play with the black director on Broadway. Critic. Edith Oliver wrote of rubies performance. Is there a better young actress in America or one who can make everything? She does seem so effortless. During the nineteen sixties Ruby and her husband Ossie were prominent activists in the Civil Rights Movement Ruby was a member of a number of racial justice organizations including the AA CPI and the congress of racial equality. In nineteen, sixty, three ruby hosted the march on Washington where Martin Luther King Junior famously delivered his i. have a dream speech. The National Urban League honored Ruby, and Aussie with the Frederick Douglass Award for leadership in the Civil Rights movement. Rubies work to change the roles available to her on stage and screen eventually paid off in nineteen sixty five ruby start is kate in taming of the shrew and Cordelia in King Lear making her the first. African. American woman to play major parts in the American Shakespeare Festival in Nineteen Sixty eight Ruby became the first black actress to have a prominent role in the soap opera peyton place. Two years. Later, she played the role of Lena and production of Atholl fugard's Bozeman and Lena a story that tackled the effects of apartheid in South Africa in it Ruby portrayed an independent woman free of the constraints of having to support her husband. She called it the greatest role she never had. Ruby was nominated for eight emmys and earned one for decoration day in Nineteen ninety-one. Ruby, and OSCE worked together onscreen. And off. Aussie wrote and directed the play Hurley victorious which Ruby Start in, and they both start in the film adaptation gone are the days. They hosted a show on PBS called Ossie and Ruby, and later won a grammy for their autobiography with the same title. Together they appeared in four of Spike Lee's films including do the right thing a film about Brooklyn's racial tensions New York Times critic Vincent Canby wrote. Misty and Mr Davis are not only figures within the film, but they also seem to preside over it as if ushering in a new era of black filmmaking. Ruby and OSCE were awarded the National Medal of Arts in Nineteen Ninety five and the Kennedy Center honors in two, thousand and four. In two thousand seven rupee won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Portrayal of Mama Lucas in American gangster. She and Aussie were also awarded the screen actors Guild Life Achievement Award. At the time the president of the organization said. For, more than half a century, they have enriched and transformed American life as brilliant actors, writers, directors, producers, and passionate advocates for social justice, human dignity, and creative excellence. In, net, March on Washington from where we were standing to the Lincoln memorial see a people. It was an integrated grout. No doubt about it. Sam Things happening enthused today. America is promised here. Is Promise. We have been through so much. In two thousand, Fourteen Ruby died in new Rochelle New York at the age of ninety one. Her ashes were interred in the same earn, as Aussies. It was inscribed in this thing together. All month for talking about activists for more on why we're doing what we're doing. 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Activists: Maud Gonne
"This week's episodes of encyclopaedia will manica are brought to you by bonfire. The easiest way to design sell an order premium shirts off virtually and risk free with no out of pocket costs on Bonfire Dot Com. You can upload a design or use their templates and they'll take care of printing and shipping to your buyers. The platform allows you to fundraise to your community. By encouraging supporters to wear your message loud and proud they're trusted by the women's March rock the vote, and now wonder media network to check out the encyclopedia will Manteca t shirt we designed to support the show and sign up for bonfire to kick off your own activist campaign at Wonder Media Network Dot com slash bonfire that's wonder media network dot, com slash bonfire. Hello. From wonder media. Network. I'm Jenny Kaplan, and this is encyclopedia Manica. Today's activists worked tirelessly to free Ireland from British rule and inspired some of the world's most celebrated poetry along the way. We're talking about Mata gone. Gone was born near Surrey England undescended. Eighteen sixty six. She was the eldest daughter of Captain Thomas Gone and his wife Edith gone. When Maud was just four years old her mother died of tuberculosis. From then on modern, her sister Kathleen were raised by a governess. When she was sixteen, her father was stationed in Ireland and the family resettled in Kildare. After suffering through her own bout of tuberculosis, MoD was sent to France to recuperate. During this time, she met and began an affair with the married right wing politician and journalist named Lucy Mila, they shared a passion for the Irish Liberation Movement and had two children together. There I a son died in eighteen months for meningitis maude carried a pair of his booties with her until her death when they were laid beside her in her coffin. Modern Lucia affair ended with the birth of their second child a daughter after her split from Lucian, MoD returned to Ireland and threw herself into the Irish nationalist movement. She led protests that secured the release of political prisoners from British jails and managed to earn the respect of a fellow Revolutionary Arthur Griffith. And although rarely credited as such MoD was instrumental in the creation of Shin Fain, the strongest Nationalist Party of Ireland alongside. Arthur Griffin. In eighteen thousand, nine MoD met the famed poet. William Butler yeats more often referred to as WBZ. Gates. Yates fell passionately in love with Maude but the sentiment was not shared Maude and the unrequited love between them became inspiration for much of his work. Maude was the Muse for many of these characters including Countess, Kathleen, Kathleen Houlahan Rose Helen of Troy and Deirdre. Wall Yates is better known for his poetry. Many of his plays premiered at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and featured Maude in the titular role. Over. The course of their lives wbz proposed on several occasions she rejected him each time. Monta tension was consumed by her activism. In one, thousand, nine, hundred frustrated by the resistance she experienced for male Irish nationalists who did not wish for a woman to join their ranks, Maud formed the daughters of Ireland Group. The groups aim was to secure independence for Ireland and to revive the Irish language and customs. One of the groups first acts was referred to as the patriotic treat which involved a huge children's party that upstaged the government sponsored events for Queen Victoria's visit to Ireland. The daughters of Ireland created a school dinner system to help the poor and malnourished children, of Dublin. The group also created the first ever women's newspaper to be published in Ireland. Eventually the daughters of Ireland consolidated it under an increasingly radical group of Irish. Women Revolutionaries called Cooman. Or the Women's Council. In Nineteen Oh three Maud married a veteran of the bower war major, John MacBride. Together. They had one son Sean before dissolving their marriage after just two years Sean went on to become the chief of staff for the Irish Revolutionary Army and later became a founding member of Amnesty International. In April of Nineteen sixteen while the British were preoccupied with the first World War Republicans in Ireland rebel. Over several days, thousands of Irish people including several hundred women, stormed government buildings, and declared an independent Ireland. The insurrection became known as the Easter rising, and one of its leaders was not gones former husband John McBride. John was executed in the British retaliation Maude was in France during the Easter rising. But upon hearing of John's death returned to Ireland to continue her support with the Irish Republicans. In nineteen eighteen MoD was arrested and imprisoned on suspicion of conspiring with the Germans against the British when civil war broke out in Ireland in nineteen twenty, two, Maude founded another group the Women Prisoners Defense League to help secure the release of Republican prisoners. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, three MoD was arrested again and along with ninety. One of her fellow inmates started a hunger strike that went on for twenty days. She was eventually released due to poor health. In the years that followed Maude continue to support the Republican side into pressure British authorities for the release of Irish, political prisoners. Maw died on April, twenty seventh nineteen fifty-three. Eighty, seven years old. She remains immortalized in the words of her great admirer wbz. Gates. Why should I blame her that? She felt my days with misery. She would have late have taught to ignorant men most violent ways. Or hurled the little streets upon the great had david courage equal to desire. What could have made her peaceful with the mind that nobleness made simple as fire with beauty like tightened bow a kind that is not natural in an age like this being high and solitary and most stern. Y What could she have done being what she is? was there another troy for her to burn? All month were talking about activists for more on why we're doing what we're doing. Check out our encyclopaedia Amanda, newsletter Romantic Weekly. You can also follow us on facebook and Instagram at. Encyclopedia will. Monica. And you can follow me directly on twitter at Jenny Kaplan. Special thanks to lose Kaplan my favorite sister and co-creator. Tune in tomorrow for a special bonus episode brought to you by the women suffered Centennial Commission. 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Politicians: Margaret Thatcher
"Hello, for Wonder Media Network, I'm Jenny Kaplan, and this is encyclopedia will Manteca. Today's politician was the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain, and the first female leader of a Western. POWER IN THE POST World War Two era. Her relentless pursuit for conservative ideals captured in her famous moniker, the Iron Lady. Let's talk about Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Hilda Roberts was born on October. Thirteenth. Nineteen. Twenty. Five in. Lincolnshire. England. Her father. Alfred. Owned a grocery store and was a methodist preacher and local politician. Margaret's mother Beatrice stayed home to care for Margaret and her older sister. Margaret a distinct aptitude for stem and at the age of Seventeen Margaret was admitted to Oxford Somerville College to study. Chemistry. Margaret's interest in conservative politics is also evident from a young age. Barred from joining the Oxford debate society, it didn't allow women at the time she became a member and then president of the Oxford University Conservative Association. Following graduation Margaret went on to pursue a master's degree in Chemistry and later worked as a chemical researcher. She also attended law school and was admitted to the bar with a specialty in patent tax law. When she was twenty three years old Margaret was selected to be a conservative candidate for parliament. While she lost both of her elections, Margaret gained media attention as a young woman running for office. A few later in nineteen, forty nine. She met Denis, Thatcher a well off businessman and decorated World War Two veteran. Later an August of nineteen fifty-three Margaret gave birth to twins mark and Carol. After. Several failed attempts Margaret. was finally elected to parliament in Nineteen fifty-nine. In nineteen seventy she was appointed to the cabinet position of Secretary for education under the conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath. She gained national attention her controversial campaign to end a free milk program for students. She argued that the money being used for the program could have more substantive effects elsewhere but the tabloids had a field day calling her thatcher, the milk snatcher. It caused such backlash that her husband recommended she retired from politics. But in nineteen seventy four and a move that seemed politically unwise Margaret put her name forward to be the leader of the Conservative Party. At the time British betting markets had the odds stacked against her fifty to one but Margaret prevailed and became the leader of the opposition party in nineteen. Seventy. Five. For the subsequent for years Margaret served as the figurehead of the Conservative Talk Party butting up against the Labor Party that controlled parliament. In this role, she espoused views on economic freedom. Limited government privatization of industry and individual liberty. Her views became known as Thatcherism and represented a stark departure from the postwar consensus around keynesianism which emphasized social welfare economic regulation. In Nineteen, seventy, nine, the Tory party was resoundingly voted into power. Margaret Thatcher was chosen as it's obvious leader and became the first female Prime Minister of Britain and the first woman to lead a major Western power in modern times. As. Prime Minister. Margaret set to work reshaping Britain's economy. She cut taxes and slash subsidies to struggling industries. She took on the National Union of Mineworkers and privatized hundreds of thousands of public jobs. Margaret gained international attention when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands in Nineteen eighty-two. British colonizers lived on these remote islands long claimed by Argentina. Negotiations over the islands had been dragging for years and finally Argentine military decided to take the Falklands by force. Do you ask and other allies pushed for talks hoping to ward off bloody conflict But Margaret was uninterested in. Diplomatic. Solution. Instead. She ordered a Royal Navy fleet to the South Atlantic. The following ten week war took the lives of two hundred and fifty British troops and more than one thousand Argentinians. It cemented Margaret's reputation as a leader who would not be pushed around. Throughout. The nineteen eighties. Margaret worked closely with US President Ronald Reagan while very different in style the two shared worldview and supported each other's visions for government. Margaret's relationship with Reagan was influential and hastening the end of the cold. War. Margaret was one of the first world leaders to embrace the Soviet Union's new reform minded leader Mikhail. Gorbachev She helped facilitate conversations between Gorbachev and Reagan including the summit and Wreck Iceland in October of Nineteen eighty-six. At the meeting the leaders came very close to an agreement to ban nuclear weapons altogether. But at the last moment, the negotiations fell apart. Still, represented a meaningful step towards disarmament. In nineteen eighty-seven shortly after Margaret had been elected to a third term, the stock market crashed. Having secured reelection on an economy focused platform. Margaret suddenly found herself on unstable ground. A split arose within the Tory. Party. There were calls to tie the British pound to the more stable. German mark. Margaret disagreed vehemently, with this approach as she was wary of further integration with Europe. By one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, Britain was in a recession and much of the blame was placed on Margaret. By November of nineteen ninety many of Margaret's original cabinet members had abandoned her and the Conservative Party moved to put a new leader in place. In. The first vote she falls short of the necessary majority needed to prevent a second vote. After initially proclaiming that she would fight to the end. Withdrew her name. A protege of hers John Major was elected six days later. Margaret remained a member of parliament until Nineteen ninety-two when she formerly retired. Out of office, Margaret remained vocal public figure. She toured the world drawing large crowds giving lectures on her conservative ideals. She was a vocal supporter of both president, George H George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Following a series of strokes Margaret Retired from public speaking in two, thousand and two. After a long quiet battle with Dementia Margaret passed away in twenty thirteen. She was eighty eight years old. Margaret Thatcher remains to this day one of the most divisive political figures of the twentieth century. Perhaps she would have wanted it that way because she wants said herself. I am not a consensus politician I am a conviction politician. All month, we're talking about politicians for more on why we're doing what we're doing. Check out our newsletter Manica Weekly. Follow us on facebook and Instagram at Encyclopedia Will Manica and follow me directly on twitter at Johnny M Kaplan. Special. Thanks to Liz. Caplan my favorite sister and Co Creator Talk to you tomorrow. Before we go I want to tell you about another show. I. Think you'll like change lab is a long form interview podcast that explores the transformative power of creativity hosted by Lauren 'em Buckman. The show was produced by Art Center College of design, a global leader in art and Design Education Change Lab tells extraordinary true stories about regular people living their life through the lens of creativity. 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Politicians: Constance Baker Motley
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Today's politicians but most of her life fighting for civil rights, she put her life at risk to change the course of American history, but she's often left out of history books. Let's talk about Constance Baker Motley. Constance Baker Motley was born on September fourteenth nineteen, forty one in new haven connecticut she was one of twelve children born to working class immigrant parents from the West indies. Constance. Was a bright child who grew up attending integrated schools and quickly fell in love with reading. She didn't learn much about black history in school. But what she did learn about civil rights leaders inspired her she decided she wanted to become a lawyer, but constance couldn't afford higher education. She took a job as a maid for a while before moving on to work for the National Youth Administration an organization focused on providing work an educational opportunities for young adults. Constance was giving a speech at a local community center one evening when her oratory skills impressed a wealthy white philanthropist. He, offered to pay for constants college tuition. So in nineteen, forty, one constance began attending college at Fisk University in Nashville. She later wrote that the train ride down to Tennessee was the first time she experienced overt racism and Jim Crow laws after being forced to ride in a broken down segregated train car, it was a perspective changing moment for constance two years into her attendance at Fisk Constance transferred to New York University and finished her bachelor's degree in economics. Then in nineteen, forty, four constance became the first black woman to be accepted to Columbia law school. After graduating from Columbia in nineteen, forty, six constants worked for the NWC peas legal staff under Thurgood. Marshall who later became a court justice over the course of her work at the N. double ACP constance assisted with almost sixty cases that ended up reaching the Supreme Court. She also personally argued ten supreme court cases and one nine. Constance is work integrated multiple southern state universities putting her toe-to-toe with racist governors determined to bar black students from schools. She also helped protect the right to peaceful protests and opened up parks for. Black. Americans. She did all that despite the sexism and racism personally experienced during her legal career. Some judges actually turned their backs on her and refused to hear her speak. But Constance didn't let others biopsies bar her from success. Her work made her a key player in the civil rights movement and she even occasionally represented Dr. Martin? Luther. King Junior. Constance was constantly in danger when she was working in the south racists threatened her life and the lives of other prominent figures in the black community constance was barred from staying in hotels. So she had to stay with local activists, but even that didn't make her feel completely safe her friend Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar. Evers. was murdered his own driveway. So in nineteen, sixty, five constance left her work in the south and moved back to New York City. Shortly thereafter, she became the first black woman to serve in the New York State Senate. She was also elected president of the borough of Manhattan which made her the first woman in that role. During her time as a politician constance focused on raising up under served communities in the city like Harlem and East Harlem in nineteen sixty, six president Lyndon Johnson appointed constance to the US. District Court in the southern district of New York, a group of southern senators fought to block her nomination but they were unsuccessful constance was confirmed and became the first black woman to serve as a federal judge she would go on to become chief judge of the court, in nineteen, eighty two and a senior judge in nineteen, eighty six. Constance continue to bolster civil rights with her decisions as a judge ruling in favor of low income folks, prisoners, and women. Constants received honorary degrees for many universities including Yale Princeton and Brown in nineteen ninety three she was inducted into the national. Women's hall of fame. She received the presidential citizens medal and the NWEA. Highest honor the Spring Medal. Constance Baker Motley passed away in new. York on September twenty eighth two, thousand five. Per Legacy lives on and the countless people she inspired. All month were talking about politicians for more on why we're doing what we're doing. 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