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Encyclopedia Womannica

Wonder Media Network

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Encyclopedia Womannica

Encyclopedia Womannica

Wonder Media Network

235
Followers
1.8K
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Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.

Latest Episodes

Say Their Names & Mary McLeod Bethune

We are pressing pause on our previously scheduled programming. We were planning to continue featuring women from season 1 from throughout time and around the world this week. Instead, we are going to focus in on the stories of African American women who changed the course of history. Today, we talk about Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955), a pioneering American educator and education activist, civil rights activist, stateswoman, philanthropist, writer and humanitarian.

12 MIN21 h ago
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Say Their Names & Mary McLeod Bethune

Taking Action & Maya Angelou

We are pressing pause on our regularly scheduled programming. We were planning to continue featuring women from season 1 from throughout time and around the world. Instead, we are going to focus in and amplify the stories of African American women who changed the course of history. Today, we talk about Maya Angelou (1928-2014), American poet, singer, memoirist, and Civil Rights activist.

10 MIN1 d ago
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Taking Action & Maya Angelou

Best of Season 1: Mariama Ba

Mariama Ba (1929-1981) one of the most important African authors of the 20th century. She carved out her own meaning of women’s rights and empowerment, caught between tradition and modernity.

7 MIN2 d ago
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Best of Season 1: Mariama Ba

Bonus: Amy Errett, CEO of Madison Reed

The Encyclopedia Womannica team spoke to the founder and CEO of Madison Reed, Amy Errett, about how she helps inspire young girls to dream big. Special thanks to Madison Reed for sponsoring this bonus episode of Encyclopedia Womannica. For affordable, at-home hair color, visit Madison-Reed.com and use the code Womannica at checkout.

4 MIN4 d ago
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Bonus: Amy Errett, CEO of Madison Reed

Mavericks & Legends: Madam CJ Walker

Madam CJ Walker (1867-1919) was a legendary entrepreneur. Hers is a real rags to riches story. Thanks to sales of her hair products, she may have been the first Black woman to be a millionaire in the U.S.

6 MIN5 d ago
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Mavericks & Legends: Madam CJ Walker

Mavericks & Legends: Iva Toguri

Iva Toguri (1916-2006), a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose," was a Japanese-American broadcaster who was jailed as a traitor against the United States, before eventually being lauded as a hero.

7 MIN6 d ago
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Mavericks & Legends: Iva Toguri

Mavericks & Legends: Efunroye Tinubu

Efunroye Tinubu (c. 1805-1887) was a Nigerian businesswoman and kingmaker who amassed enormous economic power throughout Western Africa.

8 MIN1 w ago
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Mavericks & Legends: Efunroye Tinubu

Mavericks & Legends: Hannah Senesh

Hannah Senesh (1921-1944) was a legendary poet and national hero who parachuted into enemy territory during WWII to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. Though captured and killed by the Nazis, she remains a symbol of idealism and self-sacrifice.

5 MIN1 w ago
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Mavericks & Legends: Hannah Senesh

Mavericks & Legends: Gracia Mendes Nasi

Gracia Mendes Nasi (1510-1569) was one of the wealthiest women in Renaissance Europe. Born amid the violence of the Spanish Inquisition, she used her immense fortune to fight for her people, keeping her Jewish culture alive.

8 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mavericks & Legends: Gracia Mendes Nasi

Mavericks & Legends: Ulrike Meinhof

Ulrike Meinhof (1934-1976) is one of the most infamous female terrorists in history. Though she started her life as a well-known and respected journalist, she eventually left her cushy job and marriage to become a member of the far-left German terrorist group, The Red Army Faction. Perhaps better known as the Baader-Meinhof group, they were responsible for a slew of terrorist attacks in Germany during the early 1970s.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mavericks & Legends: Ulrike Meinhof

Latest Episodes

Say Their Names & Mary McLeod Bethune

We are pressing pause on our previously scheduled programming. We were planning to continue featuring women from season 1 from throughout time and around the world this week. Instead, we are going to focus in on the stories of African American women who changed the course of history. Today, we talk about Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955), a pioneering American educator and education activist, civil rights activist, stateswoman, philanthropist, writer and humanitarian.

12 MIN21 h ago
Comments
Say Their Names & Mary McLeod Bethune

Taking Action & Maya Angelou

We are pressing pause on our regularly scheduled programming. We were planning to continue featuring women from season 1 from throughout time and around the world. Instead, we are going to focus in and amplify the stories of African American women who changed the course of history. Today, we talk about Maya Angelou (1928-2014), American poet, singer, memoirist, and Civil Rights activist.

10 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Taking Action & Maya Angelou

Best of Season 1: Mariama Ba

Mariama Ba (1929-1981) one of the most important African authors of the 20th century. She carved out her own meaning of women’s rights and empowerment, caught between tradition and modernity.

7 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Best of Season 1: Mariama Ba

Bonus: Amy Errett, CEO of Madison Reed

The Encyclopedia Womannica team spoke to the founder and CEO of Madison Reed, Amy Errett, about how she helps inspire young girls to dream big. Special thanks to Madison Reed for sponsoring this bonus episode of Encyclopedia Womannica. For affordable, at-home hair color, visit Madison-Reed.com and use the code Womannica at checkout.

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Bonus: Amy Errett, CEO of Madison Reed

Mavericks & Legends: Madam CJ Walker

Madam CJ Walker (1867-1919) was a legendary entrepreneur. Hers is a real rags to riches story. Thanks to sales of her hair products, she may have been the first Black woman to be a millionaire in the U.S.

6 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Mavericks & Legends: Madam CJ Walker

Mavericks & Legends: Iva Toguri

Iva Toguri (1916-2006), a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose," was a Japanese-American broadcaster who was jailed as a traitor against the United States, before eventually being lauded as a hero.

7 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Mavericks & Legends: Iva Toguri

Mavericks & Legends: Efunroye Tinubu

Efunroye Tinubu (c. 1805-1887) was a Nigerian businesswoman and kingmaker who amassed enormous economic power throughout Western Africa.

8 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mavericks & Legends: Efunroye Tinubu

Mavericks & Legends: Hannah Senesh

Hannah Senesh (1921-1944) was a legendary poet and national hero who parachuted into enemy territory during WWII to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. Though captured and killed by the Nazis, she remains a symbol of idealism and self-sacrifice.

5 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mavericks & Legends: Hannah Senesh

Mavericks & Legends: Gracia Mendes Nasi

Gracia Mendes Nasi (1510-1569) was one of the wealthiest women in Renaissance Europe. Born amid the violence of the Spanish Inquisition, she used her immense fortune to fight for her people, keeping her Jewish culture alive.

8 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mavericks & Legends: Gracia Mendes Nasi

Mavericks & Legends: Ulrike Meinhof

Ulrike Meinhof (1934-1976) is one of the most infamous female terrorists in history. Though she started her life as a well-known and respected journalist, she eventually left her cushy job and marriage to become a member of the far-left German terrorist group, The Red Army Faction. Perhaps better known as the Baader-Meinhof group, they were responsible for a slew of terrorist attacks in Germany during the early 1970s.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mavericks & Legends: Ulrike Meinhof
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