Episode 15: Te Puea Hērangi Part One

On this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the epic life of Te Puea Hērangi, key leader of the Kīngitanga movement in New Zealand. She was an icon among the Tainui iwi, and dedicated her life to advancing the wellbeing of her people. We're thrilled to be discussing a woman from our very … Continue reading Episode 15: Te Puea Hērangi Part One

Episode 14: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Part Two

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts return to the delightful life and times of literary prodigy, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Only a week out from the 327th anniversary of her passing, we dive deeper into the career of this proto-feminist icon. What happened inside the convent? Why did the Archbishop … Continue reading Episode 14: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Part Two

Episode 13: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Part One

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the child prodigy and literary genius, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Juana's unapologetic intelligence, queer identity, and literary talent make her an unforgettable feminist icon. Her eventful life is simply too much for one episode, so tune in next time for Part Two! Listen … Continue reading Episode 13: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Part One

Episode 12 – Zelda Fitzgerald: More than Gatsby’s Daisy

Content Warning: This episode of Great Woman Theory contains mentions of suicide, electroshock therapy, and domestic abuse. In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the outrageous and stereotype-shattering life of Zelda Fitzgerald, writer, dancer, and socialite. She may have been the inspiration for F Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel The Great Gatsby, but … Continue reading Episode 12 – Zelda Fitzgerald: More than Gatsby’s Daisy

Episode 11 – Rose Marie McCoy: Songwriter to the Stars

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss Rose Marie McCoy, the prolific song writer behind some of the greatest hits of the 50's & 60's. She stepped into the brutal world of songwriting, carved out her own space, and made herself one of the most sought after talents in Blues and Rock … Continue reading Episode 11 – Rose Marie McCoy: Songwriter to the Stars

Episode 10 – Bessie Coleman: “Brave Bessie”

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the exploits of Bessie Coleman, the first black woman and Native American to ever hold a pilot's license. She travelled the world encouraging women and African Americans to learn to fly, all while performing death-defying stunts and advocating for gender and racial equality. If you've … Continue reading Episode 10 – Bessie Coleman: “Brave Bessie”

Episode 9 – Hedy Lamarr: Mother of WiFi

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the life of Hedy Lamarr: actor, renowned beauty and genius inventor. Although often dismissed as nothing more than pretty face during her lifetime, Hedy contributed to many of the tech revolutions that facilitate our day to day lives. We discuss male gatekeeping, female determination, and … Continue reading Episode 9 – Hedy Lamarr: Mother of WiFi

Episode 8 – Gladys Bentley: Gender Outlaw

As part of She’s Right’s participation in 16 days of activism to end violence against women, each piece will be dedicated to a woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This podcast is dedicated to Kerrice Lewis, killed by a man on 28th December 2017, at the age of 23. In this … Continue reading Episode 8 – Gladys Bentley: Gender Outlaw

Episode 7 – Lyda Conley: Lawyer, Activist, Guardian

In honour of International Rural Women's Day, this episode of Great Woman Theory discusses the life of Lyda Conley, member of the Wyandot Nation, lawyer, activist, and guardian of indigenous land rights. Lyda's fight to protect the Wyandot National Burial Ground from development ultimately led her to make history as the first Native American woman … Continue reading Episode 7 – Lyda Conley: Lawyer, Activist, Guardian

Episode 6 – Rosalind Franklin: The Undiscovered Discoverer of DNA

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts and special guest Amy Bradshaw discuss the life and work of Rosalind Franklin, gifted chemist and researcher behind one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th Century, the structure of DNA. Following what would have been her 100th birthday, we celebrate her life and work, … Continue reading Episode 6 – Rosalind Franklin: The Undiscovered Discoverer of DNA