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Susan Vollenweider

Susan Vollenweider is a columnist for the Kansas City Star, a freelance writer, co-host and one half of The History Chicks Podcast and website team.
Recent episodes featuring Susan Vollenweider
Joan of Arc
Episode of
The History Chicks
Joan of Arc, Jeannette, Jean, The Maid, La Pucelle, Hero, Heretic, Visionary, Lunatic…that’s a lot of names and titles for a teenage girl who is remembered for events from only a short period of her life.
Elizebeth Friedman
Episode of
The History Chicks
"America's first female cryptanalyst" only hints at the contributions of this codebreaking war hero.
Charlotte Brontë
Episode of
The History Chicks
Charlotte Brontë didn't let her circumstances and the discouragement of others stand in the way of her goal of becoming a published author; she got knocked down over and over before she was able to present the world with one of the most beloved heroines in literary history.
Live from PodX!
Episode of
The History Chicks
During the PodX Podcast Convention this month, we did a live show in which we explained the ways that the women of the past taught us valuable lessons about our craft... and about ourselves.
Lydia Pinkham 2019
Episode of
The History Chicks
Women's health is in the news this year - and historically speaking, women have always had to fight for proper care. Lydia Pinkham turned some herbs (and a wee bit of alcohol) into an empire, while advancing the progress of women's education about their own well-being.
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Kansas City, MO, USA
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1 week, 23 hours