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Babe Town

Babe Town

By Babe Town
Each week, Taylor and Reagan settle in for a glass of wine, a long distance phone call, and a chat about badass ladies throughout history. So pour some Cab and join the call.
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Episode 57: An Ode to Delilah
This week, the Babes chat about teenage spy Zinaida Portnova and architect Norma Merrick Sklarek.
58:21
September 2, 2021
Ep 56: Tall Voice, Small Person
This week, the Babes chat about naval commander Laskarina Bouboulina Pinotsi and cartoonist Jackie Ormes.
49:34
August 5, 2021
Ep 55: Raining Rainbows
This week, the Babes chat about model-turned-spy Toto Koopman and billiards champion Masako Katsura.
58:28
July 8, 2021
Ep 54: Weird Aggressive Love Letter
This week, the Babes chat about marine audiologist Marie Fish and conservationist Margaret "Mardy" Murie.
48:39
May 31, 2021
Episode 53: World's Best Cup of Coffee
This week, the Babes chat about educator/angel/hero/activist Mary McLeod Bethune and tank driver Mariya Oktyabrskaya.
01:01:08
May 19, 2021
Episode 52: Spy-iest Spy
This week, the Babes cover actress Anna May Wong and espionage hero Virginia Hall.
01:14:28
April 27, 2021
Ep 51: Sponsored by Christina
This week, the Babes chat about ancient swimmer Hydna of Scione and tattoo artist Whang-od.
51:06
March 30, 2021
Episode 50: Recover Alaska Team Up
For their 50th episode, the Babes team up with Recover Alaska (recoveralaska.org) to discuss recovery advocate Marty Mann and first lady Betty Ford. 
58:16
March 22, 2021
Episode 49: Superhero-esque
This week the Babes chat about filmmaker Maria P. Williams and athlete Wilma Rudolph (plus a couple of geography lessons).
48:13
March 4, 2021
Episode 48: Humongous Addendum
This week, the Babes cover aviator Pancho Barnes and "The Lost Diva" Joyce Bryant.  Stick around till the end of the episode for an amazing update.
01:10:17
February 8, 2021
Episode 47: S'great
This week, the Babes cover botanist and photographer Anna Atkins, and "Terminator of Child Marriages" Chief Theresa Kachindamoto. If you would like to skip ahead at the content warning, feel free to jump to 36:10.
55:43
January 27, 2021
Episode 46: 39 Women
This week, the Babes cover spies Nancy Wake and Didi and Jacqueline Nearne.
01:01:21
January 4, 2021
Episode 45: The Collective Dank
This week, the Babes chat about Colombian rebel Policarpa Salavarrieta and musher Libby Riddles.
49:48
December 14, 2020
Our Breaktime Story
A brief explanation on why the Babes went suddenly dark for a month.  Trigger warning: if you've had bed bugs, this might bring up some memories.
46:10
December 1, 2020
Episode 44: Deeply Lovely
We're back (for real this time!) This week, the Babes chat about soup kitchen queen Veronica Maz and cemetery owner Ruth Coker Burks. If you're interested in donating to any of the charities talked about in this week's episode, follow these links: House of Ruth: https://houseofruth.org/donate-now/ So Others Might Eat (SOME): https://www.some.org/give/donate-now Martha's Table: https://marthastable.networkforgood.com/projects/95536-martha-s-table-martha-s-table-expanded-programs-covid-19
01:02:50
November 23, 2020
Episode 43: Too Many Miles
On this sporty episode, the Babes chat about diver Victoria Draves and marathon runner Kathrine Switzer.
01:09:32
September 15, 2020
Episode 42: Pictographs on the Wall
This week, the Babes talk about postal worker "Stagecoach" Mary Fields and sculptor Augusta Savage.
01:18:42
September 1, 2020
Episode 41: If You're Feeling Spicy
Welcome back! Fresh off a break, the Babes chat about cell biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini and activist Wilma Mankiller.
01:10:08
August 20, 2020
Episode 40: Legal Snags
This week the Babes chat about revolutionary and literal queen Lakshmibai, the Maharani of Jhansi and activist/drag queen/hero Marsha "Pay It No Mind" Johnson.  Plus, a little announcement.
01:08:40
July 2, 2020
Episode 39: Fanny Pack Full of Snakes
This week the Babes chat about Queen Amanirenas and optometrist Patricia Bath.
01:00:60
June 23, 2020
Episode 38: Month Math
This week, the Babes chat about LGBTQ+ activist Ruth Ellis and chemist Alma Hayden.
01:07:25
June 14, 2020
Episode 37: Talk About a Face Tattoo
This week, the Babes chat about legendary Vietnamese warrior Triệu Thị Trinh and comedian Moms Mabley.
01:02:57
June 4, 2020
Episode 36: A 2020 Cocktail
This week the Babes cover mountaineer Junko Tabei and karate master Linda Denley.
56:13
May 27, 2020
Episode 35: Playing Second Fiddle
This week the Babes chat about chef Edna Lewis and motorcycle jumper Debbie Lawler.
55:24
May 22, 2020
Episode 34: Gas Station Saltines
This week the Babes chat about investigative journalist Ida B. Wells and architect Zaha Hadid.
01:18:12
May 12, 2020
Episode 33: Super Old Ladies
This week the Babes cover mathematician Ada Lovelace and cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.
52:59
May 6, 2020
Episode 32: Moral Hazard
This week, the Babes chat about influential little sister Katharine Wright and parachutist Tiny Broadwick.
55:53
April 27, 2020
Episode 31: All Caps
This week, the Babes cover police officer Marie Owens and LGBTQ+ pioneers Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin.
53:39
April 15, 2020
Episode 30: Carrots 2020
Happy Dirty 30, Everyone!  This week, the Babes cover samurai Nakano Takeko and lawyer Charlotte E. Ray.
48:32
April 8, 2020
Episode 29: Surprise Tortellini
This week, the babes cover mountaineer Barbara Washburn and prodigy Hazel Scott.
55:40
April 2, 2020
Episode 28: New and Spicy
In this episode of Babe Town, the babes ease some anxiety with stories of prodigy Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and absolute hero Irena Sendler.
56:34
March 25, 2020
Episode 27: Mommary
This week the Babes giggle their way through the stories of fossilist Mary Anning and presidential candidate Victoria California Woodhull.
56:35
March 18, 2020
Episode 26: Worser and Worser
This week the Babes cover the Affair of the Poisons and Icelandic hero Sigridur Tomasdottir.
49:39
March 9, 2020
Episode 25: Never Not Heinous
This week, the Babes chat about playwright Lorraine Hansberry and conservation hero Wangari Maathai.
54:04
March 2, 2020
Episode 24: Everybody Gets a Leopard
This week, Reagan and Taylor cover dancer/spy/activist Josephine Baker and inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown.
50:07
February 24, 2020
Episode 23: Jaw Pits
This week, Reagan and Taylor cover the stories of Olympian Alice Coachman and ultimate nurse Hazel Johnson-Brown.
58:25
February 17, 2020
Episode 22: Round Earth Garbage
This week, the Babes grab a long-distance cup of coffee and chat about businesswoman Madam C.J. Walker and NASA scientist Valerie Thomas.  Get cozy and pour yourself a mug.
47:35
February 10, 2020
Episode 21: A Fine Sunny Day
In the Season 2 premiere of Babe Town, the Babes pair the cinematic story of Lata Brandisova and sweet Norma with the inspirational tale of Sophie Scholl and The White Rose.  Buckle up.  The Babes are back.
57:44
February 3, 2020
A Quick Announcement
Taylor and Reagan have a brief announcement.
04:24
January 6, 2020
Episode 20: Kill Your Own Rattlesnakes
In this festive episode, the Babes chat about tattoo queen Maud Wagner and swimmer extraordinaire Gertrude Ederle.
57:02
December 30, 2019
Episode 19: Shoop, There It Is
This week, the Babes chat about legendary Sadie The Goat and The Shark Lady, Dr. Eugiene Clark.  Grab your boxed wine and listen in.
01:00:33
December 23, 2019
Episode 18: Quad Smort
Looking for a pre-week hype?  Good news!  This week, the Babes chat about detective Kate Warne and journalist Ethel Payne.
57:51
December 16, 2019
Episode 17: BeeBoppin' Around
Keep those new-week blues at bay by joining the Babes.  This week, tune in to hear about Grace O'Malley, the Irish pirate queen and Suzanne Valadon, feminist painter.
01:04:54
December 9, 2019
Episode 16: Major General Perfect
Happy December!  Kick off the month with a Babe-chat about the Filipino Joan of Arc Teresa Magbanua and Grace Banker and The Hello Girls.
50:29
December 2, 2019
Episode 15: One Dollar Burgers
Wind up for the week with the Babes!  This week, they cover Hawaiian legend, Kaʻahumanu and environmental justice warrior Annie Aghnaqa (Akeya) Alowa.  
59:32
November 25, 2019
Episode 14: Vindictive Toddlers
Join the Babes for a chat about warrior Buffalo Calf Road Woman (Muts-i-mi-u-na) and activtist/author/musician Zitkála-ša.
01:04:13
November 18, 2019
Episode 13: The Most Casual
Kick off your week with a chat about scientist extraordinaire Mary Golda Ross and public health educator Annie Dodge Wauneka.  
01:01:04
November 11, 2019
Episode 12: Be a Cool Mom
It was a long spooky week, everyone.  Relax and tune in to hear the Babes chat about rights advocate Elizabeth Peratrovich (born Kaaxgal.aat) and Prima Ballerina Maria Tallchief.  
01:02:50
November 4, 2019
Episode 11: Toe Clicking
Happy (basically) Halloween!  The Babes chat about the Fox Sisters' traveling seance and go on a tour through haunted Chicago.  Grab your favorite spooky drink and join in.
01:03:17
October 28, 2019
Episode 10: Not Just Pregnant Ladies
Happy Monday!  Need to fend off those new-week blues?  We've got you covered.  This week the Babes tell the stories of Alice Kyteler, the Kilkenny Witch and the bummer story of first lady Mary Todd Lincoln.  Settle in for some spooky babes.
57:05
October 21, 2019
Episode 9: House-Sized Doll
Start your week off right with some hype.  This week, the Babes chat about Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen of New Orleans and Alice Guy-Blache, the director you've never heard of.  Grab your drink (alcoholic or not) and join in.
01:13:20
October 14, 2019
Episode 8: Wild Adversity
It's time to bust out some October vibes.  Tune in to hear the Babes talk about the spooky story of grumpy Mary Webster and code-breaker Elizebeth Friedman.
01:11:12
October 7, 2019
Episode 7: Sweet Night Moves
Not quite ready to give up your weekend stoke?  Don't worry: the Babes will keep that hype going!  This week, we talk about hiker Grandma Emma Gatewood and the unbelievable stories of Marina Raskova and her Night Witches.  So grab that Claw and settle in.
01:10:01
September 30, 2019
Episode 6: Smoke Detectors
The Babes are here for a long time AND a good time!  This week, we hype up Annie-Get-Your-Gun Alexander and the incredible story of the Akashinga rangers.  Get ready for some Monday stoke, babes.
01:19:32
September 23, 2019
Episode 5: Jimothy
This week, the Babes hype up the apparently immortal Violet Jessop and the "Grandmother of Comedy" Mitzi Shore.
01:03:12
September 16, 2019
Episode 4: Thought of Thinking
It's been a long week, right?  Grab your favorite drink and join in as the Babes chat about feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft and activist Sarah Winnemucca.
01:02:13
September 9, 2019
Episode 3: Current Everything
On this episode, the Babes chat about ancient warrior Tomyris and the adorable, brave Kopp Sisters
01:06:04
September 2, 2019
Episode 2: Ambient Sounds
Taylor and Reagan dove deep into the stories of Bessie Coleman and Claudette Colvin this week. Despite some technical difficulties, good times were had by all.
01:01:57
August 26, 2019
Welcome to Babe Town
Welcome to Babe Town!  In this episode, the Babes talk about surgeon James Miranda Steuart Barry and astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gasposchkin.
53:57
August 19, 2019