Nevertheless She Existed

Nevertheless She Existed

By Caveat
This is the radical feminist history party you've been waiting for. Recorded at Caveat in NYC, each episode of Nevertheless She Existed brings the story of an erased woman from history from our LES speakeasy right to your earbuds. You'll hear tales of gay nuns burned as witches, queens of NYC theives, mothers, warriors, and poets. The fabulous, funny, and fierce comedian Molly Gaebe serves as our host and voice as we travel down the rabbit hole of women's history. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll definitely say "f*ck yeah" because Nevertheless, She Existed.
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Whores, Sluts, and She-Devils: Margo St. James
Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics. The one and only Solange Azor celebrate the life of sex worker and activist Margo St. James.  Solange Azor is a Brooklyn based comedian and writer. You can also find her supporting births as a birth and abortion doula! Follow her @solangenaz on instagram and twitter.
21:03
February 25, 2020
Whores, Sluts, and She-Devils: Josephine Baker
The Thing that Changes History. Miss Junior Mint gives us the whole story of one of the greats- Josephine Baker. Junior Mint is a black, Trans-femme producer and host of the weekly trans & PoC Centric variety show “In Living Color!” Follow @inlivingcolorbk and @juniormintt
30:24
February 18, 2020
Whores, Sluts, and She-Devils: Empress Theodora
Anna Cain Bianco introduces us to Theodora, sex worker, actor, and Empress of Byzantium Anna Cain Bianco is a NYC based comedian and museum consultant. You can catch her at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, doing standup around the city, or on Twitter @annacainbianco.
22:56
February 11, 2020
Whores, Sluts, and She-Devils: Phryne
Kaytlin Bailey raises a glass of red wine to the baddest sex worker of yore- Phryne  Kaytlin Bailey is the host of The Oldest Profession Podcast and is the Director of Communications for Decriminalize Sex Work. @kaytlinbailey
25:36
February 4, 2020
Taking Up Space: Nathalie Cabrol
Yasmin Tayag of One Zero clues us in- if alien life is out there, a lady just might be the one to find it.  Yasmin Tayag is the senior science editor at OneZero, formerly the senior science editor at Inverse. Before that, she did unspeakable things with sea squirts in a genetics lab at NYU. You can follow her at @yeahyeahyasmin for more weird science content. 
24:52
January 28, 2020
Taking Up Space: Jerrie Cobb
Science Friday’s Elah Feder shares the story of Jerrie Cobb, and it’s literally and figuratively out of this world. Elah Feder is a development producer. She has a masters from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. She co-hosted and produced the Undiscovered podcast at Science Friday where she is the resident Canadian. You can follow her @elahfeder
28:08
January 21, 2020
Taking Up Space: Hisako Koyama
Maya Deshmukh delivers one hell of a celestial celebration of Hisako Koyama Maya is an actor and comedian in NYC. She can be seen performing as ""Brown Rice"" with her satirical fake K-pop girl group: AzN POP, as well as co-hosting a monthly ""fashion-comedy"" show called 'Fashion Puhleeze', where comedians break down trends very far from a red carpet.  Maya has been featured on Betches, Nick Mom, Funny or Die, and can be seen on season 2 of HBO's High Maintenance. She also works part-time as a general dentist (not a joke). @mayadesh
22:39
January 14, 2020
Taking Up Space: Caroline Hershel
Moiya McTier tells us the tale of four feet of feminism, the singer, and early astronomer Caroline Hershel Moiya McTier grew up in a log cabin without running water and now she's an astrophysicist studying planets outside of our solar system. Along the way, Moiya became the first person to graduate with degrees in both astrophysics and folklore from Harvard University, she wrote a science fiction novel, and she found a passion for science communication. When she’s not thinking about the universe, Moiya spends her time reading fantasy books and cuddling with her cat, Kosmo. You can follow her @goastromo- heads up her twitter is a lot of badass space content.
25:09
January 7, 2020
Women in Horror: Blaxpoitation with Miss Junior Mint
It's our first guest! Our queen Junior Mint joins us in studio for an education on Blaxpoitation. Junior Mint is a black, Trans-femme producer and host of the weekly trans & PoC Centric variety show “In Living Color!” Follow @inlivingcolorbk and @juniormintt 
36:16
December 24, 2019
Women in Horror: Millicent Patrick
Actual witch and our favorite woman of darkness Anna Cain Bianco shares the story of Millicent Patrick- creator of the Creature of the Black Lagoon. Anna Cain Bianco is a NYC based comedian and museum consultant. You can catch her at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, doing standup around the city, or on Twitter @annacainbianco.
23:43
December 17, 2019
Women in Horror: Alice Guy-Blache
Our resident harlot of horror, Sarah Hartshorne, celebrates the first filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache Sarah Hartshorne is best known as the plus-size contestant on Cycle 9 of America’s Next Top Model and was voted Least Annoying Contestant of her cycle by the now defunct annoying or not.com. After the show, she modeled all over the world for clients like Glamour, Vogue, Skechers and more. Since “retiring” from modeling she’s performed standup all over NYC and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was part of the Vagical Mystery Tour with Abortion Access Front, where she is currently a writer. You can see her on Netflix’s ‘Explained’ and HBO’s ‘Vice’ on consent. You can follow her @sarahhartshorne
30:03
December 10, 2019
Women in Horror: Mary Shelley
The Women of Herstory of the Rocks raise a glass to Mary Shelley
40:13
December 3, 2019
Wild West: Angela Jimenez
Ana Maria Jamolca celebrates the Soldaderas of the Mexican Civil War and reminds us to break the damn rules.
29:35
November 26, 2019
Wild West: Shaaw Tlaa
If a woman can survive the Yukon Gold Rush, 1800s Seattle, and a marriage to a man named Lying George, you know she's a bad bitch. Check out the story of Shaaw Tlaa as told by Tallie Medel. Tallie Medel is an actor, comedian and dancer based in New York City. She’s appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City. Tallie is one-third of COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM. **Reuploaded to fix audio glitch!
33:05
November 21, 2019
Wild West: Changunak Antisarlook Andrewuk
When life hands you lemons, make a herd of reindeer. Regan de Loggans celebrates Changunak Antisarlook Andrewuk. https://www.inupiatgov.com/ https://www.thearcticinstitute.org/climate-change-womens-issues-inuit-culture/ https://indigenouskinshipcollective.com/ https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/30-makers-mentors-interview-with-regan-loggans/id1071726419?i=1000392675841 https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples.html
30:01
November 12, 2019
Wild West: Charley Parkhurst
Nikki Palumbo raises a glass of whiskey to the one-eyed stagecoach driving hero we didn't know we needed- Charley Parkhurst.
28:03
November 5, 2019
Deep in Delaware: A Molly Gaebe Travelogue
In this bonus episode, the fearless explorer Molly Gaebe shares the story of her travels through a dark and tumultuous terrain- her early 20s.
06:38
October 23, 2019
Explorers: Valentia Tereshkova
Evelina Chumashkaeva raises a very large glass of vodka to Valentina Tereshkova- the first lady is space.
27:42
October 15, 2019
Explorers: Mary Kingsley
Anna Cain Bianco shares the story of Mary Kingsley- explorer, author, and unsinkable woman. Also there's a fish named after her.
16:51
October 8, 2019
Explorers: Ynes Mexia
Tallie Medel celebrates our feminist grandma and world-traveling botanist Ynes Mexia.
20:21
October 1, 2019
Bonus Episode: Molly Goes Undercover
We're finishing our series on women in broadcasting. To celebrate, and to get ready for the series on women explorers, please enjoy this special episode where Molly recounts her own adventure undercover.
04:46
September 26, 2019
Feminist Ripple Effect: Na Hye-Sok with Alex Laughlin
Na Hye-Sok travelled the world, painted masterpieces, kicked off a cultural revolution in Korea, and still found time to be a woman. Alex Laughlin shares her story.
17:29
September 18, 2019
Ladies On The Trail: Tabitha Moffat Brown
Saddle Up folks! In this bonus episode Kylie celebrates one of the toughest bitches on the Oregon Trail. There will be rivers to ford, horses to ride, and a healthy dose of feminism so gird yer loins. For more stories of women of the Wild West check out our live show Sept 19th at Caveat
05:22
September 17, 2019
Get this Bitch a Byline: Gerda Taro with Phoebe Leila Barghouty
Phoebe Leili Bargouhty celebrates the short and spectacular life of war photographer Gerda Taro.
20:31
September 10, 2019
Butch Queen of Hollywood - Dorothy Arzner with Cloe Shasha
The feminism, the groundbreaking cinema, the cheekbones! Cloe Shasha raises a glass to director Dorothy Arzner.
24:33
September 4, 2019
Bonus Episode - Ishtar
Badass goddesses? Prostitutes as Priestesses? Orgasms? We're celebrating the patriarchy's worst nightmare on this special bonus episode.
04:11
August 7, 2019
Modern Witch: Mary Steichen Calderon with Natalia Petrzela
Natalia Petrzela tells us about Mary Steichen Calderon, called witch, mistress of the Devil, prostitute of hell, and more for her pioneering work on sex education. Natalia Petrzela is a scholar, writer, teacher, and activist. As Associate Professor of History at The New School, she studies the politics and culture of the modern USA. Her first book, Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture (Oxford, 2015), explores the roots of the culture wars in American public schools.
19:53
July 31, 2019
Are Black Women Magic? Marie Laveau with Keisha Zollar
Keisha Zollar tell us about Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans! Spoiler alert! She doesn’t die at the end! Well, she does, of course, but this is the first witch in our series who enjoys a nice long happy life, and who is still revered to this day. Keisha Zollar is an actress-comedienne who is currently a Writing Supervisor on Busy Tonight. Previously, she was a staff writer on The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, and her comedy group Astronomy Club has a digital series with Comedy Central.
22:39
July 31, 2019
Big Gay Portal to Hell: Benedetta Carlini with Catherine Clune Taylor
On this episode, Catherine Clune-Taylor tells us about Benedetta Carlini - a Catholic mystic and lesbian nun. We know, we know, the movie’s already being made, RELAX. Benedetta’s story is a reminder though that the history of witches...is gay as hell, and that women who demonstrate any appetite for success are denigrated and attacked. Catherine Clune-Taylor is a writer, activist and feminist academic and is Assistant Professor of Feminist Science and Technology Studies at San Diego State University
26:10
July 31, 2019
Original Witch: Matteuccia de Francesco with Anna Cain Bianco
Kicking off the Witches Get Stuff Done Series, Anna Cain Bianco tells us about Matteuccia de Francesco, the subject of one of the earliest witch trials in Europe. Anna Cain Bianco is a NYC based comedian and museum consultant. You can catch her at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, doing standup around the city, or on Twitter @annacainbainco.
25:06
July 31, 2019
What is Nevertheless She Existed??
This is the radical feminist history party you've been waiting for. Recorded at Caveat in NYC, each episode brings the story of an erased woman from history from our LES speakeasy right to your earbuds. You'll hear tales of a gay nuns burned as witches, queens of NYC theives, mothers, warriors, and poets. The fabulous, funny, and fierce comedian Molly Gaebe serves as our host and voice as we travel down the rabbit hole of women's history.
05:15
July 28, 2019