Queens Podcast

Queens Podcast

By Katy Hearne-Church
Tune in to hear Katy and Nathan pair cocktails with amazing women of history. Queens discusses female rulers throughout history who handled their business and slayed.
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Juana of Castile, Part 2
We are wrapping up our Quarantine Queens series (because apparently this is just our lives now) and we thought we'd honor this series by ending it with a long time listener request. Juana of Castile aka Joanna of Castile (aka Juana la loca) (though we do NOT call her that). Join us for part 2! Full show notes on our website https://queenshistorypodcast.com/juana-of-castile-part-2/  Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:17:58
June 23, 2020
Juana of Castile
We are wrapping up our Quarantine Queens series (because apparently this is just our lives now) and we thought we'd honor this series by ending it with a long time listener request. Juana of Castile aka Joanna of Castile (aka Juana la loca) (though we do NOT call her that).  Join us for part 1, as we pair her early life with an interesting cucumber infused cocktail. Cheers!  Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:12:50
June 2, 2020
Joan of Navarre, Part 2
 This story has everything! Love, war and witchcraft! Join us as we wrap up the life of Joan of Navarre, queen of England.   Cheers! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:11:20
May 12, 2020
Joan of Navarre, part 1
As we continue our journey into women who lived in quarantine for a spell, we discuss the first part of the life of Joan of Navarre. We pair her with a vodka drink (that we have to assume is delicious but we could not get the  ingredients because coronavirus).  Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:05:14
April 28, 2020
Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia
To continue our journey into the lives of lesser known queens who suffered some sort of isolation, we bring you Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia. Sophie was daughter and sister to the tsars of Russia. She was the first woman to act as regent in 200 years, but not everything went according to plan.  We pair this episode with a drink called the Black Russian and it is just as strong as Sophia herself! Cheers!  Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:04:01
April 13, 2020
Ingeborg of Denmark (episode 53)
You think your isolation is rough, but Ingeborg of Denmark has you beat. Join us as we learn all about the most hard headed woman you've probably never heard of.  Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:11:36
March 31, 2020
Hortense Mancini Part 2
Hortense is on the run from crazy husband. Join us as we dish on the rest of this fabulous woman's life. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
41:29
March 1, 2020
Hortense Mancini part 1
Some call her family the Kardashians of the 17th century. We're not sure what to call her besides fabulous.  Today we're drinking a strawberry mimosa and getting to know Hortense Mancini! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
49:44
February 25, 2020
Nefertiti
Guys, it's our 50th episode! And we have a lot to cover as we sit down to discuss Nefertiti, ancient queen of Egypt. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:20:27
February 11, 2020
Isabeau of Bavaria (part 3)
Join us as we wrap up Isabeau of Bavaria! We're still rockin' dry January so no cocktail recipe today, but don't worry. Lots of drama! (How is her life not an HBO show?)  Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
48:18
January 27, 2020
Isabeau of Bavaria (part 2)
Welcome to the first episode of the year/decade! Join us as we continue to discuss the life of Isabeau of Bavaria the "evil" queen of France.  Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
39:58
January 6, 2020
Isabeau of Bavaria (part 1)
Isabeau of Bavaria has gone down in history as a villain, but at the beginning she was just the sweet daughter of a duke. Join us as we learn about the early years of this misunderstood medieval queen. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:03:08
December 23, 2019
Jane Seymour
Today we cover wife number three of Henry VIII, Jane Seymour. Was she as boring as everyone thinks or just like, really smart?  Today's cocktail is a new twist on the Old Fashion (because maybe Jane was a little old fashioned)! Enjoy! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:25:33
December 9, 2019
Marie Laveau
Marie Laveau was the famous New Orleans Voodoo queen, but she's probably not anything like you think! Join us as we drink a rum based cocktail (called... you guessed it! The voodoo queen) and get to know this mystical sometimes mythical woman! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:18:39
November 12, 2019
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Part 3
Queen of France. Queen of England. Prisoner. Regent. Queen mother twice. What didn't this woman do? Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:06:40
October 18, 2019
Eleanor of Aquitaine, part 2
Join us as we journey deeper into the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. In this episode we drink Bordeaux and discuss the next chapter in the life of the fascinating  Eleanor!   Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
56:00
September 23, 2019
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Part 1
Eleanor of Aquitaine was one tough chick who did what she wants. Tune in for our first episode in our Eleanor of Aquitaine series.  Heads up: don't make this cocktail if you have like anything else to do later that day. . Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:09:17
September 10, 2019
Elisabeth of Austria, part 2
Call her empress, call her queen or call her Sisi. Today we sip a simple vodka cocktail and discuss a not so simple woman! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:20:22
July 2, 2019
Elisabeth of Austria part 1
Join Katy and Nathan as we drink a vodka & strawberry drink and dive into the sad life of Elisabeth of Austria.  Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:22:12
June 10, 2019
Agrippina the Younger Part 3, Episode 39
Things get emotional as we drink vodka and wrap up the life of the formidable Agrippina the younger  Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:00:09
May 20, 2019
Agrippina the Younger Part 2, Episode 38
Today, we continue the saga of Agrippina the Younger. She may have a bad reputation, but this ancient maverick is taking care of business!  We sip on fruity mimosas and dive into ancient Rome! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:01:51
April 30, 2019
Agrippina the Younger Part 1, Episode 37
We're back to continue our Agrippina series. Now onto Agrippina Jr aka Agrippina the younger!  We sip a vodka sprtizer and dive right in! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
53:24
April 8, 2019
Agrippina the Elder part 2
Join us as we finish up the life of Agrippina the Elder! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
46:34
March 24, 2019
Agrippina the Elder part 1
Agrippina the Elder was a force not to be messed with. Join us as we have a red wine spritzer (which is delicious) and chat about the ancient world! . Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
44:08
March 16, 2019
Roxelana
Katy and Nathan sit down and has out the life of Roxelana, aka Hurrem Sultan, and drink a delightful beverage called the Middle Eastern Lemonade. Because if Roxy could do anything she could take lemons & make lemonade! Enjoy! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:00:00
February 25, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots Part 2
We wrap up the life of Mary Queen of Scots and y'all it's a doozy. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:48:55
January 29, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots, part 1. Episode 32
We are diving into the first part of the life of Mary Queen of Scots! She became queen of Scotland, queen of France a widow & a political pawn all before her 18th birthday! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
57:24
January 13, 2019
Freddie Mercury, episode 31
We're mixing it up a little bit and discussing Freddie Mercury, legendary frontman of the band Queen. We enjoy a fruity cocktail and gab about the fabulous Mr. Mercury.  We have also set up a Just Giving account. We are hoping to raise $200 for the Mercury Phoenix Trust! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Queens-Podcast     Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:33:40
November 12, 2018
Jacquetta of Luxembourg part 2, episode 30
Welcome back! Sit down & grab a drink as we go through the rest of the life and times of Jacquetta of Luxembourg. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
43:30
October 21, 2018
Jacquetta of Luxembourg part 1, episode 29
Jacquetta of Luxembourg did what she wanted. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:06:31
October 2, 2018
Isabella of Castile part 2, episode 28
Grab a drink as we finish up the life of Isabella of Castile. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:12:55
September 4, 2018
Isabella of Castile part 1, episode 27
These Castilians are drama! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:00:33
July 29, 2018
Side Hustle: Nell Gwyn
Harlot with a heart of gold. Mistress for the people. Nell Gwyn. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:07:10
July 9, 2018
Zenobia, Episode 25
Zenobia, the warrior queen of the ancient East! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
44:00
June 19, 2018
Olga of Kiev, Episode 24
Brutal bitch... who is also a saint! Join us for some Game of Thrones style madness Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
46:03
May 28, 2018
Anne Boleyn, Part 3 Episode 23
We finish up our 3 part Anne Boleyn series while sipping on Apple Cider Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:11:05
April 28, 2018
Anne Boleyn Part 2, Episode 22
Anne Boleyn has finally met her prince. They live happily ever after, right? Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
54:14
April 16, 2018
Anne Boleyn, Part 1, Episode 21
We pair a cocktail called the HomeWrecker & dive into Anne Boleyn. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
57:03
March 26, 2018
Isabella of France, Part 2, episode 20
Isabella of France , the husband slaying she-wolf of the middle ages Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
55:22
March 5, 2018
Isabella of France, Part 1, episode 19
We pair a spicy cocktail and dish on the first half of Isabella of France's life Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:03:27
February 19, 2018
Side Hustle: Diane De Poitiers, episode 18
Today we take a deep dive into the life of Diane de Poitiers, the controversial mistress of Henry II of France. The first in the new mistress series called Side Hustle. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:12:56
February 5, 2018
Alexandra Feodorovna, episode 17
Alexandra Feodorvna, last Tsarina of Russia. We wish it was a happier story.  Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:18:14
January 16, 2018
Empress Theodora, Episode 16
Empress Theodora of the Byzantine Empire was a force to be reckoned with. Endlessly fascinating. So, pour yourself a sangria and listen as we dive into her story! Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:03:57
December 11, 2017
Matilda of Flanders, Episode 15
Wife of the conqueror, but so much more. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
50:05
November 19, 2017
Elizabeth Bathory, Episode 14
It's our Halloween episode. Elizabeth Bathory: The Blood Countess! But was she?  Nathan and Katy pair a vampire inspired drink as we gab about the most infamous serial killer possibly ever.       Oh and here's some Halloween pics of the queens this year ;)  Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
48:53
October 31, 2017
Marie Antoinette
On this episode we tackle the controversial last queen of France, Marie Antoinette. We pair her with a cake batter cocktail (Pictured below)  and dish all about her crazy life.  Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:26:19
October 17, 2017
Olympias, Queen of Macedonia Episode 12
Tune in as Katy and Nathan drink our least favorite cocktail so far and discuss one ruthless woman, Olympias queen of Macedonia (aka, Alexander the Great's mom)    Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
42:04
October 2, 2017
Bad and Boujee: Caterina Sforza
Never heard of Caterina Sforza before? well, hold onto your hats ladies & gents because this tigress is FIERCE.    Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
54:18
September 18, 2017
Recap and Q & A!
We celebrate our first 10 episodes with a quick recap of each queen as well as some listener questions! While drinking wine, of course!    Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
49:03
September 4, 2017
Elizabeth Woodville Episode 10
Katy and Nathan search the earth for Malmsey wine, sip & discuss the scandalous Elizabeth Woodville- aka Liza with a W!    Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:14:32
August 15, 2017
Empress Wu Episode 9
Katy and Nathan drink a Chinese inspired cocktail called the Lotus Flower and dish about the #Wuthless Wu Zetian. Joined by our friend Natalie we try to uncover this complicated historical figure. Baby murdering bitch or badass ruler?   Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:08:05
July 17, 2017
Bad and Boujee: Madame de Pompadour
Nathan & Katy drink champagne and celebrate the life of Jean Fish.. er... we mean Madame de Pompadour! . Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
58:16
June 11, 2017
Catherine of Aragon Part 2 Episode 7
Queen, Regent, Mother, Martyr. Come on this journey with us as we dig deep into the second half of the life of Catherine of Aragon. We mix a delicious pomegranate cocktail with this amazing woman & sing 1 too many show tunes. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:09:00
May 22, 2017
Catherine of Aragon Episode 6
Today we pair a pomegranate based cocktail with a fascinating princess turned Queen, Catherine of Aragon.  Also, did they or didn't they!?   Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
56:21
May 7, 2017
Episode 5 Boudica
On this episode we drink ale & talk about the OTHER Queen-B. Boudica! The woman scorned who almost took down the Roman army. . Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
37:20
April 24, 2017
Catherine de'Medici
Today we drink a macaroon cocktail and discuss Catherine de' Medici! Join us as we go through the complicated and long life of Cathy dM & ask the hard hitting questions like ...what is the Holy Roman Emperor? Is it just a state of mind?      Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
1:03:51
April 9, 2017
Bad and Boujee: Lucrezia Borgia
Today in our first bad and boujee episode we drink a poison cocktail and discuss Lucrezia Borgia. Was she the murderous, incestious femme fatale that history has written her off to be? Or was she  just a pawn used by the men in her life?   Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
32:06
March 26, 2017
Episode 2 Cleopatra
Today we drink wine & discuss Cleopatra VII of Egypt and all her general awesomeness. Also, Nathan asks the age old question-- did they have bedazzlers in Ancient Egypt?   Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
55:14
March 20, 2017
Episode 1 The Lady Jane Grey
Today in our maiden voyage we pair a Greyhound cocktail with the tragic story of The Lady Jane Grey. Intro music by J Sparks Featuring Beyond Belief.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Licensed under creative commons by Attribution license 4.0 International
47:26
March 5, 2017
What Are We All About
Hi, We're Katy & Nathan & we are here to gab all about the badass women rulers in history. This is our intro. Do we still need practice in editing? Yes. But do you get the jist?    Stay tuned for more! 
02:26
March 5, 2017