37: Demons and Demon Cats

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Helpful Links:

https://historycollection.co/disturbing-historical-demons-you-wouldnt-ever-want-to-run-into/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/19/master-margarita-bulgakov-satire-russia


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Music: "Silver Flame" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 36: Black and Bleu

Thank you for listening to Bluestocking, the podcast for people who love to learn, but don’t always have time to study. This episode, I was inspired by a series of stories covering art history in seven colors, and reminded of a book from one of my favorite authors, Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore.


Helpful Links:

https://www.kellygrovier.com/ - poet and art critic Kelly Grovier. Check out his art history series for the BBC.

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180312-the-racist-message-hidden-in-a-masterpiece - Kelly Grovier’s take on black.

https://www.chrismoore.com/books/sacre-bleu/ - Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore. Follow the link on this page to read the first two chapters.


Music for this episode:
"Inner Light" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 35: Victorians and their Dangerous Libraries

Greetings, and welcome to Bluestocking, the podcast for people who love to learn, but don’t always have time to study. Today we’re delving into the fascinating world of Victorian libraries.

 

Helpful Links:

Reading Rooms Designed for Women: https://daily.jstor.org/the-reading-rooms-designed-to-protect-women-from-library-loafers/

Gender and Public Space in Victorian America: https://www.jstor.org/stable/1215236?mag=the-reading-rooms-designed-to-protect-women-from-library-loafers

The Dangers Facing Victorian Librarians: https://daily.jstor.org/being-librarian-dangerous/

More information beyond the short article can be found here: https://www.jstor.org/stable/25542241?mag=being-librarian-dangerous&seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

Some Books Can Kill: https://daily.jstor.org/some-books-can-kill/

Documentary covering deadly everyday items of the Victorian age: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nqq_nFkRcs

Dr. Suzannah Lipscombe: http://suzannahlipscomb.com/

The Dollop Episode about Hat Pins and Mashers: https://thedollop.libsyn.com/213-mashers-and-hatpins

Episode 33: The Strangers' Case

Thank you so much for listening to Bluestocking! This episode is short and maybe not sweet, but certainly poignant. There are some links below if you’re interested in learning more about today’s topic or how you can help some ‘strangers’ through a group like the International Rescue Committee.

 

Helpful Links:

https://www.rescue-uk.org/article/what-strangers-case

https://qz.com/786163/the-banned-400-year-old-shakespearean-speech-being-used-for-refugee-rights-today/  - The full text of the speech can be read here, and there are also two videos not linked here: One of Ian McKellan performing it, and another featuring Harriet Walter.

https://www.rescue-uk.org/video/strangers-case-shakespeares-rallying-cry-humanity - Filmed at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2018.

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/research/currentprojects/multiculturalshakespeare/news/?newsItem=8a17841a6411e8b401642243e1b859b6 - a different take, turning it into a local pub scene, also filmed in 2018.

 

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Music: "String Impromptu Number 1" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 32: Wedlock

Thank you for listening to Bluestocking, the podcast for people who love to learn, but don’t always have time to study.

 

Helpful Links:

 

Wendy Moore, Author: http://www.wendymoore.org/

 

Music: "Peace of Mind" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 31: Mary, Mary

Greetings, and welcome to Bluestocking! This episode delves into the joint biography, Romantic Outlaws by Charlotte Gordon, about Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.

 

Helpful Links:

http://charlottegordonbooks.com/

http://time.com/5133735/wollstonecraft-grave-mary-shelley-frankenstein/

 

Music: "Relaxing Piano Music" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Psssst... Bluestocking is One Year Old today! Whoohoo! 

 

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Episode 30: Frankenstein

Helpful Links:

 

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180611-why-frankenstein-is-the-story-that-defined-our-fears

 

Edison Silent Movie, Frankenstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-fM9meqfQ4

 

Listen to The Year Without a Summer, about the events that helped inspire Mary Shelley to create Frankenstein: https://www.imaginaryworldspodcast.org/the-year-without-a-summer-1.html

 

Or, if you prefer a transcript, from The Allusionist, which is how I first came across the story two years ago: https://www.theallusionist.org/transcripts/frankenstein

 

ASU The Frankenstein Bicentennial Project: https://frankenstein.asu.edu/

 

National Theatre LIVE Screenings of the 2011 production featuring Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch switching roles: http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlin4-frankenstein

 

Music: "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 27: History Crushes

Head’s Up: this episode contains strong language.

 

Helpful (and fun!) links:

 

Samuel Pepys’ Diary: https://www.pepysdiary.com

 

F Yeah History Crushes: http://fuckyeahhistorycrushes.tumblr.com/

 

Questions, Comments, or Suggestions? Shoot me an email: bluestockingpod@gmail.com.

 

Music Credit: "Perspectives" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 26: Sorosis of the Ladies

Helpful Links:

 

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/delmonicos-womens-lunch

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/06/charles-dickens-and-the-women-who-made-him

 

Music from Kevin MacLeod: Garden Music Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 25: Uncomfortable Truths

Helpful Links Concerning Uncomfortable Truths...

 

About PT Barnum: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-pt-barnum-greatest-humbug-them-all-180967634/

 

About Mark Twain: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/11/28/mark-twains-disturbing-passion-for-collecting-young-girls/

 

Questions, comments, or suggestions? Email bluestockingpod@gmail.com.

 

Today’s Music: "Wisps of Whorls" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 24: Fixing Shakespeare with The Rude Mechs

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I highly recommend Fixing Troilus and Cressida performed by The Rude Mechs in Austin, Texas if you’re able to make it. If you’re far away, you can still read the script and check out the awesome work this creative group is making: www.rudemechs.com

 

Meet Kirk Lynn, the playwright: http://www.kirkkirkkirk.com/

 

And Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw, the director: http://www.alexandrabassiakoushaw.com/

 

As always, if you have questions, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you: bluestockingpod@gmail.com

 

Music: "Peace of Mind" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 23: Eponymous

Thank you for listening!

 

Helpful Links:

 

https://www.dailywritingtips.com/30-words-inspired-by-29-people-and-an-elephant/

 

https://www.vocabulary.com

 

Music:

"Relaxing Piano Music" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Questions, comments, or ideas for a topic you’d like to see covered? Email bluestockingpod@gmail.com.

Episode 22: Amo Ammo. A Dystopic Vision, Part I.

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Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod:

"Silver Flame" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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"Dreams Become Real" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 21: Barbara Newhall Follett

Helpful Links:

 

14 debut books by women to add to your TBR list: https://www.bustle.com/p/14-debut-books-by-women-coming-out-in-2018-that-you-need-in-your-tbr-pile-7649023

 

Laura Smith’s Writings: https://lauraelainesmith.com/writing/

 

The Conundrum of Writing About the Dead by Laura Smith: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/07/16/the-last-word-2/

 

The article which started it all: https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/celebrity/vanishing-act

 

The Art of Vanishing by Laura Smith: http://amzn.to/2sLWqkI

 

Thank you so very much for listening. Please be kind enough to rate, review, and subscribe to help spread the word. Questions, comments, and suggestions can be emailed to bluestockingpod@gmail.com.

 

Apologies, but by cat, Begemot, makes a very vocal (albeit brief) appearance around twenty two minutes in! Apparently, he had a lot of opinions on the topic!

 

Music: "Music for Manatees" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 20: Sweet Sweet Sleep

Greetings, and welcome to Bluestocking, the podcast for people who love to learn, but don’t always have time to study.

 

Questions, Comments, or Suggestions? Email bluestockingpod@gmail.com

 

Helpful Links:

 

Why Do We Sleep Under Blankets, Even on the Hottest Nights? https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/blankets-summer-hot

 

The Once Common Practice of Communal Sleeping: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/communal-sleeping-history-sharing-bed

 

The Original ‘Nightmare’ Was a Demon That Sat on Your Chest and Suffocated You: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/original-nightmare-demon-suffocation-night-terror

 

22 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Sleep:

https://www.dreams.co.uk/sleep-matters-club/25-facts-about-sleep/

 

Music: "Dewdrop Fantasy" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 19: Murder and the OED

Greetings, and welcome to Bluestocking!

Helpful Links: http://mentalfloss.com/article/504609/murderer-who-helped-make-oxford-english-dictionary

https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2016/03/08/women-and-the-oed/

The Professor and the Madman: http://amzn.to/2DnHYAk

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Music Credits:

“String Impromptu Number 1" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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"Relent" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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