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A new podcast about old ladies who were not, in fact, well behaved. Each week, Lauren will teach Hannah and B about a new revolutionary femme, so join them on their journey to knowledge.
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Ooooooh boy, Belle is on a rampage now! Our main character is luring in lonely men through the want ads, or old-timey "online dating" for the kids today. She advertised herself as a snack, a catch, hard to ignore. However, her motives were so so so much darker. Than anyone would have guessed. image credits: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/w/index.p…
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Today we start a WILD two-parter on what can essentially breakdown to "missed connections gone horribly wrong - for the men". Belle Guinness is our topic today, a serial killer of the female persuasion. Originally from Norway, Belle emigrated to the US and began "operating " in Chicago, falling in love with butchery, and then taking things too far.…
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It's time for a promotion!!! It's Judge RBG now. This week, we're covering Ruth's time as a judge, her dedication to the nation as a whole, and her nomination/confirmation to the US Supreme Court. Thats when began her journey from icon to absolute legend! Image credits: Wikipedia commons. Link: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stan_Polovet…
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THE Notorious R.B.G.!!!!! The legendary Supreme Court Justice is our topic today, one that we are extremely excited to dive into. This week we're starting at the very beginning, when Ruth was born and diving into her education and early career as a lawyer. But be warned, we'll be ringing the "misogyny bell" throughout... Seriously, like A LOT! DISC…
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Uh oh, guys ... Jeannie's in the clink! Our favorite holy morale booster has been deemed a CRIMINAL and BLASPHEMOUS! She is purchased by the English and held on trial, with death as the penalty. Her Crimes? Wearing pants, acting upon DEMONIC (?) visions, and refusing to be judged by plain old human men and decreed only God could judge her. Welp, le…
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Chip Chip Cheerio and Hello everyone! It's time for our next installment of royal drama that isn't going on right now! This week we see Elizabeth getting ready to officially be crowned "Queen" and she names Philip as the Board director or something of the whole affair. WELL, the men in suits with mustaches DO NOT like it and believe he is going to …
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Hello, Hello, Hello! Welcome pack for Part 2 of Jeanne D'Arc. When we join Jeanne this week she is leading the Dauphin, Charles (Heir to throne of France), on a road trip to get crowned. But, Jeanne was held to EXTREMELY high expectations and sometimes, she fell a bit short. Now what's a girl with visions from angels supposed to do? Image credits: …
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*Mrs. Doubtfire voice* Oh hellOOOOOoooo! Queen Lizzie's reign starts to heat up when a special fog rolls into London Town, and it causes CHAOS. No one can see (or breathe) a damned thing. Everyone is looking to Winston Churchill to solve the problem, but what is he worried about? Phillip flying! Is he serious??? We also get to know more about the n…
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Welcome to part 1 of the Life and Times of Jeanne D'Arc, or as we in the States know her, Joan of Arc! This is one of the legendary ones, and for good reasons. In this episode we tackle a looong and inappropriately named war (in 3 distinct segments), bodies bodies everywhere, and one simple girl hearing voices in the fields. Joan was a 15 or 16 yea…
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Oh helloooo! We are on episode 3 of the first season of Netflix's "The Crown". This week, it's the big day and boy did this episode deliver! Elizabeth tackles verbiage in her wedding vows, Winston Churchill mulls over the King's health condition, the King tries to cover his health issues with makeup and assigns Elizabeth her first real royal tour. …
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You know them, you love them (probably), they're BREASTS! Today, the topic is mammories, boobs, breasts, titties, or any other name you know them by. They're everywhere, come in all shapes and sizes and nearly half the world has them, but how much do you really know about them? Lauren helps us by diving into the topic and humorously educates us thr…
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In the second episode of Season 1 of Netflix's "The Crown", Lauren and Hannah plan a safari a-la Elizabeth and Phillip, Princess Elizabeth gets knews she wasn't expecting, Winston Churchill is holding a briefing in the tub, and all the while, Hannah can't take her eyes off of Matt Smith (who can?). Get into it with us and more on "The Crownening"! …
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This week, Lauren and Hannah explore the crazy world of mid-century Dominican Republic and what type of power a dictator can truly wield over one family. Join them as they learn about the Mirabal sisters Patria, Dede, Minerva, and Maria Teresa. Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88xR6Y_8tjM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirabal_sisters https:…
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Sorry we're late this week, but Happy Saturday! We're trying something new this year, and we're so excited to share it with you (finally)! Lauren and Hannah both love Netflix's The Crown (centering on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II), looking back on how this woman took on the insurmountable role of British Monarch in her mid 20's, how she effected…
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We've got some mythic warrior maidens today! We're taking it back to 1900 in China, during a time of uprising - the Boxer Uprising. We're talking about The Red Lanterns, an elite group of women trained to fight AND were rumored heavily to have SUPERNATURAL ABILITIES! Keep in mind, the girls in The Red Lanterns were only between the ages of 11 to 17…
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She started from the bottom, now she here! Lauren has the tea this week on a woman who went from a tragically kidnapped/enslaved child to the Chief Consort and Legal Wife of the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent! That's quite the upgrade, how'd she pull it off? Listen in to find out! Image credits: Latin oil painting of Hurrem Sultan titled …
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It's a fun one this week! Lauren regails us with the determination of one woman to "save America" from the drink. That's right! This week, we are covering Carrie A. Nation, a woman known for her dedication to Prohibition and her unusually violent methods in doing so. While today we may not agree with her methods or with Prohibition at all, we can u…
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It's the second act in our two-part series on Ida B. Wells. This week, host Lauren tells us how Ida took her rage and bravery, and turned it into written action! We explore the pamphlets Ida published and how she became the #1 Truth-Teller of the 20th Century. We also wanted to shine a light on one of the organizations that we mentioned in our podc…
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Hey, friends! This week, Lauren brings us the life and times of one Ida B. Wells! Picture this, you're a young black girl born into slavery in the 1860's in Mississippi. Childhood is tragedy after tragedy, and you're separated from your family at a young age by being sold off. Then, after you're emapncipated, your begin a career in investigative jo…
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This week, B is out of the office so Lauren has prepared a re-telling of an early episode for Hannah - Marsha P. Johnson and her incredible impact on American life today. We delve into their childhood, how they discovered "Marsha" and, of course, how Marsha impacted the historic event in American history, The Stonewall Riots of 1969! IF YOU WOULD L…
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Join Lauren and B this week as they talk about "Dr." Linda Hazzard, dietician, enema queen, and serial murderer? ** Trigger Warning ** This episode will include discussions of starvation, abuse and death. Listeners, please be advised. Wondering how to contact us? You can find us below! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wellbehavedwomenpodcast Inst…
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Lauren continues to tell B and Hannah about the crazy life of Queen Christina of Sweden. She takes quite a few trips, dodges a few Popes, gets invited to Rome by some other Popes, and continues to live lavishly off her friends. Wait until we tell you where she got buried!!!! (Hint: it is, like, so exclusive!) Image credits: Queen Christina in Palaz…
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This week the pod lab explores the first, and incredibly busy, half of the life of Christina, Queen of Sweden. Join as we discuss hairy babies, buffoonery, romantic necrophilia, and how many mommies it actually takes to raise a queen. Image Credit: British Museum Paulus Pontius after Anselmus Van Hulle Christina, Queen of Sweden at the Peace of Mün…
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Today Lauren brings us the tale of the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst, granddaughter of newspaper tycoon and policitican William Randolph Hearst. It a truly twisty tale, starting with living with her hippy boyfriend, and then being taken from the apartment, stowed away, blindfolded. BUT, it doesn't stop there. There's ransom, brainwashing, an attemp…
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Someone's in the kitchen, Oh NoooOooooOooo .... Watch out for frying pans! This week, Lauren introduces us to a Katherine Knight, an Australian woman with some issues ..... major issues. She was rather tough, had a bit of a drinking problem, and would back her man up in fights. BUT, her darkside was really what you had to watch out for ... and fryi…
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Welcome back, we're learning about DNA! We all have DNA, but honestly for a long part of human history, no one even knew about it. What did it look like? How was it organized? Well, the star of this week's epsiode, Rosalind Franklin, helped to answer some of these key questions, but will anyone believe she made this discovery? Listen to learn more!…
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This week, the gang's all here as we tell three tales of Americana. Have you ever heard of haunted hitch-hikers? Women in white? Learn with us as we hear the origin stories of three of America's most famous hauntings! Image credits: "Betsy Bell" An artist's drawing of Betsy Bell, done around 1894 and published in M. V. Inram's book about the Bell W…
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This week, Lauren guides us as we travel back to ancient Egypt and learn about Hapshepsut, the Queen who would become Queen. What happens when your dad is Pharoah, but then he has no legitimate sons, and you get passed over? Do you have to marry to keep power? What's a girl to do with all that power? Will anyone remember her? We answer all of these…
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Lauren and B go over the life and deeds of Winnie Ruth Judd, aka the Trunk Murderess, aka the Tiger woman. What's with the nicknames? Feels like they're WILDLY different. Well, that may just be Ruth! There are different sides to her tale. Find out (along with B) in this bonkers episode set in Phoenix, Arizona. Image credits: "Winnie Ruth Judd", fou…
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She's so fine she blows our minds HEY MIKI! This week we learn not just about the life and works of Miki Sawada, the "Mother of 2,000 Children", but her family's legacy as well! Join the group as we learn about the history of the Mitsubishi corporation and a sense of duty that changed thousands of little lives. Photo credit to Toyko Museum Collecti…
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The gang's all here for this week's episode! B, Hannah, and Lauren are joined by Anneka and her ITALIAN HANDS as they learn about Artemisia Gentileschi. A massively talented Renaissance painter, a mother, and a survivor, Artemisia kicked methaphorical ass. From being tortured by thumbscrews in a criminal trial to painting the ceiling of the King of…
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Ahoy and welcome aboard! Sorry for the cheesy intro, but c'mon, it's Pirates!!!! Today Lauren takes Hannah and B to the seas for a rousing tale of two piratesses, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, who were terrifying in their own rights, swash-buckling with the best of them! Image Credits: "An 1842 sketch of M. Read (right) killing a pirate" sourced from M…
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It's a spicy one today! We're taking on the tales of the Bloody Countess of Transylvania, Elizabeth Bathory. She style, she has taste .... ehhhh, wait, what kind of taste? (we will go over this one, get ready). Listen to learn more with us, and check out our references below :) Image Credits: "Elizabeth Bathory", sourced from https://www.britannica…
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Don't tell ANY of these ladies your credit card number, because they'll never forget it! This. is. THE 40 Elephants gang, a gang of clever ladies that had boutiques all over London quaking in their boots. Join us today for an exciting tale that includes gangsters such as Alice Diamond and Babyface Maggie! Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fo…
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This week on Well Behaved Women, we talk about a real badass, or WAS SHE?!?! Join the group as guest Adam Franti of Murderhobos helps Lauren weave the tale of Martha Cannary. Episode one of two, this portion covers the first major part of her life, up to about 1876. Sources: https://allthatsinteresting.com/calamity-jane https://www.deadwood.com/his…
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This week, Lauren tells Hannah and B a nice tale about the history of poaching around the world. This group called the Black Mamba Anti Poaching Unit is responsible for the protection of wildlife in South Africa. Listen in as we learn about hunting, poaching, the preservation of wildlife, and what roles the Mambas play in that complicated tapestry.…
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Surprise non-episode drop! Hannah and Lauren saw the Barbie movie! We sat down and talked about it at length, because we don't know how to have a normal conversation about it. If you've already seen the movie, listen in! If not, PLEASE go see the movie before listening to us talk about it for far too long.…
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AKA Gina and the Greeks Join us for a trip to the mythical side, where we're learning about Themis, the Greek Goddess of Justice, Divine Order, and Law!! We could really use her right about now .... Want to support the show? We have a GoFundMe (Click HERE) for the month of July this year (2023) to improve our audio quality for you. Thank you so muc…
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Hello and welcome to part two of our deep dive into the life of Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court Justice! She's on the bench and has to share it with an ex-boyfriend. Will they butt heads or will they work together? Listen to find out now! ALSO - for the month of July we are hosting a GoFundMe to improve our audio, for better audio quality! If yo…
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Have you ever wondered what life would be like for a smart as hell woman who decided to be a lawyer? Well, wonder no more! This week, your hosts delve into life for the First Woman on the Supreme Court bench, or FWOTSC. Part one of two, we cover her early life all the way up to her appointment on the bench. Image: "Sandra Day O'Connor", courtesy of…
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This week we talk about Elizabeth Coleman, the world's first black Native American woman to get a pilot's license. Join the crew as we discuss planes, war, explosions, and flying circuses! Image credits: "Bessie Coleman, Curtiss Field, L.I. 1922" Courtesy of: "Cradle of Aviation Museum" link: https://www.cradleofaviation.org/history/history/women-i…
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Lauren, B, and Hannah discuss the life and works of Minnie Vautrin, who was a missionary in China in the mid 20th century. She travels, she digs trenches, she does it all! Trigger warning: war violence and suicide. Image credits: No Title Shown For Image. " Courtesy of "National Women's History Museum's Website" - Author: By Hua-ling Hu, PhD | 2016…
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