After her divorce from Archie Christie, Agatha Christie found new love and a new life with a young archaeologist. Tune in to learn how the Middle East inspired her and how she made contributions to the field of archaeology.
You’ve read her detective novels, but did you know that Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pen name Mary Westmacott? Tune in to learn more!
Agatha Christie’s life was just as mysterious and action packed as her novels. Listen to this month’s deep dive episode as we discuss her mysterious disappearance, her penchant for archaeology, and her time as an apothecary’s assistant. Tune in the next three Mondays for Storical Footnotes, bite-sized episodes that discuss Agatha more in depth.
A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32620331-a-talent-for-murder
A is for Arsenic by Kathryn Harkup - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23848320-a-is-for-arsenic
Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35407580-agatha-christie
The Unicorn and the Wasp on Dr. Who - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjHTT974G6U
Read or Dead: All Agatha Christie All the Time - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/book-riot/read-or-dead/e/57157335
The Anglo Files: The Works of Agatha Christie - https://anchor.fm/theanglofiles/episodes/11--The-Works-of-Agatha-Christie-e2lvct
The Allusionist: A Novel Remedy - https://www.theallusionist.org/allusionist/convalescence
Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie - https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-mysterious-disappearance-of-agatha-christie.htm
The History Chicks: Agatha Christie - http://thehistorychicks.com/tag/agatha-christie/
Agatha Christie Surfing - https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/agatha-christie-surfed-waves-in-1924
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey (Talks about how Lord Carnarvon funded the Tut discovery) - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12926432-lady-almina-and-the-real-downton-abbey
Agatha Christie’s Estate Website - https://www.agathachristie.com/
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Frida Kahlo had a lot of pets. Many of them even made it into her most famous works of art. Listen in to learn all about Frida's animals.
Links to photos of Frida with animals as well as some of her paintings:
Lupe Marin was more than just the ex-wife who taught Frida Kahlo how to cook for Diego Rivera. In this edition of Storical Footnotes, we take a look at Frida and Lupe’s complicated relationship.
Introducing Storical Footnotes! Schedule permitting, I’ll be posting these little bite sized nuggets between longer episodes. I’ll continue posting them on Mondays.
Here’s some links if you want to learn more about Frida’s makeup and perfume:
We’re finally leaving the Middle Ages to take a look at the colorful, iconic, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Her life was marked by pain and suffering of both the body and the heart. Listen to learn about the life and loves of Frida. Links to all recommendations below.
Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Life by Maria Hesse (there is an English translation as well) - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33098885-frida-kahlo
Frida: The Story of Her Life by Vanna Vinci - https://prestelpublishing.randomhouse.de/book/Frida-Kahlo-The-story-of-her-life/Vanna-Vinci/Prestel-com/e526857.rhd
The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self Portrait with Carlos Fuentes and Sarah M. Lowe - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/91760.The_Diary_of_Frida_Kahlo
Pocket Frida Kahlo Wisdom compiled by Hardie Grant - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38740998-pocket-frida-kahlo-wisdom
BBC In Our Time, Frida Kahlo - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06125zc
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo by F.G. Haghenbeck - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13544788-the-secret-book-of-frida-kahlo
Frida (2002) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120679/
Was Frida Kahlo’s Voice Captured on a Tape? By Nancy Coleman https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/arts/frida-kahlo-voice-questions.html
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Feminist, fierce, and ahead of her time, Anne Boleyn was King Henry VIII’s most intriguing wife. While Henry and history have tried to silence her, she’s had a bit of a renaissance of late. Listen to get Anne’s side of the story. Links to all recommendations below.
The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6282683-the-lady-in-the-tower
The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31086.The_Life_and_Death_of_Anne_Boleyn
The Creation of Anne Boleyn A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen by Susan Bordo - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15814396-the-creation-of-anne-boleyn
Anne Boleyn on Queens Podcast - http://queenspodcast.libsyn.com/size/5/?search=anne+boleyn
The Ghost of Anne Boleyn on Malicious Mamas Podcast - https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/malicious-mamas/69-ghost-of-anne-boleyn-wuT902rXHC8/
Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30231546-anne-boleyn
The Secret Diaries of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31089.The_Secret_Diary_of_Anne_Boleyn
The French Executioner by C.C. Humphreys - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/976673.The_French_Executioner
The Curse of Anne Boleyn by C.C. Humphreys - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23413919-the-curse-of-anne-boleyn
Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25614601-sudden-death
Movies and TV
The Other Boleyn Girl - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0467200/
The Tudors - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758790
Anne Boleyn Swag
(None of these are sponsored, just things I like!)
Anne Boleyn Sweatshirt by Tartx - https://www.etsy.com/listing/119780727/anne-boleyn-rocky-eco-fleece-hoodie
Anne Boleyn Racerback Tank by Tartx - https://www.etsy.com/listing/605664155/anne-boleyn-lightweight-flowy-racerback
Anne Boleyn B Pearl Necklace by Tudor Dynasty Jewels - https://www.etsy.com/listing/608218890/anne-boleyn-b-pearl-pendant-chain
Check out the Anne Boleyn Inspired Perfume Oil by Immortal Perfumes : https://www.immortalperfumes.com/imported-products/queen-anne-boleyn-inspired-perfume
Get ready for some drama filled history as we welcome our first gentleman subject to Storical, King Henry VIII. Love him or loathe him his story is epic. And, spoiler alert! We’ll be doing a whole episode on Anne Boleyn, his most intriguing wife, next month. Links to all recommendations below.
Henry VIII: The King and His Court by Alison Weir - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10109.Henry_VIII
How Henry VIII Worked by Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcast - https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/how-henry-viii-worked.htm
Book Club: The Other Boleyn Girl by Rude Tudors Podcast -
Jane Seymour: Henry VIII’s Favourite Queen by History Extra Podcast - https://www.historyextra.com/period/tudor/jane-seymour-henry-viiis-favourite-queen/
The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes By His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10108.The_Autobiography_of_Henry_VIII
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6101138-wolf-hall
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13507212-bring-up-the-bodies
The Tudors - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758790/
The White Queen - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2372220
The White Princess - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5705956
The Spanish Princess - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8417308
Check out the Immortal Perfumes cologne oil inspired by Henry VIII.
This month we’re switching things up and going to Old Hollywood! Learn all about the legendary Lena Horne who stormed Hollywood as its first African American glamour girl… only to be blacklisted during the Cold War. She eventually found her voice as a civil rights activist and queen of the night clubs.
Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne by James Gavin - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5804806-stormy-weather?from_search=true
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford and Elizabeth Zunon - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30227898-the-legendary-miss-lena-horne
American Masters Podcast: An Interview with Lena Horne - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/podcast/lena-horne-on-lena-horne/
You Must Remember This Podcast Episodes:
Star Wars Episode VII: Lena Horne - http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/youmustrememberthispodcastblog/2015/2/17/star-wars-episode-vii-lena-horne
Blacklist Episode 12: Lena Horne and Paul Robeson - http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2016/5/16/stormy-weather-lena-horne-paul-robeson-blacklist-episode-12
The Blues Walked In by Kathleen George - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37507431-the-blues-walked-in
Cabin in the Sky - (not many good YouTube clips, I found a copy at the local library) http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/17710%7C0/Cabin-in-the-Sky.html
Stormy Weather - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPgnj5upihQ
Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rpIfQQv_T0
You keep asking for more Charlotte Brontë so here is a whopping 48 minute overview of the author’s life.
Charlotte Brontë a Fiery Heart by Claire Harman - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25739007-charlotte-bront
Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcast Episodes
Growing Up Brontë - https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/growing-up-bronte.htm
From Brontë to Bell and Back Again - https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/from-bronte-to-bell-and-back-again.htm
BBC World Service: World Book Club, Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03sqwl4
New York Times Charlotte Brontë Obituary - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/08/obituaries/overlooked-charlotte-bronte.html
Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1229822/
Jane Eyre starring Charlotte Gainsbourg - https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/jane-eyre-1996
Bonus! Not mentioned in episode:
BBC To Walk Invisible - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04cf4wv
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27003.The_Eyre_Affair
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25868918-jane-steele
Romancing Miss Brontë by Juliet Gael - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6906240-romancing-miss-bront
The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë by Syrie James - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2342881.The_Secret_Diaries_of_Charlotte_Bront
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Our second episode of Storical is all about Zelda Fitzgerald, wife and muse to F. Scott Fitzgerald, and author-artist in her own right. Zelda died on March 10, 1948. My apologies as my voice starts to give out toward the end of the episode.
Books & Media Mentioned:
Zelda - Nancy Milford: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12334.Zelda
Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation - Judith Mackrell: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17375478-flappers
Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby - Sarah Churchwell: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18079759-careless-people
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald - Therese Anne Fowler: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15994634-z
Z: The Beginning of Everything (TV show on Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/Z-Beginning-Everything-Season-1/dp/B017APVGL4
Beautiful Fools - R. Clifton Spargo: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16101217-beautiful-fools
Clips of Zelda from Midnight in Paris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIcTbQj4bZw
Bonus not mentioned in episode! Natasha Richardson as Zelda in a made for TV movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaFKtzsvdWA
Very first episode! Hope you enjoy Storical! We’re kicking things off with Mary Shelley who died on February 1, 1851.
Mary Shelley was the author of Frankenstein and had a pretty wild life. Learn all about the teen author's rebellious streak and then check out some recommended books and movies so you can continue your Mary Shelley love fest.
Books & Media Mentioned:
Hideous Love - Stephanie Hemphill
The Strange, True Life of Frankenstein's Creator, Mary Shelley - Catherine Reef
In Search of Mary Shelley: The girl who wrote Frankenstein - Fiona Sampson
Cadaver and Queen - Alisa Kwitney
The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency - Jordan Stratford
Mary Shelley - 2017 film starring Elle Fanning
Brains On Podcast - Mary Shelley and the Science of Frankenstein
Guillermo del Toro BAFTA Acceptance Speech
Bonus! Forgot to mention on the episode, check out Penny Dreadful for a soulful performance of both Victor and the Monster.