Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.
Whiskey Wednesday originated in the beautiful Saint Louis, Missouri. A group of friends brought together through the beauty of whiskey, beer, sports, and food. However, it has since devolved into ramblings about Arnold, 007, and Chick Flicks. Yet, somehow it's now better?
It's not the best Luc Besson movie ever, but it's certainly the MOST Luc Besson movie ever. We break down a truly beautiful but utterly nonsensical story, everything from magical pearls to the multiple intergalactic HR issues.
First you see nothing, then you see a glimmer, and then you're dead. We watched the last major Seagal studio movie and boy oh boy was it a doozy. Credit card razors? Check. Monsoons in LA? Check. Powdered Deer Penis? You bet your ass. Please join us for this blatant rip off of Se7en.
Calamity Jane, Belle Starr, and Annie Chambers were contemporaries of our previous subjects, the Harvey Girls and Fred Harvey, but they led very...very different lives. We've combined three stories from our archives into one Women of the Wild West episode.
The Harvey Girls were not "just waitresses," they were adventuring, trailblazing, refined young women who helped settle the American West. And the story of these brave and hardworking women can't be told without discussing the man behind them: Fred Harvey.
Starring Sam Rockwell, Sam Rockwell, Sam Rockwell, and the disembodied voice of Kevin Spacey...I hope you like Sam Rockwell and not a ton of action. We watched Moon because my co-host is mean.
KUMATE! It's commentary time for a flawless movie starring everyone's favorite Belgo-American Jean Claude Van Damme. Playing the functioning mute Frank Dux, JCVD must win a deadly martial arts tournament to bring honor to his dying burglary victim slash teacher.
From a rough start on the streets of Harlem, to the Apollo stage, smokey clubs, years on the road and in recording studios Ella led the world through the trends and wild ride that was the musical scene during most of the last century.
Dolph Lundgren stars as a Russian Special Forces man who has a change of heart mid war...and you don't want to anger a buff super human killing machine.
Do you like Mila Kunis, skating dog men, and yelling? Then 60% of this movie is for you! It's mighty confusing but it was also a fun time.
Ten years ago, we met (literally MET!) to record our first episode. It's been a journey, and we thought as a milestone birthday celebration, we would ask listeners what The History Chicks have meant to you. Thank you so very much for the years of friendship. (sings) AND MANY MORE.....
Once upon a time, there was a little moppet whose grit and optimism on screen gave the world the courage to endure the Great Depression. But time and fashion are fickle mistresses, and Shirley Temple had to reinvent herself as a star performer - in the world of diplomacy.
Let's shine the spotlight on Mrs. Claus, she's not the one-dimensional support character most imagine, a revisit from 2014.
Charlotte didn't let her circumstances and the discouragement of others stand in the way of her goal of becoming a published author; she got knocked down over and over before she was able to present the world with one of the most beloved heroines in literary history. Along the way, we have a chance to talk about the lives of her literary sisters: E…
We'll take you to the bank...the blood bank! Steven Seagal is Mason Storm and apparently he is hard to kill. Oh he also "grew up in the Orient"...that's a line in this movie. It's a delightfully good time to watch. One of Seagal's best movies, which isn't saying much. Just listen to up ramble and gush over Seagal.…
We watched all three missing in action movies, it was entirely too much Chuck Norris. We talk about underwater machine gunning, spy boats, chicken friendship, Cannon films, but mostly we talk about Chuck winter wardrobe in southeast Asia.
(whispering) The Octagon...he knows...we know...nothing about what the fuck is going on in this movie. Clearly made on a shoestring budget and mostly in a mexican restaurant and/or a desert. Chuck Norris whispers his way towards defeating ninjas or his brother, it's unclear
Pocahontas did save lives... just not the way (or the one) that you've been taught. We revisit this 2017 episode to learn the real, not Disneyfied, story.
After her creator died, Wonder Woman strayed quite a bit from where she began. She had her wings clipped by the censors in the 1950s, and lost her powers entirely in the 1960s. It took Gloria Steinem, Ms. Magazine, and the 1970s to bring Wonder Woman back to her feminist roots.
She was forged in the fires of the suffragist movement, and beneath her abbreviated costume beats the heart of a lion. Fighting for truth, equality, and justice, "By the Spear of Athena and the Thunderbolts of Jove!" - it's Wonder Woman!
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From W…
A new spin-off focusing on sci-fi/space type movies and we are starting with Ridley Scott's Alien which neither of us have seen. We discuss face huggers, 2% milk blood, scurrying xenomorphs, and how that cat was both the most and least valuable member of the Nostromo...oh plus a new theme song.
The remake of Thunderball that was Connery's 7th and final film playing James Bond. This one was not great but plenty of things to talk about.
A JCVD classic...a group of wealthy psychopaths hunt the deadliest game of all, MAN! But more specifically they try to hunt the mullet attached to Jean Claude Van Damme. John Woo directs, bullets fly, New Orleans does not come out looking great...oh and Wilford Brimley is there too doing a cajun/creole nonsensical accent.…
We finish up our two-part series on women who ran for the US presidency in days gone by. Belva Lockwood ran in 1884 and 1888, and Shirley Chisholm threw her hat into the POTUS ring in the 1972 election. Neither candidate won the office, but they were both victorious at shattering glass ceilings to make room for women to come. Remastered from 2016.…
Here in the US, voting for the 2020 Presidential election has begun so we're revisiting the life of the very first woman to run for the American Presidency in 1872. Victoria Woodhull crafted a life for herself from very raw materials, she traveled from an abusive childhood to an aristocratic end and, throughout it all, was a woman ahead of her time…
Once upon a time in the dark ages of podcasting, two friends set out on a quest to bring the stories of historical women to your ears. In this episode, we have some speculative history, a few predictions about the future, and a peek behind the curtain in this, our tenth year! Thanks for listening!
In part 2 of our coverage, Empress Sisi helps to change the political climate in Hungary, experiences great personal tragedy, comes a little bit loose at the seams... and gained headlines with an ending that shook the world.
Sisi was a shy young noblewoman who was plucked from obscurity and shoved onto the world stage with very little warning. She found the limelight a difficult place in which to live, but her beauty and her genuine concern for the common people earned her the status of a reluctant icon. Sisi's ultimate death shocked the whole world.…
If Amazon Prime's movie Radioactive has you curious about Marie's REAL story, we joined our two episodes of her, broke them into chapters, and created this one mega-Marie deep dive into her life
Our last canonical Bond movie, we dive into Spectre. From great henchmen, to fantastic women, to a mediocre villain, but maybe most importantly...what is the custodial services situation like at Blofeld's desert lair? We ask the important questions, damn it. Finally, we do a little bond DFS draft at the end of the pod.…
Lady Bird Johnson was First Lady during a turbulent time in the US. While her methods and voice may not have been the loudest, she touched many lives, changed many hearts, and left a beautiful legacy.
From her birth at a French dinner table to her place in the hearts of people all over the world, we revisit our 2018 coverage of the life of this American icon.
In 1889, Aunt Jemima crossed from the footlights to the grocery store, where she's been a fixture for 131 years. On the eve of her departure, we give you the dark history of this American icon - and the stories of a few women who made her come alive.
We celebrate and mourn our last available Roger Moore film. It does not disappoint as 007 goes to Greece to square off against the greek underworld and also a hockey team at one point. We've got underwater scenes, women half Roger's age, car chases, Game of Thrones actors, and crossbows!
Fannie Lou Hamer began life as a small child whose hard labor was key to her family’s survival. She grew up to become a fiery civil rights activist who would not be silenced by intimidation, violence, or the personal wishes of the President of the United States himself.
If you're watching Hulu's, The Great, and wondering what parts are the "occasionally true," we finish the real Catherine's story in this, the second of two episodes.
A new commentary based mini series where we experience the glory that is the Mission Impossible movies. Why did we start with the second and worst of them? Unclear, but friend of Whiskey Wednesday Andrew will be joining us for this grand expedition into the world of MI.
Do you like aged 80's action stars? Regrettable puns? Bad CGI blood squibs? Shallow characters and premium shots of Eastern Europe? Well friendo, have we got the movie for you...Expendables 2! Our good friend Erik the Red joins to break down not the best action movie but certainly the MOST action movie in quite a while.…
Have you watched Hulu's series, The Great, and wondered what parts were true? Here is a revisit to part one of our coverage of the very true life of Catherine the Great, a German princess who became the Empress of Russia.
Zephyr Wright's spicy Pedernales River Chili made her one of the most famous cooks in America... and her peppery relationship with President Lyndon B. Johnson made her a notable figure in the struggle for Civil Rights.
You know what this movies is...Dalton makes a living rippin' throats and being nice until it's time not to. Welcome to the Double Deuce located in Missouri, California. Buckle Up.
Freddy P...Rachel Leigh Cook...Charlie Young err Dule Hill...Lil Kim...and Paul Walker's Pre-Ghost star in a quintessential high school chick flick where no one recognizes that the nerdy girl is a smoke show. Truly a late 90's masterpiece.
A quick check-in, a catch-up...just a little chat.
We thought we could all use an example of a woman who faced an unexpected disaster of titanic proportions and not only survived, but used her brains, bravery, and wits to help others also survive in the process. Join us as we revisit our 2012 coverage of Margaret "Molly" Brown, and our own Field Trip to visit the Titanic (sort of) on the 108th anni…
Our first recording on the new equipment so hopefully we are less abrasive on the old earballs. This is a movie with Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee...it's only 75 minutes too. It contains some of the strangest buddy cop moments ever. It's simple amazing.
Sandy B is an undercover FBI agent at the Miss United States competition...Benjamin Bratt is a thirst trap...Bill Shatner is also there! This was a geniunely delightful time, won't you join us?
There are quite a few parallels between Mary Mallon's story (a series of typhoid outbreaks) and our present day pandemic, and so there are things we can learn from it (not the least of which is wash your dang hands!) But was Mary a villain? Or simply a victim of circumstances?
A 15 minute boat/balloon chase to open the movie, Denise Richards as Dr. Christmas Jones, A masterclass in ouchy faces by Pierce...this movie is everything and nothing at the same time. We try to dissect it but there is so much going on as we view Desmond Llewelyn's last turn as Q.
No, Licence is not spelled wrong it's just spelled British-like. Bond goes rogue to avenge Felix in a very 80's way...we're talking sharks, drugs, boats, bar fights, budweisers, and more. Not to mention the strangest cameo I've seen in a while courtesy of Wayne Newton.
Much has been made of hair-care mogul Madam CJ Walker, but before the Walker empire existed, there was her mentor Annie Turnbo Malone, whose innovation, drive, and concern for her fellow humans have been overshadowed by her more flamboyant protegée. We're going to tell you both of their stories today.…