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Jun 27, 2020

This week Sov and Siouxsie Q discuss the first medical manual written by a woman, The Trotula!  With special guest Dr. Ryan Byrne!



Jun 17, 2020

This week Siouxsie Q and Sovereign take a look at Magdalene Laundries, workhouses set up by the Catholic church to look after extraneous women; those who fell pregnant, were indigent, in debt or mentally ill at the turn of the twentieth century.  These house came into the spotlight at the turn of the twenty...

May 29, 2020

This week Sovereign Syre and Souixsie Q talk about Dorothea Dix, an early advocate and activist for the treatment of the mentally ill.  Dix escaped a troubled home as a child, displayed all the hallmarks of genius by her teens, and went on to live a life that oversaw the change of the treatment of the mentally ill...

May 22, 2020

This week Souixsie Q and Sovereign Syre talk about Victorian lesbian, landowner, and bon vivant Anne Lister! 

May 15, 2020

In this week's episode Sovereign Syre and Siouxsie Q James sit down to talk about the complicated legacy of Florence Nightingale.  Once known as the Lady of the Lamp and the mother of modern nursing, there have been more recent discussions of the actual roles she played in either of these narratives and we look at where...