Englandcast 024: Pregnancy and Childbirth in Renaissance England

One of the most popular episodes I’ve done is from 2014, the episode on Pregnancy and Childbirth. Here’s the transcript of the show for your reference as well.Remember, you can support the show with a regular donation on Patreon for as little as $1/episode. And thanks! ​Hello and welcome to…

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The Week in Books: Caitlin Moran tells me How to Be a Woman

First off, I had an article in The Digital Reader yesterday about NYPL and their Library Simplified project.  If you’re at all into libraries, ebooks, and innovation, they are a good group to be watching. So, this week in books.  I just finished Caitlin Moran’s How to Be a Woman, which I…

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Cool Women in History: Nellie Taft

I’ve been reading Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism about, well, Roosevelt, Taft, and journalists (as the name would so cleverly imply).  Doris Kearns Goodwin was actually my university’s commencement speaker the year I graduated, though I don’t really remember…

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