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The beating heart of history - it’s Alive!! The delicious daily details of history from a female perspective(sometimes): secrets, food, film, art, beauty, fashion, politics, decor & more...Fridays, 5:30PM; alternating 15 & 30-minute segments each week.

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What is a Role Model? Seems like an easy answer -- someone that inspires you. But there may be more permutations than that, so we thought we'd explore it a little more deeply, starting off with perhaps the mother of all role... more

…Or sugar loaf is not just a mountain in Vermont! We talk to nutrition & fitness expert Zana Morris, founder of the very cool Library gyms (in London), about when people started to get fat & why, and whether gyms are new-fangled... more

Ever hear of Bessie Williamson? Fred Minnick has. She saved Scotch. From Mesopotamia to bootleggers, Minnick tells the tale of the women who helped keep the spirits flowing. Rabbie Burns woulda been proud. So, for the... more

New Year's typically involves a roster of resolutions. Which involves how we are going to live our lives. So I thought we'd start with the end. Because I'm not a fan of deathbed apologies. Or waiting till someone is dead or dying to say how... more

If you're missing Mad Men already, join us on our talk with Janet Groth, author of The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker (Algonquin), about her days in the heyday of the iconic magazine and the behind-the-scene's POV of the... more

This week, HistoryChiQ gets a visit from author Mary Louise Roberts, talking about the truth behind the liberating heroes, from her new book: What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France (University of Chicago... more

For today's HistoryChiQ Quickie -- fast history in 15 minutes -- we celebrate Flag Day ... HistoryChiQ of the Day: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), who was eminently quotable! "Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the... more

Maybe the Tom Tom Club said, er, sang it best in Wordy Rappinghood, BUT logophile Howard Richler, author of the new How Happy Became Homosexual: and Other Mysterious Semantic Shifts, is going to explain to us how words... more

A HistoryChiQ Quickie -- Our Fast Flash 15 (minutes) of historical stuff in the news now & yet to come -- the readiness is all! Plus, this week we have a quick chat with Tom Blunt, creator of Meet the Lady, a live show with film clips,... more
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