Paris Lesbos Podcast

Paris Lesbos Podcast

Latest Episodes

Music’s Muse- Ep.24
August 05, 2022

Winnaretta Singer funded a wide range of causes, notably a musical salon where her protégés included Debussy and Ravel, and numerous public health projects in Paris, but she also had outraged husbands

“American Sappho” – Ep.23
July 01, 2022

Famous and then forgotten in her own time, Edna St. Vincent Millay is well known today, and you’ve probably heard her poetry before, such as: “My candle burns at both ends;It will not last the night;B

Queen of Dada – Ep.22
June 03, 2022

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven wore dresses of New York City refuse, got arrested for only wearing a Mexican blanket in public, and once waved a giant dildo around in the streets. She brought dada to th

Greatest Female War Correspondent Part Two – Ep.21
May 06, 2022

After finally ditching Hemingway and making it through World War II, Martha Gellhorn continued with her career through the Vietnam War and well in the 1990s. Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way

Greatest Female War Correspondent – Ep.20
April 01, 2022

Known as the greatest female war correspondent of the 20th century, Martha Gellhorn’s reporting took her from the Great Depression, through the Spanish Civil War and World War II to the Vietnam War. A

Behind the Amazon – Ep.19
March 04, 2022

When it comes to women named Barney in the world of Paris Lesbos, the focus is usually Natalie Barney. However, her mother and sister had their own adventures and scandals from British explorers to nu

A Real Life Carmen – Ep.18
February 04, 2022

Caroline Otero was renowned for dancing and seducing kings as one of the three top courtesans of La Belle Époque France. Her dancing career took her all over Europe and briefly into the opera Carmen.

The Rabbit Tamer – Ep.17
January 07, 2022

Émilienne d’Alençon is what one co-host likes to call the forgotten member of Les Grandes Trois of Belle Époque France. She is also the reason for the rabbits down this rabbit hole. Sources (Used/Cons

Real Life Nana – Ep. 16
December 03, 2021

As Pixie calls her, Liane de Pougy’s fairy godmother of courtesanship started in the gutters of Paris and rose to the level of calling on the Emperor of France. Valtesse is even said to be the real li

An X-Rated Fairy Tale – Ep.15
November 05, 2021

From the moment she left her first husband, Liane de Pougy's life was anything but normal. Becoming one of the top courtesans of the era was also probably not what her parents' had in mind when they h