Paris Lesbos Podcast

Paris Lesbos Podcast

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Woolf of Writing Part 1 – Ep.27
November 05, 2022

Virginia Woolf, most famous woman of this podcast’s world. She’s considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century writers. In fact, even if you don’t know anyone else from this podcast, you

The Real Life Orlando – Ep.26
October 07, 2022

Vita Sackville-West is best known today for her love affair with fellow writer Virginia Woolf. However, in their day, it was Vita who was the more popular and well known writer, and not because of her

A Not Shrinking Violet – Ep.25
September 02, 2022

Violet Trefusis was a famously passionate writerly footnote in the love affair of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West courtesy of the character of Sasha in Woolfs Orlando, but who exactly was the

Music’s Muse- Ep.24
August 05, 2022

Winnaretta Singer funded a wide range of causes, notably a musical salon where her protgs 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 youve 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 Gellhorns 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 poque France. Her dancing career took her all over Europe and briefly into the opera Carmen.