Paris Lesbos Podcast

Paris Lesbos Podcast

Latest Episodes

Black Venus – Ep.31
March 03, 2023

Icon of the Jazz Age, WWII resistance member, famous for a banana skirt among other things, todays episode is Josephine Baker, the American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. She was the first

From Riots to State Funerals – Ep.30
February 04, 2023

Known as a great French writer, Colette shattered societal norms and made her mark on literature and history. From being the first woman to receive a state funeral in the French Republic to causing a

1930s BBC Talks – Ep.29
January 06, 2023

Known more for her relationship with Vita Sackville-West, Hilda Matheson's life was more intriguing than that. We're starting off the year with the original BBC Director of Talks, an MI5 intelligence

Woolf of Writing Part 2 – Ep.28
December 03, 2022

Part 2 of Virginia Woolf sees the rise of the writer and the famous affair with fellow writer Vita Sackville-West. Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee Virginia W

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

Virginia Woolf, most famous woman of this podcasts world. Shes considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century writers. In fact, even if you dont 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