Paris Lesbos Podcast

Paris Lesbos Podcast

Latest Episodes

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.

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

Off and On Broadway – Ep.14
October 01, 2021

Bringing plays off Broadway, Eva Le Gallienne performed many of the same roles as Maude Adams and Sarah Bernhardt, but her life wasn’t as smooth. From lesbian divorce scandal to chronic unemployment,

Off in Neverland – Ep.13
September 03, 2021

Maude Adams was the beloved American stage actress who brought J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan to life on stage for the first time. She was also a Mormom, probably a lesbian, and the pre-Greta Garbo wanting

Grande Dame of the French Theater – Ep.12
August 07, 2021

Sarah Bernhardt was the premier actress of the French Theater during her lifetime, a lifetime that saw such antics as sleeping in coffins and liaisons with princes. There is a reason newspapers felt c

Origins of the Ballets Russes – Ep.11
July 02, 2021

Ida Rubinstein didn’t die at the height of her fame but instead faded away into obscurity. Despite that ending, she was instrumental to the creation of the Ballets Russes and inspired both painters an