Paris Lesbos Podcast

Paris Lesbos Podcast

Latest Episodes

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

The Amazon – Ep. 10
June 04, 2021

Once again, we take a look at Natalie Barney, but this time, we’re digging into some major works of her life. We’re looking at how she got her nickname, her Académie des Femmes, and some of her major

Silverpoint Art and Military Service – Ep.9
May 07, 2021

Thelma Wood is known for her affair with the writer Djuna Barnes, which spawned the modernist masterpiece Nightwood. Nadine Huong is another side character and lover of Natalie Barney, despite her own

Greatest Woman Modernist Writer – Ep. 8
April 02, 2021

Djuna Barnes is renowned for her modernist masterpiece, Nightwood, despite the confusion it has caused for decades. It’s safe to say her worries of being sidelined as a writer never came to pass, even

Inspiration behind Well of Loneliness – Ep. 7
March 05, 2021

Toupie Lowther is a side character in others’ sagas, including Radcylffe Hall’s the Well of Loneliness, but she was also international sports star and WWI ambulance driver. Sources (Used/Consulted/Rea

A Wilde One – Ep.6
February 05, 2021

Dolly Wilde is known primarily for being Oscar Wilde’s niece and Natalie Barney’s lover, but she had an interesting life outside of that on her own. Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Truly W

Muse of Violets – Ep.5
January 01, 2021

Renee Vivien is a Belle Époque poet known for her poetry, short stories, tragic death, and affair with Natalie Barney that continues to be the talk/judgement of the internet. Sources (Used/Consulted/R

The Red Duchess – Ep.3
November 06, 2020

Lily de Gramont survived a terrible marriage to write books, nearly have a political career, and become a bigamist by marrying Natalie Barney. Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Elisabeth de Gramont: Avant-gardiste by Francesco Rapazzini Wild ...

Thief of Souls – Ep. 2
October 02, 2020

Romaine Brooks is known for her painting, her nickname from Robert de Montesquiou, and as a lover of 50 years to Natalie Clifford Barney. “There are women whose black eyes sparkle with energy – they make me feel so irredeemably blonde!

Empress of the Lesbians – Ep. 1
October 02, 2020

Natalie Barney wrote novels, hosted a famous salon, and was known primarily for her love life and scandalizing society ladies. “If I had one ambition it was to make my life itself into a poem.” – NCB Music: Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach Source...