Bloody Brilliant Women, with Cathy Newman

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This is a history of our times. This is a history of the pioneering women who defied the odds to make careers for themselves and alter the course of modern history. This is a history of women who achieved remarkable things, but have faded into oblivion. You'll meet women who pioneered in the fields of law, medicine, social activism, engineering, and the military, hear their incredible stories, and see how they made history. Subscribe now to get a new episode every Friday.

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