The History Chicks
About the Podcast
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
About the Host
Beckett Graham and Susan Vollenweider
Beckett Graham is the co-host, producer, and creator of "The History Chicks" Podcast at Panoply. In 2010, frustrated with the lack of women's history programming, she created The History Chicks Podcast as a way to tell the often-overlooked stories of the women who've gone before us. Susan Vollenweider is currently a columnist for the Kansas City Star, a freelance writer and one half of The History Chicks podcast and website team. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Loyola University, New Orleans, and has had careers as both a Special Event Planner and in Photography Studio Management. A lifelong reader and hobby writer, Susan began blogging for herself, and on a parenting website and community –Mom2Momkc.com– in 2009. Within two years she began her slice-of-life column in The Kansas City Star as well as co-hosting and co-writing The History Chicks Podcast with Beckett Graham. The positively reviewed podcast has been described as, “historically based girl talk” but is more formally recognized as the #1 Women’s History podcast available. It has been a finalist for five consecutive Podcast Awards and has a world-wide listenership. Born and raised in New England, Susan now lives in a sweet, small Midwestern town outside of Kansas City, Missouri with her husband, three children and no pets. At all. Because of this Susan and her husband have earned the title, Meanest Parents Ever. She enjoys gardening and baking as well as teaching her kids to cook and set a proper table although they eat on TV trays half the time.