In the 1790s, Toussaint L’Ouverture emerges as a leading member of the most successful slave revolt in the Americas. This led to the formation of the country we know today as Haiti.
Bonus: Today In True Crime - Zodiac Killer
On this day in 1969, the Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf married as a teenager and was a mother of four before she had a college degree. But her remarkable life was characterized by beating the odds. Despite an abusive husband, political persecution, and frequent fear for her life, she was elected President of Liberia in 2005 -- becoming the first democratically elected female head of state in all of Africa.
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Introducing: MYTHICAL MONSTERS, Vanessa's new show!
The great heroes of myth are known throughout the world. Their deeds are legendary. But what would these champions be without obstacles in their path? Dragons, sea serpents, giants, demons...they aren't merely foils to the hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. Our new podcast, MYTHICAL MONSTERS, tells the stories of these beasts and asks what they represent to mankind.
In this episode, we look at the legendary Kraken! To listen to the rest of this episode subscribe to MYTHICAL MONSTERS on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts!
All Historical Figures Episodes Now Available!
Thank you for being a loyal listener! We’re excited to announce all Parcast Network episodes older than 6 months are now available for free on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.