Hello NPR!

I was glad to have been on NPR’s All Things Considered for an interview, so I thought I’d put out a landing post for those of you who found your way here.

If you’d like to follow the project, you have options:

  • There is a Facebook Page!
  • I have a Twitter!
  • There is a mailing list! (this is mostly for announcement on a potential book — haven’t posted to it at all yet, actually!)
  • Of course, the page you’re looking at is a Tumblr.
  • And if you want to email me, you can do so at jason@jasonporath.com!

I update every Wednesday, so you can always come back here as well.

As for the entries mentioned in the story, here’s some quick links:

  • Noor Inayat Khan, the amazing WW2 radio operator mentioned in the segment after mine.
  • Julie d’Aubigny, the larger-than-life convent-burning opera singer.
  • Osh-Tisch, the Native American two spirit whose name means “Finds Them and Kills Them.”
  • Elizabeth Bathory, possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history. I make the case that she was basically framed, which is a bit of a controversial stance.
  • Petra Herrera, the soldadera who led a squadron of hundreds of women in the Mexican Revolution.
  • And, of course, Mariya Oktyabrskaya, the Russian tank commander, and her tank, Fighting Girlfriend.

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