What happens when an entire category of changemakers is overlooked? In Fierce, a new podcast from iHeartRadio and Tribeca Studios, best-selling author and host Jo Piazza will shed some much-needed light on the fierce women that history has forgotten — from the first woman who used poetry to escape slavery to the greatest pirate in all of history.
First up: food journalist Clementine Paddleford, who is so cool she taught herself to FLY A PLANE to report on cuisines around the globe. If you’ve ever read an article about food so delicious you feel yourself salivating, you can thank her. Afterwards, Jo chats with Yasmin Khan, whose books on middle eastern cooking carry on Clementine’s legacy.
Next, hear about Cheng I Sao, the pirate who puts Blackbeard and Jack Sparrow to shame. Sao established strict rules about the treatment of women on her ships, and when the Chinese government tried to take her down, she had other plans. Tracy Edwards, a sailor who fought her way into the men's world of racing, channeled the same fearlessness to skipper the first all-female crew to race around the world.
These aren’t history lessons from your grade-school classrooms; they’re timeless stories to inspire you to make your own mark on the world. Fierce is available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard — listen now below.