A lovely new podcast, produced and presented in June 2018 by Susan Stone.
Our co-host Florian Duijsens gives us the low-down on intrepid Victorian explorer and ichthyologist Mary Kingsley. Plus special guest Binnur Çavuşlu on Turkish writer and activist Halide Edip Adivar.
Also available on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, and Acast.
Here’s where we recorded the show…
And here’s Mary Kingsley looking lovely and comfortable.
One of Mary’s fish
Gratuitous Victorian hippo content
To find out more, you might like to start with Mary Kingsley’s little book about hippos, A Hippo Banquet, and then move on to Dea Birkett’s biography, Mary Kingsley, Imperial Adventuress, or the book One Dry Season by Caroline Alexander.
Now here are a couple of images of Halide Edip Adivar, including the surviving bust.
You can read more about Halide in German, written and illustrated by Binnur herself, at Renk magazine. Part one of Binnur’s series on Turkish heroines is also available in English – hooray!
Our theme music is “Little Lily Swing” by Tri-Tachyon.
Thanks for listening! Check back in July for our next episode.