The third of our monthly podcasts, produced and presented by Susan Stone.
An episode about the Afro-German poet and activist May Ayim, presented by Dead Ladies Show co-host Katy Derbyshire. Plus Berlin poet Mara Sanaga on how May Ayim influenced her work, and Afro-German life in 2017.
Here’s Katy talking about May, in front of May eating a sweet treat now known as a Schokokuss:
Here’s May Ayim with her grandfather in Ghana…
…the Afro-German peace activist Fasia Jansen with her accordion back in the supersonic seventies…
…and here’s a more recent photo of our studio guest Mara Sanaga:
You can read some of Mara’s poems on her website.
Watch Maria Binder’s German documentary about May Ayim, Hoffnung im Herz.
Read May Ayim in English:
Showing Our Colors: Afro-German Women Speak Out, University of Massachusetts Press, 1991, translated by Anne V. Adams
Blues in Black and White: A Collection of Essays, Poetry, and Conversations, Africa World Press, 2003, translated by Anne V. Adams
And if you read German, we highly recommend this collection of writing by Afro-German women about May Ayim’s legacy:
Sisters and Souls: Inspirationen von May Ayim, Orlanda Verlag, 2016, edited by Natasha A. Kelly.
Our theme music is “Little Lily Swing” by Tri-Tachyon. Thanks for tuning in! Check back in December for Episode 4.
Our second monthly podcast, produced by Susan Stone:
This episode is all about the multiple-medal-winning athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen, presented by Sarah Fisher. Plus co-host Florian Duijsens on Fanny’s fame in the Netherlands and a few extra live voices from our most recent live show.
Here’s Sarah showing us some pictures at the show:
And a couple of shots of our hardy heroine herself:
Watch Fanny Blankers-Koen run really fast and win four gold medals at the 1948 Olympics. Includes some great footage of damp London spectators, and Fanny telling a joke in Dutch.
Our theme music is “Little Lily Swing” by Tri-Tachyon. Thanks for tuning in! Check back in November for Episode 3.
The very first of our monthly podcasts, produced by Susan Stone:
This episode focuses on the ancient Greek mathematician Hypatia, presented by Karen Margolis. Plus you’ll meet co-hosts Florian Duijsens and Katy Derbyshire, and hear all about how the show came to be and which dead dames we’ve featured so far.
One lady we talked about but forgot to name was the rather difficult but still fascinating actress and heiress Dagmar Godowsky.
Here are a couple of artist’s impressions of Hypatia herself:
And here’s Karen showing that father-and-daughter calculation of the distances between various heavenly bodies.
Our theme music is “Little Lily Swing” by Tri-Tachyon. Thanks for tuning in! Check back in October for Episode 2.