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Florence Harding

Okay, strap in because we’re going on a wild ride. Dr. Leah Leach is gonna tell ya about Florence Harding, not only the wife to the 29th President Warren G. Harding, but she was a feminist, knew how to operate a movie camera, flew in airplanes before Amelia Earnhardt set any records, and she might have killed her husband. The gals also talk about some of the reasons American’s haven’t seen a woman president yet. YET.

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Show Notes & Extras

  • Gal-pals are Dr. Leah Leach, Katie Harris, Bonnie Fillenwarth and Debbi Sponsler. The gals have already talked about Michelle Obama.
  • Get-to-know-you question – why haven’t we had a female president?
  • Ready for a wild ride? Leah’s 1 cool First Lady is Florence Harding.
  • First Lady from 1921-1923
  • Warren G. Harding was the 29th President of the United States
  • Feminist/suffragist fun
  • Invited Marie Curie to the White House
florence with marie curie
Florence Harding, Marie Curie, President Warren G. Harding
  • Political platforms
  • Important friends Evalyn Mclean (she’s wearing the cursed Hope Diamond)


  • Affairs
  • How Florence dealt with affairs – the Supernatural!!
  • How President Warren G. Harding died
  • “The Voyage of Understanding”
  • Teapot Dome Scandal
  • Alaska spat
  • Bad shellfish


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