Mediocre Women Doing Great Things

Dr. Rocío Rødtjer, author, historian, and lover of Keanu Reeves joins me to discuss feminism from a historical perspective. Her recent book, Women and Nationhood in Restoration Spain 1874-1931, explores the role of women in the state as society transitions from monarchy to democracy. We talk about how this connects to today and discuss a listener question about ethics and perspective in storytelling.

Find her on Twitter at @albarodtjer and at


  1. Radian by Air on 10 000 Hz Legend (Source)
  2. Momument - The Inevitable End Version (feat Robyn) by Royksopp on The Inevitable End (Dog Triumph/Cherry Tree/Interscope)
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  4. Keep Moving Don't Move by Kate Tempest on The Book Of Traps And Lessons (Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. (American Recordings))
  5. Today the Sun's On Us by Sophie Ellis-Bexter on Trip the Light Fantastic (RDEG)
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  7. The Pure and the Damned by Oneohtrix Point Never (feat. Iggy Pop) on Good Time (Warp )