Which intrepid spinster was best buddies with Rudyard Kipling and fought off hungry leopards? Which woman judo chopped a Nazi to death? John Lloyd (Creator and Producer of Qi) on Mary Kingsley, a British Woman who explored Africa in a black silk frock. Iszi interviews Alice Fraser on the gestapo's most wanted person: fellow Australian, Nancy Wake.
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Mary Kingsley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kingsley
Nancy Wake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Wake
John Lloyd is a comedy producer famous for his work on Blackadder and creating Qi. He also writes excellent books (personal favourite is The Meaning of Liff) and manages a band called Waiting For Smith. They are appearing at the Port Eliot Festival on Sunday 30th July and Wilderness on Thursday 3rd August, both at 6pm.
Alice Fraser is an Australian comedian, writer, and actor freshly returned from a successful run The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is host of the popular podcast Tea With Alice and has numerous credits, but they are all in Australian, so don't actually count. Judge her harshly.
Iszi Lawrence is a comedian and podcasterer and contributor to BBC's Making History and presenter of The British Museum Membercast. www.iszi.com @iszi_lawrence
The Z List Dead List is a podcast about obscure people from History. Created by Iszi Lawrence @iszi_lawrence
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