Smarty Pants Podcast

Out of the Closet and Into the Courts

How sex met the law, plus the coolest queen in Africa

By Stephanie Bastek | April 7, 2017
Fairness, engraving by Hendrick Goltzius, 1558–1617 (Rijksmuseum)

 

Geoffrey R. Stone tells the epic story of how sex came to be legislated in America; Linda Heywood introduces us to an African queen cooler than Cleopatra; and John Dvorak gives us a lesson in the total eclipse of the heart. Er, sun.



Mentioned in this episode:

• Geoffrey R. Stone’s Sex and the Constitution
• Linda M. Heywood’s Njinga of Angola
• The upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st, with an interactive map from NASA
• And, below, a map of where the moon’s shadow will be crossing the continental United States (courtesy Pegasus Books)


eclipse-map


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