Significant Others

Publisher:
Team Coco

Significant Others

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Did you know that the novel "Lolita" would not exist if Vladimir Nabokov’s wife hadn’t stopped her husband from burning the manuscript? Or that Gandhi learned his legendary method of passive resistance from his wife? Or that the person responsible for Maya Angelou’s genre-defining memoir was her good friend James Baldwin? Significant Others is a narrated, nonfiction podcast about folks just beyond the spotlight of history. Each episode tells the story of a talented, difficult and little-known individual who altered the destiny of their better-known partner, child, sibling, or friend, and impacted the world they left behind. Narrat...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Feb 22, 2024

"History books remember Benedict Arnold, the American revolutionary war general who switched allegiances, but it was actually his wife who motivated the treason. Host Liza Powel O’Brien looks at how “the handsomest woman in America” influenced events."

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