Olive the Lionheart
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1499 , Segment 4
Episode: New Year Special, Olive the Lionheart, Shark Friends
- Dec 29, 2020 9:00 pm
- 40:36 mins
There is a forgotten story of a Scottish aristocrat who broke all kinds of rules on a wild trek across Africa. Olive Macleod was 30 and more of a party girl than an outdoorswoman. How she ended up meeting African warlords, discovering elusive waterfalls and adopting two lion cubs as pets is quite the tale. Brad Ricca, English Professor at Case Western Reserve University, tells it in his new book, “Olive the Lionheart”. (Originally aired Sept 3, 2020).