Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are among the most captivating and provocative artists to ever come out of Mexico. In addition to their art, the strange nature of their age-defying, beauty-and-the-beast relationship swathed the pair in intrigue. Let’s learn a little more about their love and legacy, both as a couple and as individuals.


Suggested Episodes:

Ep06 – Alfred Kinsey (Part I)

Ep07 – Alfred Kinsey (Part II)

    • “Diego Rivera Biographer.”, A&E Networks Television, 12 Apr. 2019,
    • “Diego Rivera.” Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline, Famous People, 2019,
    • “Frida and Diego.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 1 Jan. 2006,
    • “Frida Kahlo.” The Art Story, The Art Story Foundation, 2019,
    • “Frida Kahlo: Painter, Icon, Genius.” Stuff You Should Know, Stuff Media LLC, 7 June 2018,
    • Grovier, Kelly. “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Portrait of a Complex Marriage.” BBC, BBC, 4 Dec. 2017,
    • Kettler, Sara. “Behind Frida Kahlo’s Real and Rumored Affairs With Men and Women.”, A&E Networks Television, 16 July 2019,
    • “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, 2005,
    • “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo: Honestly Frida.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, 2005,
    • Luna, Javier Aranda. “The Elephant and The Dove: A Look at Frida and Diego’s Relationship.” Google Arts & Culture, Google,
    • Rogers, Lisa Waller. “A Portrait of My Sister Cristina Kahlo by Frida Kahlo.” Lisa’s History Room, 27 May 2009,
    • “The Timeline of the Turbulent Life of Diego Rivera: His Art and His Politics.” The Timeline of the Turbulent Life of Diego Rivera: His Art and His Politics, San Jose State University,
    • Tuchman, Phyllis. “Frida Kahlo.”, Smithsonian Institution, 1 Nov. 2002,
    • Weingus, Leigh. “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: 8 Photos of Their Colorful Love Story.”, A&E Networks Television, 18 June 2019,
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About the Author
Sarah Duncan is a lean manufacturing coach for a pharmaceutical company. Her ADD combined with excessive creative energy have led to many outlandish pursuits and activities over the years, including 20+ years as a dancer and choreographer, a brief stint competing in sprint triathlons, and performing in the Raleigh musical theater scene. For years, Sarah has been fascinated with how romance and passion have frequently changed the course of history. Salacious History evolved out of Sarah’s love of history, pop culture, and podcasting.

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