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Coretta Scott King

Did you know the reason the U.S. has a federal holiday for Martin Luther King Jr is because of the work of Coretta Scott King? Learn about this active participant of peace who was active in the Civil Right Movement before meeting MLK. Show Notes We are on Zoom ’cause COVID The Gal Pals for […]

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Women’s Battalion of Death

Author of Women Warriors, Pamela Toler, tells us the fascinating tale of the Women’s Battalion of Death lead by Maria Botchkareva. The Gal Pals also ask if you can conform and rebel at the same time. Show Notes We are on Zoom ’cause COVID The Gal Pals for January are, Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, […]

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Qiu Jin

It’s the start of Season 3 of the Gal’s Guide Guide Podcast!! We are starting off – what can only be an amazing year – celebrating rebel gals. We are joined this month by author and history nerd, Pamela Toler! Bonnie Fillenwarth starts us off with a Chinese feminist revolutionary who founded a girls’ school […]

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Galentine’s Day 2021

Ladies celebrating Ladies! We’re going to help each other reconnect with our own inner queen. We’ll learn about amazing queens of history and give you a personal mantra for the year ahead. Get that crown ready. Register Now

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Book Club

In the midst of the pandemic we started an online Short Story Club. We had such a good time reading stories and chatting about them. Now the reading goddesses have deemed we’ve graduated to full-on books! Yes, congratulations are being shared around. Gal’s Guide Book Club Here is how it works. Katie Harris hand picks […]

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100th Episode of the Gal’s Guide Podcast

We did the math and if you subtract our flashback episodes and the audiobook chapters of Frankenstein and Kristin Lavansdatter this is our 100th Gal’s Guide episode!!! It’s also the last episode of Season 2!  Leah, Katie, and Bonnie could have done a full retrospective but it’s been a hell of a year so they […]

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Maya Angelou

Katie finished up our research and tribute to authors by talking about a nomadic and creative gal who was like a phoenix from the ashes. From Still I Rise and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Katie tells us the life of Maya Angelou. We also talk about Tupac, life-changing books, Bonnie’s hatred of […]

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Jane Austen

“A drinking club with a book problem,” Mary Miller gives us the wonderful scoop on Jane Austen. I mean she would know she’s been the Indiana Regional Coordinator for the Jane Austen Society of North America. This episode is full of Jane fun for that ranges from the scholar to the recreational user (AKA “Bonnets”). […]

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Frigg Friday

Did you know that we call Thursday for Thor and Friday for Frigg? (More on Wikipedia) Our newest audiobook goes to the 14th century Norway. Each Friday we’ll post a chapter of Kristin Lavransdatter written by Sigrid Undset. This Norwegian novelist was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. The book is part of a trilogy. […]