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Cecilia Payne – Gaposchkin

It’s the start of Explorer Gals Month and Katie brought us a mountain cookie, Amy reminds us that no one knows how to pee in public anymore, and Bonnie tells us about a gal who was so smart she was kicked out of school. Explore outer space with astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin.  Show Notes & Extras […]

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Mother Goose

The gal pals talk about their favorite fairy tales before Debbi takes on the magical mystery tour of Mother Goose. Was she a real person? What was her evolution? We go through all the possibilities with only a few slams on Disney. Please don’t sue us, Disney!! Show Notes Gal Pals this month are Bonnie […]

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Hope Jahren

The gal pals get really excited talk about their favorite childhood tree! Then Katie brings us up to speed on the amazing work of Geobiologist, Hope Jahren. Hope is the author of two books Lab Girl and our book club pick The Story of More. Learn about this Minnesota gal and her superpower for the […]

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The Gal-Pals have settled into the new library space and are ready to get their hands dirty learning about environmental gals. Leah is up first with the “Grande Dame of the Everglades” Marjory Stoneman Douglas. She talks about how she yelled a man for dropping his pen and how she made us want to save […]

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Mary Seacole

It’s Black History month and we’re taking this opportunity to shine an amazing spotlight on Black women in STEM. Katie talks about nurse and entrepreneur, Mary Seacole. Voted the Best Black Britton, Mary Seacole is a Jamaican-Scottish gal who gave Florence Nightingale a run for her money. Learn a taste about the amazing gal from […]

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Angela Davis

We wrap up with a rebel gal who was on the top 10 FBI most wanted list but also ran for Vice President. Katie is sharing with us the complex and wonderfulness that is Angela Davis. Show Notes We are on Zoom ’cause COVID The Gal Pals for January are, Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, […]

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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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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 […]