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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 […]

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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. […]

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Debra Kemp

Author gals month continues with Leah talking about her magical and inspiring gal who she also called her BFF. Debra Kemp was the author of the House of Pendragon Series that answers the questions, what if King Arthur had a daughter and do well-behaved women seldom make history? Show Notes We’re in the library this […]

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Cokie Roberts

It’s the start of Author Gal’s month! We’re celebrating the ladies of the written word. Bonnie starts us off with the political reporter and author Cokie Roberts. We also talk about Bobbleheads and National Novel Writing Month.  Show Notes We’re in the library this month! So we’re drunker! The gal pals this month are Dr. […]

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Mary Wollstonecraft

With Zoom video! Leah has a suffrage state quiz and then tells the remarkable tale of Mary Shelley’s mom who also wrote a revolutionary book. Learn about Mary Wollstonecraft who wrote The Vindication of the Rights of Women, published letters of evidence, and in the 1700’s was making her own living. Show Notes We’re back […]

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Statue of Liberty Protest, 1886

The gal-pals plan a “what if” trip before Klaire shares her very cool thing about the dedication of the Statue of Liberty where the only gal who could come was apparently 305 feet tall, French, and a personification of a woman. So Matilda Joslyn Gage and her friends stage a protest on a boat! Learn […]