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Axis Sally

Scary gals month concludes with Mildred Gillars, better known as Axis Sally or the Berlin Babe or the Berlin Bitch. An American who was hired by the Nazi’s to tell the Allied soldiers to put their guns down and go home. The gal pals also talk about vampires and how exhausting it sounds to live […]

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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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Miss Representation

What do Old Spice, Apple, Geico have in common? There are all ways that Leah found to introduce our gal-pals Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and 16-year-old new-comer Kami Leach. After paying tribute to the amazing ladies of advertising, Bonnie starts off Advertising Month by talking about the eye-opening documentary Miss Representation and what it says […]

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Rachel Maddow

The gal-pals finish up LGBT month talking about political commentator Rachel Maddow. Kim’s 1 Cool LGBT Thing showcases why representation matters in all aspects of life. The gal-pals also talk about the amazing men and women who have come out to them and how they showed support and became an ally –  even if one […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas was a trailblazer for women in the White House Press Core serving from the Kennedy administration until the Obama Administration. Katie tells the story of the rise and fall of this fierce journalist that dared JFK to be better, found her own voice, and how she upset George Bush Jr so much she […]

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Gal’s Guide Recommended Books By And About Women Journalists

While there are several exceptional options for books written about and by women who are journalists, we have narrowed it down to a mix of our top recommendations for May. Each link goes to our Amazon Smile Charity page to support our independent women’s history library. OUR RECOMMENDED READS: Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race […]

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Seeking Books About Women Journalists

Gal’s Guide is building an independent women’s history library and is seeking works by women and about women in various career fields. This month we have a list of books by and about women journalists. UPDATE: The Gal’s Guide Library opened March 6, 2020. Each link goes to our Amazon Smile Charity Wish List. If you have these […]

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Ida B. Wells – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who born as a slave, refused to give up her seat, found her voice as a journalist, led anti-lynching campaigns and fought for justice for African-Americans. Today we’re talking about the amazing life and legacy of your gal, Ida B. Wells. Full Episode YouTube Version Show Notes & […]

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20 Motivational Writing Quotes From Female Authors 

Writing that book? Good for you! Need some words of encouragement? We’ve been there too. We got you. Read these quotes from amazing female authors and get back to the page! 20 Motivational Writing Quotes From Female Authors “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison […]