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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Frida Kahlo

In our third 1 cool painting thing, Bonnie Fillenwarth talks about the tragic but brave life of Frida Kahlo. Joined by Kim Thatcher, Rebecca Berfanger and Dr. Leah Leach, the gals also talk about paintings they saw as kids that scared them and gave them a happy place to visit. FULL EPISODE YouTube Version Show […]

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Josephine Baker

BURLESQUE PERFORMER AND FRENCH SPY Josephine Baker was born in 1906 in Missouri, she had a terrible childhood, I mean terrible. Little formal education, no indoor plumbing, poor, always hungry, abused, and homeless for a time. She made some money dancing on street corners at the age of 13. Her dancing led her to New […]

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Saucy Gals of History

For our March meeting, our speaker was Leah Leach, co-host of our podcast Your Gal Friday. She presented 13 gals that are more risqué or controversial than you’d hear about on our family-friendly podcast. Leah told the tales of pirates, erotic poets, spies, burlesque performers, and revenge-fueled painters. These gals stories are incredible, inspiring, and oh yeah, […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Movie Month Part 1

Starting a new drinking game, inventing movie genres, shining a spotlight on female film pioneers who did way more innovations than even film students know, and throwing shade on New Jersey…that’s what was in the budget for part 1 of Episode #4 of the Gal’s Guide to the Podcast. Join the discussion using #MovieGals Your […]

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Babe Didrikson Zaharias – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who had amazing success in golf, basketball, and track and field. But it doesn’t stop there. She also played baseball, billiards, and bowling. All these events at a time when women were discouraged to compete. ESPN ranked her in the top 10 of most important athletes of the […]

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who inspired Elvis, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bob Dylan. We’re talking about Gospel’s first superstar who shocked audiences with her electric guitar. Today we’re going to dig into the start of Rock and Roll and talk about the life and legacy of your gal, […]

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Ellen DeGeneres – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a funny gal whose observational humor led her onto the biggest gigs for a comedian, followed by multiple shows featuring her name, books, award show hosting duties and a presidential medal of freedom. But there was a time when we turned our back on her. Today we’re going to spread […]

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Lily Tomlin – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a funny gal who created a cast of characters that have spanned over 50 years in not only TV but in movies, on stage, and in books. From Ernestine to Frankie Bergstein, she’s made us laugh and she made us think. Today we’re talking about the life and legacy of […]

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Film Pioneers – Your Gal Friday

In this special episode of Your Gal Friday we talk about 4 early film pioneers that created the framework for movies today spanning from 1896-1982. The 4 gals in this episode are: Alice Guy Blache, Lois Weber, Dorothy Arzner and Margaret Booth. Click here for the full podcast episode in an audio player on your computer/device. […]

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Jane Addams – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who known as the Mother of Social Work. She founded the template for what is the modern day YMCA or Boys & Girls Club. Her settlement known as Hull House utilized the neighborhood for social and civic change.  She was a pacifist and an activist for peace and […]