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Nandi on the Drums Makes the World Go Round!

by Kimberly Bright YouTube videos of cover versions of well-known songs seemed to multiple geometrically last year during the COVID lockdown. Nandi Bushell, then a 10-year-old self-described “British and Zulu drummer girl” in England, was already well-known internationally for her amazing, spot-on, skillful rock drum cover versions on YouTube. She acquired some very famous friends […]

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Pennie Smith

Leah takes us on the journey into The Only Band That Matters and their iconic photo. That’s right, we’re talking about Pennie Smith’s photo of the London Calling album by The Clash. Did you know that photo nearly never happened? The story is incredible! Show Notes & Extras This month’s Gal-Pals are: Dr. Leah Leach, […]

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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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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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Josephine Baker and her pet cheetah

This week the gal-pals talk about the mythic creature Josephine Baker. Josephine was a burlesque performer, a French spy, and a civil rights advocate who stood up to the KKK. She also walked her pet cheetah down the streets of Paris, had a goat in her dressing room and a pig living in her night […]

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Miriam Makeba

Turn up the music! To wrap up our African gals research Leah talks about Miriam Makeba, the singer known as “Mama Africa.” Banned from her home of South Africa for over 30 years she brought African music all over the world. We also learn that cueing drunk people is hard, we’ve kept things from Bonnie, […]

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Dolly Parton – Gal’s Guide Podcast

Katie’s 1 Cool Music gal has pissed off the KKK, written upwards of 5,000 songs, gives books away to kids, created a theme park and way more! You might know her by her greatest asset but there is much more country gal from Tennessee. Katie talks about Dolly Parton…who actually lost in a Dolly Parton […]

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Gal’s Guide NEWS for July 22 (Brought to you by lemonade)

  News and updates from the Gal’s Guide Library and Research Center for July 22, 2019. Brought to you by lemonade. YouTube Version Show Notes: The second edition of the Gal’s Guide NEWS. Brought to you by lemonade. Library NEWS Our current book collection has doubled and can be found here. Our trio of new book […]

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Nico – Gal’s Guide Podcast

Gal-pals Rebecca, Bonnie, Katie and Leah, start off the show talking about the best concerts and the first concerts. Some of them are cool, some of them, well, let’s just say they are trying to forget them. For her 1 Cool Music Thing, Rebecca shares a connection to a gal who was a model and […]