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Surya Bonaly

Edan shares what Olympic greatness is all about with a French figure skater who didn’t win Gold but should have. Learn all about the amazing Surya Bonaly! Show Notes & Extras Gal Pals this month are – Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, Leah Leach and Edan. Bonnie has already talked about Gertrude Ederle Get to know […]

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Gertrude Ederle

It’s the start of Olympic Gal month and Bonnie is giving us “What For!” Well, actually, she’s telling about an Olympic swimmer who swam the English Channel who might have coined the phrase “What For!” Gertrude Ederle learned to win in a New York river with a rope around her waist. She’s the “Grease Smeared […]

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Isabella Bird

Climb the mountain! Pet the peacock! This is the advice from the drunk gal-pals, that might not be the best to follow. However, Katie tells about an English explorer who traveled all around the world. One adventure the locals trapped her in a house and set it on fire! Learn about the lady who was […]

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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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Ching Shih

To wrap up pirate month Leah talks about the leader of Red Flag Fleet who was so powerful she got a pardon from the Chinese government and got jobs for most of her fleet before retiring into the life of a boss of a gambling den and a Madam. Ching Shih is a true bad-ass […]

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Anne Bonny

Meet the fierce cross-dresser of the Caribbean! Anne Bonny and her BFF Mary Reed were wanted women on the 7 seas. Granted stealing that English military ship might have been the major reason. Katie and the gal-pals try to reason why Anne Bonny is always pictured with one boob out plus they try to define […]