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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 […]

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Frances Harper

It’s the start of Suffrage month and there are 5 gal-pals joined over Zoom this time to celebrate the 19th Amendment. Edan is up first talking about the African-American poet who has an Indiana connection to the Suffrage movement.  Show Notes We’re back on Zoom so that means the YouTube has live video of our […]

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Glennon Doyle

  Katie talks about Glennon Doyle, the author of Untamed and Love Warrior, and how Glennon’s amazing journey took her from Christian Mommy Blogger to Cheetah (it will all make sense). The gal pals also talk about coming out stories, challenging your bias, trusting your inner voice, and so much more. YouTube Version We recorded […]

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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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Queen Nzinga

Learn about the African Queen who fought off the slave trade for 30 years! Edan shares the exciting story Queen Nzinga, a bad-ass ruler brought her own chair to a conference. Don’t worry it will all make sense. The gal-pals also have fun with languages, escape rooms, and getting their brain around which way the […]

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Wangari Maathai

The first episode in our new research theme of African gals! Bonnie starts us off with a nice little tree-planting gal who wanted to create jobs and plant trees but she was cursed by her government and was hit list! Learn about this amazing gal who not only survived her government but was the first […]

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Greta Thunberg

It’s the start of STEM month and Dr. Leah Leach’s 1 Cool STEM thing is about climate change activist, Greta Thunberg. Get to know more about this fierce 16-year-old and why we connect with her. We also talk about more young climate change activists. But we can’t always be serious so we Leah brought some […]

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Carrie Fisher

Leah closes out movie month talking about her unexpected role model and weird connection to Carrie Fisher. Hilarious stories about Star Wars, Paul Simon, Debbie Reynolds, and acid-tripping with Cary Grant. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll learn why you can’t wear underwear in space. YouTube Version Show Notes & Extras Gal Pals this month are […]

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Alla Nazimova

The margaritas have kicked in as the gal-pals let their geek flags fly and talk about movie universes they would love to be in before rooting for syphilis to take out an abusive father. Bonnie’s 1 Cool LGBT Thing is about actress Alla Nazimova who was paid more than Mary Pickford, had a theater and […]