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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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100th Episode of the Gal’s Guide Podcast

We did the math and if you subtract our flashback episodes and the audiobook chapters of Frankenstein and Kristin Lavansdatter this is our 100th Gal’s Guide episode!!! It’s also the last episode of Season 2!  Leah, Katie, and Bonnie could have done a full retrospective but it’s been a hell of a year so they […]

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Jane Austen

“A drinking club with a book problem,” Mary Miller gives us the wonderful scoop on Jane Austen. I mean she would know she’s been the Indiana Regional Coordinator for the Jane Austen Society of North America. This episode is full of Jane fun for that ranges from the scholar to the recreational user (AKA “Bonnets”). […]

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Debra Kemp

Author gals month continues with Leah talking about her magical and inspiring gal who she also called her BFF. Debra Kemp was the author of the House of Pendragon Series that answers the questions, what if King Arthur had a daughter and do well-behaved women seldom make history? Show Notes We’re in the library this […]

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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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Hilma af Klint

Klaire talks about the Swedish artist who most likely invented abstract art and did it with use of séances. Learn about the amazing time in history and Thesophy. Plus we talk about haunted books and captured fairies.  Show Notes We’re back on Zoom so that means the YouTube has live video of our silly and […]

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Elizabeth Báthory – The Blood Countess

Scary Gals month continues on the podcast! Katie brings us the ghoulish tale of The Blood Countess. Did this Hungarian noblewoman really hold the Guinness World Record for the number of murders or was it the patriarchy?  Also we learn about Leah’s loyalty in a murder scene. Show Notes We’re back on Zoom so that […]

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Cassandra Peterson – Elvira

It’s the start of Scary Gals Month! Each gal pal gets to pick a gal that think this represents scary. Bonnie starts us of with the Mistress of the Dark who overcame painful scars to owning show the world her “assets.” Cassandra Peterson, and her persona Elvira, brought the camp and the body positivity. Learn […]