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Myers-Briggs

Did you know the Myers-Briggs personality test was designed by a mother and daughter? Did you know it’s used in hiring processes today? Learn about the interesting history of the test and see what you think.  Show Notes & Extras Isabel Briggs Myers (Wikipedia) Katharine Cook Briggs (Wikipedia) Persona: The Dark Truth behind Personality Tests […]

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Betty White Day

Betty White’s hometown Oak Park, IL is proclaiming January 17 as Betty White Day. The amazing comedian Betty White would have turned 100 years old on January 17, 2022. Passing away only a few weeks before her centennial birthday sparked the #BettyWhiteChallenge urging people to donate to local animal shelters. Betty loved a good birthday […]

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Sacheen Littlefeather

Edan talks about the life of Sacheen Littlefeather before and after refusing Marlon Brando’s Oscar for The Godfather. We also talk about drum circles, sweat lodges and casting more Indigenous People in films and TV.  Show Notes & Extras Gal pals this month are – Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Edan. Bonnie already talked […]

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Gilda Radner

Funny gals month continues! The gal-pals tell their favorite jokes, fall in love with an adorable dog named Sparkle, and share their love of the one and only Gilda Radner. YouTube Version This week’s episode on YouTube has live video. Show Notes & Extras We’re recording on Zoom so that means video!!!! The gal-pals this […]

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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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Kathleen Shannon

We’re Back! Birthday girl, Bonnie starts off movie month with Kathleen Shannon a Canadian film director and producer who founded Studio D. Government funded this film studio was dedicated to women filmmakers, a first in the world. Fellow gal-pals, Leah Leach, Katie Harris, and Denise Jaeckel also start voting for syphilis again. Anything can happen […]

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Miss Representation

What do Old Spice, Apple, Geico have in common? There are all ways that Leah found to introduce our gal-pals Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and 16-year-old new-comer Kami Leach. After paying tribute to the amazing ladies of advertising, Bonnie starts off Advertising Month by talking about the eye-opening documentary Miss Representation and what it says […]

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Gal’s Guide Recommended Reads (and Views) About LGBTQ Pride

  While there are several exceptional options for books, movies, and comedy specials that showcase LGBTQ pride we have narrowed it down to a mix of our top recommendations for June. OUR RECOMMENDED READS: Nazimova: A Biography by Gavin Lambert The Color Purple by Alice Walker Hiding My Candy: The Autobiography of the Grand Empress […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Nina Simone

This week Rebecca’s 1 Cool Black History Thing is about the singer and activist Nina Simone. From “Mississippi God Damn” to her cover of “Here Comes the Sun” Nina has a voice that draws you in, tells you a story and can make you cry. Learn more about this amazing gal this week on the […]

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Our 10 Recommended Reads For Black History Month, Plus 5 Documentaries

Our 10 recommended reads that include fiction and non-fiction, science and sci-fi, poetry and a play, plus a few documentary films.