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Lottie Dod

The Gal Pals find Olympic games where they can sit or lay down, meanwhile Katie tells us about Lottie Dod who never sat still. Voted the best versatile female athlete by Guinness World Records, Lottie played a ton of sports including winning Silver in Archery and being the youngest ever female singles champion in Wimbledon!  […]

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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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Gal’s Guide Anthology Call for Submissions

Share your experience with women’s history with us. Any story or poem of how women’s history or women in history has impacted your life is what we are looking for. Deadline is 12/16/2021 for publication in March 2022 Women’s History Month!  Submission will be chosen by a jury of 3, one representing Gal’s Guide, one […]

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Vote For New Explorer Books!

Every month we have a research theme. We gather the books we have in the collection and the Gal’s Pals research for the Gal’s Guide Podcast. Sometimes we have holes in the collection where we could use more materials have better diversity in the theme. This is where YOU come in! We’ll post a short […]

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Dakinis

Leah wraps up folk tale & myth month with the female Buddha’s of wisdom. Known in Tibetan Buddhism as Dakinis, Leah talks about how this fierce female drinks from a skull cup, stands on her own ego and cuts you free from the thing that makes you unhappy. Show Notes & Extras Gal Pals this […]

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Women of Greek Myths

Beware of spit takes while listening to this episode! It takes us four ridiculous tries to start the show before going into a biblical story rant about Leah’s namesake, Debbi turning people into stone, and Bonnie whippin’ out her college thesis on us tell us her comical list of complaints of Greek (and Roman) women […]

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Juneteenth Read IN

Gal’s Guide Library is hosting a Juneteenth Read-IN. Invoking the spirit of civil rights sit-ins, the Gal’s Guide Library will be facilitating a space and books for people of all ages and ethnicities to come and sit and read a book about the African American experience. Bring a book. Borrow a book.Non Fiction or Fiction.Sit […]

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Li’l Friday

Every Friday, starting May 7, we’re sharing a chapter (or two) of Little Women written by Louisa May Alcott. Originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. This American classic is a coming-of-age tale, requested by her publisher and made into a few movies. Read by Amber Jacoba. Previous we covered  Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for Franken’ […]

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Hope Jahren

The gal pals get really excited talk about their favorite childhood tree! Then Katie brings us up to speed on the amazing work of Geobiologist, Hope Jahren. Hope is the author of two books Lab Girl and our book club pick The Story of More. Learn about this Minnesota gal and her superpower for the […]

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Inge Lehmann

The Gal Pals talk about their adventures in recycling, fickle pickles, and the Danish Semiologist, Inge Lehmann. Journey with us to the lady who discovered what is in the enter of the Earth – with science! Show Notes & Extras Gal Pals this month are Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, Rebecca Berfanger and Leah Leach Leah […]