Feb 17, 2020

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Katie’s 1 Cool African Gal

Katie talks about the author of “We Should All Be Feminists” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the dangers of only knowing a culture's singular story. Wonderful conversation on feminism, equality and being inspired by fellow women.

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Feb 10, 2020

Queen Nzinga - Edan’s 1 Cool African Gal

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 Nile flows.

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Feb 3, 2020

Wangari Maathai - Bonnie’s 1 Cool African Gal

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 African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize!

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Jan 27, 2020

Harriet Lane - Debbi’s 1 Cool First Lady

Plunging necklines! Bachelor President! Bralettes! Cocaine! These are just a few of the wonderful things we talk about as we finish up First Ladies month. Debbi brings us the fantastic story of First Lady Harriet Lane who was the niece to the 15th President, James Buchanan and the first to have the official title of "First Lady."  

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Jan 20, 2020

Edith Wilson - Bonnie’s 1 Cool First Lady

The drinks have really kicked in and the gals talk about the "Petticoat Puppetrist," Edith Wilson. Bonnie's 1 Cool First Lady might be the first female president - for a least a few months. Edith Wilson was First Lady during World War 1, the passing on the 19th Amendment, and took charge when her husband's, President Woodrow Wilson, had a stroke. Surprisingly only 1 Weekend at Bernie's joke in the episode! Find out if the Wilson's were scared of what Bonnie lovingly calls "ladies with banners."  

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Jan 13, 2020

Florence Harding - Leah’s 1 Cool First Lady

Okay, strap in because we’re going on a wild ride. Dr. Leah Leach is gonna tell ya about Florence Harding, not only the wife to the 29th President Warren G. Harding, but she was a feminist, knew how to operate a movie camera, flew in airplanes before Amelia Earnhardt set any records, and she might have killed her husband. The gals also talk about some of the reasons American’s haven’t seen a woman president yet. YET.

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Jan 6, 2020

Michelle Obama - Katie’s 1 Cool First Lady

First episode of season 2!!! Raise your glass because the Gal's Guide Podcast is back and bringing you inspiring, fun and shocking stories about First Ladies. We voted to go in reverse chronological order so first up is Katie's  1 Cool First Lady, Michelle Obama! We focused on the ever-changing expectations on a FLOTUS and yet how to handle it with grace, a partnership, and a campaign promise. 

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Dec 30, 2019

Live Event: Evolution of Sci-Fi Fandom

On November 10, Gal's Guide collaborated with Starbase Indy and the Center for Inquiry to host an event during the Spirit & Place Festival 2019

To tie into the R/Evolution theme of the festival, our event was the Evolution of Sci-Fi Fandom with a panel discussion. 

Our panel was moderated by Lisa Meece, the CEO of Starbase Indy. Panelists included fantasy and horror author Maurice Broaddus, Starbase Indy Organizer Miranda Montooth, and Gal's Guide Executive Director Dr. Leah Leach. 

The panel discusses geeky creators, the importance of belonging to a community and the power of sci-fi literature and media. We also talk about white supremacists infiltrating geek spaces, trolling, the Hugos Sad Puppies and problematic creators like H.P. Lovecraft.  

Our event was nominated for an Award of Awesomeness by Spirit & Place. 

Recorded Live in front of a live audience at the Center for Inquiry. 

Nov 25, 2019

Henrietta Lacks - Leah’s 1 Cool Medical Thing

Leah talks about the life and immortality of Henrietta Lacks. Even though Henrietta wasn't a doctor or nurse because of her there have been over 74,000 studies that have lead to treatments and vaccines for polio, HPV, cancers and more. The gals also talk about the best things they have done for their own health. 

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Nov 18, 2019

Virginia Apgar - Kerra’s 1 Cool Medical Thing

Have you heard of the Apgar score given to newborn babies? For Kerra’s 1 cool thing she talks about the fascinating woman who invented the score, Virginia Apgar. The gal pals also talk about their most frightening medical issues and how they survived them.

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