Nov 23, 2020

Maya Angelou - Katie’s 1 Cool Author Gal

Katie finished up our research and tribute to authors by talking about a nomadic and creative gal who was like a phoenix from the ashes. From Still I Rise and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Katie tells us the life of Maya Angelou. We also talk about Tupac, life-changing books, Bonnie's hatred of Passengers, and gateway drugs. It's a wonderful way to end author's month! 

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Aug 2, 2020

Frances Harper - Edan’s 1 Cool Suffrage Thing

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. 

 

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May 18, 2020

Josephine Baker Leah’s 1 Cool Animal Thing

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 club kitchen. Josephine is flippin' amazing!!! 

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Mar 23, 2020

Marie Van Brittan Brown - Lisa’s 1 Cool Science Thing

Lisa Meece’s 1 Cool Science Thing gets the gal-pals talking about the barriers of female inventors while she enlightens us on the genius of Marie Van Brittan Brown who invented the home security system. The gal-pals also talk about their own security systems like “Bra Off Day Off” and “T-Rex Mode” where you are so still you hope no one at the door sees you.

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Mar 9, 2020

Alice Ball - Bonnie’s 1 Cool Science Thing

Just days before moving into the library, the gal-pals gather together to record this month’s episodes - that’s right we record them all at once! The gals reflect on their favorite episodes recorded in Leah’s front room before Bonnie tells us her 1 cool science thing is Alice Ball and her cure for leprosy.

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Feb 24, 2020

Miriam Makeba - Leah’s 1 Cool African Gal

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, and Katie hasn't seen Black Panther. Say it with me now, WAKANDA FOREVER!!  

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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 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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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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