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It's the last episode of Season 3 of the Gal's Guide Podcast! Leah talks about the Indigenous gal who was known for way more than just one thing! Zitkála-Šá was an activist, writer, and was the first Native American to write an opera. Learn about this fascinating woman who used her skills and talents to better her people.    More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Dec 1

28 min

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Nov 20

25 min 41 sec

Katie talks about the designer of rockets & missiles for Lockheed Martin! Mary Golda Ross was a shining example of a Cherokee Nation education who reached the stars! We don't even know the fullest extent of her awesomeness because a lot of her work is still classified to this day. Area 51, anyone?  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Nov 17

30 min 23 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Nov 12

26 min 21 sec

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.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib  

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Nov 11

35 min 4 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Nov 6

34 min 41 sec

Bonnie starts off Indigenous Month with the Alaskan Civil Rights hero, Elizabeth Peratovich. We also pay homage to the native lands that house the Gal's Guide Library and our homes.    More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Nov 1

25 min 26 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  This episode does have a disclaimer on it https://matadornetwork.com/read/indigenous-language-stop-appropriating/ More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Oct 29

15 min 41 sec

Elyssa wraps up Disney Gal Month with the wonderful history of the first woman hired in the Disney Story Department. Bianca Majolie was behind many of the "Silly Symphonies" and your favorite characters. She brought the heart instead of the pranks to the Disney stories. She was also the only girl in the room.    More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Oct 25

18 min 24 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Oct 23

21 min 57 sec

Leah talks about one of her favorite creators that is working right now as the Head of Disney Animation, Jennifer Lee. How did she get the gig? Co-directing a $1.28 Billion Box Office doesn't hurt. Frozen creator, Jennifer Lee has an amazing story the ties together sisters, fear, and getting the story right. Also, do you wanna build a snowman? It doesn't have to be a snowman. More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Oct 21

19 min 8 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Oct 15

14 min 14 sec

Jen talks about the Disney Imagineer behind many of your favorite rides and areas at the Disney Parks! Two of her favorites that she worked on were Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion - she even has her own tombstone on the Haunted Mansion grounds, can you guess which one before the episode is done?    More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Oct 11

25 min

It's the start of Disney Gals Month and Bonnie starts us off wondering why Donald Duck doesn't have pants but Mickey Mouse does. Oh! And we talk about the Disney Legend, the voice of Snow White, Adriana Caselotti.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Oct 4

18 min 58 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Oct 1

24 min 37 sec

Katie wraps up activist month talking about 4 amazing animal activist gals. Learn about Caroline Earle White who started animal shelters, Margaret Murie who was the grandmother of the conservation movement, Harriet Hemenway who co-founded the Audubon Society, and Genesis Butler the young lady who is on the scene right now daring us (AND THE POPE) to eat less meat.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Oct 1

30 min 30 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Sep 29

23 min 24 sec

"Do women have to be naked to be in the met?" The Guerrilla Girls asked this question in 1985 and Klaire Lockheart has us still asking today! Dive into a fantastic episode about art history and statistics that will have you ready to buy more art by women!  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib  

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Sep 20

43 min 42 sec

Nation, Wilma Mankiller.  Gloria Steinman once said that if our country was more fair this woman would have been President of the United States. Wilma was one of the native peoples who reclaimed and occupied Alcatraz Island for 19 months. Learn about this inspirational and dynamic woman who should be taught in all schools. More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib  

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Sep 18

36 min 37 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Sep 17

15 min 1 sec

It's the start of Activist Gals Month and we're trying to turn anger into positive change. Bonnie talks about 3 amazing women in Saudi Arabia who have fought for the right to drive for women. Learn about Loujain al-Halthloul and her time in jail, Manal al-Sharif leading 100 women behind the wheel, and Ameera al-Taweel a Princess who trying to do her part as well.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib  

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Sep 8

42 min 27 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Sep 3

25 min 8 sec

To wrap up Photographer Gal month the Gal Pals talk about the favorite photos that they have taken, we learn no one likes a reverse centaur and that Gerda Taro is is amazing. Gerda was the first woman photographer to die on the front lines. Papa Hemingway was a fan of her work. Learn all about this pequena rubia of photography.    More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Aug 30

26 min 39 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Aug 27

15 min 5 sec

Jen shows us how powerful photos can be to empathize. Remember the Migrant Mother photo? Jen talks about the photographer,Dorothea Lange, behind that photo just after Katie talks about her inappropriate scrapbook...because we can't be serious all the time.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Aug 23

28 min 24 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Aug 20

18 min 13 sec

Leah takes us on the journey into The Only Band That Matters and their iconic photo. That's right, we're talking about Pennie Smith's photo of the London Calling album by The Clash. Did you know that photo nearly never happened? The story is incredible! Show Notes with photos: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Aug 19

26 min 7 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Aug 13

18 min 49 sec

It's the start of Photography Month at Gal's Guide and Bonnie starts us off with an image that took thousands of terabytes of data to produce - it's the first image of a black hole! Bonnie talks about Dr. Katie Bouman the adorkable face of the team that made the impossible, possible! Show Notes with photos: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Aug 12

24 min 12 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Aug 6

15 min 38 sec

Leah wraps up Olympic month by taking us back in time to 776 B.C. to the time of the Heraean Game (AKA Girl Olympics) where running with a boob out what a challenge! Leah also brings up loopholes so the ladies play with the oil-drenched guys and then talks about how all the nakedness was ruined and the party was cancelled for 1500 years. She gets us up to speed on when women could join the Olympics whether they knew they were competing or not. Totally NSFW but funny episode.    More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib    

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Jul 26

26 min 45 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Jul 23

15 min 12 sec

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 Wimbleton!  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Jul 19

23 min 35 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib    

Jul 16

18 min 12 sec

Edan shares what Olympic greatness is all about with a French figure skater who didn't win Gold but should have. Learn all about the amazing Suyra Bonaly! More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Jul 12

35 min 31 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib    

Jul 9

18 min 19 sec

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 Venus" of the world. Grab some motorcycle goggles and dive in!   More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Jul 7

29 min 6 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Jul 3

19 min 41 sec

We've covered outer space explorers, rocky mountain explorers, deep ocean explorers, now it's time for an inner-space explorer. Leah is still obsessed with Tibet and talks about the First Buddhist in France who was also the first western woman to reach Lhasa. Learn about the wild explorer whose books and travels inspired the Beat Generation, Alexandra David Neel. More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib  

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Jun 28

26 min 6 sec

Chapter 12 contains a hurtful pejorative against the Romani people. While these words were never appropriate, we feel it is important to present the text as written.  For more knowledge and compasssion we suggest: https://now.org/blog/the-g-word-isnt-for-you-how-gypsy-erases-romani-women/  Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Jun 25

39 min 58 sec

Katie learns that some seashells are for taking. Bonnie is missing her rocks. Leah was so poor she stole a napkin. And Amy steals from the Pope. After confessing their crimes, the Gal Pals learn about the gals who went deep diving in a lead ball the size of a yoga ball to research the ocean floor. Amy teaches us all about the magical gals of the Bathysphere.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Jun 21

29 min 47 sec

Climb the mountain! Pet the peacock! This is the advice from the drunk gal-pals, that might not be the best to follow. However, Katie tells about an English explorer who traveled all around the world. One adventure the locals trapped her in a house and set it on fire! Learn about the lady who was allergic to sitting still, Isabella Bird. More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Jun 21

29 min 17 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Jun 18

23 min 15 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Jun 11

18 min 58 sec

It's the start of Explorer Gals Month and Katie brought us a mountain cookie, Amy reminds us that no one knows how to pee in public anymore, and Bonnie tells us about a gal who was so smart she was kicked out of school. Explore outer space with astronomer Cecil Payne-Gaposchkin.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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Jun 9

36 min 18 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

Jun 5

34 min 13 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

May 28

37 min 18 sec

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.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

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May 24

24 min 49 sec

Every Friday 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. Read by Amber Jacoba.  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib

May 21

35 min 46 sec

The gal pals talk about their favorite fairy tales before Debbi takes on the magical mystery tour of Mother Goose. Was she a real person? What was her evolution? We go through all the possibilities with only a few slams on Disney. Please don't sue us, Disney!!  More info at: galsguide.org Patreon: patreon.com/galsguide Facebook: www.facebook.com/galsguidelibrary/ Twitter: twitter.com/GalsGuideLib  

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May 19

37 min 45 sec