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Jan 15, 2021

Amanda makes an impassioned speech about why we need to do better at understanding how people become radicalized. Then Rita dives into the story of Amalie Emmy Noether, a German Jewish mathematician who continuously pushed against sexism and anti-Semitism in academia to eventually change the foundations of mathematical...

Jan 8, 2021

Our chatty hosts spend the start reminiscing over Christmases past. Then Amanda tells the story of Edna Lewis, the First Lady of Southern Cooking, and the true pioneer of the farm-to-table movement (at least according to Amanda).

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Dec 25, 2020

The hosts discuss their approaches to confrontation before diving into the fascinating story of Maria Sibylla Merian, an entomologist who was one of the earliest European naturalists to observe insects and illustrate them accurately and beautifully. Plus, some friend facts are learned!

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Dec 18, 2020

The hosts weigh in on the asinine WSJ op-ed that criticized Dr. Jill Biden for using her rightfully earned honorific. Then Amanda talks about Mary Ann Shadd Cary, an outspoken activist, lawyer, and teacher who became the first Black woman publisher in North America and the first woman in Canada. 

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Dec 11, 2020

They're baaack! Join Rita & Amanda as they discuss their Covid journeys, why they're forever Team Pacey, and an update on merch! Then Rita tells the delightful tale of inventor Margaret E. Knight.