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Jan 29, 2021

Amanda shares something personal at the top of the show today. Then Rita tells the remarkable story of Irene Lentz, a fashion and costume designer who became a one-named powerhouse, dressing the likes of Ingrid Bergman, Ginger Rogers, and Lana Turner. Her story is equal parts inspirational and tragic.

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Jan 27, 2021

Amanda tells the story of Carolyn B. Shelton, the first woman to step in as an acting governor of a state in the U.S. And Rita tells us about Louise Mack, a gossip columnist turned first female war correspondent. Subscribe to our Patreon to get this and other bonus content material!

Jan 22, 2021

Amanda tells the story of Victoria (Vicki) Manalo Draves, a Filipino American woman who made history when she won two gold medals in diving, becoming the first Asian American to ever win a gold medal (and the first woman in diving to win two!). 

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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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