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BLACKSMITH & DETECTIVE: Elizabeth Brim & Kate Warne

I Don't Know Her

Release Date: 01/10/2020

MUSICIAN & BOOTLEGGER: Miriam Makeba & Gertrude Lythgoe show art MUSICIAN & BOOTLEGGER: Miriam Makeba & Gertrude Lythgoe

I Don't Know Her

COVID-19's moral: don't be a jerk! After a brief discussion of the virus, Amanda tells the story of Miriam Makeba, a South African exiled musician who fought against apartheid and racism across the globe. Rita uncovers the sordid tale of underground bootlegger, Gertrude "Cleo" Lythgoe, also known as the "Bahama Queen."

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ENGINEER & INVENTOR: Emily Roebling & Marie Van Brittan Brown show art ENGINEER & INVENTOR: Emily Roebling & Marie Van Brittan Brown

I Don't Know Her

The hosts kick off with discussion of how the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted each of them. Then Rita shares the story of Emily Warren Roebling, who helped construct one of the United States' most recognizable structures--the Brooklyn Bridge. Amanda shares another NY story with Marie Van Brittan Brown, a nurse who invented the first home security system with her husband.

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BEARDED LADY & DJ: Clementine Delait & TOKiMONSTA show art BEARDED LADY & DJ: Clementine Delait & TOKiMONSTA

I Don't Know Her

Mardi Bras for everyone! Amanda shares the opposite of a Queen of Caucasity, then brings the inspiring story of Clementine Delait, one of the most famous bearded women of all time. Then Rita delights us with the story of TOKiMONSTA, an inventive, talented, and resilient music producer and DJ.

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I Don't Know Her

Due to illness (coronavirus???), there isn’t a new episode this week.

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TRAVELER & SPORTS EXECUTIVE: Alice Ramsey & Effa Manley show art TRAVELER & SPORTS EXECUTIVE: Alice Ramsey & Effa Manley

I Don't Know Her

Rita brings a new candidate for Queen! Then she tells the adventurous tale of Alice Ramsey, the first woman to drive the U.S. coast-to-coast. Amanda highlights Effa Manley, a baseball team owner who became the first & only woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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QUIZ SHOW! IDKHer 50th Episode Extravaganza show art QUIZ SHOW! IDKHer 50th Episode Extravaganza

I Don't Know Her

The infamous Lucas appears on today's episode, our FIFTIETH! He quizzes Rita and Amanda on previous episodes and the two share the ups and downs of this podcasting journey. Plus, hear the bonus story of Ma Barker.

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HOCKEY PLAYER & LUMBERJILL: Manon Rheaume & Timber Tina show art HOCKEY PLAYER & LUMBERJILL: Manon Rheaume & Timber Tina

I Don't Know Her

We crown another queen! Then we tell some fun stories. Amanda kicks off with Manon Rheaume, the first woman to play in any of the four major sports leagues. Rita introduces Timber Tina, a Lumberjill who runs her own park and competitions for women. 

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SCULPTOR & AIDS RESEARCHER: Edmonia Lewis & Mathilde Krim show art SCULPTOR & AIDS RESEARCHER: Edmonia Lewis & Mathilde Krim

I Don't Know Her

We crown a new Queen this week, then Rita gets us started with the story of Edmonia Lewis, the first professional African American (and Native American) sculptor. Amanda discusses Mathilde Krim, a medical researcher who devoted her life to funding AIDS research, saving thousands, if not millions, of lives.

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ACTRESS & GRAFFITI ARTIST: Anna May Wong & Dieynaba Sidibe show art ACTRESS & GRAFFITI ARTIST: Anna May Wong & Dieynaba Sidibe

I Don't Know Her

The hosts crown a new Queen of Caucasity at the start of the episode. Then Amanda jumps in with the story of Anna May Wong, the first Asian American Hollywood movie star. Rita follows with Dieynaba Sidibe, a Senegalese graffiti artist and slam poet whose work centers on women's rights.

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HOLOCAUST HERO & PLAYWRIGHT: Yukiko Sugihara & Gertrude Jeannette show art HOLOCAUST HERO & PLAYWRIGHT: Yukiko Sugihara & Gertrude Jeannette

I Don't Know Her

Things get personal at the top of the episode. Then Rita introduces Yukiko Sugihara, who helped more than 6,000 Jews out of Nazi territory. Amanda discusses the incredible life of Gertrude Jeannette, the first woman to get a motorcycle license and become a taxi driver. But she was also a dedicated member of the Harlem black theater community, and her legacy lives on today.

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The hosts discuss the idea of sharing naked selfies with friends, then onto some badass women. Rita talks about Elizabeth Brim, a blacksmith who plays with femininity in her work. Amanda shares the adventurous story of Kate Warne, the first female detective in the United States, who once thwarted an effort to assassinate Lincoln.

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