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BLACKSMITH & DETECTIVE: Elizabeth Brim & Kate Warne

I Don't Know Her

Release Date: 01/10/2020

Native American Heritage Month Re-Release: Freda Diesing & Elizabeth Peratrovich show art Native American Heritage Month Re-Release: Freda Diesing & Elizabeth Peratrovich

I Don't Know Her

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we are mashing up two of our favorite indigenous subjects: Freda Diesing & Elizabeth Peratrovich. Diesing was an incredible Haida artist & one of the few women totem pole carvers. Peratrovich, a Tlingit woman, helped design & push through the nation's FIRST anti-discrimination law.

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Native American Heritage Month Re-Release: Lyda Conley & Susan La Flesche Picotte show art Native American Heritage Month Re-Release: Lyda Conley & Susan La Flesche Picotte

I Don't Know Her

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we are mashing up two of our favorite indigenous subjects: Lyda Conley & Susan La Flesche Picotte. Conley was a formidable fighter for justice & the preservation of Wyandot cemetery. Susan was a the first Native American woman to receive a medical degree. 

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SHARK LADY: Eugenie Clark show art SHARK LADY: Eugenie Clark

I Don't Know Her

Rita and Amanda spend the first few moments talking about cultural appropriation in costumes. Then Amanda introduces Eugenie Clark, an ichthyologist who became known as The Shark Lady. Eugenie discovered previously unknown ocean species, ran her own marine lab, performed research in more than 20 countries, published articles in National Geographic, was a bestselling author and much, much more.

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GYMNAST: Betty Okino show art GYMNAST: Betty Okino

I Don't Know Her

Rita and Amanda discover how easy it is to be a successful podcast--provided you're a mediocre white man. Then Rita tells the story of Betty Okino, an accomplished gymnast who broke barriers and invented complicated moves that changed the gymnastics world forever.

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MUSIC EDITOR: Else Blangsted show art MUSIC EDITOR: Else Blangsted

I Don't Know Her

Rita and Amanda talk about what it's like to feel invisible at work, then Amanda tells the story of Holocaust survivor and movie music editor, Else Blangsted. Her accomplishments and personal life are equal parts complex and fascinating.

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CHIEF: Betty Mae Tiger Jumper show art CHIEF: Betty Mae Tiger Jumper

I Don't Know Her

Amanda shares her obsession with Jessica Simpson's memoir and how her body is treated by the media. Then Rita tells the inspiring story of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, the first and, as of 2020, the ONLY female chief of the Seminole Tribe in Florida.

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FILMMAKER: Alice Guy-Blaché show art FILMMAKER: Alice Guy-Blaché

I Don't Know Her

At the top, Rita shares an intimate moment with her mother. Then Amanda introduces Alice Guy-Blaché, credited as the first female filmmaker and perhaps the first person ever to create a narrative film. 

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EXPLORER: Ida Laura Pfeiffer show art EXPLORER: Ida Laura Pfeiffer

I Don't Know Her

We're back! And with a new, sleek format! Rita introduces us to Ida Laura Pfeiffer, an Austrian explorer, travel writer, and ethnographer who got her start later in life. 

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Season 3 Teaser show art Season 3 Teaser

I Don't Know Her

We're baaaack! And we're new and improved! Stay tuned for new episodes starting October 2. 

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SCIENTIST & COMPUTER ENGINEER: Rosalind Franklin & Raye Montague show art SCIENTIST & COMPUTER ENGINEER: Rosalind Franklin & Raye Montague

I Don't Know Her

The final episode of season 2 features a "Dear White People" moment. Then Rita takes on Rosalind Franklin, a science pioneer whose accomplishments in life were stolen by her male colleagues. Raye Montague worked for the U.S. Navy, shattering glass ceilings as she took on racism and sexism to become the first person to ever design a ship via computer programming.

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More Episodes

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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