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BLACKSMITH & DETECTIVE: Elizabeth Brim & Kate Warne

I Don't Know Her

Release Date: 01/10/2020

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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LADY AERONAUT & TANK DRIVER: Mary Carlotta Myers & Marie Oktyabraskaya show art LADY AERONAUT & TANK DRIVER: Mary Carlotta Myers & Marie Oktyabraskaya

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Rita & Amanda tell the tales of two adventurers. Amanda starts off with Mary Carlotta Myers, a professional balloonist who has a wild, wacky, and fascinating story. Then Rita tells of Mariya Oktyabrskaya, a Russian tank driver hellbent on revenge.

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PAINTER & FASHION DESIGNER: Sarah Biffen & Jeanne Paquin show art PAINTER & FASHION DESIGNER: Sarah Biffen & Jeanne Paquin

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We contemplated not posting today's episode, but we thought there might be folks who need the distraction. Rita tells the story of the "painter with no arms," Sarah Biffen, whose talent was so undeniable that she became the royal painter. Amanda shares the forgotten tale of the first French couture designer, Jeanne Paquin, whose fashion house was the first to be known globally. 

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CRIME BOSS & DAME OF CHAMPAGNE: Stephanie St. Clair & Barb-Nicole Clicquot show art CRIME BOSS & DAME OF CHAMPAGNE: Stephanie St. Clair & Barb-Nicole Clicquot

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Today's episode is a treat! Amanda shares the story of Stephanie St. Clair, who became a successful female crime boss who never held her tongue. Then Rita shares the bubbly tale of Barb-Nicole Clicquot, nicknamed the "Grande Dame of Champagne" for her success turning a struggling business into a champagne empire.

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MECHANIC & PILOT: Sandra Aguebor & Jerrie Mock show art MECHANIC & PILOT: Sandra Aguebor & Jerrie Mock

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Groundbreaking is the theme of today's episode! Rita shares the inspiring story of Sandra Aguebor, the first woman to become a mechanic in Nigeria, who opened up doors for women behind her. Amanda's woman set a world record--Jerrie Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world--but whose story was lost and forgotten to most.

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MOUNTAIN BIKER & LABOR LEADER: Juli Furtado & Luisa Capetillo show art MOUNTAIN BIKER & LABOR LEADER: Juli Furtado & Luisa Capetillo

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Today's episode is all about mothers, both good & complicated. Then Amanda introduces Juli Furtado, who became the first woman to win a mountain biking world championship, despite a tumultuous upbringing (CW: suicide, emotional abuse). Rita tells the riveting tale of Puerto Rico's labor leader & anarchist extraordinaire, Luisa Capetillo.

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DRAG KING & NEWS EDITOR: Annie Hindle & Elizabeth Timothy show art DRAG KING & NEWS EDITOR: Annie Hindle & Elizabeth Timothy

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The hosts practice radical honesty today & some revelations come to light. Amanda tells the story of Annie Hindle, England & America's first professional male impersonator. Then Rita tells the tale of newspaper editor & publisher, Elizabeth Timothy.

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JEWEL THIEF & ANARCHIST DOCTOR: Doris Payne & Marie Equi show art JEWEL THIEF & ANARCHIST DOCTOR: Doris Payne & Marie Equi

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This is the week of the bold! Rita introduces us to Doris Payne, a skilled and conniving jewel thief, who makes off with millions during the course of her sordid criminal career. Amanda shares the tale of Marie Equi, an out lesbian who becomes one of the most successful doctors in the West dedicates her life to fighting for women's rights, abortion, workers' rights, and much more.

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BLUES SINGER & SURVIVOR: Gladys Bentley & Ada Blackjack show art BLUES SINGER & SURVIVOR: Gladys Bentley & Ada Blackjack

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The remote podcasting adventure continues! This week's episode features Gladys Bentley, a bawdy, queer blues singer who comes to a new reckoning later in life, and Ada Blackjack, an Inupiaq woman who survived the arctic wild after everyone on her mission died.

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SERIAL KILLER & OPHTHALMOLOGIST: Belle Gunness & Patricia Bath show art SERIAL KILLER & OPHTHALMOLOGIST: Belle Gunness & Patricia Bath

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We're in for a wild ride today! Amanda tells the wild & gruesome tale of Belle Gunness, one of America's most notorious female serial killers. Some estimate she killed more than 40 people. Then Rita delights us with the story of Patricia Bath, the first African American in ophthalmology, and who also invented laser eye surgery.

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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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