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BLACKSMITH & DETECTIVE: Elizabeth Brim & Kate Warne

I Don't Know Her

Release Date: 01/10/2020

SURFER - Margo Godfrey Oberg show art SURFER - Margo Godfrey Oberg

I Don't Know Her

The hosts start the episode with a discussion on the double standards applied to female bosses. Then Amanda digs into the story of the first woman to become a professional surfer--Margo Godfrey Oberg. Margo paved the way for women to become big wave surfers.

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MOUNTAINEER - Annie Smith Peck show art MOUNTAINEER - Annie Smith Peck

I Don't Know Her

Do you believe in ghosts? Spirits? Psychics? The hosts discuss the supernatural and the spiritual world at the top. Then Rita tells the adventurous tale of Annie Smith Peck, a professor and mountaineer who proves that it’s never too late to make your dreams come true.

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ACTIVIST: Madalyn Murray O'Hair show art ACTIVIST: Madalyn Murray O'Hair

I Don't Know Her

Rita ushers in the new season with some insights into apologies and why they’re so damn hard. Then Amanda tells the story of the infamous Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the Most Hated Woman in America. You think you know her story, but you have no idea.

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UPDATE - What we did on our summer vacation show art UPDATE - What we did on our summer vacation

I Don't Know Her

Rita and Amanda update folks on all the goings-on in their lives since the last season and there is A LOT to say. Amanda had top surgery, Rita’s son started junior high, and there were some unexpected twists and turns, including the loss of two important people. Catch up with them in this first episode of the fourth season of IDKHer!

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ARTIST - Inji Efflatoun show art ARTIST - Inji Efflatoun

I Don't Know Her

The hosts talk about the disappointment of a respected local business owner and ally dropping a bad hot take. Then Rita tells the story of Inji Efflatoun, and Egyptian artist and political activist in this season-ending episode.

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ACTIVIST - Kitty Cone show art ACTIVIST - Kitty Cone

I Don't Know Her

Rita shares her love for makeup YouTuber Jaime French. Then Amanda dives into the complex story of Kitty Cone. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at 15, Kitty eschewed her conservative upbringing to become a political organizer and disability rights activist best known for her work on the 504 Sit In.

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I Don't Know Her

Rita & Amanda discuss the #metoo moment in the beer industry. Then Rita tells the tale of Hypatia, a philosopher, mathematician and astronomer who taught a generation of prominent thinkers, but whose life was tragically cut short.

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AUTHOR - Mary Cronk Farrell show art AUTHOR - Mary Cronk Farrell

I Don't Know Her

We’re switching things up this week! Amanda interviews Mary Cronk Farrell, author of 8 books about women you’ve probably never heard of, but you should have. The two talk about why they’re drawn to telling these stories, revisit Irena Sendler (S1:E17), and discuss Mary’s new book, Close-Up on War: The Story of Pioneering Photojournalist Catherine Leroy in Vietnam. You can pre-order the book now!

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DANCER - Tempest Storm show art DANCER - Tempest Storm

I Don't Know Her

The hosts lambast the current fashion trends at Target & bemoan the fashion mistakes of their youth (that are currently being repeated!). Then Amanda tells the tragic & inspirational tale of Tempest Storm, the Queen of Burlesque, who was born into poverty in rural Georgia & rose to the height of burlesque, crossing paths with Elvis, JFK, and Marilyn Monroe along the way.

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ACTIVIST - Sybil Stockdale show art ACTIVIST - Sybil Stockdale

I Don't Know Her

At the top of the show, Amanda shares a demoralizing experience being misgendered at work. Then Rita tells the surprising story of Sybil Stockdale, a Navy Commander’s wife who organized a grassroots campaign to take on the U.S. government & hold them accountable for the missing & imprisoned during the Vietnam War.

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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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