Amanda and Rita are on a mission to share the stories your history books left out. Every episode they tackle the brave, complicated, courageous, and important stories of women you've probably never heard of, but you should have. Many of our episodes specifically highlight women of color and LGBTQ+ folks. Join us. Find your new heroes.
JAZZ MUSICIAN: Melba Liston
At the top of the show, Amanda shares an infuriating incident of "pushback" against Black History Month. Then they tell the story of Melba Liston, the first woman to play trombone in a big band (that wasn't all-female), and went on to become a respected and prolific jazz arranger, who worked with the most well-known and beloved musicians in the game.
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CHEF/RESTAURATEUR: Cecilia Chiang
The hosts discuss the NY Times recent "Framing Britney Spears" documentary at the top of the show. Then Rita tells the fascinating & complex story of Cecilia Chiang, who revolutionized what Chinese food looked like in the United States.
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ACTIVIST: Claudette Colvin
Rita gets deep at the start of the show. Then Amanda shares the story of Claudette Colvin, a teen girl who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, nine months before Rosa Parks, and she was one of the plaintiffs in the landmark case that made segregation on public transportation unconstitutional. But her story was purposely overlooked and overshadowed.
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FASHION DESIGNER: Irene Lentz
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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GOVERNOR & WAR CORRESPONDENT: Carolyn B. Shelton & Louise Mack
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!
DIVER: Vicki Draves
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!).
Bonus content includes discussions of mean girls, being petty, and some of the worst things the hosts did as teens.
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Customer ReviewsSee All
History is amazing!
Super fun, and neat to learn about women doing amazing things!