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The podcast about amazing and noteworthy women from history! A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules; Broads You Should Know shares the stories of those Broads who have helped shape our world.

Broads You Should Know Sara Gorsky

    • History
    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings

The podcast about amazing and noteworthy women from history! A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules; Broads You Should Know shares the stories of those Broads who have helped shape our world.

    Olivia Julianna — Gen Z Activist Who Turned Republican Fat-Shaming into over $2M for Abortion Funds

    Olivia Julianna — Gen Z Activist Who Turned Republican Fat-Shaming into over $2M for Abortion Funds

    This week Sara brings us the story of the remarkable Olivia Julianna! A week and a half ago Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz got on the mic and fat-shamed the 19-year-old political strategist for Gen Z for Change, a youth-led nonprofit creating tangible change on issues that disproportionately effect young people.

    Olivia used this mega-spotlight to flip the narrative and raise money for Abortion Funds. At the time this episode drops she has raised over $2.2 million and trolled Gaetz to the moon and back and she's not done yet. Listen now for the full story on how this teenaged Broad is changing the world.




    A BROAD is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!



    See All Our BROADS at www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com

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    BYSK is hosted & produced by Sara Gorsky (@SaraGorsky)

    BYSK is edited by Chloe Skye with original music by Darren Callahan



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    • 23 min
    Wilma Rudolph - Olympic Superstar and ”Fastest Woman in History” [Sara Gorsky]

    Wilma Rudolph - Olympic Superstar and ”Fastest Woman in History” [Sara Gorsky]

    This week Sara brings us the story of the first woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics - Wilma Rudolph! She is only 16 years old when she competes in her first Olympic Games as an amateur athlete. A mere four years later, at 20, she wins three golds and is declared "the Fastest Woman in History." Her story is even more incredible when you find out that as a young child and polio survivor doctors told her she would never walk again.

    How did she beat the odds, discard her awful leg brace, and run her way to become one of the top athletes of the 20th century? You'll have to listen to find out!




    A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!

    3 Ways You Can Support BYSK:


    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
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    Email your broad suggestion, question, or comment at BroadsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com



    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky.

    IG: @SaraGorsky

    Web master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com



    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 30 min
    ReBROADcast: Ida B. Wells — First Reporter to Break Story About Southern Lynchings [Sara Gorsky]

    ReBROADcast: Ida B. Wells — First Reporter to Break Story About Southern Lynchings [Sara Gorsky]

    This week, Sara brings us the story of Ida B. Wells! She worked in Civil Rights all her life, early on suing (and winning!) against a railroad company for forcing her to vacate her seat so that white people could sit down. She's also the woman who ventured into the Southern states during a time of mass-lynchings to investigate the epidemic of unreported hate crimes. Her work made people in the Northern United States aware of the vicious hate crimes that were happening, and that they were targeting successful black businesspeople under the guise of various made-up charges.



    A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!

    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:

    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode on social media / tell a friend about the show!
    Send us an email with a broad suggestion, question, or comment at BroadsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com


    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky.

    IG: @SaraGorsky

    Web master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com



    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 36 min
    Helen Hulick Beebe — Slacks-tivist & Innovator in Deaf Education [Sara Gorsky]

    Helen Hulick Beebe — Slacks-tivist & Innovator in Deaf Education [Sara Gorsky]

    Today, Sara brings us the incredible story of Helen Hulick Beebe! Helen is working as a teacher in Los Angeles in 1938, and when she's called to court to testify in a burglary case she inadvertently causes quite the ruckus by...wearing pants! The Judge is outraged and reschedules the court date with an order to wear a dress when she returns, but Helen refuses to comply and the ire of the Judge boils over. The whole ordeal that follows lasts months and makes headlines across the country, putting Helen and her "slacks-tivism" into the spotlight.

    However, her story doesn't end there. Helen goes on to pioneer a new method of teaching for deaf students. Known today as the auditory-verbal approach, her method has opened the door for hearing impaired students and their families, making it possible to interact with the hearing world at a level that was previously impossible.

    How did Helen's battle against the pants-hating Judge ultimately play out? And how did she chart a pathway to develop, then expand the auditory-verbal approach? You'll have to listen to find out!



    A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!

    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:


    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode on social media / tell a friend about the show!
    Send us an email with a broad suggestion, question, or comment at BroadsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com



    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky.

    IG: @SaraGorsky

    Web master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com



    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 23 min
    Verity Lambert — 1st Female TV Producer in the UK Who Brought Doctor Who to Life! [Colin A. Borden]

    Verity Lambert — 1st Female TV Producer in the UK Who Brought Doctor Who to Life! [Colin A. Borden]

    Today, Colin A. Borden brings us the tale of Verity Lambert - the founding producer of Doctor Who! 

    As an aspiring young writer and director, Verity kept running into the glass ceiling, being told time and time again that there wasn't any more room for another woman.

    Verity kept at it, though, and when an accident on set means someone has to step in to keep the show together, Verity meets the challenge with aplomb and leaves an indelible impression on the studio department head. Later, when he's looking for someone to try and get a weird show called "Doctor Who" on its feet, he remembers Verity, and she becomes both the first UK female TV producer, and the youngest at the time.

    Her story is amazing, and this now beloved TV show is a staple in many a home, but it wouldn't have even happened were it not for the tenacious, creative, and get-it-done attitude of Verity Lambert. Listen now for the full story!



    A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!

    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:


    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode on social media / tell a friend about the show!
    Send us an email with a broad suggestion, question, or comment at BroadsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com



    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky.

    IG: @SaraGorsky

    Web master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com



    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 27 min
    Broadly Speaking (About Abortion) #11: The Overturning of Roe vs Wade & What We Can DO About It!

    Broadly Speaking (About Abortion) #11: The Overturning of Roe vs Wade & What We Can DO About It!

    Sara, Chloe, and much of the US are reeling this week from the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe vs Wade (while disturbingly, some are celebrating). While we much expected it would happen, it still was a major blow.

    As we sort through the sorrow, grief and despair that many of us are feeling it's important to acknowledge our feelings, but also to check in with our actions and make sure that we aren't inadvertently self-centering/white-centering our posts and our actions.

    We discuss a few important ally faux pas you should be aware of, and highlight the best, most productive ways to focus our energy and support for the folks most effected by this ruling. SPOILER ALERT: There are already really amazing organizations that have been supporting those seeking abortions for decades now!!

     

    IMPORTANT LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

    ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE - https://accessrj.org

    NATIONAL NETWORK OF ABORTION FUNDS -https://abortionfunds.org

    FULL ARTICLE BY JESSICA PINCKNEY -  https://prismreports.org/2021/12/15/we-dont-need-an-abortion-underground-railroad-black-and-brown-people-already-lead-the-most-powerful-abortion-fund-network-in-the-country/



    A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world!

    3 Ways you can help support the podcast:


    Write a review on Apple Podcasts
    Share your favorite episode on social
    Tell a friend!



    Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky.

    IG: @SaraGorsky

    Web master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com



    Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

hereiswhatithought528 ,

Great info!!

Dynamic host and awesome way to learn more about important women!

TransWriter90 ,

You’ll Laugh and Learn

Even when I’d already heard of the Broad they’re covering, I still learn so much more than I knew 🙌🏼 and then most of the time I’m learning about someone amazing I’ve never even heard of!! A must listen for sure. The hosts have great energy together

Kay_Rock ,

So much fun, so much to learn!

Each episode is so unique, and you can really hear the passion for the subject chosen by the narrator. So much research goes into each on! Even the episodes about women I thought I knew about are full of new information. These are fun to listen to: so much enthusiasm and interesting discussions and interesting questions. If you have interest in the women who changed history, definitely listen to this. It makes you feel excited to learn.

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