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Best friends Amanda Mead and Rita Vigil get together each week to talk about women you've probably never heard of, but you should have. Join them in their quest to get to know important women (and each other) a little better. I Don't Know Her is a women's history podcast that covers pop culture, friendship, and feminism with a little laughter and a lot of swearing.

I Don't Know Her Amanda V. Mead and Rita Vigil

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Best friends Amanda Mead and Rita Vigil get together each week to talk about women you've probably never heard of, but you should have. Join them in their quest to get to know important women (and each other) a little better. I Don't Know Her is a women's history podcast that covers pop culture, friendship, and feminism with a little laughter and a lot of swearing.

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

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

    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.

    Please consider donating this month to an indigenous charity, especially one that works towards helping women & LGBTQ+ folks. Stay safe, stay healthy.

    • 58 min
    Native American Heritage Month Re-Release: Lyda Conley & Susan La Flesche Picotte

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

    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. 

    Please consider donating this month to an indigenous charity, especially one that works towards helping women & LGBTQ+ folks. Stay safe, stay healthy.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    SHARK LADY: Eugenie Clark

    SHARK LADY: Eugenie Clark

    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    GYMNAST: Betty Okino

    GYMNAST: Betty Okino

    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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    • 58 min
    MUSIC EDITOR: Else Blangsted

    MUSIC EDITOR: Else Blangsted

    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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    Sources:
    The New Yorker
    Looking for Else
    The New York Times
    Patch.com
    Americansongwriter.com
    The Washington Post
    IMDB.com

    • 1 hr 42 min
    CHIEF: Betty Mae Tiger Jumper

    CHIEF: Betty Mae Tiger Jumper

    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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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Feminisimrocks ,

Empowering hilarious wonderful

Thank you so much for this podcast. And thank you to my friend Taylor for recommending this podcast to me. I wish I had met you both when I lived in Spokane. You both are amazing. So smart and funny. I crack up every episode. I love the podcast! It is so empowering to hear these stories from wonderful storytellers like you. Thank you for such a unique and needed podcast. And especially thank you for sharing personal stories even when it’s hard. People think these women don’t even exist just cause they don’t know about them but hey they do exist! Listen to this podcast people!! It’s the best.

baysingerjames14 ,

Love it love it love it

Fun. Creative. Authentic. Real.

I enjoy listening to these two! Way to go, girls!

Sawmaiden ,

Amazing show!!!

It’s incredibly rare to find a show that is educational and entertaining. This does both and is female oriented. Even in a non-binary future it’s important to have female inspiration. Thank you for bringing the past to life in a relevant way that is so enjoyable!

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