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Avery 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.

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

    • History
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

Avery 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.

    HOSTS WITH THE MOST- Avery and Rita

    HOSTS WITH THE MOST- Avery and Rita

    In which our intrepid podcasters update you all about what's been going on and where things are going.

    • 42 min
    DOCTOR - Magnus Hirshfeld pt. 2

    DOCTOR - Magnus Hirshfeld pt. 2

    At the top, the hosts talk about all of the big changes they experienced in 2022 and what they hope to accomplish in 2023. Then Avery tells part two of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld’s tale. Hirschfeld was the founder of the first gay rights organization as well as the world’s first sex institute. In part two, learn about what happened when the Nazis rose to power & about Hirschfeld’s partner Li Shui Tong.
     

    • 54 min
    LANDOWNER - Biddy Mason

    LANDOWNER - Biddy Mason

    The hosts start the show talking about Tyre Nichols and giving an update on Rita's ex-husband Nic before diving into the story of Biddy Mason, a formerly enslaved woman who became one of the first African-American women to own real estate in Los Angeles. Over her life Biddy amassed an impressive fortune and was known for her philanthropy.

    • 40 min
    DOCTOR - Magnus Hirshfeld

    DOCTOR - Magnus Hirshfeld

    At the top, the hosts talk about all of the big changes they experienced in 2022 and what they hope to accomplish in 2023. Then Avery tells part one of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld’s tale. Hirschfeld was the founder of the first gay rights organization as well as the world’s first sex institute. His progressive ideas about sexuality and gender are mind blowing for the time.

    • 1 hr
    ACTIVIST - Felicitas Méndez

    ACTIVIST - Felicitas Méndez

    The hosts talk about their Christmas traditions then Rita tells the story of Felicitas Méndez, a Puerto Rican civil rights activist who scored a major legal victory in California schools, which played a part in ending de jure segregation in the United States.

    • 45 min
    GENDER PIONEER - Karl Baer

    GENDER PIONEER - Karl Baer

    Avery and Rita read The Great British Baking Show for filth for the infamous Mexican episode. Then Avery tells a tale close to their heart. Karl M. Baer was born an intersex child whose parents raised him to be a girl, causing years of internal and external strife for him. As a young adult he meets Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, who changes his life forever. 

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Aubrielle B. ,

Well-Researched and Super Interesting Content

I love this podcast, the hosts are witty and entertaining. I have learned about so many fascinating women through this podcast that I otherwise would have never known about. The subject matter keeps me coming back for more. The hosts do a great job of research and really dig deep.

SophBot2016 ,

Relatable history

These two do an amazing job of discussing some really interesting women “and other folks” that have done so much for the world. Great job, I can’t wait to hear who you talk about next!

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.

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