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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.

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

    • History
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

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.

    MUSICIAN - Poly Styrene

    MUSICIAN - Poly Styrene

    At the start, the hosts talk about the tragedy in Georgia and we have some good news for our Patreon subscribers! Then Rita tells the story of punk rocker Poly Styrene. Before Bikini Kill and Kathleen Hanna was Poly Styrene, a biracial teen girl who single handedly changed the face of punk in the 70s and paved the way for the Riot grrrl movement of the early 90s.




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    • 1 hr
    Anna May Wong & Masako Katsura

    Anna May Wong & Masako Katsura

    After the killings of 6 women of Asian descent in Georgia, Amanda & Rita revisit the stories of two Asian women you should know, but may not. Anna May Wong was an actress who was the first Chinese-American Hollywood movie star & first Asian American to be the lead of a TV show. Then, Masako Katsura was a trailblazer in billiards, competing among
    men in the industry, earning the title “The First Lady of Billiards.”




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    • 1 hr 21 min
    PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER: Toni Stone

    PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER: Toni Stone

    The hosts talk about workplace double-standards and how sometimes we assume people are allies when they aren't. Then Amanda tells the story of Toni Stone, who became the first woman to ever play professional baseball.

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    WARRIOR NUN: Ani Pachen Dolma

    WARRIOR NUN: Ani Pachen Dolma

    The hosts talk about where the line is between bearing witness & reliving trauma. Then Rita tells the story of Ani Pachen Dolma, nicknamed the “Tibetan Warrior Nun.” Ani became the tribal leader of her clan after her father’s death, helping to fight the invading Chinese. She was imprisoned and tortured for many years, but miraculously didn’t give up.

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    • 58 min
    ACTIVIST: Belva Ann Lockwood

    ACTIVIST: Belva Ann Lockwood

    At the jump, the hosts discuss murder shows--why we like them & why they're problematic. Then Amanda tells the story of Belva Ann Lockwood, educator, activist, attorney & the first woman to run for U.S. President. 

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    ARTIST: Debora Moore

    ARTIST: Debora Moore

    The hosts discuss monogamy & its challenges at the start. Then Rita tells about Debora Moore, a glass artist based in Seattle who is one of the first Black women to work in the field at a professional level.

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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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