131 episodes

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.

    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
    SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGNER - Millicent Patrick

    SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGNER - Millicent Patrick

    The hosts start the show talking about recording in the new podcast studio at the Spokane Central Library, and about their favorite episodes. Then Rita tells the story of Millicent Patrick, an actress, animator, makeup artist, and special effects designer who blazed a trail through Hollywood that included stints working for Disney and creating an iconic movie monster.

    • 40 min
    ACTIVIST - Pauline Morton Sabin

    ACTIVIST - Pauline Morton Sabin

    The hosts discuss monetized feminism and then dig into the story of Prohibition and the woman who helped overturn it. Pauline Morton Sabin was a wealthy woman who switched political parties and became the voice and face of the movement to end Prohibition.

    • 55 min
    REPOST - Anna May Wong & Dieynaba Sidibe

    REPOST - Anna May Wong & Dieynaba Sidibe

    In honor of Anna May Wong being featured on the US quarter we are sharing her story again. 

    • 1 hr 27 min
    WARRIOR - Boudica

    WARRIOR - Boudica

    The hosts give an update on what they did with their summer vacations. Then Rita tells the story of Boudica, a Celtic warrior who battled the Romans in Great Britain in 1st century AD. 

    • 53 min
    SURGEON GENERAL - Antonia Novello

    SURGEON GENERAL - Antonia Novello

    The hosts discuss brutal honesty at the top & then Rita dives into the story of Antonia Novello, the first woman to become U.S. Surgeon General. A native of Puerto Rico, Antonia overcame health challenges & rejection to rise to the top of her field (with a few bumps along the way).

    • 43 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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