27 episodes

The Wild and Curious Podcast explores what it's like to be a woman in the world, all around the world by highlighting stories from womxn everywhere. Cohosts Theresa Christine and Suzanne Schmedding are Craigslist roommates
turned globetrotting best friends. With backgrounds in travel writing and education, respectively, they sit down with extraordinary womxn worldwide to discuss the ways they're breaking barriers and helping their local communities.

The Wild and Curious Podcast Theresa Christine and Suzanne Schmedding

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

The Wild and Curious Podcast explores what it's like to be a woman in the world, all around the world by highlighting stories from womxn everywhere. Cohosts Theresa Christine and Suzanne Schmedding are Craigslist roommates
turned globetrotting best friends. With backgrounds in travel writing and education, respectively, they sit down with extraordinary womxn worldwide to discuss the ways they're breaking barriers and helping their local communities.

    025: Ock Pop Tok

    025: Ock Pop Tok

    Ock Pop Tok means "east meets west" in the Lao language. We speak to Joanna Smith and Veo Douangdala, the women who founded Ock Pop Tok, a company that hires local Lao women to create traditional textiles. Ock Pop Tok does tours, hosts classes, has a cafe, a gallery, and fosters cultural exchange through travel opportunities for its weavers, all with the goal of elevating the profile of Lao textiles and artisans. Jo and Veo tell us all about how and why they started Ock Pop Tok in 2000, the different ethnic groups of Laos and how they all have their own unique textile style, how their work benefits local women, and so much more.

    Learn more about Ock Pop Tok and discover Laos through textiles at https://www.ockpoptok.com/ or on Instagram at @ockpoptok (https://www.instagram.com/ockpoptok/?hl=en)

    They also have Ock Pop Tok TV (highly recommended!): https://www.ockpoptok.com/blog/category/ock-pop-tok-tv/ and if you'd like to listen to their podcast, tune in here: https://www.ockpoptok.com/radio/

    And if you're ever in Luang Prabang, Laos, definitely visit the Living Crafts Center there! It was a highlight of Theresa's trip to Laos.

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    • 25 min
    024: Women from History: Rosalind Franklin

    024: Women from History: Rosalind Franklin

    Rosalind Franklin was a chemist and X-Ray crystallographer whose work was central to understanding the molecular structure of DNA. Not only was she an incredible woman in STEM, but we dive into the ~drama~ that unfolded with her famed Photograph 51—the first ever image of DNA structure. It was supposedly stolen and used to advance the knowledge of DNA structure, and as a result 3 of her (white, male) colleagues got the Nobel Prize while she was overlooked. We dive into Rosalind's life to learn what she was really like, what work she did, and what her legacy is today.

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    • 27 min
    BONUS: London Insider Tips with Jessica Dante of Love and London

    BONUS: London Insider Tips with Jessica Dante of Love and London

    Loved episode 023 of The Wild and Curious Episode and want more London tips and advice? Jessica Dante has you covered. From the swankiest tea in all of London to the weirdest museum (oh, and it is weird), here's some extra content to get you dreaming of London.

    You'll definitely want to check out Love and London's amazing library of YouTube videos! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2n4MvLJDH2-GWzjJrC58Zw

    You can also visit the Love and London website at https://loveandlondon.com/

    If you'd like to follow Jessica / Love and London on Instagram, she's @loveandlondon (https://www.instagram.com/loveandlondon/)

    You can support The Wild and Curious Podcast by making a contribution on Venmo (http://www.venmo.com/thewildandcurious) or at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thewildandcurious.

    You can also find us on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/_thewildandcurious_

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    • 13 min
    023: Jessica Dante of Love and London

    023: Jessica Dante of Love and London

    Jessica Dante is the founder of Love and London, a digital media company that helps London tourists to visit like they live there. Jessica has always been the type of person who likes sharing travel recommendations from any place she visits. After moving to London from the United States, she enjoyed sharing these travel tips with family and friends so much, she decided to turn it into her business. We were so honored to talk to Jessica about what it's like seeing London through the eyes of someone who lives there but isn't from there and what makes the city so special.

    You'll definitely want to check out Love and London's amazing library of YouTube videos! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2n4MvLJDH2-GWzjJrC58Zw

    You can also visit the Love and London website at https://loveandlondon.com/

    If you'd like to follow Jessica / Love and London on Instagram, she's @loveandlondon (https://www.instagram.com/loveandlondon/)

    Jessica also makes some great recommendations of BIPOC business in London. They are:
    * Black History walks: https://blackhistorywalks.co.uk/
    * The Black Cultural Archives https://blackculturalarchives.org/
    * Ikoyi restaurant: https://ikoyilondon.com/
    * Dark Sugars Chocolate: https://www.darksugars.co.uk/
    * Round Table Books: https://www.roundtablebooks.co.uk/

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    • 24 min
    022: The Women Behind Georgia's Historic Runoff Election

    022: The Women Behind Georgia's Historic Runoff Election

    We spoke with three extraordinary women who played a part in January’s historic runoff election in Georgia.

    You know about Stacey Abrams, of course, but so many people worked to make sure people’s voices were heard and represented in the past election. And they’ve been working for years and continue to work on (because, sadly, voter suppression is real and rampant).

    We spoke with Tamieka Atkins (the Executive Director of Pro Georgia), Nse Ufot (the CEO of the New Georgia Project), and Rebecca DeHart (the CEO of Fair Count) about the New American Majority, voter suppression, meeting people where they are (and not just geographically—mentally and emotionally, too), being a better white accomplice, and so, so much more. We want to highlight that by making your home more equitable, you in turn make the world more equitable.

    Links!
    * Make sure to check out the Go Vote GA site (https://www.govotega.org/).
    * Learn more about ProGeorgia at https://progeorgia.org/
    * Learn more about the New Georgia Project at https://newgeorgiaproject.org/. New Georgia Project can be found on Twitter as @NewGAProject (http://www.twitter.com/newgaproject) and Instagram as @NewGeorgiaProject (http://www.instagram.com/newgeorgiaproject). You can find Nse on social media at @nseufot404 on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/nseufot) or @nseufot on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nseufot).
    * Learn more about Fair Count at https://www.faircount.org/, and they’re on Instagram and Twitter as @faircount and Facebook at Fair Count Georgia. (http://www.instagram.com/faircount, http://www.twitter.com/faircount, and https://www.facebook.com/faircountgeorgia/)

    You can support The Wild and Curious Podcast by making a contribution on Venmo (http://www.venmo.com/thewildandcurious) or at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thewildandcurious.

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    • 30 min
    021: Harriet Rwosa

    021: Harriet Rwosa

    Gumoshabe Harriet Rwosa (you can call her Harriet) started The Happy Girls Project in her hometown of Kabale, Uganda. Happy Girls Project makes and supplies reusable sanitary pads for school age girls as well as educates the general public on menstruation. Harriet comes onto the show to talk about period poverty, how she's helping change the way people think about menstruation, and what plans she has in store for the future of her organization.

    It costs only $10 USD to make 3 reusable sanitary pads which can keep a young, menstruating girl in school. Learn more about Happy Girls Project or make a donation at happygirlsproject.com.

    You can also find Happy Girls Project on Social media: their Instagram handle is @happygirlsprojectuganda (http://instagram.com/happygirlsprojectuganda) and they’re on Facebook as Happy Girl Project (https://www.facebook.com/thehappygirlproject)

    You can support The Wild and Curious Podcast by making a contribution on Venmo (venmo.com/thewildandcurious) or at PayPal.me/thewildandcurious.

    You can also find us on Instagram at instagram.com/_thewildandcurious_

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

natsrf66 ,

Dynamic Duo

I thoroughly enjoyed Theresa and Suzanne’s interview with Ms Forough. Afghan Hero Girl is such a unique game and idea and I am glad they were able to bring us this content. Intro song also reminded me of listening to NPR in my car.

deeaden ,

Love!

Absolutely love getting to hear about all these amazing women!

JS1206 ,

Love the concept!

In a billion dollar industry, I love that the hosts are highlighting the stories of those whose voices may not always be the loudest or most often told.

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