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The Red Spy Queen

8/15/2018
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25 Episode Notes Elizabeth Bentley was a communist spy turned American spy and informant in the 1930’s – 40’s – she spent enough time as a communist spy that when she defected from the party, Russian spying in the US effectively ceased for years, so vast was her damaging knowledge. While she was neither a good witch nor a bad bitch, spending much more time in the gray area, it can’t be disputed that without Elizabeth Bentley, we wouldn’t have background checks, an oath of allegiance for...

Duration:00:58:10

Finds Them And Kills Them

8/8/2018
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24 Episode Notes Osh Tisch, or, Finds Them and Kills Them, was a warrior, an expert in sewing, tanning, and all “women’s work”, a leader in her community, and one of the last of the Crow Nation baté, a Two Spirit spiritual leader of the Crow Nation. Intro - 16m45s | Deanna and Hannah discuss the new cat-calling laws in effect in Paris, France. Then they dive into an episode relevant, and general GWBB podcast brand relevant, clarification of who our podcast is about as it relates to...

Duration:01:01:14

The Great Sandwina

8/1/2018
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23 Episode Notes The Great Sandwina (given name, Katie Brumbach) aka The Lady Hercules aka the Woman of Steel is one of the strongest women to have ever lived. She made a name and a legacy working in the circus in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, but was known for being a paragon of femininity as well, kind of a paradox for gender roles at the time. She loved sex, made no apologies, and beat men in the ring every time they dared challenge her. She was one seriously bad bitch. Intro -...

Duration:00:48:54

Miss Manhattan

7/25/2018
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22 Episode Notes Audrey Munson was considered America’s first supermodel during the Gilded Age, she was world famous for her perfect proportions and gorgeous posing, and her likeness can still be found in statues all over the country. Her story is tumultuous but worthy of remembrance. 0:00 - 16:59 | Deanna and Hannah discuss Trump’s Helsinki summit and the curse of July 18th 17:00 – 52:15 | Deanna tells Hannah all about Audrey Munson Notable Links: The Curse of Beauty (the new book...

Duration:01:06:21

The Auburn Amazon Who Refused A Gasoline Bath*

7/18/2018
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21 Episode Notes In the early 1900’s, the United States instituted a policy that involved dousing Mexican immigrants and day workers with toxic chemicals in order to “delouse” them. The practice continued for decades, but in 1917, maid Carmelita Torres had had enough. And so had thousands of other women. Intro - 7:20 | Deanna and Hannah indulge in verbal shenanigans, and talk about Veronica Lake. 7:20 - 45:22 | Featured Woman: Carmelita Torres Notable Links: Ringside Seats to a...

Duration:00:56:48

La Grande Diva Magnifique

7/11/2018
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20 Episode Notes Please excuse any audio issues!! We're working on it and they should be corrected next episode. Thank you! Josephine Baker displayed resistance in multiple movements and multiple decades – despite being American born, she fell in love with and moved to France, where she became a war hero for her work as a French spy during World War 2. Later, she was a huge part of the civil rights movement in America, despite the many challenges she faced there. In addition, she was a...

Duration:01:04:11

The 28-Year-Old Giant Slayer

7/4/2018
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19 Episode Notes If you’ve been watching the news, you have probably seen the name Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez splashed across the headlines. But what’s so special about this 28-year-old Democratic Socialist nominee for Congress from the Bronx? Listen and find out! Intro - 15:45| Deanna and Hannah discuss the #FamiliesBelongTogether March on June 30th 15:46 – 36:45| Featured Lady Notable Links: Tiffany Bond, running for Congress as an Independent: http://bond2018.com/ App for Calling...

Duration:00:52:51

The Garden of Alla

6/27/2018
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18 Episode Notes Alla Nazimova was a Russian actress turned Broadway star turned early 1900’s Hollywood screen siren, who hosted elaborate parties at her mansion and had affairs with beloved Hollywood actresses and industry people. Later, her mansion was turned into a hotel that was beloved by artists, writers, and the mob. Intro - 14:10 | Hannah shares old newspaper clippings. 14:10 - 45:00 | Featured Woman If you like what you're hearing, leave us a review and subscribe! If you have...

Duration:00:55:04

Wild and Free, That Julie D'Aubigny

6/20/2018
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Episode Notes Julie D’Aubigny was an openly bisexual, sword-fighting, gang dueling, opera singing badass woman who did her thing despite societal customs and restrictions in 17th century France. 2:55 - 11:42 | Deanna and Hannah read an old newspaper clipping about the work of police women in the 20’s 11:56 – 36:45 | Today’s Person Notable Links: BygoneBadassBroads Twitter thread about Julie: https://twitter.com/themackenzilee/status/713411050855604225?lang=en Written by Mackenzi Lee,...

Duration:00:46:34

C•nts Unpl•gged

6/13/2018
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WARNING: NOT FOR SENSITIVE LISTENERS Okay, we're trying something here. Sometimes on our show we have conversations that were not planned for an episode, but a topic leads us to an interesting, if not hard to have discussion. We swear up a storm and laugh at these things, and we want to be able share it with our audience, though it is a bit more raw than our feature podcast. We bring you, C•nts Unpl•gged. These are the bits that didn't make it in for whatever reason. Unplanned,...

Duration:00:05:14

The Diaries of 'Gentleman Jack'

6/13/2018
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18 Episode Notes Anne Lister, Aka “Gentleman Jack” was an out and proud landowning lesbian in the early 1800’s. She is known for renovating an estate called Shibden Hall and penning a 4 million diary in which she detailed not just her day to day activities, but her conquests, in graphic detail. 0:00 - 15:14 | Deanna and Hannah discuss Roseanne, Samantha Bee, Pedophiles, and some other fun ranty stuff. 15:15 - 50:48 | Anne Lister If you like what you're hearing, leave us a review and...

Duration:00:59:43

Tall, Dark, Handsome... Androgenous, and Legally Armed

6/6/2018
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15 Episode Notes 12:00 - 43:30 | Storme Delarverie was a dashing, androgynous lesbian famously photographed by Diane Arbus, a drag king in New York in the era of Stonewall who is sometimes credited with helping incite the Stonewall Riot, and a gay club bouncer until her death. She was involved in her community until her death and fiercely protective of everyone who identified as LGBTQIA+ . Intro - 12:00 | Where's Melania? Hannah and Deanna discuss the "disappearance" the First...

Duration:00:54:46

The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake

5/30/2018
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Episode Notes 31:30 - 51:30 | Qiu Jin was a poet, a feminist, a revolutionary. She liked wine, swordplay, wearing men’s clothes, and teaching others to fight for the revolution that would ultimately bring about the downfall of China’s Imperial system. She was a seriously bad bitch. INTRO - 08:15 | ADDENDUM ADDED: Hannah and Deanna respond to listeners response to last week's episode's title, "Tammy Duckworth for President", and they discuss the controversy of Presidential Eligibility for...

Duration:00:59:28

Tammy Duckworth for President

5/23/2018
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13 Episode Notes If you want to skip to awesome lady goodness, scrub to 16:35! Notable Links: And ALL OF US WITH WINGS by Michelle Ruiz Keil to your Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40177227-all-of-us-with-wings If you like what you're hearing, leave us a review and subscribe! If you have comments/things you want to mention, email us at GWBBPodcast@gmail.com! Twitter: https://twitter.com/GWBBPodcast IG: https://www.instagram.com/gwbbpodcast/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:53:43

La Belle Rebelle

5/16/2018
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12 Episode Notes Lady Anne Farquharson-Mackintosh was a Scottish Jacobite who helped the Bonnie Prince Charlie (even when he didn't always deserve it) raise an army and stay safe from the long reach of England. She is remembered fondly in Scottish history, and is a certifiable bad bitch. Notable Links: The story of the woman who poisoned her husband: https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/pls-read-this-wild-thread-about-a-grandma-confessing-to-murder-on-a-bus/ The Rejected Princesses entry on...

Duration:00:49:04

She Found The Truth They Tried To Destroy

5/9/2018
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11 Episode Notes Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga was a prisoner of the internment camps FDR sanctioned during WW2 to unlawfully imprison Japanese Americans. Later she did research that proved pivotal in bringing the government to justice. She was a damn good witch. Notable Links: Michelle Wolf's complete set at the White House Correspondent's Dinner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDbx1uArVOM More newspaper clippings about The Holy Terror...

Duration:00:54:01

You Have To Make A Way Out Of No Way

5/2/2018
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10 Episode Notes Grace Lee Boggs was a philosopher, activist, and all around good witch who got involved with the Black Power movement in Chicago and Detroit, and helped begin Detroit's slow revitalization process through community organizing and activism. Notable Links: The Radio Project Interview with Angela Davis: http://www.radioproject.org/2012/02/grace-lee-boggs-berkeley/ The On Being transcript: https://onbeing.org/programs/grace-lee-boggs-a-century-in-the-world British...

Duration:00:36:04

The Beauty Who Created The Beast

4/25/2018
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9 Episode Notes Millicent Patrick is a beautiful, mysterious figure from Hollywood history who may have been the mastermind behind some of the ookiest movie monsters of the 40's and 50's, most notably, the Gill Man of the film, The Creature From the Black Lagoon. She was a seriously bad artistic bitch who didn't get her due. Like what you hear? Leave us a tip! https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/gwbbpodcast We appreciate your support! Or, Buy us a coffee on Ko-Fi:...

Duration:00:42:57

She Was the Best in Everything

4/18/2018
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Episode 7 Notes Rosalind Franklin was a brilliant scientist whose contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA were pivotal to our understanding of that ol' building block of life and an all around good witch whose awesome science brain gave us a better understanding not only of DNA, but x-ray technology and virology, like a seriously bad bitch. Like what you hear? Leave us a tip! https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/gwbbpodcast We appreciate your support! Notable links regarding...

Duration:00:52:30

Wangari Maathai Was Not A Good Woman

4/11/2018
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7 Episode Notes Wangari Maathai was a professor, a political activist, and an all around good witch who fought against political corruption and climate change like a seriously bad bitch. Like what you hear? Leave us a tip! https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/gwbbpodcast We appreciate your support! Notable links regarding all the topics discussed in today's episode! A book about Belle Bilton, the subject of the #MisandryinPublishing dude's book, written by Nuala O'Connor:...

Duration:00:58:19