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I Don't Know Her

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Best friends Amanda Mead and Rita Vigil get together each week to talk about women you've probably never heard of, but should have. Join them in their quest to get to know important women (and each other) a little better. I Don't Know Her is a women's history podcast that covers pop culture, friendship, and feminism with a little laughter and a lot of swearing.

Best friends Amanda Mead and Rita Vigil get together each week to talk about women you've probably never heard of, but should have. Join them in their quest to get to know important women (and each other) a little better. I Don't Know Her is a women's history podcast that covers pop culture, friendship, and feminism with a little laughter and a lot of swearing.

Location:

United States

Description:

Best friends Amanda Mead and Rita Vigil get together each week to talk about women you've probably never heard of, but should have. Join them in their quest to get to know important women (and each other) a little better. I Don't Know Her is a women's history podcast that covers pop culture, friendship, and feminism with a little laughter and a lot of swearing.

Language:

English


Episodes

SCIENTIST & COMPUTER ENGINEER: Rosalind Franklin & Raye Montague

6/19/2020
The final episode of season 2 features a "Dear White People" moment. Then Rita takes on Rosalind Franklin, a science pioneer whose accomplishments in life were stolen by her male colleagues. Raye Montague worked for the U.S. Navy, shattering glass ceilings as she took on racism and sexism to become the first person to ever design a ship via computer programming. Check out our Instagram highlights to find dozens of Black podcasts....

Duration:01:27:18

LADY AERONAUT & TANK DRIVER: Mary Carlotta Myers & Marie Oktyabraskaya

6/12/2020
Rita & Amanda tell the tales of two adventurers. Amanda starts off with Mary Carlotta Myers, a professional balloonist (as in, hot air balloons) who has a wild, wacky, and fascinating story. Then Rita tells of Mariya Oktyabrskaya, a Russian tank driver hellbent on revenge. Check out our Instagram highlights to find dozens of Black podcasts. Don't forget to donate to a cause that supports Black...

Duration:01:11:31

PAINTER & FASHION DESIGNER: Sarah Biffen & Jeanne Paquin

6/5/2020
It is with a heavy heart we bring today's episode. We contemplated not posting it, but we thought there might be folks who need the distraction. Rita tells the story of the "painter with no arms," Sarah Biffen, whose talent was so undeniable that she was asked to paint the royal family. Amanda shares the forgotten tale of the first French couture designer, Jeanne Paquin, whose fashion house was the first to be known globally. Donate...

Duration:01:16:18

CRIME BOSS & DAME OF CHAMPAGNE: Stephanie St. Clair & Barb-Nicole Clicquot

5/29/2020
Today's episode is a treat! Amanda shares the story of Stephanie St. Clair, who became a successful female crime boss who never held her tongue. Then Rita shares the bubbly tale of Barb-Nicole Clicquot, nicknamed the "Grande Dame of Champagne" for her success turning a struggling business into a champagne empire. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:26:20

MECHANIC & PILOT: Sandra Aguebor & Jerrie Mock

5/22/2020
Groundbreaking is the theme of today's episode! Rita shares the inspiring story of Sandra Aguebor, the first woman to become a mechanic in Nigeria, who opened up doors for women behind her. Amanda's woman set a world record--Jerrie Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world--but whose story was lost and forgotten to most. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:08:15

MOUNTAIN BIKER & LABOR LEADER: Juli Furtado & Luisa Capetillo

5/15/2020
Today's episode is all about mothers, both good & complicated. Then Amanda introduces Juli Furtado, who became the first woman to win a mountain biking world championship, despite a tumultuous upbringing (CW: suicide, emotional abuse). Rita tells the riveting tale of Puerto Rico's labor leader & anarchist extraordinaire, Luisa Capetillo. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:15:17

DRAG KING & NEWS EDITOR: Annie Hindle & Elizabeth Timothy

5/8/2020
The hosts practice radical honesty today & some revelations come to light. Amanda tells the story of Annie Hindle, England & America's first professional male impersonator. Then Rita tells the tale of newspaper editor & publisher, Elizabeth Timothy. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:18:41

JEWEL THIEF & ANARCHIST DOCTOR: Doris Payne & Marie Equi

4/24/2020
This is the week of the bold! Rita introduces us to Doris Payne, a skilled and conniving jewel thief, who makes off with millions during the course of her sordid criminal career. Amanda shares the tale of Marie Equi, an out lesbian who becomes one of the most successful doctors in the West dedicates her life to fighting for women's rights, abortion, workers' rights, and much more. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:09:41

BLUES SINGER & SURVIVOR: Gladys Bentley & Ada Blackjack

4/17/2020
The remote podcasting adventure continues! This week's episode features Gladys Bentley, a bawdy, queer blues singer who comes to a new reckoning later in life, and Ada Blackjack, an Inupiaq woman who survived the arctic wild after everyone on her mission died. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:03:19

SERIAL KILLER & OPHTHALMOLOGIST: Belle Gunness & Patricia Bath

4/10/2020
We're in for a wild ride today! Amanda tells the wild & gruesome tale of Belle Gunness, one of America's most notorious female serial killers. Some estimate she killed more than 40 people. Then Rita delights us with the story of Patricia Bath, the first African American in ophthalmology, and who also invented laser eye surgery. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:11:16

MOUNTAINEER & JOURNALIST: Fay Fuller & Margaret Bourke-White

4/3/2020
The hosts share their new hobbies, then Rita digs into the story of Fay Fuller, the first woman to summit Mount Rainier. Amanda shares the adventurous tale of Margaret Bourke-White, the first female photojournalist for Life & first female war correspondent. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:14:58

MUSICIAN & BOOTLEGGER: Miriam Makeba & Gertrude Lythgoe

3/27/2020
COVID-19's moral: don't be a jerk! After a brief discussion of the virus, Amanda tells the story of Miriam Makeba, a South African exiled musician who fought against apartheid and racism across the globe. Rita uncovers the sordid tale of underground bootlegger, Gertrude "Cleo" Lythgoe, also known as the "Bahama Queen." Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:19:40

ENGINEER & INVENTOR: Emily Roebling & Marie Van Brittan Brown

3/20/2020
The hosts kick off with discussion of how the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted each of them. Then Rita shares the story of Emily Warren Roebling, who helped construct one of the United States' most recognizable structures--the Brooklyn Bridge. Amanda shares another NY story with Marie Van Brittan Brown, a nurse who invented the first home security system with her husband. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:03:55

BEARDED LADY & DJ: Clementine Delait & TOKiMONSTA

3/13/2020
Mardi Bras for everyone! Amanda shares the opposite of a Queen of Caucasity, then brings the inspiring story of Clementine Delait, one of the most famous bearded women of all time. Then Rita delights us with the story of TOKiMONSTA, an inventive, talented, and resilient music producer and DJ. As always, follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:00:53:13

Wah wah

3/6/2020
Due to illness (coronavirus???), there isn’t a new episode this week.

Duration:00:01:09

TRAVELER & SPORTS EXECUTIVE: Alice Ramsey & Effa Manley

2/28/2020
Rita brings a new candidate for Queen! Then she tells the adventurous tale of Alice Ramsey, the first woman to drive the U.S. coast-to-coast. Amanda highlights Effa Manley, a baseball team owner who became the first & only woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:03:00

QUIZ SHOW! IDKHer 50th Episode Extravaganza

2/21/2020
The infamous Lucas appears on today's episode, our FIFTIETH! He quizzes Rita and Amanda on previous episodes and the two share the ups and downs of this podcasting journey. Plus, hear the bonus story of Ma Barker. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:11:04

HOCKEY PLAYER & LUMBERJILL: Manon Rheaume & Timber Tina

2/14/2020
We crown another queen! Then we tell some fun stories. Amanda kicks off with Manon Rheaume, the first woman to play in any of the four major sports leagues. Rita introduces Timber Tina, a Lumberjill who runs her own park and competitions for women. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:16:48

SCULPTOR & AIDS RESEARCHER: Edmonia Lewis & Mathilde Krim

2/7/2020
We crown a new Queen this week, then Rita gets us started with the story of Edmonia Lewis, the first professional African American (and Native American) sculptor. Amanda discusses Mathilde Krim, a medical researcher who devoted her life to funding AIDS research, saving thousands, if not millions, of lives. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:17:20

ACTRESS & GRAFFITI ARTIST: Anna May Wong & Dieynaba Sidibe

1/31/2020
The hosts crown a new Queen of Caucasity at the start of the episode. Then Amanda jumps in with the story of Anna May Wong, the first Asian American Hollywood movie star. Rita follows with Dieynaba Sidibe, a Senegalese graffiti artist and slam poet whose work centers on women's rights. Follow us on social media: FB: facebook.com/idkherpodcast Twitter: @IDKHerPodcast Insta: @idkher_podcast

Duration:01:26:26