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I Don't Know Her

Amanda V. Mead and Rita Vigil

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Ever wonder who the first woman to circumnavigate the globe was? How about the first woman mixologist? 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 while being fun and informative.

Latest Episodes

HERO & ACTIVIST: Neerja Bhanot & Elizabeth Peratrovich

ERita tells the sad, scary, and heroic story of Neerja Bhanot, a flight attendant for Pan-Am Air during a much different time. Amanda shares the story of Elizabeth Peratrovich, an Alaska Native woman who helped pass the first anti-discrimination law in U.S. history, facing down relentless racism with strength & class.

71 MIN5 d ago
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HERO & ACTIVIST: Neerja Bhanot & Elizabeth Peratrovich

SECRET AGENT & SAMURAI WARRIOR: Nancy Wake & Nakano Takeko

EAmanda tells the story of WWII secret agent Nancy Wake, who was named the Gestapo's MOST WANTED PERSON during the height of the war. Rita discusses Nakano Takeko, a Samurai Warrior who fought courageously for her people in battle. Email us ideas at idontknowherpodcast@gmail.com,& as always, find us on social media. Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/idkherpodcast Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/idkher_podcast/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/IDKHerPodcast

63 MIN1 w ago
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SECRET AGENT & SAMURAI WARRIOR: Nancy Wake & Nakano Takeko

PRIMATOLOGIST & POLITICIAN: Dian Fossey & Patsy Mink

ERita shares a difficult story about facing racism in the serving industry, then dives in with the tale of Dian Fossey, who lived for gorillas. Amanda shares the inspirational story of Patsy Mink, the first woman of color & first Asian-American woman elected to Congress, where she kicked some serious ass. As always, find us on social media. Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/idkherpodcast Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/idkher_podcast/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/IDKHerPodcast

68 MIN2 w ago
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PRIMATOLOGIST & POLITICIAN: Dian Fossey & Patsy Mink

SKATEBOARDER & COMIC CREATOR: Patti McGee & June Tarpé Mills

EOur hosts gush over the Veronica Mars reboot, then get right into it. Amanda tells the fun & adventurous story of Patti McGee, the first female professional skateboarder. Then Rita introduces June Tarpé Mills, an artist who created the first solo comic book heroine, known as Miss Fury. As always, find us on social media: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/idkherpodcast Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/idkher_podcast/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/IDKHerPodcast

73 MIN3 w ago
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SKATEBOARDER & COMIC CREATOR: Patti McGee & June Tarpé Mills

BOTANIST & SEXPERT: Ynes Mexía & Susie Bright

EThe ladies discuss straight pride and Chelsea Handler's new Netflix documentary on white privilege. Then Rita dives in with Ynes Mexía, who finds her calling as a botanist and adventurer late in life. Amanda follows with the story of Susie Bright, a queer sexpert who helped start the first woman-owned, woman-focused pornography magazine. Enjoying the show? Tell your friends! Check out our social media for more info on the women we discuss. We're on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

88 MINSEP 20
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BOTANIST & SEXPERT: Ynes Mexía & Susie Bright

PILOT & POLICE OFFICER: Pancho Barnes & Rose Fortune

ERita and Amanda dish on 90 Day Fiance before getting into a great episode on stunt pilot and epic partier Pancho Barnes. Then Amanda introduces Rose Fortune, an escaped slave who became Canada's first female police officer and eventually a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Follow us on Instagram (@idkher_podcast), Twitter (@IDKHerPodcast), and Facebook (@idkherpodcast).

60 MINSEP 13
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PILOT & POLICE OFFICER: Pancho Barnes & Rose Fortune

PRO WRESTLER & ARTIST: The Fabulous Moolah & Freda Diesing

EOur hosts break down the women who dominated this year's VMAs, then get into some complicated stories. Amanda tells the twisting tale of "The Fabulous Moolah," a pro wrestler whose story takes a turn after her death. Rita brings us the inspiring life of Freda Diesing, a Haida artist who almost single-handedly revived her tribe's traditional art. Please help us grow! Like, share, subscribe, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! @idkher_podcast

74 MINSEP 6
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PRO WRESTLER & ARTIST: The Fabulous Moolah & Freda Diesing

NAVAL OFFICER & ARCHITECT: Michelle J. Howard & Maya Lin

EWelcome to season 2! Rita and Amanda fill you in on their adventurous summers, then Rita tells the story of Michelle J. Howard, reaching heights previously out of reach for women and African Americans. Amanda fills us in on the story behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, designed by then 21-year-old Maya Lin, a Chinese-American woman. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter at @idkherpodcast. Email us your stories at idontknowherpodcast@gmail.com.

68 MINAUG 29
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NAVAL OFFICER & ARCHITECT: Michelle J. Howard & Maya Lin

REVOLUTIONARY & MUSICIAN: Angela Jimenez & Elizabeth Cotten

EOur season finale covers Angela Jimenez, Mexican revolutionary & all-around badass, who inspired La Cucaracha. Amanda brings the story of Elizabeth Cotten, an African American musician who invented a new style of guitar playing, but who didn't find fame until late in life. Plus, Amanda shares some personal info on what it's like to be a woman with an invisible condition in the American healthcare system. As usual, catch us on social media @idkher_podcast or email us at idontknowherpodcast@gmail.com

81 MINJUN 7
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REVOLUTIONARY & MUSICIAN: Angela Jimenez & Elizabeth Cotten

ATHLETE & BOXER: Helen Stephens & Barbara Buttrick

EHitler? Ass pinching? Boxing? Don't miss this episode, folx. Amanda brings us Helen Stephens, the world's fastest woman until Wilma Rudolph came along. Rita tells the story of Barbara Buttrick, a professional boxer who is still in the game. If you like what you hear, subscribe and rate the pod. Also, follow us on social media. Look for us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

68 MINMAY 31
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ATHLETE & BOXER: Helen Stephens & Barbara Buttrick

Latest Episodes

HERO & ACTIVIST: Neerja Bhanot & Elizabeth Peratrovich

ERita tells the sad, scary, and heroic story of Neerja Bhanot, a flight attendant for Pan-Am Air during a much different time. Amanda shares the story of Elizabeth Peratrovich, an Alaska Native woman who helped pass the first anti-discrimination law in U.S. history, facing down relentless racism with strength & class.

71 MIN5 d ago
Comments
HERO & ACTIVIST: Neerja Bhanot & Elizabeth Peratrovich

SECRET AGENT & SAMURAI WARRIOR: Nancy Wake & Nakano Takeko

EAmanda tells the story of WWII secret agent Nancy Wake, who was named the Gestapo's MOST WANTED PERSON during the height of the war. Rita discusses Nakano Takeko, a Samurai Warrior who fought courageously for her people in battle. Email us ideas at idontknowherpodcast@gmail.com,& as always, find us on social media. Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/idkherpodcast Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/idkher_podcast/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/IDKHerPodcast

63 MIN1 w ago
Comments
SECRET AGENT & SAMURAI WARRIOR: Nancy Wake & Nakano Takeko

PRIMATOLOGIST & POLITICIAN: Dian Fossey & Patsy Mink

ERita shares a difficult story about facing racism in the serving industry, then dives in with the tale of Dian Fossey, who lived for gorillas. Amanda shares the inspirational story of Patsy Mink, the first woman of color & first Asian-American woman elected to Congress, where she kicked some serious ass. As always, find us on social media. Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/idkherpodcast Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/idkher_podcast/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/IDKHerPodcast

68 MIN2 w ago
Comments
PRIMATOLOGIST & POLITICIAN: Dian Fossey & Patsy Mink

SKATEBOARDER & COMIC CREATOR: Patti McGee & June Tarpé Mills

EOur hosts gush over the Veronica Mars reboot, then get right into it. Amanda tells the fun & adventurous story of Patti McGee, the first female professional skateboarder. Then Rita introduces June Tarpé Mills, an artist who created the first solo comic book heroine, known as Miss Fury. As always, find us on social media: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/idkherpodcast Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/idkher_podcast/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/IDKHerPodcast

73 MIN3 w ago
Comments
SKATEBOARDER & COMIC CREATOR: Patti McGee & June Tarpé Mills

BOTANIST & SEXPERT: Ynes Mexía & Susie Bright

EThe ladies discuss straight pride and Chelsea Handler's new Netflix documentary on white privilege. Then Rita dives in with Ynes Mexía, who finds her calling as a botanist and adventurer late in life. Amanda follows with the story of Susie Bright, a queer sexpert who helped start the first woman-owned, woman-focused pornography magazine. Enjoying the show? Tell your friends! Check out our social media for more info on the women we discuss. We're on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

88 MINSEP 20
Comments
BOTANIST & SEXPERT: Ynes Mexía & Susie Bright

PILOT & POLICE OFFICER: Pancho Barnes & Rose Fortune

ERita and Amanda dish on 90 Day Fiance before getting into a great episode on stunt pilot and epic partier Pancho Barnes. Then Amanda introduces Rose Fortune, an escaped slave who became Canada's first female police officer and eventually a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Follow us on Instagram (@idkher_podcast), Twitter (@IDKHerPodcast), and Facebook (@idkherpodcast).

60 MINSEP 13
Comments
PILOT & POLICE OFFICER: Pancho Barnes & Rose Fortune

PRO WRESTLER & ARTIST: The Fabulous Moolah & Freda Diesing

EOur hosts break down the women who dominated this year's VMAs, then get into some complicated stories. Amanda tells the twisting tale of "The Fabulous Moolah," a pro wrestler whose story takes a turn after her death. Rita brings us the inspiring life of Freda Diesing, a Haida artist who almost single-handedly revived her tribe's traditional art. Please help us grow! Like, share, subscribe, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! @idkher_podcast

74 MINSEP 6
Comments
PRO WRESTLER & ARTIST: The Fabulous Moolah & Freda Diesing

NAVAL OFFICER & ARCHITECT: Michelle J. Howard & Maya Lin

EWelcome to season 2! Rita and Amanda fill you in on their adventurous summers, then Rita tells the story of Michelle J. Howard, reaching heights previously out of reach for women and African Americans. Amanda fills us in on the story behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, designed by then 21-year-old Maya Lin, a Chinese-American woman. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter at @idkherpodcast. Email us your stories at idontknowherpodcast@gmail.com.

68 MINAUG 29
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NAVAL OFFICER & ARCHITECT: Michelle J. Howard & Maya Lin

REVOLUTIONARY & MUSICIAN: Angela Jimenez & Elizabeth Cotten

EOur season finale covers Angela Jimenez, Mexican revolutionary & all-around badass, who inspired La Cucaracha. Amanda brings the story of Elizabeth Cotten, an African American musician who invented a new style of guitar playing, but who didn't find fame until late in life. Plus, Amanda shares some personal info on what it's like to be a woman with an invisible condition in the American healthcare system. As usual, catch us on social media @idkher_podcast or email us at idontknowherpodcast@gmail.com

81 MINJUN 7
Comments
REVOLUTIONARY & MUSICIAN: Angela Jimenez & Elizabeth Cotten

ATHLETE & BOXER: Helen Stephens & Barbara Buttrick

EHitler? Ass pinching? Boxing? Don't miss this episode, folx. Amanda brings us Helen Stephens, the world's fastest woman until Wilma Rudolph came along. Rita tells the story of Barbara Buttrick, a professional boxer who is still in the game. If you like what you hear, subscribe and rate the pod. Also, follow us on social media. Look for us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

68 MINMAY 31
Comments
ATHLETE & BOXER: Helen Stephens & Barbara Buttrick