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56 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
Melissa Ludtke, the Woman Who Opened Up Baseball's Clubhouses and Locker Rooms to Women
In 1976 Melissa Ludtke was the only woman working as a full-time baseball reporter. She tried to nicely integrate herself into the institution of baseball, but when the commissioner banned her from a stadium for entering the locker room, she wound up the plaintiff in a discrimination suit that opened up the sport to women reporters forever. Episode Sponsor: LOLA -- monthly subscription for organic tampons, pads, and more. Save 40% off all subscriptions when you go to mylola.com & use BEARCAT at checkout.
31 minutes | Sep 16, 2018
Reverend Roslyn Bouier on the Sin of Income Inequality
Reverend Roslyn Bouier runs one of the largest food pantries in Detroit. Her work feeding hundreds of hungry folks in Detroit every month is profiled in an upcoming episode of The Fifty One. For Bearcat, we dig into Rev. Roslyn's general approach to community service and her push back against the hypocrisy of religious folk who shun the poor. For $35 off your first SunBasket order, visit sunbasket.com/bearcat The Fifty One: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fifty-one/id1361701448?mt=2
22 minutes | Sep 9, 2018
A Tribute to Flo Kennedy
She helped start NOW, then left to start The Feminist Party, which got Shirley Chisholm elected to Congress. She was the first Black woman to graduate from Columbia law school. Yet, we hear precious little about Florynce "Flo" Kennedy. If you want more Flo, check out this amazing archive of her show: https://archive.org/details/flokennedyschlesingerlibrary This episode is brought to you by Audible. Go to audible.com/bearcat to start a 30-day free trial and get your first audiobook free!
27 minutes | May 17, 2018
Arlene Blum on Tackling Mountains, Chemistry, and Self Doubt
Arlene Blum led the first all-women ascents of most of the world's tallest mountains. But before she started climbing mountains, and then again after she retired from mountaineering, she took on another huge challenge: the chemical industry. Over 70 now, she shows no sign of slowing down. In this episode she takes us on a hike and tells us about her adventures in both realms.
35 minutes | Apr 18, 2018
Masako Ishii-Kuntz Is Training Better Japanese Fathers
As a longtime fatherhood researcher, Masako Ishii-Kuntz was instrumental in the launch of the ikumen project, a nationwide campaign aimed at encouraging fathers to get more involved in home-making and childcare. Now she trains most of the home economics teachers in Tokyo, and has introduced gender-balanced labor and childcare as part of the class, which is required all through school in Japan.
29 minutes | Apr 5, 2018
Episode 2: Leticia Aguilar on Immigration, Misogyny, and Valuing Women
In this episode, we meet Leticia Aguilar and hear about her epic journey, from growing up as one of 18 kids in a small town in Mexico to her early days in Sacramento to the work she does now, helping Latina immigrants get educated and defeat machismo.
17 minutes | Mar 20, 2018
Episode 1: St. Rita
In our first episode, traveling bookseller Rita Collins talks to us about why she loves living in the Montana woods and how she came to own and operate the country's first traveling bookstore.
2 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
Trailer - Welcome to Bearcat
Bearcat (noun): 1920s slang term for a hot-blooded or feisty woman. Bearcat is a podcast for serious women. Bi-weekly episodes, hosted by reporters Brittany Shoot and Amy Westervelt, celebrate women who are committed to leading by example, to benefiting their communities in ways big and small, to taking their lives and their impact on the world seriously.
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