Episode 24: Big Girl Big Time Stuff

hidden figures mathematician katherine johnson

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It’s the first episode of 2017 and we’re not big into spoilers so you’re just gonna have to listen to the show to find out what shenanigans we’re up to! [hint: it’s awards season]

Katherine Johnson*, a black physicist and mathematician critical to NASA for over three decades, is our BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) . You may have heard of her because she is one of the subjects of the award-winning and box-office-busting movie Hidden Figures.

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*Note: Kathryn accidently called BAWOTE Katherine Jacobsen (instead of Johnson) on the show. Katherine Jacobsen is the name of a woman she went to college with – we apologize for the mistake.

Links from the episode:

Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro Song: Freedom! ’90 by George Michael 
Main image credit: By NASA; restored by Adam Cuerden [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Episode 23: How Dated Can a Vampire Really Be?

solange-wedding

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We’re baaaccckkkk!!! After a crazy fall Miró and Kath are back behind the mic and we’ve got a lot to catch up on.  The BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) is Solange Knowles with some guest badassery courtesy of her mother, Tina Knowles. Too much fabulousness to explain here, just go listen.

Kath discusses why Buffy the Vampire Slayer may be the balm for our post-election wounds (and yes, it’s still relevant!) and we escape further into the fantasy world with reviews of YA novels Seraphina and Carry On.

Taking it back to reality, Kath finally names her “watch a movie by a creepy person, give back to something good,” mission: Filmanthropy.

Side note: For the record, the actual Elizabeth Cady Stanton quote we reference is, “In a word, I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.”

As always, we want to hear from YOU! Tweet to us at #MttMPod and tell us your thoughts about the episode, a badass woman we should know about, or about anything, really.

@miro_cassetta
@kathryndennett

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Links from the episode:

Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Interlude: Tina Taught Me from Solange’s album A Seat at the Table
Outro Song: Rise from Solange’s album A Seat at the Table
Main image credit: Beyoncé

Episode 22: Miró Forgot the Title

grandma-gatewood

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In episode 22 Miró and Kath discuss Fashion Week, rant about Yeezy (yes, again), give you some updates on what grandma TV you should be watching, and discuss this topic: “what are we doing with our lives?” (Please don’t answer that).

Bonus points to the person who can figure out the two reasons the outro music was chosen!

This episode our BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) is Emma Rowena Gatewood (aka Grandma Gatewood) who, at 67, was the first woman to complete a solo hike through the Appalachian Trail. Enough said, go learn more in this episode! 

As always, we want to hear from YOU! Tweet to us at #MttMPod and tell us your thoughts about the episode, a badass woman we should know about, or about anything, really.

@miro_cassetta
@kathryndennett

Enjoy listening to MttM? You can help others discover our pod by writing a review on iTunes. Thank you, thank you for listening! Lots of Love!

Links from the episode:

Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro Song: Somewhere from West Side Story, composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Main image credit: appalachiantrials.com

Episode 11: T is for Twitter Tiff

Kath takes to fisticuffs on Twitter. Miró continues her quest for grandma-hood with Sue Grafton’s alphabetic murder mystery series. Miró and Kath potentially make a lot of feminists mad by talking about when a woman’s story does or doesn’t need to be told. They potentially make a lot of xenophobes mad by disparaging films with bad foreign accents instead of subtitles. Will more Twitter fights ensue?