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A podcast for serious women. Hosted by journalists Brittany Shoot and Amy Westervelt, Bearcat is a podcast celebrating 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.
||CleanMelissa 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...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReverend Roslyn Bouier on the Sin of Income Inequality||Reverend Roslyn Bouier runs Brightmoor Food Pantry, 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....||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Tribute to Flo Kennedy||She helped start NOW, then left to start The Feminist Party, which got Shirley Chisholm elected to Congress (the first Black woman elected to Congress). She was the first Black woman to graduate from Columbia law school, and she defended so many...||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArlene 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, she took on another huge challenge: the chemical industry. In the 1970s Blum discovered that children's pajamas were being..||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMasako 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...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: St. Rita||Meet the Nation's First Traveling Bookseller||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer - Welcome to Bearcat||A podcast for serious women.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting guests and topics, unfortunately moderator presents with a junior-high vocabulary, I.e., lots of “like”,”amazing”, “absolutely”. Direct quote, “This lady is like amazing” regarding Rev. Roslyn Bouier.
Telling important and insightful stories!
Everyone has a story and the hosts do a wonderful job of finding and telling important stories of everyday inspiring women that make up the world around us. Looking forward to more!!
This uplifting (and quite polished) podcast balances out all the dark political news I consume. Just listening makes me want to be a better person. I appreciate the diversity of the fascinating women that Brittany and Amy have profiled so far and look forward to the next episode!
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