Sam Maggs, author of A FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: A Handbook for Geek Girls and WONDER WOMEN: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History, talks about her most recent book, GIRL SQUADS, a non-fiction collection of 20 female friendships that changed history. Sam shares the Google search that kicked off the new book, the surprising (and alarming) stories she stumbled on while researching GIRL SQUADS, and deploying her pronunciation skills for the audiobook.
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The Ripped Bodice bookstore in Culver City, CA is the space in which this episode was recorded
Wonder Women by Sam Maggs,
Anandi Joshi was her favorite woman to write about. Anandi was the first Indian female physician
Tru’ng sisters from Vietnam defeated China on the backs of Elephants
Zohra, the all-female orchestra in Afghanistan affected Sam the most
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