Mon. May 27th, 2024

Sarah and Todd Palin by David Shankbone / CC BY; Josephine Baker by Creator:Walery, Polish-British, 1863-1929 / Public domain

S7E5: Hollaback Girl | Sarah Palin and Todd Palin & Josephine Baker

This week, we have a pair of women trailblazers, as well as two often-requested subjects. First up, Stacie has the marriage and divorce of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her now ex-husband, Todd Palin. We’re not sure why they split, but we take a second look at some of how she was treated and check in on the troubled adulthoods of some of the next generation of Palins. Then, Alicia has the incredible-but-true story of entertainment legend Josephine Baker, a woman who did every famous person cliche first, while also spending World War II as a spy coordinating activities for the French Resistance. Oh, does your favorite star not do that?

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Stacie’s Receipts

Game Change, 2012 movie (Amazon Prime Video link)

Going Rogue: An American Life, by Sarah Palin (Book, Amazon link)

Todd Palin: ‘First dude’ and right-hand man (nytimes.com)

Sarah Palin Is Right (theatlantic.com)

Seattle Times on Palin’s First Year as Mayor (web.archive.org link)

Christian Science Monitor 2008 profile of Sarah Palin (web.archive.org link)

Sarah Palin’s A Grandma, Again! (radaronline.com)

Why Does Trig Matter? (theatlantic.com)

Police photos, audio released from scene of party brawl involving Palins (adn.com)

Game Change: Sarah Palin and the Confessions of Steve Schmidt (huffpost.com)

Sarah Palin’s son arrested on domestic violence charges for the third time in three years (washingtonpost.com)

Grandson of Sarah Palin legally dropping governor’s name ‘because he does not have a relationship with his father Track’ (the-sun.com)

Following God-s Lead- An Interview with Sarah Palin Part 2 (drjamesdobson.org)

Sarah Palin said she learned of husband’s divorce plans in email from attorney (nbcnews.com)

Sarah Palin Finalizes Divorce from Todd Palin: Docket | PEOPLE.com

Alicia’s Receipts

Josephine Baker – Children, Spouse & Movie – Biography

Josephine Baker Biography – life, name, school, mother, old, information, born, husband, house, time, year (notablebiographies.com)

Josephine Baker Portrait (1999) (YouTube link)

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