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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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)
Following God-s Lead- An Interview with Sarah Palin Part 2 (drjamesdobson.org)
Josephine Baker Portrait (1999) (YouTube link)