Nancy
Nancy
Oct 8, 2018
Where We Were Then, Where We Are Now
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The 20 years since Matthew Shepard's death have been transformative for his mother, Judy. Plus: we talk to Samira Wiley, who appeared in an anniversary production of The Laramie Project.

— Judy Shepard is president of the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

— Moisés Kaufman is founder and artistic director of the Tectonic Theater Project; he co-wrote and directed the play The Laramie Project.

— Samira Wiley is an actor best known for her work on Orange is the New Black and The Handmaid’s Tale.

— You can stream the film version of The Laramie Project on HBO.

Special thanks to Christina Russo and Maxim Ibadov.

Episode scoring by Jeremy Bloom, Alexander Overington, and Broke For Free ("The Great"). Theme by Alexander Overington.

American Girls
American Girls
Allison and Mary
Gimme Shelter: Happy Birthday Molly
It’s April 1944 in Illinois. Molly McIntire is gearing up for the big 1-0 when a new arrival comes to town. In book four, Molly gets new roommate— a refugee from London named Emily. Sure, there’s a war on, but that won’t stop Molly from turning life’s lemons into an unwanted lemon cake. Tune in to hear our coverage of Molly’s birthday week and a discussion of twilight birth that no one asked for. Trust us, this Molly mood is a Taurus-de-force. "Shirley Takes the Cake" Evening Star. April 19, 1936: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1936-04-19/ed-1/seq-90/#date1=1936&index=2&rows=20&words=birthday+cake&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1945&proxtext=%22birthday+cake%22+&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1 Birthday Party Descriptions. The Lexington Advertiser. December 22, 1938: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024271/1938-12-22/ed-1/seq-11/#date1=1936&index=12&rows=20&words=birthday+cake&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1945&proxtext=%22birthday+cake%22+&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1 Crisco Cake Recipe. Detroit Evening Times. August 19, 1945: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88063294/1945-08-19/ed-1/seq-52/#date1=1936&sort=relevance&rows=20&words=Birthday+BIRTHDAY+CAKE+Cake&searchType=basic&sequence=0&index=2&state=&date2=1945&proxtext=%22birthday+cake%22+&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=2 Visit our merch store! (Link: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/american-girls-podcast?ref_id=14940 ) Join our patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/americangirlspodcast) Follow the show on Instagram (@americangirlspodcast) and Twitter (@agirlspod) Email us at AmericanGirlsPod@gmail.com You can follow Allison on Instagram (@allisonhorrocks) and Twitter (@allisonhorrocks) You can follow Mary on Instagram (@mimimahoney) and Twitter (@MaryMahoney123) Consider buying a Libro FM membership for yourself or a loved one. Choose from over 150,000 audiobooks and even support your local bookstore with your purchases as a member. Our listeners can take advantage of a special offer: 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 in your first month. To sign up, use code AGReads or this link: libro.fm/redeem/AGReads
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