Clever Girls



Allison Hendrick and Kimberlee Kelly discuss current events, pop culture, and women who have done (and are doing) amazing things.


  • Ice Queens

    18/07/2019 Duración: 01h24s

    We're back! Kimberlee and Allison kick off a virtual tour around the world with the coolest continent, Antarctica. Kimberlee discusses Jackie Ronne, the first woman to be a working member of an Antarctic expedition, while Allison stresses about climate change and marvels at the work of the women aboard the research vessel the Nathaniel B. Palmer.

  • She Broke Barriers

    25/03/2019 Duración: 59min

    After some technical issues, we're finally into Season 2! This episode is the first of our Black History Month episodes, recorded in February. Allison and Kimberlee discuss two women who turned over the status quo in their lives. Elizabeth Jennings Graham fought segregation in 19th century New York while Nina Mae McKinney was one of the first black Hollywood stars.

  • Auth-hers of Love

    25/03/2019 Duración: 46min

    In our Valentine's episode, Allison and Kimberlee discuss two women who are writing inclusive, diverse romance and science fiction novels. Alyssa Cole and N.K. Jemisin are both award-winning authors. Alyssa's works span genres of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance while N.K.'s works include fantasy and science fiction novels. 

  • She Persisted (1st Anniversary Episode)

    14/02/2019 Duración: 01h02min

    Kimberlee and Allison celebrate the one year anniversary of Clever Girls! We share New Year's resolutions, discuss lessons learned, and reflect on women who have had a major impact on us this past year.

  • All She Wants for Christmas

    16/01/2019 Duración: 01h25min

    Back with a very belated release of a Christmas episode, Allison and Kimberlee learn about the history of Christmas and talk about two Christian women who stood up for their convictions. Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist and women's rights activist and is best known for her "Aint I a Woman?" speech. Dorothy Day was a journalist and social activist who established the Catholic Worker Movement and the Catholic Worker newspaper, which is still in circulation.

  • Her Toy Story

    10/12/2018 Duración: 01h01min

    With the holiday season in full swing, Kimberlee and Allison focus on women who took on the cutthroat toy industry. Ruth Handler invented Barbie to inspire her daughter and other girls to dream big about their futures, while Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen created Roominate to introduce girls to STEM and cultivate interest in engineering.

  • Her Influence

    03/12/2018 Duración: 01h13min

    As Hanukkah begins, Allison and Kimberlee talk about the origins of the holiday and two Jewish women who lit the way forward with their work. Lillian Wald was the founder of American community nursing and an activist for women and minority rights. Ruth Bader Ginsberg advocated for women's rights and gender equality as a lawyer and continues to serve as a strong member of the Supreme Court.

  • Her Small Business

    26/11/2018 Duración: 29min

    Following Small Business Saturday, Kimberlee and Allison discuss the benefits in buying from small businesses and five women who started their own companies with meaningful products: Roachele Negron’s affirmational pennants at Rayo and Honey, Julie Darrell’s reusable green products at BYO Long Beach, Bethany Yellowtail’s indigenous art at B. Yellowtail, Gabriela Hernandez’s vintage makeup brand Bésame Cosmetics, and Rebecca Lee Funk’s progressive apparel shop, The Outrage.

  • Thanks to Her

    21/11/2018 Duración: 01h02min

    It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States and Kimberlee and Allison are discussing the origins of the holiday and spotlighting two Native American women who resisted oppression and fought for the freedom of their indigenous lands and people. 

  • She's Running

    06/11/2018 Duración: 32min

    U.S. midterm Election Day is here! Allison and Kimberlee talk about the exciting field of female candidates who are running in elections across the country. 

  • She's Spooky

    29/10/2018 Duración: 01h16min

    Kimberlee and Allison discuss Halloween's origins and two women whose stories are on the spooky side of history. Catherine Monvoisin was a professional sorcerer and poisoner in France during Louis XIV's reign while Marie Laveau was a renowned Voodoo Queen in 1800's New Orleans.

  • EducateHers

    20/08/2018 Duración: 01h13min

    Allison and Kimberlee celebrate the start of the school year discussing two educators who blazed trails to educate their communities and advocate for disenfranchised groups. Both Savitribai Phule and Mary McLeod Bethune initially made their mark by opening schools for girls who had little to no educational opportunities and both women then went on to champion civil and women's rights.  

  • Superwomen

    14/08/2018 Duración: 53min

    Kimberlee and Allison discuss two female comic book characters who take a stand and make a difference. Kamala Khan is new to the scene as the current Ms. Marvel, following the former Ms. (and also Captain) Marvel, Carol Danvers. Lois Lane is one of the oldest female comic book characters, working as an award-winning investigative journalist. The depictions of their characters reflect society's changing views on many issues, particularly of women. 

  • She Walked Like an Egyptian

    06/08/2018 Duración: 47min

    Alana and Allison wrap up Alana's reign as guest host discussing two women who ruled ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut came to the throne in 1478 BC and ruled for 20 years as one of Egypt's most successful pharaohs. Nefertiti co-ruled as queen with her husband beginning in 1353 BC, and may have ruled as pharaoh after his death.

  • Her Direction

    30/07/2018 Duración: 25min

    Alana and Allison discuss two award winning filmmakers, Patty Jenkins and Ava DuVernay. Along with their other works and achievements, with Wonder Woman and A Wrinkle in Time, they're the first two women to direct live action films with budgets of over $100 million. 

  • Journalistas

    23/07/2018 Duración: 42min

    Stop the presses! Allison and Alana discuss two journalists whose investigative work at the turn of the 20th century impacted policy and shaped conversations about injustices at the time. Among their many achievements, Nellie Bly exposed abuse of mental health patients while Ida B. Wells documented lynching in the South.

  • Express Yourself

    16/07/2018 Duración: 43min

    Allison is joined this episode by special guest host Alana Myles! Allison and Alana discuss two artists who challenged the status quo with their art. Amrita Sher- Gil was a pioneer in modern Indian art and has been called India's Frida Kahlo. Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist whose work addresses issues of power, consumerism, identity, and sexuality.

  • Four the Fourth

    09/07/2018 Duración: 29min

    In honor of the Fourth of July, Allison and Kimberly discuss four women who took an active role in the Revolutionary War, from fighting with the Continental Army to spying on British officers.

  • Little Girls with a Big Impact

    25/06/2018 Duración: 31min

    Allison and Kimberlee discuss two young girls who faced hardships head on and created opportunities to help and inspire others. Alexandra Scott held lemonade stands to raise money for childhood cancer research, leading to the creation of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Mari Copeny used her position as Little Miss Flint to raise awareness of the Flint water crisis and continues to give back to children in her community.

  • She Leads By Example

    18/06/2018 Duración: 01h19min

    As the month of Ramadan ends, Kimberlee and Allison discuss two Muslim women who dedicated their lives to the improvement of their communities. Shirin Ebadi broke barriers with her legal career in Iran, and has dedicated her life to fighting for human rights, earning the Nobel Peace Prize and founding Iran's Defenders of Human Rights Center. Fatima Al-Fihri dedicated herself to her community, founding the world's oldest existing, continually operating university.  

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