Special 148th Episode with Phiona Mutesi, Subject of Queen of Katwe


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In Episode 148, I converse with Phiona Mutesi, who represented Uganda at four Women's Chess Olympiads, and is one of the first titled female players in Ugandan chess history. Mutesi is the subject of a 2012 book and a 2016 film called Queen of Katwe. She is the founder of the Phiona Mutesi Foundation.
We speak about her upbringing in Uganda, dynamics between girls and boys in chess, a compare and contrast of she and Elizabeth Harmon of the Queen's Gambit, her life in the United States, her plans after her upcoming graduation and more.

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