Madame Curiosity

Madame Curiosity

Join Hosts Frances and Mallory as they talk with fellow scientists about the most important historical #WomeninSTEM you (may) have never heard of.

Recent Episodes

MC 24: The Curie Family, Part 4

April 20, 2021

In the last installment of our Curie Family special, we talk about Irene and Eve Curie's work during and after WWII.

MC 23: The Curie Family, Pt. 3

April 6, 2021

In the third installment of our Curie Family special, we talk about the early life of Irene and Eve Curie, as well as the Nobel Prize-winning work of Irene and Frederick Joliot.

MC 22: The Curie Family Part 2

March 23, 2021

In the second part of our Curie family special, we finish the story of Marie Curie's life, picking up right after Pierre's untimely and tragic death.

MC 21: The Curie Family, Pt.1

March 9, 2021

The time has come! We are finally doing an episode on our podcast's namesake, Madame Curie herself! In the first in a multi-part series, we talk about Marie Curie's early life, her partner in crime Pierre, and the scientific…

Women and Romance Galentine's Day Special

Feb. 23, 2021

It's February, and romance is in the air, so we have a special "Galentine's Day" episode! We invited sociologist Anna Michelson to share her research on romance novels, and how gender has shaped the romance genre.

MC 19: Movie Review: Radioactive

Feb. 9, 2021

In the second installment of our movie review series, Frances and Mallory discuss their reactions, thoughts, and reflections on the movie Radioactive, a biopic about Marie Curie.

MC 18: Holiday Special, Continued: Ada Blackjack's Story of Survival

Jan. 12, 2021

We're finishing our holiday special on indigenous women and scientific polar exploration with the story of Ada Blackjack, the sole survivor of a doomed scientific arctic expedition to Wrangel Island.

MC 17: Madame Curiosity Holiday Special! Arnarulunnguaq and the Fifth Thule Expedition

Dec. 29, 2020

It's the holidays, so this week we talk a walk through a winter wonderland and explore the vital role of Indigenous women in arctic exploration, focusing on Arnarulunnguaq, who participated in the 5th Thule Expedition crossi…

MC 16: Ada Lovelace, Pt.2

Dec. 15, 2020

This week, we finish off our series on Ada Lovelace! We focus on Ada Lovelace's lasting scientific legacy in mathematics and computer programming, and sociologist Morgan Clark explains why Ada Lovelace's story means so much …

MC 15: Ada Lovelace, Pt.1

Dec. 1, 2020

This week, we are joined once more by sociologist Morgan Clark to discuss her favorite woman in STEM and kindred spirit, Ada Lovelace, in a special two-part series! In this episode, we talk about Ada Lovelace's very colorful…

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