April 06, 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.
March 09, 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 breakthroughs they made...
February 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.
February 09, 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.
January 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.
December 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 crossing the North American...
December 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 to her.
December 01, 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 parents, her childhood,...
October 20, 2020
This week, it's a tale of two women! Mallory tells the story of her grandmother, a Japanese American who was sent to the internment camps during WWII, and compares her life to our featured scientist, Ruby Hirose, who was also Japanese American living...
October 06, 2020
This week, we talk about Eugenie Clark, the "Shark Lady". Our very own shark lady, Frances, also gives us some insight into what it was like filming for Nat Geo's Sharkfest!
September 22, 2020
This week, we are joined by scientific illustrator and fellow Dugongs and Seadragons podcaster, Erin Z. Anderson! We talk about how art was an avenue for many women to get involved with scientific practice and the many plant crazes of Victorian...
August 04, 2020
This week, we cover the sometimes tragic but always awe-inspiring childhood and early life of Mary Anning, a woman who shaped the early field of paleontology. Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network: Marine Conservation Happy Hour Apple...
July 21, 2020
This week, Erica Banks joins us to talk about her idol and inspiration, Ida B. Wells, who was a fearless Black civil rights activist, journalist, and sociologist.
July 07, 2020
This week, we talk about Miriam Menkin, the first person to successfully fertilize an egg outside of the womb, a discovery that would eventually lead to the development of in vitro fertilization. Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:...
June 23, 2020
This week, we change up the usual format and talk about the other side of science: human subjects. We are joined by medical sociologist Selena Zhong, who talks us through Henrietta Lacks and the countless other Black women (and men) whose bodies have...
June 09, 2020
This week, hosts Frances and Mallory are joined by #teamdolphin scientist Valeria Paz, who tells the story of Alice Ball, a pioneering African American chemist, and creator of a successful treatment for leprosy. Check out the Shows on the Speak Up...
May 19, 2020
This week hosts Frances and Mallory are joined by sociologist and gender studies scholar Morgan Clark to discuss intersectionality and social scientist Mamie Phipps Clark, pioneer of the famous dolls tests. Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For...
May 05, 2020
This week hosts Frances and Mallory are joined by marine biologist Camila Caceres to discuss the life accomplishments of Hollywood starlet and self-taught inventor Hedy Lamarr. Also, female orgasms.
April 21, 2020
This week hosts Frances and Mallory cover the accomplishments of Maria Goeppert Mayer, the 2nd woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics, but #1 woman in our hearts.
April 08, 2020
This week hosts Frances and Mallory cover the amazing life story of Mary Jane Rathbun, the first female curator at the Smithsonian and lover of crabs (but not the STD). Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network: Marine Conservation Happy...