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…

MC 14: Hidden Figures Movie Review

Nov. 17, 2020

This week, we discuss our reactions and thoughts to the movie Hidden Figures! Stay tuned for more "Women in Science" movie reviews!

MC 13: The Medical Breakthroughs Of Ruby Hirose

Oct. 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 als…

MC 12: Eugenie Clark AKA The Shark Lady

Oct. 6, 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!

MC 11: How Art Became An Avenue For Many Women To Get Involved In Science with Erin Z. Anderson

Sept. 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…

MC 10: Mary Anning, Pt. 2

Aug. 18, 2020

This week, we continue our story of Mary Anning by discussing her major scientific finds and her overall contributions to paleontology.

MC 9: Mary Anning, Pt. 1

Aug. 4, 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 Co…

MC 8: Ida B. Wells with Erica Banks

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.

MC 7: Miriam Menkin

July 7, 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…

MC 6: Henrietta Lacks Et Al with Selena Zhong

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 (…

MC 5: Alice Ball With Valeria Paz

June 9, 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 …

MC 004: Mamie Phipps Clark (w/Morgan Clark)

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 S…

MC 003: Hedy Lamarr (w/Camila Caceres)

May 5, 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.

MC 002: Maria Goeppert Mayer

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.

MC 001: Mary Jane Rathbun

April 8, 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:…