Episodes

April 20, 2021

MC 24: The Curie Family, Part 4

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

April 06, 2021

MC 23: The Curie Family, Pt. 3

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 23, 2021

MC 22: The Curie Family Part 2

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.

March 09, 2021

MC 21: The Curie Family, Pt.1

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

Women and Romance Galentine's Day Special

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

MC 19: Movie Review: Radioactive

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

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

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

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

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

MC 16: Ada Lovelace, Pt.2

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

MC 15: Ada Lovelace, Pt.1

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,...

November 17, 2020

MC 14: Hidden Figures Movie Review

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

October 20, 2020

MC 13: The Medical Breakthroughs Of Ruby Hirose

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

MC 12: Eugenie Clark AKA The Shark Lady

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

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

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 18, 2020

MC 10: Mary Anning, Pt. 2

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

August 04, 2020

MC 9: Mary Anning, Pt. 1

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

MC 8: Ida B. Wells with Erica Banks

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

MC 7: Miriam Menkin

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

MC 6: Henrietta Lacks Et Al with Selena Zhong

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

MC 5: Alice Ball With Valeria Paz

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

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

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

MC 003: Hedy Lamarr (w/Camila Caceres)

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

MC 002: Maria Goeppert Mayer

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

MC 001: Mary Jane Rathbun

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...