39 min

Women Were Poisoned by Their Job for Years: The Radium Girls Dark History

    • History

When Radium popped on to the scene in the early 1900s, it was called “liquid sunshine” and a “mythological superbeing.” Why? Because it was incredibly powerful and literally glowed. But then a few companies had the bright idea to start making watches with it. Today, Bailey tells the tale of the Radium Girls who were exposed to the radioactive chemical, in horrible working conditions, and lost their lives because of it.




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When Radium popped on to the scene in the early 1900s, it was called “liquid sunshine” and a “mythological superbeing.” Why? Because it was incredibly powerful and literally glowed. But then a few companies had the bright idea to start making watches with it. Today, Bailey tells the tale of the Radium Girls who were exposed to the radioactive chemical, in horrible working conditions, and lost their lives because of it.




Episode Advertisers Include: Squarespace, Apostrophe, Hello Fresh, and Ship Station. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!

39 min

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