Each month, the editors of Lady Science Magazine and guests take a deep dive into women and gender in the history and popular culture of science.
Episode 38: Let's Talk About Sex (Research)
The hosts talk about the history of sex research, starting with Victorian sexologists and ending with current day sex self-help. Featuring interview clips with sociologist Alyson Spurgas, author of “Diagnosing Desire: Biopolitics and Femininity into the 21st Century.” For show notes and transcripts, visit www.ladyscience.com/podcast.
Bonus: Talking 'The Disordered Cosmos' with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Leila talks with Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein about her new book “The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey Into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred”: why exploring what we don’t know about the universe is just as important as what we do know; what is the physics of melanin; what can physics teach us about the gender binary; why is the freedom to look at the night sky a basic human right? For show notes and transcripts, visit www.ladyscience.com/podcast.
Episode 37: The Decline of the Brewster
In this episode, the hosts discuss the long history of women in the world of beer and brewing. From ancient godesses to medieval brewsters and alewives, women dominated brewing until changing economies and men gradually pushed them out. For show notes and transcripts, visit www.ladyscience.com/podcast.
Episode 36: A History of Domestic Engineering
In this episode, the hosts discuss the rise of modern domestic engineering in the early 20th century. As changes in science and technology swept the world, women sought to raise house work to its level by bringing modern techniques of industry into the home.
Episode 35: Women Refugee Scientists of World War II
Leila and Rebecca are joined by guest host KJ Shepherd, Lady Science’s social media editor. They talk about the plight of Jewish women refugee scientists attempting to come to the U.S. during World War II and how the U.S. and academia could have done more to save more refugees. For show notes and transcripts, visit www.ladyscience.com/podcast.
Episode 34: Women and the National Parks
Anna and Rebecca are joined by guest hosts Emily McCartan and Lexie Briggs to talk about the National Parks Service. For show notes and transcripts, visit ladyscience.com/podcast.