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Podcast Profile: Lost Women of Science

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81 episodes
2021 to 2024
Median: 28 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

For every Marie Curie or Rosalind Franklin whose story has been told, hundreds of female scientists remain unknown to the public at large. In this series, we illuminate the lives and work of a diverse array of groundbreaking scientists who, because of time, place and gender, have gone largely unrecognized. Each season we focus on a different scientist, putting her narrative into context, explaining not just the science but also the social and historical conditions in which she lived and worked. We also bring these stories to the present, painting a full picture of how her work endures.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Female scientists in history • Overlooked contributions • Gender bias in science • Groundbreaking discoveries • Historical context of women's scientific work • Legacy of women in science • Specific fields: physics, chemistry, medicine, ecology, mathematics, anthropology

"Lost Women of Science" is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the stories of female scientists whose groundbreaking contributions been overshadowed by time, societal norms, and gender biases. For each season, the series focuses on an individual scientist, embedding her narrative within the broader social and historical context of her life and work. It aims to not only explain the scientific significance of these women's achievements but also to explore the challenges they faced due to their gender and the era in which they lived.

The episodes cover a diverse range of scientific fields, including molecular biology, chemistry, ecology, mathematics, psychology, nuclear physics, and astronomy. The podcast delves deeply into the lives of these scientists, recounting their significant discoveries and milestones while highlighting the personal and professional obstacles they encountered. Stories feature pioneering women like the molecular biologist who exposed gender discrimination at MIT, the chemistry professor using science to aid crime investigations, and those who made early contributions to ecological restoration. Each scientist’s story is richly detailed, often involving revolutionary work—such as discovering new scientific principles, designing innovative technological solutions, or developing life-saving medical treatments.

Recurring themes include the hidden contributions of women during critical historical periods, such as World War II and the Manhattan Project, and their perseverance despite systemic barriers like discrimination and marginalization. Episodes also touch upon the ongoing efforts to achieve recognition for these women, as their legacies and impacts on current scientific advancements are discussed. The podcast often revisits these women's narratives to show how their work continues to influence both scientific fields and social policies today. Through these stories, "Lost Women of Science" seeks to illuminate the enduring work of these scientists and ensure their contributions are acknowledged and remembered.


Episodes:
Episode Image Lost Women of Science Conversations: The Exceptions
2024-Jul-11
34 minutes
Episode Image Chemistry Professor and Crime Buster: The Remarkable Life of Mary Louisa Willard
2024-Jun-27
30 minutes
Episode Image Lost Women of Science Conversations: Wild By Design
2024-Jun-13
26 minutes
Episode Image Revisiting The Pathologist in the Basement: Episode 4 Breakfast in the Snow
2024-May-30
42 minutes
Episode Image Revisiting the Pathologist in the Basement: Episode 3 The Case of the Missing Portrait
2024-May-23
29 minutes
Episode Image Revisiting the Pathologist in the Basement: Episode 2 The Matilda Effect
2024-May-16
44 minutes
Episode Image Revisiting the Pathologist in the Basement
2024-May-09
31 minutes
Episode Image Lost Women of Science Conversations: Mathematics for Ladies
2024-May-02
26 minutes
Episode Image Elizabeth Bates and the Search for the Roots of Human Language
2024-Apr-25
37 minutes
Episode Image The Theoretical Physicist Who Worked With J. Robert Oppenheimer at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age
2024-Apr-18
30 minutes
Episode Image Best Of: The Highest of All Ceilings, Astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
2024-Apr-11
29 minutes
Episode Image The Victorian Woman Who Chased Eclipses
2024-Apr-04
30 minutes
Episode Image Lost Women of Science Conversations: Mischievous Creatures
2024-Mar-28
25 minutes
Episode Image The Cognitive Scientist Who Unraveled the Mysteries of Language
2024-Mar-21
16 minutes
Episode Image Best Of: Meet the Physicist who Spoke Out Against the Bomb She Helped Create
2024-Mar-14
23 minutes
Episode Image How Lilian Bland Built Herself A Plane
2024-Mar-07
39 minutes
Episode Image Lost Women of Science Conversations: The Black Angels
2024-Feb-29
27 minutes
Episode Image The Industrial Designer Behind the N95 Mask
2024-Feb-15
12 minutes
Episode Image The Universe in Radio Vision
2024-Feb-08
28 minutes
Episode Image From Our Inbox: Forgotten Electrical Engineer’s Work Paved the Way for Radar Technology
2024-Feb-01
15 minutes
Episode Image Best of: A Complicated Woman, Leona Zacharias
2024-Jan-25
37 minutes
Episode Image From Our Inbox: Vera Peters - The Doctor Who Helped Spare Women From Radical Mastectomy
2024-Jan-11
12 minutes
Episode Image Adventures of a Bone Hunter
2024-Jan-04
32 minutes
Episode Image Emma Unson Rotor: The Filipina Physicist Who Helped Develop a Top Secret Weapon
2023-Dec-14
20 minutes
Episode Image Flapper of the South Seas: A Young Margaret Mead Travels To The South Seas
2023-Dec-07
26 minutes
Episode Image The Devastating Logic of Christine Ladd-Franklin
2023-Nov-30
27 minutes
Episode Image Best Of: The Feminist Test We Keep Failing
2023-Nov-23
21 minutes
Episode Image From Our Inbox: Mária Telkes, The Biophysicist Who Harnessed Solar Power
2023-Nov-16
11 minutes
Episode Image The Woman Who Demonstrated the Greenhouse Effect
2023-Nov-09
31 minutes
Episode Image Dr. Rebecca Crumpler, America's First Black Female Public Health Pioneer
2023-Nov-02
34 minutes
Episode Image Flemmie Kittrell and the Preschool Experiment
2023-Oct-26
36 minutes
Episode Image From Our Inbox: A Microbe Hunter in Oregon Fights the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
2023-Oct-19
11 minutes
Episode Image The English Lit Major Who Cracked Nazi Codes
2023-Oct-12
35 minutes
Episode Image Who was Christine Essenberg? A remarkable zoologist almost lost to history
2023-Oct-05
29 minutes
Episode Image Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser, an ex-slave’s daughter, becomes a celebrated doctor
2023-Sep-28
31 minutes
Episode Image A Flair for Efficiency: The Woman Who Redesigned the American Kitchen
2023-Sep-21
34 minutes
Episode Image Part 2: Why Did Lise Meitner Never Receive the Nobel Prize for Splitting the Atom?
2023-Sep-14
26 minutes
Episode Image Part 1: Why Did Lise Meitner Never Receive the Nobel Prize for Splitting the Atom?
2023-Sep-07
26 minutes
Episode Image They Remembered the Lost Women of the Manhattan Project So That We Wouldn't Forget
2023-Aug-31
11 minutes
Episode Image Meet the Physicist who Spoke Out Against the Bomb She Helped Create
2023-Aug-24
21 minutes
Episode Image The Story of the Real Lilli Hornig, the Only Female Scientist Named in the Film Oppenheimer
2023-Aug-17
18 minutes
Episode Image No Place for a Woman in Mathematics? The Woman Who Ended up Supervising The Computations that Proved an Atomic Bomb Would Work
2023-Aug-03
15 minutes
Episode Image Blood, Sweat, and Fears: The Story of Floy Agnes Lee, the Young Woman Who Analyzed the Blood of Manhattan Project Scientists
2023-Jul-27
14 minutes
Episode Image One of Many Lost Women of the Manhattan Project: Leona Woods Marshall Libby
2023-Jul-20
11 minutes
Episode Image Women of the Manhattan Project: Trailer
2023-Jul-13
1 minute
Episode Image From Our Inbox: Alessandra Giliani, 14th-century Italian anatomist
2023-Jul-06
7 minutes
Episode Image The Highest of All Ceilings: Astronomer Cecilia Payne
2023-Jun-22
29 minutes
Episode Image What's in a Street Name? Everything.
2023-Jun-01
19 minutes
Episode Image The Doctor and the Fix: Chapter 5
2023-May-04
35 minutes
Episode Image Reminder about next episode and an update
2023-Apr-27
less than a minute
Episode Image The Doctor and the Fix: Chapter 4
2023-Apr-20
38 minutes
Episode Image The Doctor and the Fix: Chapter 3
2023-Apr-13
34 minutes
Episode Image The Doctor and the Fix: Chapter 2
2023-Apr-06
27 minutes
Episode Image The Doctor and the Fix: Chapter 1
2023-Mar-30
28 minutes
Episode Image The Doctor and the Fix: Trailer
2023-Mar-16
1 minute
Episode Image Of Chestnuts, Cherry Trees, and Mushroom Catsup: Flora Patterson, the Woman who Kept Devastating Blights from U.S. Shores
2023-Jan-26
24 minutes
Episode Image A Complicated Woman: Leona Zacharias
2023-Jan-12
35 minutes
Episode Image Introducing Lost Women of Science Shorts: Trailer
2023-Jan-05
1 minute
Episode Image The Woman Who Knocked Science Sideways
2022-Dec-01
27 minutes
Episode Image The Feminist Test We Keep Failing
2022-Nov-17
21 minutes
Episode Image The First Lady of Engineering: An Interview with Y.Y.'s Daughter, Carol Lawson
2022-Nov-03
34 minutes
Episode Image The First Lady of Engineering: Chapter 4
2022-Oct-13
39 minutes
Episode Image The First Lady of Engineering: Chapter 3
2022-Oct-06
37 minutes
Episode Image The First Lady of Engineering: Chapter 2
2022-Sep-29
35 minutes
Episode Image The First Lady of Engineering: Chapter 1
2022-Sep-22
34 minutes
Episode Image The First Lady of Engineering: Trailer
2022-Sep-08
1 minute
Episode Image Meet our new cohost!
2022-Sep-01
1 minute
Episode Image A Grasshopper in Tall Grass: The Weather Myth
2022-Jun-02
26 minutes
Episode Image A Grasshopper in Tall Grass: Chapter 5
2022-Apr-28
30 minutes
Episode Image A Grasshopper in Tall Grass: Chapter 4
2022-Apr-21
40 minutes
Episode Image A Grasshopper in Tall Grass: Chapter 3
2022-Apr-14
37 minutes
Episode Image A Grasshopper in Tall Grass: Chapter 2
2022-Apr-07
40 minutes
Episode Image A Grasshopper in Tall Grass: Chapter 1
2022-Mar-31
37 minutes
Episode Image A Grasshopper in Very Tall Grass: Trailer
2022-Mar-17
2 minutes
Episode Image The Pathologist in the Basement: The Resignation
2021-Dec-23
26 minutes
Episode Image The Pathologist in the Basement: Chapter 4
2021-Nov-25
37 minutes
Episode Image The Pathologist in the Basement: Chapter 3
2021-Nov-18
28 minutes
Episode Image The Pathologist in the Basement: Chapter 2
2021-Nov-11
38 minutes
Episode Image The Pathologist in the Basement: Chapter 1
2021-Nov-04
31 minutes
Episode Image The Pathologist in the Basement: Trailer
2021-Oct-20
3 minutes
Episode Image Lost Women of Science: Trailer
2021-Oct-14
1 minute