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Now airing season two celebrating women working "above the line" in film and television.


  • Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer

    19/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer was one of the women who helped invent computer programming through their work on the ENIAC. Image: Wikimedia Join us on Patreon:

  • Betty Snyder Holberton

    18/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    Betty Holberton studied journalism, but during WWII she became one of the first computer programmers, working on the ENIAC. Image: Wikimedia Join us on Patreon:

  • Jean Jennings Bartik

    17/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    This week we’re honoring the women who created computer programming, and today’s episode features Jean Jennings Bartik. Image: Wikimedia Join us on Patreon:

  • Kathleen McNulty Antonelli

    16/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    On February 15, 1946 the ENIAC was formally dedicated. This week we honor the women who programmed the first electronic computer, starting with Kathleen Antonelli. Image: Wikimedia Join us on Patreon:

  • Marie Maynard Daly

    15/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    February 14 is Valentine’s Day: a day associated with tending the heart. Today, we’ll look at a woman who has studied many factors impacting the human heart: Marie Maynard Daly. Image: Wikimedia. Join us on Patreon:

  • Gabriela González

    14/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    Meet the spokesperson for LIGO, the organization that just announced they have detected gravitational waves, Gabriela Gonzalez. Image: Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED) Join us on Patreon:

  • Linda Cayot

    13/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    It’s International Darwin Day, and today we learn about Dr. Linda Cayot, who worked on conservation in the Galapagos. Image: A. Davey (CC BY 2.0 DEED) Join us on Patreon:

  • Beulah Louise Henry

    12/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    Today is the birthday of Beulah Louise Henry, or “Lady Edison,” a woman who earned 49 patents for a wide variety of inventions. Image: Wikimedia. Join us on Patreon:

  • Edith Clarke

    11/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    Today, we’d like you to meet Edith Clarke, the first woman to be hired as an electrical engineer in the U.S. Image: Wikimedia. Join us on Patreon:

  • Peggy Whitson

    10/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    Peggy Whitson always wanted to be an astronaut and she achieved her dream, becoming the first woman to command the ISS. Image: NASA. Join us on Patreon:

  • Katherine Freese

    09/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    Meet Dr. Katherine Freese, an astrophysicist studying dark matter and dark energy. Image: TEDxVienna (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED) Join us on Patreon:

  • Ainissa Ramirez

    07/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    There’s plenty of science on display at the Super Bowl, and Ainissa Ramirez is able to tell you all about it. Image: TED (CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED) Join Us on Patreon:

  • Jedidah Isler

    07/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    Jedidah Isler wanted to study the stars since she was first gifted a telescope at age 12, now she’s an astrophysicist. Image: NASA (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Deed ) Join us on Patreon:

  • C. Noel Bairey Merz

    06/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    It’s Wear Red Day, a day to raise awareness of women’s risks for heart disease. In honor of the day, meet Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz, a cardiologist who is changing the understanding of women’s health. Image: NIH (CC BY-NC 2.0 Deed) Join us on Patreon:

  • Hadiyah-Nicole Green

    04/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is pioneering the use of lasers and nanoparticles to fight cancer. Image Courtesy of the Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation. Join us on Patreon:

  • Aprille Ericsson

    03/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    Aprille Ericsson-Jackson is an aerospace engineer at NASA, and was the first African-American woman to get a PhD in engineering at Howard University. Image: NASA. Join us on Patreon:

  • Wanda Austin

    03/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    Dr. Wanda M. Austin started at The Aerospace Corporation as an entry level engineer rising all the way to CEO and President. Image: NASA. Join us on Patreon:

  • Laurel Clark

    02/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    Dr. Laurel Clark was a decorated Navy medic before she became an astronaut aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Image: NASA. Don't forget to check out our Patreon:

  • Dawn Shaughnessy

    31/01/2024 Duração: 02min

    Four new elements are joining the periodic table. Three of them thanks to a team led by Dawn Shaughnessy. Image: Wikimedia. Join us on Patreon:

  • Andrea Mueller

    31/01/2024 Duração: 02min

    Andrea Mueller has always loved racing, and now she’s a lead race engineer in NASCAR helping lead Team Penske to victory. Image: Wikimedia. Join us on Patreon:

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