Lise Meitner developed the theory of nuclear fission, the process that enabled the atomic bomb.
The first episode airs today and the second on September 14.
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Each episode tells the story of one lost woman of science.
Thousands of scientists worked on the Manhattan project, the top secret push to develop an atomic bomb that would end World War II. Hundreds of those scientists were women.
Introducing From Our Inbox, episodes in which we give you a snippet of an earful created from suggestions that come from our listeners.
In these episodes, we bring you Marie Nywander's story and the radical treatment that would upend the landscape of addiction for decades to come.
Yvonne Y. Clark, known as Y.Y. throughout her career, made groundbreaking achievements as a Black female mechanical engineer.
The first modern-style code executed on a computer was written in the 1940s by a woman named Klára Dán von Neumann–or Klári to her family and friends.
Listen to our inaugural episodes about Dorothy Andersen, a physician and pathologist who solved a medical mystery when she identified and defined cystic fibrosis in 1938.
What a great idea for a show! The Matilda Effect episode was fascinating. Can’t wait for more. Telling all of my friends about this!
Inspiring story of a bright and compassionate physician, ahead of her time. I am fascinated and eager for future episodes. What a delightful random discovery!
Fabulous concept, well executed. I really like the voice of the host too, which is often a sticking point with me. Congratulations, all!
Waiting (not so) patiently for each episode!
This show was recommended on another podcast I listen to and I am so glad to have found this gem! This podcast is well done and inspiring. The narrator’s voice is very even and the story is unfolded so you’re left on a cliffhanger waiting to hear about the next chapter of these great ladies lives! Definitely sending this to friends.
I have already shared this on my Facebook and will be hyping it when more episodes come out on my science tiktok! More please and soon!
Absolutely love the Lost Women of Science podcast and am SO excited to hear the new season! It's like a true crime podcast but for women in STEM!
The second episode of Lost Women of Science, my new favourite podcast, is named The Matilda Effect.
Matilda Effect means someone else gets credit for a woman's work and that someone else is a man.
I have shared the show more than once on social media. I believe it's extremely important to showcase these women in science - most of whom, even as a math/science teacher, I am unfamiliar with. Thank you!
Loved the series on Clara Von Neuman (got me hooked). I've begun rolling my eyes at mentions of Ada Lovelace (over credited, but great communicator about the Babbage Engine). However, I now have a GREAT to highlight as a better example.
As a woman trained in physics, I look forward to these stories. Especially loved the one about Madame Wu :)
Great show. I like how fair and balanced it is. Credits all people when deserved. Really appreciate efforts by Katie Hafner and team to explore depths of story.
I’m a podcast snob - can’t stand poor audio, lazy editing - and this show is so good on every level, from story to interview style to sound quality. LOVE IT!