Babes of Science, a Guest Episode
Most people can’t name a single female scientist besides Marie Curie. We hope to change that.
We’re guessing you know who Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton are, and maybe you’re even familiar with Linus Pauling or Roald Hoffmann. But it turns out that a lot of people can’t name a single female scientist besides Marie Curie. Exasperated by this fact, radio producer Poncie Rutsch made a podcast she titled Babes of Science. The show profiles accomplished scientists from history who also happened to be women.
We became such fans of the show that we decided to create a special Babes of Science and Distillations collaborative episode. In it Rutsch profiles Barbara McClintock, a cytogeneticist who discovered transposons, or “jumping genes,” and whose radical ideas made it hard for her to gain acceptance in the field.
01:46 Babes of Science: Barbara McClintock
14:37 Interview with Poncie Rutsch
These songs courtesy of the Free Music Archive:
A way to get by, Scott Gratton
Piano Lesson, The Rebel
Golden, Little Glass Men
Little Strings, The Losers
Divider, Chris Zabriskie
Modulations of the Spirit, Little Glass Men
Spontaneous Existence, Little Glass Men
Pieces of the Present, Scott Gratton
Showers, Podington Bear
Additional music courtesy of the Audio Network.