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Female of the Species

By Female of the Species

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A podcast about the sisterhood of science. A healthy mix of issues facing women in STEM, good solid chit chat, and belly laughs.

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Where the lady scientists are at

Female of the Species is like getting to silently conference call into the best conversations ever. Phoebe brings out the best in her guests, and the result is a snappy, smart, soulful discussion on important issues surrounding what it is to be a woman, a scientist, an academic, and a thinking human being. Enjoy!

an honest, engaging look into being a woman scientist

As a research scientist myself, I was intrigued when I heard about this podcast and finally listened to the first episode this morning. The casual banter is great. The two scientists were openly honest and took a whole person approach to everything they talked about. I appreciated the diversion toward children, though encourage them not to always go there, or to reign it in, because not all scientists have kids. Everyone needs to understand the unique tugs children result in, but those who wanted -- and can't -- might find those bits painful. In the first episode one of the main topics was about who influenced them and why, and the answer was a little bit surprising: someone in college who just noticed, advocated, and supported. A somewhat minor but critically important and lasting imprint that is echoing through her life to this day as she mentors her students. I also enjoyed the conversation about Lab Girl. I haven't read that book yet, but was glad to hear the pros and cons and what cautionary words these scientists give when they share the book with their students. I loved hearing about the clever use of plants as metaphors (now I'm intrigued to read it!), and that the descriptions of instrumentation was unique and wonderful. Overall, this a very interesting and good first episode. I'm looking forward to listening to episode number two!

A winner!

Great and thoughtful conversation! Recommended listening for women or men alike interested in learning about the issues that face young scientists!

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