15 Women Astronomers You Should Know

As a follow-up to our "Stargazers" two-parter, here's a closer look at some of the shining stars in the fascinating history of women in astronomy.

Suffering for Victorian Fashion: The Grecian Bend

In the 1860s, American women bent over frontward to remain fashionably relevant.

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A Brief History of Period Panties

This week on the podcast, we covered the fascinating — and mostly crotchless — history of women’s underwear and chatted with Julie Sygiel, founder and CEO of the innovative underwear startup Dear Kate. And as Dear Kate specializes in making

STEM Women Hall of Fame: First Lady of Physics

Her name is Chien-Shiung Wu, but you can call her by one of her nuclear nicknames: First Lady of Physics, Queen of Nuclear Research, or The Chinese Marie Curie.

Dolly Parton: A Razzle-Dazzle Retrospective

On January 19, 1946, Dolly Parton was born in Locust Ridge, TN, and at age seven, little Dolly made herself a guitar and started strumming. Behind the big hair, big breasts and big country glitz, Dolly Parton has achieved one

The Female Cartoonist Who Survived the Charlie Hebdo Attack

This week on the podcast, Caroline and I devoted both episodes to the history of (mostly) American women in comics and cartoons. Meanwhile, outside the Stuff Mom Never Told You studio, Paris has been mourning the terrorist attacks that took

50 Women in Comics You Should Know

Fifty women in comics you should know, including cartoonists, illustrators, comic book artists, web comic creators and all-around visual geniuses. Lovingly crowdsourced by Stuff Mom Never Told You fans. In alphabetical order.

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Listeners Love Lady Detectives

After doing our two-part series (here and here) about lady detectives on TV, one thing was abundantly clear: Y’all love some lady crimesolvers. While the episodes were busting at the seams with Cagney and Lacey, Olivia Benson, Jessica Fletcher and

When Limping Was En Vogue

In 1869, a strange fashion trend was afoot among the hippest London ladies. With the assistance of canes and mismatched shoes or specialty pairs with different heel heights, they affected what was called the Alexandra Limp. “A monstrosity has made

STEM Women Hall of Fame: Alice Augusta Ball

In her brief life, pharmaceutical chemist Alice Augusta Bell achieved multiple firsts and saved lives with her breakthrough research.

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