Antarctic Women

Of all the places on the globe, Antarctica has been the hardest for women to reach, barred even from South Pole-bound ships. Cristen and Caroline bundle up for an adventure with the persistent women who fought their way to explore the icy continent. Antarctica-bound ships, women have had to fight their way to explore the icy continent.

Episode sources:

"7 Extreme Female Explorers" by Katharine Gammon. LiveScience. March 28, 2012.

"Exploring Antarctica" by Fran Molloy and Suzannah Lyons. ABC Science. March 12, 2009.

"Female Polar Explorers Revisit Tragic Race to South Pole" by Andrea Mustain. LiveScience. Sept. 24, 2010.

"Forty Years of Women Researchers in Antarctica." U.S. News. Dec. 02, 2009.

"Just Tell Them I Survived! Women in Antarctica" by Robin Burns. Allen & Unwin. 2001.

"Obituary: Edith 'Jackie' Ronne, First U.S. Woman on Antarctica" by Patricia Sullivan. The Washington Post. June 18, 2009.

"Polar explorer aims for record minus toes." Deutshe Welle.

"Remembering Antarctica's First Female Explorer" by Thomas Lennartz. Arctic Kingdom. Nov. 18, 2009.

"The First Women in Antarctica" by Marlene Cimons. National Science Foundation. Jan. 11, 2010.

"Under Antarctic Ice." PBS Nature.

"Women Begin Trek Across Antarctica" by Donal Smith. National Geographic News. Nov. 15, 2000.

"Women of the Polar Archives: The Film and Stories of Marie Peary Stafford and Louise Boyd" by Audrey Amidon. National Archives. Summer 2010.

Topics in this Podcast: women explorers, explorer series