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. http://www.livescience.com/31297-extreme-female-explorers.html

"Exploring Antarctica" by Fran Molloy and Suzannah Lyons. ABC Science. March 12, 2009. http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2009/03/12/2514690.htm

"Female Polar Explorers Revisit Tragic Race to South Pole" by Andrea Mustain. LiveScience. Sept. 24, 2010. http://www.livescience.com/8685-female-polar-explorers-revisit-tragic-race-south-pole.html

"Forty Years of Women Researchers in Antarctica." U.S. News. Dec. 02, 2009. http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2009/12/02/forty-years-of-women-researchers-in-antarctica

"Just Tell Them I Survived! Women in Antarctica" by Robin Burns. Allen & Unwin. 2001. http://books.google.com/books?id=0Xg7IO0r6hAC&source=gbs_navlinks_s

"Obituary: Edith 'Jackie' Ronne, First U.S. Woman on Antarctica" by Patricia Sullivan. The Washington Post. June 18, 2009. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/17/AR2009061703502.html

"Polar explorer aims for record minus toes." Deutshe Welle. http://www.dw.de/polar-explorer-aims-for-record-minus-toes/a-16740069

"Remembering Antarctica's First Female Explorer" by Thomas Lennartz. Arctic Kingdom. Nov. 18, 2009. http://arctickingdom.com/remembering-antarcticas-first-female-explorers/

"The First Women in Antarctica" by Marlene Cimons. National Science Foundation. Jan. 11, 2010. http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=116134

"Under Antarctic Ice." PBS Nature. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/under-antarctic-ice/antarctic-research/5108/

"Women Begin Trek Across Antarctica" by Donal Smith. National Geographic News. Nov. 15, 2000. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2000/11/1115_antarctica.html

"Women of the Polar Archives: The Film and Stories of Marie Peary Stafford and Louise Boyd" by Audrey Amidon. National Archives. Summer 2010. http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2010/summer/polar-women.html

Topics in this Podcast: women explorers, explorer series