Episode 5: STEM Women in Popular Culture

Episode 5: STEM Women in Popular Culture

01:09:42

Hosts: Anna Reser, Leila McNeill, and Rebecca Ortenberg 

Guest: Dr. Amy Chambers 

Producer: Leila McNeill 

Music: Careful! by Zombie Dandies


In this episode, Anna, Leila, and Rebecca talk about why the BBC series Call the Midwife is the best show on TV. Guest Dr. Amy Chambers joins in to talk about her work on women and minorities in entertainment media, particularly science fiction. 

Show Notes 

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes | Thalidomide

Thalidomide scandal: 60-year timeline

Bury Your Gays

Dr. Amy Chambers

If She Can See It, She Can Be It: Women of STEM on the Small Screen by Amy Chambers

Communicating he Nature of Science Through The Big Bang Theory: Evidence from a Focus Group Study by Rashel Li & Lindy A. Orthia

Science and Entertainment Laboratory

Unsettling Scientific Stories

Further Reading 

J Botting, "The History of Thalidomide," Drug News Perspect 15, no. 9 (2002): 604-611.

Neil Vargesson, "Thalidomide-induced teratogenesis: History and Mechanisms," Birth Defects Research 105, no. 2 (2015): 140-156.

The Woman Who Stood Between America and an Epidemic of Birth Defects by Leila McNeill


 

 

 

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