Mini-Series 1.3. Sphinx: The Intelligent Monster

What do you get when you put together a powerful woman, an ancient empire, and scared men? The Sphinx! And this isn’t a riddle, I promise (ha, get it? Wait, no? Better listen to the episode!). Join us this week to talk about the origins of the Sphinx and talk about this mythical creature acrossContinue reading “Mini-Series 1.3. Sphinx: The Intelligent Monster”

Mini-Series 1.2. Lilith: Of the Same Earth

Maybe you’ve heard of the story of Adam and Eve, but have you heard of the story of Lilith? If Eve was created from Adam’s rib, Lilith was created as Adam’s equal, from the soil of the earth. But from the moment of her conception, she forged her own path and has been branded asContinue reading “Mini-Series 1.2. Lilith: Of the Same Earth”

Mini-Series 1.1. Pandora: Our Last Hope

In the beginning… life was apparently perfect. Until men made the Gods upset and they sent down their greatest fear. Women. Well, one woman in particular. Join us in this episode to learn the ancient Greek story of Pandora, the first woman and bringer of all gifts. But what does this story mean when youContinue reading “Mini-Series 1.1. Pandora: Our Last Hope”

episode 36. STIs: The Ultimate Booby Trap

Tying tubes, nonconsensual hysterectomies, withholding medical care without contraception use…these are just a few ways that forced sterilization has occurred in the United States. The history of forced sterilization is sewn into the fabric of US history, and has played an insidious role in this country. This episode, we learn about the eugenics movement, itsContinue reading “episode 36. STIs: The Ultimate Booby Trap”

episode 34. Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Shocking Truth

Tying tubes, nonconsensual hysterectomies, withholding medical care without contraception use…these are just a few ways that forced sterilization has occurred in the United States. The history of forced sterilization is sewn into the fabric of US history, and has played an insidious role in this country. This episode, we learn about the eugenics movement, itsContinue reading “episode 34. Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Shocking Truth”

episode 32. Internal Medicine: The Tell All

Tying tubes, nonconsensual hysterectomies, withholding medical care without contraception use…these are just a few ways that forced sterilization has occurred in the United States. The history of forced sterilization is sewn into the fabric of US history, and has played an insidious role in this country. This episode, we learn about the eugenics movement, itsContinue reading “episode 32. Internal Medicine: The Tell All”

episode 5. Birth Control: The Seventh Wonder

Part 1:  Before modern medicine, what lengths would you resort to in an attempt to not get pregnant? Well men and women throughout history pushed the limits on what qualified as birth control. In Part 1 of this episode we laugh and joke as we learn the methods of birth control used by people acrossContinue reading “episode 5. Birth Control: The Seventh Wonder”

episode 4. Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy: Remember Their Names

Human experimentation has had a long, dark history in the practice of medicine, with people of color being the subjects far too often. This week, we discuss the lives of Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy, three of the ten enslaved Black women subjected to the gynecological experiments of Dr. J. Marion Sims, an Antebellum physician. LearnContinue reading “episode 4. Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy: Remember Their Names”

episode 2. Elizabeth Blackwell: Wait, THAT woman is a doctor?

Do YOU know how the first woman got into med school? Was it because of her brains? Looks? Luck? You can find out in our first biography episode, a deep dive into the life and times of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female to graduate from medical school in the United States. But this biography doesn’tContinue reading “episode 2. Elizabeth Blackwell: Wait, THAT woman is a doctor?”