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Author: Emily and Zach Shock

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Women in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math throughout history. A proud part of the Pocket Podcast Network!

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Uh oh, we done goofed.  We ran out of time to record full episodes while preparing for our trip, but we're here with some fun facts about future STEAMpunks to tide you over!  We'll be back with another minisode on the 17th, and a full and awesome episode about Mary Anning on the 31st.  Thanks for sticking with us :) . . .Check out more awesome podcasts like ours on the Pocket Podcast Network!. . .Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook @steampunkspod, and follow Emily on Twitter @shockn_awesome. . .Huge thanks to the band The Crypts for the use of their song Marie Curie (which is licensed under CC BY 4.0) for our intro and outro. 
Episode 5 - Sally Ride

Episode 5 - Sally Ride

2019-06-2000:48:12

It's a double-whammy of celebrations this week!  For both the celebration of Pride Month (Sally was also the first LGBT person in space!) and the 36th anniversary of her historic space flight, join us as we learn more about Sally Ride - the first American woman in space.. . .Further Reading:Who Was Sally Ride by Megan StineTrailblazers: Poems of Exploration by Bobbi KatzSally Ride: America's First Woman in Space. . .Check out more awesome podcasts like ours on the Pocket Podcast Network!. . .Huge thanks to the band The Crypts for the use of their song Marie Curie (which is licensed under CC BY 4.0) for our intro and outro. 
Episode 4 - Julie d'Aubigny

Episode 4 - Julie d'Aubigny

2019-06-0500:24:38

Happy Pride Month to all of our LGBTQ+ friends! To help celebrate, we're talking about somebody who would have one heck of a show to put on at a Pride event had they existed at the time. Learn about Julie d'Aubigny, Mademoiselle de Maupin - the sword fighting opera singer who loved men and women alike all across France!. . .Further Reading/Watching:Julie d'Aubigny - Duelist, Singer, Radical - Extra HistoryJulie d'Aubigny: Princess of the Opera - Rejected Princesses. . .Check out more awesome podcasts like ours on the Pocket Podcast Network!. . .Huge thanks to the band The Crypts for the use of their song Marie Curie (which is licensed under CC BY 4.0) for our intro and outro. 
Episode 3 - Hedy Lamarr

Episode 3 - Hedy Lamarr

2019-05-2200:29:17

TW: a short description of simulated sex in a movie and cruel directing decisions from 6:34 to 7:03, please skip if you want or need to! . . .Woah!  We're on a network now!  What the heck!  We are so excited to be a part of the Pocket Podcast Network - quality programming right to your pocket. This week is all about someone once dubbed "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" - who also invented the technology that allows wi-fi and bluetooth to even exist.  Meet Hedy Lamarr, actress and inventor, on this episode of STEAMpunks. . . .Further Reading/Watching: Extraordinary Women: Hedy Lamarr Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film by Ruth Barton Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Richard Rhodes Hedy Lamarr by Colleen Cheslak - National Women's History Museum . . .Huge thanks to the band The Crypts for the use of their song Marie Curie (which is licensed under CC BY 4.0) for our intro and outro. 
Meet the first two women to survive the Colorado River - and discover some new cacti along the way!  Botanists Elzada Clover and Lois Jotter are the subject of our second episode, sponsored by the brilliant plantstagram @chubbyplantpeople! Further Reading/Watching:University of Michigan Heritage Project: River RatGrand Canyon Women: Lives Shaped by Landscape Chapter 9: Two Women, Three Boats, and a Plant PressVideo - Down the Great River: Diary of a Cactus HunterVideo - Interview with Lois Jotter Cutter Part 1Huge thanks to the band The Crypts for the use of their song Marie Curie (which is licensed under CC BY 4.0) for our intro and outro.
Episode 1 - Ada Lovelace

Episode 1 - Ada Lovelace

2019-04-0300:30:31

Welcome to STEAMpunks!Join wife and husband Emily and Zach Shock as they explore the lives of women in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math throughout history!For the subject of our first episode, we chose Ada Lovelace - the first computer programmer.  And not just the first woman computer programmer - the first one.  Period.  Of any and all genders!  How did she accomplish this in 19th century London?  Listen to find out!Further reading:- Ada Lovelace: Computer Programmer and Mathmetician by Avery Elizabeth Hurt- Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs- Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace by Jennifer ChiaveriniHuge thanks to the band The Crypts for the use of their song Marie Curie (which is licensed under CC BY 4.0) for our intro and outro.*Note: Sorry about the audio - we promise it will be much better in episode 2, the first Wednesday of May 2019
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