About This Show
Black cancer scientist from Mississippi meets Asian literary critic from Canada. A podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide.
Both Ivy League PhDs.
Both fans of lipstick.
Most Recent Episode
S03E14 | Being Petty in the Trump Era
4 days ago
What does it mean to be petty in the Trump era? Petty is our new favourite word. Despite Inauguration, there are a few good things in 2017 so far: Liz Wayne is a 2017 TED Fellow and we are a degree closer to Janelle Monae thanks to Hidden Figures! We talk failures of intersectionality from the tension between the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics and the National Society of Black Physicists, to the issues surrounding the upcoming Women's March on Washington. How can we participate within systems to make change, do outreach, without being complicit? How can we mobilize pettiness for resistance and solidarity?