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RBG

Please God, let this woman live forever.

Amen.

All the Moms

All the Moms

Dear All the Moms,

We see you working. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, we know you are doing your best.  Read more

Talk Nerdy

Talk Nerdy is one of the best and longer running science podcasts out there. Wait! Don’t run off. It isn’t some boring dude droning on about quarks or a super hyper young woman who talks so fast you think you’re having a stroke because you can’t keep up. Read more

The Great Courses Plus

The Great Courses Plus

Alright, nerds. Take this down. You can have access to The Great Courses Plus, which is a streaming service full of lectures about everything you have ever wanted to know about, for 10 bucks a month (30 dollars every three months). “But I am not a nerd,” you might be thinking. Come on. Everyone is a bit nerdy. Well, except for Joan Jett. She is the epitome of cool, at least according to me. If I could be anyone besides myself or Alice Bowman, I would be Joan Jett. But I would just ruin her cool by being a compete and utter nerd so better not. Where was I? Read more

Alice Bowman

Alice Bowman

What do you do if your spacecraft is 10 days away from Pluto and reboots itself, dumping all the computer code needed to perform the experiments scientists have spent the past ten years crafting?If you are lucky, you call Alice Bowman, Mission Operations Manager for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, and in three days she and her team put humpty-dumpty back together again. Read more

Murder Podcasts

I am genuinely afraid of being murdered. Which is pretty dumb since most women are murdered by their intimate partners and I don’t have one of those. Because I am afraid of being murdered I don’t read mysteries, I don’t watch crime shows and I don’t listen to murder podcasts. Why, you might ask? Read more

Nina Simone

Nina Simone

If you think you have never heard the Nina Simone version of ‘Sinnerman’ then listen here and you will probably say, “Oh, I have heard this in tons of movies and TV shows.” And then you will probably listen to the entire song because it is beautiful.

Go ahead, I’ll wait. Read more

Sharp: The Woman Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Michelle Dean’s Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion acts as an excellent primer on interesting women, the work they produced and the lives they lived. From Dorothy Parker to Zora Neale Hurston and eight other in writers in between, Dean’s book acts as an introduction to some and a reminder to others. Read more

The Last Black Unicorn

The Last Black Unicorn

You can read Tiffany Haddish’s The Last Black Unicorn or you can listen to it. She narrates it and it is so funny and smart and heart breaking you might think Tiffany Haddish is your friend. And you might be right because it is highly likely Tiffany Haddish loves all of humanity. Read more

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish

The first time I ever heard of Tiffany Haddish I was “borrowing” someone else’s Showtime and I saw her comedy special.

Mesmerizing. Was she funny? Yes. She was also wholly present, inhabiting every square inch of her body. Haddish has so much charisma it shimmers off of her and lights up everything around her. Read more