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Episode 1.13: Laughing Disparagingly at the Google Memo Dude With Aadita Chaudhury

I’m back, babes, and better than ever, or rather, not actively sick any more. And after spending some time talking about sickness and rest (with some reading recommendations below), I’m thrilled to be bringing you my conversation with PhD student and feminist shit-talker Aadita Chaudhury. After Aadita tells me exactly what STS is (you have to listen to find out), we smack talk Radiolab and sing the praises of Hidden Figures. You’re gonna love it. You know what else you’re gonna love? These links:

  • First off, go follow Aadita on Twitter. You won’t regret it.
  • I reference two articles this episode: Johanna Hedva’s Sick Woman Theory and Kendra Marks’ The Idea of Rest. Go read them now. Content warnings for discussions of sexual and racial violence.
  • Aadita name checks some other awesome feminist science folks, including christine liu and Judy Wacjman (you know, if you want more smart science and technology feminists in your life). (Which you probably do.)
  • Obviously go watch Hidden Figures if you have’t already, but either way here’s some supplementary reading on the role of Black women in the Space Race.


Theme song is “Mesh Shirt” by Mom Jeans off their album “Chub Rub.” Listen to the whole album here or learn more about them here.

Aadita’s theme song is “Train Song” by Vashti Bunyan. Listen to it in its soothing entirety.