# Science & Identity Podcasts

Who is a scientist or a mathematician? Who are scientists/mathematicians as humans? There are so many more scientists and mathematicians in the world than just the small number whose names make it into your textbook. I often enjoy learning the stories of other scientists and mathematicians both their professional contributions but also their human stories. It helps me remember that every one of us has a story and that math and science are a journey.

One podcast that I enjoy finding such stories on is NPR’s Short Wave. Each episode is about 15 minutes long. Below are a few of my current favorite episodes from Short Wave. I’ll try to keep this list updated.

Another great Podcast for telling stories of mathematicians and scientists is Story Collider. If you use the link to get to their website, you can filter their stories by category.

Additionally, here’s a Planet Money discussing Computer Science and the gender shift. Did you know that historically Computer Science was a more female dominated discipline? However, in the mid-1980’s there were a huge shift and the percentage of women in computer science dropped dramatically! The podcast talks about the shift in the 1980’s.