March is Women's History Month, and on the air we'll be re-broadcasting a couple of recent relevent episodes: The Value of Care - Feminisim and Ethics with Joan Tronto from the University of Minnesota and Misogyny and Gender Inequality with Kate Manne from Cornell University. Off the air, we've selected some female-focused past episodes for your listening enjoyment.
This month's playlist begins with one of the most renowned women in the history of philosophy, Simone de Beauvoir. John and Ken explored her life and thought in 2014 with Shannon Mussett from Utah Valley University, editor of Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler. Another philosopher who's received renewed attention recently is Hannah Arendt, whose book The Origins of Totalitarianism saw a spike in sales during the last Presidential administration! So don't miss John and Ken's 2008 conversation with Seyla Benhabib from Yale University. With a live audience in Las Vegas, the hosts explored the complexities of the world's oldest profession with novelist, columnist, and former sex worker Tracy Quan, author of the best-selling Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl. Way back in 2005, the hosts questioned Feminism itself with Barrie Thorne from UC Berkeley, co-author of Feminist Sociology: Life Histories of a Movement. And then a decade later, John and Ken chatted with Stanford historian Londa Schiebinger, author of Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering, to ask how misogyny — or at least a lack of consciousness about gender — can affect scientific research.
This playlist is hardly exhaustive. Women- and gender-related issues are regularly discussed in our programs. That said, there are certainly other relevant historical figures and topics that we haven't yet explored. Got a suggestion? Leave a comment below or send it to email@example.com!