Episode 15: She Blinded Me With Science

Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!

Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:

  • This Week in Comics
    Young Avengers #13 and Caring About Comics | Here be spoilers! Billy saves Teddy with the power of love. Miss America Chavez and Becca are both way on board. Allison: not so much. This issue's got break-ups, make-ups, confessions, and more. But still no Tommy. YA is our only comic this week, but we do discuss the Wonder Woman casting news and whether or not it's okay to care about popular culture (It is. Duh.). For more on that subject, check out the Alyssa Rosenberg piece on ThinkProgress that prompted our discussion.
  • This Week in Television
    We revisit our fall television picks from our eighth episode, "Lost in the Stacks," and hand down our verdicts on S.H.I.E.L.D., Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mom, Ground Floor, Mob City, Reign, Almost Human and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Now, if only we can get the networks to agree. Let us know in the comments what shows we're missing out on! You can find Frock Talk here and on Twitter here.
  • Stretching the Definition of "Scientist"
    Every fifth episode, we talk about real ladies. This week: scientists! Becca talks about 19th-century paleontologist Mary Anning, a woman who not only made her first major fossil discovery at age 12, but also served as the inspiration for the tongue twister, "she sells seashells by the sea shore." Oh, to have that on one's resume! Allison, in part because of her love of Captain Marvel and Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone, talks about the Mercury 13. The story of this group of aspiring astronauts is a little heartbreaking, but a lot amazing and inspiring. You will have more heroes after this.
  • This Week in Shit You Should Be Listening To
    "Pony" by Kasey Chambers

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