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PERIOD Podcast

Period podcast is a space for menstruators and their friends to learn all about the biology and culture of the menstrual cycle. Kate Clancy, biological anthropologist and period enthusiast, interviews scholars and people with relevant lived experiences to share their thinking. Come for the period jokes, stay for the science.

Aug 26, 2019

Check out the fabulous Dr. Sharra Vostral as she walks us through the contentious and fascinating history of tampons and toxic shock syndrome. She uncovers the largely ignored history of the many consumer advocates who pushed for change long before menstrual product companies were willing to.

Aug 19, 2019

Join Kate as she talks to Dr. Caroline Signore, Deputy Director of Extramural Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health. We talk about Dr. Signore's path to obstetric and gynecological research. And, we discuss PregSource, a very...

Aug 12, 2019

Join Kate as she talks to Dr. Annaliese Beery, professor and member of the Psychology, Biology, and Neuroscience programs at Smith College. I wanted to talk to Dr. Beery because of her work on sex, gender, and estrus cycles in animal research. People often avoid studying females because they believe we are all too...

Aug 5, 2019

I've missed you, fellow period enthusiasts! Here's a sneak peek of season 3, first full episode will be up August 12 2019!