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The Hero Show

36 EpisodesProduced by Andrew BernsteinWebsite

The Hero Show, a weekly podcast of OSI, explores the lives and achievements of heroes who have shaped our world, with Andrew Bernstein and Jon Hersey. From freedom fighters, to pathbreaking scientists and inventors, to entrepreneurs and industrialists, these men and women can enlighten us, inspire u… read more


Triumph over Prejudice: Cecilia Payne and Vivien Thomas

Cecilia Payne broke open the male-dominated field of astronomy, inspiring young women to pursue scientific careers. Vivien Thomas pioneered life-saving surgical techniques, despite racial prejudices that unjustly deprived him of financial rewards and due praise.


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Also check out:


Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: An Autobiography and Other Recollections:


Partners of the Heart: Vivien Thomas and His Work with Alfred Blalock: An Autobiography:

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