The last few weeks have been unbelievable for me and the show. I honestly didn’t think we could top winning the Canadian Podcast Award for Outstanding Science and Medicine Series. But as you’ll hear this week, it was just the beginning.

I don’t want to delay giving you the chance to listen to the show so I will put the link to the show here:

It all started with an idea to feature women in science. International Women’s Day is on Friday and also this week will see the release of…

(A fictitious superheroine…)

I wanted to feature a few real science superheroines and had quite a long list. But at the top was a name every Canadian should know…

(Her Excellency The Right Honourable Julie Payette)

She is truly Canada’s science superheroine. An engineer, astronaut, executive and now, the Governor General of Canada.

We had a fascinating discussion and I was so thankful for her grace and passion for science. You will remember this interview for a long time.

But we weren’t done. If you look at the list of some of the best scientists in Canada, one person would surely top the list.

(Dr. Molly Shoichet)

As Robbie Burns might say, she has a resume as laing as me arm! She has done it all in the scientific world. But what makes her a superheroine for the rest of us is her commitment to promoting science to the rest of us. You’ll hear about her journey from the lab to the big screen. It’s incredibly inspiring.

I won’t give away anything more because this is one episode I want you to hear for yourselves. I was honoured to have the chance to put it together and I hope you can appreciate how awesome these two women are.

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