Each week, Sam Sanders interviews people in the culture who deserve your attention. Plus weekly wraps of the news with other journalists. Join Sam as he makes sense of the world through conversation.
Few women have revolutionized women’s tennis more than Serena Williams, whose powerful and precise playing style has won her a record 23 Grand Slam singles titles.
Air Date: December 21, 2020
American diplomat & political scientist Condoleezza Rice was the first woman head of the National Security Council & the second woman to be named Secretary of State.
Air Date: December 14, 2020
At the 2018 U.S. national championships, Simone Biles became the first female gymnast in nearly 25 years to win all five events.
Air Date: December 7, 2020
Lorraine Hansberry wrote the celebrated "A Raisin in The Sun", the first play by an African American woman to be performed on Broadway.
Air Date: November 30, 2020
Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights activist who became a symbol of the struggle for equality, when she refused to give her seat to a white man in a public bus.
Air Date: November 23, 2020
In the late 1960s, Morrison became the first Black female editor in fiction at the publisher Random House in New York City.
Air Date: November 16, 2020
Harriet Tubman is best known as an American woman who escaped from slavery to become one of America’s leading abolitionists before the Civil War.
Air Date: November 9, 2020
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and one of the world’s best known aviators.
Air Date: November 2, 2020
Basketball coach Pat Summitt is praised as one of the 50 greatest of all time.
Air Date: October 26, 2020
Wilma Mankiller is a Native American activist, social worker and community builder. She was the first woman elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Air Date: October 19, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 22, 2020, at age 87, and the country lost an important pioneering woman.
Air Date: October 12, 2020
Dr. Bernardette Healy
Dr. Bernardette Healy, an influential federal health administrator, was known for her innovations and her campaigns to raise awareness about women’s health issues.
Air Date: October 5, 2020
Oprah Winfrey is a well known television personality, actress, and entrepreneur whose syndicated daily show became the highest-rated talk show in the United States.
Air Date: September 28, 2020
Ellen DeGeneres, the comedian, author, actor, dancer and television host, is best known for her quirky observational humor – often compared to Lucille Ball and Mary Tyler Moor
Air Date: September 21, 2020
In 1946 a team of six young women mathematicians made computer science history by programming the first general-purpose electronic digital computer.
Air Date: September 14, 2020
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