Our guest this week is standup comedian, Virginia Jones. Michael and Virginia talked about the business of standup comedy, podcasts, women in media, and feminism. During our chat we were visited by Virginia’s roommate, Ashley Flowers, and comedian Dax Jordan.
It’s Ada the Countess of Lovelace Day, an annual commemoration in mid-October to raise the profile of women’s contributions to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Many don’t realize that we have women to thank for much of the technology we enjoy today:
Ada Lovelace – pioneering work on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, writer of the first algorithm
Grace Hopper – computer scientist, and inventor of the first computer program compiler