Fainting Couch Feminists Episode Forty-Five: Are We Unhappier Than Ever?: 94-Year-Old Cardy Raper Talks Science, Sex, and Political Unrest

Interview by 
Mica Lemiski

Cardy Raper is a 94-year-old mycologist (basically, a mushroom scientist) who trail-blazed her way into a biology career when women scientists were almost unheard-of. In this episode, Cardy chats with Mica about what it was like to come of age in the 30s and 40s, what political activism meant to her in post WWII Chicago, and why mushroom sex is so completely fascinating. Cardy also explains why she thinks this generation may be the least happy of all the generations she's lived through, and discusses how she peaked in her 70s!

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