Hidden Heroes of History

Illustration collage of some of the Hidden Heroes of History episodes on the Dorktales Storytime Podcast

Dorktales Storytime Podcast

Hidden Heroes of History Episodes

Discover the hidden heroes in science, technology, engineering, arts, math and human rights who changed the world. Join us as we uncover the stories of the STEAMers and dreamers who made history!

Spaceflight Trailblazer

Mary Golda Ross

Mary Golda Ross was one of the first women to rise in the ranks of engineering and one of the first Native Americans in the field. Her work in the early days of spaceflight was very important and is still to this day.

Legacy Beyond Music

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong transformed jazz music and became the beloved “Ambassador Satch” who performed all over the world! So much of his life was about a deep passion for music and using it to bring people together.

Mountaineering Pioneer

Tenzing Norgay

Tenzing Norgay was the Sherpa guide responsible for getting Edmund Hillary to the final ascent of Mount Everest. They became the first recorded pair to reach the highest point on earth.

Agricultural Innovator

George Washington Carver

Despite the barriers thrust upon him, George Washington Carver overcame society’s challenges to ultimately become one of the nation’s leading botanists and agricultural inventors.

Olympic Gold Athlete

Wilma Rudolph

The first American woman to win 3 Gold Medals in the 1960 Olympics, Wilma Rudolph used her popularity as the “fastest woman in the world” to become a world-record-breaking voice for civil justice and women’s rights.

The Real “Batman”

Merlin Tuttle

Meet the hero who showed the world that the some of the smallest creatures are making the biggest contributions—the real “batman” and champion protector of nature’s delightful, dark-winged, do-gooders.

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Brilliant Inventor

Hedy Lamarr

Adored by the public as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” Hedy Lamarr’s real talent was technological innovation and invention—from light up dog collars and aircraft wing design to technology that makes wi-fi, GPS, Bluetooth and cell phones possible.

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Trailblazing Dancer

Maria Tallchief

Maria Tallchief is a trailblazing dancer who leapt into fame to become America’s first Prima Ballerina. Her technical precision and unique style of dance—full of energy, speed and passion—put American ballet on the map.

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