A black and white illustration of a watch dial face. In the center of the watch, and around the outside, are women seen from overhead with their arms outstretched, holding paintbrushes and painting.

The Dial Painters

Episode #260

2024-03-08 05:00:14


In the early 1920s, painters at a watch dial factory in New Jersey started to get sick. No one could tell them why.

Kate Moore’s book is called The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women.