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Last update: 2013-06-24

Episode 176: The Adult Show

2013-06-24 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

Today’s episode centers on adulthood. First, Pennsylvania State University’s Suzy Scherf tells us what’s going on in the brains of adolescents. Then, Katrina Roi takes a look at a common consumer product, the condom, and those who want to make it better.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:26 Introduction

01:09 Interview: Inside the Brain

05:38 The Chemistry Behind the Condom

14:10 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Tori Indivero for interviewing the scientists in this series. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 175: The Kid Show

2013-06-11 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 17s

Today we begin a three-part series, The Stages of Life, spotlighting the chemistry found in childhood, adulthood, and old age. First, a look at the brains of children, followed by the colorful world of the crayon.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:27 Introduction

01:13 Interview: Inside the Brain

06:14 Colorful Chemistry, the World of Crayons

16:15 Closing Credits

CREDITS

The Three Stages of Life is part of CHF’s Thanks to Chemistry project, sponsored by BASF Corporation, The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, DuPont, and ExxonMobil. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 174: Water Webs

2013-05-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

On today's show we look at how delicate desert ecosystems are affected by climate change. Then the impact of toxic metals on Rocky Mountain streams.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:33 Introduction

01:10 Feature: Water Webs

09:10 Interview: Johanna Kraus

14:48 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Diane Hope and Jody Roberts for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 173: Power Up

2013-05-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 17s

On today's show we look at the modern power grid, on the brink of a new era. First, why the smart grid matters. Then, the critical mission of Caltech's Solar Army.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:34 Introduction

01:09 A Smarter Grid

10:11 The Solar Army

16:23 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Charlie Mintz and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Video produced by Josh Kurz. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 172: On Beauty

2013-04-29 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

On today's show we look at questionable appearance enhancers. First The Beauty Historian shares some shocking beauty rituals of yore. Then a look at how Brazilian Blowouts are making salon workers sick.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:38 Introduction

01:10 Interview: The Beauty Historian

06:22 Brazilian Blowouts

14:48 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Stephanie Coleman, Audrey Quinn, Mia Lobel, and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 171: Underground Worlds

2013-04-15 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 16s

On today's show we investigate the science beneath our streets. First how a team of amateur speleologists is keeping Howe Caverns safe for future generations. Then a look at Philadelphia's historic sewer system.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:39 Introduction

01:24 Howe Caverns' Annual Cleanup

09:30 Interview: Adam Levine

16:02 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Amy Kraft,Adam Levine, Mia Lobel, and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 170: Urban Agriculture

2013-04-01 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 18s

On today's show we learn how advances in urban agriculture are providing new access to fresh food. First how hundreds of tons of fishbones are cleaning up Oakland soil. Then tips on how to create your own backyard garden.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:30 Introduction

01:23 Fishbone Remediation

10:24 Interview: Alex Jones and Alice Edgerton

17:48 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Charlie Mintz, Alex Jones, Alice Edgerton, and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 169: Neighborhood Preservation

2013-03-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 17s

On today's show we see old bones made new again. First the ongoing restoration of Philadelphia's 19th Street Baptist Church. Then a discussion about what makes some old buildings greener than new ones.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:28 Introduction

01:20 The 19th Street Baptist Church

09:31 Interview: Heather Blakeslee

16:35 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Alex Lewis, Heather Blakeslee, and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 168: So Argon Walks Into a Bar...

2013-03-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 21s

On today's show chemistry takes center stage. First, why science and comedy make gut-busting bedfellows. Then the history of science as popular entertainment.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:36 Introduction

01:20 Science Comedy

08:51 Interview: Rebecca Onion

20:43 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Deanna Day, Rebecca Onion, and Daisy Rosario for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 167: Cold War Chemistry

2013-02-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

During decades of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union over the course of the Cold War, both sides wielded science as a weapon. Find out how on today's show.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:31 Interview (Part I): Audra Wolfe

05:41 Oral History: Leslie Vadasz

10:36 Interview (Part II): Audra Wolfe

14:34 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush, Mat Savelli, and Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 166: Alchemy After Dark

2013-02-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

Just in time for Valentine's Day we explore the sexier side of alchemy. Historian Joel Klein explains how alchemists used passionate prose to disguise the details of their secret experiments.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:44 Introduction

02:07 Interview: Joel Klein

13:28 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Joel Klein for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 165: In Good Taste

2013-01-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 16s

Today your taste buds take center stage. First,how super-tasters' genetic gift might afford them better health. Then the art of imitation flavors.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:41 'A World of Pure Imagination'

01:23 Super-Tasters

08:04 The Art of Imitation Flavors

15:40 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Mary Harris and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 164: Bones

2013-01-07 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 16s

On today's show we peel back our skin. First, an innovative technology that could provide early detection of osteoporosis. Then, a look at stone man syndrome–a rare disease that causes the body's connective tissue to turn into bone when damaged.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:27 Introduction

01:09 Written In Your Bones?

09:43 Harry Eastlack

16:00 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Diane Hope and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 163: A Day in the Life - Night

2012-12-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

We wrap up the three-part series A Day in the Life, spotlighting the common chemistry of morning, noon, and night. Today, how popular insomnia treatments work and the science behind our body's unique sleep cycles.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:35 Fight Club

01:01 Interview: Sleep Aids

05:33 The Midnight Sun

14:31 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Louisa Jonas, Mia Lobel, Jennifer Dionisio, and Joe Rucker for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 162: A Day in the Life - Noon

2012-12-10 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

We continue the three-part series A Day in the Life, spotlighting the common chemistry of morning, noon, and night. Today, a look at the mysterious ingredients in many kitchen staples and the reason why even so-called healthy sweeteners can be toxic.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:36 The Breakfast Club

01:18 Interview: Kitchen Staples

07:41 The Trouble With Fructose

14:27 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Gretchen Kuda Croen, Mia Lobel, Jennifer Dionisio, and Joe Rucker for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 161: A Day in the Life - Morning

2012-11-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

Today we begin the three-part series A Day in the Life, spotlighting the common chemistry of morning, noon, and night. First, a look at what's lurking in our bathroom products and what experts say about the controversy over fluoridated water.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:36 Pee-wee's Big Adventure

01:06 Interview: Bathroom Products

04:06 The Fluoridation Debate

13:05 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Mia Lobel, Joe Rucker, and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 160: Teflon

2012-11-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

Treasure or toxin? Today we follow Teflon's rise from happy accident to indispensable tool at work, home, and even war.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:42 Introduction

01:24 The Origins of Teflon

08:46 Interview: Post-War Teflon

14:36 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Bob Kenworthy, Hilary Domush, Sarah Hunter-Lascoskie, and Amy Kraft for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 159: Kean on Genes

2012-10-29 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Today we welcome back author Sam Kean to discuss the secrets and surprises contained in our DNA. He talks to Distillations’ executive producer Jennifer Dionisio.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:33 Interview: The Violinist’s Thumb

11:44 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 158: The Alchemical Quest

2012-10-15 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

On today's show a special conversation between two alchemy experts: James Voelkel, who curated CHF's exhibit The Alchemical Quest, and Lawrence Principe, author of The Secrets of Alchemy.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:36 Introduction

01:40 Interview: The Alchemical Quest

13:20 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to James Voelkel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 157: Smoke and Mirrors

2012-10-01 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's show we track the evolution of smog from symbol of industrial progress to public health catastrophe.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:39 Introduction

01:23 Interview: A Sign of Progress

05:08 Donora

14:16 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Daniel Tkacik, Ellis Robinson, and Jacqueline Boytim for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 156: Hard to Stomach

2012-09-17 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's show we test your gag reflex. First an exploration of rank, funky cheeses made from your own body's bacteria. Then the history of how distaste evolved into disgust.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:50 Introduction

01:41 South By South Swab

11:40 Distaste and Disgust

14:45 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Lindsay Patterson and Jacqueline Boytim for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 155: Shipwrecks

2012-09-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

Ahoy, mateys. Join us on the ocean floor. On today's show we look at sunken ships: how they are preserved, and what they can tell us about civilizations from the past.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:50 Introduction

01:35 Wrecked!

10:10 Undersea Time Capsules

14:49 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Diane Hope, Michal Meyer, and Anne Fredrickson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 154: Fast and Slow

2012-08-20 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Good science takes time... or not? On today's show we explore the extremes. First the longest-running experiment in the world; then the near-instant chemical reaction that helps airbags protect you in a crash.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:50 Introduction

01:26 The Pitch-Drop Experiment

10:22 Airbags

15:05 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michael Rhee and Stephanie Coleman for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 153: Best Of Distillations #10

2012-08-03 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

We bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week: attempts to contact aliens in space and the secret behind the sweet sound of Stradivari violins.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:01 The Interstellar Rosetta Stone

08:02 Strad Secrets?

14:58 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Andrew Stelzer and Anne Fredrickson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 152: Best of Distillations #9

2012-07-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

We bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week: animal communication in the Sonoran Desert and the toll of asbestos waste on a small Pennsylvanian town.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:15 Future of the Wild: Desert Communication

09:28 The Ambler Asbestos Waste Piles

14:21 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Diane Hope and Bob Kenworthy for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 151: Tears

2012-07-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Today we wrap up the three-part series Blood, Sweat, and Tears. First how it feels to lose your ability to cry; then why onions bring on the waterworks.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:42 Introduction

01:33 Emotional Tears

09:35 Onion Tears

13:24 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Douglas Smith and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. A Distillations Explainer produced by Josh Kurz. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 150: Sweat

2012-06-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Today we continue the three-part series Blood, Sweat, and Tears. First the history of deodorants; then experiments on how perspiration might diagnose diseases like schizophrenia.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:43 Introduction

01:54 Antiperspirants

07:48 Sweat Diagnostics

15:40 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Gretchen Cuda-Kroen and Anne Fredrickson for researching this show. A Distillations Explainer produced by Josh Kurz. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 149: Blood

2012-06-08 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Today we begin the three-part series Blood, Sweat, and Tears. First how one man solved the mystery of blood function; then how researchers will bust blood-doping athletes at the Olympic games.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:48 Introduction

02:10 Blood Puzzle

07:34 Blood Doping

19:19 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hannah Hoag and James Voelkel for researching this show. A Distillations Explainer produced by Josh Kurz. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 148: Across the Pond

2012-05-25 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

On today's episode we cross the Atlantic to learn what makes a perfect cuppa. Then we learn about the surprising health benefits of Marmite, a spreadable food item people love to hate.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:20 The Perfect Cuppa

09:40 Marmite

14:46 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Nina Perry and Rachel Dornhelm for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 147: Babies

2012-05-11 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Big eyes, soft skin, squeezable cheeks. No doubt, babies are adorable. But on today's show we take a break from our cooing to examine some more serious aspects of parenthood. First how formula has waxed and waned in popularity. Then how embryos wreak havoc in the womb.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:26 Introduction

02:19 Breast vs. Bottle

05:47 Parasitic Babies

13:12 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Sabiha Kahn and Audrey Quinn for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 146: Something in the Air

2012-04-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose? We all know what that means: allergies. On today's show we look at pet dander, a common cause. Then we talk to a researcher dissecting the makeup of dust.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:26 Introduction

02:19 Allergen-Free Pets

05:47 Parasitic Babies

13:12 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Sarah Hunter-Lacoskie and Gretchen Kuda-Croen for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 146: Something in the Air

2012-04-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose? We all know what that means: allergies. On today's show we look at pet dander, a common cause. Then we talk to a researcher dissecting the makeup of dust.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:26 Introduction

02:19 Allergen-Free Pets

05:47 Parasitic Babies

13:12 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Sarah Hunter-Lacoskie and Gretchen Kuda-Croen for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 145: Asbestos

2012-04-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

Asbestos, once a miracle product, is now a plague on the aging infrastructure to which it's bound. Today we explore a Pennsylvania town where a wide swath of asbestos-contaminated land stands capped and unusable. Then we visit a historic high school that is now dormant due to the expense of asbestos remediation.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:53 The Ambler Asbestos Waste Piles

05:33 Schenley High School

13:22 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Bob Kenworthy and Larkin Page-Jacons for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 145: Asbestos

2012-04-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

Asbestos, once a miracle product, is now a plague on the aging infrastructure to which it's bound. Today we explore a Pennsylvania town where a wide swath of asbestos-contaminated land stands capped and unusable. Then we visit a historic high school that is now dormant due to the expense of asbestos remediation.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:53 The Ambler Asbestos Waste Piles

05:33 Schenley High School

13:22 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Bob Kenworthy and Larkin Page-Jacons for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 144: Mystery of Mass (Spec)

2012-03-30 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode we look at the diverse history of mass spectrometry, starting with a single question: exactly what is it? Then we dip into our oral history collection to show the breadth of mass spec's reach, including the Manhattan Project.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:33 Introduction

01:12 What is Mass Spec?

04:22 Oral History: Alfred Nier

12:18 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Sarah Hunter-Lascoskie and Mia Lobel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 144: Mystery of Mass (Spec)

2012-03-30 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode we look at the diverse history of mass spectrometry, starting with a single question: exactly what is it? Then we dip into our oral history collection to show the breadth of mass spec's reach, including the Manhattan Project.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:33 Introduction

01:12 What is Mass Spec?

04:22 Oral History: Alfred Nier

12:18 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Sarah Hunter-Lascoskie and Mia Lobel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 143: Fairyland of Chemistry

2012-03-16 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode we travel back in time to the Victorian era, when innovative teachers used fairies to convey complicated ideas in chemistry. We adapted one of these whimsical lessons into Distillations' first-ever podcast play.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:35 Introduction

01:11Fairies and Victorian Science

03:41 Podcast Play: The Fairyland of Chemistry

09:22 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Megan Slater, Gigi Naglak, and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 143: Fairyland of Chemistry

2012-03-16 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode we travel back in time to the Victorian era, when innovative teachers used fairies to convey complicated ideas in chemistry. We adapted one of these whimsical lessons into Distillations' first-ever podcast play.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:35 Introduction

01:11Fairies and Victorian Science

03:41 Podcast Play: The Fairyland of Chemistry

09:22 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Megan Slater, Gigi Naglak, and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 142: Midcentury Mutants

2012-03-02 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode we look at the real and imagined implications of genetic modification in the middle of the 20th century. First, the early promise of plant modification. Then how this science inspired classic sci-fi films.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:42Interview with Helen Curry

09:48 Hollywood and the Atomic Age

13:40 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Andy Mangravite and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 142: Midcentury Mutants

2012-03-02 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode we look at the real and imagined implications of genetic modification in the middle of the 20th century. First, the early promise of plant modification. Then how this science inspired classic sci-fi films.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:42Interview with Helen Curry

09:48 Hollywood and the Atomic Age

13:40 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Andy Mangravite and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 141: Disaster Recovery

2012-02-17 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode we look at how environments recover after natural and manmade disasters. First, we hear about how ecosystems repair themselves after hurricanes. Then we see how the Gulf of Mexico is faring after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:18 Ecological Succession

04:13 Interview with Helen White

12:56 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jeff Guin and Bob Kenworthy for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 141: Disaster Recovery

2012-02-17 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode we look at how environments recover after natural and manmade disasters. First, we hear about how ecosystems repair themselves after hurricanes. Then we see how the Gulf of Mexico is faring after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:18 Ecological Succession

04:13 Interview with Helen White

12:56 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jeff Guin and Bob Kenworthy for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 140: Swapping Spit

2012-02-03 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Pucker up! On today's episode we investigate the kiss. First, what's in the saliva we share with each other? Then we interview Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of The Science of Kissing, to find out why our ancestors starting locking lips in the first place.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:29 Saliva

04:33 Interview with Sheril Kirschenbaum

12:03 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 140: Swapping Spit

2012-02-03 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Pucker up! On today's episode we investigate the kiss. First, what's in the saliva we share with each other? Then we interview Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of The Science of Kissing, to find out why our ancestors starting locking lips in the first place.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:29 Saliva

04:33 Interview with Sheril Kirschenbaum

12:03 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 139: The Brain on Sports

2012-01-20 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode of Distillations we're gearing up for this weekend's playoff games with a look at the science of sports. First, we learn how athletes go the distance. Then we look into the brain of a fan.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:30 Introduction

01:00 An Athlete's Chemistry

07:31 The Science of Watching Sports

10:57 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Lindsay Patterson, Mia Lobel, and Ryan Carty for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 139: The Brain on Sports

2012-01-20 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode of Distillations we're gearing up for this weekend's playoff games with a look at the science of sports. First, we learn how athletes go the distance. Then we look into the brain of a fan.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:30 Introduction

01:00 An Athlete's Chemistry

07:31 The Science of Watching Sports

10:57 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Lindsay Patterson, Mia Lobel, and Ryan Carty for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 138: Your Genome

2012-01-06 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode of Distillations we go straight to the source ... your DNA. First, we learn how technological advances are putting the dream of a $1,000 genome within reach. Then we discuss the implications of having genetic information at our fingertips.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:36 The $1,000 Genome

04:56 Interview with Michael Christman

12:57 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 138: Your Genome

2012-01-06 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode of Distillations we go straight to the source ... your DNA. First, we learn how technological advances are putting the dream of a $1,000 genome within reach. Then we discuss the implications of having genetic information at our fingertips.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:36 The $1,000 Genome

04:56 Interview with Michael Christman

12:57 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 137: Cocktails

2011-12-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Cheers! On today's episode of Distillations we belly up to the bar to learn about distilled spirits. Then we look ahead to the next morning to determine if our tried-and-true hangover cures have any scientific merit.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:30 Introduction

01:06 Tour of St. George Spirits

09:06 Hangover Science

12:47 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Catherine Girardeau and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 137: Cocktails

2011-12-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Cheers! On today's episode of Distillations we belly up to the bar to learn about distilled spirits. Then we look ahead to the next morning to determine if our tried-and-true hangover cures have any scientific merit.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:30 Introduction

01:06 Tour of St. George Spirits

09:06 Hangover Science

12:47 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Catherine Girardeau and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 136: Good Vibrations

2011-12-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode of Distillations we investigate if there's science behind the sweet sounds of a Stradivari violin and learn how chemistry influences the work of sound artist Susan Alexjander.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:33 Introduction

01:18 Strad Secrets?

08:13 Interview with Susan Alexjander

16:41 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Anne Fredrickson and Mia Lobel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 136: Good Vibrations

2011-12-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On today's episode of Distillations we investigate if there's science behind the sweet sounds of a Stradivari violin and learn how chemistry influences the work of sound artist Susan Alexjander.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:33 Introduction

01:18 Strad Secrets?

08:13 Interview with Susan Alexjander

16:41 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Anne Fredrickson and Mia Lobel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 135: Black Friday

2011-11-25 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Step away from the sale rack! On today's episode of Distillations we examine your brain under the influence of shopping, as well as a potential health hazard found in receipts.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:17 Your Brain on Shopping

07:32 BPA in Receipts

11:02 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Sheri Quinn and Lindsay Patterson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 135: Black Friday

2011-11-25 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Step away from the sale rack! On today's episode of Distillations we examine your brain under the influence of shopping, as well as a potential health hazard found in receipts.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:17 Your Brain on Shopping

07:32 BPA in Receipts

11:02 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Sheri Quinn and Lindsay Patterson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 134: Is Anybody Out There?

2011-11-11 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

How did we get here and who else is out there? These questions have nagged at humans for centuries. On today's episode of Distillations we explore early debate over the Big Bang Theory and find out what tools researchers are using to greet aliens.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:33 Introduction

01:19 Debating the Big Bang Theory

03:48 The Interstellar Rosetta Stone

11:35 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Andrew Stelzer and James Voelkel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 134: Is Anybody Out There?

2011-11-11 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

How did we get here and who else is out there? These questions have nagged at humans for centuries. On today's episode of Distillations we explore early debate over the Big Bang Theory and find out what tools researchers are using to greet aliens.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:33 Introduction

01:19 Debating the Big Bang Theory

03:48 The Interstellar Rosetta Stone

11:35 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Andrew Stelzer and James Voelkel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 133: Halloween Candy

2011-10-28 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

Trick or treat! On today's episode of Distillations we give you a taste of both. First, try to choke back our explanation of a Dutch candy that features ammonium chloride and carbon black. Then follow producer Mia Lobel on a tour of the Culinary Institute of America's candy kitchen.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:34 Introduction

01:39 Salt Licorice

05:29 Making Candy Corn at the CIA

12:46 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Mia Lobel and Ryan Carty for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 133: Halloween Candy

2011-10-28 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

Trick or treat! On today's episode of Distillations we give you a taste of both. First, try to choke back our explanation of a Dutch candy that features ammonium chloride and carbon black. Then follow producer Mia Lobel on a tour of the Culinary Institute of America's candy kitchen.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:34 Introduction

01:39 Salt Licorice

05:29 Making Candy Corn at the CIA

12:46 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Mia Lobel and Ryan Carty for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 132: Harvest

2011-10-14 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Today's show explores two very different ways people hope to protect future harvests. First, follow us to the Doomsday Vault, which protects 700,000 seed families. Next, join farmer Miguel Santistevan as he revives his ancestors' agricultural practices.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:18 Doomsday Vault

05:12 Desert Harvest

11:37 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Sabiha Kahn, Bob kenworthy, and Mia Lobel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 132: Harvest

2011-10-14 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Today's show explores two very different ways people hope to protect future harvests. First, follow us to the Doomsday Vault, which protects 700,000 seed families. Next, join farmer Miguel Santistevan as he revives his ancestors' agricultural practices.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:18 Doomsday Vault

05:12 Desert Harvest

11:37 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Sabiha Kahn, Bob kenworthy, and Mia Lobel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 131: Dinosaurs

2011-09-30 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Today's show goes back in time to try to pinpoint what exactly the dinosaurs were like. First, we reveal evidence that the oldest known bird might actually be a dinosaur. Then we follow a researcher attempting to reclassify many familiar dinosaurs.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:33 Introduction

01:36 Dinosaur Feathers

04:26 Dinosaur Sinking

11:04 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Lindsay Patterson, Andy Mangravite, and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 131: Dinosaurs

2011-09-30 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Today's show goes back in time to try to pinpoint what exactly the dinosaurs were like. First, we reveal evidence that the oldest known bird might actually be a dinosaur. Then we follow a researcher attempting to reclassify many familiar dinosaurs.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:33 Introduction

01:36 Dinosaur Feathers

04:26 Dinosaur Sinking

11:04 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Lindsay Patterson, Andy Mangravite, and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 130: Our Chemical Landscape – The Wild

2011-09-16 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Today we wrap up the four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild. This episode is about the wild, and how its species-in-residence use chemistry to communicate..

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:32 History of the Wild: Lightening Bugs

04:26 Future of the Wild: Desert Communication

11:04 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Diane Hope, Hilary Domush, and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 130: Our Chemical Landscape – The Wild

2011-09-16 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Today we wrap up the four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild. This episode is about the wild, and how its species-in-residence use chemistry to communicate..

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:32 History of the Wild: Lightening Bugs

04:26 Future of the Wild: Desert Communication

11:04 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Diane Hope, Hilary Domush, and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 129: Taste

2011-09-02 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Today's show explores one of our favorite senses: taste. First, revist the tongue map you may have studied as a kid. Next, learn how a natural sweetener might benefit waistlines—and even the world.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:11 The Tongue Map Myth

05:02 Stevia: Sweeter than Sugar

12:17 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Audrey Quinn and Andrew Stelzer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 129: Taste

2011-09-02 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Today's show explores one of our favorite senses: taste. First, revist the tongue map you may have studied as a kid. Next, learn how a natural sweetener might benefit waistlines—and even the world.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:11 The Tongue Map Myth

05:02 Stevia: Sweeter than Sugar

12:17 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Audrey Quinn and Andrew Stelzer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 128: Our Chemical Landscape – The Farm

2011-08-19 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

Today we continue the four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild. This episode is about the farm, and how crop production has evolved in response to exploding global population growth.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:49 History of the Farm: Guano

06:11 Future of the Farm: Genetically Modified Crops

14:43 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Julia Botero and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 128: Our Chemical Landscape – The Farm

2011-08-19 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

Today we continue the four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild. This episode is about the farm, and how crop production has evolved in response to exploding global population growth.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:49 History of the Farm: Guano

06:11 Future of the Farm: Genetically Modified Crops

14:43 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Julia Botero and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 127: Best of Distillations #8

2011-08-05 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

We bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week: mesmerism, the impacts of climate change, and why its chic to be a geek..

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

00:44 Mesmerism

04:30 Extreme Effects: Chad and Bangladesh

08:42 Upping STEM's Cool Factor

14:21 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer, Jennifer Dionisio, and Esther D'Amico for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 127: Best of Distillations #8

2011-08-05 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

We bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week: mesmerism, the impacts of climate change, and why its chic to be a geek..

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

00:44 Mesmerism

04:30 Extreme Effects: Chad and Bangladesh

08:42 Upping STEM's Cool Factor

14:21 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer, Jennifer Dionisio, and Esther D'Amico for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 126: Best of Distillations #7

2011-07-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

We bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week: Palmer the Poisoner, medicinal maggots, and the placebo effect.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

00:49 Palmer the Poisoner

04:15 Maggots

07:09 Modern Placebos: A Necessary Hoax?

12:31 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jim Voelkel, Margaret E. Wood, and Josh Kurz for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 126: Best of Distillations #7

2011-07-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

We bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week: Palmer the Poisoner, medicinal maggots, and the placebo effect.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

00:49 Palmer the Poisoner

04:15 Maggots

07:09 Modern Placebos: A Necessary Hoax?

12:31 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jim Voelkel, Margaret E. Wood, and Josh Kurz for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 125: Chem-moo-stry

2011-07-08 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Today the Distillations team delves into the weird and wonderful world of its favorite barnyard animal: the cow. First find out why so few populations are lactose tolerant. Then take a literal peek inside the body of one of these creatures.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:41 Introduction

01:31 Lactose Intolerance

05:40 Porthole Cows

12:50 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Zoe Sullivan and Sarah Hunter for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 125: Chem-moo-stry

2011-07-08 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Today the Distillations team delves into the weird and wonderful world of its favorite barnyard animal: the cow. First find out why so few populations are lactose tolerant. Then take a literal peek inside the body of one of these creatures.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:41 Introduction

01:31 Lactose Intolerance

05:40 Porthole Cows

12:50 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Zoe Sullivan and Sarah Hunter for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 124: Our Chemical Landscape – The Suburb

2011-06-24 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

Today we continue the four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild. This episode is about the suburb, and how its residents' transportation needs have evolved in the past century.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

01:00 Introduction

02:10 History of the Suburb: Electric Cars

05:54 Future of the Suburb: Mass Transit in Austin, TX

13:50 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Lindsay Patterson and Anne Fredrickson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 124: Our Chemical Landscape – The Suburb

2011-06-24 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

Today we continue the four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild. This episode is about the suburb, and how its residents' transportation needs have evolved in the past century.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

01:00 Introduction

02:10 History of the Suburb: Electric Cars

05:54 Future of the Suburb: Mass Transit in Austin, TX

13:50 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Lindsay Patterson and Anne Fredrickson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 123: Under the Sea

2011-06-10 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Today Distillations welcomes guest producer Ari Daniel Shapiro, host of the podcast Ocean Gazing, who takes us on a tour of the ocean, revealing how optics can evaluate long-term changes in the oceanic environment and the effects of carbon dioxide on coral reefs.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:40 Introduction

01:22 CO2 vs. Coral Reefs

07:16 Using Optics on Oceans

11:50 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Ari Daniel Shapiro for guest producing this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 123: Under the Sea

2011-06-10 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Today Distillations welcomes guest producer Ari Daniel Shapiro, host of the podcast Ocean Gazing, who takes us on a tour of the ocean, revealing how optics can evaluate long-term changes in the oceanic environment and the effects of carbon dioxide on coral reefs.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:40 Introduction

01:22 CO2 vs. Coral Reefs

07:16 Using Optics on Oceans

11:50 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Ari Daniel Shapiro for guest producing this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 122: Our Chemical Landscape – The City

2011-05-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, today we begin the four-part series Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburbs, the farm, and the wild. Today's episode is about the city, and the role of energy in shaping its past and future.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:40 History of the City: Gas Lighting

06:04 Future of the City: Energy Efficiency

16:16 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Kimberly Haas and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 122: Our Chemical Landscape – The City

2011-05-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, today we begin the four-part series Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburbs, the farm, and the wild. Today's episode is about the city, and the role of energy in shaping its past and future.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:40 History of the City: Gas Lighting

06:04 Future of the City: Energy Efficiency

16:16 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Kimberly Haas and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 121: Geek Chic

2011-05-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Today's show wonders if it's becoming chic to be a geek. First, we see how pop culture portrayals of scientists have boosted their reputations with teenagers. Next, we look at the state of science education in the U.S.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

00:57 Upping STEM's Cool Factor

06:58 Science Education in the U.S.

10:51 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Esther D'Amico and Tom Tritton for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 121: Geek Chic

2011-05-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Today's show wonders if it's becoming chic to be a geek. First, we see how pop culture portrayals of scientists have boosted their reputations with teenagers. Next, we look at the state of science education in the U.S.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

00:57 Upping STEM's Cool Factor

06:58 Science Education in the U.S.

10:51 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Esther D'Amico and Tom Tritton for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 120: Nuclear Medicine

2011-04-29 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

In the midst of Japan's nuclear crisis, it's easy to forget that radioactive isotopes are often employed to save human lives. This week we look at diagnostic and therapeutic applications of nuclear medicine.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:10 Radioiodine

03:59 Interview with Abass Alavi and Andrew Newberg

10:51 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush, Michal Meyer, and Anne Fredrickson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 120: Nuclear Medicine

2011-04-29 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

In the midst of Japan's nuclear crisis, it's easy to forget that radioactive isotopes are often employed to save human lives. This week we look at diagnostic and therapeutic applications of nuclear medicine.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:10 Radioiodine

03:59 Interview with Abass Alavi and Andrew Newberg

10:51 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush, Michal Meyer, and Anne Fredrickson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 119: Climate Change

2011-04-15 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

One of this century's great challenges will be mitigating the effects of our steadily warming planet. In today's episode we explore the consequences of our changing climate.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:11 Extreme Effects: Chad and Bangladesh

05:13 Interview with Susan Solomon

12:24 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 119: Climate Change

2011-04-15 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

One of this century's great challenges will be mitigating the effects of our steadily warming planet. In today's episode we explore the consequences of our changing climate.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:11 Extreme Effects: Chad and Bangladesh

05:13 Interview with Susan Solomon

12:24 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 118: Placebos

2011-04-01 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

This week, we celebrate April Fools' Day with a little medical trickery. First, we learn about Franz Mesmer's questionable 18th-century cures. Next we hear how fooling the brain is sometimes the only way to get accurate scientific results.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:08 Mesmerism

05:06 Modern Placebos: A Necessary Hoax?

10:27 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer and Josh Kurz for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 118: Placebos

2011-04-01 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

This week, we celebrate April Fools' Day with a little medical trickery. First, we learn about Franz Mesmer's questionable 18th-century cures. Next we hear how fooling the brain is sometimes the only way to get accurate scientific results.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:08 Mesmerism

05:06 Modern Placebos: A Necessary Hoax?

10:27 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer and Josh Kurz for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 117: Women's History Month

2011-03-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

TIn this episode we learn about lesser-known women in the sciences. We start with Dorothy Hodgkin, the third woman to win a Nobel Prize in chemistry, and end with a tour spotlighting important females whose stories are told in CHF's museum.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:54 Dorothy Hodgkin

03:49 CHF Museum Tour

11:23 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio, Gigi Naglak, and Anne Fredrickson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 117: Women's History Month

2011-03-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

TIn this episode we learn about lesser-known women in the sciences. We start with Dorothy Hodgkin, the third woman to win a Nobel Prize in chemistry, and end with a tour spotlighting important females whose stories are told in CHF's museum.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:54 Dorothy Hodgkin

03:49 CHF Museum Tour

11:23 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio, Gigi Naglak, and Anne Fredrickson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 116: Crime Fighters

2011-03-03 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

From primetime to print, forensic scientists are usually depicted as courtroom heroes, but their real-life work makes for more than a thrilling story. On today's episode we look at how one such scientist sealed the fate of Palmer the Poisoner in the 19th century. Then we speak with forensic scientist Mike Eyring, whose team helped solve the biggest serial murder case in U.S. history.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:17 Palmer the Poisoner

04:59 Interview with Michael Eyring

13:59 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to James Voelkel, Peter O'Dowd, and Esther D'Amico for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 116: Crime Fighters

2011-03-03 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

From primetime to print, forensic scientists are usually depicted as courtroom heroes, but their real-life work makes for more than a thrilling story. On today's episode we look at how one such scientist sealed the fate of Palmer the Poisoner in the 19th century. Then we speak with forensic scientist Mike Eyring, whose team helped solve the biggest serial murder case in U.S. history.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:17 Palmer the Poisoner

04:59 Interview with Michael Eyring

13:59 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to James Voelkel, Peter O'Dowd, and Esther D'Amico for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 115: Black History Month

2011-02-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

In honor of Black History Month, we reveal the lesser known accomplishments of George Washington Carver, and also pull from our oral history collection the stories of two African-American women fighting to make their way in the chemistry field.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

00:57 George Washington Carver

04:01 Oral History: Reatha Clark King and Linda Meade-Tollin

13:59 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks toHilary Domush and Sarah Hunter for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 115: Black History Month

2011-02-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

In honor of Black History Month, we reveal the lesser known accomplishments of George Washington Carver, and also pull from our oral history collection the stories of two African-American women fighting to make their way in the chemistry field.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

00:57 George Washington Carver

04:01 Oral History: Reatha Clark King and Linda Meade-Tollin

13:59 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks toHilary Domush and Sarah Hunter for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 114: Elements of Expression

2011-02-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

In this episode we learn about how the mass production of oil paints spawned a new artistic movement and get a tour of artist Dove Bradshaw's studio.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:43 The Evolution of Oil Paints

04:21 Interview with Dove Bradshaw

11:27Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio and Ashley Milne-Tyne for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 114: Elements of Expression

2011-02-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

In this episode we learn about how the mass production of oil paints spawned a new artistic movement and get a tour of artist Dove Bradshaw's studio.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:43 The Evolution of Oil Paints

04:21 Interview with Dove Bradshaw

11:27Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio and Ashley Milne-Tyne for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 113: Burning Rubber

2011-01-21 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Rubber has played a shockingly dramatic role in our political and military history. In today's episode we revisit the consequences of the natural rubber shortage during WWII, and how a similar shortage might affect us today.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:00 Natural vs. Synthetic Rubber

04:12 Interview with Mark Finlay

12:03 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio, Sarah Hunter, and Hilary Domush for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 113: Burning Rubber

2011-01-21 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Rubber has played a shockingly dramatic role in our political and military history. In today's episode we revisit the consequences of the natural rubber shortage during WWII, and how a similar shortage might affect us today.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:00 Natural vs. Synthetic Rubber

04:12 Interview with Mark Finlay

12:03 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio, Sarah Hunter, and Hilary Domush for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 112: Nuclear Power

2011-01-07 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

On this episode we learn about the history and future of nuclear power, in the U.S. and abroad.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:08 History of the Nuclear Power Industry

04:13 Interview with Keith Moser

10:38 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 112: Nuclear Power

2011-01-07 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

On this episode we learn about the history and future of nuclear power, in the U.S. and abroad.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:08 History of the Nuclear Power Industry

04:13 Interview with Keith Moser

10:38 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 111: A Distillations Carol

2010-12-24 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

On this episode we are visited by the ghosts of chemistry's past, present, and future, who teach us about Greek fire, red sludge, and the future of the sun.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:30 Introduction

00:44 Greek Fire

03:14 Hungarian Red Sludge

09:46 Death of the Sun

13:13 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Stefan Bos, Michal Meyer, and Dana Ricci for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 111: A Distillations Carol

2010-12-24 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

On this episode we are visited by the ghosts of chemistry's past, present, and future, who teach us about Greek fire, red sludge, and the future of the sun.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:30 Introduction

00:44 Greek Fire

03:14 Hungarian Red Sludge

09:46 Death of the Sun

13:13 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Stefan Bos, Michal Meyer, and Dana Ricci for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 110: Essential Elements - Air

2010-12-10 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

This week we continue our four-part series about earth, air, water, and fire. Today’s episode is about air and how the gases in it have been changing ever since Day 1.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:11 A Brief History of Air

05:14 Breathing Toxic Soup

12:45 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Bob Kenworthy and Jim Burress for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 110: Essential Elements - Air

2010-12-10 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

This week we continue our four-part series about earth, air, water, and fire. Today’s episode is about air and how the gases in it have been changing ever since Day 1.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:11 A Brief History of Air

05:14 Breathing Toxic Soup

12:45 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Bob Kenworthy and Jim Burress for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 109: East Meets West

2010-11-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 9s

On today's show we look at the Western perspective of Eastern medicine. First yogic breathing; then acupuncture.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:27 Introduction

00:59 Acupuncture

03:29 Yogic Breathing

08:25 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Gretchen Cuda and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 109: East Meets West

2010-11-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 9s

On today's show we look at the Western perspective of Eastern medicine. First yogic breathing; then acupuncture.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:27 Introduction

00:59 Acupuncture

03:29 Yogic Breathing

08:25 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Gretchen Cuda and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 108: Essential Elements - Fire

2010-11-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

This week we continue our four-part series about earth, air, water, and fire. Today’s episode is about fire and how humans have tried to protect themselves from it.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:12 Flame Retardants

03:54 Third Degree Burns

12:36 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Anna Boiko-Weyrauch and Victoria Indivero for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 108: Essential Elements - Fire

2010-11-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

This week we continue our four-part series about earth, air, water, and fire. Today’s episode is about fire and how humans have tried to protect themselves from it.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:12 Flame Retardants

03:54 Third Degree Burns

12:36 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Anna Boiko-Weyrauch and Victoria Indivero for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 107: Medical Gross Out

2010-10-29 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

Today’s show will have your skin crawling… literally. In honor of Halloween we bring you a show revealing a scarier (and squirmier) side of science.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:27 Introduction

00:54 Forensic Anthropology

04:06 A Conversation with Robert Hicks and His Leeches

11:47 Maggots

14:39 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Margaret E. Wood and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 107: Medical Gross Out

2010-10-29 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 15s

Today’s show will have your skin crawling… literally. In honor of Halloween we bring you a show revealing a scarier (and squirmier) side of science.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:27 Introduction

00:54 Forensic Anthropology

04:06 A Conversation with Robert Hicks and His Leeches

11:47 Maggots

14:39 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Margaret E. Wood and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 106: Essential Elements – Water

2010-10-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

This week we continue our 4-part series about earth, air, water, and fire. Today’s episode is about water and the many ways to ensure it is potable.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:28 Portable Water Purification

05:24 Desalination Plant on the River Thames

14:01 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Nina Perry and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 106: Essential Elements – Water

2010-10-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

This week we continue our 4-part series about earth, air, water, and fire. Today’s episode is about water and the many ways to ensure it is potable.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:28 Portable Water Purification

05:24 Desalination Plant on the River Thames

14:01 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Nina Perry and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Elemental Memoir Lesson Plan

2010-10-14 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

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Episode 105: Periodic Table Contents

2010-10-08 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

In this week’s episode we pay tribute to the periodic table. We talk to Sam Kean, author of the best-selling book The Disappearing Spoon and hear an excerpt from Primo Levi’s book The Periodic Table.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:21 Interview with Sam Kean

09:28 "Carbon," from The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

12:57 Competition - Elemental Memoir

13:31 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer and Mia Lobel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 105: Periodic Table Contents

2010-10-08 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

In this week’s episode we pay tribute to the periodic table. We talk to Sam Kean, author of the best-selling book The Disappearing Spoon and hear an excerpt from Primo Levi’s book The Periodic Table.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:21 Interview with Sam Kean

09:28 "Carbon," from The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

12:57 Competition - Elemental Memoir

13:31 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer and Mia Lobel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 104: Essential Elements – Earth

2010-09-24 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 16s

This week we begin our four-part series about earth, air, water, and fire. Today’s episode is about earth and the Marcellus Shale.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:40 The Geologic History of the Marcellus Shale

06:04 The Marcellus Shale Today

13:31 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer and Susan Phillips for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 104: Essential Elements – Earth

2010-09-24 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 16s

This week we begin our four-part series about earth, air, water, and fire. Today’s episode is about earth and the Marcellus Shale.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:40 The Geologic History of the Marcellus Shale

06:04 The Marcellus Shale Today

13:31 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer and Susan Phillips for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 103: Herbal Remedy

2010-09-10 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

Before pharmaceuticals existed, all medicines had to come from natural sources—like plants. On this week’s show we focus on such remedies.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:24 Digitalis, aka Foxglove

03:45 Visiting Lancaster Farmacy

12:42 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio and Joel Rose for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 103: Herbal Remedy

2010-09-10 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

Before pharmaceuticals existed, all medicines had to come from natural sources—like plants. On this week’s show we focus on such remedies.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:24 Digitalis, aka Foxglove

03:45 Visiting Lancaster Farmacy

12:42 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio and Joel Rose for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 102: Best of Distillations #6

2010-08-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

We continue to bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week: Senescence, Richard Holmes, and Boy Rocketeer.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:57 Chemical Agent: Senescence

03:32 A Conversation with Richard Holmes

07:53 Boy Rocketeer

13:34 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush, Michael Meyer, and James Voelkel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 102: Best of Distillations #6

2010-08-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 14s

We continue to bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week: Senescence, Richard Holmes, and Boy Rocketeer.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:57 Chemical Agent: Senescence

03:32 A Conversation with Richard Holmes

07:53 Boy Rocketeer

13:34 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush, Michael Meyer, and James Voelkel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 101: Best of Distillations #5

2010-08-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

This month Distillations takes a step back to bring you some of our favorite segments from past episodes: Glenn Seaborg, the Three Sisters, and Living with Illness.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:57 Chemical Agent: Glenn Seaborg

03:30 Tools of the Trade: The Three Sisters

06:22 Living with Ilness

11:39 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio, Andy Mangravite, and Erica Stefanovich for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 101: Best of Distillations #5

2010-08-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

This month Distillations takes a step back to bring you some of our favorite segments from past episodes: Glenn Seaborg, the Three Sisters, and Living with Illness.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:57 Chemical Agent: Glenn Seaborg

03:30 Tools of the Trade: The Three Sisters

06:22 Living with Ilness

11:39 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio, Andy Mangravite, and Erica Stefanovich for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 100: Birthday Episode

2010-07-30 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

Distillations marks its 100th episode this week! To celebrate, we revisit segments from some of our past shows and bring you new developments on electric car batteries, hair mats cleaning up oil spills, and the Obama administration's environmental policies post-election.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:31 Update: The Electric Car

03:49 Update: Cleaning Up Oil Spills

09:27 Update: A Planet in Peril

13:00 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Devin Browne, Jody Roberts, and Erica Stefanovich for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 100: Birthday Episode

2010-07-30 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

Distillations marks its 100th episode this week! To celebrate, we revisit segments from some of our past shows and bring you new developments on electric car batteries, hair mats cleaning up oil spills, and the Obama administration's environmental policies post-election.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:31 Update: The Electric Car

03:49 Update: Cleaning Up Oil Spills

09:27 Update: A Planet in Peril

13:00 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Devin Browne, Jody Roberts, and Erica Stefanovich for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Celebrate 100 Episodes of Distillations

2010-07-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

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Episode 99: Summer BBQ

2010-07-16 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Halfway through July, we are just about in the middle of summer. So we thought it would be appropriate to talk about meat and barbecuing in this week’s episode of Distillations.…

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Episode 99: Summer BBQ

2010-07-16 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Halfway through July, we are just about in the middle of summer. So we thought it would be appropriate to talk about meat and barbecuing in this week’s episode of Distillations.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:01 Chemical Agent: Papain

03:51 Conversation with Roger Horowitz

09:17 Carcinogens and Grilled Meat

11:22 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Victoria Indivero, Michal Meyer, and James Voelkel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 99: Summer BBQ

2010-07-16 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Halfway through July, we are just about in the middle of summer. So we thought it would be appropriate to talk about meat and barbecuing in this week’s episode of Distillations.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:01 Chemical Agent: Papain

03:51 Conversation with Roger Horowitz

09:17 Carcinogens and Grilled Meat

11:22 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Victoria Indivero, Michal Meyer, and James Voelkel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 98: Climate Engineering

2010-07-02 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

As atmospheric carbon dioxide increases, does the world have to get hotter? Controlling the earth’s weather and climate is this week’s topic.…

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Episode 98: Climate Engineering

2010-07-02 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

As atmospheric carbon dioxide increases, does the world have to get hotter? Controlling the earth’s weather and climate is this week’s topic.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:26 Introduction

01:11 Chemical Agent: Silver Iodide

03:02 Interview: James R. Fleming on Climate Engineering

07:47 Storing Carbon with Phytoplankton

11:19 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer and Hilary Domush for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 98: Climate Engineering

2010-07-02 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

As atmospheric carbon dioxide increases, does the world have to get hotter? Controlling the earth’s weather and climate is this week’s topic.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:26 Introduction

01:11 Chemical Agent: Silver Iodide

03:02 Interview: James R. Fleming on Climate Engineering

07:47 Storing Carbon with Phytoplankton

11:19 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer and Hilary Domush for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 97: Immortality

2010-06-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

If you could live forever, would you? Though most believe this to be a hypothetical question, there are some scientific processes that impart eternal life, or something like that, to actual creatures on earth.…

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Episode 97: Immortality

2010-06-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

If you could live forever, would you? Though most believe this to be a hypothetical question, there are some scientific processes that impart eternal life, or something like that, to actual creatures on earth.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:10 Chemical Agent: Animal Antifreeze

03:25 Feature: Immortal Jellyfish

07:03 Comte de Saint-Germain

10:24 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Aries Keck, James Voelkel and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 97: Immortality

2010-06-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

If you could live forever, would you? Though most believe this to be a hypothetical question, there are some scientific processes that impart eternal life, or something like that, to actual creatures on earth.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:10 Chemical Agent: Animal Antifreeze

03:25 Feature: Immortal Jellyfish

07:03 Comte de Saint-Germain

10:24 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Aries Keck, James Voelkel and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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A Summer Brew for You

2010-06-11 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

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Episode 96: Infamous Science

2010-06-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Innovation can be messy work, and sometimes outright disastrous. This week on Distillations we’re looking at some of the 20th century’s most infamous scientific missteps.…

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Episode 96: Infamous Science

2010-06-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Innovation can be messy work, and sometimes outright disastrous. This week on Distillations we’re looking at some of the 20th century’s most infamous scientific missteps.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:12 Chemical Agent: Thalidomide

03:35 Conversation with Professor Judith Walzer Leavitt

08:18 Cold Fusion

11:10 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 96: Infamous Science

2010-06-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Innovation can be messy work, and sometimes outright disastrous. This week on Distillations we’re looking at some of the 20th century’s most infamous scientific missteps.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:12 Chemical Agent: Thalidomide

03:35 Conversation with Professor Judith Walzer Leavitt

08:18 Cold Fusion

11:10 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 95: Cleaning Up -- Retro Edition

2010-05-21 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

This week we’re digging into our archives and looking back at one of our first episodes of Distillations.…

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Episode 95: Cleaning Up -- Retro Edition

2010-05-21 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

This week we’re digging into our archives and looking back at one of our first episodes of Distillations.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:59 Commentary: Trash Island

03:21 Element of the Week: Mercury

05:11 Cleaning Up Oil Spills

09:36 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jody Roberts for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 95: Cleaning Up -- Retro Edition

2010-05-21 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

This week we’re digging into our archives and looking back at one of our first episodes of Distillations.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:59 Commentary: Trash Island

03:21 Element of the Week: Mercury

05:11 Cleaning Up Oil Spills

09:36 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jody Roberts for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 94: Scientific Visions

2010-05-07 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

The future is now. Distillations, therefore, is pausing to compare what people once predicted the modern world would look like to the actual reality on the ground—and in the air.…

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Episode 94: Scientific Visions

2010-05-07 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

The future is now. Distillations, therefore, is pausing to compare what people once predicted the modern world would look like to the actual reality on the ground—and in the air.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:16 Chemical Agent: Magic Bullet

03:02 Feature: Fembots

08:37 Space Colonization

11:44 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Aries Keck, Jennifer Dionisio, Hilary Domush, and Mia Lobel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 94: Scientific Visions

2010-05-07 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

The future is now. Distillations, therefore, is pausing to compare what people once predicted the modern world would look like to the actual reality on the ground—and in the air.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:16 Chemical Agent: Magic Bullet

03:02 Feature: Fembots

08:37 Space Colonization

11:44 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Aries Keck, Jennifer Dionisio, Hilary Domush, and Mia Lobel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 93: Kids’ Science

2010-04-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

In honor of National Lab Day in May this episode focuses on the scientist in every kid.…

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Episode 93: Kids’ Science

2010-04-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

In honor of National Lab Day in May this episode focuses on the scientist in every kid.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:54 Chemical Agent: Bangsite

02:32 Feature: Kids Doing Science

06:51 Boy Rocketeer

12:15 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Mia Lobel and James Voelkel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 93: Kids’ Science

2010-04-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 13s

In honor of National Lab Day in May this episode focuses on the scientist in every kid.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:54 Chemical Agent: Bangsite

02:32 Feature: Kids Doing Science

06:51 Boy Rocketeer

12:15 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Mia Lobel and James Voelkel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 92: Scientific Collaborations

2010-04-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

April is National Poetry Month and Distillations is celebrating by looking at the connections between science and literature.…

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Episode 92: Scientific Collaborations

2010-04-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

April is National Poetry Month and Distillations is celebrating by looking at the connections between science and literature.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:26 Chemical Agent: Opium

03:41 Conversation with Richard Holmes

08:08 Poetry and Science with Lord Byron

11:09 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 92: Scientific Collaborations

2010-04-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

April is National Poetry Month and Distillations is celebrating by looking at the connections between science and literature.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:26 Chemical Agent: Opium

03:41 Conversation with Richard Holmes

08:08 Poetry and Science with Lord Byron

11:09 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 91: Marvels and Ciphers

2010-03-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

In early March, the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s museum opened its newest temporary exhibit, Marvels and Ciphers: A Look Inside the Flask.…

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Episode 91: Marvels and Ciphers

2010-03-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

In early March 2010 the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s museum opened its newest temporary exhibit, Marvels and Ciphers: A Look Inside the Flask.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:40 Introduction

01:05 Chemical Agent: Viagra

04:30 Secrets of the Alchemical Tree

08:43 19th-Century Political Cartoons

09:47 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and James Voelkel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 91: Marvels and Ciphers

2010-03-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

In early March 2010 the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s museum opened its newest temporary exhibit, Marvels and Ciphers: A Look Inside the Flask.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:40 Introduction

01:05 Chemical Agent: Viagra

04:30 Secrets of the Alchemical Tree

08:43 19th-Century Political Cartoons

09:47 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and James Voelkel for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 90: Useful Waste

2010-03-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

What’s better than recycling? Reducing waste! OK, maybe not better, but equally important. In this week’s episode of Distillations, we learn about industrial waste reduction.…

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Episode 90: Useful Waste

2010-03-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

What’s better than recycling? Reducing waste! OK, maybe not better, but equally important. In this week’s episode of Distillations we learn about industrial-waste reduction.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:11 Chemical Agent: Carbon Black

03:04 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Vaseline

05:49 Conversation with Roger Horowitz

10:55 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Victoria Indivero, Michal Meyer, and Maggie Wood for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 90: Useful Waste

2010-03-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

What’s better than recycling? Reducing waste! OK, maybe not better, but equally important. In this week’s episode of Distillations we learn about industrial-waste reduction.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:11 Chemical Agent: Carbon Black

03:04 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Vaseline

05:49 Conversation with Roger Horowitz

10:55 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Victoria Indivero, Michal Meyer, and Maggie Wood for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 89: Plastic World

2010-02-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Love it or hate it, plastic is hard to avoid. This week we take a look at plastic made from corn and find out just how biodegradable it really is.…

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Episode 89: Plastic World

2010-02-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Love it or hate it, plastic is hard to avoid. This week we take a look at plastic made from corn and find out just how biodegradable it really is.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:21 Polylactic Acid

03:32 Plastic Leaching

06:35 Conversation with a Chemist: Keeping Meat Fresh

11:30 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 89: Plastic World

2010-02-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Love it or hate it, plastic is hard to avoid. This week we take a look at plastic made from corn and find out just how biodegradable it really is.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:21 Polylactic Acid

03:32 Plastic Leaching

06:35 Conversation with a Chemist: Keeping Meat Fresh

11:30 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Michal Meyer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 88: A Sense of Scent

2010-02-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

On this week’s episode of Distillations we’re talking about what the nose knows. First up we learn about the nose itself — how it works and how losing your sense of smell can affect your day-to-day life.…

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Episode 88: A Sense of Scent

2010-02-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

On this week’s episode of Distillations we’re talking about what the nose knows. First up we learn about the nose itself—how it works and how losing your sense of smell can affect your day-to-day life.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:08 The Nose

03:19 Scent Identification

05:53 Feature: Perfume Vinyl

11:27 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush, Victoria Indivero, Michal Meyer and Douglas Smith for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 88: A Sense of Scent

2010-02-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

On this week’s episode of Distillations we’re talking about what the nose knows. First up we learn about the nose itself—how it works and how losing your sense of smell can affect your day-to-day life.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:08 The Nose

03:19 Scent Identification

05:53 Feature: Perfume Vinyl

11:27 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush, Victoria Indivero, Michal Meyer and Douglas Smith for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 87: Scientific Journeys

2010-01-29 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Scientific discoveries can be dramatic tales of unexpected adventure. They can also be personal explorations of intuition and faith.…

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Episode 87: Scientific Journeys

2010-01-29 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Scientific discoveries can be dramatic tales of unexpected adventure. They can also be personal explorations of intuition and faith.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:02 Chemical Agent: The Wolf Trap

03:22 A Conversation with Bill Brock

08:46 Mystery Solved! The Unknown Continent

11:48 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer and Victoria Indivero for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

 

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Episode 87: Scientific Journeys

2010-01-29 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Scientific discoveries can be dramatic tales of unexpected adventure. They can also be personal explorations of intuition and faith.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:02 Chemical Agent: The Wolf Trap

03:22 A Conversation with Bill Brock

08:46 Mystery Solved! The Unknown Continent

11:48 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer and Victoria Indivero for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

 

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Episode 86: In Sickness and in Health

2010-01-15 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Whether it’s preventing illness by vaccines or avoiding germs, this episode is about getting sick and staying healthy.…

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Episode 86: In Sickness and in Health

2010-01-15 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Whether it’s preventing illness by vaccines or avoiding germs, this episode is about getting sick and staying healthy.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:22 Chemical Agent: Meningitis Vaccine

03:27 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Hand Sanitizer

06:04 Feature: Living with Illness

11:36 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Maggie Wood and Erica Stefanovich for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 86: In Sickness and in Health

2010-01-15 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Whether it’s preventing illness by vaccines or avoiding germs, this episode is about getting sick and staying healthy.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:22 Chemical Agent: Meningitis Vaccine

03:27 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Hand Sanitizer

06:04 Feature: Living with Illness

11:36 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Maggie Wood and Erica Stefanovich for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 85: International Year in Review

2010-01-01 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Another year has come and gone, but the impact of scientific discoveries made and concerns raised will be felt in 2010 and beyond.…

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Episode 85: International Year in Review

2010-01-01 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Another year has come and gone, but the impact of scientific discoveries made and concerns raised will be felt in 2010 and beyond.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:20 Asia: Water Management in a Changing Climate

04:02 Europe: Large Hadron Collider

07:15 A Conversation with The Scientist's Alla Katsnelson

11:26 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer and Anke Timmerman for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 85: International Year in Review

2010-01-01 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Another year has come and gone, but the impact of scientific discoveries made and concerns raised will be felt in 2010 and beyond.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:20 Asia: Water Management in a Changing Climate

04:02 Europe: Large Hadron Collider

07:15 A Conversation with The Scientist's Alla Katsnelson

11:26 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Michal Meyer and Anke Timmerman for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 84: Crystals

2009-12-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

There are many different types of crystals we encounter, ranging from tiny to extremely large in size.…

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Episode 84: Crystals

2009-12-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

There are many different types of crystals we encounter, ranging from tiny to extremely large in size.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:11 Chemical Agent: Sodium Chloride

03:34 Tools of the Trade

06:15 A Conversation with Karen Allen

11:27 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Victoria Indivero, Michal Meyer, Anke Timmermann, and Maggie Wood for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 84: Crystals

2009-12-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

There are many different types of crystals we encounter, ranging from tiny to extremely large in size.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:11 Chemical Agent: Sodium Chloride

03:34 Tools of the Trade

06:15 A Conversation with Karen Allen

11:27 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Victoria Indivero, Michal Meyer, Anke Timmermann, and Maggie Wood for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 83: Fellows in Action

2009-12-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

What do Isaac Newton, yeast, and Harold Urey have in common? They all come under the research microscope of Chemical Heritage Foundation fellows. …

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Episode 83: Fellows in Action

2009-12-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

What do Isaac Newton, yeast, and Harold Urey have in common? They all come under the research microscope of Chemical Heritage Foundation fellows.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:10 Chemical Agent: Yeast

03:28 Tools of the Trade: Backyard Acids from Early Chemistry

07:18 A Conversation with Matthew Shindell on Harold C. Urey

11:51 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 83: Fellows in Action

2009-12-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

What do Isaac Newton, yeast, and Harold Urey have in common? They all come under the research microscope of Chemical Heritage Foundation fellows.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:10 Chemical Agent: Yeast

03:28 Tools of the Trade: Backyard Acids from Early Chemistry

07:18 A Conversation with Matthew Shindell on Harold C. Urey

11:51 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 82: Food Myths

2009-11-20 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

In this episode of Distillations we clarify common misconceptions about food.…

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Episode 82: Food Myths

2009-11-20 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

In this episode of Distillations we clarify common misconceptions about food.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:18 Chemical Agent: Sucralose

03:30 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Detox Diets

06:04 A Conversation with David Schleifer on Trans Fats

11:33 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio, Sky Kalfus, and Erica Stefanovich for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 82: Food Myths

2009-11-20 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

In this episode of Distillations we clarify common misconceptions about food.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:18 Chemical Agent: Sucralose

03:30 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Detox Diets

06:04 A Conversation with David Schleifer on Trans Fats

11:33 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio, Sky Kalfus, and Erica Stefanovich for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 81: Light

2009-11-06 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Let there be light! Whether it comes from the sky or a bulb, we’d be lost without it.…

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Episode 81: Light

2009-11-06 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Let there be light! Whether it comes from the sky or a bulb, we’d be lost without it.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:01 Chemical Agent: Organic Solar Cells

03:54 Mystery Solved! Seasonal Affective Disorder

06:42 Feature: The History of Lightbulbs

11:21 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jim Burress, Hilary Domush, Michal Meyer, and Erica Stefanovich for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 81: Light

2009-11-06 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Let there be light! Whether it comes from the sky or a bulb, we’d be lost without it.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:01 Chemical Agent: Organic Solar Cells

03:54 Mystery Solved! Seasonal Affective Disorder

06:42 Feature: The History of Lightbulbs

11:21 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jim Burress, Hilary Domush, Michal Meyer, and Erica Stefanovich for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 80: Autumn

2009-10-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Autumn! Learn about leaf changes, the three sisters, and apple cider. Chemical Agent: Senescence.…

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Episode 80: Autumn

2009-10-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Autumn! Learn about leaf changes, the three sisters, and apple cider. Chemical Agent: Senescence.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:07 Chemical Agent: Senescence

03:43 Tools of the Trade: The Three Sisters

06:27 Feature: Apple Cider

10:52 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Erica Stefanovich for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 80: Autumn

2009-10-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Autumn! Learn about leaf changes, the three sisters, and apple cider. Chemical Agent: Senescence.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:07 Chemical Agent: Senescence

03:43 Tools of the Trade: The Three Sisters

06:27 Feature: Apple Cider

10:52 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Erica Stefanovich for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 79: Changing Phases

2009-10-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Everything falls into one of three phases of matter: solid, liquid, or gas. Or does it? …

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Episode 79: Changing Phases

2009-10-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Everything falls into one of three phases of matter: solid, liquid, or gas. Or does it?

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:11 Chemical Agent: Dry Ice

03:34 A Conversation with Michal Meyer

08:11 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Glass

11:04 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 79: Changing Phases

2009-10-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Everything falls into one of three phases of matter: solid, liquid, or gas. Or does it?

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:11 Chemical Agent: Dry Ice

03:34 A Conversation with Michal Meyer

08:11 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Glass

11:04 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 78: Public Science

2009-09-25 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Science isn’t some exalted ideal confined to labs and classrooms—it’s all around us. In this episode we share different ways that scientists have reached out to educate and enlighten the masses.…

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Episode 78: Public Science

2009-09-25 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Science isn’t some exalted ideal confined to labs and classrooms—it’s all around us. In this episode we share different ways that scientists have reached out to educate and enlighten the masses.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:00 Chemical Agent: Glenn Seaborg

03:43 Tools of the Trade: The Air Pump

06:07 Feature: Science in the City

11:08 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Andy Mangravite and Erin McLeary for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 78: Public Science

2009-09-25 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Science isn’t some exalted ideal confined to labs and classrooms—it’s all around us. In this episode we share different ways that scientists have reached out to educate and enlighten the masses.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:00 Chemical Agent: Glenn Seaborg

03:43 Tools of the Trade: The Air Pump

06:07 Feature: Science in the City

11:08 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Andy Mangravite and Erin McLeary for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 77: Innovations and Inventions

2009-09-11 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Every year the Chemical Heritage Foundation holds Innovation Day—an event for people to get together to discuss and learn about science’s exciting new technologies. In this episode we take a look at innovations—the natura…

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Episode 77: Innovations and Inventions

2009-09-11 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Every year the Chemical Heritage Foundation holds Innovation Day—an event for people to get together to discuss and learn about science’s exciting new technologies. In this episode we take a look at innovations—the natural kind and the man-made kind.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:13 Chemical Agent: Thermoregulation

03:34 Tools of the Trade: GoreTex Stents

06:25 A Conversation with Richard Silverman

11:22 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Chi Chan for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 77: Innovations and Inventions

2009-09-11 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Every year the Chemical Heritage Foundation holds Innovation Day—an event for people to get together to discuss and learn about science’s exciting new technologies. In this episode we take a look at innovations—the natural kind and the man-made kind.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:13 Chemical Agent: Thermoregulation

03:34 Tools of the Trade: GoreTex Stents

06:25 A Conversation with Richard Silverman

11:22 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Chi Chan for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 76: Working Class Chemistry

2009-08-28 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

In honor of Labor Day, this episode of Distillations looks at how chemistry has impacted the work of a variety of professionals—for better or worse.…

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Episode 76: Working Class Chemistry

2009-08-28 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

In honor of Labor Day this episode of Distillations looks at how chemistry has affected the work of a variety of professionals—for better or worse.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:59 Chemical Agent: Polybenzimidazole

02:58 History Lesson: Origins of Occupational Health

06:01 Feature: The Chemistry of Welding

10:40 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Mia Lobel, Andy Mangravite and Jody Roberts for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 76: Working Class Chemistry

2009-08-28 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

In honor of Labor Day this episode of Distillations looks at how chemistry has affected the work of a variety of professionals—for better or worse.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:59 Chemical Agent: Polybenzimidazole

02:58 History Lesson: Origins of Occupational Health

06:01 Feature: The Chemistry of Welding

10:40 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Mia Lobel, Andy Mangravite and Jody Roberts for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 75: Best of Distillations #4

2009-08-14 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Distillations is sharing more of our favorite episodes this week: free radicals, art forgery, and snoring.…

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Episode 75: Best of Distillations #4

2009-08-14 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Distillations is sharing more of our favorite episodes this week: free radicals, art forgery, and snoring.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:48 Chemical Agent: Free Radicals

02:42 Feature: Detecting Forgery in Art

07:35 Mystery Solved! Snoring

10:51 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Anke Timmermann for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 75: Best of Distillations #4

2009-08-14 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Distillations is sharing more of our favorite episodes this week: free radicals, art forgery, and snoring.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:48 Chemical Agent: Free Radicals

02:42 Feature: Detecting Forgery in Art

07:35 Mystery Solved! Snoring

10:51 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Anke Timmermann for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 74: Best of Distillations #3

2009-07-31 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

It’s almost the end of the summer, so the Distillations crew is taking a look back at some of our favorite episodes this week: panspermia, umami, and pheromone perfumes.…

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Episode 74: Best of Distillations #3

2009-07-31 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

It’s almost the end of the summer; so the Distillations crew is taking a look back at some of our favorite episodes this week: panspermia, umami, and pheromone perfumes.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:40 Introduction

00:59 Chemical Agent: Panspermia

03:04 Mystery Solved! Umami

07:14 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Pheromone Perfumes

09:59 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Aries Keck, Audra Wolfe, and Jen Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 74: Best of Distillations #3

2009-07-31 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

It’s almost the end of the summer; so the Distillations crew is taking a look back at some of our favorite episodes this week: panspermia, umami, and pheromone perfumes.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:40 Introduction

00:59 Chemical Agent: Panspermia

03:04 Mystery Solved! Umami

07:14 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Pheromone Perfumes

09:59 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Aries Keck, Audra Wolfe, and Jen Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 73: Brave New Worlds

2009-07-17 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Birth, once nature's miracle, is increasingly manipulated by humans and regulated by society. In this week’s episode, we look at a range of reproductive technologies and the implications of their use. Chemical Agent: Luteinizing Hormone.…

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Episode 73: Brave New Worlds

2009-07-17 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Birth, once nature's miracle, is increasingly manipulated by humans and regulated by society. In this week’s episode we look at a range of reproductive technologies and the implications of their use. Chemical Agent: Luteinizing Hormone.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:30 Introduction

01:16 Chemical Agent: Luteinizing Hormone

03:54 Conversation with Joanna Radin

09:01 Review: Reproduction in Dystopian Novels

11:39 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Erica Stefanovich and Hilary Domush for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 73: Brave New Worlds

2009-07-17 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Birth, once nature's miracle, is increasingly manipulated by humans and regulated by society. In this week’s episode we look at a range of reproductive technologies and the implications of their use. Chemical Agent: Luteinizing Hormone.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:30 Introduction

01:16 Chemical Agent: Luteinizing Hormone

03:54 Conversation with Joanna Radin

09:01 Review: Reproduction in Dystopian Novels

11:39 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Erica Stefanovich and Hilary Domush for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 72: Space and Place

2009-07-03 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Location, location, location! In this week’s episode we talk about why and how certain spaces are chosen and used. Chemical Agent: Bromine.…

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Episode 72: Space and Place

2009-07-03 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Location, location, location! In this week’s episode we talk about why and how certain spaces are chosen and used. Chemical Agent: Bromine.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:07 Chemical Agent: Bromine

03:13 Mystery Solved! Brownfields

06:31 Conversation with Jim Hutchison

11:16 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush, Jennifer Dionisio, and Jody Roberts for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 72: Space and Place

2009-07-03 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Location, location, location! In this week’s episode we talk about why and how certain spaces are chosen and used. Chemical Agent: Bromine.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:07 Chemical Agent: Bromine

03:13 Mystery Solved! Brownfields

06:31 Conversation with Jim Hutchison

11:16 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush, Jennifer Dionisio, and Jody Roberts for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 71: Breakfast

2009-06-19 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Rise and Shine! Today we look at some of the most essential elements of a satisfying breakfast.…

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Episode 71: Breakfast

2009-06-19 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Rise and Shine! Today we look at some of the most essential elements of a satisfying breakfast.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:21 Chemical Agent: Pectin

03:34 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Butter vs. Oil

06:37 Feature: Making Sourdough Bread

11:00 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Rebecca Sheir and Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 71: Breakfast

2009-06-19 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Rise and Shine! Today we look at some of the most essential elements of a satisfying breakfast.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:21 Chemical Agent: Pectin

03:34 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Butter vs. Oil

06:37 Feature: Making Sourdough Bread

11:00 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Rebecca Sheir and Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 70: The Chemistry of Dentistry

2009-06-05 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Distillations takes a look at the history and chemistry of dentistry. We find out how baking soda cleans your teeth and lidocaine numbs your gums.…

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Episode 70: The Chemistry of Dentistry

2009-06-05 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Distillations takes a look at the history and chemistry of dentistry. We find out how baking soda cleans your teeth and lidocaine numbs your gums.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:15 Chemical Agent: Sodium Bicarbonate

03:15 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: DIY Dental Care

06:00 Feature: Lidocaine to Numb the Pain

10:32 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Ari Daniel Shapiro, Anke Timmermann, and Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 70: The Chemistry of Dentistry

2009-06-05 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Distillations takes a look at the history and chemistry of dentistry. We find out how baking soda cleans your teeth and lidocaine numbs your gums.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:15 Chemical Agent: Sodium Bicarbonate

03:15 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: DIY Dental Care

06:00 Feature: Lidocaine to Numb the Pain

10:32 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Ari Daniel Shapiro, Anke Timmermann, and Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 69: Lab Safety

2009-05-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Laboratory science can be a risky business. While some of these substances’ dangers are easily mitigated by following proper safety procedures, others have risks that increase with extended exposure—a lesson unfortunately learned by many chem…

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Episode 69: Lab Safety

2009-05-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Laboratory science can be a risky business. While some of these substances’ dangers are easily mitigated by following proper safety procedures, others have risks that increase with extended exposure—a lesson unfortunately learned by many chemists in previous centuries, which we explore on today’s show. Chemical Agent: Lead.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:02 Chemical Agent: Lead

03:31 Tools of the Trade: Safety Goggles

06:23 Feature: High School Chemistry Demonstrations

10:45 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Robin Sussingham, Anke Timmerman , and Hilary Domush for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 69: Lab Safety

2009-05-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Laboratory science can be a risky business. While some of these substances’ dangers are easily mitigated by following proper safety procedures, others have risks that increase with extended exposure—a lesson unfortunately learned by many chemists in previous centuries, which we explore on today’s show. Chemical Agent: Lead.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:02 Chemical Agent: Lead

03:31 Tools of the Trade: Safety Goggles

06:23 Feature: High School Chemistry Demonstrations

10:45 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Robin Sussingham, Anke Timmerman , and Hilary Domush for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 68: Integrated Circuits

2009-05-08 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

This year is the 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit! The IC is an important part of many electronic technologies we use today, from your iPod to your GPS. Chemical Agent: Chemically Amplified Photoresists.…

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Episode 68: Integrated Circuits

2009-05-08 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

This year is the 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit! The IC is an important part of many electronic technologies we use today, from your iPod to your GPS. Chemical Agent: Chemically Amplified Photoresists.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:15 Chemical Agent: Chemically Amplified Photoresists

03:43 Mystery Solved! Crystal Puller

06:27 A conversation with Hyungsub Choi

10:46 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Chi Chan, Eleanor Goldberg, and Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 68: Integrated Circuits

2009-05-08 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

This year is the 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit! The IC is an important part of many electronic technologies we use today, from your iPod to your GPS. Chemical Agent: Chemically Amplified Photoresists.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:15 Chemical Agent: Chemically Amplified Photoresists

03:43 Mystery Solved! Crystal Puller

06:27 A conversation with Hyungsub Choi

10:46 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Chi Chan, Eleanor Goldberg, and Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 67: Baseball

2009-04-24 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

After several long, cold months baseball season has finally begun! From Philadelphia, the home of 2008 World Series Champions, we bring you a show straight from the ballpark. Chemical Agent: Anabolic steroids.…

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Episode 67: Baseball

2009-04-24 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

After several long, cold months baseball season has finally begun! From Philadelphia, the home of 2008 World Series Champions, we bring you a show straight from the ballpark. Chemical Agent: Anabolic steroids.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:02 Chemical Agent: Anabolic Steroids

03:24 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Hot Dogs

06:04 Feature: Is That Nanotechnology in Your Bat?

10:40 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Ari Daniel Shapiro and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 67: Baseball

2009-04-24 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

After several long, cold months baseball season has finally begun! From Philadelphia, the home of 2008 World Series Champions, we bring you a show straight from the ballpark. Chemical Agent: Anabolic steroids.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:02 Chemical Agent: Anabolic Steroids

03:24 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Hot Dogs

06:04 Feature: Is That Nanotechnology in Your Bat?

10:40 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Ari Daniel Shapiro and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 66: Cleaning Green

2009-04-10 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

It is officially spring — time to open the windows, let the fresh air in, and sweep those winter blues away! Learn about acetic acid and its cleaning power. Then find out how hard water can make cleaning more difficult, and what you can do about it.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

00:59 Chemical Agent: Acetic Acid

03:05 Mystery Solved! Hard Water

06:05 Feature: Green Dry Cleaning

11:12 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Rene Gutel and Eleanor Goldberg for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 66: Cleaning Green

2009-04-10 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

It is officially spring — time to open the windows, let the fresh air in, and sweep those winter blues away! Learn about acetic acid and its cleaning power. Then find out how hard water can make cleaning more difficult, and what you can do about it.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

00:59 Chemical Agent: Acetic Acid

03:05 Mystery Solved! Hard Water

06:05 Feature: Green Dry Cleaning

11:12 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Rene Gutel and Eleanor Goldberg for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 65: Going to the Dogs

2009-03-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

Nearly 60% of American households have at least one pet, and nearly two-thirds of pet owners had more than one. That’s a lot of dogs, cats, turtles, birds, hamsters and iguanas. On today’s episode we turn our scientific lens to the relationship between humans and their furry friends.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:51 Chemical Agent: Histamines

03:04 Mystery Solved! Cancer-sniffing Dogs

05:45 Feature: Pet-friendly Extermination Methods

10:11 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jori Lewis and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 65: Going to the Dogs

2009-03-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

Nearly 60% of American households have at least one pet, and nearly two-thirds of pet owners had more than one. That’s a lot of dogs, cats, turtles, birds, hamsters and iguanas. On today’s episode we turn our scientific lens to the relationship between humans and their furry friends.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:51 Chemical Agent: Histamines

03:04 Mystery Solved! Cancer-sniffing Dogs

05:45 Feature: Pet-friendly Extermination Methods

10:11 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jori Lewis and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 64: sLowlife

2009-03-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 64: sLowlife

2009-03-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Plants are not the silent, stationary creatures we imagine them to be. They drift, stretch, and dance in search of nutrients, water, and sunlight. Inspired by sLowlife, a dynamic multimedia exhibit now on display in the Clifford C. Hach Gallery at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, today’s show looks at the chemistry behind plant growth and movement.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:00 Chemical Agent: Photosynthesis

03:02 A conversation with Amy Stewart

08:19 Mystery Solved! Tropisms

11:10 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 63: Biofuel

2009-02-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 63: Biofuel

2009-02-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Fossil fuel has gotten us into all sorts of trouble lately. Gas production and consumption has caused international conflict, wrecked havoc on our planet, and lightened our wallets at the gas pump. Why not turn to plants? They get their energy from the sun; and with a little smart science, they can pass on their clean green energy to our cars.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:24 Chemical Agent: Cellulose

04:01 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Biodiesel

06:52 Feature: Algae as Fuel

11:00 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Catherine Girardeau for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 62: Chemical Romance

2009-02-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 62: Chemical Romance

2009-02-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

It’s Valentine’s Day this weekend, and love is in the air. Let’s learn how atoms find each other with an examination of chemical bonds. Chemical Agent: Free Radicals.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:05 Chemical Agent: Free Radicals

02:56 A conversation with Alan Rocke

08:19 Mystery Solved: The Ozone Hole

11:19 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Eleanor Goldberg for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 61: Space Science

2009-02-06 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 61: Space Science

2009-02-06 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Space, the Final Frontier! Mention the chemistry of space and you’re likely to hear bad jokes about Tang or the behavior of liquids in zero gravity. But it turns out that there’s an entire field—astrochemistry—dedicated to understanding the chemistry of the universe. Chemical Agent: Panspermia.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:56 Chemical Agent: Panspermia

03:11 A conversation with Stefanie Milam

08:11 Tools of the Trade: Radio telescopes

11:15 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 60: Professional Networks

2009-01-30 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 60: Professional Networks

2009-01-30 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Today Distillations is finding out more about professional networks—particularly in the field of chemistry.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:12 Chemical Agent: Sodium Cyanide

03:21 Tools of the Trade: Imaging Software

06:13 A conversation with Michael Gordin

10:58 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio, Hilary Domush, and Eleanor Goldberg for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 59: Winter Sports

2009-01-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 59: Winter Sports

2009-01-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

We’re hitting the slopes—and tending our wounds—on today’s episode of Distillations. We start off with the science behind sports gels. Next, find out more about the synthetic fabrics. Finally, learn about the latest advances in fake snow.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:58 Chemical Agent: Menthol

03:05 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Synthetic Fibers

06:30 Feature: Snowflex

11:16 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Erin McLeary, Eleanor Goldberg, and Lydia Wilson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 58: Presidents & Policy 

2009-01-16 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 58: Presidents & Policy 

2009-01-16 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Distillations is taking a look at the presidential side of chemistry. First we learn about stem cells and the controversy surrounding their research. Next we find out why 21-gun salutes are safe and not so smoky in Mystery Solved!

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:01 Chemical Agent: Stem Cells

03:30 Mystery Solved! Smokeless Gunpowder

06:32 Commentary: A Planet in Peril

11:05 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio, Nicole Rietmann, and Jody Roberts for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 57: Library & Information Services

2009-01-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 57: Library & Information Services

2009-01-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Let’s go to the library! This week we take a field trip to that venerable institution where great reading abounds and shushing up is de rigueur.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:04 Chemical Agent: Water

03:43 Tools of the Trade: The Chemical Abstract Service

06:44 Feature: Book Printing and Binding

11:18 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Audra J. Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 56: New Year's Resolutions

2009-01-02 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 56: New Year's Resolutions

2009-01-02 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

What do you resolve to do in 2009? Get in shape? Improve your eating habits? Stop smoking? We cover them all on this week’s show.Our Mystery Solved! segment investigates why fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants, like the pomegranates pictured here, are being credited with all sorts of health-saving powers.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:06 Chemical Agent: Nicotine

03:52 Mystery Solved! Antioxidants

07:00 Feature: Aching Muscles

11:22 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio, Eleanor Goldberg, and Lara Ratzlaff for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 55: Anniversary

2008-12-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

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Episode 55: Anniversary

2008-12-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

We are marking the one year anniversary of Distillations this week! To celebrate we’re looking back at the year 2008 and its noteworthy occasions: first, boron, whose 200th birthday was this year, then, the Nobel Prize.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:07 Element of the Week: Boron

03:20 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

06:49 The Most Significant Chemical Moment of 2008

10:20 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Eleanor Goldberg and Chi Chan for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 54: Holiday Greetings 2008

2008-12-19 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 54: Holiday Greetings 2008

2008-12-19 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Thanks to J. J. Thomson‘s plum pudding model of the atom, chemistry will be forever associated with 19th-century British Christmas traditions. His model was soon discarded, but it remains a staple of high school chemistry textbooks.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:10 Element of the Week: Tin

02:47 Tools of the Trade: Plum Pudding

05:41 Feature: Ham

10:47 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush, Anke Timmermann, and Eleanor Goldberg for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 53: Faking It

2008-12-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 53: Faking It

2008-12-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

The truth behind the fake—this week Distillations explores the science of forgery. Some forgery is known and expected, such as fake meat products for vegetarians, while other fakes are meant to deceive…think imitated artists.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:31 Update: The Electric Car

03:49 Update: Cleaning Up Oil Spills

09:27 Update: A Planet in Peril

13:00 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Erin McLeary, Audra Wolfe, and Rebecca Sheir for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 52: Wine

2008-12-05 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

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Episode 52: Wine

2008-12-05 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

Americans are still relatively new to consuming wine—but they do so with gusto during the holiday season. On today’s show we take a look at the chemistry of this intoxicating substance: its aroma, its flavor, and its sometimes unwanted side effects.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:52 Element of the Week: Oxygen

02:54 Mystery Solved! Sulfites and Hangovers

05:35 Feature: Organic Wines

10:11 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Eric Mack for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 51: Global Health

2008-11-28 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 51: Global Health

2008-11-28 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Monday, December 1, is the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. In honor of this campaign, Distillations is considering global health.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

00:58 Element of the Week: Silver

02:59 A Conversation with Seema Shah

07:54 Mystery Solved! Affordable Vaccines

11:27 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Dominique Tobbell for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 50: Children's Health

2008-11-21 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 50: Children's Health

2008-11-21 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Nothing is more important to parents than the health of their children, and advances in chemistry and pharmaceuticals have made it possible for children to receive the best care that science has to offer. However, chemical hazards in everyday life still pose hidden risks to children.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:33 Introduction

00:58 Element of the Week: Lithium

02:49 A Conversation with Sandra Steingraber

08:38 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Bisphenol A

11:18 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jody Roberts and Eleanor Goldberg for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 49: Eating

2008-11-14 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 49: Eating

2008-11-14 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Eating is one of life’s simple pleasures, but the chemical process behind it is actually quite complex. Balancing the right minerals with good taste is no easy matter.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:50 Element of the Week: Magnesium

02:56 Mystery Solved: Umami

07:14 Poetry Reading: “A General Description of the West-Indian Islands.”

11:17 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 48: Alchemy

2008-11-07 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 48: Alchemy

2008-11-07 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Alchemy is about a lot more than turning lead into gold or making the philosopher’s stone. Until the 17th century, alchemists worked hard in their laboratories to produce medicines, develop metal- and glass-working techniques, and uncover the quintessential essence of all earthly and celestial matter.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:09 Element of the Week: Quintessence

02:54 Review of Tara Nummedal’s Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

06:34 Alchemy at the Corning Museum of Glass

11:15 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Nina Goodby and Anke Timmermann for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 47: Making Up

2008-10-31 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 47: Making Up

2008-10-31 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Happy Halloween from Distillations! This week we’re looking at the world of cosmetics, which seems fitting for a day when many people wear makeup who might not normally.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:08 Element of the Week: Lead

03:02 Conversation with Rodger Curren

07:12 Cosmetics Database Report

11:23 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jen Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 46: Charging Up

2008-10-24 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 46: Charging Up

2008-10-24 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

The first cars didn’t run on gas—they ran on electricity. Over a century later, the high cost of fuel has finally forced automakers to take the possibility of battery-powered cars seriously. On today’s show we look at three kinds of batteries that have been proposed as transportation solutions.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:13 Element of the Week: Nickel

03:08 Mystery Solved! Hydrogen fuel-cell cars

06:38 GM’s lithium-ion battery lab

11:13 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Devin Browne and Chi Chan for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 45: Making Modernity   

2008-10-17 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 45: Making Modernity   

2008-10-17 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

This week we celebrate the opening of the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s new museum!

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:04 Element of the Week: The Periodic Table

03:06 Tools of the Trade: Technicon Autoanalyzer

06:13 Tour of new Making Modernity exhibit

11:18 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Erin McLeary for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 44: Sweet Dreams

2008-10-10 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 44: Sweet Dreams

2008-10-10 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

There’s nothing quite like a good night’s rest to recharge the body and restore the spirits. Today’s show looks at the science of sleep—and insomnia.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:28 Element of the Week: Helium

03:15 Mystery Solved! Snoring

06:44 Caffeine and Wakefulness

10:38 Quote: C. S. Lewis

11:02 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Catherine Giradeau and Anke Timmermann for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 43: Cause and Effect

2008-10-03 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 43: Cause and Effect

2008-10-03 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

According to Newton’s third law, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” In this week’s episode we explore causes and their effects in several different ways.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:16 Element of the Week: Francium

03:10 Chemistry in your Cupboard: Pheromone Perfumes

06:11 Feature: The Chemistry of Ripe Apples

10:38 Quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson

10:57 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio and Lara Ratzlaff for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 42: Women in Chemistry

2008-09-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 42: Women in Chemistry

2008-09-26 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Breaking through the glass ceiling can be tough, especially when you are a woman in a traditionally male-dominated field. This week’s episode takes a look at women in chemistry.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:30 Introduction

01:19 Element of the Week: Meitnerium

03:21 A Conversation with Donna Nelson

07:30 Feature: The Career of Helen B. Brown

11:31 Quote: Abigail Adams

11:43 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Catherine Girardeau for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 41: Self-Experimentation

2008-09-19 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 41: Self-Experimentation

2008-09-19 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

This week we delve into the world of experimenting on oneself. Many scientists have both knowingly and unknowingly used themselves as guinea pigs in the lab.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:23 Element of the Week: Radium

03:03 Conversation with Rebecca Herzig

08:04 Chemistry in your Cupboard: Home DNA Test Kits

10:51 Quote: Edwin Emory Slosson

11:14 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Dominique Tobbell for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 40: Agriculture

2008-09-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 40: Agriculture

2008-09-12 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

All over the Midwest, farmers are cranking up their combines for the corn harvest. Modern agriculture depends on science and technology at every step of the way, from genetically modified crops, to the fertilizer on the fields, to the fuel in the tractor.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:21 Introduction

01:21 Element of the Week: Nitrogen

03:27 Feature: Biodiesel and glycerine

08:06 Mystery Solved! Compost

10:43 Quote: Walt Whitman

11:16 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Amy Coombs and Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 39: Photography

2008-09-05 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 39: Photography

2008-09-05 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

In the eleventh century the first camera obscura was invented, helping artists draw. It would be another eight centuries before people figured out how to capture images directly onto film.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:10 Element of the Week: Selenium

03:13 Commentary: Objectivity vs. Subjectivity

06:04 Science and Photography at SFMOMA

10:50 Quote: Terrence Donovan

11:15 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to David Caruso and Emily Wilson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 37: Best of Distillations #1

2008-08-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 38: Best of Distillations #2

2008-08-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 9s

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Episode 38: Best of Distillations #2

2008-08-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 9s

We continue to look back at some of our favorite episodes this week at Distillations.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:48 Element of the Week: Black Bile

02:12 A Conversation with Jackie Duffin

06:44 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Pop Rocks

08:52 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Erin McLeary, Robert Hicks, and Chi Chan for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 37: Best of Distillations #1

2008-08-22 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

This week we’re looking back at some of our favorite Distillations episodes.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

00:50 Element of the Week: Platinum

03:03 Making Mauvine

08:30 Mystery Solved! Damascus Steel

11:17 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Chi Chan for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 36: Olympics

2008-08-15 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 36: Olympics

2008-08-15 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Addicted to the Olympics? Take a break from too much video with 12 minutes of audio. On today’s show, we investigate Olympic mysteries, from the flame of the torch to the composition of those so-called gold medals.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:12 Element of the Week: Gold

03:13 Mystery Solved! The Olympic Torch

06:01 Citizen Air Quality Monitoring

10:43 Quote: Albert Camus

11:03 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Andrew Stelzer for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 35: Things We Wear

2008-08-08 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 35: Things We Wear

2008-08-08 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

This week we discuss the chemistry behind what we wear. Many modern fabrics include synthetic materials, and these synthetics would not be possible without chemistry.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:00 Element of the Week: Aluminum

03:20 Leather Tanning in India

08:18 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Pantyhose

11:02 Robert’s Farewell

11:20 Quote: Mark Twain

11:33 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Erin McLeary, Jean Parker, and Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 34: Criminal Chemistry

2008-08-01 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 34: Criminal Chemistry

2008-08-01 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

We’re rather fond of chemistry here at Distillations, but even we have to admit that not everyone who’s interested in chemistry is inspired purely by a love of science. On today’s show we explore the uses of chemistry on either side of the law.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:08 Element of the Week: Arsenic

03:12 A Conversation with Jay Aronson

07:34 Review: Breaking Bad

10:58 Quote: Emma Goldman

11:09 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jennifer Dionisio for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 33: Molecular Gastronomy

2008-07-25 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 33: Molecular Gastronomy

2008-07-25 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

The term molecular gastronomy can sound pretentious, but food writer Harold McGee describes it as “the science of deliciousness.” Learn more about the science of food (and deliciousness) in this week’s episode.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:30 Introduction

01:14 Element of the Week: Bismuth

03:39 Mystery Solved! The Perfect Egg

06:28 Chemistry in the Kitchen: Making Mousse Without Dairy

11:04 Quote: Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

11:19 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Chi Chan for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 32: Religious Experience

2008-07-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 32: Religious Experience

2008-07-18 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

There’s an old stereotype that portrays science and religion as inevitably mired in conflict. On today’s show we look past the clichés—evolution and Galileo and all that—for some areas where the two have something constructive to say to each other.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:01 Element of the Week: Pneuma

03:00 A Conversation with Jackie Duffin

07:55 Mystery Solved! Zombies

10:42 Quote: Albert Einstein

11:02 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Robert Hicks for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 31: Motherhood

2008-07-11 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 31: Motherhood

2008-07-11 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

What makes motherhood scientific? This week, we try to answer, with a look at motherhood, pregnancy, and science.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:06 Element of the Week: Curium

03:43 A Conversation with Janet Golden

07:55 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Home Pregnancy Tests

11:07 Quote: Katharine Whitehorn

11:29 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Erin McLeary for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 30: American Chemistry

2008-07-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 30: American Chemistry

2008-07-04 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Chemistry has been part of the American experience ever since the settlers at Jamestown built a lab for blowing glass and assaying metal (you can learn more on our Jamestown episode). Today we celebrate the 4th of July with a tribute to American scientific and technological achievements—and we’ve thrown in some fireworks, just for fun.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:57 Element of the Week: Americium

03:03 A Conversation with Dale Keairns

07:22 Mystery Solved! Fireworks

09:54 Quote: Vannevar Bush

10:25 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Chi Chan for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 29: Left Behind

2008-06-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 29: Left Behind

2008-06-27 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Matter can neither be created nor destroyed. So when you take your garbage out to the curb every week, do you ever stop to think about where it’s going? In this week’s episode, Jori Lewis explores how New York City is trying to make it easier for residents to recycle their electronic waste.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:15 Element of the Week: Cadmium

03:25 Conversation with Demir Hamami

07:16 Recycling Electronics

11:23 Quote: Chinese proverb

11:32 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jody Roberts for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 28: Summer

2008-06-20 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 8s

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Episode 28: Summer

2008-06-20 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 8s

Summer 2008 officially begins today, June 20, at 7:50 EDT (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). Here at Distillations, we’re celebrating with a show dedicated to poolside lounging.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

00:58 Element of the Week: Titanium

02:57 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Chlorination

05:22 Mystery Solved! Why do we float?

07:42 Quote: Henry James

08:00 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to David Caruso for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 27: Illumination

2008-06-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 27: Illumination

2008-06-13 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Illumination has been a quest of humans for centuries now—both in terms of the cerebral and the physical. In today’s episode we focus on the physical type of illumination.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:14 Element of the Week: Sodium

04:09 Chemistry of Bioluminescence

09:10 Mystery Solved: Glowing in the Dark

11:08 Quote: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

11:24 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Ann Dornfeld for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 26: Performance

2008-06-06 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 26: Performance

2008-06-06 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Baseball, track, swimming, biking—is there any sport that hasn’t suffered a scandal in the past few years? It turns out that the obvious culprits—performance enhancing drugs—are just the tip of the iceberg for how chemistry can alter athletic competition. In today’s show we look at some of the chemistry going on both inside and outside athletes’ bodies.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:10 Element of the Week: Potassium

02:56 A Conversation with John Hoberman

07:28 Chemistry in Your Cupboard

10:48 Quote: Damon Hill

11:00 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Erin McLeary for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 25: The Chemistry of Time

2008-05-30 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 25: The Chemistry of Time

2008-05-30 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

There are four fundamental qualities: time, length, mass, and temperature. All other units can be derived from them, but these four can’t be broken down any further. This week we focus on time—the measurement that orders our lives.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:30 Element of the Week: Ruthenium

03:59 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Pressure Cooker

06:20 The Atomic Clock

10:37 Quote: William Faulkner

10:51 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Eric Mack and Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 24: Beer and Brewing

2008-05-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

What do Isaac Newton, yeast, and Harold Urey have in common? They all come under the research microscope of Chemical Heritage Foundation fellows. …

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Episode 24: Beer and Brewing

2008-05-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

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Episode 24: Beer and Brewing

2008-05-23 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 10s

What do Isaac Newton, yeast, and Harold Urey have in common? They all come under the research microscope of Chemical Heritage Foundation fellows.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:04 Element of the Week: Calcium

02:57 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Hops

05:44 A Visit to Dogfish Head Brewery

09:57 Quote: Ben Franklin

10:10 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Hilary Domush and Joel Rose for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 23: Preservation

2008-05-16 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

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Episode 23: Preservation

2008-05-16 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 12s

Entropy is defined as the degree of disorder in a system, and according to the Second Law of Thermodynamics entropy is always increasing. Preservation is a way that humans are trying to beat entropy, and this week we look at why and how we preserve.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:08 Element of the Week: Argon

03:24 Conversation with Ronn Wade

07:29 Frozen Dead Guy Days

11:28 Quote: Neil Rollinson

11:44 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Eric Mack and Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 22: Virtual Classrooms

2008-05-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 22: Virtual Classrooms

2008-05-09 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Blogs, YouTube, Facebook, and wikis are just a few of so-called Web 2.0 technologies that are transforming the look and feel of science on the Web.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:04 Conversation with John Horrigan

05:00 Element of the Week

08:01 Science Education in the Era of No Child Left Behind

10:58 Quote: Mary Shelley

11:16 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Audra Wolfe for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 21: Sound

2008-05-02 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 21: Sound

2008-05-02 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Sound is often thought to be a science of physics, but on today’s show we consider its chemistry.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:31 Introduction

01:11 Element of the Week: Neodymium

03:03 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Pop Rocks

05:43 Sonic Art: Experimental Musical Instruments

10:43 Quote: Ludiwg van Beethoven

11:08 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Chi Chan and Catherine Girardeau for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 20: Spring Cleaning

2008-04-25 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

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Episode 20: Spring Cleaning

2008-04-25 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
Length: 11s

Tuesday, April 22 was Earth Day. Amid all the hubbub about “going green,” it’s a fair question to ask how much power individual consumers have to reduce their environmental impact.

SHOW CLOCK

00:00 Opening Credits

00:32 Introduction

01:18 Element of the Week: Fluorine

02:48 REACH: A New Approach to Chemical Regulation

07:44 A Conversation with John Mullins, Sun and Earth

10:38 Quote: Francis Bacon

10:54 Closing Credits

CREDITS

Special thanks to Jori Lewis and Jody Roberts for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.

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Episode 18: Beyond the Chip

2008-04-11 :: distillations@chemheritage.org (Chemical Heritage Foundation)