Distillations

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Each episode of Distillations takes a deep dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present. We're produced by the Science History Institute

 

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167 Pieces

Science + Culture + History

Caption: The midnight sun., Credit: Louisa Jonas
3 Pieces

Distillations' three-part series "A Day in the Life" spotlights the common chemistry of morning, noon, and night.

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In this 3-part series we parse the chemistry of blood, sweat, and tears.

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Distillations' 4-part series about the four classical elements: earth, air, water, and fire.

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In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, Distillations produced a four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild.

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A three-part series spotlighting the common chemistry of childhood, adulthood, and old age.

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49 Pieces

Stories from the Field preserves and celebrates the contributions of women working in chemistry and related sciences. The project captures scientific adventures and career insights in short, conversational audio interviews.


Pieces

Caption: Rachael Brady
In her job as a technical writer Rachael Brady is an artist surrounded by scientists. She talks about the challenges, joys, and importance of using...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Mar 11, 2013
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Amanda Field
Amanda Field, senior administrative assistant of the Chemical Engineering Program for Texas A&M University at Qatar, believes that careers aren’t s...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 03:44
Caption: Mary Shultz
After being told she wasn’t particularly smart, Mary Shultz, a professor of chemistry at Tufts University, set out to prove otherwise. She talks ab...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 05:09
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lucy Eubanks
Lucy Eubanks, retired professor at Clemson University, discusses the importance of flexibility and recalls how telling men she was a chemist elicit...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 04:06
Caption: Linda Wang
Linda Wang, senior editor at Chemical and Engineering News, talks about how she incrementally turned a beloved hobby into a vital and exciting part...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 03:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Maria Burka
When Maria K. Burka began looking for jobs in chemistry, she was told not to use her first name on applications because “if the interviewer saw you...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 04:11
Caption: Sharon Haynie
Sharon Haynie, principal investigator at DuPont, shares the advice that helped her get savvy and make the most of her experience at MIT.

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ruth Woodall
Ruth Woodall, director of Tennessee Scholars at the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Nashville, Tennessee, talks about the rewards of ...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 03:19
Caption: Sarah Mullins
Sarah Mullins, a researcher in the chemistry of inorganic materials for 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, talks about her love for science and how...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 05:03
Caption: Maureen Rouhi
Maureen Rouhi, editor in chief of Chemical & Engineering News, shares the worldview that guided her journey toward a career in chemistry as well as...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:32