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
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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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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.


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On this episode Distillations looks back to the future. We compare what people thought the modern world would look like with today's reality.

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 12:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Innovation can be messy work, and sometimes outright disastrous. In this episode of Distillations we look at some of the 20th century’s most infamo...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 11:46
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If you could live forever, would you? Though most believe this to be a hypothetical question, there are some scientific processes that impart etern...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 10:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Foxglove photographed in Bestwood Country Park, Nottinghamshire., Credit: Image courtesy of Flickr user DaveKav.
Before pharmaceuticals existed, all medicines had to come from natural sources—like plants. On this episode, we focus on such remedies.

  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 13:15
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As atmospheric carbon dioxide increases, does the world have to get hotter? Controlling the earth’s weather and climate is the topic of this episode.

  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 11:54
Caption: BBQ Inferno, from Flickr user Frederic Poirot.
In this episode, a celebration of meat: segments on an all-natural meat tenderizer, BBQ'ed carcinogens, and the history of steak.

Bought by KPIK-LP and WTJU


  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 11:55
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Periodic Table of Cupcakes at CHF’s museum’s first anniversary., Credit: Photo by Rosanne Cook.
In this episode we pay tribute to the periodic table. We talk to Sam Kean, author of the best-selling book The Disappearing Spoon; hear an excerpt ...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 14:04
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This episode will have your skin crawling… literally. In honor of Halloween we bring you a show revealing a scarier (and squirmier) side of science.

  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 15:30
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In this episode we learn about yoga and acupuncture.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 09:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Scrooge and his third visitor. Illustration by John Leech, 1843.
In 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...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 13:46
  • Purchases: 1