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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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.


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In honor of World AIDS Day, Distillations looks at global health.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2008
  • Length: 13:27
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This episode focuses on the ways that we are exposing children to chemical agents, sometimes intentionally, sometimes not.

  • Added: Nov 20, 2008
  • Length: 12:00
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Learn about umami and hear a poem about taste sensations in the West Indies.

  • Added: Nov 19, 2008
  • Length: 12:00
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Explore the wonders and pitfalls of chemistry's predecessor.

  • Added: Nov 19, 2008
  • Length: 11:59
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Learn about the chemical side of cosmetics.

  • Added: Nov 19, 2008
  • Length: 12:06
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A look at batteries and transportation.

  • Added: Nov 19, 2008
  • Length: 12:00
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Distillations celebrates the opening of CHF's new museum.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2008
  • Length: 12:00
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Distillations takes a journey to the land of nod.

Bought by KPIK-LP


  • Added: Oct 09, 2008
  • Length: 11:47
  • Purchases: 1
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From pheromones to fall fruit, causes and effects.

  • Added: Oct 07, 2008
  • Length: 12:09
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Women scientists, past and present.

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and WTJU


  • Added: Sep 29, 2008
  • Length: 12:27
  • Purchases: 2