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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A look at self-sacrificing scientists and home DNA test kits.

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Sep 26, 2008
  • Length: 11:55
  • Purchases: 1
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The chemistry of compost, and more!

  • Added: Sep 12, 2008
  • Length: 12:00
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From photons to film

  • Added: Sep 12, 2008
  • Length: 11:58
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Some more of our favorite segments.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2008
  • Length: 09:33
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Some of our favorite segments.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2008
  • Length: 11:58
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The tiny secret within Damascus steel

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 02:37
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The chemistry of fireworks

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 02:14
  • Purchases: 2
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A scientific take on the perfect egg

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 02:12
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Performance clothing explained.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 02:37
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Pressure cookers explained.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:59