54 episodes

The history class visits the chemistry lab to explore wild tales of scientific adventure that stretch back to the beginning of time itself.

The Episodic Table of Elements T. R. Appleton

    • Chemistry

The history class visits the chemistry lab to explore wild tales of scientific adventure that stretch back to the beginning of time itself.

    52. Tellurium: To Hell You Ride

    52. Tellurium: To Hell You Ride

    Collecting elements can be risky business. Tellurium is one of those elements that poses a dire threat -- not to one's health, but to the element collector's reputation in polite society.

    • 23 min
    51. Antimony: Can You Return An Inheritance?

    51. Antimony: Can You Return An Inheritance?

    It's like an Everlasting Gobstopper, but Willy Wonka is a fratricidal German monk.

    • 37 min
    50. Tin: Your Metal Pal Who’s Fun To Be With

    50. Tin: Your Metal Pal Who’s Fun To Be With

    We've palled around with tin for thousands of years, but you should know that it's a fair-weather friend.

    • 28 min
    49. Indium: The Spectre Of Isaac

    49. Indium: The Spectre Of Isaac

    The story of indium is pretty straightforward, but its namesake is practically impossible to pin down.

    • 33 min
    48. Cadmium: Don’t You Know That You’re Toxic?

    48. Cadmium: Don’t You Know That You’re Toxic?

    Cadmium will let you choose among a range of orange-ish hues, but it's some pretty awful news if you contract the "cadmium blues."

    • 18 min
    47. Silver: Our Own Image

    47. Silver: Our Own Image

    Silver is more than just a precious metal. It's also a reflection of ourselves.

    • 34 min

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