188 episodes

A podcast helping you understand the chemistry of your everyday life.

Chemistry For Your Life Melissa and Jam

    • Science
    • 4.7 • 165 Ratings

A podcast helping you understand the chemistry of your everyday life.

    Why do people hate organic chemistry?

    Why do people hate organic chemistry?

    Well guess what, Melissa is a PhD Doctor now! And you know what that means? She gets to tell us more details about the research she did to get her PhD. Listen to hear what Melissa found as she dove deep into the question "Why do people hate organic chemistry?" for the past few years.

    • 50 min
    How can sunlight turn into electricity?

    How can sunlight turn into electricity?

    This week, Melissa and Jam explore the chemistry of solar energy. How do we capture energy from the sun and turn it into electricity? Is it as super insanely cool as it seems? Are we living in the future already?

    • 31 min
    How do ADHD and Adderall™ change the chemistry in our brains?

    How do ADHD and Adderall™ change the chemistry in our brains?

    Well newsflash, the brain is complicated. And a surprising amount of what's going on in our brains is chemistry. But what about ADHD? What's happening in the chemistry of someone's brain who has ADHD, and then what happens when ADHD medication is introduced? Let's find the heck out!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bonus: Animals have tears? (and other questions)

    Bonus: Animals have tears? (and other questions)

    In this month's bonus episode, Melissa and Jam respond to comments and questions about lobsters, crying, lightening, colored fire, and more!

    • 25 min
    Is crying chemistry? (the fascinating science of tears)

    Is crying chemistry? (the fascinating science of tears)

    Have you ever wondered what tears are? If not, is it because you think you already know? Chances are, you don't actually know what tears are! It's probably more complex than you'd expect. Grab some tissues, let's get into it!

    • 38 min
    Why does rain smell?

    Why does rain smell?

    What's that smell? This week, Melissa and Jam explore the chemistry of smell. Now a lot of smell science has to do with our physiology and neurology. We'll talk some about that, but the chemistry has to do with the actual smells in the air. What are they? How do they get into the air? How can we detect them with our noses and brains? Why does rain have a smell, and why does it smell good? Let's find out.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

endrne ,

love this!

I love the well delivered, conversation but informative style of this podcast! A must-listen for anyone interested in chemistry (like me) or anyone curious about the world (also me). Keep up the good work!

dd123mw ,

I love this show!

I am a fan of this show because it offers bite- sized, easy to understand information about Chemistry. The topics are relevant and engaging. If you haven’t been listening; you are definitely missing out!

AndyMichel ,

Too much interruptions

I like the podcast, but I strongly recommend to Jam stop interrupting Melissa with things like “ok”, “hmm”, “alright”, “interesting “. Do not add to the show and is difficult tokeep listening in this way :(

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