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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.

    54. Xenon: Ignoble Gas

    54. Xenon: Ignoble Gas

    Truly strange things start to happen when you breathe this rarefied air.

    • 21 min
    53. Iodine: Purple Haze

    53. Iodine: Purple Haze

    We'll pull in our elemental haul from the sea while Lady Jane Davy spits in the ocean.

    • 24 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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Great Podcast!

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Loving this podcast

So happy I happened to watch SciTech the day you were on. I knew I was going to like it before the interview was over. Nice mix of stories. I also like the part about how to collect each element.

TLerry ,

Thank you for the smart interesting podcast!

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