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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
    • 4.8 • 86 Ratings

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

    Thulium: Out Of The Way

    Thulium: Out Of The Way

    We'll go to the land of the ice and snow... and figure out exactly where that is, too.

    • 14 min
    Erbium: Hyperlink

    Erbium: Hyperlink

    Element 68 plays an important role in stitching together the World Wide Web -- for better or for worse.

    • 19 min
    Upcoming Schedule, Part II

    Upcoming Schedule, Part II

    Hello, Listener. Under better circumstances, you would be learning about erbium right about now. Unfortunately, that episode is not quite ready yet. Between my day job and the possibility of a very big move in my near future, I simply haven't had enough time to create a quality episode according to my usual schedule -- and I probably won't be able to for the next couple weeks, either.



    However, I didn't want to just fall off the face of the earth. So I hope you'll accept my apologies for the delay in our regularly scheduled programming. Instead, today and for the following two Mondays, I'll post reviews of chemistry books that might interest an element enthusiast like yourself. It's not the same as a new episode, but I hope it counts for something while you wait for me to give erbium the attention it deserves and produce a proper episode.



    That episode will be published on Monday, October 5, by hook or by Crooke's tube. In the meantime, thank you for your patience and for being a listener.

    • 1 min
    Holmium: This Magnet Moment

    Holmium: This Magnet Moment

    Holmium: Equally beloved by theoretical physicists and Jedi Knights.

    • 12 min
    Dysprosium: Hard To Get

    Dysprosium: Hard To Get

    You spin me right round, baby, right round, like a windmill, baby, right round round round.

    • 9 min
    Terbium: The Joy Of Tedium

    Terbium: The Joy Of Tedium

    For more than one reason, element 65 makes the short list of "most annoying elements."

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

htcakes ,

Endlessly fascinating

Such a fantastic podcast! A skillful blend of sly humor, art, literature, history, and technology that teaches and entertains. Bravo!

Pwdrskir ,

The Chemistry I Never Understood

Not being particularly good at the subject in school, I have acquired a new found fascination for Chemistry from listening to this podcast. Truly interesting stories diving into the history of each chemical. Well done.

Eevie105 ,

LOVE this podcast!!

I have a 20-30 minute commute and I LOVE listening to these! So excited to hear about the heavier elements!!

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