The Episodic Table of Elements
By T. R. Appleton
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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.
||CleanPreview The Episodic Table of Elements||Wondering what sorts of things you might here on The Episodic Table of Elements? I've produced this brief teaser so you can get an idea of what kinds of stories you'll hear.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15. Phosphorus: Dealing With The Devil||The history of phosphorus is largely a tale of people getting their hands dirty. Very, very dirty.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14. Silicon: Tool Of All Trades||From prehistoric times right through today, our hand-held tools have been made of silicon.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13. Aluminium: War Of The Words||Listen to some of the pointless arguments caused by element 13, and take a look at the argument-filled history of one sharp aluminum point.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12. Magnesium: White Light/White Heat||Magnesium makes for quite a fireworks display, whether inside your body or out.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11. Sodium: What’s In Na?||Turns out ancient sages and seers might've actually known a thing or two. Also, is there a good reason for sodium's chemical symbol? Na.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. Neon: A Sign Of The Times||Neon may no longer be "the new one," but it might have a better claim to the name than any other element on the periodic table.||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. Fluorine: Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright||Just try to tally the body count behind the periodic table's most reactive element, and learn why it's good for your health.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. Oxygen: Take What You Can Get||Element 8 brings us two stories of a population that gets a little too swept up in the latest craze, happening to commit mass murder in the process.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. Nitrogen: Taking The Good With The Bad||Today we meet one man who's responsible for the death of millions -- and the survival of billions.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. Carbon: The Circle Of Life||Learn why carbon is the foundation of all life on Earth as we investigate a chemist's suicide, death by air pollution, and one very, very cold murder case.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. Boron: Working Hard, Or Hardly Working?||Today, we look past boron's hard exterior to get to know its softer side. Its confusing, gooey, softer side.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. Beryllium: The Modern Sisyphus||As we try to dive deep into beryllium, we discover its irritating tendency to send us back to the beginning.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. Lithium: The Element of Surprise||We cautiously approach this explosively reactive element and learn about its surprising ability to stabilize moods, with a brief foray into Bolivian economics along the way.||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. Helium: Above All That||This week, we try to interact with helium, even though it really doesn't want to. Plus, we explore the occult side of chemistry as described by the theosophists.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. Hydrogen: Close To The Sun||As we investigate our first element, we'll meet warring balloonists, witness mass media's first major tragedy, and see how the tiniest mistake can cost a lot of money. Plus, we'll try to pin down where hydrogen belongs on the periodic table.||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0. Everything The Light Touches||In our inaugural episode, we'll cover the creation of the periodic table before we start exploring each element one-by-one.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Better than it ought to be
Coming from a person that has had little to no interest in chemistry up to this point, I love this podcast that was recommended to me by a friend. This is a smart and fascinating look at the elements that comprise everything in the Universe. The stories behind their discoveries and how they fit into our lives are very well told. Looking forward to more and anxious to find out more about the less common elements at the bottom of the table.