Distillations

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Each episode of Distillations takes a deep dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present. We're produced by the Science History Institute

 

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167 Pieces

Science + Culture + History

Caption: The midnight sun., Credit: Louisa Jonas
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Distillations' three-part series "A Day in the Life" spotlights the common chemistry of morning, noon, and night.

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In this 3-part series we parse the chemistry of blood, sweat, and tears.

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Distillations' 4-part series about the four classical elements: earth, air, water, and fire.

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In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, Distillations produced a four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild.

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A three-part series spotlighting the common chemistry of childhood, adulthood, and old age.

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49 Pieces

Stories from the Field preserves and celebrates the contributions of women working in chemistry and related sciences. The project captures scientific adventures and career insights in short, conversational audio interviews.


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Ruthenium, a transition metal.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
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a colorful use for this common element

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:31
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Battling entropy in corpses and manuscripts.

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Aug 15, 2008
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A look at the Olympic torch, what's actually in the medals, and pollution.

  • Added: Aug 14, 2008
  • Length: 11:44
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An episode on the science of motherhood.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 13, 2008
  • Length: 12:09
  • Purchases: 2
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A look at the fine line between science and religion.

  • Added: Aug 13, 2008
  • Length: 11:46
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A look at the chemistry of clothing.

  • Added: Aug 13, 2008
  • Length: 12:15
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A look at the science of deliciousness.

  • Added: Aug 13, 2008
  • Length: 12:01
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Chemistry on both sides of the law.

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Aug 06, 2008
  • Length: 11:52
  • Purchases: 1