Kinky Chemistry and Alchemy after Dark (A Science Podcast) in Em & Lo

Symbola Aureae Mensae Engraving

An engraving from Michael Maier’s Symbola Aureae Mensae (1617) depicting an alchemical androgyne.

February 7, 2013 - New York, NY

By Em & Lo.

FUN FACT: Romantic and sexual imagery was a popular means for describing alchemical processes in both the Middle Ages and the early modern period. It’s true! Long before there was Fifty Shades of Grey, there were many alchemy texts rife with blush-inducing romantic and sexual metaphors. To find out why, listen to this “Distillations” podcast (from the Chemical Heritage Foundation, ooooh sexeee). You’ll also hear some steamy passages read out loud! Aside from chemical burns in the lab, this is as hot as science gets.

*Em & Lo loved our Distillations podcast on the Alchemy of Love, but you should be warned, you should not view their site on your office computer because of its explicit content. 

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