Episode 94: Scientific Visions

Rosie the Robot

Image courtesy of Flickr user tienvijftien.

The future is now. Distillations, therefore, is pausing to compare what people once predicted the modern world would look like to the actual reality on the ground—and in the air. In today’s episode we first take a look at the magic bullet, a cure-all medicine inspired by the success of antibiotics. Next, producer Aries Keck visits robots across the country to reveal why these machines aren’t always gender neutral. And finally, assistant producer Jennifer Dionisio reveals the many ways the International Space Station differs from the orbiting luxury hotel she always pictured in her head. Chemical Agent: Magic Bullet.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:32 Introduction
01:16 Chemical Agent: Magic Bullet
03:02 Feature: Fembots
08:37 Space Colonization
11:44 Closing Credits


This show was written and researched by Jennifer Dionisio, Hilary Domush, and Mia Lobel.

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music includes The Jetsons’ theme song and the Star Trek: Next Generation theme song.

Image courtesy of Flickr user tienvijftien.

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