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Episode 102: Best of Distillations #6

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We continue to bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week. First, Bob Kenworthy tells us about senescence and how the leaves change color each autumn. Next, Michal Meyer talks with Richard Holmes—author of The Age of Wonder—from our Scientific Collaborations episode. And finally, James Voelkel takes a trip down memory lane and recalls the model rockets he and his brother used to build. Chemical Agent: Senescence.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:31 Introduction
00:57 Chemical Agent: Senescence
03:32 A Conversation with Richard Holmes
07:53 Boy Rocketeer
13:34 Closing Credits

Credits

Thank you to Hilary Domush, Michal Meyer, and James Voelkel who researched the shows we featured this week.

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from Music Alley and Magnatune. Additional music includes “Living in the Past (Live),” by Jethro Tull, “Outa-Space,” by Billy Preston, “Space Oddity,” by David Bowie, and “Buxtehude Sonata III Op. I Allegro,” performed by Ensemble Vermillian.

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