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Episode 148: Across the Pond

Marmite

Love it or hate it. Image courtesy of Flickr user andrewasmith.

Cheerio! Join us for a spot of tea as Distillations reveals the chemistry of our favorite British exports. First producer Nina Perry channels George Orwell to find out each step one must take to brew the perfect cuppa, a process verified by a chemical engineer. Then producer Rachel Dornhelm learns about Marmite, a controversial condiment with unexpected health benefits. 

Show Clock

0:00 Opening Credits
0:32 Introduction
1:20 The Perfect Cuppa
9:40 Marmite
14:46 Closing Credits

Credits

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Music includes three versions of the classic "Tea for Two," courtesy of Art Tatum, the Benny Goodman Trio, and Tommy Dorsey.

Image courtesy of Flickr user andrewasmith.

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