Episode 163: A Day in the Life - Night
An image of the midnight sun as witnessed by producer Louisa Jonas during her trip to Alaska. Image courtesy of Louisa Jonas.
As part of CHF's Thanks to Chemistry project, we present the three-part series A Day in the Life. These shows spotlight the common chemistry of morning, noon, and night. Today's episode centers on our sleeping habits. For some, drifting off into slumber is blissful. But for others it's incredibly stressful. We welcome back biochemist Joe Rucker to investigate how common sleep aids help to remedy insomnia. Then producer Louisa Jonas shares how a two-week stay under Alaska's midnight sun helped her understand her night owl tendencies.
00:00 Opening Credits
00:35 Fight Club
01:01 Interview: Sleep Aids
05:33 The Midnight Sun
14:31 Closing Credits
A Day in the Life is part of CHF’s Thanks to Chemistry project, sponsored by BASF Corporation, The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, DuPont, and ExxonMobil.
Special thanks to Louisa Jonas, Mia Lobel, Jennifer Dionisio, and Joe Rucker for researching this show.
Our theme music is composed by Andrew Chalfen. Music from BMI includes "Tonight You Belong to Me," by Patience and Prudence. Music from the Free Music Archive includes "orlando, he dead," by Douglas Hein. Music from Music Alley includes "Midnight Clear," by Keldaren. Movie clip from Fight Club.
Image courtesy of Louisa Jonas.