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Episode 168: So Argon Walks Into a Bar...

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So Argon walks into a bar. The bartender says, "We don't serve noble gases here." Argon doesn't react.

Buh-dum-dum-ching! On today's episode of Distillations we're breaking out our best chemistry jokes to celebrate the sillier side of science. First, producer Daisy Rosario hits the comedy circuit to reveal how scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson are mixing education and entertainment on stage. Then CHF Fellow Deanna Day talks to historian Rebecca Onion about how the internet has cultivated a new generation of nerds and why it matters.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:36 Introduction
01:20 Science Comedy
08:51 Interview: Rebecca Onion
20:43 Closing Credits

Credits

Special thanks to Deanna Day, Rebecca Onion, and Daisy Rosario for researching this show. 

To continue the conversation, talk to us on Twitter: @chemheritage @rebeccaonion @deannaday

Our theme music is composed by Andrew Chalfen. Additional music includes "I Love to Laugh," Mary Poppins, "She Blinded Me With Science," by Thomas Dolby, and "Still a Nerd," by Tom Smith.

Image courtesy of snorgtees.com.

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