Distillations podcast explores the human stories behind science and technology, tracing a path through history in order to better understand the present. Our hosts are Michal Meyer, a historian of science and editor in chief of Distillations magazine, and Bob Kenworthy, CHF’s in-house chemist. Each month we explore stories from the intersection of science, culture, and history.
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December 4, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
What do Isaac Newton, yeast, and Harold Urey have in common? They all come under the research microscope of Chemical Heritage Foundation fellows.
Posted In: History | Technology
November 20, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
In this episode of Distillations we clarify common misconceptions about food.
Posted In: Society
November 6, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
Let there be light! Whether it comes from the sky or a bulb, we’d be lost without it.
Posted In: Environment | History | Medicine | Technology
October 23, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
Autumn! Learn about leaf changes, the three sisters, and apple cider. Chemical Agent: Senescence.
Posted In: Environment | Society
October 9, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
Everything falls into one of three phases of matter: solid, liquid, or gas. Or does it?
September 25, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
Science isn’t some exalted ideal confined to labs and classrooms—it’s all around us. In this episode we share different ways that scientists have reached out to educate and enlighten the masses.
Posted In: History | Society
September 11, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
Every year the Chemical Heritage Foundation holds Innovation Day—an event for people to get together to discuss and learn about science’s exciting new technologies. In this episode we take a look at innovations—the natural kind and the man-made kind.
Posted In: Medicine | Society | Technology
August 28, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
In honor of Labor Day this episode of Distillations looks at how chemistry has affected the work of a variety of professionals—for better or worse.
August 14, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
Distillations is sharing more of our favorite episodes this week: free radicals, art forgery, and snoring.
July 31, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
It’s almost the end of the summer; so the Distillations crew is taking a look back at some of our favorite episodes this week: panspermia, umami, and pheromone perfumes.
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Millipore water testing kit, 1960
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