Monday, October 31, 2016

Episode 23: Solar Power through Perovskites

It's #RealTimeChem week on Twitter. This week we're releasing 5 new episodes! Today's episode is on new developments in solar power using perovskites.



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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Episode 22: Karrikins and Chemical Messages

Karrikins are amazing little chemicals that promote plant growth after a fire!

Music by Jonathan Coulton



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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Episode 21: Adhesives

A brief history on adhesives, a quick discussion on how they work, and a sticky experiment you can try at home.

Music by Jonathan Coulton



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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Episode 19: Hydrogen Peroxide

It can dye your hair, launch rockets, and make toothpaste for elephants. This week's episode is Hydrogen Peroxide.



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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Episode 18: The devious reasons behind Vitamin nomenclature

Ever wonder why we call the Vitamins A, B, C? Well, there's a pretty awesome story behind the bland nomenclature.

Music by Jonathan Coulton



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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Episode 16: The Oligodynamic Effect

What do door knobs, the International Space Station, Pepto-Bismol, and your silverware have in common? The Oligodynamic Effect, that's what! Music by Jonathan Coulton



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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Episode 15: Boron

Learn more about the funniest - and most confused - element. Music by Jonathan Coulton



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Friday, April 1, 2016

Episode 14: Aspartame

This week we tackle what may be the most researched chemical of all time: Aspartame. Music by Jonathan Coulton.



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Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

Episode 12: Botox

Inject in the right place it's a treatment. Inject it wrong it's a poison. Music by Jonathan Coulton



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Friday, March 11, 2016

Episode 11: Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde: The scapegoat of the anti-chemistry crowd. Music by Jonathan Coulton



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Friday, March 4, 2016

Episode 10: Piperine - Black Gold!

This week's chemical is nothing to sneeze at - we're talking about Black Gold. Piperine is the chemical responsible for familiar taste/smell of black pepper. Music by Jonathan Coulton. 

Episode produced in partnership with Compound Interest. Check out CompoundChem.com for some awesome chemistry info-graphics.



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Friday, February 19, 2016

Episode 8: TNT

We've got an explosive episode for you this week - we're talking about TNT. Music by Jonathan Coulton.



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Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

Episode 6: Stains

Got a tough stain to remove? It turns out that a better solvent is your solution. Music by Jonathan Coulton.



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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Podcast: Good Science in the Movies

New Podcast! Sam and Chad discuss examples of Good Science in the movies with guest Andrew Darowski.

 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Chemical Dependence Episode 2: Bromelain

Newest episode of Chemical Dependence explains why your lips burn if you eat too much pineapple. Check out the episode below.


Friday, January 1, 2016

Chemical Dependence Episode 1: Methyl Anthranilate

Happy New Podcast day!!

I'm starting a new podcast called Chemical Dependence, and calling today the first **official** release date.

Each week I'll be releasing a new episode. They're only 5 minutes long and the goal is tell the story of of a new chemical each week.

You can see the show's website at: http://chemicaldependence.libsyn.com/

Or follow the RSS feed for new episodes: http://chemicaldependence.libsyn.com/rss

Or like it on Facebook and I'll be posting episodes there: https://www.facebook.com/ChemicalDependence

If you like what you hear, consider supporting the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/tcw