Distillations | Science History Institute

Each episode of Distillations podcast takes a deep-dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present.

https://www.sciencehistory.org/distillations/podcast

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 13m. Bisher sind 295 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 11 hours 44 minutes

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The Death of the Lord God Bird


How greed, and a group of Nazi prisoners, killed off one of the most iconic birds in American history, the ivory-billed woodpecker.


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   19m
 
 

Disappearing spoon: Chewing it Over—and Over and Over and Over


How a weird "scientific" diet fad conquered America in the early 1900s.


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   17m
 
 

The Disappearing Spoon: What's the Longest Word in the English Language?


And what does it have to do with the unusual chemistry of carbon?


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   18m
 
 

The Disappearing Spoon: Why Don’t We Have a Male Birth Control Pill Yet?


Scientists created an effective male birth control pill in the 1950s, but it had one undesirable side effect.


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   18m
 
 

Crowdfunding Radium


When American women bought Marie Curie a vital gram of the element.


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   17m
 
 

The Disappearing Spoon: Parking lot or Peking lot?


Have modern archeologists finally tracked down the legendary “Peking Man” bones?


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 2021-04-06  19m
 
 

The Disappearing Spoon: Orphan Vaccines


When the global vaccine supply chain depended on children.


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 2021-03-30  20m
 
 

Tales of Love and Madness from the Periodic Table


An interview with author Sam Kean


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 2021-03-23  55m
 
 

Predicting the Pandemic


An interview with Wendy Zukerman, Host of Science Vs. Podcast


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 2021-03-16  27m
 
 

Covid's Hidden Toll on Nurses


"I just feel broken"


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 2020-12-18  24m