History of Alchemy Podcast

A look at the history of alchemy and it's influence on science. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 34m. Bisher sind 87 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 8 hours 11 minutes


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Episode 79: Biblical Figures as Alchemists

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