History of Alchemy Podcast

A look at the history of alchemy and it's influence on science.


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History of Alchemy: Ostanes

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History of Alchemy: Gilles de Rais

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 2013-06-23  35m

History of Alchemy: Mariam the Jewess

A supposed inventor of some quite modern lab equipment. She also came up with some of the axioms and recipes for gold used throughout the history of alchemy.


 2013-06-15  10m

History of Alchemy: J. Kepler & Tycho Brahe

The eccentric astronomer (and alchemist) and pious mathematician come together to provide us with great tales of drunken moose, witch trials and strange theories.


 2013-06-09  1h38m

History of Alchemy: Roger Bacon

Doctor Mirabilis and Franciscan friar, Roger Bacon... father of science? Have a listen for his take on the philosopher's stone and alchemical processes.


 2013-05-21  46m

History of Alchemy: Zosimos of Panopolis and Agathodaimon

Zosimos is the oldest alchemist whose writing we can reach back to. Agathodaimon is from the same era, in medieval times he was considered the 'father of poison'.


 2013-05-08  44m

History of Alchemy Podcast: Paracelsus

No compilation of alchemy would be complete without the mention of this well-travelled alchemist, botanist, and physician.


 2013-04-24  31m