#HistChem Distillations


Each episode of #HistChem Distillations examines a unique aspect of humanity's material legacy and asks the question "how did we get here?" Michal Meyer (a historian) and Bob Kenworthy (a chemist) of the Chemical Heritage Foundation are your guides to engaging conversations about history, technology and chemistry.


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Title: Preview: Fall 2019

Preview: Fall 2019

August 13th, 2019

We're in the thick of producing episodes for our fall season! Here's a taste of what's coming. Go to Episode

The Myth of the Cuyahoga River Fire

May 28th, 2019

In the summer of 1969 the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, defied the laws of nature and caught fire. Time covered the event and cemented the fire’s… Go to Episode

High Steaks at the Border

April 23rd, 2019

When we think about the U.S.-Mexico border, it’s hard not to think about the current immigration conflict and the contentious idea to build a wall.… Go to Episode

Treating America’s Opioid Addiction Part 1: The Narcotic Farm and the Promise of Salvation

August 21st, 2018

Our current devastating opioid crisis is unprecedented in its reach and deadliness, but it’s not the first such epidemic the United States has experienced… Go to Episode