#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: The Alzheimer's Copernicus Problem

Preview: We're hard at work on our next season!

July 17th, 2018

We're hard at work on our next season. Listen to the first episode on August 21st! Go to Episode

Fighting Smog in Los Angeles

June 26th, 2018

If you live in Los Angeles, or even if you’ve just visited, you know about smog. But what might surprise you is that a half-century ago the city’s… Go to Episode

Preview: Smog in Los Angeles used to be way worse

June 19th, 2018

Tune in to the next episode of Distillations on June 26! Go to Episode

Whatever Happened to Acid Rain?

May 22nd, 2018

Remember acid rain? If you were a kid in the 1980s like our hosts were, the threat of poison falling from the sky probably made some kind of impression… Go to Episode