#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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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

Preview: Whatever Happened to Acid Rain?

May 15th, 2018

Tune in to the next episode of Distillations on May 22! Go to Episode

Whatever Happened to the Ozone Hole?

April 17th, 2018

If you were around in the 1980s, you probably remember the lurking fear of an ominous hole in the sky. In the middle of the decade scientists discovered… Go to Episode

The Man, the Myth, the Laser

March 13th, 2018

They’re at the grocery checkout. They kill cancer cells. They’re in pointers that drive cats crazy and in the fiber networks that connect us to the… Go to Episode