#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

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

Sex(ism), Drugs, and Migraines

January 15th, 2019

Egyptian scriptures from 1200 BCE describe painful, migraine-like headaches, so we know the disorder has afflicted people for at least three thousand… Go to Episode

Preview: The Mouse that Changed Science

November 13th, 2018

Tune in to the next episode of Distillations on November 20th! Go to Episode