Podcast – The Episodic Table of Elements

Podcast – The Episodic Table of Elements


Latest Episodes

43. Technetium: Naturally Synthetic
August 12, 2019

It's only after we gave up searching for this element that we found it out in the universe.

42. Molybdenum: Conventional Weapons
July 29, 2019

Before we talk about one big gun, let's discuss 1,500 years of military technology.

41. Niobium: No More Tears
July 15, 2019

We delve into elemental etymology today, and get to investigate a chemical phenomenon.

40. Zirconium: Burning Up, Melting Down
July 01, 2019

Today, we reach the last element on the periodic table -- but only alphabetically speaking.

39. Yttrium: It’s A Quiet Village
June 17, 2019

Welcome to the sleepy Swedish town of Ytterby. I hope you like it, because we'll be spending an awful lot of time there later in the series.

38. Strontium: Little Town
June 03, 2019

Let's look past the bad reputation this element has to learn how it's an essential part of an idyllic childhood.

37. Rubidium: What’s Cooler Than Being Cool?
May 20, 2019

Rubidium is more explosive than the alkali metals above it on the table, but it's much more interesting when it's standing almost perfectly still.

36. Krypton: It’s A Metric
May 06, 2019

Like argon, today's noble gas coincidentally features prominently in science fiction -- albeit in name only. But krypton also takes a place in the science factual story of international weights and measures.

35. Bromine: Come At Me
April 22, 2019

Don't get too excited, because bromine is an element that brings the hammer down on both extreme emotions and extreme actions.

34. Selenium: A Fit Of Heat And Light
March 25, 2019

Throughout history, copying information has been arduous, messy, and even dangerous -- until one bored, depressed man figured out the secrets of selenium.