Our elements podcasts

  • Periodic table of the elements – 118 – Oganesson
    Podcast

    Oganesson

    15 February 2018

    Meet Yuri Oganessian, the elemental explorer forever immortalised on the periodic table

  • Periodic table of the elements – 117 – Tennessine
    Podcast

    Tennessine

    14 February 2018

    Three Tennessee institutions contributed to the discovery of element 117, now fittingly named tennessine

  • Periodic table of the elements – 116 – Livermorium
    Podcast

    Livermorium

    13 February 2018

    Meet the Mayor of Livermore, California, and discover how his city has been immortalised on the periodic table

  • Periodic table of the elements – 115 – Moscovium
    Podcast

    Moscovium

    12 February 2018

    The US-Russian collaborative superheavy element 'factory' strikes again, but only 100 atoms of element 115 have ever been observed

  • Periodic table of the elements – 114 – Flerovium
    Podcast

    Flerovium

    9 February 2018

    How 'hot fusion' research saw an end to cold war tensions

  • Periodic table of the elements – 113 – Nihonium
    Podcast

    Nihonium

    8 February 2018

    The element that realised a Japanese national dream

  • Periodic table of the elements – 13 – Aluminium
    Podcast

    Aluminium

    2 June 2010

    Kira Weissman introduces the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust: aluminium

  • Periodic table of the elements – 95 – Americium
    Podcast

    Americium

    26 May 2010

    Brian Clegg discusses a substance that was first introduced to the world via a kids' radio show

  • Periodic table of the elements – 51 – Antimony
    Podcast

    Antimony

    19 May 2010

    Phil Ball introduces an element that once sparked a long and bitter war

  • Periodic table of the elements – 101 – Mendelevium
    Podcast

    Mendelevium

    29 April 2009

    A different kind of element, as explained by Hayley Birch