Our elements podcasts

  • Periodic table of the elements – 33 – Arsenic
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    Arsenic

    5 May 2010

    Bea Perks introduces a deadly poison that also finds use in paints, fireworks and medicine

  • Periodic table of the elements – 85 – Astatine
    Podcast

    Astatine

    28 April 2010

    Mark Peplow introduces the element often described as the rarest naturally occurring element in the world

  • Periodic table of the elements – 56 – Barium
    Podcast

    Barium

    21 April 2010

    Adina Payton discusses a metallic alkaline earth metal that is never found in nature in its pure form

  • Periodic table of the elements – 97 – Berkelium
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    Berkelium

    14 April 2010

    Eric Scerri introduces one of only two elements named after a university

  • Periodic table of the elements – 4 – Beryllium
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    Beryllium

    7 April 2010

    Richard Van Noorden introduces an element that has given us gorgeous gemstones, spark proof tools for the oil industry and a deadly lung condition

  • Periodic table of the elements – 83 – Bismuth
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    Bismuth

    31 March 2010

    The story of a heavy metal that could make spoons vanish in a hot cup of Victorian tea

  • Periodic table of the elements – 107 – Bohrium
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    Bohrium

    24 March 2010

    Eric Scerri tells the story of a transuranium element first synthesised by cold fusion in 1981

  • Periodic table of the elements – 5 – Boron
    Podcast

    Boron

    17 March 2010

    Pat Bailey introduces an element known for split personalities, parachute molecules, and swapping partners

  • Periodic table of the elements – 35 – Bromine
    Podcast

    Bromine

    10 March 2010

    An element that has given us drugs, insecticides and fire extinguishers

  • Periodic table of the elements – 101 – Mendelevium
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    Mendelevium

    29 April 2009

    A different kind of element, as explained by Hayley Birch