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Previous podcasts

Cycling road race – from behind


20 April 2018

Concluding our pair of podcasts on a recent cycling scandal, Ben Valsler looks at the corticosteroid triamcinolone

Cyclists in a road race


12 April 2018

How a versatile drug that helps manage lung conditions and treat paracetamol overdose found itself at the centre of a cycling scandal

Huaorani hunter using a traditional blowpipe

Curare and ouabain

6 April 2018

Jamie Durrani presents a pair of plant-based poisons

3d rendering of a subsea cable on the seabed

Gutta percha

29 March 2018

Kat Arney on the tree sap that once insulated transatlantic cables

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Yuri Organessian

Chemistry World podcast – January 2017

3 February 2017

This month we introduce our new puzzles page, discuss the implications of Trump for science and meet Yuri Oganessian, the only living person with an element named after him

chocolate model of theobromine

Chemistry World podcast – December 2015

9 December 2015

This month, we learn how to leave the calories out of fine chocolate, and discover the earth might be older than we thought

breaking the mirror

Chemistry World podcast – November 2015

9 November 2015

This month we meet chemisty Nobel winner, Thomas Lindahl, and we learn how bio-markers might be used to determine the time of death


Chemistry World podcast – October 2015

19 October 2015

This month, we chart a course through chemical space and discover the potential problems of cleaning up Sellafield

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Front cover of Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker

Book Club – Enlightenment Now

22 March 2018

Steven Pinker explains how humanity is doing better than we might at first think

Helen Arney and Steve Mould – The element in the room

Book Club – The element in the room

9 March 2018

Helen Arney and Steve Mould take us on a DIY journey through science

The front cover of Cordelia Fine's book – Testosterone rex

Book Club – Testosterone rex

16 February 2018

Cordelia Fine explores the myriad myths about surrounding equality

More molecules of murder – John Emsley

Book Club – More molecules of murder

26 January 2018

John Emsley returns with a new batch of deadly compounds

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