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There are now three Chemistry World podcasts:


Magazine podcast

Monthly news and interviews

Chemistry World Magazine Podcast

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Book Club

Join the discussion

Chemistry World Book Club Podcast

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Chemistry in its Element

Weekly chemical storytelling

Chemistry in its Element Podcast

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Previous podcasts

  • Woman with acne

    Benzoyl peroxide

    16 November 2016By

    The blondest blonde, the whitest smile, the clearest complexion – all from one essential compound

  • Chocolate drops

    Butyric acid

    9 November 2016By Louise Crane

    The taste of American chocolate divides continents. Louise Crane reveals the ingredient that explains why

  • Big data - Index

    Book Club – Big data: does size matter?

    8 November 2016By Chemistry World

    We are destined to become just a number in a big set of numbers. We discuss the benefits and drawbacks of this

  • Single-strand damage in DNA

    PARP: Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase

    2 November 2016By Kat Arney

    Kat Arney explains how a protein that repairs broken DNA holds the key to killing cancer cells – but only if you stop it from doing its job

  • A lab laser with warning label

    Neodymium chloride

    26 October 2016By

    From medicine to the military, this compound makes lasers for a range of applications

  • White tablets

    Gabapentin

    19 October 2016By Louise Crane

    Louise Crane documents the rise and fall of Gabapentin – from ‘wonder drug’ to illicit substance in just 50 years

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Diazepam

7 December 2016

Jamie Durrani introduces one of the biggest selling pharmaceuticals in history, the ‘mother’s little helper’: Diazepam

Alaska

Swainsonine

30 November 2016

Chemistry in its Element podcast: Did this insidious plant poison kill a hiker in Alaska?

Cell division

Bromodeoxyuridine

23 November 2016

Kat Arney illuminates the story of a molecular ‘highlighter pen’ for growing cells

Woman with acne

Benzoyl peroxide

16 November 2016

The blondest blonde, the whitest smile, the clearest complexion – all from one essential compound

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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

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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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Chemistry World podcast – September 2015

1 September 2015

In this months podcast, we discuss Ebola and malaria vaccines in the pipeline, the history of peer review, and managing the mountain of chemical data

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