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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

  • A bag of freshly donated blood

    Porphyrins

    8 February 2017By

    Brian Clegg examines the colourful compounds that no red-blooded creature can do without: Porphyrins

  • Yuri Organessian

    Chemistry World podcast – January 2017

    3 February 2017By Chemistry World

    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

  • sodium reacting with water with the blue colour of the solvated electron visible

    Solvated electrons

    2 February 2017By

    Blue flashes and metallic water are just some of the tricks associated with the unleashed electron

  • Ball and stick structure of adamantane

    Adamantane

    26 January 2017By

    Brian Clegg introduces a crystalline hydrocarbon that isn’t as tough as it sounds, but is the basis of a wide range of medicines

  • The secret life of fat index

    Book Club - The secret life of fat

    24 January 2017By Chemistry World

    The Chemistry World team discusses the benfits and drawbacks of the most maligned body tissue

  • Surgery

    Pancuronium bromide

    19 January 2017By

    Katrina Krämer explores one of the key muscle relaxants used in surgery

A skeletal form mixes ingredients for sweets, surrounded by vats of dangerous chemicals

Arsenic trioxide

22 February 2017

How a ‘daft’ pharmacy mix up led to a series of poisonings in Victorian Britain

Colin Firth as Mr Darcy

Darcin

15 February 2017

Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy lends his name to a pheromone that lets mice feel the love

A bag of freshly donated blood

Porphyrins

8 February 2017

Brian Clegg examines the colourful compounds that no red-blooded creature can do without: Porphyrins

sodium reacting with water with the blue colour of the solvated electron visible

Solvated electrons

2 February 2017

Blue flashes and metallic water are just some of the tricks associated with the unleashed electron

More chemistry in its element podcasts...

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

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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

More magazine podcasts...

The master algorithm index

Book Club - The master algorithm

24 February 2017

Driverless cars and bloodless wars are just two of the promises of machines that learn, the subject of this month’s podcast

Furry Logic

Book Club - Furry logic

13 February 2017

This month we discuss the physics of turtles, shrimps and, of course, cats

The secret life of fat index

Book Club - The secret life of fat

24 January 2017

The Chemistry World team discusses the benfits and drawbacks of the most maligned body tissue

homo deus index

Book Club - Homo deus and our favourite books of 2016

16 December 2016

We review the bestseller, Homo deus and then the Chemistry World team discusses their favourite books of 2016

More book club podcasts...