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Chemistry World Magazine Podcast

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Weekly chemical storytelling

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Previous podcasts

  • The scab on a grazed knee, healing nicely

    Fibrin and fibrinogen

    31 May 2017By

    From scabby knees to life-threatening strokes, this important protein is the fundamental link in the complex molecular chain that forms blood clots

  • An image of two men clinking whiskey glasses

    Propylene glycol

    24 May 2017By

    How a batch of cinnamon whiskey led to total recall

  • View from the top of paint, tools and plastic scale model

    Butanone

    17 May 2017By

    Butanone or methyl ethyl ketone is better known to many as the polystyrene cement that keeps scale models secure

  • A hand pulls back the curtain to reveal the bright lights of an empty stage

    Propranolol hydrochloride

    14 May 2017By Rowena Fletcher-Wood

    Stave off stage fright with a simple compound that revolutionised drug development

  • Trees in autumn

    Anthocyanins

    7 May 2017By Michael Freemantle

    The pigments responsible for the rich colours of autumn leaves

  • CW0517 - Reviews - Bring Back The King

    Book Club - Bring back the king

    2 May 2017By Chemistry World

    We discuss Bring back the king by Helen Pilcher and learn of the difficulties and possible benefits of bringing animals back from extinction

Blue domestic LED light bulbs

Gallium nitride

22 June 2017

Despite early setbacks, this conducting crystal shows great promise across a wide range of electronics

An image of a powder with a faint blue glow

Caesium chloride

14 June 2017

A compound found in mineral water that is also used in medical treatments and solar cells

Fabrication of hierarchical biomimetic polymeric nanostructured surfaces - nanosphere monolayer film on the surface of a liquid covering

Rotaxanes

7 June 2017

A group of compounds that resemble machine parts could pave the way for molecular robots

The scab on a grazed knee, healing nicely

Fibrin and fibrinogen

31 May 2017

From scabby knees to life-threatening strokes, this important protein is the fundamental link in the complex molecular chain that forms blood clots

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

CW1015_Feature_Sellafield_F1_300tb

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 death of expertise - Index

Book Club - The death of expertise

7 June 2017

Apparently we’ve all had enough of experts. We discuss how we came to think we know it all

CW0517 - Reviews - Bring Back The King

Book Club - Bring back the king

2 May 2017

We discuss Bring back the king by Helen Pilcher and learn of the difficulties and possible benefits of bringing animals back from extinction

Review CW0417 - The Telomere Effect

Book Club - The telomere effect

7 April 2017

The active steps you can take to live longer and younger

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

More book club podcasts...