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Magazine podcast

Monthly news and interviews

Chemistry World Magazine Podcast

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Book Club

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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

  • Vintage Japanese black lacquer tea caddy with auspicious gold makie bamboo forest design, used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony

    Urushiol

    5 April 2017By

    The compounds that link poison ivy with beautiful lacquerwork

  • Packet of mercurous chloride tablets, Kassel, Germany, 1914-1917

    Mercuric chloride

    29 March 2017By Michael Freemantle

    From an early ointment for spots to a medicine for syphilitic Victorians

  • A cat, playing on a purpose built cat tower

    Nepetalactone

    22 March 2017By

    The catnip compound that felines go crazy for could have exciting uses for humans, too, as Kat Arney finds out

  • Illustration of human sperm

    Spermine and spermidine

    15 March 2017By Kiki Sanford

    Kiki Sanford explores how polyamines found in semen could be related to a long and healthy life

  • Bandaged British World War 1 soldiers in a battlefield trench, 1915-1918.

    Mustine

    8 March 2017By Michael Freemantle

    How chemical weapons inspired the birth of cancer chemotherapy

  • A single layer of molybdenum disulfide

    Molybdenum disulfide

    1 March 2017By

    Brian Clegg discovers the compound that makes the world’s smallest transistors

Example of MOF-5

MOFs: Metal–organic frameworks

27 April 2017

Katrina Krämer examines these extremely versatile materials and speaks to MOF pioneer Omar Yaghi

Orange and black striped caterpillars of the Cinnabar Moth, on wild yellow ragwort flowers

Ragwort alkaloids

19 April 2017

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids from Ragworts and other plants are popular with pollinators but a potent poison to livestock, as Mike Freemantle discovers

Will o' the wisp over the fens

Phosphine

12 April 2017

Will o’ the wisp, ignis fatuus, hitodama or the min-min light, ghostly balls of fire are common in folklore around the world. Kit Chapman explores the compound that may be the chemical cause of these mysterious lights

Vintage Japanese black lacquer tea caddy with auspicious gold makie bamboo forest design, used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Urushiol

5 April 2017

The compounds that link poison ivy with beautiful lacquerwork

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...

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

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

More book club podcasts...