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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


Pancuronium bromide

19 January 2017

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

A cattle skull on bare ground

TCDD or dioxin

11 January 2017

Matt Gunther looks into TCDD, or dioxin, and the tragic Seveso accident

A man measuring his waistline with a measuring tape


4 January 2017

Chemistry in its Element podcast: Kit Chapman looks at a poster child in the battle against obesity



21 December 2016

One of the defining smells of Christmas leads a double life as fish anaesthetic and insect attractant…

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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


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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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

i contain multitudes index

Book Club – I contain multitudes

22 November 2016

They say you are what you eat, but actually you’re mainly what eats you

Big data - Index

Book Club – Big data: does size matter?

8 November 2016

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

science and the city

Book Club – Science and the city: the mechanics behind the metropolis

13 October 2016

In this month’s book club we discuss the technologies that help modern cities function

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