Best Chemistry Education podcasts — The study of Chemistry (Updated February 2018; image)
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Chemistry in its element
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A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
 
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Chemistry World Podcast
Monthly
 
Monthly podcast from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
 
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Organic Chemistry - Audio
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Organic Chemistry - Audio
 
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Analytical Chemistry Podcast
Monthly
 
Analytical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed research journal that explores the latest concepts in analytical measurements and the best new ways to increase accuracy, selectivity, sensitivity, and reproducibility.
 
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Principles of Chemical Science (2008)
 
Principles of Chemical Science (2008)
 
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Chemistry World Book Club
Monthly
 
Join us to discuss the latest in popular science books. We interview authors and dissect the issues raised by each book. It's a book review with a difference.
 
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Kat Arney investigates the biological pigment that links sun tanning, squid ink and browning bananas
 
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Chemistry World Book Club
 
This month we take a look at Testosterone rex. Cordelia Fine dismantles various ideas about gender equality, and examines why these perceptions have managed to garner such mainstream support.
 
We speak to Yuri Oganessian about the element that bears his name
 
Three Tennessee institutions contributed to the discovery of element 117, now fittingly named tennessine
 
Meet the Mayor of Livermore, California, and discover how his city has been immortalised on the periodic table
 
The US-Russian collaborative superheavy element 'factory' strikes again, but only 100 atoms of element 115 have ever been observed
 
How 'hot fusion' research saw an end to cold war tensions
 
We catch up with the changes in the periodic table. This time, Kit Chapman discovers the element that realised a Japanese national dream
 
Brian Clegg illuminates a glow-in-the-dark compound that defies naming conventions
 
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Chemistry World Book Club
 
This month we discuss More molecules of murder, in which John Emsley meets your morbid fascination with stories of true crime and the poisons involved
 
Mike Freemantle brings us a sparkling mineral and a tale of derring-do on the high seas
 
Kat Arney discovers the biological chemistry behind a colourful blood disorder
 
Super-sweet and packed with preserving power, Mike Freemantle discovers that fructose can help keep things fresh long after the sell-by date
 
Katrina Krämer speaks to organic chemist Daniel Allwood about a multi-talented molecule that proves that not all radicals live up to their name
 
Brian Clegg becomes a sleuth to investigate the uses of a deceptively simple Lewis acid
 
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Chemistry World Book Club
 
This month we discuss Chemistry, in which First-time novelist Weike Wang takes us inside the mind of a Chinese American PhD student in Boston
 
Mike Freemantle discovers a sweet solution to monitoring contaminated water
 
Kat Arney takes a long, hard look at the story behind those famous little blue pills
 
Brian Clegg introduces a failed rocket fuel oxidiser with a very tricky structure
 
Kit Chapman discovers the compound that blighted Nixon’s second presidential inauguration by littering the route with dead pigeons
 
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Chemistry World Book Club
 
Dodgy dietary advice is everywhere, from bite-size morsels on social media to an all-you-can-eat buffet of books on how to eat ‘well’. ‘Lifestyle gurus’ dish up directions such as ‘cut out gluten’ or ‘consume like a caveman’, but much of their fare is fact-free. One chef thinks this is all too much to swallow, so set about reducing the science ...…
 
Kat Arney investigates the cancer-causing chemicals that could be lurking in that bag of peanuts
 
Brian Clegg freshens up the podcast with a spritz of lemon scent, courtesy of neral and geranial, collectively known as citral
 
The wear-resistant polymer that helps keep you warm in the winter surf
 
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Chemistry World Book Club
 
We are the products of nature and nurture, but the invention of Crispr, which enables us to alter our genomes, means we could soon be nurturing nature. This may well lead to a cure for HIV or certain types of cancer, but arguably it might lead to designer babies. In this week's podcast, we discuss A crack in creation by Crispr's inventor, Jenni ...…
 
Neil Withers relives a choppy (and messy) sea voyage to bring us the science of anti-seasickness drug cinnarizine, known in the UK as stugeron
 
Discover the compound at the heart of a multi-million dollar legal case and an Oscar–winning role for Julia Roberts
 
Kat Arney explains how an attractive blue dye, with a name inspired by the British Empire’s military exploits, became the basis of a fundamental lab technique
 
Brian Clegg on a hugely useful group of compounds that have a distinct dual personality – from household products to chemical weapons
 
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Chemistry World Book Club
 
Things go from bad to worse for Mackenzie Smith when her data disappears, her lab rats are killed, and she is accused of fraud. But slowly she stars to discover who might be behind her misfortune following a series of clues her late colleague left behind. In this month’s podcast, we discuss the novel A course in deception by Jana Rieger.…
 
A pyrophoric reagent that remains one of chemistry’s staples and the liquid salts that can tame its wild reactivity
 
Mike Freemantle introduces a pigment used by William Morris that also gave the Redcoats their distinctive hue
 
Tabitha Watson introduces a poisonous, corrosive and extremely reactive compound that will start 'roaring reactions' with almost anything
 
A lightweight, bulletproof material made from ice and wood pulp
 
Kat Arney explains the unlikely link between fake snow and babies' nappies
 
Mike Freemantle discusses the drug that keeps his gout at bay
 
Next year will see the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelly's classic, Frankenstein; or, the modern Prometheus. To celebrate this, a new edition has been release with annotations aimed at scientists and engineers. This edition of the podcast includes a classic extract from the book, an interview with David H Guston, one of the ed ...…
 
When you need to get your glassware extremely clean, you need a cleaning solution with real 'bite'
 
Wood has been vital in the development of human civilisation. Brian Clegg looks at the compound at its heart
 
Mike Freemantle introduces a chemical weapon developed in the first world war that fortunately failed to live up to its terrible potential
 
Tabitha Watson introduces the most aristocratic of acids: Aqua regia
 
The enzyme that helps us turn milk into cheese is also responsible for the biggest commercial success story of any genetically modified organism
 
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Chemistry World Book Club
 
Everything you need to know about everything we don’t yet know. This month’s book is We have no idea by the creators of PHD Comics, Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson. It discusses the great unsolved problems of physics in a way which is guaranteed to entertain. We hear from the authors, and the Chemistry World team discuss why the llama is the per ...…
 
One of the most popular plastics of the early 20th century was accidentally invented by a cat, as Kat Arney finds out
 
Despite early setbacks, this conducting crystal shows great promise across a wide range of electronics
 
Caesium chloride is packs a lot of radioactivity into a small volume, making it ideal for treatments where the radioactive material needs to be accurately sited
 
Katrina Kramer speaks with Manchester University researcher David Leigh about compounds that resemble machine parts and could pave the way for molecular robots
 
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Chemistry World Book Club
 
The mass disparagement of knowledge is a recent phenomenon. Apparently we’ve all had enough of experts, and facts aren’t important, as there are always alternatives. In The death of expertise, Tom Nichols considers how facts fell out of favour, and what it means for the future of society. Hear an interview with Tom, a reading from the book and ...…
 
From scabby knees to life-threatening strokes, this important protein is the fundamental link in the complex molecular chain that forms blood clots.
 
When a batch of cinnamon whiskey meant for the American market made its way to Europe, it highlighted starkly different regulations controlling how much propylene glycol is allowed in food and drink
 
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