Distillations

By Science History Institute

Each episode of Distillations takes a deep dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present. We're produced by the Science History Institute in Philadelphia.

  1. 1.
    What Causes Alzheimer's?
    29:53
  2. 2.
    What the All Souls Trilogy Teaches Us about Alchemy, Family, and Knowledge Hierarchy
    1:29:16
  3. 3.
    Chasing Immortality
    40:04
  4. 4.
    Interview with Jeremiah McCall
    43:52
  5. 5.
    Learning History with Video Games
    39:56
  6. 6.
    Ladies Talking to Ladies about Ladies (in Science)
    32:32
  7. 7.
    Paradise Is Burning
    37:39
  8. 8.
    Interview with Colin Dickey
    34:01
  1. 9.
    Ghost Hunting in the 19th Century
    39:18
  2. 10.
    Vampire Panic
    46:51
  3. 11.
    We're Back! Distillations Summer Season Preview
    2:32
  4. 12.
    Interview with Stéphane Bancel
    41:32
  5. 13.
    The Disappearing Spoon: The Anatomy Riots
    17:09
  6. 14.
    When a Hole in the Head is a Good Thing
    16:16
  7. 15.
    The Disappearing Spoon: When Mosquitoes Cured Insanity
    17:17
  8. 16.
    The Death of the Lord God Bird
    19:30
  9. 17.
    Disappearing spoon: Chewing it Over—and Over and Over and Over
    17:52
  10. 18.
    The Disappearing Spoon: What's the Longest Word in the English Language?
    18:37
  11. 19.
    The Disappearing Spoon: Why Don’t We Have a Male Birth Control Pill Yet?
    18:06
  12. 20.
    The Disappearing Spoon: Crowdfunding Radium
    17:06
  13. 21.
    The Disappearing Spoon: Parking lot or Peking lot?
    19:26
  14. 22.
    The Disappearing Spoon: Orphan Vaccines
    20:12
  15. 23.
    Tales of Love and Madness from the Periodic Table
    55:13
  16. 24.
    Predicting the Pandemic: An interview with Wendy Zukerman, Host of "Science Vs." Podcast
    27:52
  17. 25.
    COVID's Hidden Toll on Nurses
    24:34
  18. 26.
    Between Us and Catastrophe
    19:58
  19. 27.
    Space Junk
    58:04
  20. 28.
    Who Owns Outer Space?
    35:25
  21. 29.
    The Alchemical Origins of Occupational Medicine
    38:12
  22. 30.
    Bonus Episode: Doing Science with an Invisible Disability
    24:38
  23. 31.
    Science and Disability Part 2
    41:06
  24. 32.
    Bonus Episode: A Short History of Disability in the United States
    56:10
  25. 33.
    Science and Disability
    40:12
  26. 34.
    Collecting Monstrosity
    37:57
  27. 35.
    Preview: New Season Coming August 4th!
    4:51
  28. 36.
    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Magda Marquet
    23:48
  29. 37.
    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Robert Langer
    23:55
  30. 38.
    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Mark Stevenson
    24:28
  31. 39.
    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with John Maraganore
    23:57
  32. 40.
    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Katrine Bosley
    32:40
  33. 41.
    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with William Haseltine
    28:29
  34. 42.
    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Susan Weiss
    37:06
  35. 43.
    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Sue Desmond-Hellmann
    17:43
  36. 44.
    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with John C. Martin
    15:27
  37. 45.
    BONUS EPISODE: Spit Spreads Death
    19:17
  38. 46.
    BONUS EPISODE: The Blooper Reel
    8:39
  39. 47.
    Preview: We're moving to seasons!
    1:28
  40. 48.
    How Philadelphia's Water Pollution Problems Shaped the City
    47:43
  41. 49.
    BONUS EPISODE: Jane Hodgson
    12:04
  42. 50.
    Roe v. Wade v. Rubella
    51:01

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