Orbitals

By American Chemical Society

From antibiotic resistance to Roaring Twenties poisonings to decomposing corpses, you can find chemistry—and a good story—anywhere. Every month writer and host, Sam Jones, PhD, takes on a chemistry tale you didn't know you needed to know.

  1. 1.
    Pub Chemistry: Let Us Help You Be Less (or More) Awkward Post-Quarantine | Orbitals 405
    20:01
  2. 2.
    🧪 Solutions 105 | The New Molecules Making Vaccines More Effective
    17:36
  3. 3.
    Why Are Doctors Still Prescribing Opioids? | Orbitals 404
    14:57
  4. 4.
    🧪 Solutions 104 | How Omega-3s from Algae Could Help Save Our Oceans
    16:28
  5. 5.
    Combating The Climate Crisis: From Blackout Curtains to Feeding Cows Seaweed | Orbitals 403
    17:44
  6. 6.
    🧪 Solutions 103 | Boats Floating on Air and Solar Panel Crystal Balls: Lessons from Nature
    18:49
  7. 7.
    What Is Life? Does It Exist Beyond Earth? | Orbitals 402
    15:20
  8. 8.
    🧪 Solutions 102 | Natural Plant Extracts: From Imposters to Invaluable Ingredients
    17:29
  1. 9.
    Why Don't We Have Infant Formula That's As Good As Breast Milk? | Orbitals 401
    11:26
  2. 10.
    🧪 Solutions 101 | How Eggplants Inspired Sustainable Paint
    19:20
  3. 11.
    Introducing Solutions: An Orbitals spin-off podcast | BONUS episode
    1:21
  4. 12.
    The Pesticide That Launched the Environmental Protection Agency | Orbitals 309
    19:08
  5. 13.
    Preventing COVID-19: The Science and Scientists Behind Protective Equipment | Orbitals 308
    11:30
  6. 14.
    What If Half of Earth's Soil Disappeared? | Orbitals 307
    13:12
  7. 15.
    The American Chamber of Horrors | Orbitals 306
    16:04
  8. 16.
    Coronavirus Drugs: Where Are We and What's Next? | BONUS episode
    7:35
  9. 17.
    Could a Polio Vaccine End This Pandemic? | BONUS episode
    5:59
  10. 18.
    What's In the Stuff We Put In Us and On Us?: Ingredients with George Zaidan | Orbitals 305
    17:25
  11. 19.
    Cause of Death: Poisons Pt. 2 | Orbitals 304
    15:09
  12. 20.
    Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What’s Next? | BONUS episode
    6:08
  13. 21.
    Brief Hiatus and...Wash Your Hands | Orbitals 303
    6:05
  14. 22.
    The Rise of Forensic Toxicology: Poisons Pt. 1 | Orbitals 302
    21:05
  15. 23.
    Sabotaging the Nazi Atomic Bomb: Chat with Author Sam Kean | Orbitals 301
    18:25
  16. 24.
    Parasite Seeking Host: The Nose Knows | Orbitals 206
    12:34
  17. 25.
    Body Farms: What Can We Learn From a Decomposing Corpse? | Orbitals 205
    22:05
  18. 26.
    The Life-Saving Drug That Caused a Pharmaceutical Nightmare | Orbitals 204
    14:44
  19. 27.
    Amphetamines: From Troubled Past to Present | Orbitals 203
    19:23
  20. 28.
    Antibiotics: Our Hero, Our Demise | Orbitals 202
    22:26
  21. 29.
    We Filled Up the Periodic Table, Now What? | Orbitals 201
    18:14
  22. 30.
    A Morning with Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Frances Arnold | Orbitals 104
    18:38
  23. 31.
    How Do We Get Back From Mars? | Orbitals 103
    18:22
  24. 32.
    The Curious Tale of Pine Mouth Syndrome | Orbitals 102
    26:39
  25. 33.
    Do Drugs Actually Expire? | Orbitals 101
    20:59

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