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13. Aluminium: War Of The Words

5/14/2018
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Listen to some of the pointless arguments caused by element 13, and take a look at the argument-filled history of one sharp aluminum point.

Duration:00:35:13

12. Magnesium: White Light/White Heat

4/30/2018
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Magnesium makes for quite a fireworks display, whether inside your body or out.

Duration:00:18:07

11. Sodium: What’s In Na?

4/16/2018
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Turns out ancient sages and seers might've actually known a thing or two. Also, is there a good reason for sodium's chemical symbol? Na.

Duration:01:03:50

10. Neon: A Sign Of The Times

4/2/2018
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Neon may no longer be "the new one," but it might have a better claim to the name than any other element on the periodic table.

Duration:00:16:58

9. Fluorine: Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright

3/19/2018
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Just try to tally the body count behind the periodic table's most reactive element, and learn why it's good for your health.

Duration:00:25:52

8. Oxygen: Take What You Can Get

3/5/2018
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Element 8 brings us two stories of a population that gets a little too swept up in the latest craze, happening to commit mass murder in the process.

Duration:00:39:07

7. Nitrogen: Taking The Good With The Bad

2/19/2018
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Today we meet one man who's responsible for the death of millions -- and the survival of billions.

Duration:00:27:01

6. Carbon: The Circle Of Life

2/12/2018
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Learn why carbon is the foundation of all life on Earth as we investigate a chemist's suicide, death by air pollution, and one very, very cold murder case.

Duration:00:48:33

5. Boron: Working Hard, Or Hardly Working?

2/5/2018
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Today, we look past boron's hard exterior to get to know its softer side. Its confusing, gooey, softer side.

Duration:00:19:27

4. Beryllium: The Modern Sisyphus

1/29/2018
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As we try to dive deep into beryllium, we discover its irritating tendency to send us back to the beginning.

Duration:00:26:19

3. Lithium: The Element of Surprise

1/22/2018
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We cautiously approach this explosively reactive element and learn about its surprising ability to stabilize moods, with a brief foray into Bolivian economics along the way.

Duration:00:31:51

2. Helium: Above All That

1/15/2018
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This week, we try to interact with helium, even though it really doesn't want to. Plus, we explore the occult side of chemistry as described by the theosophists.

Duration:00:43:27

1. Hydrogen: Close To The Sun

1/8/2018
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As we investigate our first element, we'll meet warring balloonists, witness mass media's first major tragedy, and see how the tiniest mistake can cost a lot of money. Plus, we'll try to pin down where hydrogen belongs on the periodic table.

Duration:00:33:46

0. Everything The Light Touches

1/1/2018
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In our inaugural episode, we'll cover the creation of the periodic table before we start exploring each element one-by-one.

Duration:00:11:05

Trailer

12/14/2017
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Wondering what sorts of things you might here on The Episodic Table of Elements? I've produced this brief teaser so you can get an idea of what kinds of stories you'll hear.

Duration:00:01:31

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