Orbitals: Chemistry Podcast
Why Are Doctors Still Prescribing Opioids? | Orbitals 404
Over half a million people in the US have died from an opioid overdose over the last 20 years, and a lot of the time they were prescribed those opioids by a doctor. So what makes these drugs so dangerous? And if we know they can be this dangerous, why are they still prescribed? This month’s episode is about opioids—their history, their use, and the research that might help us emerge from this epidemic.
Featuring opioid researcher Kelly Dunn, PhD
Ep. 22: Combating The Climate Crisis: From Blackout Curtains to Feeding Cows Seaweed | Orbitals 403
Ep. 21: What Is Life? Does It Exist Beyond Earth? | Orbitals 402
Ep. 20: Why Don't We Have Infant Formula That's As Good As Breast Milk? | Orbitals 401
Ep. 19: The Pesticide That Launched the Environmental Protection Agency
Ep. 18: Preventing COVID-19: The Science and Scientists Behind Protective Equipment | Orbitals 308
Ep. 17: What If Half of Earth's Soil Disappeared? | Orbitals 307
Ep. 16: The American Chamber of Horrors | Orbitals 306
Coronavirus Drugs: Where Are We and What's Next? | BONUS episode
Could a Polio Vaccine End This Pandemic? | BONUS episode
Ep. 15: What's In the Stuff We Put In Us and On Us?: Ingredients with George Zaidan| Orbitals 305
Ep. 14: Cause of Death: Poisons Pt. 2 | Orbitals 304
Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What’s Next? | BONUS episode
Ep. 13: Brief Hiatus and...Wash Your Hands | Orbitals 303
Ep. 12: The Rise of Forensic Toxicology: Poisons Pt. 1 | Orbitals 302
Ep.11: Sabotaging the Nazi Atomic Bomb: Chat with Author Sam Kean | Orbitals 301
Ep.10: Parasite Seeking Host: The Nose Knows | Orbitals 206
Ep.9: Body Farms: What Can We Learn From a Decomposing Corpse? | Orbitals 205
Ep. 8: Thalidomide: The life-saving drug that caused a pharmaceutical nightmare
Ep. 7: Amphetamines: From troubled past to present
Ep. 6: Antibiotics - It's Complicated
Ep. 5: We Filled Up the Periodic Table, Now What?
Ep. 4: A Morning with Dr. Frances Arnold
Ep 3: How do We Get Back from Mars?
Ep 2: The Curious Tale of Pine Mouth Syndrome
Ep 1: Do Drugs Actually Expire?