Orbitals: Chemistry Podcast
A Bittersweet Farewell and Enthusiastic Hello: A New Science Podcast Is Headed Your Way!
We have some bittersweet news: Orbitals is coming to a close. BUT there’s a new science podcast headed your way in 2022! It’s called Tiny Matters, and it's a show about things small in size but big in impact. Every other Wednesday, hosts Sam Jones and Deboki Chakravarti uncover the little stuff that makes the big stuff possible, answering questions like, “how does our brain form memories?” and “why haven’t we terraformed Mars yet?"
The first full episode drops on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
Ep.30: Solutions 112 | The Sweet Chemistry of Vanilla Memories
Ep.29: Bacteria are cleaning up our toxic waste | Orbitals 410
Ep.28: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 | Orbitals 409
Ep.27: Sweat: The Taboo Fluid That Keeps Us Alive | Orbitals 408
Ep. 26: It's Raining PLASTIC?! | Orbitals 407
Ep.25: The Icepick Surgeon With Author Sam Kean | Orbitals 406
Ep.24: Pub Chemistry: Let Us Help You Be Less (or More) Awkward Post-Quarantine | Orbitals 405
Ep.23: Why Are Doctors Still Prescribing Opioids? | Orbitals 404
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?