Distillations #167 – Cold War Chemistry

The latest episode Distillations is about how the Soviets and the US used science as a weapon during the Cold War. It was especially fun to have my friend and founding Executive Producer Audra Wolfe back in the studio. From the Distillations website: For decades the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in…

WSP – John and Sarah Holman ’83

This is the first full-length interview for the Wesleyan Storytelling Project. Cynthia Rockwell interviewed John and Sarah Holman during Homecoming Weekend 2012. They met at Wesleyan and share some poignant memories from their Wes days including thesis writing, tree hugging, and the night John Lennon was shot.

Distillations #166 – Alchemy After Dark

From the Distillations website: Alchemists are known for equally dreamy and practical pursuits—trying to turn base metals into gold and achieve immortality while also conducting the experiments that would lay the groundwork for modern chemistry. But it turns out the alchemists had another trick up their sleeves: speaking the language of love—and lust. In this episode…