Distillations #105 – The Periodic Table

For this show we took a literary approach to this most scientific of topics. Segments include an interview with Sam Kean, author of The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, (a great read), an excerpt from Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table, (another great read!), and a Distillations writing contest challenging listeners to write their own Elemental Memoir.

Image: Periodic Table of Cupcakes at CHF’s museum’s first anniversary. Photo by Rosanne Cook.

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