Distillations #154 – Fast and Slow

I have fallen in love with the subject of our first piece in this show – John Mainstone, the guardian of the pitch drop experiment – the longest running science demonstration in the world. Michael Rhee has that story from Australia. And if you’ve got a lot of time on your hands, you can watch the pitch drop…

Distillations #153 – Best of Season 5, Part 2

And here’s part 2 of our ‘best of” show – season 5. (Wow – I can’t believe we’ve been doing this for 5 years!) First, producer Andrew Stelzer uncovers how researchers are attempting to contact extraterrestrial beings from the show Is Anybody Out There? Then, Distillations’ assistant producer Anne Fredrickson pulls out her cello for an investigation of Stradivari’s instruments. Is…