Out of all the characters who encounter radium in this episode, the only one to emerge unscathed is the guy who comes face-to-face with Satan.
Exciting news! The CBC Radio program Podcast Playlist has just featured The Episodic Table Of Elements as recommended listening, alongside the esteemed company of Darts & Letters, The Big Story, Star Trek: The Pod Directive, and ars PARADOXICA.
If you’ve found you way here thanks to those folks, welcome! I’m delighted you’re here. Podcast Playlist featured an excerpt of Episode 84, Polonium. Please do check out the rest of the episode to hear how that element sees use by vinyl record enthusiasts and state-sponsored murderers. And take a look at The Periodic Table Of Episodes to explore elements 1 – 83. (We’ve also visited element 85 and beyond now!)
Marie Curie will return in Episode 85, Radium, in which we’ll learn why not one but two duels were fought over Mme. Curie’s love and honor.
The program has been on a bit of a hiatus recently, with my attention having been devoted to contractors, doctors, mechanics, clients, bosses, brides, and grooms. So I’m pleased to say that radium’s episode will finally air on Monday, October 18. Use the links in the right-hand sidebar to subscribe (or use your podcatcher of choice) to be notified when new episodes post.
A huge thank-you to everyone who’s waited patiently for the new episode, and for those of you visiting for the first time, I hope you enjoy discovering The Episodic Table Of Elements.
Scientists have found that more recent episodes of The Episodic Table Of Elements have a longer half-life than those that came before. In other words, we’re taking another departure from our regular fortnightly release schedule — although I’m also acutely aware that we haven’t adhered to that schedule very well in recent months.
Not to make excuses, but home maintenance, personal health, a full-time day job, and a part-time job on the side have made it difficult to stick to the ideal schedule. Producing the program takes up as much time as another part-time job, and often there simply aren’t enough hours in the week.
I apologize for the ongoing delays, but I hope that in doing so, I still manage to release episodes that meet a high standard of quality. I’d rather release worthwhile episodes more slowly than pump out sub-par episodes just to adhere to an arbitrary schedule.
The elements aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And if they do, well, we’ll all have much bigger problems to deal with than finding something to listen to.
Thanks to you all for listening, and for your ongoing patience. I’m grateful to each of you.
You don’t have to have a degree to do science, but it helps.