Nuclear fuel plates submerged in water, showing the blue light of Cherenkov radiation.

89. Actinium: The Windup… And The Pitchblende

We all know that radioactive rocks glow in the dark, except they actually don’t, except for when they actually do.

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T. R. Appleton wearing a homemade costume of Beaker, the muppet, for Halloween.
This year’s podcast-appropriate Halloween costume, which my wife very kindly made for me.

Happy Halloween, folks! Hope you had a safe Samhain and are all knee-deep in sweets — or at least basking in the golden glow of late autumn.

No new episode today, but next up will be actinium. So long as I stay on schedule, that will post next Monday, November 8.

88. Radium: Several Sordid Affairs

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.

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