Leading Up To Lead

Hello, listeners! Just a quick note to say the next episode will post on Monday, May 17, rather than tomorrow. Things have been a little busy on my end, and our next element is a doozy: Lead. There’s a lot to say on the subject, so I’d also like to take a little additional time to make sure I cover everything.

You won’t be totally empty-handed, though. Return here tomorrow for a look at a beautiful new book that focuses on one of the stars of Primo Levi’s classic book about the elements.

I’ll be traveling a bit over the summer, mostly to visit family I haven’t seen in over a year(!), so the show might operate on a slightly slower schedule like this over the next few months. I’ll publish a post like this to let you know when that’s the case, though — I wouldn’t want anyone stuck with nothing to listen to on a Monday morning!

Next Episode

Hi folks. It turns out there’s a lot to say about iridium, and rather than try to rush the episode out half-baked, I’m going to delay release by a week. I hate to do it, but I hope you find that the final result is worth the extra time in the oven.

…Or After

I know I just pushed back the next episode by a week, but I’m afraid I need to do so again. This week, I’ve contracted a case of COVID, so now I’m surrounded by boxes and sick. I don’t have the kind of case that’s worryingly severe, but I’m spending most of my time sleeping rather than reading and writing. (Even if I had the script ready, it wouldn’t sound very good filtered through my phlegmatic larynx.)

I’m sorry to delay hafnium yet again — I’d certainly prefer not to have to do so! We’ll get back on track here ASAP. In the meantime, I hope all of you manage to remain healthy!

Next Episode: December 7

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a lovely and safe Thanksgiving, or if you’re not American, a lovely and safe Thursday.

My wife and I have spent the past week packing and unpacking cardboard boxes full of everything we own, which tends to take an awful lot of time! So rather than Monday, November 30, the next episode will be posted on Monday, December 7. Tune in then to hear all about hafnium!