Index of Topics

Each episode covers such a wide array of material that it might be difficult to remember which ideas are presented in which episodes. This index should provide a broad overview of prominent scientists, historical figures, principles of chemistry, and overarching concepts that are presented in the show. Simply click a topic to see a list of all the episodes that deal with that topic.

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Abraham Wald 1
Acids & Bases 1
Adenosine Triphosphate 2
Adolf Hitler 3
Agatha Christie 1
Agriculture 2
Albert Einstein 1
Alchemy 2
Alessandro Volta 1
Alexander Graham Bell 1
Alexandre-Emile Beguyer de Chancourtois 1
Alfred Nobel 1
Allotropes 3
Alloys 3
American Civil War 3
Anarchism 1
Andre-Marie Ampere 1
Andres Manuel del Rio 1
Andrew Ure 1
Annie Besant 2
Anthropology 2
Antoine Balard 1
Antoine Lavoisier 2
Aqua Tofana 1
Archaeology 2
Architecture 1
Art Deco 1
Artificial Intelligence 1
Astronomy 4
Atomic Bonding 6
Atomic Structure 7
Australia 2
Automobiles 4
Axel Cornstedt 1
Bananas 1
Basilius Valentinus 1
Belgium 1
Bell Labs 1
Benjamin Franklin 2
Biology 10
Bolivia 1
Bone 2
Bonnot Gang 1
Bose-Einstein Condensate 1
Botany 2
Botox 1
Bromo-Seltzer 1
Calvin Coolidge 1
Carbon Dating 1
Carl Axel Arrhenius 1
Carl Mosander 1
Carl Wilhelm Scheele 5
Carlo Perrier 1
Charles Goodyear 1
Charles Lockock 1
Charles Martin Hall 1
Chester Carlson 1
Chien-Shiung Wu 1
China 1
Cholera 1
CIA 1
Clara Immerwahr 1
Classical Elements 2
Clemens Winkler 1
Cliffs of Dover 1
Comics 2
Communications 2
Computers 2
Concrete 1
Constantinople 1
Cosmetics 2
Cricket 1
Crime 2
Crystal Structure 1
Daniel Ellsberg 1
Dante Alighieri 1
DDT 1
Declaration of Independence 1
Dentistry 1
Dioscorides 1
Dmitri Mendeleev 7
Dorothy Colson 1
Douglass Houghton 1
DuPont 1
Earthquakes 1
Edmund Fremy 1
Edwin Hubble 1
Egypt 1
Electricity 4
Electrolysis 4
Electronics 4
Emilio Segre 1
Energy 2
England 4
Enrico Fermi 1
Environmentalism 1
Erie Canal 1
Ernest Lawrence 1
Ernest Rutherford 2
Etymology 13
Excitation 1
Fallout 1
Fission 2
Fortifications 1
France 7
Frank Gehry 1
Frankenstein 1
Franklin D. Roosevelt 2
French Revolution 2
Friedrich Wohler 2
Fritz Haber 4
Fukushima 1
Gabon 1
Galileo Galilei 1
Geography 2
Geology 1
Georg Brandt 2
George Forster 1
George Gore 1
George Washington 1
Georgius Agricola 1
Gerhard Domagk 1
Germany 7
Gilbert Lewis 3
Giovanni Aldini 1
Giulia Tofana 1
Glass 4
Greece 1
Guano 3
Guggenheim 1
Gunpowder 2
Gustav Kirchhoff 1
Hardness 1
Harley Earl 1
Harold Urey 1
Hennig Brand 1
Henri Moissan 1
Henry Ford 1
Henry Kissinger 1
Howard Hughes 1
Humphry Davy 4
Ida Tacke 1
Illumination 7
Imperialism 5
India 1
Indonesia 1
Industrial Design 1
Industrial Revolution 2
International System of Units 1
Ions 2
Iron Man 1
Irving Langmuir 1
Isaac Emerson 1
Isaac Newton 2
Isotopes 2
Italy 6
IUPAC 2
Jack Kilby 1
James Clerk Maxwell 1
Japan 3
Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac 1
Jean-Paul Marat 1
Jeff Koons 1
Jerome Nickles 1
Jewelry 1
Johan Gadolin 1
Johannes Trithemius 1
John Bardeen 1
John Leal 1
John Newlands 1
Jons Jacob Berzelius 3
Joseph Goebbels 1
Joseph Priestley 1
Joseph Stalin 1
Joseph von Fraunhofer 2
Joseph Wharton 1
Joseph-Ignace Guillotin 1
Justus von Liebig 1
Karl Weinhold 1
Kickstarter 1
Knox Brothers 1
Labor 2
Laboratory Equipment 2
Lasers 4
Leo Szilard 1
Literature 2
Los Alamos 1
Lothar Meyer 1
Lucia Galvani 1
Luigi Galvani 1
Magnetism 1
Malaria 1
Maria Goeppert-Mayer 1
Marie Curie 1
Marine Biology 3
Martin Heinrich Klaproth 2
Martin Luther 1
Mary Shelley 1
Matches 1
Medicine 4
Mehmed II 1
Michael Collins 1
Michelangelo 1
Michigan 1
Middle Ages 1
Mineralogy 4
Mining 6
Modernity 1
Mosquitoes 1
Multiple Discovery 4
Mythology 6
Napoleon 2
NASA 2
Nazis 2
Neanderthals 1
Neutrinos 1
New York City 1
Nicolas-Louis Vauquelin 1
Nils Sefstrom 1
Nobel Prizes 8
Norilsk 1
Norman Lockyer 1
Nuclear Accidents 1
Nuclear Power 2
Nuclear Weapons 6
Numismatics 2
Occultism 1
Odor 1
Ohio 1
Oklo 1
Otto Berg 1
Oxidation 4
Painting 1
Paleontology 1
Paracelsus 4
Parity 1
Particle Accelerators 2
Paul Muller 1
Paul-Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran 4
Paulin Louyet 1
Pentagon Papers 1
Per-Ingvar Branemark 1
Periodic Table 2
Pharmaceuticals 10
Photography 2
Photophone 1
Pierre Janssen 1
Pliny the Elder 2
Podcast Awards 2
Poisons 5
Pollution 3
Prehistory 4
Preservation 1
Primo Levi 1
Printing Press 1
Psychiatry 1
Psychology 1
Public Health 1
Purgatory 1
Rachel Carson 1
Radioactivity 6
Recycling 1
Robert Bunsen 2
Rome 3
Rubber 1
Russia 4
Salts 4
Samuel Morse 1
Satan 4
Satyendra Nath Bose 1
Science Fiction 3
Sculpture 3
Shakespeare 1
Sharks 1
Singapore 1
South America 1
Soviet Union 1
Space Exploration 4
Spain 2
Spectroscopy 3
Spencer Clark 1
Sports 2
Stan Lee 1
Stanley Miller 1
Star Trek 3
States Of Matter 1
Stevens T. Mason 1
Strategic Defense Initiative 1
Superconductors 1
Surgery 1
Sweden 3
Symmetry 1
Synthetic Elements 1
Telephone 1
Television 6
Texas Instruments 1
The Big Bang 1
The Cold War 3
Theater 1
Theodor Benfey 1
Theodore Gray 2
Thermodynamics 2
Thioacetone 1
Toledo 1
Transition Metals 1
Tsunamis 1
Turkey 1
Typhoid 1
Ultracold Experiments 2
United States 5
Vulcanization 1
Vultures 1
Walter Brattain 1
Walter Noddack 1
Washington DC 3
Weaponry 4
Wetting 1
William Ramsay 2
William Shockley 1
Winston Churchill 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1
Wolfgang Pauli 1
Women In Science 6
World War I 3
World War II 8
Xerox 1
Ytterby 1
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