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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62. Samarium: Eponymous Honorarium

We hear all sorts of incredible stories on this podcast, but today we’ll meet the most unbelievable character of all: A friendly bureaucrat.

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55. Caesium: A Brief History Of Time

We’ll trace the history of the most important caesium-based technology all the way back to its original roots: a stick.

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