29. Copper: Wires Crossed

We get lost in the woods with a couple of little guys in today’s episode, and learn about a lesser-known American Civil War.

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19. Potassium: An Undeserved Reputation

There’s no avoiding discussing the banana in this episode, even though it really doesn’t deserve its strong association with Element 19.

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15. Phosphorus: Dealing With The Devil

The history of phosphorus is largely a tale of people getting their hands dirty. Very, very dirty.

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11. Sodium: What’s In Na?

Turns out ancient sages and seers might’ve actually known a thing or two. Also, is there a good reason for sodium’s chemical symbol? Na.

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