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The Episodic Table of Elements

T. R. Appleton

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The Episodic Table of Elements

The Episodic Table of Elements

T. R. Appleton

11
Followers
284
Plays
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A chemistry podcast about the fascinating true stories behind each element on the periodic table.

Latest Episodes

Upcoming Schedule, Part II

Hello, Listener. Under better circumstances, you would be learning about erbium right about now. Unfortunately, that episode is not quite ready yet. Between my day job and the possibility of a very big move in my near future, I simply haven't had enough time to create a quality episode according to my usual schedule -- and I probably won't be able to for the next couple weeks, either. However, I didn't want to just fall off the face of the earth. So I hope you'll accept my apologies for the delay in our regularly scheduled programming. Instead, today and for the following two Mondays, I'll post reviews of chemistry books that might interest an element enthusiast like yourself. It's not the same as a new episode, but I hope it counts for something while you wait for me to give erbium the attention it deserves and produce a proper episode. That episode will be published on Monday, October 5, by hook or by Crooke's tube. In the meantime, thank you for your patience and for being a listener.

1 min1 w ago
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Upcoming Schedule, Part II

Holmium: This Magnet Moment

Holmium: Equally beloved by theoretical physicists and Jedi Knights.

12 minAUG 24
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Holmium: This Magnet Moment

Dysprosium: Hard To Get

You spin me right round, baby, right round, like a windmill, baby, right round round round.

9 minAUG 10
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Dysprosium: Hard To Get

Terbium: The Joy Of Tedium

For more than one reason, element 65 makes the short list of "most annoying elements."

14 minJUL 27
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Terbium: The Joy Of Tedium

Gadolinium: Three Wise Men

Like Luke Skywalker, today's tale takes a farmboy to greatness.

18 minJUL 13
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Gadolinium: Three Wise Men

Cast Your Vote

If you enjoy The Episodic Table Of Elements, please consider nominating the show for a Podcast Award. Keep reading for details on how — and why. The Episodic Table Of Elements is once again a potential nominee for the Annual Podcast Awards.This is a real, honest-to-gadolinium award that's previously honored such legendary shows as This Week In Tech, ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football, and This American Life. The process goes through a couple stages. The first stage is happening now: Anyone who wants to can vote on their favorite podcast in each of 20 categories. The ten shows in each category that receive the most nominations will be considered for an award by a panel of judges. As of this writing, there are 13 contenders for those top ten slots in our category. If nothing else, I would love for The Episodic Table Of Elements to be displayed on the Podcast Awards website for the next year. We've entered the past two years, but couldn't make it to the next round of voting. We're a bigger audience this year, though, and I think we can change that! If you're willing to help, here's what you'll need to do: Nominating ETE For A Podcast Award * Sign up for a Podcast Awards account. I realize this is a barrier to entry, and a lot of people don't like surrendering their email addresses willy-nilly. That's why nominating ETE would be an enormous favor. I can at least tell you that the signup process is quite simple. * After verifying your email address, proceed to the Podcast Awards Nominations page. * Scroll down to the Science & Medicine category and select The Episodic Table Of Elements. It's highlighted in blue in this image: 4. You don't need to select nominations for other categories! You certainly can if you're familiar with those other shows, and I'm sure they'd appreciate your nomination, too. But don't feel like you need to select shows you're not familiar with! * Hit Save Nominations! And that's it! If you like what we're learning here, I would greatly appreciate you going to all this trouble to say thanks. But even if you don't, thank you for reading this post — and please know that, above all, I'm very grateful to have you as a listener.

1 minJUL 6
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Cast Your Vote

Europium: The Age Of Enlightenment

As element collectors, may we all one day be as fortunate as Frank Harold Spedding.

14 minJUN 22
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Europium: The Age Of Enlightenment

Samarium: Eponymous Honorarium

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

13 minJUN 1
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Samarium: Eponymous Honorarium

Promethium: What A Friend We Have In Prometheus

We've met mythological light-bearers before, but this one possesses a decidedly nobler spirit.

18 minMAY 18
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Promethium: What A Friend We Have In Prometheus

Neodymium: Anarchy And Order

Decades of complex geopolitical chaos ultimately result in one afternoon's rather embarrassing hospital visit.

20 minMAY 4
Comments
Neodymium: Anarchy And Order

Latest Episodes

Upcoming Schedule, Part II

Hello, Listener. Under better circumstances, you would be learning about erbium right about now. Unfortunately, that episode is not quite ready yet. Between my day job and the possibility of a very big move in my near future, I simply haven't had enough time to create a quality episode according to my usual schedule -- and I probably won't be able to for the next couple weeks, either. However, I didn't want to just fall off the face of the earth. So I hope you'll accept my apologies for the delay in our regularly scheduled programming. Instead, today and for the following two Mondays, I'll post reviews of chemistry books that might interest an element enthusiast like yourself. It's not the same as a new episode, but I hope it counts for something while you wait for me to give erbium the attention it deserves and produce a proper episode. That episode will be published on Monday, October 5, by hook or by Crooke's tube. In the meantime, thank you for your patience and for being a listener.

1 min1 w ago
Comments
Upcoming Schedule, Part II

Holmium: This Magnet Moment

Holmium: Equally beloved by theoretical physicists and Jedi Knights.

12 minAUG 24
Comments
Holmium: This Magnet Moment

Dysprosium: Hard To Get

You spin me right round, baby, right round, like a windmill, baby, right round round round.

9 minAUG 10
Comments
Dysprosium: Hard To Get

Terbium: The Joy Of Tedium

For more than one reason, element 65 makes the short list of "most annoying elements."

14 minJUL 27
Comments
Terbium: The Joy Of Tedium

Gadolinium: Three Wise Men

Like Luke Skywalker, today's tale takes a farmboy to greatness.

18 minJUL 13
Comments
Gadolinium: Three Wise Men

Cast Your Vote

If you enjoy The Episodic Table Of Elements, please consider nominating the show for a Podcast Award. Keep reading for details on how — and why. The Episodic Table Of Elements is once again a potential nominee for the Annual Podcast Awards.This is a real, honest-to-gadolinium award that's previously honored such legendary shows as This Week In Tech, ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football, and This American Life. The process goes through a couple stages. The first stage is happening now: Anyone who wants to can vote on their favorite podcast in each of 20 categories. The ten shows in each category that receive the most nominations will be considered for an award by a panel of judges. As of this writing, there are 13 contenders for those top ten slots in our category. If nothing else, I would love for The Episodic Table Of Elements to be displayed on the Podcast Awards website for the next year. We've entered the past two years, but couldn't make it to the next round of voting. We're a bigger audience this year, though, and I think we can change that! If you're willing to help, here's what you'll need to do: Nominating ETE For A Podcast Award * Sign up for a Podcast Awards account. I realize this is a barrier to entry, and a lot of people don't like surrendering their email addresses willy-nilly. That's why nominating ETE would be an enormous favor. I can at least tell you that the signup process is quite simple. * After verifying your email address, proceed to the Podcast Awards Nominations page. * Scroll down to the Science & Medicine category and select The Episodic Table Of Elements. It's highlighted in blue in this image: 4. You don't need to select nominations for other categories! You certainly can if you're familiar with those other shows, and I'm sure they'd appreciate your nomination, too. But don't feel like you need to select shows you're not familiar with! * Hit Save Nominations! And that's it! If you like what we're learning here, I would greatly appreciate you going to all this trouble to say thanks. But even if you don't, thank you for reading this post — and please know that, above all, I'm very grateful to have you as a listener.

1 minJUL 6
Comments
Cast Your Vote

Europium: The Age Of Enlightenment

As element collectors, may we all one day be as fortunate as Frank Harold Spedding.

14 minJUN 22
Comments
Europium: The Age Of Enlightenment

Samarium: Eponymous Honorarium

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

13 minJUN 1
Comments
Samarium: Eponymous Honorarium

Promethium: What A Friend We Have In Prometheus

We've met mythological light-bearers before, but this one possesses a decidedly nobler spirit.

18 minMAY 18
Comments
Promethium: What A Friend We Have In Prometheus

Neodymium: Anarchy And Order

Decades of complex geopolitical chaos ultimately result in one afternoon's rather embarrassing hospital visit.

20 minMAY 4
Comments
Neodymium: Anarchy And Order
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