'Hidden tales of the periodic table' with Sam Kean

2011-05-16 by News, Sports, and Art

Author Sam Kean speaks about “Love, bubbles, bombs, money, poison, crime and even science: The hidden tales of the periodic table.”

Kean authored the best-selling book, “The Disappearing Spoon.” The tales in Kean’s book follow carbon, neon, silicon, gold and every element on the periodic table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, medicine and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

Kean is a correspondent for Science magazine. His work has appeared in The New York Times magazine, Mental Floss and Slate, and he has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “On Point,” among other shows.

This podcast was recorded on March 28, 2011

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