Baseball, track, swimming, biking—is there any sport that hasn’t suffered a scandal in the past few years? It turns out that the obvious culprits—performance enhancing drugs—are just the tip of the iceberg for how chemistry can alter athletic competition. In today’s show we look at some of the chemistry going on both inside and outside athletes’ bodies.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:10 Element of the Week: Potassium
02:56 A Conversation with John Hoberman
07:28 Chemistry in Your Cupboard
10:48 Quote: Damon Hill
11:00 Closing Credits
Special thanks to Erin McLeary for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.
Are you the creator of this podcast?
and pick the featured episodes for your show.
Connect with listeners
Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fansYes, let's begin connecting
Find new listeners
Understand your audience
Engage your fanbase