#118Are you an avid baker? Melissa's baking discovery may be as revolutionary for you as it was for her.Like the show? Buy us a coffee to help keep our show going AND free.How to start a podcast. <- Check this out if you've got a podcast idea y
#116Let's hear more about sugar from the perspective of biochemist, Caibe Alves.Like the show? Buy us a coffee to help keep our show going AND free.How to start a podcast. <- Check this out if you've got a podcast idea you want to make happen!F
#116Does vanilla come from beaver butts? Our merch store is open until October 21! -> http://bonfire.com/store/chemforyourlife/Like the show? Buy us a coffee to help keep our show going AND free.How to start a podcast. <- Check this out if you'
#115Well we've all had vanilla. And if you have a tongue then you probably like it. But the question we've all wondered each time we're baking something is probably something like, "what is imitation vanilla?" and "how do they make it?" and "ho
#114Tums, alka seltzer, and other antacids: they're simple, they've been around for a long time, but they're a tried and true method for helping our stomachs. But how do they work? What's the chemistry behind these unsung heroes?Like the show?
Bonus Episode: Question and Response 24In this month's bonus episode, Melissa and Jam respond to comments and questions about breathalyzers, high fructose corn syrup, candles, airbags, and more!Like the show? Buy us a coffee to help keep our sh
#113What if BPA was in something more ordinary and everywhere than a water bottle? Something seemingly innocent and inconspicuous? Like a receipt? Wouldn't that just be a cherry on top of a sad sundae. Like the show? Buy us a coffee to help kee
#112Every time you buy a plastic water bottle or something, you probably see a sticker that says "BPA free." Pretty good news right? I mean who knows? But what is BPA? And why did we need to get rid of it? And what did we replace it with? And i
#111How can machines tell how much alcohol is in our blood, simply from checking our breath? Is it magic, or is it chemistry? I think you know the answer to that. But let's get into the details.Like the show? Buy us a coffee to help keep our sh
#110We've all heard about it. And most likely you've heard that it's in danger. But what is the ozone layer in the first place? And once we learn that, how about figuring out why it's in danger? Ok let's do it.Like the show? Buy us a coffee to
Bonus Episode: Question and Response 23In this month's bonus episode, Melissa and Jam respond to comments and questions about sugar, high fructose corn syrup, weed killer, water's cleaning ability, tips about college, Jam's name, making money f
#109Well it's no secret. Some people like to make the relaxing, refreshing environment of a pool into a toilet. It's a problem that's probably existed just as long as pools have. But even before urine enters the picture, modern pools are alread
#108It's got high fructose, it's somehow from corn, and it's in syrup form. What's not to like? Well maybe a lot. Or maybe not. Is it worse than sugar? Is it the same? Let's find out!Like the show? Buy us a coffee to help keep our show going AN
#107By now you've already probably experienced the magic of magic erasers. But what IS the magic? How does it erase what other things cannot? And if you don't know what magic erasers are, you'll be impressed.Like the show? Buy us a coffee to he
#106Candles are simple enough right? Probably nothing crazy going on right? Wrong. Where does all the wax go? And how does the wick just keep on burning so long? Let's find out.Like the show? Buy us a coffee to help keep our show going AND free
Bonus Episode: Chemistry at Home 15Here's another bonus episode dedicated to teaching a specific chemistry experiment you can do at home. This month, we see how to light a candle without touching the flame to the wick.Like the show? Buy us a co
#105Batteries. The mysterious little cylinders that have powered our essentials and fun for decades. How in the world do they work? What's the chemistry that's going on inside, and how does it power our electronics? Let's find out.Like the show
Bonus Episode: Question and Response 22In this month's bonus episode, Melissa and Jam respond to comments and questions about dyes, onions, soaps, candies, eggs, salt lamps, cheese, and more!Like the show? Buy us a coffee to help keep our show
#104Seriously what the heck is cheese? It's a question we've all wondered, but most of us only ever know that it's from milk—but what else? How do we turn milk into cheese? What's going on at the chemical level? And why do cheeses taste differe
#103What do roosters' combs and cows' eyeballs have that our skin needs? Let's add another chapter to the chemistry of skin care. Today we explore a special and unusual acid that has some surprising and unique abilities when used in skincare ap
#102Well there's more to sunscreen than we thought. Like some super recent not so great info, about something called benzene. This is another example of the unfortunate dark side of chemistry. Check it out and make sure to check the list of saf
Bonus Episode: Chemistry at Home 14Here's another bonus episode dedicated to teaching a specific chemistry experiment you can do at home. This month, we see how to make the internet popular concoction called elephant's toothpaste.Like the show?
#101Ok we all get it, they save our lives, and they aren't just a really good Radiohead song. But HOW? Most of us never even need to experience airbags, which is great. But for those of us who do, how do they do their very important job so perf
Bonus Episode: Question and Response 21In this month's bonus episode, Melissa and Jam respond to comments and questions about bug bites, histamine, jellyfish, hair, coffee, and Harry Potter.Like the show? Buy us a coffee to help keep our show g
#100For episode 100, it's time for a TEST. Jam has been learning chemistry every week for 100 weeks, but what does he know? What does he remember? Let's put it to the test. Follow along with us and see how many questions you get right! This epi
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