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    PODCAST - Vision and revision: The hard work of drawing science

    Our latest podcast approaches the human stories of science in a new way: by visualizing them. Our guests, historian Bert Hansen and author and illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, discuss how the comics of the 1930s, 40s and 50s relayed stories of “real heroes”—including doctors, chemists and physicists, and how new graphic genres are engaging readers and sparking their interest in history and science.

    Fetter-Vorm and Hansen suggest that elements of surprise, emotion and showing the impossible work to engage readers in ways that written words alone cannot.

    Distillations explores aspects of humanity’s scientific and cultural legacy. Our hosts are Michal Meyer, historian of science and editor in chief of Chemical Heritage magazine, and Bob Kenworthy, CHF’s in-house chemist. Each month they guide us through engaging topics about history, technology, and science.

    You can download the Distillations app in the iTunes store or see the full podcast webpage, with show clock and show notes on CHF’s website.

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