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Chemistry For Your Life
Chemistry For Your Life
Melissa and Jam

A podcast helping you understand the chemistry of your everyday life.

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Episodes

What is wind?

Wind is everywhere, we've all experienced it: soft breezes, strong gusts, cold fronts, warm fronts. But what is wind? What... more

30 Jun 2022 · 43 minutes
Bonus: Where does sand come from? (and other questions)

In this month's bonus episode, Melissa and Jam respond to comments and questions about CO2 and mosquitos, sand, light scattering,... more

23 Jun 2022 · 29 minutes
What is lightning?

Lightning is something we're all used to. It's always just been an odd part of life. But think for a... more

16 Jun 2022 · 44 minutes
What do rainbows and mirages have in common?

This week, Melissa and Jam explore three very different, but related, light phenomena. We'll discuss situations when light can be... more

09 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
What are clouds? And why do they look white?

Clouds. So fluffy. So wispy. So mysterious. What are they really? Why do they look white? How do they hold... more

02 Jun 2022 · 29 minutes
Bonus: Why is caffeine in shampoo? (and other questions)

In this month's bonus episode, Melissa and Jam respond to comments and questions about shampoo, microplastics, misunderstood chemicals, sports teams,... more

26 May 2022 · 52 minutes
Why do people hate organic chemistry?

Well guess what, Melissa is a PhD Doctor now! And you know what that means? She gets to tell us... more

19 May 2022 · 50 minutes
How can sunlight turn into electricity?

This week, Melissa and Jam explore the chemistry of solar energy. How do we capture energy from the sun and... more

12 May 2022 · 31 minutes
How do ADHD and Adderall™ change the chemistry in our brains?

Well newsflash, the brain is complicated. And a surprising amount of what's going on in our brains is chemistry. But... more

05 May 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Bonus: Animals have tears? (and other questions)

In this month's bonus episode, Melissa and Jam respond to comments and questions about lobsters, crying, lightening, colored fire, and... more

28 Apr 2022 · 25 minutes
Chemistry For Your Life
What is wind?
Chemistry For Your Life