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‘Chemophobia’ podcast with Sam Howarth

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Click to listen to the podcast via Soundcloud

In a debut podcast, Sam Howarth discusses with chemophobia research-enthusiast and chemistry teacher, James Kennedy, the evolution of fearing chemicals and the people who are driving it behind the scenes.

Sam Howarth is a self-taught nutrition and fitness enthusiast – a fanatic learned through trial and error over 3 years of research and over 10 years of personal struggles with food and body image.

In the podcast, we talk about chemophobia, its origins and the money that keeps it alive.

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Subscribe to Chad Jones’ New Chemistry Podcast

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New podcast ‘Chemical Dependence’ is hosted at The Collapsed Wavefunction

I first came across Chad Jones when I did an interview with him on The Collapsed Wavefunction back in 2013. We discussed ingredient labelling, chemophobia and my motivations for making the Ingredients of an All-Natural Banana poster series.

Chad Jones works at Intel Corp. in Utah, USA. He’s the founder and chief science writer for The Collapsed Wavefunction, a science advocacy podcast featuring episodes on science instruction, science in popular culture, and current science news items.

In 2016, Chad’s launched his latest venture in chemistry outreach with a fantastic new podcast called Chemical Dependence. In each of the podcast’s punchy, 5-minute episodes, Chad explores interesting chemical compounds and how they’re used in society. The podcast is a great source of interesting facts to liven up any chemistry lesson. All Chemistry teachers should subscribe!

He’s even teamed up with Andy Brunning from Compound Interest for his latest episode on pipeline. Check it out here.

Check out all the episodes and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here. Support the podcast via Patreon here.

On a Podcast, I Explain Why I Made These Graphics

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I went on a science podcast explaining why I made the Banana posters. The episode’s called “Bananas, Eggs and Blueberries”, and is presented by Chad Jones and Sam Matthews of The Collapsed Wavefunction.

It was an excellent conversation. Listen to it on iTunes here or online here.

Show Notes (all times are approximate):

  • 1:30 – Where did the idea for these posters come from?
  • 4:00 – Chemophobia and the posters. James says that relevance – not chemophobia – was the driving motivation for the posters.
  • 8:00 – You can now get T-Shirts with the ingredients.
  • 9:00 – How did James determine what chemicals are really in these foods?
  • 10:30 – Why isn’t potassium listed in the ingredients for a banana? Aren’t bananas full of potassium
  • 11:30 – “E-numbers”: What are they and what is the fear about?
  • 15:00 – As a high school teacher, what opinion does James have about the state of science education?
  • 17:00 – What else can we do to make chemistry relevant? A KickStarter perhaps?
  • 21:00 – The Fortnightly Scientist: Luca Turin (TED talk)
  • 28:00 – Table of Esters and their Smells
  • 31:30 – Why James made all these posters
  • 35:45 – How can I do what James does?