A Sense of Scent

On this week’s episode of Distillations we’re talking about what the nose knows.

Episode 88 | February 12, 2010

Episode 88: A Sense of Scent by Distillations Podcast

First up we learn about the nose itself—how it works and how losing your sense of smell can affect your day-to-day life. Next we explore scent identification and how scientists are working to replicate the amazing sniffing powers of our canine friends. And finally, producer Douglas Smith tells us about the iPhone app “Bloom.”

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:32 Introduction
01:08 The Nose
03:19 Scent Identification
05:53 Feature: Perfume Vinyl
11:27 Closing Credits


This show was written and researched by Hilary Domush, Victoria Indivero, and Michal Meyer.

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from the PodSafe Music Network. Additional music includes “1,000,000 Things That Smell Better Than You,” by Andy Steve and Andy, “Dead Nose,” by Phunt Your Friends, and “The Sun is Odd” from Jesus Before Herod (opera), composed by Gabriel von Wayditch, performed by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

Image via Flickr user dakotaduff.