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Best of Distillations #10

This week we bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes.

Episode 153 | August 3, 2012

Episode 153: Best of Distillations #10 by Distillations Podcast

This week we bring you some of our favorite segments from the past season. First, from the show Is Anybody Out There?, producer Andrew Stelzer uncovers how researchers are reaching out to the skies in the hopes of contacting extraterrestrial beings. Next, Distillations’ assistant producer Anne Fredrickson pulls out her cello for an investigation of whether claims of Stradivari instruments’ superiority have any scientific basis. This originally aired on the episode Good Vibrations.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:31 Introduction
01:01 The Interstellar Rosetta Stone
08:02 Strad Secrets?
14:58 Closing Credits

Credits

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from Music Alley includes “Alien Attack,” by Peanuthead. We also feature “Teacups of Our Ashes,” by Man Mantis, and “Hearts Mend [Prelude].” by Rebecca Foon from the Free Music Archive.