Essential Elements - Fire

Part 3 of Essential Elements. Today’s episode is about fire and how humans have tried to protect themselves from it.

Episode 108 | November 12, 2010

Episode 108: Essential Elements - Fire by Distillations Podcast

This week we continue our first series within Distillations. In this 4-part series we are looking at the four classical elements, one per show—earth, air, water, and fire. Today’s episode is about fire. We look at the different ways people have tried to protect themselves from fire. First find out about flame retardants and the legislation that required their use in households around the country. And next, producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch talks to a burn victim who needed the artificial skin, Integra, to help heal his badly charred body.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:32 Introduction
01:12 Flame Retardants
03:54 Third Degree Burn
12:36 Closing Credits


Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from Music Alley. Additional music includes “Fire,” by Cyclops, “The Waysider,” by Neil Milton, “Santos Boots 3,” by Brian Kinsella, and “Sail to the Sun,” by Whose World?. 

Photos by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch.