Distillations Podcast Live

Public Events
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

This October, our Distillations podcast is coming to you live with a Halloween-themed show exploring the spooky side of alchemy. Hosts Lisa Berry Drago and Alexis Pedrick will explore early modern science’s flirtations with ritual and the occult. They’ll also bring the analysis and observation that listeners have come to know and love. Join us for the great storytelling, stay for the candy, and go home with a prize from one of our eerie games.

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engraving of alchemist in his lab

“Le Docteur Alchimiste” (The Alchemical Doctor). Engraving on wove paper, 1740–1790.

Science History Institute


About Distillations Podcast

Each episode of our Distillations podcast takes a deep dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present. Our stories pull back the curtain to reveal the complicated way our world works.


Registration for this event is required. Tickets are $10 per person.

For more information contact Alexis Pedrick at apedrick@sciencehistory.org.