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Chemistry For Your Life

Melissa and Jam

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Chemistry For Your Life
Chemistry For Your Life

Chemistry For Your Life

Melissa and Jam

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A podcast helping you understand the chemistry of everyday life.

Latest Episodes

How do geckos stick to walls?

This week Melissa and Jam continue in the category of "sticky" things by exploring how geckos stick to walls. How do they do it? Is it magic? Is it like spider-man? Is it intermolecular forces?

29 MIN1 weeks ago
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How do geckos stick to walls?

What's the scientific word for sticky?

In this episode, Melissa and Jam explore the complex, but highly familiar and relatable concept of stickiness. It started as a lighthearted question from the end of "Why didn't Jam's pot ever boil?" and turned into its own episode.

32 MIN2 weeks ago
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What's the scientific word for sticky?

You got more questions?

Question and Response #02 We've received even more questions! Melissa and Jam take more listener questions regarding topics from across the first 9 episodes, attempting to clarify some things and dive a little bit deeper. We talk about "magic shell," moving bonds, high altitudes, "types" of waves, the potential effect of microwaves on nutrition, and we even have a slight correction this time!

31 MIN3 weeks ago
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Baking soda and baking powder: what’s the difference?

Baking powder? Baking soda? I mean they're both white powders with the word "baking" in it. How different could they be? Well, one can cause miniature kitchen volcanos and the other does what? Listen this week as Melissa and Jam talk about acids, bases, baking soda, baking powder, and how they can make all the difference in your busy life as a single parent of three.

36 MINSEP 19
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Baking soda and baking powder: what’s the difference?

Why didn't Jam's pot of water ever boil?

Remember that one time (in episode 6 "Why do we put lids on pots to boil water?") when Jam had a situation where his big pot of water would never boil? And he (quite ironically) took a lot of heat for it? Well on this episode Melissa sets out to solve this mystery and hopefully redeem Jam's tarnished reputation with his family and the American people.

24 MINSEP 12
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Why didn't Jam's pot of water ever boil?

What the heck is going on inside microwaves?

Melissa finally explains to Jam how microwaves work after making him wait for an entire week. What the heck is going on inside microwaves? How does it do it's thing and make our food tasty? Is it magic?

22 MINSEP 5
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What the heck is going on inside microwaves?

Why do we put lids on pots to boil water?

Melissa and Jam discuss the curious habit of putting a lid on a pot in order to boil water. Does it help? Does it speed things up? If so, why?

21 MINAUG 29
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Why do we put lids on pots to boil water?

You got questions?

Question and Response #01 Melissa and Jam take listener questions regarding the topics from episodes 1 and 2, Soap and Specific Heat, attempting to clarify some things and dive a little bit deeper. They also answer some general questions about how the podcast is made and why Jam goes by Jam.

24 MINAUG 22
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You got questions?

What are trans fats and are they evil?

Continuing the conversation from last week's margarine episode, Melissa and Jam talk about some of the possible unexpected results of hydrogenation, including trans fats. We also announce the winners of our t-shirt giveaway!

20 MINAUG 15
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What are trans fats and are they evil?

What IS margarine anyway?

Melissa and Jam discuss margarine and what the heck it is, and how it's different from butter, and if it is actually made in the "country" in a "crock" or not.

28 MINAUG 8
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What IS margarine anyway?

Latest Episodes

How do geckos stick to walls?

This week Melissa and Jam continue in the category of "sticky" things by exploring how geckos stick to walls. How do they do it? Is it magic? Is it like spider-man? Is it intermolecular forces?

29 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
How do geckos stick to walls?

What's the scientific word for sticky?

In this episode, Melissa and Jam explore the complex, but highly familiar and relatable concept of stickiness. It started as a lighthearted question from the end of "Why didn't Jam's pot ever boil?" and turned into its own episode.

32 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
What's the scientific word for sticky?

You got more questions?

Question and Response #02 We've received even more questions! Melissa and Jam take more listener questions regarding topics from across the first 9 episodes, attempting to clarify some things and dive a little bit deeper. We talk about "magic shell," moving bonds, high altitudes, "types" of waves, the potential effect of microwaves on nutrition, and we even have a slight correction this time!

31 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
You got more questions?

Baking soda and baking powder: what’s the difference?

Baking powder? Baking soda? I mean they're both white powders with the word "baking" in it. How different could they be? Well, one can cause miniature kitchen volcanos and the other does what? Listen this week as Melissa and Jam talk about acids, bases, baking soda, baking powder, and how they can make all the difference in your busy life as a single parent of three.

36 MINSEP 19
Comments
Baking soda and baking powder: what’s the difference?

Why didn't Jam's pot of water ever boil?

Remember that one time (in episode 6 "Why do we put lids on pots to boil water?") when Jam had a situation where his big pot of water would never boil? And he (quite ironically) took a lot of heat for it? Well on this episode Melissa sets out to solve this mystery and hopefully redeem Jam's tarnished reputation with his family and the American people.

24 MINSEP 12
Comments
Why didn't Jam's pot of water ever boil?

What the heck is going on inside microwaves?

Melissa finally explains to Jam how microwaves work after making him wait for an entire week. What the heck is going on inside microwaves? How does it do it's thing and make our food tasty? Is it magic?

22 MINSEP 5
Comments
What the heck is going on inside microwaves?

Why do we put lids on pots to boil water?

Melissa and Jam discuss the curious habit of putting a lid on a pot in order to boil water. Does it help? Does it speed things up? If so, why?

21 MINAUG 29
Comments
Why do we put lids on pots to boil water?

You got questions?

Question and Response #01 Melissa and Jam take listener questions regarding the topics from episodes 1 and 2, Soap and Specific Heat, attempting to clarify some things and dive a little bit deeper. They also answer some general questions about how the podcast is made and why Jam goes by Jam.

24 MINAUG 22
Comments
You got questions?

What are trans fats and are they evil?

Continuing the conversation from last week's margarine episode, Melissa and Jam talk about some of the possible unexpected results of hydrogenation, including trans fats. We also announce the winners of our t-shirt giveaway!

20 MINAUG 15
Comments
What are trans fats and are they evil?

What IS margarine anyway?

Melissa and Jam discuss margarine and what the heck it is, and how it's different from butter, and if it is actually made in the "country" in a "crock" or not.

28 MINAUG 8
Comments
What IS margarine anyway?