Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters

Latest Episodes

November 13, 2021

In this episode, we learn about the chemistry behind alcohol. Where did it originate? What’s it significance to the field of chemistry? How easy is it to make? What do the chemicals in alcohol to do your body? All that and more as we dive in and explore t

October 16, 2021

In this episode, we look at the chemistry behind seasons! Why do seasons occur? What causes a solstice and an equinox? Where can we see seasonal changes? Is anything else effected by seasons? How does any of this relate to chemistry? All that and more as

Water Purification
October 02, 2021

In this shorter episode, we look at the chemistry involved when purifying water! What are the various methods to water purification? What chemicals are used? Where does most of our water even come from, and can we purify ocean water? How far is the histor

Hazardous Elements
September 18, 2021

After an unannounced half year hiatus Mark is back in the swing of things! Starting where we left off, let's learn about some hazardous elements along the periodic table. Dangerous compounds will be looked more in depth in a later episode but touched upon

Stuff Matters Trailer
September 10, 2021

Want to know what this podcast is all about? Here's a quick 1 minute trailer!  An acoustic guitar mixed with a calm laid-back attitude produces a rising chemist wanting to make a less intimidating field of study.  Follow @_stuffmatters on twitte

Food Chemicals
March 20, 2021

Food Additives are very common in today's world. But what's the difference between organic and inorganic? What even is a fat? When did products need a food label? Why do some additives sound scary? Why are there different milk percentages? All that and mo

Hydrogen Abundance
March 13, 2021

We learn about why hydrogen is so abundant! What are quarks? What makes stars? What about the other elements? Tune in to a more experimental episode as a new recording set up is put to the test.

February 27, 2021

The spiritual predecessor to Chemistry. What was it? Was it a religion? Why the obsession with gold? Time for a background check on the ancestor to modern science!

Life is plastic. Is it fantastic?
February 20, 2021

Plastic is a part of our everyday lives! But how did we get here? Where does it comes from and how is it made? Who invented it? Why is it so cheap yet so expensive? What affect does recycling have? Time to hear some answers!