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Glowing with Beauty from Radioactivity!

July 29, 2021
00:00 52:48
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Description: Today we are joined today by author Lucy Jane Santos to discuss her new book Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium. Lucy Jane will show us how almost as soon as the radioactive properties of radium and other elements were discovered, they began to be used in the medical field. Not only were these products used in medicine, they were also being applied to health and beauty products. Some of these applications of radiation were a quantum leap in medicine and others were less so…

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Lucy Jane Santos, author of Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium

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Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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