History of Alchemy Podcast

History of Alchemy Podcast

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A look at the history of alchemy and it's influence on science.


Travis Makes Candy (help!)
Oct 20 • 17 min
Travis is no longer a tech writer and is now learning how to make candy in Germany, so he can start a business in Oregon. And he has a boyfriend, Toby. Pete Collman is working overtime creating Past Access on YouTube. We could use your help! → GoFundMe…
Pete and Trav’s Podcastnik Year Six!
Mar 3 • 70 min
Pete and Travis have been podcasting for 6 years! With new shows like Past Access and Podcastnik and tons of guests and collaborations in the past year. We give a behind-the-scenes on what we’ve been working on and an overall State of the Podcast. Here’s…
Introduction to Alchemy (New YouTube Video)
May 31, 2018 • 23 min
Youtube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CamQeIXrWrM A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞ Check out our new show, Past…
Episode 79: Biblical Figures as Alchemists
Jan 21, 2017 • 58 min
To properly understand several alchemical references, we need to look at a source all alchemists were familiar with: the Bible. This gives a big piece of the puzzle to understanding the world as alchemist saw things. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the…
Episode 78: Year 4 of Alchemy
Jan 14, 2017 • 14 min
Despite our slacking of late, we’ve gotten a ton of new listeners, so we welcome the new curious minds, thank our faithful and patient listeners. We also review the year, look at the alchemy projects in the works, and things to come. Find all projects and…
Episode 77: Sir Francis Bacon
Nov 20, 2016 • 56 min
One of the so-called “Fathers of the Modern Scientific Method” also still believed in the principles of alchemy. Like, a lot. Sir Francis Bacon made it all the way to Chancellor of England. Some say he even gave Shakespeare a hand.…
Episode 76: Abufalah, Soul Dust, and making a Basilisk
Feb 26, 2016 • 49 min
Abufalah relates a great tale of Solomon and how he demonstrates his knowledge of the philosopher’s stone to the queen of Sheeba. Plus we tell you how to make a Basilisk. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit…
Episode 75: Robert Olsen and I Meet Again
Feb 9, 2016 • 160 min
Robert Olsen and I did an AMA together on reddit’s /r/AskHistorians. The AMA was its own episode (Episode 20). It was great to pick the guy’s brain and just chat alchemy after two years. And yes, this one is 2:40 mins long. We had a ton of fun, but don’t…
Episode 74: Andreas Libavius
Jan 18, 2016 • 41 min
Andreas Libavius was a Golden Age alchemist who brings us a step closer to modern chemistry—but still defended the possibility of transmutation. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more…
Inside the Secret Cabinet Podcast with der Buddler
Aug 29, 2015 • 41 min
What’s it like being a history podcaster in Germany? Today we take a break from alchemy and celebrate the launch of the Secret Cabinet Podcast in English, and since I also do a podcast in German, we compare notes on the differences in German and English…
The Illusion: Alchemy Reborn Through the Occult Revival
Aug 14, 2015 • 16 min
How did alchemy get to be where it is today? How exactly did it change from it’s death to now? This is the meta historiographic episode: history of the history of alchemy. We’ve often talked about the bias of alchemy through the occult revival. But now…
Episode 71: Interview with Tim Wilkerson, Author of Alchemy Astrology Handbook
Aug 11, 2015 • 22 min
Tim Wilkerson is author of the Alchemy Astrology Handbook, has a related blog, and even a calendar for helping out with alchemy. If you catch him in time, he’ll be teaching herbal alchemy at the Midwest Herb Fest and School. Tim will also be speaking at…
Episode 70: Distillation in Alchemy
Aug 4, 2015 • 20 min
Next time you enjoy that cocktail or drink at a bar, tip your imaginary hat to the alchemists of yore. This episode is the extended version of the History of Alchemy’s segment of the History Podcasters’ Network collage on alcohol. A show by podcastnik.com…
Renaissance Occult: Pico della Mirandola
Jul 19, 2015 • 31 min
Pico della Mirandola with the patronage of the Medici helped bring in the Renaissance (if there is such a thing) A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and…
Laszlo from the China History Podcast chats over Tea
Jun 13, 2015 • 20 min
Laszlo from the China History Podcast is temporarily in the Bay Area and swung by for tea. We had a chat about history and podcasts. The questions came from the HISTORY PODCASTS Facebook group. And Laszlo’s excellent podcast is at…
Phlogiston: Johann Joachim Becher
May 27, 2015 • 26 min
Johann Joachim Becher formulated the Phlogiston theory of combustion, and it lasted over a century. He also transmuted gold out of the mud of the Danube. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for…
History in 5 Minutes Podcast Alchemy Interviews: Isaac Newton, al-Ghazali, Ge Hung
May 24, 2015 • 32 min
I gave three interviews for the History in 5 Minutes Podcast a while ago. In case you missed them, here they are! For more about that podcast: http://michaelrank.net/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Bohemican YouTube Channel: Prague Alchemy I & II
May 7, 2015 • 15 min
Join us on a tour of a real alchemist’s lab in Prague! See the youtube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amaOGpbAarg&feature=youtu.be Otherwise you’re missing out! This is a video! For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
Johann Rudolf Glauber
Apr 21, 2015 • 25 min
Johann Rudolf Glauber was perhaps the first chemical engineer. He was known for his “Glauber’s Salt” and paved the way for gold ruby glass. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Alchemy - Making a Deal with the Devil: Faust
Mar 9, 2015 • 34 min
I got the inside scoop on the Faust house in Wittenberg, but let’s back up and go over the legend and also the oldest alchemical vessels found in Europe. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for…
Archimastry - Giovanni Panteo
Jan 24, 2015 • 19 min
Different alchemists had different definitions for archimy, but for Giovanni Panteo archimy was the metallurgical aspect of alchemy, while alchemy could be more spagyric or biological. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news.…
Alchemy and the History of Science
Jan 17, 2015 • 63 min
The AskHistorians subreddit (as in a forum on reddit.com) has hundreds of historians you can ask any sort of question on history you want. It’s a fantastic resource, and I’m proud to a be member over there (though I’m no historian). They also started…
Cornelis Drebbel
Jan 14, 2015 • 57 min
Even in Golden Age of Alchemy, Cornelis Drebbel stands alone as a sort of Ben Franklin or Emmett Brown character.He created the first submarine, red dye, and was famous for him continuous mobile machines that landed him in the courts of the likes of James…
Elizabeth I and Alchemy
Nov 23, 2014 • 33 min
Elizabeth I of England, the last of the Tudors, is more than an interesting footnote in the history of alchemy. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and…
Alchemists’ Halloween Special
Oct 26, 2014 • 21 min
Just a few alchemists’ Halloween ghost stories: and a few more on the History of Germany Podcast and the Secret Cabinet Podcast (both on podcastnik.com ) A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for…
Richard and Isabella Ingalese
Oct 18, 2014 • 13 min
A fun legend of Alchemists from around the turn of the century in California. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞ Check out…
Homunculus - An Alchemical Cornerstone
Oct 12, 2014 • 38 min
Philosopher’s Stone, Elixir of Life, but also: Homunculus. Some alchemists were more after this than gold, and in some theories a homunculus can be used as a philosopher’s stone. A homunculus is basically an artificial man. A show by podcastnik.com —…
Heinrich Khunrath
Sep 28, 2014 • 17 min
Heinrich Khunrath was a physician, alchemist, and all around interesting guy. He was also a sort of bridge between John Dee’s philosophy and Rosicrucianism. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com…
Rosicrucianism and Alchemy
Aug 17, 2014 • 40 min
German secret society with alchemical undertones. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞ Check out our new show, Past Access!…
Alchemist Queen: Christina of Sweden
Aug 3, 2014 • 30 min
Christina of Sweden converted to Catholicism and turned to alchemy. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞ Check out our new…
The Immortal Count of St. Germain
Jul 20, 2014 • 34 min
So many fantastic stories of the Count of St. Germain. Who was he and how long did he live? Even folks like Voltaire and Casanova had something to say about this man that travelled in royal circles around Europe. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site…
Bernard Trevisan
Jul 12, 2014 • 20 min
We take a look at another great influencing character on the golden age of alchemy from the 14th or 15th century. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and…
Alexander von Suchten
Jun 29, 2014 • 16 min
Alexander von Suchten was more of a court physician and chemist than alchemist, but as one of the people who’s works Benedictus Figulus published, I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at this nobleman. A show by podcastnik.com — visit…
Edmund Dickinson
Jun 7, 2014 • 14 min
Edmund Dickinson was alchemist and court physician to Charles II and James II. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞ Check out…
Khalid ibn Yazid (Calid)
May 18, 2014 • 10 min
Khalid (known as Calid in the West), in addition to being a prince of the Umayyad caliphate, was also interested in alchemy and is responsible for translating many works into arabic. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news.…
The Angel Conjuring Alchemist: John Dee
May 4, 2014 • 60 min
John Dee wore many hats, he is probably most famous to being an advisor to Elizabeth I, partner of Edward Kelley, and his angel conjuring. Have a listen for much more on him! A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit…
Alchemy in Moorish Spain: Maslama al-Majriti
Apr 26, 2014 • 17 min
Maslama al-Majriti is a chemist (and much more) in Moorish Spain from the 10th century. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞…
Alchemy in Colonial America: Samuel Danforth
Apr 14, 2014 • 15 min
Another look at a colonial American alchemist. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞ Check out our new show, Past Access!…
20th Century Alchemists: Fulcanelli and Caseliet
Mar 29, 2014 • 23 min
We take a look at a mysterious 20th century French alchemist: Fulcanelli and his student, Caseliet. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this…
The Inspiration behind Frankenstein: Johann Conrad Dippel
Mar 17, 2014 • 15 min
The man behind Frankenstein, Prussian Blue, and an energy drink. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞ Check out our new show,…
One Year in Review, and Thank You!
Mar 10, 2014 • 40 min
A look back and shout out to some of the folks that helped us along the way. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞ Check out…
Johann Friedrich Böttger
Feb 22, 2014 • 8 min
Johann Friedrich Böttger is credited with bringing porcelain to Europe. At the time porcelain was as valuable as gold, so no surprise that it took an alchemist to do it. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit…
Marie Curie
Feb 18, 2014 • 26 min
Marie Curie isn’t really an alchemist, but she did show that “transmutation” does happen in nature. Normally this is out of the scope of The History of Alchemy Podcast, but we took the opportunity to compare modern atomic theory to the one of alchemists.…
Paul of Taranto
Feb 13, 2014 • 13 min
Paul of Taranto may have been one of the the “Pseudo-Gebers” and had an interesting theory of the composition of metals (basically mercury and sulphur) that would become canon to alchemical theory. It’s interesting for us to see a monk in the 13th century…
Al-Razi and Al-Farabi: an Interview with Peter Adamson
Feb 10, 2014 • 40 min
In the 2nd interview with Peter Adamson he talks about the theories of Al-Razi and his contemporary, Al-Farabi. Peter Adamson is a professor at LMU in Munich and is the host of The History of Philsophy without any Gaps Podcast. He’s also currently writing…
Baru Urbigerus
Feb 4, 2014 • 13 min
We take a look at one of the alchemical ciphers to understanding Baru Urbigerus’ works. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞…
Alchemist First: Isaac Newton
Feb 1, 2014 • 23 min
To see Isaac Newton as just a figure in the Scientific Revolution is not understanding him at all. To get the whole picture of who he was and what he was after one needs to look at Isaac Newton the alchemist. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for…
Neoplatonism: an Interview with Peter Adamson
Jan 21, 2014 • 40 min
Peter Adamson defines Neoplatonism and how it’s theories are important to the understanding of alchemy. Peter Adamson is a professor at LMU in Munich and is the host of The History of Philsophy without any Gaps Podcast A show by podcastnik.com — visit the…
Peter Bonus
Jan 13, 2014 • 7 min
Peter Bonus wrote on the debate on whether alchemy is natural or supernatural. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞ Check out…
Eirenaeus Philalethes
Jan 5, 2014 • 24 min
Our first look at a New World alchemist. We look at Eirenaeus Philalethes and the person behind the name, George Starkey. He’s one of the giants whose shoulders Isaac Newton stood on. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news.…
Hennig Brand
Dec 28, 2013 • 9 min
Today’s episode originally aired as part of the History Podcasters Network as a part of a collage show. Hennig Brand is the discoverer of Phosphorus, and we talk about his alchemical experiments in getting to his discovery. A show by podcastnik.com —…
Thaumaturgy, Theurgy, and Theosophy
Dec 22, 2013 • 19 min
God’s miracles seen as a sort of magic. We discuss some of the debates alchemists had and break down some ways they may have gotten supernatural help. For instance using the bible as a base for magic. In this system biblical miracles are seen as a form of…
Alchemy in the Ottoman Empire: Interview with Michael Rank
Dec 16, 2013 • 21 min
We interview Michael Rank on alchemy in the Ottoman Empire. Michael is a doctoral candidate in Middle East history, podcaster of the History in 5 Minutes Podcast and author of a wide variety of fun books on history. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the…
Robert Fludd
Dec 8, 2013 • 12 min
Paracelsian physician, hermeticist, early modern neo-platonist, theurgist, rosicrucian apologist, and golden-age alchemist. We’ve covered all the basics so you’re ready for this guy. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news.…
Pseudo-Democritus
Nov 30, 2013 • 17 min
To not confuse Democritus and Pseudo-Democritus (who lived some 600 years apart) we break down the difference between the two and go into the works of Pseudo-Democritus, a 2nd century Alchemist. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects…
Basil Valentine and Johann Thölde
Nov 15, 2013 • 8 min
Valentine’s true identity can’t be known for sure, but my money’s on Johann Thölde and we talk a little about both. As far as we know for the first time in the English-speaking part of the internet. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all…
Astrology’s Roots: Sumerian and Babylonian Astronomy and Astrology
Nov 10, 2013 • 30 min
Before we look at how Astrology intersects with Alchemy, we look at the very first scientific revolution by taking a look at Astrology and Astronomy’s beginnings. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit…
Edward Kelley
Nov 3, 2013 • 27 min
John Dee and Edward Kelley are some of the more interesting characters we took a look at. Between making gold, talking to angels, and even wife-swapping, there’s a lot to cover. We also covered his partner John Dee on a separate episode. A show by…
Benedictus Figulus
Oct 27, 2013 • 4 min
A short look at an alchemical publisher and preacher who spread German alchemical works. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞…
Making Gold with Pete and Travis
Oct 21, 2013 • 28 min
For a special show we decided to leave the studio for a “lab” (Travis’ kitchen,) bring on a guest chemist, Randy Dow (Travis’ dad) and cook up some gold at home. We go through a mix of recipes and explain the process of making gold and the symbols, lab…
Bishop Synesius of Cyrene
Oct 13, 2013 • 11 min
A commentator on Pseudo-Democritus and Bishop in what is now Libya. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞ Check out our new…
Kabbalah: an Introduction
Sep 8, 2013 • 30 min
A first look at the Kabbalah to create a foundation for a future episode on Kabbalistic Alchemists. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this…
Al-Razi
Sep 1, 2013 • 25 min
Another legendary polymath in medicine, philosophy, and chemistry that broke the mold. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞…
Ge Hong
Aug 25, 2013 • 27 min
A great Chinese alchemist and the first one on our show. Join us for a look at the fascinating life and works of Ge Hong and a peak at Chinese alchemy. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for…
Q&A from Reddit’s AskHistorians and History
Aug 17, 2013 • 54 min
We did a couple of AMA’s (Ask me Anything) on Reddit and went over some of the questions that might interest our listeners. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the…
Nicolas Flamel
Aug 9, 2013 • 20 min
A book seller that got a larger than life reputation centuries after his death. If the stories are to be believed he’s still around. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the…
Arnold of Villanova
Aug 3, 2013 • 13 min
The man who may have discovered carbon monoxide, and general anesthesia. And maybe moonshine. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this…
Giovanni (Mercurio) da Correggio
Jul 27, 2013 • 23 min
Interesting description of the abilities of the philosopher’s stone, and all around colorful character on the run from the inquisition. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on…
History of Alchemy: Ramon Llull
Jul 20, 2013 • 30 min
Llull invented a proto-computer to figure out the nature of matter. All-around interesting character that had an influence on the likes of Martin Luther and Gottfried Leibniz. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit…
History of Alchemy: Ostanes
Jul 14, 2013 • 10 min
A mysterious person, (or –more likely– multiple people with the same name) from Persia. Sometimes called the ‘father of alchemy.’ His supposed contributions include first mentioning the elixir of life, the philosopher’s stone, being in Xerxes’ court, and…
Jabir ibn Hayyan, aka Geber
Jul 6, 2013 • 30 min
The first practical alchemist and possibly the most influential alchemist of all time. We also break down Geber vs Pseudo-Geber. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the…
History of Alchemy: Gilles de Rais
Jun 23, 2013 • 25 min
More infamously known as serial killer of children, we discuss his role in alchemy, its charlatans and black magic. If you liked this episode, you might also like our other project, the Secret Cabinet Podcast. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for…
History of Alchemy: Mariam the Jewess
Jun 15, 2013
A supposed inventor of some quite modern lab equipment. She also came up with some of the axioms and recipes for gold used throughout the history of alchemy. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com…
History of Alchemy: J. Kepler & Tycho Brahe
Jun 9, 2013 • 88 min
The eccentric astronomer (and alchemist) and pious mathematician come together to provide us with great tales of drunken moose, witch trials and strange theories. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit…
History of Alchemy: Roger Bacon
May 21, 2013 • 36 min
Doctor Mirabilis and Franciscan friar, Roger Bacon… father of science? Have a listen for his take on the philosopher’s stone and alchemical processes. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more…
History of Alchemy: Zosimos of Panopolis and Agathodaimon
May 8, 2013 • 34 min
Zosimos is the oldest alchemist whose writing we can reach back to. Agathodaimon is from the same era, in medieval times he was considered the ‘father of poison’. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit…
History of Alchemy Podcast: Paracelsus
Apr 24, 2013 • 21 min
No compilation of alchemy would be complete without the mention of this well-travelled alchemist, botanist, and physician. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the…
History of Alchemy Podcast: The Alchemist Emperor, Rudolf II of Hapsburg (HoA Edit)
Apr 9, 2013 • 42 min
Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II had an alchemist’s lab of his own and was the patron of several other alchemists in Magical Prague. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the…
History of Alchemy Podcast: Neo-Platonism
Mar 25, 2013 • 40 min
Peter Adamson defines Neo-Platonism and how it’s theories are important to the understanding of alchemy. Peter Adamson is a professor at LMU in Munich and is the host of The History of Philsophy without any Gaps Podcast. A show by podcastnik.com — visit…
History of Alchemy Podcast: Michael Sendivogius
Mar 14, 2013 • 18 min
The very practical court alchemist of Sigismund III of Poland and Rudolf II the Holy Roman Emperor. He claimed to have the secret of creating gold and the philosopher’s stone. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit…
History of Alchemy Podcast: Al-Ghazali
Feb 28, 2013 • 25 min
Al-Ghazali, the 2nd most important man in Islam, could be considered an alchemist and we talk about his life, work, and influence that reached far beyond the Muslim world. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit…
History of Alchemy Podcast: Albertus Magnus
Feb 16, 2013 • 21 min
We look at the reputation Albertus Magnus had as an alchemist. Where that reputation came from and who Albertus Magnus was and what he did. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background…
History of Alchemy Podcast: Hermeticism
Feb 9, 2013 • 31 min
The very first Alchemist and the philosophy he started… even if he was mythical. A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast. ☞ Check…
History of Alchemy Podcast Introduction
Feb 9, 2013 • 37 min
Our introduction gives a quick rundown of the history of alchemy and what the show is about. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy