Irène Joliot-Curie found that radioactivity wasn't just something to be found in the earth's elements -- scientists could make other metals radioactive. And then her research took her right up to nuclear fission...and World War II.
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Music in this episode:
Thematic by Blue Dot Sessions
Divider by Chris Zabriskie
John Stockton Slow Drag by Chris Zabriskie
Frog Legs Rag by James Scott from 1906 piano roll
Keep The Prices Down by Podington Bear
Morning Mist by Podington Bear
The Zeppelin by Blue Dot Sessions
Beachhead by Podington Bear
Grand Fell by Blue Dot Sessions
Because You Hold Me Tight by Alex Fitch