Episode 104: The Tree Does Not Care About Your Magnum Opus (With special guest Dr. Lenore Hoyt)


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Maybe you’ve heard that graphite is a type of carbon. Maybe you’ve heard about how similar graphite is to diamonds at the molecular level. Maybe the idea that something black and soft being so similar to something shiny and hard made your head hurt. Tonight, Andy and Johnny are joined by Lenore Hoyt, chemist and co-host of the RSVP Stationery Podcast, to talk about the chemistry of pencils.

 An exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC about graphite and diamond, and their different molecular structures. Photo by Johnny Gamber.

An exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC about graphite and diamond, and their different molecular structures. Photo by Johnny Gamber.



Our Guest

Dr. Lenore Hoyt
RSVP Stationery Podcast

Your Hosts

Johnny ?Gamber
Pencil Revolution
@pencilution

Andy Welfle
Woodclinched
@awelfle

Tim Wasem
@TimWasem

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