Episode 17. The Alchemist Nicolas Flamel

Episode 17. The Alchemist Nicolas Flamel

Who doesn’t like a good story about the mystical world of Alchemists? Certainly JK Rowling does, as did Victor Hugo, both of which make mention of Paris most famous Alchemist Nicolas Flamel.  But who was he? Did he really exist? And did he crack the secret that so many alchemists have been searching for – The Philosphers Stone - the key to eternal life and wealth?  And what is alchemy anyway? come with me in this episode as I try and puzzle out what it is all about and go on the hunt for Parisian Alchemists. 

 

Want to explore further? Check out the History of Philosophy podcast, The Hisotry of Alchemy or The BBC In our time. 

Music: Bit Rio by Poddington Bear, Paper Boat by Poddington Bear , Baked Vibes Clean by Kevin MacLeod, Marble Chase by Blue Dot Sessions, Lemon and Melon by Blue Dot Sessions , Infrastructure by Scott Holmes, La Dance Nostalgique by The Owl

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Episode 16. Love

Episode 16. Love