Get the Most Bang from Your Bubbly

In time for New Year’s Eve, Science Friday examines the chemical reactions that transpire in fluted glassware. Ira Flatow and Richard Zare, a chemist at Stanford University, pore over the science of bubbles—from how to keep that open champagne fizzy (forget the cork) to why beer tastes better from a glass rather than a bottle.

Segment Guests

Richard Zare

Richard Zare is a Marguerite Blake Wilbur professor in natural sciences and a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University in Stanford, California.

Meet the Producer

About Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman was the host of the podcast Every Little Thing. She’s a former Science Friday multimedia producer.