Rank #1: Episode 64: E and N (The edges of Einstein)
Maya Inamura Joins Me, Katie Mack and Leo Stein and we talk aboutTEST OF GENERAL RELATIVITY
Apr 25 2016
Rank #2: Episode 3: Time Travel
Dave, Jocelyn and I sit down with dr mcninja creator Christopher Hastings. We teach him about time travel.
Nov 28 2011
Rank #3: Episode 56: What "In Tangles" Meant
Oh boy it's been a while since we got an episode scheduled, recorded, edited and out the door. but the wait has been worth it because THIS EPISDE IS AMAZING!
Dan Harmon (From Channel 101, The Sarah Silverman Show, Monster House, COMMUNITY!, Harmontown (the podcast), Harmontown (the documentary about the podcast), and Rick and Morty) joins us!
Physicist Katherine Brown RETURNS! and Ken Clark is flying shotgun!TODAYS EPISODE TOPIC: QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT.
this is a lovely episode and i am prouder than punch to present it to you.
Jun 07 2015
Rank #4: Episode 58: Extraordinary Evidence
The Big bang.
How do we know it happened? How do we know what happened?Dr. Michael Zemcov and Dr. Katie Mack and I talk to the clever hosts of Encyclopedia Brunch. It's Tim Dobbs and Kathryn Cogert! WHAT FUN!
Oct 25 2015
Rank #5: Episode 59: Strange Truth and Charming Beauty
There is no force stronger.
Gravity? get out.
THE STRONG FORCE!
Tia Miceli! Ken Clark! AND OUR SPECIAL GUEST RYAN NORTH!!!!
this is a really fun episode where we talk about how protons are made of quarks stuck together with gluons. so much fun.
Dec 01 2015
Rank #6: Episode 57: Two Photons Walk Into An H Bar
BIOPHYSICS! Nicole Prent! Jacqueline Townsend! Broadway actor Brian Cross joins us to talk about how biophysicists use frequency doubling of photons To LOOK INSIDE CELLS! well, it's really cool I can't wait for you to hear it!
Sep 18 2015
Rank #7: Episode 4: The Solar Neutrino Problem
The Titanium Physicists explain the Solar Neutrino Problem To Artist and Apiarist Amy Pollien.
Dec 11 2011
Rank #8: Episode 41: The Light Which Pushes Back The Darkness
There was a time when light would not shine in the universe. There was a time when nothing was shining, and the universe was full of light-absorbing gas. But the first stars came, and pushed back the darkness and made the heavens clear. This is the story of the dark age of the universe.
Physicists Vicky Scowcroft and Mike Zemcov explain everything to THE TOLKEIN PROFESSOR Corey Olsen.
Jan 01 2014
Rank #9: Episode 20: Time Dilates When You're Having Fun
we got carried away on the discussions in this one.
the raw recording was about 100 minutes long,
and even after some heavy editing, i couldn't get the "regular show" part under 40 minutes *shame*.
perhaps... your clock is just running faster than mine?
well... it's summer.
anyway! This episode's guest is Michael Mookie Terracciano, author of the webcomic "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire"
and we're taking the special event of our 20th episode to talk about SPECIAL RELATIVITY.
Jul 29 2012
Rank #10: Episode 74: Jingle Bell Sweaters
Biophysicists Dr. Nicole Prent and Dr. Jacqueline Townsend are back. this time we're talking about Electron Spin Resonance, a technique that's like Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, but different. our guest this time is Diana Goodman, Host of the Thirty Twenty Ten podcast.
Aug 24 2017
Rank #11: Episode 23: Quantum Tunneling
well. here is a very stupid riddle: How does a very small mole?
if you answer it, send me an email and i'll send you a prize.
lets talk shop.
1) todays show is about quantum tunneling. it features henry Reich blowing us all out of the water with his high caliber explanations. It also features Justin Pierce of Wonderella fame. you should watch one minute physics videos and read wonderella. skip work today.
2.0) sorry about the sound quality, i'm still fighting a new internet connection. I'm doing my best, and i have honestly spent about 12 hours edting this.
2.1) at the end of the show is a lot of content that I threw into the appendices. enjoy.
2) Apple has a new podcast app. go see if you can find us on it? if you can't write us a review or something. I'm still trying to wrangle it currently. I hate it when things change.
3) maybe nominations for this year's podcasting awards are going to open up? maybe we should be nominated for the science category? maybe we don't stand a chance against those skeptics podcasts. maybe lots of things happen. getting on that list sure would make a lot of people notice the show though.
4) KEEP SCIENCE IN YOUR HEARTS!
5) If we get nominated for a podcasting award, i'll try to find a better (cheaper) place that sells t-shirts. then, tshirts for everyone!
Oct 01 2012
Rank #12: Episode 52: Through The Mirror
I was super excited about this Episode! Our Guest is Patrick McHale! We Talk about CPT symmetry (Charge-Parity-Time inversion symmetry), which leads to discussions about antimatter, and the nature of time. it's a SUPER EPISODE! It goes ON AND ON! CRAZY AWESOME PHYSICS!
Physicists Tia Miceli and Ryan Martin!
Dec 20 2014
Rank #13: Episode 43: Approaching Singularity
Jocelyn Read! Katie Mack! Jesse Moynihan! A mighty ensemble to talk about the strangest thing in physics: Gravitational Singularities! Black Holes! Big Bangs! Event Horizons! ADVENTURE.
Feb 17 2014
Rank #14: Episode 6: Gravitational Waves
Dave and Jocelyn are back, and we talk to Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer (from the HP Lovecraft literary Podcast) about Gravitational waves. Long story short, Physicists are on the verge of being able to listen to the music of the spheres... those horrible monstrous spheres which have been devouring planets and stars for untold aeons. Who knows what we will hear?
Jan 09 2012
Rank #15: Ep 49: Parallel Philosophies with Christopher Reynaga
Christopher Reynaga is an awesome author, and he has written the best story ever which is called “I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee” . look it up, a link to a podcast reading of the story will be on teh website.
Anyway, I wanted to talk to him so I told him that I'd explain many worlds Quantum mechanics to him. well, that and copenhagen interpretation, why not.
So this week's episode is where the math side of physics meets the philosophy side of physics!
Experts are Ken Clark and Tia Miceli .
Aug 01 2014
Rank #16: Episode 21: Things Fall Apart
Today the topic is Particle decay. it's the first of a larger set of episodes leading up to an explanation of the discovery of the Higgs.
but more interestingly. particles decay.
My guest is Dan Jankwoski, and my physicists are Ken Clark and Tia Miceli!
Aug 20 2012
Rank #17: Episode 19: The Northern Lights
What causes the northern lights?
as far as I understand it... northern lights are what happens when polar bears drink cocacola.
but... maybe I'm just being silly.
Today's guest is Nathan Lowell! Go listen to some of his books on your next car trip. when you arrive, you'll feel pretty good about everything. maybe you'll even want to go back to school. learning is cool.
man, these things sure sound a lot different in the final cut than they do in their initial raw audiofile.
for one thing, we don't all talk like genius auctioneers.
maybe you should try listening to this with the *1/2 speed* turned on on your ipod. @_@
Jul 14 2012
Rank #18: Episode 18: That Superconductor Episode
Fiona Burnell! Darren Peets! Ryan North!
it's a Festival of wonderful.
listen, i'm going to admit it here. I didn't know much about how superconductors work when i chose this topic.
I don't know why i never learned how it worked, but I never did. whoops.
anyway, the answer is crazy. it has to do with electrons getting married and having to get their credit card spending under control.
I don't know if that Gail Lady visited them or what.
Jul 02 2012
Rank #19: Episode 67: A Phonon Call
A phonon.. that's not a spelling mistake... is a quantum of vibration.
it's a particle... that lives as a vibration in a crystal.
and it's bananas!!! Doctors Fiona Burnell and Darren Peets have joined me to try to explain this all to Megan and Anthony Leon.
Oct 01 2016
Rank #20: Episode 14: How Do You Spell Quasar?
I decided to do a show on Quasars. because I didn't know what they were. So then I looked It up. Turns out, they're black holes! My Favourite.
I also looked up two of my other favourites, Laura Hainline and Sean Moran. Turns out, they know Everything about Quasars.
So then I looked up the author of one of my favourite webcomics, Howard Tayler.
This show is fantastic. Too bad we had to record the show using two tin cans and a piece of string, and an old wax cylinder sound recorder. Oh well. It's not like I have any money to spend on sound quality (I spend it all on quality of character).
by the way, if anyone can spot the magical SUPERFLUOUS word I've worked into the usual script, send me an email with it as the subject line, and I'll write you back a prize.
the prize is a haiku about whatever's on my mind.
Also note that there are a couple extra bits after the bunny song. not much. I left a couple extra (edited) minutes in the regular part of the show, so we ran a couple min overtime.
Apr 30 2012