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The Titanium Physicists Podcast

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Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest. Visit the website to see a list of topics sorted by physics field.

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Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest. Visit the website to see a list of topics sorted by physics field.

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Physics made simple and interesting

By Bobbi-in-the-hole - Nov 26 2019
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The pairing of physicists and non physicists brings out questions the listener has. Enjoy😊

Deep, understandable and fun

By mmmurppp - Oct 12 2019
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New insights into topics that I’ve been reading about for decades. So glad I found this podcast.

iTunes Ratings

388 Ratings
Average Ratings
354
18
5
4
7

Physics made simple and interesting

By Bobbi-in-the-hole - Nov 26 2019
Read more
The pairing of physicists and non physicists brings out questions the listener has. Enjoy😊

Deep, understandable and fun

By mmmurppp - Oct 12 2019
Read more
New insights into topics that I’ve been reading about for decades. So glad I found this podcast.
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The Titanium Physicists Podcast

Latest release on Feb 01, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 4 days ago

Rank #1: Episode 64: E and N (The edges of Einstein)

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Maya Inamura Joins Me, Katie Mack and Leo Stein and we talk aboutTEST OF GENERAL RELATIVITY

Apr 25 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #2: Episode 3: Time Travel

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Dave, Jocelyn and I sit down with dr mcninja creator Christopher Hastings. We teach him about time travel. 

Nov 28 2011

37mins

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Rank #3: Episode 56: What "In Tangles" Meant

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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

1hr 21mins

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Rank #4: Episode 58: Extraordinary Evidence

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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

1hr 7mins

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Rank #5: Episode 59: Strange Truth and Charming Beauty

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There is no force stronger.

Gravity? get out. 

Electrostatics? no.

Love? incorrect.

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

50mins

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Rank #6: Episode 57: Two Photons Walk Into An H Bar

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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

1hr 30mins

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Rank #7: Episode 4: The Solar Neutrino Problem

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The Titanium Physicists explain the Solar Neutrino Problem To Artist and Apiarist Amy Pollien. 

Dec 11 2011

38mins

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Rank #8: Episode 41: The Light Which Pushes Back The Darkness

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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

1hr 7mins

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Rank #9: Episode 20: Time Dilates When You're Having Fun

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Oh gosh,

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

57mins

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Rank #10: Episode 74: Jingle Bell Sweaters

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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

48mins

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Rank #11: Episode 23: Quantum Tunneling

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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

50mins

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Rank #12: Episode 52: Through The Mirror

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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

1hr 22mins

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Rank #13: Episode 43: Approaching Singularity

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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

1hr 5mins

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Rank #14: Episode 6: Gravitational Waves

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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

34mins

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Rank #15: Ep 49: Parallel Philosophies with Christopher Reynaga

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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

52mins

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Rank #16: Episode 21: Things Fall Apart

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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! 

ALLEZ! PHYSIQUE!

Aug 20 2012

44mins

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Rank #17: Episode 19: The Northern Lights

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Hello everybody. 

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

48mins

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Rank #18: Episode 18: That Superconductor Episode

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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

44mins

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Rank #19: Episode 67: A Phonon Call

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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

57mins

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Rank #20: Episode 14: How Do You Spell Quasar?

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Hey everyone! 

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. 

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Apr 30 2012

39mins

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