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Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe

A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the Universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a Physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for thousands of years, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing and jargon-free way.

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How can we see Dark Matter?

We know it exists but what is it and how can we see it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44mins

6 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Listener Questions 3

Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners, like you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42mins

4 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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How Big is the Universe?

Does the Universe go on forever, or have an end? What shape is it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22mins

18 Oct 2018

Rank #3

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What's the smallest piece of matter? Is there one?

How dark matter was discovered, and what it might be Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24mins

16 Oct 2018

Rank #4

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How was the Higgs boson discovered?

Hear the story of the multi-decade trans-Atlantic rivalry that led to the Higgs boson discovery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49mins

23 Jul 2020

Rank #5

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News from the Solar System

Listen for up to date news about suprising developments in our solar system.Contest for naming Saturn's newly discovered moon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Is there weather in space?

Is space weather something that exists? Can it affect us here on earth. Find out the answer to this and many other questions with Daniel and Jorge. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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What are magnetic monopoles?

Learn about magnetic monopoles with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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What will the new space telescope reveal?

Daniel and Jorge discuss the James Webb Space Telescope Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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How do we know the photon is real?

What is a photon and how do we know it exists? Particle Physicist Professor Daniel Whiteson explains the photon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Do black holes destroy information?

Daniel and Jorge tackle the paradox of black holes: do they destroy information or store it forever? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

52mins

2 Jul 2020

Rank #11

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Did NASA discover a parallel Universe?

The amazing ANITA experiment and the bizarre neutrinos they discovered Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

7 Jul 2020

Rank #12

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Do aliens exist?

Today Daniel and Jorge answer questions from Karah and Oz, the hosts of the podcast Sleepwalkers. Listen to Sleepwalkers here Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

51mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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Why do some particles die?

Find out why particles die with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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How does relativity affect our perception of time?

Find out how relativity affects our perception of time with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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Why is the universe inflating?

Learn about cosmic inflation with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

51mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Where is the coldest place in the Universe?

EXTREME UNIVERSE: Where is the coldest place in the Universe? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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The shocking mystery of lightning explained

Learn about lightning with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36mins

24 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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Will the Higgs-Boson destroy the universe?

Learn how the Higgs-Boson could unravel the universe with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35mins

19 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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Is the Universe infinite?

Is the universe finite or infinite?Article Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #20