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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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    • 4.6 • 173 Ratings

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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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    Listener Questions 60,491: Mini solar systems, greek physics and black holes!

    Listener Questions 60,491: Mini solar systems, greek physics and black holes!

    Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you! Send your questions to questions@danielandjorge.com
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    • 47 min
    Can supernovas cause ice ages?

    Can supernovas cause ice ages?

    Daniel and Jorge talk about how the greatest cosmic fireballs might trigger ice ages here on Earth.
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    • 48 min
    Listener Questions 59: Interstellar probes and fractional electrons

    Listener Questions 59: Interstellar probes and fractional electrons

    Daniel and Jorge answer questions about travel to and from other stars and whether scientists have split the electron.
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    • 45 min
    Does dark matter have an anti-particle?

    Does dark matter have an anti-particle?

    Daniel and Jorge talk about the relationship between matter, dark matter and anti-matter!
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    • 49 min
    Why don't we have nuclear powered airplanes?

    Why don't we have nuclear powered airplanes?

    Daniel and Kelly talk about whether planes could be powered by nuclear reactors and whether that would be a bad idea, or a very bad idea.
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    • 42 min
    Listener Questions 58: Donuts, disaster and discoveries!

    Listener Questions 58: Donuts, disaster and discoveries!

    Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you!
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

BedtimePodder ,

Most wonderful duo to teach you about science

This podcast is magnificent. They work so hard at making sure the listener stays engaged, helping you look at things in a different way and learn about stuff beyond your imagination. I don’t know how Daniel fits all this knowledge into his brain and finds the time to podcast to this quality. Thank you both for being such a big part of my universe fascination

Vivekdownunder ,

Great podcast

Very well explain topics from particle physics and Astrophysics in a witty and crispy conversion. Enjoying thoroughly. I would like they start covering other advancements in physics as they could explain better for the benefit of wider audience.

Vivek from down under

Octonions- episode was 8th wonder of the world

Question episode 47 was great- Hello Daniel and Jorge , Thank you very much for answering my question in great detail. Our job is easy to ask but you explain it very well and in an engaging manner.

Vivek from Brisbane

ZaphodZZ9 ,

Misleading through misunderstanding

One hour episode titled "quantum relativity" spent 44 and a half minutes giving a really bad explanation of "quantum" and "relativity", replete with just plain awful jokes, 15 minutes on ads, and thirty seconds actually talking about "quantum relativity", which was almost entirely unenlightening.

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