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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.

Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe iHeartRadio

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.8, 165 Ratings

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.

    Do black holes destroy information?

    Do black holes destroy information?

    Daniel and Jorge tackle the paradox of black holes: do they destroy information or store it forever?
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    • 57 min
    What is the axion?

    What is the axion?

    Why do scientists think there might be a wispy mysterious particle? And why did they give it such a silly name?
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    • 54 min
    The SF Universe of Alastair Reynolds "Revenger"

    The SF Universe of Alastair Reynolds "Revenger"

    Daniel and Jorge talk about solar sails, artificial planets and black holes!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    What are primordial black holes?

    What are primordial black holes?

    Could mysterious black holes have been formed in the first second of the Universe?
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    • 55 min
    Is the impossible drive possible?

    Is the impossible drive possible?

    Daniel and Jorge dissect the "EMDrive", explain how it's supposed to work and whether it ever might.
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    • 51 min
    The long race for the top quark

    The long race for the top quark

    Daniel and Jorge talk about the twenty-year race to find the top quark, that came down to the wire.
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

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Fun and educational

Love it! I learned so much from them and also bought the book We have no idea! Highly recommended!

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So great!!!!!!!

They make two every week I am always learning new things they’re super funny and if you email them a question they might talk about it on air

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My favourite physics podcast!

Daniel and Jorge are amazing co-hosts with great chemistry between them, who explain our current best understanding of the universe in a fun, engaging way. They provide more insight into physics than even some undergraduate-level textbooks with way fewer words. For example, they actually explain the phenomenon of electron “spin”, i.e. that electrons don’t actually spin but they do somehow have angular momentum and get deflected accordingly like actual spinning objects, so physicists gave it the name “spin”. The same goes for the strong force and the particles with the three-valued “colour” charge, which is extremely obscure at first glance but Daniel and Jorge explain that it’s actually super simple.
Thank you, Daniel and Jorge!

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