17 episodes

Join hosts Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson of Mighty Trains with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of our most popular What If videos.

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“What if?” These two simple words are the spark that has ignited countless theories, discoveries, and inventions. Most of what we know about ourselves and the universe is because someone, somewhere, at some time asked themselves “what if?” The What If Show, produced by Underknown, makes science accessible to everyone by using hypothetical questions as an entry point to explain science.

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    • Earth Sciences
    • 4.4, 46 Ratings

Join hosts Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson of Mighty Trains with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of our most popular What If videos.

Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities.

“What if?” These two simple words are the spark that has ignited countless theories, discoveries, and inventions. Most of what we know about ourselves and the universe is because someone, somewhere, at some time asked themselves “what if?” The What If Show, produced by Underknown, makes science accessible to everyone by using hypothetical questions as an entry point to explain science.

Join us online:
Web: https://whatifshow.com/podcast
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show

    What If You Lived on a Super Earth? - Guest: Dr. Jack Madden

    What If You Lived on a Super Earth? - Guest: Dr. Jack Madden

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    The Hubble telescope has helped discover over 4100 exoplanets in recent years, some of those being categorized as "Super Earths". But what exactly does that mean? What makes them so "Super"? Are they conducive to the formation of intelligent life? And what will new "super telescopes”, like the James Webb telescope launching in 2021, further discover about "Super Earths' and their potential to one day be habitable...maybe even for us? Join Peter, Richard and astronomer Dr. Jack Madden from Cornell University as they discuss "What If you lived on a Super Earth?"

    Show notes: https://whatifshow.com/podcast

    Join hosts Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.
     
    Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities.
     
    Join us online:
    Website https://whatifshow.com/podcast
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show

    Hosts: Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner
    Executive producer: Steve Hulford
    Supervising producer: Richard Garner
    Producers: Demid Tumanov and Stephen Henrik
    Channel supervisor: Raphael Faeh 
    Social media: Saida Mirzalimova
    Research: Jay Moon
    Trailer: Evan Yue
    Artwork: Alex Griffith
    Production: Underknown

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshow

    • 29 min
    What If Your Teacher Were A.I.? - Guests: Dr. Joanna Bryson and Dr. Jutta Treviranus

    What If Your Teacher Were A.I.? - Guests: Dr. Joanna Bryson and Dr. Jutta Treviranus

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    Is A.I. the future of education? Could human teachers one day be replaced by robots? How can A.I. enhance the educational experience? What are the pros and cons of A.I. in the classroom? We tackle this highly charged subject with two global thought leaders in A.I. and Inclusive Design this week on WID. Professor Joanna Bryson is one of the world's most sought out speakers on all things AI and human behaviour, and Jutta Treviranus is a highly respected voice in the responsible integration of technology and society. They both join Peter and Richard to discuss "What If your teacher were A.I.?"

    Show notes: https://whatifshow.com/podcast

    Join hosts Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.
     
    Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities.
     
    Join us online:
    Website https://whatifshow.com/podcast
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show

    Hosts: Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner
    Executive producer: Steve Hulford
    Supervising producer: Richard Garner
    Producers: Demid Tumanov and Stephen Henrik
    Channel supervisor: Raphael Faeh 
    Social media: Saida Mirzalimova
    Research: Jay Moon
    Trailer: Evan Yue
    Artwork: Alex Griffith
    Production: Underknown

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshow

    • 47 min
    What If Humans Are Future Versions of Aliens? - Guest: Dr. Mike Masters

    What If Humans Are Future Versions of Aliens? - Guest: Dr. Mike Masters

    So imagine that all of the reports of UFO's, visitations and alien abductions were true...but sort of not? Confused? How about instead of "aliens" being alien, they were actually humans travelling back in time from the future to study their origins as a species? This is the thesis of "identified Flying Objects", a book by Dr. Mike Masters who took a multi-disciplinary, scientific approach to studying this question. He takes Peter and Richard down more than few rabbit holes this week on "What If Discussed."

    Show notes: https://whatifshow.com/podcast

    Join hosts Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.
     
    Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities.
     
    Join us online:
    Website https://whatifshow.com/podcast
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show

    Hosts: Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner
    Executive producer: Steve Hulford
    Supervising producer: Richard Garner
    Producers: Demid Tumanov and Stephen Henrik
    Channel supervisor: Raphael Faeh 
    Social media: Saida Mirzalimova
    Research: Jay Moon
    Trailer: Evan Yue
    Artwork: Alex Griffith
    Production: Underknown

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshow

    • 54 min
    What If You Lived in Ancient Egypt? - Guests: Dr. Salima Ikram and Dr. Bob Brier

    What If You Lived in Ancient Egypt? - Guests: Dr. Salima Ikram and Dr. Bob Brier

    Have you ever wondered what it might be like to have lived like a Pharaoh? Walked like an Egyptian? Reached the top of the Pyramid? Ancient Egypt continues to be one of the most enduring mysteries for our modern world, a source of never ending fascination. But as much as we know about pyramids and mummy's, we know very little about what life might have been like thousands of years ago on the shores of the Nile. Join Peter and Richard as they are taken on a journey through time with two of the top Egyptologists in the world. Dr. Salima Ikram is a distinguished professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and Dr. Bob Brier has been to Egypt over a 100 times and is a lifelong scholar, author and enthusiast of all things Egypt.

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    Show notes: https://whatifshow.com/podcast

    Join hosts Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.
     
    Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities.
     
    Join us online:
    Website https://whatifshow.com/podcast
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show

    Hosts: Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner
    Executive producer: Steve Hulford
    Supervising producer: Richard Garner
    Producers: Demid Tumanov and Stephen Henrik
    Channel supervisor: Raphael Faeh 
    Social media: Saida Mirzalimova
    Research: Jay Moon
    Trailer: Evan Yue
    Artwork: Alex Griffith
    Production: Underknown

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshow

    • 48 min
    What If the Sun Dimmed Down? - Guest: Emily Calandrelli

    What If the Sun Dimmed Down? - Guest: Emily Calandrelli

    We all know we depend on the Sun, but how much? And what happens to us if the Sun goes down...on us?!  Join Peter and Richard and science communicator and self-described "Space Gal" Emily Calandrelli as we figure out how much our big blue marble depends on that big orange fireball 93 millions miles away.

    Show notes: https://whatifshow.com/podcast

    Join hosts Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.
     
    Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities.
     
    Join us online:

    Website https://whatifshow.com/podcast
    What If on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow
    What If on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science
    What If on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show 

    How to Survive https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOch_vMp7AKaiGE7e6kSHfg


    Hosts: Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner
    Executive producer: Steve Hulford
    Supervising producer: Richard Garner and Stephen Henrick
    Technical producer: Demid Tumanov
    Social media: Saida Mirzalimova
    Research: Jay Moon
    Trailer: Evan Yue
    Artwork: Alex Griffith
    Production: Underknown

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshow

    • 31 min
    What If We Lived In Space? - Guests: Dr. Ronke Olabisi and Jerry Stone

    What If We Lived In Space? - Guests: Dr. Ronke Olabisi and Jerry Stone

    What if we lived in space? Could we build a Bernal Sphere, an O’Neill Cylinder or a Stanford Torus? Why would we choose to live on a space habitat? Join Richard and Peter in their discussion with Dr. Ronke Olabisi and Jerry Stone. Dr. Ronke Olabisi earned the first of her many degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT and a certificate from the Russian Moscow Aviation Institute in their Manned Mission to Mars student exchange program. She is currently a member of "100 Year Starship", an initiative that seeks to replicate the rapid technological development stimulated by the moon landings by tackling human interstellar travel. Stone is a freelance presenter on astronomy and space exploration. He is often interviewed on TV and radio, and is the author of a book about the Moon landings -"One Small Step". He is described as "One of the leading speakers on space exploration". Learn about the most advanced space megastructure designs and how one day we could live on them.

    Show notes: https://whatifshow.com/podcast

    Join hosts Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.
     
    Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities.
     
    Join us online:

    Website https://whatifshow.com/podcast
    What If on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShow
    What If on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science
    What If on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show 

    How to Survive https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOch_vMp7AKaiGE7e6kSHfg



    Hosts: Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner
    Executive producer: Steve Hulford
    Supervising producer: Richard Garner and Stephen Henrick
    Technical producer: Demid Tumanov
    Social media: Saida Mirzalimova
    Research: Jay Moon
    Trailer: Evan Yue
    Artwork: Alex Griffith
    Production: Underknown

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshow

    • 55 min

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