Interested in science, technology, machinery, engineering and the history behind everyday things? Want a fast and fun way to get your kids interested in STEM? Look no further! We break down a weekly engineering topic in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy.
How Do GMOs Work? - Episode 253
There is a lot of debate about GMOs being healthy, as well as if GMOs are actually a sustainable method of food production. We're not here to debate if they are good for you or not (science has no conclusive evidence to say they are not), but we are here to discuss what they are, how they work, the method to make it happen, and the impact that GMOs are having on the agriculture industry!
Companies That Built the World: US Steel - Episode 252
What do the names Andrew Carnegie, Elbert H. Gary, Charles Schwab, and J.P. Morgan have in common? They are the key players in the creation of US Steel!
With the acquisition of the Carnegie Steel Company in 1900, together with a number of other smaller steel operations, US Steel was formed, becoming the first billion dollar corporation in United States history.
Join us to learn about the history of US Steel, what caused the various ups and downs over time, how the different wars impacted the industry, and how US Steel is doing today.
Nuclear Waste Disposal - Episode 251
We have talked about nuclear reactors and how they work, nuclear fission and fusion, and maybe even some nuclear weapons, but what happens to all of that nuclear waste once it is no longer needed? Well, there really isn't a solution just yet, but it is being worked on!
Fortunately for us, the amount of nuclear waste around the world is relatively small. Currently, it can be stored in large storage pools, much like Olympic swimming pools, while a better solution is made.
Some countries rely on nuclear fuel refinement, basically recycling of nuclear waste, but this is a very costly processes. The current solution in places like Yukka Mountain or Onkalo, Finland, is to dig a big hole under a mountain and hope for the best. OK, a little more goes into it than that, but you'll have to listen to learn more.
What Is Marine Engineering? - Episode 250
Are you thinking about a career in engineering or just curious what they do all day long? You've come to the right place! In this episode, we explore Marine Engineering, including the best universities to attend, how much money you will make, who will hire you, and more!
Come on-board (see what we did there?) to learn more about this niche, yet very interesting, option for engineers.
How Does Deep Sea Drilling Work? - Episode 249
I'm sure everyone realizes that there is all sorts of oil underneath the ocean, but do you know how we manage to get that oil out without getting all of the water, sand, and other stuff along with it?
We've taken a look into how deep-sea drilling works, from satellite imagery to understand where the most oil can be found to the process of extracting it from the ocean floor. Take a listen to better understand why this extremely expensive process can still make a company big money, as well as some big money for the people working on the oil rigs.
Companies that Built the World: Texas Instruments - Episode 248
As an engineer, you probably know Texas Instruments (TI) as the maker of your favorite calculators in the world, such as the TI-85. Who doesn't love expensive graphing calculators that help make difficult math easy? Well, maybe not easy, but slightly easier.
It turns our that calculators are only a small part of what Texas Instruments does! In fact, they are one of the top 10 semiconductor producing companies in the world, with analog chips and embedded processors accounting for over 80% of their revenue.
Join us to learn all about how Texas Instruments got started, what else they do other than make amazing calculators, and of course, war time connections!!
Such a great show
I’m a chemical engineering student in the UK and really enjoy listening to these two. The show breaks down many topics and is great inspiration in my outreach work. They give me a good laugh and I always look forward to the next show.
However… I still haven’t received my stickers -_-
Love listening to the podcast, all the way from South Wales, UK.
I am a Civil Engineer, who loves all things construction.
I would be great it if you could do a podcast on
Isambard Kingdom Brunel or Thomas Telford.
Love these guys!
Great podcasts, lively, interesting and good banter.
Recommended for all down to earth folks interested in anything engineering.
Try playing at 1.5 speed, strangely sounds right!