102 episodes

In this podcast I discuss a variety of topics in both the natural and social sciences, exploring the many fascinating insights that the scientific method yields about the world around us.

The Science of Everything Podcast James Fodor

    • Natural Sciences

In this podcast I discuss a variety of topics in both the natural and social sciences, exploring the many fascinating insights that the scientific method yields about the world around us.

    Special Episode: History and Future of the Show

    Special Episode: History and Future of the Show

    A special episode in which I discuss some of the ideas and principles behind the production of the show, sources I use for episodes, and my motivations for starting the podcast. I also talk about my own background and research interests, my thoughts about the relationship between science and philosophy, and some ideas for the future of the Science of Everything Podcast.

    • 26 min
    Episode 100: Unsolved Problems in Science

    Episode 100: Unsolved Problems in Science

    In this special celebratory 100th episode, I discuss six major unsolved problems in science: the P vs NP problem in computer science, the mystery of dark matter in physics, the existence of the island of stability in chemistry, the historical occurrence of a snowball Earth scenario from geology, the protein folding problem from biochemistry, and the origin of the Cambrian explosion in evolutionary biology. I also discuss some important ideas relating to the future of the podcast.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 99: Plant Reproduction and Fruit

    Episode 99: Plant Reproduction and Fruit

    A discussion of the method of reproduction of flowering plants, including an overview of the structure and function of the different components of the flower, pollination, double fertilisation, and seed formation, dispersal, and germination. I also discuss the different types of fruit and vegetables and how the different components of the plant relate to the parts that we consume. I conclude with a brief overview of non-edible plant products, including fibres, resin, and sap. Recommended prerequisite is Episode 97: Plant Structure and Function.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 98: Electromagnetic Radiation

    Episode 98: Electromagnetic Radiation

    An overview of the nature and properties of electromagnetic radiation, including a discussion of the electromagnetic spectrum, the nature of photons, the speed of light, near and far field radiation, and technological applications of electromagnetic radiation in AM and FM radiation and microwave ovens. Recommended pre-listening is Episode 61: Magnetism and Episode 57: Electric Current and Circuits.

    • 48 min
    Episode 97: Plant Structure and Function

    Episode 97: Plant Structure and Function

    An overview of the basic morphology and physiology of plants, including a discussion of the main types of plants, stems, roots, leaves, plant transport, meristems, plant nutrition, and plant sensory systems.

    • 58 min
    Special Episode - Jared Bauer on Science and Philosophy in Movies

    Special Episode - Jared Bauer on Science and Philosophy in Movies

    In this special episode I am joined by Jared Bauer, cofounder of Wisecrack, to discuss science and philosophy in movies and popular culture. We cover a range of topics including how science is portrayed in movies, how the film medium leads to science and history being presented in particular ways, and how movies and popular culture can be used as a vehicle for promoting scientific and philosophical inquiry.

    • 54 min

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This Podcast exclusively talks about the science of everything we see/experience everyday. The concepts are explained in a fairly lucid way and can prove to be very resourceful to almost all categories of individuals who seek to improve their know-how.
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