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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

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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.

    Episode 118: Cell Signalling

    Episode 118: Cell Signalling

    A discussion of cell communication and signalling, including an overview of the purpose of cell signalling, the main types of signals, and applications such as hormones, neurotransmitters, and cytokines. The difference between G protein-coupled receptors, enzyme-linked receptors, and intracellular receptors is also considered, concluding with a summary of the process of signal transduction and the role of second messengers. Recommended pre-listening is Episode 116: The Cell Membrane.


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    • 59 min.
    Episode 117: Intracellular Protein Sorting

    Episode 117: Intracellular Protein Sorting

    A discussion of the transportation and sorting of proteins within the eukaryotic cell, including an overview of the endomembrane system, the mechanisms of nuclear transport, transmembrane transport, and vesicular transport. I also consider the structure and functions of the endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi apparatus, and lysosomes, and how they are joined together in a complex network of protein transportation and vesicular traffic. Recommended pre-listening is Episode 116: The Cell Membrane.


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    • 1 u. 5 min.
    Episode 116: The Cell Membrane

    Episode 116: The Cell Membrane

    An introduction to the cell membrane, including a discussion of the structure of the bilipid membrane, an overview of the structure and function of membrane proteins, a review of the fluid mosaic model, and a discussion of mechanisms of membrane transport, including both passive and active transport. Recommended pre-listening is Episode 10: The Cell, and Episode 18: Biochemistry Basics.


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    • 45 min.
    Episode 115: Special Relativity Part 2

    Episode 115: Special Relativity Part 2

    In the second and final part of this series, I discuss the major consequences of special relativity, including the relativity of simultaneity, time dilation, length contraction, and mass-energy equivalence. I then provide an overview of some of the experimental tests of special relativity, and conclude with an analysis of some alleged paradoxes in relativity, including the twins paradox, and the ladder paradox. Recommended pre-listening is Episode 114: Special Relativity Part 1.


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    • 47 min.
    Episode 114: Special Relativity Part 1

    Episode 114: Special Relativity Part 1

    The first of a two part series on special relativity, I provide a brief overview of the historical development of relativity theory, including a discussion of the role of the Michelson-Morley experiment, and considerations from classical electromagnetism. I then outline Einstein's two postulates, discuss their meaning, and provide some explanation for how to interpret a constant speed of light. I also provide an introduction to Lorentz transformations and the notion of spacetime. Recommended pre-listening is Episode 13: Newtonian Mechanics.


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    • 45 min.
    Special Episode: Visual Processing in Mice

    Special Episode: Visual Processing in Mice

    I discuss the methods and results of my Master's Thesis, in which I analysed electrophysiological data of the mouse visual system using a variety of statistical and computational techniques. I consider some of the major research questions addressed in my work, including population encoding, stimulus representation, neural network modelling, and state space modelling of information transformation. Recommended pre-listening is Episode 113: Visual Processing.


     


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mkarape1 ,

Wonderful podcast!

I have long been looking for a podcast or channel that explores different scientific topics in a comprehensive but not overly complicated manner. In this podcast I have found everything I was looking for and so much more! James provides the science but also gives the background on the subject and most importantly doing so in a very relatable manner with focus on the big picture. One can not help but marvel the ease with which he links different subjects and leaves the listener with a sense of understanding and desire to hear the next lecture.

I was mostly interested for review of some topics in science, particularly biology, physics, and astronomy, but I must say: I am super excited to listen also to the biochemistry and thermodynamics lectures even though they were not my favorite in university! I can’t recommend this podcast enough for anyone who wants to learn about the world around us in just the right amount of detail. Great job, James!

Rogier (student) ,

Physics & social science explained perfectly. Most bang for your buck to learn about the world

The podcast is fantastic for people who want to know about the science that governs our world, mainly physics and social science. Learn about atoms, magnetism, social biases, market structure, electricity and more.

One of the best things about the podcast, is that you learn about abstract matter intuitively, with examples and analogies that are easy to visualize.

James Fodor (the host) has a great voice, he is witty, and he is enthousiastic. Most of all, he is a master in explaining. All the podcasts have a great structure, and are understandable for everyone who has had a high-school education.

I would recommend The Science of Everything to anyone who wants to learn about the world, high school students, engineers, psychologists, the post-delivery man, your friends, and enemies.

Rogier
(Master Student, listened to 50 podcasts)

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