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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.

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    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.9 • 15 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.

    What are globular clusters?

    What are globular clusters?

    Daniel and guest host Katie Goldin explore the mysteries of these weird, ancient blobs of stars.
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    • 50 min
    Introducing: Black Cowboys

    Introducing: Black Cowboys

    Zaron Burnett’s dad didn’t want slavery to be his son’s only image of Black people in American history. So every night, he filled Zaron’s dreams with these incredible stories of Black cowboys. Despite what Hollywood taught us, one-in-four cowboys were Black. Their stories tell a bigger, braver, more honest history of America. 
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    • 1 min
    What is a Quantum Dot?

    What is a Quantum Dot?

    Daniel and Jorge break down the quantum world into tiny dots that have amazing properties.
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    • 46 min
    Daniel answers Listener Questions about diamond rain on Jupiter, travel near the speed of light and the tilt of Uranus.

    Daniel answers Listener Questions about diamond rain on Jupiter, travel near the speed of light and the tilt of Uranus.

    Daniel answers questions from listeners like you! Got questions? Come to Daniel's public office hours: https://sites.uci.edu/daniel/public-office-hours/
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    • 42 min
    Can we see evidence of a previous Universe?

    Can we see evidence of a previous Universe?

    Daniel and Jorge explain Roger Penrose's Conformal Cyclic Cosmology and what it means about the origins of the Universe.
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    • 46 min
    Can we build an invisibility cloak?

    Can we build an invisibility cloak?

    Daniel and guest host Kelly Weinersmith break down the science and science-fiction of invisibility.
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

mrUrbanNorway ,

Great podcast 5/5

Great podcast!

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11/10

Really great, one of my favourite podcasts!

julEappElsin_90 ,

No crime commercials please

I agree with the other review. The crime commercials aren’t very nice, specially because I also listen to the podcast before going to sleep. Other than that, it might be the best science podcast I listen to.

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