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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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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 Matter Was Replaced by Antimatter? - with Liz Landau

    What If Matter Was Replaced by Antimatter? - with Liz Landau

    Have you ever wondered if there are parallel universes? Earlier this year, a NASA study suggested there might be another universe where time goes backwards. Could that be a universe made of antimatter? Why did matter win over antimatter after the Big Bang? If there is an antimatter universe out there, does that mean we all have evil twins? Join Peter and Richard as they welcome science journalist and NASA Senior Communications Specialist Liz Landau.

    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

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    • 34 min
    What If an Octopus Was Your Teacher? - with Pippa Ehrlich

    What If an Octopus Was Your Teacher? - with Pippa Ehrlich

    What do we really know about octopuses? For starters, they don't have 8 tentacles...they're called arms. Did you know they had 3 hearts? 9 brains? And that some people believe they aren't originally from Earth? If you've been lucky enough to catch the Netflix documentary "My Octopus Teacher”, then you also know they are capable of so much more than spraying ink. Join Peter and Richard as they welcome Pippa Ehrlich, the director of "My Octopus Teacher”. Together they take a deep dive in the kelp forests of Southern Africa and get a lesson or two from one of the most fascinating creatures on 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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    What If Jupiter Never Existed? - with Steve Levin

    What If Jupiter Never Existed? - with Steve Levin

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    So what do we really know about Jupiter? Generally speaking, most people know that Jupiter is big...the biggest planet in the solar system. We know it's a "gas giant". NASA decided they wanted to know more about Jupiter, so they initiated the JUNO mission in 2016. Over the last 4 years, we've learned more about Jupiter than we've ever known, including how important our neighbour is to the formation of Earth itself. Join Peter and Richard as they welcome the project scientist for the JUNO Mission, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Steven Levin. He helps us learn everything there is to know about Jupiter including "What If Jupiter never existed?"

    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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 49 min
    What If We've Already Made First Contact with Aliens? - with Andrew Siemion

    What If We've Already Made First Contact with Aliens? - with Andrew Siemion

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    Is the truth really "out there"? Long before Fox Mulder uttered that iconic phase on 90's cult classic series "The X-Files", the people from SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) were painstakingly exploring space, listening and looking for any possible sign of alien life. But did they miss something? Could "contact" have already been made? Richard and Peter are on the case, as they welcome SETI chair Andrew Siemion to "What If Discussed" to talk about alien life and not IF but WHEN they expect to discover Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Also joining them is author Sarah Scoles, whose book "They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers" will take us on a wild ride through the UFO community.

    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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 57 min
    What If There Is Life on Venus? - with Sara Seager

    What If There Is Life on Venus? - with Sara Seager

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    The world was rocked recently by the announcement that signs of life might have been discovered on Venus? Unbelievable. Is the hottest planet in the Solar System showing signs of microbial life in its atmosphere? Could this be the historic discovery that is the first real domino to fall in the ultimate search for life beyond Earth? So many questions, so few answers. But who better to help us understand the significance of this groundbreaking announcement than the co-author of the seminal paper in Nature astronomy, MIT's Professor Sara Seager. She is not only helping drive this research through her world renowned expertise in studying exoplanet atmospheres, but is also planning to spearhead a mission to Venus in the very near future to answer, once and for all, whether we have indeed discovered life on the planet Venus. Join Peter, Richard and Pr. Sara Seager for this game-changer episode of 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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    What If We Blew Up an Asteroid? - Guest: Bill Nye

    What If We Blew Up an Asteroid? - Guest: Bill Nye

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    Not like we don't have enough things on our mind...but in case you don't, "What If we blew up an asteroid?". Assuming we'd be considering this, it'd be safe to say there's a pretty good reason, i.e. an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth. If the dinosaurs were around to ask, they'd tell you that doesn't end well. So instead, we asked Bill Nye "The Science Guy" that exact question. So join Peter, Richard and Bill Nye as they discuss blowing up asteroids and a whole host of other things 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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min

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