179 episodes

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.

Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe iHeartRadio

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0, 7 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.

    Why are neutrinos so light?

    Why are neutrinos so light?

    Daniel and Jorge talk about how the weirdest particle gets its mass
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    • 48 min
    Can we see the surface of exoplanets?

    Can we see the surface of exoplanets?

    Could we build a telescope that let us see what planets around other stars look like?
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    • 47 min
    What is the real charge of the electron?

    What is the real charge of the electron?

    Daniel and Jorge explain how the theory of "Renormalization" tells us that we measure is different from what is real.
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    • 45 min
    Could Jupiter turn into a star?

    Could Jupiter turn into a star?

    What is the fate of the largest planet in our solar system?
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    • 43 min
    What are the basic constants of the Universe?

    What are the basic constants of the Universe?

    Daniel and Jorge talk about the numbers that control everything, and the number of those numbers!
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    • 48 min
    Listener Question 10: Particles, stars and universe-sized black holes!

    Listener Question 10: Particles, stars and universe-sized black holes!

    Daniel and Jorge answer listener questions about the smallest, biggest and cataclysmic-ist things in the Universe!
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Colin Holmes ,

Superb

Love this show. Perfect balance of wit and scientific enlightenment from two engaging hosts. Fascinating and compulsive.
HUA HIN Thailand Colin

BKK Brownie ,

Brilliant

Love this show. Great humour and interesting subjects. More hamster jokes please.

Aussie Craig
in Thailand

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