156 episodes

What would happen if you fell into a black hole? How big is the universe? Just what the heck is a quasar, anyway?

You've got questions, and astrophysicist Paul Sutter has the answers! Submit questions via Twitter using #AskASpaceman or post to facebook.com/PaulMattSutter. Every week you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

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What would happen if you fell into a black hole? How big is the universe? Just what the heck is a quasar, anyway?

You've got questions, and astrophysicist Paul Sutter has the answers! Submit questions via Twitter using #AskASpaceman or post to facebook.com/PaulMattSutter. Every week you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

    Why Don’t Neutrinos Make Any Sense?

    Why Don’t Neutrinos Make Any Sense?

    How did we discover neutrinos? What don’t they make any sense? Why do they have mass, and how do they change their identities? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 41 min
    Is the Universe a Fractal?

    Is the Universe a Fractal?

    Is our universe a fractal? How do we test this? Are there any places in the universe that look like fractals? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 31 min
    What’s Outside the Universe?

    What’s Outside the Universe?

    What is the meaning of the horizon of the universe? Is the Earth in a special place? What’s the “dark flow”? Can this explain dark energy? Why don’t we believe it anymore? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 35 min
    What’s the Deal with the Uncertainty Principle?

    What’s the Deal with the Uncertainty Principle?

    What are the origins of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle? Is there any way to cheat it? What does this all have to do with waves? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 39 min
    Astro101 Part 8 - What is the Future of Astronomy?

    Astro101 Part 8 - What is the Future of Astronomy?

    It’s time for school! The Astro101 series will cover some of the most important questions in astronomy. In today’s lesson, we’ll have: What does it take to have a career in astronomy? What does a professional astronomer actually do? What can you do to help astronomy? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 38 min
    Astro101 Part 7 - What is the Universe?

    Astro101 Part 7 - What is the Universe?

    It’s time for school! The Astro101 series will cover some of the most important questions in astronomy. In today’s lesson, we’ll have: How did the universe begin? How will it end? What’s going on in here and how did we learn all this? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
474 Ratings

474 Ratings

Legato9 ,

Who knew that “science entertainment” could be a thing?!

Paul is funny, nerdy, cool, brilliant, and captivating all at the same time. His enthusiasm is contagious. And it’s amazing how he can make really, really difficult topics accessible to everyone. The universe isn’t just for aliens and astrophysicists. It’s for all of us. And I’m super grateful to Paul for giving me - just some guy - a chance to know where I am, where I came from, and what else is out there. It’s pretty magical stuff. This has got to be among the best podcasts out there.

Kw 0816 ,

I’ll stick to music

Within the first 2 minutes of the first podcast I listened to, he refers to someone asking a question as “knucklehead,” thereby affirming the old adage “there are no stupid questions, only rude people.”

Mark JJ ,

Best physics podcast

Fantastic brilliant podcast, entertaining, enlightening, funny no but very amusing ;-). The deep deep back catalog is filled with treasure. Thank you and keep it up we're happier and better off for listening.

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