198 episodes

Join us for an entertaining and enlightening discussion of eclectic adventures in the pursuit of all things Good. Gain a better understanding of technology and science, history and philosophy, and leadership and success, all presented in a positive and affirming conversational framework. Big Brain SmartHead™ guests occasionally join the pair to bring actual expert knowledge to the conversation. 

Bufnagle: the Podcast Bufnagle

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

Join us for an entertaining and enlightening discussion of eclectic adventures in the pursuit of all things Good. Gain a better understanding of technology and science, history and philosophy, and leadership and success, all presented in a positive and affirming conversational framework. Big Brain SmartHead™ guests occasionally join the pair to bring actual expert knowledge to the conversation. 

    Ep 195: On Light, Part 3 — Waves, Interference, Maxwell's Equations, and Maxwell's Donuts

    Ep 195: On Light, Part 3 — Waves, Interference, Maxwell's Equations, and Maxwell's Donuts

    Harry and Rafe continue the discussion around coming to understand the nature of light. In this episode they discuss the properties of waves (interferences and such) and how the nature of light is like the nature of sound except for the fact that light waves seem to be able to travel without any medium to support them. In the end, our friend Albert Michelson will again show up to finally put the ether to rest setting the stage another Albert to come to the front with Special Relat...

    • 35 min
    Ep 194: Two Days of Big Rockets — America's Favorite Rocket Scientist™ Talks About Two Notable Launches Last Week

    Ep 194: Two Days of Big Rockets — America's Favorite Rocket Scientist™ Talks About Two Notable Launches Last Week

    Rafe is joined by Big Brain Smart Head™ Bob Luzenski, America's Favorite Rocket Scientist™, to discuss recent launches of SpaceX' Starship Superheavy and Boeing's Starliner, just one day apart.A review of the flights and what went wrong and what went right ensues; the team is joined late by Harry who dropped by unexpectedly; Rafe goes off on a tangent about helium; and a question arises about whether or not "mega" is a legitimate SI unit prefix. So, yeah, this was just your typical Buf ...

    • 45 min
    Ep 193: A Very Special Guest Returns to Discuss Men's Mental Health Awareness Month

    Ep 193: A Very Special Guest Returns to Discuss Men's Mental Health Awareness Month

    Big Brain Smart Head™ and past co-host Zach Donahue returns to the show (he was never really gone) to discuss the state of men's mental health and strategies to help you get to where you need to go.More Zach can be found at his substack at https://zachdonahue.substack.com or you can reach him by email at zach@zachdonahue.com.

    • 43 min
    Ep 192: On Light, Part 2 — Toothed Wheels, Spinning Mirrors, and Meeting the President

    Ep 192: On Light, Part 2 — Toothed Wheels, Spinning Mirrors, and Meeting the President

    Harry and Rafe continue the discussion around coming to understand the nature of light. In this episode they discuss Fizeau, Foucault, and Michelson and how they used the technologies of the 18th and 19th centuries to zero in on the universal speed limit.Along the way we run into some characters we have seen before and stumble across some serendipity that is just too good not to mention.

    • 38 min
    Ep 191: On Light, Part 1: Measuring Light Speed — How Do They Actually Do That?

    Ep 191: On Light, Part 1: Measuring Light Speed — How Do They Actually Do That?

    Harry and Rafe present the first part of a series on the the speed of light and special relativity.In this episode, they discuss basic Galilean relativity and discuss how the speed of light was actually measured prior to the year 1700 using eclipses of the moons of Jupiter.

    • 37 min
    Ep 190: Bees, Bees, Bees!

    Ep 190: Bees, Bees, Bees!

    Harry and Rafe welcome Big Brain Smart Head™ Matthew Donahue, a current PhD student studying one of the Buf's favorite insect friends: bees!Matthew holds up supremely well under the heat of unrelenting questioning at the Buf and educates our hosts on all sorts of bee things.Remember to buy local honey!!!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Fishing_King ,

Refreshing conversation

Looking for a informative, casual discussion about a wide variety of topics? Look no further, Bufnagle has it all. Humorous to serious, history to aviation, it’ll tick all your boxes and is a joy to listen to.

Sunshine's Dad ,

Informative and uplifting show

Each week is a new adventure into a different topic that Zac and Rafe explore to share knowledge and opinions. Thank you guys!

Zasany ,

Unparalleled

Having been a regular podcast listener for more than a decade, I might have thought I’d heard it all. Over the years, I’ve sorted through plenty of weeds and settled into that lovely podcast meadow filled with audible delights. Then I discovered Bufnagle the Podcast - the podcast I (and you) never knew I needed.

No other podcast that I know of shares an office with their own company’s legal, aviation, art, logistics, and bisonry departments. Here, professionalism soars to its greatest height. Outfitted for anything, Bufnagle outfits your ears with everything.

No other podcast can boast a list of guest stars featuring the likes of Bob Luzenski, Olivia DeCleene, Kyle Peterson, Brian Donahue, and Will Walker. These represent only a few of the many BBSH’s visiting Bufnagle the Podcast. This at only twenty-some episodes! Expertise is their expertise.

Finally, the hosts. Unparalleled. “Zach and Rafe” - that almost says it all, doesn’t it? Bufnagle the Podcast harnesses the very best of their wit, ambition, good will, their giggling, enterprising vitality, into one weekly sound bite. Find here my heartiest exhortation, my unreserved endorsement; tune in and have a Bufnagle day!

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