189 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.

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    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.7, 1.3K 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.

    Did NASA discover a parallel Universe?

    Did NASA discover a parallel Universe?

    The amazing ANITA experiment and the bizarre neutrinos they discovered
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    • 50 min
    Do black holes destroy information?

    Do black holes destroy information?

    Daniel and Jorge tackle the paradox of black holes: do they destroy information or store it forever?
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    • 57 min
    What is the axion?

    What is the axion?

    Why do scientists think there might be a wispy mysterious particle? And why did they give it such a silly name?
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    • 54 min
    The SF Universe of Alastair Reynolds "Revenger"

    The SF Universe of Alastair Reynolds "Revenger"

    Daniel and Jorge talk about solar sails, artificial planets and black holes!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    What are primordial black holes?

    What are primordial black holes?

    Could mysterious black holes have been formed in the first second of the Universe?
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    • 55 min
    Is the impossible drive possible?

    Is the impossible drive possible?

    Daniel and Jorge dissect the "EMDrive", explain how it's supposed to work and whether it ever might.
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Leonis Sayfire ,

Amazing Find!

Stumbled upon this podcast when Daniel was interviewed by another of my favs and just adored his voice so decided to check it out. It has not disappointed. I love Daniel and Jorge’s playful banter which reminds me of my college days shooting off corny jokes with my fellow math majors. Some of the topics are review for me as physics has always been a deep topic of interest, but even that material is spun in a fun and engaging way. One of these days I might even sign up to answer their random questions!

scaleene ,

My only science podcast

Which probably says a lot about me. I find Jorge and Daniel so approachable and enjoy listening in on their conversations. Great dynamic. Thanks so much.

p.e.r.i.o.d.i.c. ,

Good info, but…

There is some good information in this podcast, if you can get past the silly and way too frequent attempts at humor by the moderators. Why do Podcasters always feel it necessary to try to ‘lighten things up’ and amuse us with stupid banter? It is beyond me. We are here for information!

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