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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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    • 4.7 • 1.7K 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.

    Does the Universe need cause and effect?

    Does the Universe need cause and effect?

    Daniel and Jorge talk about whether things have to happen in a definite order, or not!
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    • 58 min
    Does the weak force attract or repel?

    Does the weak force attract or repel?

    Daniel and Jorge break down this question that stumped Daniel at his public office hours!
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    • 58 min
    Is the Universe a hologram?

    Is the Universe a hologram?

    Could the 3D entire Universe be a projection from a 2D surface somewhere?
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    • 55 min
    Listener Questions 17: hamsters, black holes and higgs fields!

    Listener Questions 17: hamsters, black holes and higgs fields!

    Daniel and Jorge dip the french fries of knowledge into the mysterious condiments of the Universe and answer questions from listeners like you!
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    • 54 min
    Can you be motionless in space?

    Can you be motionless in space?

    Everything is moving and spinning -- is it possible to be totally still in the Universe?
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    • 1 hr
    Why don't we have electric airplanes?

    Why don't we have electric airplanes?

    Daniel and Katie talk about how to get a battery-powered plane into the sky.
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

MJ1106.6246 ,

I love this podcast

I really love this podcast so much and the jokes are hilarious and u guys make science more understandable like quantum physics still confuses me but now it’s less confusing and I have listened to y’all since I was 11

Mrs Kitten ,

This podcast deserves 7 stars!

I love the jokes, and how likable Daniel and Jorge are. Thanks for making this podcast to breakdown some serious science and making it accessible for people. Im constantly being blown away by the subjects, it definitely makes me think deeply and gives me a new appreciation for this crazy universe and how lucky we are to be here.

Xloganl13X ,

Shorter episodes please

I love this show, but the several 1 hour episodes a week is too much. Can you please shorten them to 20-30 minutes or do 1 episode a week?

There is a lot of extra banter and silliness that is appreciated in small doses, but I feel like there is only maybe 15-20 minutes of good content in an episode. Along with 20 minutes of jokes and 20 minutes of adds.

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