Mon, 17 November 2014
This is the Third episode of "Question Barn"
send your questions to TIPHYTER@TITANIUMPHYSICS.COM
This one has Mike Zemcov
Mon, 30 June 2014
Some famous singing clowns once sang a song about magnets. The world looks down on a singing clown's ignorance, but how many of us can actually explain how magnets work?
the question is rhetorical, though, because the answer is obviously "yes I can do it because i am a physicist and i have clever physicist friends who also know a lot about it." i recruited my old pals Brian Sullivan and Fiona Burnell!
the show is super extra long and we talk about everythinggg! from how magnetic fields are generated, to how magnets work, to how to levitate a frog, to how the sun and earth's magnetic fields work, to how guitar pickups work. it's a good episode.
you should note that a lot of the topics we mention (solar flares, superconductors) have their OWN EPSIODES all about them.
Tue, 31 December 2013
There was a time when light would not shine in the universe. There was a time when nothing was shining, and the universe was full of light-absorbing gas. But the first stars came, and pushed back the darkness and made the heavens clear. This is the story of the dark age of the universe.
Physicists Vicky Scowcroft and Mike Zemcov explain everything to THE TOLKEIN PROFESSOR Corey Olsen.
Direct download: Ep_41_The_Light_Which_Pushes_Back_The_Darkness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT
Sun, 22 December 2013
Teachers take things from an unrefined state to a point where they are wonderous. Poets are apt at describing both of these. This episode of TiPhy aims to teach genius poet Taylor Mali about where the planets in our solar system came from. Taylor's time with us was a little short, and our conversation broached many topics. listen after the end music to hear some crazy conversations. My physicists are Catherine and Dave!
Sun, 20 January 2013
So back when i started the show I sent Catherine an email. She's always been one of my most gifted astronomy friends. I said "hey, give me a topic for the show." I expected her to say like "variable stars that wobble because of acoustic waves" or something. she said "lunar swirls". i said "I'll get back to you".
i gave in.
and we put together a show about SWIRLS ON THE MOON.
apparently there are swirls on the moon. and they're AWESOME.
So my experts today are Catherine Neish and Sebastien Besse. and we explain everything to Jordan Harbinger, who hosts the Pickup Podcast.
Life is fun.
Sun, 11 November 2012
This week's guest is Anne Casselman! and Dave and Jocelyn are back. and we're talking about what happens if you fall into a black hole. mostly, we make bear spaghetti. Things are very sad. Listen past the end song to hear a fun discussion of the no hair theorem, and Hawking radiation. WHAT FUN!
Sun, 14 October 2012
Zounds! What Fun!
So when I started the show, everyone was like "HEY BEN! DO A SHOW ON THE HIGGS"
and i was like "No, it's boring and hard to explain and they aren't even going to find it anyway."
then they found it and everyone was like "Hey Ben! Do a show on the higgs!"
and i was like "ugh, I need to do at least four episodes. One on particle decay, one on particel detectors, one on the higgs field, and then maybe a detailed on on how they found it. but that's hard..."
anyway. So. here's a show on the Higgs field. It's how everything gets mass. kind of. we're in tip of the iceberg territory here.
Today's physicists are Tia Miceli, and Matt Buckley.
and our guest today is Greg Proops, The smartest man in the world.
Sun, 30 September 2012
well. here is a very stupid riddle: How does a very small mole?
if you answer it, send me an email and i'll send you a prize.
lets talk shop.
1) todays show is about quantum tunneling. it features henry Reich blowing us all out of the water with his high caliber explanations. It also features Justin Pierce of Wonderella fame. you should watch one minute physics videos and read wonderella. skip work today.
2.0) sorry about the sound quality, i'm still fighting a new internet connection. I'm doing my best, and i have honestly spent about 12 hours edting this.
2.1) at the end of the show is a lot of content that I threw into the appendices. enjoy.
2) Apple has a new podcast app. go see if you can find us on it? if you can't write us a review or something. I'm still trying to wrangle it currently. I hate it when things change.
3) maybe nominations for this year's podcasting awards are going to open up? maybe we should be nominated for the science category? maybe we don't stand a chance against those skeptics podcasts. maybe lots of things happen. getting on that list sure would make a lot of people notice the show though.
4) KEEP SCIENCE IN YOUR HEARTS!
5) If we get nominated for a podcasting award, i'll try to find a better (cheaper) place that sells t-shirts. then, tshirts for everyone!
Sat, 28 July 2012
we got carried away on the discussions in this one.
the raw recording was about 100 minutes long,
and even after some heavy editing, i couldn't get the "regular show" part under 40 minutes *shame*.
perhaps... your clock is just running faster than mine?
well... it's summer.
anyway! This episode's guest is Michael Mookie Terracciano, author of the webcomic "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire"
and we're taking the special event of our 20th episode to talk about SPECIAL RELATIVITY.
Sat, 14 July 2012
What causes the northern lights?
as far as I understand it... northern lights are what happens when polar bears drink cocacola.
but... maybe I'm just being silly.
Today's guest is Nathan Lowell! Go listen to some of his books on your next car trip. when you arrive, you'll feel pretty good about everything. maybe you'll even want to go back to school. learning is cool.
man, these things sure sound a lot different in the final cut than they do in their initial raw audiofile.
for one thing, we don't all talk like genius auctioneers.
maybe you should try listening to this with the *1/2 speed* turned on on your ipod. @_@