The Titanium Physicists Podcast

Patrick Mchale makes his triumphant return to the show!

Astrophysicists Catherine Neish and Brian Jackson explain how planets form around stars, and why the planets we see around other stars are so weird.

Direct download: Ep_63_Worldbuilding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

Hi!
LIGO just announced detecting.
1. gravitational waves
2. colliding black holes 1.3 billion years away.

this is just me talking about my feelings about it. 

Direct download: Ben_Talks_About_Ligo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am PDT

Did you know that if something falls into a black hole it will "ring" like a bell, radiating gravitational waves at a very specific frequency. pretty fun! Brent Knopf and Matt Sheehy are back! 
Two new physicists: Leo Stein and Chiara Mingarelli! 

 

fun times!

Direct download: Ep_62_Black_Bells.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 9:34pm PDT

*sorry about the audio quality*
*one guy was in china, and my mic broke and all sorts of bad stuff happened. :(*

OH MAN!!!
Erika Ensign, from all the dr. who podcasts, has come on our show
so that Darren Peets and Abby Shockley and I can do our best to explain how

VORTICES enable MAGNETIC PINNING in TYPE 2 SUPERCONDUCTORS. 

 

rad.

Direct download: Ep_61_Levitating_Trains.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:38pm PDT

Radio telescopes have really crummy resolution.
but if we line them up and hook them together, 

using a technique called "radio interferometry" 

we can see the head of a screw 300 km away.

 

This episode, our guest is Ben Acker, one of the authors of "the thrilling adventure hour". amazing!

Our Physicists are Rupinder Brar and Sabrina Stierwalt!

exciting!

Direct download: Ep_60_Meters_Of_Interference.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 12:58am PDT

Episode 59: Strange Truth and Charming Beauty

There is no force stronger.

Gravity? get out. 

Electrostatics? no.

Love? incorrect.

THE STRONG FORCE!

Tia Miceli! Ken Clark! AND OUR SPECIAL GUEST RYAN NORTH!!!!

 

this is a really fun episode where we talk about how protons are made of quarks stuck together with gluons. so much fun. 

Direct download: Ep_59_Strange_Truth_And_Charming_Beauty.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:09pm PDT

The Big bang.

How do we know it happened? How do we know what happened?

Dr. Michael Zemcov and Dr. Katie Mack and I talk to the clever hosts of Encyclopedia Brunch. It's Tim Dobbs and Kathryn Cogert! WHAT FUN!

Direct download: Ep_58_Extraordinary_Evidence.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:41pm PDT

BIOPHYSICS! Nicole Prent! Jacqueline Townsend! 

Broadway actor Brian Cross joins us to talk about how biophysicists use frequency doubling of photons To LOOK INSIDE CELLS! well, it's really cool I can't wait for you to hear it!

Direct download: Ep_57_Two_Photons_Walk_Into_an_H_Bar.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:36pm PDT

Oh boy it's been a while since we got an episode scheduled, recorded, edited and out the door. but the wait has been worth it because THIS EPISDE IS AMAZING!

Dan Harmon (From Channel 101, The Sarah Silverman Show, Monster House,  COMMUNITY!, Harmontown (the podcast), Harmontown (the documentary about the podcast), and Rick and Morty) joins us!

Physicist Katherine Brown RETURNS! and Ken Clark is flying shotgun!

TODAYS EPISODE TOPIC: QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT.

this is a lovely episode and i am prouder than punch to present it to you.

Direct download: Ep_56_What_In_Tangles_Meant.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm PDT

Ken Clark Joins me!

we answer Ramiro's question, who asked

"I have heard that bosons are the force carriers. So what force is the higgs boson "carrying" ?"

 

Direct download: qb8.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:17pm PDT