Sun, 1 September 2013
One day we will be a space-faring species.
currently, we're more of an "earth orbit" faring species.
anyway. we'll need large structures to help us get into space, and maybe to help us live in space.
MEGASTRUCTURES IN SPACE.
Mur Lafferty joins Jocelyn Read and Jacob Stump and myself. WHAT FUN.
Sun, 21 July 2013
Hooooooohh! It's Natasha Allegri! The Creator of Bee and PuppyCat! and also Fionna and Cake! We're going to talk about Craters! CRATERS! how they form! I've recruited Charlie Barnhart (from science sort of) and Lissa Ong to explain everything to us!
Mon, 24 June 2013
Mookie Terracciano! James Silvester! Amanda Bauer!
Lets talk about the methods we use to figure out how far stars are away from us.
the answer is: LOTS OF CLEVERNESS.
Sat, 8 June 2013
“Into this wild Abyss/ The womb of Nature, and perhaps her grave--/ Of neither sea, nor shore, nor air, nor fire,/ But all these in their pregnant causes mixed/ Confusedly, and which thus must ever fight,/ Unless the Almighty Maker them ordain/ His dark materials to create more worlds,--/ Into this wild Abyss the wary Fiend/ Stood on the brink of Hell and looked a while,/ Pondering his voyage; for no narrow frith/ He had to cross. ”
I went to meet Ben Caplan, notable indie rock musician, and I asked him what he wanted to learn about. He told me "Dark Energy", so I laid my plans. This EPISODE: the return of Rupinder Brar! The return of Vicky Scowcroft! Ben Caplan! Dark Energy! ALLEZ!
Tue, 7 May 2013
Reuben: "Hey dad, why is the sky blue?"
Steve: "Sky Marlins. probably."
Reuben: "You're not sure?"
Steve: "umm. lets ask the Titanium Physicists."
So When Steve asked if we could teach his 10 year old kid physics we were like "YESS!" because it's like we are training our own encyclopedia brown. So. If you have a mystery that needs solving, go ask Reuben.
So this episode we have Amanda Bauer and Ken Clark.
*note: I'm sorry Ken fans. Ken gets dropped from the call, and we couldn't get him back. T_T sorry everyone.*
okayy! Lets talk about why the sky is blue!
Sun, 7 April 2013
Lets Talk about the Casimir Effect! The difference between the vacuum between two mirror and the vacuum beyond them sucks the mirrors together! Vacuum Energy! Negative Mass! Warp Drives! Quantum mechanics! Tia Miceli, Mike Zemcov! I SUMMON YOU! explain quantum field theory to Megan Harns!
Sat, 9 March 2013
Particle Detectors! Tia Miceli! Ken Clark! I summon you! Explain geiger counters, scintilators, cloud chambers, bubble chambers, photomultipliers, CCD's, and CERN's mighty ATLAS detector to our guest Gareth L. Powell, author of Ack-Ack Macaque! this episode is a little long, but it's a lot great.
Mon, 11 February 2013
Alasdair Stuart joins Jocelyn and Dave on this episode. We talk about black holes and time: specifically how black holes affect time.Everything we say will make sense, because we will introduce the Equivalence Principle. the movie "Twins" is referred to about 1,000,000 times this episode. BE WARNED.
this episode is rated explicit because sometimes I don't want to cut the mildly dirty jokes, okay?!
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, 30 December 2012
Yaaaay! Today we're talking about Entropy. It's an oft cited but also oft misunderstood law of nature.
Our Guest is Cory Doctorow, Author, Blogger, King of the Blogosphere!
(If you go to the website www.titaniumphysics.com you can read an additional explanation which... I forgot to mention while we were recording the show, even though it IS REALLY actually very neat)
It's Jocely and Miles. My old friends.