Sun, 29 April 2012
I decided to do a show on Quasars. because I didn't know what they were. So then I looked It up. Turns out, they're black holes! My Favourite.
I also looked up two of my other favourites, Laura Hainline and Sean Moran. Turns out, they know Everything about Quasars.
So then I looked up the author of one of my favourite webcomics, Howard Tayler.
This show is fantastic. Too bad we had to record the show using two tin cans and a piece of string, and an old wax cylinder sound recorder. Oh well. It's not like I have any money to spend on sound quality (I spend it all on quality of character).
by the way, if anyone can spot the magical SUPERFLUOUS word I've worked into the usual script, send me an email with it as the subject line, and I'll write you back a prize.
the prize is a haiku about whatever's on my mind.
Also note that there are a couple extra bits after the bunny song. not much. I left a couple extra (edited) minutes in the regular part of the show, so we ran a couple min overtime.
Direct download: Ep_14_Ti_Phy_How_Do_You_Spell_Quasar.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:45pm PDT
Sun, 15 April 2012
Today we've got Andrew Johnstone from the Podcast Squared Podcast. I wanted to do him ONE BETTER, and In a cool way, so today we're going to talk about Ice Cube (not the rapper).
ICE CUBE is humankind's largest constructed structure. It's a one-kilometer squared cube neutrino detector buried one mile deep under a glacier in antarctica.
to help me along with this show, I've brought on my old friends Ken Clark and Laura Gladstone. note: This isn't an episode of the flintstones. if it were, Ken's name would be Slate Clarkrock.
BIG NOTE: this show has a long series of very silly conversations following the bunny song at the end. they are very silly. please don't try riding a bicycle slowly through a crowd of toddlers when listening to the appendix bits. you will probably laugh, lose your ballance and crush a child.
Direct download: Ep_13_Ti_Phy_That_Which_Lies_Beneath_The_Ice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm PDT
Sun, 1 April 2012
You all remember how Pluto got kicked to the curb.
It turns out that Pluto is just one of a large family of worlds: The Dwarf planets of the Kuiper Belt!
I have brought on two fantastic astronomers to aide me: Sean Moran and Laura Hainline.
We explain everything you've ever wanted to know about the Dwarf Planets of the Kuiper Belt:
what's a planet. what's a dwarf. How big are Kuiper's pants?
We explain everything to Keith Hayward and Max Wellenstein of the Henshin Justice Unlimited Podcast and Website.
Listen after the closing bunny song to hear an interesting discussion on whether there's a big giant planet the size of jupiter (planet X) out beyond pluto.
Direct download: Ep_12_Ti_Phy_Exiled_Worlds_On_The_Outskirts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:11pm PDT