Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe

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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.

  • 47 minutes 56 seconds
    Listener Questions 60,491: Mini solar systems, greek physics and black holes!

    Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you! Send your questions to [email protected]

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    20 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 48 minutes 7 seconds
    Can supernovas cause ice ages?

    Daniel and Jorge talk about how the greatest cosmic fireballs might trigger ice ages here on Earth.

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    18 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 45 minutes 51 seconds
    Listener Questions 59: Interstellar probes and fractional electrons

    Daniel and Jorge answer questions about travel to and from other stars and whether scientists have split the electron.

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    13 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 49 minutes 55 seconds
    Does dark matter have an anti-particle?

    Daniel and Jorge talk about the relationship between matter, dark matter and anti-matter!

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    11 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 42 minutes 56 seconds
    Why don't we have nuclear powered airplanes?

    Daniel and Kelly talk about whether planes could be powered by nuclear reactors and whether that would be a bad idea, or a very bad idea.

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    6 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 46 minutes 27 seconds
    Listener Questions 58: Donuts, disaster and discoveries!

    Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you!

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    4 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 49 minutes 44 seconds
    The science fiction Universe of "Constellation"

    Daniel talks to Peter Harness, screenwriter for "Constellation", about the quantum rules of his fictional Universe.

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    30 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 43 minutes 23 seconds
    Listener Questions 57: Philosophy, Quantum Mechanics and Beta Decay!

    Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you!

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    28 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 58 minutes 3 seconds
    Who was the most influential scientist?

    Daniel talks to Ananyo Bhattacharya, author of "The Man From the Future" about the life and impact of John von Neumann

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    23 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 50 minutes 22 seconds
    What's the electric charge of the Universe?

    Daniel and Katie reveal the shocking truth about the balance between positive and negative particles.

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    21 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 41 minutes 50 seconds
    Listener Questions 56: Neutron Stars, Dense matter and shared atmospheres!

    Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you. Get your questions answered: [email protected]

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    16 May 2024, 5:00 am
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