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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Does gravity make rainbows?

2/2/2023
Daniel and Jorge talk about a speculative theory called "rainbow gravity" which might help us understand the origins of the Universe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:51:46

Why can't stars fuse Iron?

1/31/2023
Daniel and Jorge talk about how stars fuse lighter elements and what changes when they reach Iron. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:47:25

Does particle spin affect life on Earth?

1/26/2023
Daniel and Jorge talk about how the Universe's preference for left-handed particles may have shaped our chemistry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:47:41

What's going on with Przybylski's Star?

1/24/2023
Daniel and Jorge talk about how to explain one of the weirdest stars in the Universe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:51:19

The Science of "For All Mankind"

1/19/2023
Daniel and Jorge talk about the science of the alt-history science fiction show "For All Mankind". See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:34

Does anti-matter feel anti-gravity?

1/17/2023
Daniel and Jorge talk about whether anti-matter falls down, or up! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:10

Did NASA accidentally invent a warp drive?

1/12/2023
Daniel and Jorge dissect research articles claiming sudden progress in warp technology See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:01:30

Could a grand unified theory of physics be impossible?

1/10/2023
Daniel talks with Dr. Katie Robertson about whether there even is a single unified theory of physics for us to discover. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:38

Listener Questions about light and black holes

1/5/2023
Daniel and Jorge absorb listener questions, reflect on the answers and emit some silly jokes See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:04:40

How powerful could a civilization get?

1/3/2023
Daniel and Jorge discuss the Kardashev Scale, Kardashians, Cryptocurrencies and crpytozoology. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:01:58

What is quantized inertia?

12/29/2022
Daniel and Jorge explore the mystery of inertia and whether a controversial theory can explain it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:00:05

Was the Higgs boson discovery a triumph or disappointment?

12/27/2022
Daniel and Jorge debate whether the Higgs boson discovery marks the end of collider physics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:48

The biggest collisions in the Universe

12/24/2022
Bonus episode: Daniel and Jorge visit the metaverse to discuss what happens when particles, stars, galaxies or superclusters collide! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:27:31

The science of time travel television

12/22/2022
Daniel and Jorge talk about the science of "Umbrella Academy", "Time Traveler's Wife" and "Dark". See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:07:27

What is the Big Rip?

12/20/2022
Daniel and Jorge talk about what would happen if dark energy increased and tore the Universe apart. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:28

Could dark matter be a superfluid?

12/15/2022
Daniel and Jorge talk about whether a new idea for dark matter might overcome some discrepancies in galaxy behavior. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:01:47

Could black holes actually be fuzzballs?

12/13/2022
Daniel and Jorge talk about whether the dark massive objects we've observed could be something stringier and stranger than black holes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:02

Is there a pattern to asteroid impacts on Earth?

12/8/2022
Daniel and Katie talk about whether a future impact is predictable or random. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:10:26

What is a black hole eclipse?

12/6/2022
Daniel and Jorge talk about whether black holes can be blocked or can block other objects. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:04:11

What is the densest planet?

12/1/2022
Daniel and Jorge wonder about which planets would float if you dunked them in a cosmic tub. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:06:20