Science Pie is a new independent podcast about physics, history, literature and engineering, exploring one fascinating topic per 15-minute episode. Manufactured in-house by Annika Brockschmidt and Dennis Schulz.
Editors from Physics World magazine and its sister website physicsworld.com talk to leading scientists and science commentators about cutting-edge physics research, science education and the cultural and political issues shaping the international scientific community.
Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest. Visit the website to see a list of topics sorted by physics field.
Radio Physics is for everyone! You don't have to be a scientist or even an aficionado to be fascinated by the questions and answers that you'll hear between 4:30 and 5:00 on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Radio Physics is a new collaboration with top high school physics students from Aspen to Rifle, the Aspen Center for Physics, and KDNK Community Radio in Carbondale. Students interview one of the more than 1,000 physicists who visit the Aspen Center for Physics every year. You'll want to know the answer to the questions that they ask. Tune in!
We decided to do advent episodes! Short bits from our interviews we wanted to release, but couldn't fit into a story. Few minutes each, few edits, one piece of music in the background. We start with Jo Fox, talking about the process of teaching and how she knows less the more she knows. More next week! Music by Maurice Ravel, played by Luis Sarro. Produced by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt. A complete list of all the music for our episodes can be found here. Photo by Susanne Nilsson / flickr (CC-BY-SA).
If life could exist on Mars, what might it look like? And could an upcoming mission by the European Space Agency finally lead to some answers on that eternal question of whether we are alone in the universe? In this podcast, astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell addresses these big questions.
We delve into the tricky field of atrocity propaganda. How does it work, why is it a thing we see time and time again? We travel through time to take a look at the form it took in World War 1 - and how it has changed since then. We follow the pictures into the present to the IS propaganda videos and discuss how we should deal with those images in the media. Follow us into the confusing labyrinth of atrocity propaganda, alongside Durham University professor Jo Fox who will guide us through! Music by Salakapakka Sound System, Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert, Chris Zabriskie, Fog Lake, Rest You Sleeping Giant, Johannes Brahms played by Luis Sarro. You can find all the music here. Science Pie (English) RSS
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!
In this podcast Michael Banks travels to the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source to find out how scientists are using neutrons in their research and how the lab is looking to attract more users from industry.
Why does a physicist build a tiny replica of a dishwasher to put under a microscope? And what invention has made going to the optician or eye doctor that much more bearable (and also created a fun moment in TV history)? Join in as Durham University's Professor John Girkin answers these questions (and some more) and explains his optical toys to us. Yes, you read that correctly, toys. What they are? Click play and listen. Music by Josh Woodward, Robert Schumann, Frederic Chopin played by Donald Betts, Alexander Borodin and Vienna Ditto. Sounds by Mike Koenig. You can find the music here, as always. Photo by Ben Mortimer/flickr (CC-BY). Science Pie (English) RSS
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!
We belong to a generation that grew up alongside Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived - and yet, it is so much more than just a children's book. Alongside the lovely Anne-Sophie Charrière, who studied English Literature, especially the Harry Potter series, we dive into Rowling's elaborate and intricate world of magic and reveal the power behind the character's names. Be bewitched (and tune in. No password required. 7th-book reference. Teehee.) Music: Maurice Ravel played by Luis Sarro, Richard Wagner, Chris Zabriskie, Isaac Albeniz played by Gordon Rowland, Antonin Dvorak, Felix Mendelssohn, Ghofra Z and Kosta T, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky and Alec's Band. You can find the complete playlist here. Science Pie (English) RSS
Imagine if Hitler had jumped out of an airplane over Britain and got captured in Glasgow. That didn't happen. But it happened to his deputy, Rudolf Heß. Join us as we dive into the strange and twisted story of Heß' caption alongside Durham University historian Jo Fox. We investigate what the curious case of Rudolf Heß can tell us about possible distinctions between democratic and totalitarian propaganda. Should we make a distinction between these at all? And what about rumours? Music by Ian Alex Mac, Health and Beauty, Sergei Rachmaninoff played by Vadim Chaimovich, Chris Zabriskie, Little Glass Men, Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet, Louis Lefébure-Wély played by Markus Staab, Maurice Ravel played by Luís Sarro, Edvard Grieg played by Edward Rosser, Franz Liszt played by Maurio Tortorelli and Constantin Catena, and sounds recorded by Mike Koenig. As always, you can find all the tracks we used here.
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.
We are back! Join us as we dive into the fascinating field of propaganda with the help of Jo Fox, a specialist in the history of propaganda in twentieth-century europe and professor at Durham University. This is our first interview episode! Tune in as she unravels what we need to know in order to try to begin to understand propaganda and what propaganda does. There will be at least two more episodes based on this interview, both due soon! Music by Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel, Leopoldo Miguez, Scott Holmes and Vienna Ditto. You can find all the tracks we used, including links, here.
Appologies. the audio turned out way crunchier than i thought it would be while we recorded. I tried to fix it. My "Doctor Evil" impression is way crappier than it sounded in my head. after all these years of thinking i had a good doctor evil impression.. turns out i suck. THIS EPISODE IS ABOUT LASERS! Dr. Abby Shockley and Dr. Tia Miceli join me in trying to explain lasers to a very Patient Aaron Fischer. this episode is super fun.
Me and Amanda Bauer Answer a question from dave! "First of all I really enjoy the podcast! And for a while I’ve been wanting to send in this question and think it would be perfect for the new segment. My question is: What direction would one look to see the big bang? Now, I understand that we are in an ever expanding universe and technically the big bang is in all directions but I guess I’m having a hard time mentally grasping the concept. I’ve heard the balloon analogy but I just can’t understand that if I was expanding on an inflating balloon I would still be able to look to the center of said balloon, right?!. Conversely, would it be possible to look away from the big bang and into the space our universe is expanding into? I hope this hasn’t already been covered but if it has would it be possible to go more in depth with an explanation of the expansion itself. Thanks for such an awesome podcast! Dave”