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A podcast about how we imagine, and how what we imagine shapes what we do. Each conversation brings together visionaries from the worlds of arts, sciences, humanities, and technology discussing the nature of imagination and how we collaborate to create the future. Hosted by Dr Brian Keating, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC San Diego.
 
Tales of speculative fiction have been told since before recorded history, but in the past century it has grown into an art form all its own. From Asimov to Wells, from adventures in space opera to cyberpunk dystopias, from Amazing Stories to your e-reader and beyond, join us as we discuss some of the most important and acclaimed science fiction novels of all time. Warning: Here be spoilers.
 
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This week we look at Arthur C Clarkes investigations into the Loch Ness Monster, the Giant Balls of Costa Rica and Stonehenge amongst other things. New artwork by Raymond Rowell: www.projectravencreative.com https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/user/harleywarren Contact the show at: Instagram: idontknowthepodcast Email: idontknowpod@outlook.com Serial S…
 
The Apple II computer ceased production in 1993, but that hasn’t stopped fans like Mark Lemmert from continuing to create new programs for it. Lemmert’s game Nox Archaist, released last month, is a role-playing game modeled on the classic Ultima series. “I always wondered if there could have been another iteration to a game like Ultima on the Apple…
 
Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics Leonard Mlodinow was Stephen’s closest colleague in his final years. Who better to put us in the room as Hawking indulges his passion for wine and curry; shares his feelings on love, death, and disability; and grapples with deep questions of philosophy and physics. Whether depicting Hawking’s devo…
 
Marshal and Rish finally discuss the finale episode of Mandalorian, Season 2, titled "The Rescue", the season as a whole, a bit about future Star Wars series and much more. To download, right-click here and then click Save Join the Journey Into Patreon to get extra episodes and personal addresses, plus other extras and rewards. To comment on this o…
 
Learn about the exciting promise of quantum computing and how it may solve problems in fundamental physics. Join my mailing list to get slides from this conversation: briankeating.com. We went deep…discussing Artificial Intelligence, the simulation hypothesis, lessons from Richard Feynman and more! You don’t want to miss his answers to my patented …
 
Part 1 of 2 Learn about the exciting promise of quantum computing and how it may solve problems in fundamental physics. Join my mailing list to get slides from this conversation: briankeating.com. We went deep…discussing Artificial Intelligence, the simulation hypothesis, lessons from Richard Feynman and more! You don’t want to miss his answers to …
 
Shake some blue cloth around - now you're in the water! Wear a cushion on your head - now you're a pirate! Record 299 episodes of a podcast - now you're famous and popular! Pretending is fun. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy W4B theme …
 
In Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery, Michael Burnham and the rest of the Discovery crew have been transported into the far future of the Star Trek universe. Science fiction author Anthony Ha was intrigued by the new setting. “Overall I thought they did a great job of setting up some really compelling mysteries around this idea called The Burn,” Ha …
 
Michael J. Saylor is an American entrepreneur and business executive, who co-founded & leads MicroStrategy, a company that provides business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services. Saylor, an MIT trained engineer, authored the 2012 book The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything. He is also the sole trustee of …
 
Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist, author, and intellectual adventurer. He has received many prizes for his work, including a Nobel Prize in Physics. Win a FREE copy of his newest book Fundamentals: enter this giveaway – https://kingsumo.com/g/n7xeaa/win-a-copy-of-frank-wilczeks-fundamentals-10-keys-to-reality Wilczek has made seminal contri…
 
This week we revisit Pleiadian channeller Bracha. We see what Orion has to say through Betsy Morgan. And we hear incredible predictions from psychic and energy reader (not a scientist) Phyllis King. New artwork by Raymond Rowell: www.projectravencreative.com https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/user/harleywarren Contact the show at: Instagram: idontknow…
 
One of the few bright spots in 2020 was Season 2 of The Mandalorian, which recently aired on Disney+. Fantasy author Erin Lindsey had mixed feelings about Season 1, but thought that the new episodes were a big improvement. “They showed a lot more narrative patience in this run than the last one,” Lindsey says in Episode 448 of the Geek’s Guide to t…
 
Does your mind create matter? What happens when an irresistible force meets an unmovable object? What is the nature of free will? Find out, in this special episode of the Into the Impossible Podcast in collaboration with Deepak Chopra’s “Chopra Well”. Fundamentals: Closer to Truth: A Look at the work of Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek and physicists L…
 
Lord Martin Rees has played a huge role in my career and is an inspiration to me and millions of scientists around the world. There is literally nothing beyond his purview and our conversation bore this out — we covered everything from A to Z: artificial intelligence to zoology! Nothing was off-limits — we even shared our mutual and controversial d…
 
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has finally been released on home video, which means the film’s mind-bending time travel story can now be enjoyed in the safety of your residence. Science fiction author Anthony Ha says the movie is a must-watch for action movie fans. “You’ve seen movies where things might play in reverse, but to have somebody who is fight…
 
A load of fruit and vegetables are alive and have named themselves the Munch Bunch, which is like a load of prisoners on death row calling themselves the Hang Gang. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe…
 
Max Tegmark and Eric Weinstein chat on the last day of 2020! Let’s say ‘good riddance’ with good friends and great conversation! We’ll talk a bit about Artificial Intelligence, Theories of Everything & the seemingly impossible challenge of building a positive future for humanity. Max thinks that, by improving the news we receive with the aid of mac…
 
Max Tegmark and Eric Weinstein chat on the last day of 2020! Let’s say ‘good riddance’ with good friends and great conversation! We’ll talk a bit about Artificial Intelligence, Theories of Everything & the seemingly impossible challenge of building a positive future for humanity. Max thinks that, by improving the news we receive with the aid of mac…
 
Marshal and Rish slow down a bit and just cover the penultimate episode of The Mandalorian, season 2, "The Believer." We also talk about the quintessential embodiment of Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, and respond to Bria Burton's voicemails. To download, right-click here and then click Save Join the Journey Into Patreon to get extra episodes and person…
 
MIT Physics Professor Emeritus Rainer Weiss won a 1/2 share of The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 For his contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves. He was born in Berlin, where his father was a doctor and psychoanalyst and his mother an actress. His father was of Jewish descent, and the family fled Nazism to the Un…
 
What's the best way to cap off one of the most depressing anxiety-inducing years ever? Watching a load of downtrodden animated first-graders suffering with emotional issues of course! Happy New Year Charlie Brown, you morose little prick. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.c…
 
Jon Peterson is the author of Playing at the World, widely seen as the definitive history of Dungeons & Dragons, as well as coauthor of the visual history Dungeons & Dragons: Art and Arcana and the D&D cookbook Heroes’ Feast. In his new book, The Elusive Shift, he explores how D&D and similar products came to be called “role-playing games.” “This i…
 
Join me in welcoming Prof. Cumrun Vafa (Harvard) in his first major podcast interview! We discussed a wide range of topics including what message he’d put into a billion-year time capsule. Plus, we discuss his delightful new book. Beneath all of the complex and formidable mathematical structures that formulate physical laws rest simple but deep nug…
 
A food columnist who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. To download, right-click here and then click Save Screen Guild Theater was an anthology radio series broadcast from 1939 until 1952, where leading Ho…
 
Last week the Guardian and Scientific American announced that Breakthrough Listen astronomers using the Parkes radio telescope in Australia saw a weird radio signal coming from Proxima Centauri, the star system closest to Earth. The signal behaves strangely, only using a narrow 982MHz band typically not used by human-made spacecraft. It also does n…
 
Eric Weinstein is the managing director of Thiel Capital, Peter Thiel‘s investment firm, a position he has held since 2015. Though not an academic physicist, he proposed a unified theory of physics in 2013. He and his brother Bret Weinstein coined the term Intellectual Dark Web to refer to an informal group of pundits. Weinstein received his Ph.D. …
 
Copy this thing you saw a professional do once. Copy it with your Mum or Dad. Oh no, you've done it wrong. Now you look stupid don't you. Now say "CUDDLY TOY!" Everyone join in, say cuddly toy. We're not going anywhere until you say it. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com…
 
Physicist Brian Keating is the codirector of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for the Human Imagination at UC San Diego. The center was established in partnership with the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2012 as a way of carrying on Clarke’s legacy. “They wanted to see if they could encourage, develop, and study the enabling of the human imagination,” Ke…
 
Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Join me on a cosmic journey with Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek. We will embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek’s groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. This is the deep logic…
 
Barry Barish is an emeritus professor at Caltech, where he has worked since 1963. He became director of the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) project in 1997, which led to his Nobel Prize in 2017. He has many other awards and is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and American Physical Society, of which he was also…
 
The Farsight Institute was founded by Dr Courtney Brown (a real professor). Find out this week how he and his harem of lady remote viewers uncover the mysteries of the world. And find out how they can represent humanity at the Galactic Federation. New artwork by Raymond Rowell: www.projectravencreative.com https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/user/harle…
 
Disclaimer: This episode was recorded before it was announced that there would be a new Ahsoka live-action series starring Rosario Dawson. However, Rish and Marshal do discuss that possibility and our opinions of Rosario as Ahsoka. Of course, we also talk about Grogu, Boba Fett, Fennec Shand, and the nature of The Tragedy (or tragedies.) To downloa…
 
When Happy Days ended, what happened to the Fonz? Did he; Die in a tragic repeat of his shark-jumping demonstration? Continue to live above a garage to be sexually available for his best friend's mother? Time travel with a dog, a magic future woman and two losers? TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: w…
 
Owen Egerton, director of horror movies such as Mercy Black and Blood Fest, is also a talented novelist. In his recent book Hollow, a religious studies professor who is mourning the loss of his son becomes fixated on the idea that the center of the Earth is inhabited by an advanced civilization. “Hollow is the intersection of two obsessions, one be…
 
Join Marshal and Rish as we talk more about Mandalorian. We are a bit behind, but we've got Quarren, Mon Calamari, Bo-Katan Kryze, Titus Welliver, Moff Gideon, Aqualish, Nevarro, Greef Carga, Cara Dune, Mythrol, Dr. Pershing, loads of stormtroopers, that alluring Imperial Comms Officer, and of course, Din Djarin and The Child. (Yes, he is still jus…
 
It's that time of year again! No, not Christmas songs. It's Mando season! Rish Outfield and "The Marshal" Latham sit down and talk about new Season 2 episodes of The Mandalorian, "The Marshal" and "The Passenger", where Din Djarin and The Child meet new allies and new dangers. To download, right-click here and then click Save Join the Journey Into …
 
Erin Lindsey’s Rose Gallagher books are an appealing mix of mystery, romance, history, and the supernatural. A major character in the series is a young adventurer named Teddy Roosevelt, who will go on to become America’s 26th president. “Of all of the historical figures that I’ve researched over the years, he’s by far the most compelling and most i…
 
Sheldon Glashow is a theoretical physicist and emeritus professor at Harvard, where he also earned his Ph.D. He was the first to propose a grand unified theory and also worked as a visiting scientist at CERN. Glashow shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg. He is a member of the Board of Sponsors for the Bulletin…
 
One night in the late 1950s, in a small town in New Mexico, friends Fay, a part-time switchboard operator, and Everett, the local radio DJ, investigate a mysterious audio frequency. To download, right-click here and then click Save Join the Journey Into Patreon to get early Outfield Excursions episodes. Episode Art courtesy of Gino Moretto. To comm…
 
Before Jurassic Park, the best animated dinosaurs ever committed to film were in Moschops. I haven't really kept track since then, but Moschops is probably still up there, right? TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy W4B theme piano arrange…
 
Haunted tunnels, haunted stations, the London Underground has it all. This week hear the spooky tales from the people that work on the tube. New artwork by Raymond Rowell: www.projectravencreative.com https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/user/harleywarren Contact the show at: Instagram: idontknowthepodcast Email: idontknowpod@outlook.com Serial Spirits:…
 
Few things in the universe have a worse reputation than black holes, but physicist Janna Levin is hoping to change that with her new book The Black Hole Survival Guide. “People think of black holes as dense objects, and they get caught up in the ‘monster truck’ aspect, that they destroy things,” Levin says in Episode 442 of the Geek’s Guide to the …
 
We all have limited time on Earth, so how should we spend it? Financial advisors urge us to be more like the ant than the grasshopper: work hard to maximize our earnings, save early and often, and, in retirement, reap the fruits of our labors and the rewards of compound interest. “What a monumental waste of human life,” says multi- millionaire Bill…
 
Eric Weinstein joins me live to take your questions about the past, present and future of physics. We’ll discuss my recent chats with Lenny Susskind, Shelly Glashow, and Barry Barish and Eric’s recent podcasts with Lex Fridman too. Eric and Stephen Wolfram: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI0AZ4Y4Ip4?sub_confirmation=1 Join us in the chat room to a…
 
Released: 28 November 2020 Duration: 70 minutes, 39 seconds Co-hosts Paul Carr and Daniela De Paulis engage philosopher Chelsea Haramia on the ethics of sending signals into space that might be received by intelligent beings in the cosmos. For more information about this episode, include a rich set of links, please see the blog entry for Episode 48…
 
Jon Pertwee narrates the adventures of a boy, an alien and an alien's imaginary friend, as we debate whether real things or imaginary things are scarier. TWITTER: @spreadthewhimsy FACEBOOK: facebook.com/whenwagonwheelswerebigger WEBSITE: whenwagonwheelswerebigger.com W4B theme composed by John Croudy W4B theme acoustic arrangement by Joe Beckhellin…
 
Paul M. Sutter is a research professor in astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University and a guest researcher at the Flatiron Institute in New York City. Paul earned his PhD in physics in 2011 as a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow at the University of Illinois. He then spent th…
 
Evan Carmichael believes in entrepreneurs. At 19, he built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist helping to raise $500,000 to $15 million. He now runs EvanCarmichael.com, a popular website for entrepreneurs. He breathes and bleeds entrepreneurship. He’s obsessed, aiming to help one billion entrepreneurs and change…
 
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