The Titanium Physicists Podcast | Best Science Podcasts (2018)
Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2018. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
The Titanium Physicists Podcast 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.
Episode 77: Disruptive Feedback 2018-02-18 21:05:26 A supermassive blackhole at the centre of a galaxy can cause the gas that falls into it to glow SO BRIGHT that it stops the creation of new stars. What? How?
it's called a quasar. It's called an Active Galactic Nucleus. It's called a good time.
Courtney Brooke Davis is here to ask the questions!
Dr. Victoria Scowcroft and Dr. Carolin Villforth are here to give the answers!
and I'm here to talk about pudding. 55 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode 76: All that Glitters 2017-12-17 22:59:21 NEUTRON STARS SMASH TOGETHER IN SPACE!
Announcing the return of the A Team!
Jocelyn Read! David Tsang!
joining us today the comedian Charlie Demers!
This episode is gold.
specifically, it's about neutrons stars MASHING TOGETHER in the depths of space! 1 hour, 9 minutes
Episode 75: The Undeniable Outward Push 2017-11-12 23:59:15 OLD FRIENDS AND NEW VARIATIONS!
Dr. James Sylvester!
and our guest Zach Weinersmith!
(Zach and his wife Kelly just wrote an amazing book!)
we're going to talk about Supernovas (type 2). How a perfectly ordinary gigantic star can just one day decide to EXPLOOODDE.
today's episode is amazing. It brings together a lot of things we have talked about in other episodes! 1 hour, 39 seconds
Episode 74: Jingle Bell Sweaters 2017-08-24 12:56:22 Biophysicists Dr. Nicole Prent and Dr. Jacqueline Townsend are back. this time we're talking about Electron Spin Resonance, a technique that's like Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, but different.
our guest this time is Diana Goodman, Host of the 30-20-10 podcast. 48 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode 73: An Episode with Glass 2017-07-10 15:30:18 A touch of Glass! Dr. Jane Cook and Dr. Jessica Rimsza are here to talk with Bobak Ferdowsi about glass. We talk about what glass is, and how it forms, and what makes it glassy, and where to find it, and so many more things! FASCINATING! 1 hour, 27 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode 72: Moonquake 2017-04-30 22:40:57 Dr. Briony Horgan and Dr. Meg Rosenburg are here to explain that the moon is actually shrinking. It's getting smaller. And we know that it is because we have been studying it. Today's guest is Eric Molinsky, host of the "Imaginary Worlds" podcast. 1 hour, 3 minutes, 42 seconds
Episode 71: Neutriyes or NeutriNO 2017-03-19 20:43:47 I'm gonna give it to you straight: we make beams of neutrinos. Neutrinos are particles that barely touch anything as they pass through everything. Ken Clark and Tia Michelli are back and this episode is awesome. neutrino beams: why would we make them? how do we make them? our guest is the host of the FOO SHOW: Will Smith! 1 hour, 51 seconds
Episode 70: Muon, science cat, muon 2017-01-15 22:14:52 Muons are very small fundamental particles that are much heavier than they should be. they fall apart pretty quickly, but they rain down on us. It's magical. Today's physicists are Ryan Martin, the particle physicist; and Diana Cowern, host of the "Physics Girl" youtube channel. Our Guest this time is Sarah Gailey, the author! 1 hour, 32 seconds
Episode 69: Super Hyper Fire Hose Bucket Challenge 2016-12-12 00:10:11 Today our guest is a person I've wanted to meet for years: The founder of the Skepchick website, Rebecca Watson. Our physicists are Dr. Katie Mack and Hannalore Gerling-Dunsmore. TODAY'S TOPIC: Supermassive Black Holes!! 1 hour, 11 minutes, 5
Episode 68: The Shadows of Creation 2016-11-06 20:49:16 This episode is about the The Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect, where photons from the big bang are used to backlight giant galaxy clusters! My Physicists this episode are Dr. Michael Zemcov, and Dr. Danica Marsden. Our guest this time is TED LEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO! THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND! 1 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
Best Science Podcasts 2018
We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
The Person You Become Over the course of our lives, we shed parts of our old selves, embrace new ones, and redefine who we are. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about the experiences that shape the person we become. Guests include aerobatics pilot and public speaker Janine Shepherd, writers Roxane Gay and Taiye Selasi, activist Jackson Bird, and fashion executive Kaustav Dey.
#478 She Has Her Mother's Laugh What does heredity really mean? Carl Zimmer would argue it's more than your genes along. In "She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Power, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity", Zimmer covers the history of genetics and what kinship and heredity really mean when we're discovering how to alter our own DNA, and, potentially, the DNA of our children.