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 78 The Heat Death of The Universe 2018-09-09 17:00:32 Dr. Katie Mack and Dr. Robert McNees team up to explain the heat death of the universe to Award Winning Author Ken Liu.
listen past the closing song for more fun. 1 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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
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.
Circular We're told if the economy is growing, and if we keep producing, that's a good thing. But at what cost? This hour, TED speakers explore circular systems that regenerate and re-use what we already have. Guests include economist Kate Raworth, environmental activist Tristram Stuart, landscape architect Kate Orff, entrepreneur David Katz, and graphic designer Jessi Arrington.
#504 The Art of Logic How can mathematics help us have better arguments? This week we spend the hour with "The Art of Logic in an Illogical World" author, mathematician Eugenia Cheng, as she makes her case that the logic of mathematics can combine with emotional resonance to allow us to have better debates and arguments. Along the way we learn a lot about rigorous logic using arguments you're probably having every day, while also learning a lot about our own underlying beliefs and assumptions.