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Best Astronomy podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Astronomy podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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StarTalk Radio
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Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Friday nights at 7pm ET.
 
Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes ...
 
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Astronomy Cast
Monthly+
 
Take a fact-based journey through the cosmos. Tune in to hear weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology. Hosted by Fraser Cain (Universe Today) and Dr. Pamela L. Gay (SIUE), this show brings the questions of an avid astronomy lover direct to an astronomer. Together Fraser and Pamela explore what is known and being discovered about the universe around us. Astronomy Cast is supported through individual donations and the sponsorship of Swinburne Astronomy Online.
 
If you’re fascinated by the idea of humans traveling through space and curious about how that all works, you’ve come to the right place. This is the official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
 
The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that is publishing one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of the year. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world. We are looking for individuals, schools, companies and clubs to provide 5 - 10 minutes of audio for the daily podcast. You can do as few as 1 episode or up to 12 episodes (one per month, subject to our editorial discretion). Our goal is to encourage people to sign u ...
 
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NASACast Audio
Daily
 
NASACast combines the content of all the NASACast subject area podcasts into a single omnibus podcast. Here you'll find the latest news and features on NASA's missions as well as the popular "This Week @NASA" newsreel.
 
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Nature Podcast
Weekly+
 
The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
 
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AWESOME ASTRONOMY
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Awesome Astronomy explores the frontiers of science, space and our evolving understanding of the universe. Join Ralph, Paul & Jeni for informative and fun astronomy programmes dedicated to space and astronomy news and monthly podcast extras covering hot topics and special interviews in the world of science and astronomy.
 
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Ask a Spaceman!
Monthly+
 
What would happen if you fell into a black hole? How big is the universe? Just what the heck is a quasar, anyway? You've got questions, and astrophysicist Paul Sutter has the answers! Submit questions via Twitter using #AskASpaceman or post to facebook.com/PaulMattSutter. Every episode you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
 
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Ask a Spaceman!
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What would happen if you fell into a black hole? How big is the universe? Just what the heck is a quasar, anyway? You've got questions, and astrophysicist Paul Sutter has the answers! Submit questions via Twitter using #AskASpaceman or post to facebook.com/PaulMattSutter. Every episode you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
 
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.
 
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Are We There Yet?
Monthly+
 
The Space Exploration Podcast
 
Every week we cover the latest spaceflight news, discuss past, current and future exploration efforts, and take a look at upcoming events. Tune in to hear about how humans get to space, how they stay in space and how unmanned craft reach farther and farther into the universe around us.
 
The new home of the ABC’s (Australia) popular astronomy podcast (formerly known as StarStuff). Recognized worldwide by our listeners and industry experts as one of the best programs on Astronomy and Space Science.
 
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Space Nuts
Weekly
 
All things Space – astronomy, news, travel, discoveries, the mysteries and more…with world renown and respected Astronomer Professor Fred Watson and Broadcaster/Journalist Andrew Dunkley. Website: www.bitesz.com/spacenuts
 
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Crrow777Radio.com
Weekly
 
Crrow777 has been filming and questioning space, the moon and our sun for many years and has many thousands of hours of observation and filming time through large telescopes.
 
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Radio Astronomy
Monthly
 
The monthly astronomy podcast from the makers of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
 
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Liftoff
Monthly+
 
Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell. Hosted by Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett.
 
The Guide to Space is a series of space and astronomy poddcasts by Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today
 
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WeMartians Podcast
Monthly
 
The WeMartians Podcast delves into all aspects of the exploration of Mars, including robotic/human spacecraft and rocket engineering, planetary science, astronomy and other upcoming technology. Our episodes are research-supported and feature topical audio clips and special guests.
 
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Space Junk
Weekly
 
Space Junk is a weekly podcast dedicated to the amazing hobby of amateur astronomy. Each week we’ll answer your questions and bring you the latest information and advice on the tools, gadgets, software and techniques for maximizing your enjoyment of the night sky. Your hosts are Tony Darnell from DeepAstronomy.space and Dustin Gibson from OPT Telescopes, a world leader in telescopes and accessories.
 
Welcome to the Space Rocket History podcast
 
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Space Cowboys | BNR
Monthly+
 
A weekly podcast on space, rocket science, the hunt for life, telecommunications and maybe even some espionage. Space Cowboys is brought to you in English from Amsterdam by science and technology journalists Herbert Blankesteijn and Thys Roes.
 
Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.
 
A short, weekly podcast about spaceflight, exploration, policy, and strategy in the modern era and near future.
 
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StarDate Podcast
Daily
 
StarDate, the longest-running national radio science feature in the U.S., tells listeners what to look for in the night sky.
 
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Spacepod
Monthly+
 
Hear stories about the alien moons orbiting our Sun, of cold stars, and the future of space exploration. Every week, scientist Dr. Carrie Nugent chats about an amazing part of our universe with an expert guest. Spacepod is the podcast that gives you an inside look into space exploration. Learn more: http://listentospacepod.com
 
Cheap Astronomy offers you 10 minute weekly podcasts on a wide range of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, space science and space exploration topics. At Cheap Astronomy you're only as cheap as the telescope you're looking through.
 
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On a Mission
Monthly
 
Hear the stories behind the exploration of outer space.
 
Naked Astronomy: the Naked Scientists' Astronomy and Space Science Podcast - audio that's out of this world...
 
How the first moon landing was saved. The full story of the people who made Apollo 11 happen and prevented it from going badly wrong. Theme music by Hans Zimmer.
 
Astronomy news and interviews with scientists involved in the discoveries.
 
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Curiosity Daily
Daily
 
The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from Curiosity.com will help you get smarter about the world around you — every day. In less than 10 minutes, you'll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.
 
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The Star Spot
Monthly
 
The astronomy and space exploration podcast
 
Ian Morison tells you what can be seen in the night sky this month.
 
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Deep Astronomy
Monthly+
 
Welcome to Deep Astronomy, a podcast dedicated to helping us understand our place in the universe. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deepastronomy/support
 
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.
 
Welcome to the Space Rocket History podcast
 
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The Grimerica Show
Weekly+
 
A loose cannon podcast featuring casual conversations with whomever we deem interesting, often on the fringe, Like Coast to Coast, but on demand. Like a less compromised Joe Rogan Experience. Interviews on Spirituality, Alternative History, UFO's, and More
 
Two brothers explore the mysteries of the ages, the ancients, and the modern day
 
The Weekly Space Hangout is recorded every Friday on the Cosmoquest G+ page. Journalists and astronomers discuss the top stories of the week in space and science, and answer audience questions. These are the audio files of those recordings.
 
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Science Friday
Weekly+
 
Brain fun for curious people.
 
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Astronomy Cast
Weekly
 
Take a facts-based journey through the universe.
 
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Science Talk
Monthly
 
Science Talk is a weekly science audio show covering the latest in the world of science and technology. Join Steve Mirsky each week as he explores cutting-edge breakthroughs and controversial issues with leading scientists and journalists. He is also an articles editor and columnist at Scientific American magazine. His column, "Antigravity," is one of science writing's great humor venues. Also check our daily podcast from Scientific American : "60-Second Science." To view all of our archived ...
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHeua_irDJ4 Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: Tonight we are very excited to welcome Dr. Kathryn Bywaters, Research Scientist at the SETI Insitute where she is currently working on the development of life-detection instrumentation for future space exploration. Additionally, she is investigating the nutri ...…
 
This episode we look at the big space missions launching in 2020 that will visit the Sun and Mars. Plus, the latest from Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx, and what to expect from commercial human spaceflight over the next 12 months. Also this episode, we speak to Robert Shelton, President of the Giant Magellan Telescope, about how the GMT will peer dee ...…
 
Our own Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society senior editor and book lover, shares her 2019 list of space books for everyone, from infant to adult. She also presents a list of cool space gifts recommended by scientists and engineers. Bruce Betts provides a tantalizing tease for what could be a brief but massive shower of meteors. And there’s much ...…
 
547: Why Astronomy Still Needs Humans Astronomy Cast 547: Why Astronomy Still Needs Humans by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Few sciences have been able to take advantage of the power of computers like astronomy. But with all this computing power, you might be surprised to learn how important a role humans still play in this science.…
 
Baby Black Holes and Blobs. In the show this time, we talk to Connor Smith about searching for blobs in the submillimetre regime [05:53 - 21:19], Fiona Porter rounds up the latest news [01:10 - 05:46] and we find out what we can see in the November night sky from Ian Morison, Haritina Mogosanu and Samuel Leske [38:30 - 01:07:38].…
 
The Discussion: Ralph’s been in Washington – which, of course, means a visit to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, we say goodbye to Russian cosmonaut, Alexi Leonov, and take a look at listeners’ emails. The News: Rounding up the space exploration news this month we have: James Webb Space Telescope inches ever closer The USAF’s autonomous spac ...…
 
What would a house on Mars look like? Space Boffins Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson tackle the tricky topic of Mars interior design and the challenges of moving to Mars. They're joined by the Head of Science for the UK Space Agency, Chris Lee, to also discuss a new mission to a comet - a comet that's not yet been discovered - and future inter ...…
 
Was there a first cause? Can there be a event that started everything? What would such an event look like? In this episode Tony and Charlotte discuss the scientific and philosophical understanding of the beginning of the universe and what an effect that does NOT have a cause must look like. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest ...…
 
October 2019 saw the first all-female spacewalk, and the discover of 20 new moons of Saturn. There were also more observations of interstellar comet Borisov, and evidence for the Milky Way's black hole having sent out a violent flare several million years ago. Chris and Edward discuss these latest stories.October also saw a planned hiatus in op ...…
 
Learn about how human goals fall into 4 categories; why NASA’s Planetary Protection Independent Review Board (PPRIB) says we don’t need to be so careful about infecting other worlds; and whether cell phone radiation is actually dangerous. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about why a NAS ...…
 
Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacetime (mobile friendly). *Unexplained seasonal changes discovered in Martian oxygen levels Scientists have detected mysterious seasonal changes in oxygen levels in the air directly above the surface of Gale Crater on Mars. *Water detected on interstellar visitor Astronomers have detected ...…
 
Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacetime (mobile friendly). *Unexplained seasonal changes discovered in Martian oxygen levels Scientists have detected mysterious seasonal changes in oxygen levels in the air directly above the surface of Gale Crater on Mars. *Water detected on interstellar visitor Astronomers have detected ...…
 
Today I'll be joined by Paul Geithner, the Deputy Project Manager for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. You've had questions about this mission. Well... now's your chance to get them answered directly from the source. Paul started working with NASA in 1991 on the Hubble Space Telescope, shifting over to James Webb. In 2011, he became the Deput ...…
 
Journalist and author Beth Gardiner talks about her new book Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution. And CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna talks about gene editing.By Steve Mirsky
 
The objective of the Soyuz 10 mission was to deliver and return to earth the first crew of Salyut 1. The Soyuz was to hard dock with Salyut 1 and then the crew was to transfer internally to the station. … Continue reading →By Michael Annis
 
The objective of the Soyuz 10 mission was to deliver and return to earth the first crew of Salyut 1. The Soyuz was to hard dock with Salyut 1 and then the crew was to transfer internally to the station. … Continue reading →By Michael Annis
 
This episode we look at the big space missions launching in 2020 that will visit the Sun and Mars. Plus, the latest from Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx, and what to expect from commercial human spaceflight over the next 12 months. Also this episode, we speak to Robert Shelton, President of the Giant Magellan Telescope, about how the GMT will peer dee ...…
 
Heather Bergman, Justin Cassidy, and Drew Hood discuss how unique tools were developed to complete the on-orbit repair of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a space particle detector that’s hot on the trail of dark matter and dark energy. This is part three of a three-part series on AMS. HWHAP Episode 119.…
 
Heather Bergman, Justin Cassidy, and Drew Hood discuss how unique tools were developed to complete the on-orbit repair of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a space particle detector that’s hot on the trail of dark matter and dark energy. This is part three of a three-part series on AMS. HWHAP Episode 119.…
 
It has been said that the life of the flesh is blood. But this does not explain how it came to be that two human beings can have incompatible blood types. The most common blood factor can be shown to relate to the natural world and animals in nature. So where did the other factor come from and why is it such a low percentage of the total popula ...…
 
"Form follows function" is an oft-cited architectural axiom. In space, form doesn’t necessarily follow function. Human space habitation is rooted, by necessity, in pragmatism. The architectures of Earth won’t work in space, but there is plenty to learn from Earthbound architectural theories as we extend our reach among the stars.…
 
AWAT = Astronomy Without A Telescope... I feel a certain empathy for brown dwarfs. The first confirmed finding of one was only fifteen years ago and they remain frequently overlooked in most significant astronomical surveys. I mean OK, they can only (stifles laughter) burn deuterium but that’s something, isn’t it? We've added a new way to donat ...…
 
Richard Duke from the Surrey Space Center joins me to talk about their RemoveDEBRIS mission, which launched last year and carried out 4 different tests focused on space debris removal and management. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 38 executive producers—Kris, Pat, Matt, Jorge, Brad, Ryan, Nadim, Peter, Donald, Lee, Chr ...…
 
Learn about how the average phone typing speed is catching up to the keyboard; how it can drizzle in Antarctica even when it’s cold enough for water to freeze; and, how an ancient supernova could be the reason why humans walk upright. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get s ...…
 
Astronomy, Space, Science, Astrophysics, News Podcast Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacenuts (mobile friendly). Space Nuts Episode 180 Another all listener questions episode: Starlink Satellites ...and Gravity Lensing questions... A question about black holes...and another re Tunguska...... Finally, questions about Hawk ...…
 
A star can be both young and old at the same time. It can be young compared to other stars, yet old in terms of its own life cycle. An example is Deneb Kaitos — a name that means “the tail of the whale.” The star marks the tail of Cetus, the whale or sea monster. The star is in the southeast at nightfall. It’s to the upper left of the only brig ...…
 
Is our solar system similar to others or is it unique? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
Is our solar system similar to others or is it unique? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
“Do men need to cheat on their women?” a Playboy headline asked in the summer of 1978. Their not-so-surprising conclusion: Yes! Science says so! The idea that men are promiscuous by nature, while women are chaste and monogamous, is an old and tenacious one. As far back as Darwin, scientists were churning out theory and evidence that backed this ...…
 
This week, an antibiotic that targets hard-to-treat bacteria, and a roundup of the latest science news. In this episode: 00:49 Discovering darobactin Researchers looked inside nematode guts and have identified a new antibiotic with some useful properties. Research Article: Imai et al. 05:45 Research Highlights Using urine as a health metric, an ...…
 
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Beth Johnson (@planetarypan) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) Tonight we are very excited to welcome Dr. Kathryn Bywaters, Research Scientist at the SETI Insitute where she is currently working on the development of l ...…
 
Ken Chang: Science From Beyond Our Solar System. Voyager 2 punched a hole through our heliosphere sending it into interstellar space. The space probe launched more than 40 years ago along with its twin, Voyager 1, on a mission to visit the outer planets. Now the two have exited the boundary of our solar system and are beaming data back to scien ...…
 
The Discussion: Ralph’s been in Washington – which, of course, means a visit to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, we say goodbye to Russian cosmonaut, Alexi Leonov, and take a look at listeners’ emails. The News: Rounding up the space exploration news this month we have: - James Webb Space Telescope inches ever closer. - The USAF’s autonomous ...…
 
Learn about what would happen if you sneezed with your eyes open; why bird poop is two different colors; and, the right and wrong way to think about wealth. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about what would happen if you sneezed with your eyes open: https://curiosity.im/34KjE9a Addition ...…
 
Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacetime (mobile friendly). SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E85 *Mars 2020 rover to search for microscopic fossils NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will land on the Red Planet’s JEZERO Crater. The landing site was selected as it’s considered the best place on the planet to look for signs of microscopic ...…
 
Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacetime (mobile friendly). SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E85 *Mars 2020 rover to search for microscopic fossils NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will land on the Red Planet’s JEZERO Crater. The landing site was selected as it’s considered the best place on the planet to look for signs of microscopic ...…
 
The two brightest points of light in the night sky are having a bit of a get-together. They’re quite low in the southwest as the Sun sets, though, so there’s not a lot of time to look for them before they set. The brighter light is Venus, the second planet from the Sun. It’s just beginning a run as the “evening star,” so it’s climbing a little ...…
 
Spaceflight news — Spacewalk to repair AMS (spacenews.com) (youtube.com) — AMS overview (nasa.gov) — Footage from the EVA — The cover is detached from the restraint clip (youtu.be) — Jettisoning the cover (youtu.be) — Chris Cassidy shows off a zip tie cutter/capture device (youtu.be) Short & Sweet — Hayabusa2 departs Ryugu (japantimes.co.jp) — ...…
 
Apollo 12 forever lives in the shadow of the mission before it, but it shouldn't. Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and Al Bean made plenty of their own history, with some terror and plenty of laughs along the way. This episode of Liftoff is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code LIFTOFF at checkout to get 10% off your first pu ...…
 
What’s in a name? Whether you call it a planet or an asteroid, missions that explore small worlds are always exciting.
 
What’s in a name? Whether you call it a planet or an asteroid, missions that explore small worlds are always exciting.
 
How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making prediction ...…
 
How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making prediction ...…
 
How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making prediction ...…
 
We continue our deep-dive into John Anthony West's excellent work, "Serpent in the Sky". In this episode, we finish with the main body of the book, but there are three appendices regarding the Sphinx, each written later in time as things developed. We are able to get through the first one, and partway through the second(which is about the arriv ...…
 
Learn about why you overspend at the grocery store, and how to avoid it; how tattoos may toughen up your immune system; and how adding physical activity to the classroom could help kids learn more effectively. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn somethin ...…
 
PETE CONRAD: There it is! Son-of-a-gun! Right down the middle of the road! ALAN BEAN: Outstanding, Pete. CONRAD: I can’t believe it! Amazing! Fantastic! Pete Conrad and Alan Bean had reason to be excited. 50 years ago today, the Apollo 12 astronauts were moments away from making the second manned lunar landing. And Conrad had just spotted their ...…
 
This mysterious particle is part of our Universe, but not part of the atom Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
This mysterious particle is part of our Universe, but not part of the atom Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
 
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