Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe

Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe

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.

Episodes

February 2, 2023 51 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about a speculative theory called "rainbow gravity" which might help us understand the origins of the Universe.

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Daniel and Jorge talk about how stars fuse lighter elements and what changes when they reach Iron.

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January 26, 2023 47 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about how the Universe's preference for left-handed particles may have shaped our chemistry.

 

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January 24, 2023 51 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about how to explain one of the weirdest stars in the Universe.

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January 19, 2023 56 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the science of the alt-history science fiction show "For All Mankind".

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January 17, 2023 54 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether anti-matter falls down, or up!

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Daniel and Jorge dissect research articles claiming sudden progress in warp technology

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Daniel talks with Dr. Katie Robertson about whether there even is a single unified theory of physics for us to discover.

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Daniel and Jorge absorb listener questions, reflect on the answers and emit some silly jokes

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January 3, 2023 50 min

Daniel and Jorge discuss the Kardashev Scale, Kardashians, Cryptocurrencies and crpytozoology.

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December 29, 2022 50 min

Daniel and Jorge explore the mystery of inertia and whether a controversial theory can explain it.

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Daniel and Jorge debate whether the Higgs boson discovery marks the end of collider physics.

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December 24, 2022 23 min

Bonus episode: Daniel and Jorge visit the metaverse to discuss what happens when particles, stars, galaxies or superclusters collide!

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December 22, 2022 56 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the science of "Umbrella Academy", "Time Traveler's Wife" and "Dark".

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December 20, 2022 54 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about what would happen if dark energy increased and tore the Universe apart.

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December 15, 2022 50 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether a new idea for dark matter might overcome some discrepancies in galaxy behavior.

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December 13, 2022 51 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether the dark massive objects we've observed could be something stringier and stranger than black holes.

 

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Daniel and Katie talk about whether a future impact is predictable or random. 

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December 6, 2022 53 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether black holes can be blocked or can block other objects.

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December 1, 2022 57 min

Daniel and Jorge wonder about which planets would float if you dunked them in a cosmic tub.

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