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.

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August 3, 2021 51 min

Daniel explains how pulsars can be used as a galaxy-sized physics experiment.

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Will a plasma-based spaceship engine let humanity zoom between planets?

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July 27, 2021 54 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether its possible to outrun the fastest thing in the Universe

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July 22, 2021 51 min

Daniel recounts the story of how pulsars were discovered and what they tell us about the death of stars.

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Daniel and Jorge talk about the connections between science and art and discuss the science and politics of Cadwell Turnbull's "The Lesson"

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Daniel and Jorge explain how we might be able to listen to a new kind of gravitational hiss and what secrets it could reveal.

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Daniel talks to Mick West, expert UFO-video analyzer, to understand what we are seeing in the Navy UFO videos.

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Daniel and guest host Katie Goldin search for examples of infinity in the Universe. Does it only exist in our minds?

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Daniel and guest host Kelly Weinersmith count the number of moons orbiting the Earth!

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Daniel answers questions from real listeners like you. Submit your questions to questions@danielandjorge.com

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Daniel and Jorge break down the science in the science fiction novel "Nophek Gloss" by debut author Essa Hansen.

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Daniel and Jorge slice the Universe infinitely thin and talk about the theory and practice of 2D materials

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June 22, 2021 51 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about what it takes to make a star and whether dark matter could pull it off

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Daniel and Jorge search for the missing black holes that are not too small or too big, but right in the middle!

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Daniel and Jorge go through the crazy story of missed opportunties, accidental observations that led to one of the greatest science discoveries of all time.

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June 10, 2021 52 min

Daniel and Jorge explain why our Universe might have more than just one Higgs boson, and what they should be called.

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Daniel and Jorge explain where the air you breathe came from, and whether there's hope for deep breaths on exoplanets.

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Daniel and Jorge tell the story of the construction, the scientific insights and the collapse of the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico

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Daniel chats with Adam Becker about the "measurement problem" in quantum mechanics: does the wavefunction collapse, and what causes it?

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Daniel and guest host Katie Goldin talk about astro-blackhole-biology and whether it's possible to have life evolve inside a black hole.

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