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The podcast that applies science to fictional worlds

The podcast that applies science to fictional worlds
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United States

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The podcast that applies science to fictional worlds

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English


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Mario

6/25/2019
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Hello everyone! This week we dive into the crazy world of the Mushroom Kingdom. First off we tackle a whole bunch of the sentient creatures in this world including goombas, koopas, and more. We also try to work out how the various power-ups from the games work (and it goes off the rails so fast)....

Duration:00:37:21

Avatar

6/11/2019
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Hello everyone! In this episode we discuss Avatar (the cartoon, not the movie). Topics of conversation here include: how can people control the four classical elements, why can they only control one, and why can the avatar control them all? We also discuss the animals in this world because Simon is nice enough to let...

Duration:00:45:51

Fullmetal Alchemist

5/28/2019
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Hello everyone! This week (a little late thanks to holidays) we discuss Fullmetal Alchemist. In this episode discuss homunculi and their powers. We also touch on the horrors that are chimera. Oh, and we also figure out what the human soul is. Thanks to Joe Sopchak for our theme music. And as always, feel free...

Duration:00:34:44

Pokemon

5/14/2019
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Welcome back everyone! This week we discuss Pokemon! In this episode we consider if people eat their pokemon friends. And have you ever wondered how pokeballs work? We have and it might be terrifying. We touch on potions and berries (and Simon learns that sometimes a berry is just a berry). We also spend maybe...

Duration:00:42:20

Harry Potter

4/29/2019
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Welcome back, we’re now on our regular bi-weekly broadcast schedule! This week we discuss the magics of Harry Potter. This quickly leads to the ramifications of conservation mass and energy as wizards use their wands to seemingly create mass and energy. Other main talking points include what might be involved in apparition, the ethical concerns...

Duration:00:36:51

Battlestar Galactica

4/15/2019
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Welcome back, everybody! This week we aim high and take on hard sci-fi. Turns out it’s a pretty high mark that is hard to hit if you don’t give it much forethought. In this episode we get frustrated with established lore while finding an explanation for cylons. We also tackle more mundane, and easier, problems...

Duration:00:33:58

Breakfast Cereal Mascots

4/9/2019
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What’s this? Another new episode of Pedantic Handwavium so soon? That’s right listeners! Just for you we decided to release a second episode in one day! This special second launch day episode is on breakfast cereal mascots. We will be discussing how so many anthropomorphic animal mascots, like Tony the Tiger and the Trix rabbit,...

Duration:00:38:29

Star Wars

4/8/2019
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Welcome to Pedantic Handwavium! For our first episode we’re jumping straight into the deep end and discussing Star Wars. We already hear you asking, “How many scientific issues could there possibly be in something as solid as Star Wars?” Well, don’t you worry, there are so many. In this special hour long inaugural episode we...

Duration:01:08:19

Episode 0 – Introductions

4/6/2019
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Hi all. This is a quick introductory episode of our new podcast Pedantic Handwavium! This episode we just introduce ourselves and give you a small taste of episodes to come. We plan to release new episodes every other Tuesday so be sure to come back and listen to our first proper episode in a few...

Duration:00:09:12