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Every week I look something up on Wikipedia and explain it to my friend David.

Every week I look something up on Wikipedia and explain it to my friend David.

Location:

United States

Description:

Every week I look something up on Wikipedia and explain it to my friend David.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Alan Turing Part 2

3/11/2020
Part two about Alan Turing! His work at Bletchley Park, more of his work work with computer science, and his tragic end.

Duration:00:57:10

Alan Turing Part 1

2/20/2020
Alan Turing, his early life and the Enigma Machine.

Duration:00:37:44

Supernova

2/12/2020
How the death of a star turns into the largest explosions we know of.

Duration:00:50:57

Volcanoes

1/29/2020
What causes volcanoes, types of volcanoes, and the effect of volcanoes on our atmosphere.

Duration:00:41:26

CRISPR

1/22/2020
CRISPR is possibly the most radical world changing discovery/technology ever. How does it work? what can we do with it, and what are some of the ethical implications we should consider?

Duration:01:04:36

Famous Last Words

1/15/2020
Sometimes that last things people say are poignant, humorous, or expected. Here's a chronological list of the last things people said.

Duration:01:20:46

Distinctions Between Things (5)

1/8/2020
A new round of things to distinguish between. Whats the difference between asteroids, comets, and meteors? Fur and hair? Soft and hard water? and more!

Duration:00:53:06

Hiccups

1/1/2020
Hiccups causes, cures, and famous hiccupers.

Duration:00:35:44

Glossary of Collective Nouns

12/25/2019
Tons of group names for animals and groups of people. Happy holidays!

Duration:00:37:38

The Streisand Effect

12/18/2019
Don't bother trying to take stuff you don't like off the internet.

Duration:00:37:42

Pareidolia

12/11/2019
Why you tend to see faces in clouds or otherwise interpret something vague as something you are more familiar with.

Duration:00:30:54

Domesticated Foxes

12/4/2019
In 1959 Russian Zoologist, Dmitry Belyayev started an ongoing experiment to domesticate foxes. The program continues today and the implications are vast and extraordinary.

Duration:00:47:32

Rogue Waves

11/27/2019
Rogue Waves weren't thought to be real until 1995 because of assumptions in math, and that anyone who encountered them probably didn't live to tell the tale.

Duration:00:29:48

Unsual Units of Measure

11/20/2019
Weird ways to measure things.

Duration:01:04:55

Myers-Briggs and the Barnum Effect

11/13/2019
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator would have you believe there are only 16 types of people.

Duration:00:37:29

Space Debris and Kessler Syndrome

11/6/2019
All the the stuff in orbit around the earth presents a risk to itself and modernity.

Duration:00:45:37

Dead Whales

10/30/2019
Beached whales, exploding whales, and whale falls.

Duration:00:45:03

Louis Pasteur

10/23/2019
Dude changed science forever and saved millions of lives as a consequence.

Duration:00:43:48

Blockchain

10/16/2019
What is blockchain? Besides cryptocurrency what are some other applications for it?

Duration:00:40:36

The Zodiac

10/9/2019
What exactly are constellations, and more specifically what are the zodiac constellations?

Duration:00:23:55