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The State of the Universe is an accessible science and social podcast hosted by Astrophysicist Brendan Drachler. Listen to Brendan and other renowned members of the scientific community discuss and explain the cutting edge research occurring across the world today!

The State of the Universe is an accessible science and social podcast hosted by Astrophysicist Brendan Drachler. Listen to Brendan and other renowned members of the scientific community discuss and explain the cutting edge research occurring across the world today!
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The State of the Universe is an accessible science and social podcast hosted by Astrophysicist Brendan Drachler. Listen to Brendan and other renowned members of the scientific community discuss and explain the cutting edge research occurring across the world today!

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English


Episodes

#46 - Getting LIGO Funded | Featuring Dr. Rai Weiss | TSOTU Short

5/17/2019
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In this short episode, Brendan sits down with Dr. Rai Weiss to discuss the process that led to one of the most highly funded projects in the history of science, LIGO. To learn more about LIGO, visit: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/. Consider supporting the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive future content. Consider becoming a Patron by subscribing at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse or considering supporting the show via a one time donation at...

Duration:00:23:06

#45 - Dr. David Warmflash - The History and Future of our Relationship with the Moon!

5/14/2019
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I will be giving away several copies of David's new book, titled Moon: An Illustrated History. To see how you can be eligible for a copy, go to: https://www.thestateoftheuniverse.com/recent-episodes/2019/5/13/45-dr-david-warmflash-the-history-and-future-of-our-relationship-with-the-moon This week Brendan sits down with Dr. David Warmflash to discuss the way the Moon has influenced life on Earth. They cover the formation of the Moon, how it stabilizes the Earth's wobble, how the Ancient...

Duration:02:27:12

#44 - Nate Stewart - We're Returning to the Moon!

5/9/2019
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This week Brendan sits down with Nate Stewart to discuss the famous 'black hole' image of M87, and the widespread efforts to get humans back on the Lunar surface in the next decade! Nate Stewart is a physicist and an ISS Operations Planning Flight Controller. Consider supporting the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive future content. Consider becoming a Patron by donating to the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse or Paypal at...

Duration:02:41:22

#43 - Exploring the Pseudoscience Spectrum!

5/7/2019
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In this episode, Brendan is interviewed on the Kev Baker Show. He discusses Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Anti-vaxxing, Flat Earth, and a bunch more! The Kev Baker Show is a very popular radio show/podcast. Kev has nearly 100,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel found at https://www.youtube.com/user/TruthTube451. His show is listened to by thousands of people all across the world on iHeartRadio and other platforms. Consider supporting the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing...

Duration:01:31:36

#42 - Dr. Rai Weiss - Detecting Gravitational Waves and Winning a Nobel Prize in the Process

4/24/2019
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This week Brendan sits down with Dr. Rai Weiss to discuss gravitational waves, developing LIGO, getting a billion dollars in science funding, dropping out of college, winning the Nobel Prize and much more! Rai is an American physicist, known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics. He was instrumental in the development of today's gravitational wave detectors and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017 for his contributions. He has also won many other accolades...

Duration:01:06:08

#41 - Can We Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere? | Featuring Dr. Stephen Pacala | TSOTU Short

4/16/2019
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This week Brendan discusses carbon capture technologies with Dr. Stephen Pacala. Dr. Pacala is Frederick D. Petrie Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University and Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute. He also co-directs the Carbon Mitigation Initiative, a collaboration between Princeton University, British Petroleum and the Ford Motor Company to find solutions to the problem of global warming. His research covers a wide variety of ecological and...

Duration:00:13:48

#40 - Climate Change is Happening! Why Deny it? | Featuring Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick | TSOTU Short

4/12/2019
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In this TSOTU Short, Brendan and Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick discuss climate change denial. Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick is an Associate Professor and Ecologist at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science working in the Appalachian Laboratory. If you want to learn more about him and his work go to http://mfitzpatrick.al.umces.edu/ or follow him on Twitter @MCFitzpatrick. To see how your city will feel in 60 years, check out https://fitzlab.shinyapps.io/cityapp/. Consider supporting the...

Duration:00:11:21

#39 - Searching for Life on Europa | TSOTU Short

4/6/2019
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In this episode, Brendan is interviewed on the Kev Baker Show. He discussed where and how we should look for life and why the search will require creativity! The Kev Baker Show is a very popular radio show/podcast. Kev has nearly 100,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel found at https://www.youtube.com/user/TruthTube451. His show can also be found on most podcasting platforms. Consider supporting the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive future content. Consider...

Duration:00:15:29

#38 - Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick - The Climate will feel very Different in 60 Years!

4/2/2019
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This week Brendan sits down with Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick to discuss climate change, mapping climate analogs, communicating climate science, feeling discouraged due to climate change denialism, and more! Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick is an Associate Professor and Ecologist at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science working in the Appalachian Laboratory. If you want to learn more about him and his work go to http://mfitzpatrick.al.umces.edu/ or follow him on Twitter @MCFitzpatrick. To...

Duration:01:00:02

#37 - How the Seasonal Flu Vaccine is Made featuring Dr. Peter Barlow | TSOTU Clip

3/28/2019
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Brendan sits down with Dr. Peter Barlow to discuss how the seasonal flu vaccine is made. Dr. Peter Barlow is an Associate Professor of Immunology and Infection, and Director of Research of the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK. Peter previously worked within the Influenza Division of the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Peter has been seen on ABC News, NBC News, Fox News, and many other media outlets. Peter's website can be found at...

Duration:00:10:09

#36 - Where could we find Life Beyond Earth?

3/26/2019
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In this episode, Brendan is interviewed on the Kev Baker Show. He discusses Mars, Europa, finding life inside our solar system, SETI, and the possibility of traveling to exoplanets. The Kev Baker Show is a very popular radio show/podcast. Kev has nearly 100,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel found at https://www.youtube.com/user/TruthTube451. His show can also be found on most podcasting platforms. Consider supporting the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive...

Duration:01:54:21

#35 - Is the Yellowstone Supervolcano due for an Eruption? featuring Dr. Michael Poland - TSOTU Clip

3/22/2019
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In this week's episode Brendan sits down with volcano expert Dr. Michael Poland to discuss a simple question - is Yellowstone due for an eruption? Mike is a research geophysicist with the Cascades Volcano Observatory and the current Scientist-in-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. Mike has taken part in studies on a variety of volcanic systems in the United states, including Mount St. Helens and other volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest, Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes in Hawaii,...

Duration:00:06:10

#34 - Bernie Taylor - The Influence of Biological Time on Intelligent Life and how it could Change our View of Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

3/18/2019
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This week, Brendan sits down with Bernie Taylor. They discuss biological time, how the moon could play a crucial role in developing intelligent life, and what implications this could have on our ideas of potentially habitable exoplanets. Bernie Taylor is an independent naturalist, thought leader and author whose research explores the mythological connections and biological knowledge among prehistoric, indigenous and ancient peoples. His works in these areas include Biological Time (2004) and...

Duration:01:37:38

#33 - Discovering the First Fast Radio Burst featuring Dr. Duncan Lorimer - TSOTU Clips

3/15/2019
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In this clip Brendan is joined by Dr. Duncan Lorimer. They discuss how Duncan discovered the first fast radio burst (FRB) and what could be causing them. Duncan Lorimer is a Professor of Physics at West Virginia University and is interested in compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs) which he studies using radio pulsars. For more episodes or information about "The State of The Universe with Brendan Drachler" visit thestateoftheuniverse.com or follow Brendan on Twitter...

Duration:00:08:27

#32 - Nate Stewart - How America is Returning to Human Spaceflight and The Purpose of the Lunar Gateway

3/12/2019
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This week Brendan sits down with Nate Stewart to discuss America's return to human spaceflight, the pros and cons of establishing a lunar gateway, getting to Mars, the death of the Opportunity rover, and much more! Be sure to support the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive future content. Consider becoming a Patron by donating to the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse. For more episodes or information about "The State of The...

Duration:01:01:10

#31 - The Importance of Radical Ideas in Science featuring Dr. Priya Natarajan - TSOTU Clip

3/9/2019
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This is a clip from episode 29 of The State of The Universe. Dr. Priya Natarajan and Brendan discuss the role that radical ideas play in the evolution of scientific ideas and how we can explain the nature of scientific discovery to the public. Dr. Natarajan is a theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics. In particular, she has focused on making dark matter maps of clusters of galaxies, the largest known repositories of dark matter....

Duration:00:06:33

#30 - How to Conceptualize a Black Hole featuring Dr. Priya Natarajan - TSOTU Clip

3/6/2019
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This is a clip from episode 29 of The State of The Universe. Dr. Priya Natarajan and Brendan discuss how black holes can be conceptualized. Dr. Natarajan is a theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics. In particular, she has focused on making dark matter maps of clusters of galaxies, the largest known repositories of dark matter. Priya recently authored the book Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos....

Duration:00:05:10

#29 - Dr. Priya Natarajan - Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Recognition in Science

2/28/2019
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Brendan sits down with Dr. Priya Natarajan. Dr. Natarajan is a theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics. In particular, she has focused on making dark matter maps of clusters of galaxies, the largest known repositories of dark matter. Priya recently authored the book Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos. She is also on the scientific advisory board of Nova ScienceNow. Her book can be found on Amazon...

Duration:00:54:55

#28 - Dr. Peter Barlow - Curing the Common Cold, Flu Vaccines, and Pandemics

2/19/2019
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Brendan sits down with Dr. Peter Barlow. Dr. Peter Barlow is an Associate Professor of Immunology and Infection, and Director of Research of the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK. Peter previously worked within the Influenza Division of the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Peter has been seen on ABC News, NBC News, Fox News, and many other media outlets. Peter's website can be found at http://www.barlowlab.com/. He can be found on...

Duration:02:52:23

#27 - Dr. Julia Young - How History Can Help Us Understand Modern Immigration to the U.S.

2/4/2019
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This week on TSOTU Brendan is joined by Dr. Julia Young. Dr. Young is a historian of migration. Her prize-winning book, Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War (Oxford University Press, 2015), examines Mexican religious exiles, political refugees, and labor emigrants in the United States during Mexico’s Cristero war. She has published scholarly articles in The Americas, The Catholic Historical Review, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, and the Journal on...

Duration:03:05:06