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Let Me Explain

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Technology, science and space talk with Ryan Wrecker. What’s new and interesting in our world and beyond? I don’t believe in aliens, but if they do exist, this is my message to them from us, the nerdy people of Earth.

Technology, science and space talk with Ryan Wrecker. What’s new and interesting in our world and beyond? I don’t believe in aliens, but if they do exist, this is my message to them from us, the nerdy people of Earth.
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Technology, science and space talk with Ryan Wrecker. What’s new and interesting in our world and beyond? I don’t believe in aliens, but if they do exist, this is my message to them from us, the nerdy people of Earth.

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Episodes

Episode 7 — Smart guys talk gravitational waves

3/15/2016
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There’s a lot of people that are smarter than me. That includes Mark Masters, Chair and Professor of Physics at IPFW in Fort Wayne and also Steve Gillam, Assistant Professor of Physics at IPFW. Both have their Ph.D. in smarts, and both helped me understand the complexity of gravitational waves. As part of a series at IPFW, they’ll be hosting an open forum called LIGO & Gravitational Waves on Friday, March 18th. The event is in Kettler Hall 132 starting at 7:30 p.m. and will feature much of...

Duration: 00:10:31


Episode 6 — Why we should hide from aliens

3/8/2016
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Aliens are not friendly. If they do exist (which they don’t) it’s better that we leave them along and not welcome our own demise by asking them to take over our planet. In this episode we look at Stephen Hawking, alien life, alien technology, John Podesta, UFO’s, the Transit Zone and why I think it’s a bad idea that we reach out to alien life. Looking at basic human nature, why would aliens trust us with their technology? And if they’re not our equals, why should they treat us as such? Let’s...

Duration: 00:18:31


Episode 5 — Chilly Willy the Planets

3/1/2016
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How cold is it on the planets in our solar system? We find out.

Duration: 00:13:03


Episode 4 — Webb Space Telescope and the history of Hubble

2/23/2016
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It’s decades in the making — the James Webb Space Telescope is on time, still somewhat on budget and ready to launch into space late 2018. The discoveries that await us can very well detect alien life in our lifetime. Or the crank that is meant to expand the telescope in space could get too cold and not work. It’s a marvel of modern scientific thinking. We look at the history of the Hubble Telescope and the troubles it faced and what the Webb Telescope can mean for discovery. We also look at...

Duration: 00:20:43


03 - Ripples in Time and Student Loans

2/16/2016
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It was a major week for space geeks — scientists were able to measure for the first time in history space time ripples from gravitational waves. Billions of light years away, two black holes collide, and it stretched you and the Earth by 1/1000th the size of a proton. I also look at the ripples of student loans, and the impact of forgiving debt in the United States.

Duration: 00:15:11


02 — Coffee and the Moon

2/9/2016
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Episode 2 — fueling a trip to the moon with coffee. We look at the history of coffee, the unusual stories about how it was invented, putting coffee in a gas tank and sending it to the moon and collecting the prize money. That’s a lot of money for a selfie.

Duration: 00:11:42


01 — Intro to Let Me Explain

2/2/2016
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This is the first podcast for Let Me Explain. I’m your host Ryan Wrecker. I don’t believe in aliens, but if they do exist, this is my first message to them.

Duration: 00:10:37


00 — Welcome to the Let Me Explain Podcast

1/19/2016
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This is the introductory podcast for Let Me Explain, which will give you an idea of what this podcast is all about. Follow us on Twitter @LetMeExplainPod

Duration: 00:01:08