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Physical Attraction

We are the podcast that explains ideas in physics, one chat-up line at a time. Not just a physics podcast, though - interviews with scientists, scholars, authors and reflections on the history and future of science and technology are all in the wheelhouse.

You can read about us here, contact us here and if you like what we do and want to help us keep doing it, you can donate here. You can subscribe to the Physical Attraction: Extra! Feed over at Patreon: www.patreon.com/PhysicalAttraction - where for $2 per bonus episode, you can help to support the show, and get some juicy bonus content too. If you donate $2+ via the Paypal link, I can also send you a direct download link to a bonus episode of your choice. Just leave your email, and the episode you want. Bonus episodes released so far: Alien Attack, Part II (45m). 

Jun 17, 2018

Should we be talking about a one-world government to head off existential threats? What about schemes to preserve human genetic information, or launch relics from our civilisation to land on the moon? 

Is worrying about the end of the world even worthwhile?
What can we practically do to reduce the risks for...


Jun 8, 2018

So, now that I’ve thoroughly frightened us all with the terrifying visions of the apocalypse, I guess I should answer the question: what can we do to save ourselves? What should we do to save ourselves?

Of course, this podcast episode won't save the world - not even close. But hopefully it will raise some interesting...


Jun 1, 2018

Last episode on the Future of Work, I described the problem – artificial intelligence is going to potentially make a lot of people unemployed in the near-term future; and the range of opinions, you can kind of pick and mix from:

It’s the robot job apocalypse! Society as we know it will soon be over!

It’s okay,...


May 30, 2018

The last bonus from the Autocracy Now feed for a while - we take Stalin's career up to the Russian Revolution and Civil War.

For the rest of his story, head over to
www.autocracynow.libsyn.com

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May 25, 2018

Some thoughts on the robot-job-apocalypse. Will automation render us all unemployed? How can you hope to keep yourself relevant? Should we all become neo-Luddites, or is reality more complicated than the fears we can conjure up?