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Physical Attraction

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We are a physics podcast. But not just a physics podcast - 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, which includes an episode guide for new listeners, 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.

We had a sister podcast, Autocracy Now, which deals with the lives of famous historical dictators. You can find some of their episodes on our feed, or the show itself at www.autocracynow.libsyn.com 

Jul 29, 2017

What is radiation, and why won't it give you superpowers?

How can we shield future generations from nuclear waste?

What's the Oh-My-God particle? And, most crucially of all, how many bananas does it take to crush a person to death? 


Physical Attraction takes a brief dive into the world of the electromagnetic spectrum...


Jul 22, 2017

Can you really explain a huge chunk of what we know about physics with a single equation? What does this equation look like, and how does it behave? And - most importantly - what happens when a platoon of soldiers try to flirt with a bridge?

This episode of physical attraction, we're picking up good vibrations. Come...


Jul 15, 2017

Physics gets hot and heavy, part two. This episode we'll be looking at what happens to stars after they join the main sequence - one of the most beautiful theories in astrophysics. Neutron stars, black holes, supernovae... Things are only going to get hotter and heavier.

Explaining physics, one chat-up line at a time....


Jul 8, 2017

Our inaugural episode! Explaining physics, one chat-up line at a time. This episode, I'm going to explain some of my motivations behind creating the show, and then we're going to be looking at how stars are born, how they're formed, and how they die.

And, of course, this show's chat-up line:

"Are you in the early...