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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.

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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 and other forms of radiation.

This week's chat-up line:

Are you emitting light in the visible spectrum, because you're... unusually hot