Bonus Episode 4: Stein a Little Light

This bonus episode is about the photoelectric effect and features a couple revolutionary and Nobel prize winning concepts – the quantization of energy and of light. From the ultraviolet catastrophe to the revolutionary beginnings of modern physics. Grab a “quantum” coffee and give this episode a listen! (Also, Happy New Year!!) You can listen toContinue reading “Bonus Episode 4: Stein a Little Light”

Episode 12: Where Are We, Anyhow?

In this episode, I take a bit of a broader look at ancient Greece in the 7th – 4th centuries BCE (Archaic and Classical Greece) and discuss some of the reasons why natural philosophy arose here at this time. You can listen to the episode here. You can check out a map of ancient GreeceContinue reading “Episode 12: Where Are We, Anyhow?”

Episode 11: Mix and Mingle Like Nothing is Single

This episode is about Anaxagoras of Clazomenae, the final Presocratic I’m planning on covering! He thought there was a little bit of everything in everything and that mind set the universe in motion. He also did some observational science and is credited as the first to correctly explain the cause of eclipses. You can listenContinue reading “Episode 11: Mix and Mingle Like Nothing is Single”

Episode 10: It’s Elementary

This episode is about Empedocles, who tried to solve the Parmenidean problem in a different way than his near contemporaries – the atomists. Empedocles launched the ancient Greek theory of the four classical elements (earth, air, fire, and water). You can listen to the episode here.

Episode 9: The Original Atomic Age

Welcome to Season 2! This episode is on the original atomists, Leucippus and Democritus, and their original atomic theory from way back in the 5th century BCE. I discuss the nature of the void and ancient atoms, how they relate to the matter we can also sense, and how this theory relates to some ofContinue reading “Episode 9: The Original Atomic Age”

Announcement – Season 2

Hello again! It’s been a while (sorry!), but I am finally back to producing podcast episodes and will start releasing them in a couple of weeks. This short announcement will have a bit more information about the (seasonal) release schedule for Season 2 and my exciting news about school next year 😀 You can listenContinue reading “Announcement – Season 2”