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Physical Attraction

We are the podcast that explains ideas in physics, one chat-up line at a time.

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Feb 22, 2018

We have a guest on the show today - Ben Franta. Ben is a scientist, science historian, science writer, and activist. He studied for a PhD at Harvard working on solar cells; while he was at Harvard, he became involved in the movement to persuade that University to divest from fossil fuels. After finishing his first PhD,...


Feb 14, 2018

We have a guest on the show today - Ben Franta. Ben is a scientist, science historian, science writer, and activist. He studied for a PhD at Harvard working on solar cells; while he was at Harvard, he became involved in the movement to persuade that University to divest from fossil fuels. After finishing his first PhD,...


Feb 8, 2018

Why are we so fascinated with the end of the world?
How do we think about it?
How do cognitive biases impact how we conceive of it?
How can we account for existential risks to humanity?
What is millenial thinking, and why do we fall into it?

All this and more; it's Physical Attraction, the TEOTWAWKI specials.


Jan 26, 2018

In this episode, I try to explore a little more the politics behind the simple question: why is it that virtually every other proclamation of physicists is accepted, but the consensus around anthropogenic climate change has been so difficult for people to accept? 

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Jan 19, 2018

You may remember not so long ago the hole in the ozone layer was the major scientific apocalypse story out there in the world. It could have proved devastating for society, but - after the Montreal protocol banned and heavily regulated the substances that were causing the problem, the ozone hole has begun to shrink and...