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Physical Attraction

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

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 $3 per bonus episode, you can help to support the show, and get some juicy bonus content too. If you donate $3+ 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). 

Aug 26, 2017

It's easy to forget that we are on a pale, blue dot - the one habitable place we know of in the whole, wide, Universe. Fragile. Perhaps too fragile.

It's not that the Universe wants to kill us; it's just that astrophysics doesn't care too much whether a planet is inhabited, or whether the inhabitants have feelings - or...


Aug 19, 2017

Let’s talk about earthquakes. As we know, the Earth’s crust is made up of tectonic plates – vast plates of rock that shift around due to convection and the motion of fluid in Earth’s mantle. They, roughly speaking “join together” at fault-lines. But in reality, the plates can’t slide past each other...


Aug 16, 2017

We're going to be presenting a very special series of episodes over the next few months.

The end of the world. Is it going to end in fire, or ice? And is there anything we can do about it?

Get ready for the apocalypse.


Aug 12, 2017

Are we alone in the Universe? Or are there alien civilisations out there?
And if there are, where are they, and why aren't they talking to us?

We'll explore the Fermi paradox, the Drake equation, and, of course... the simple fact that we're all living in a computer simulation. Don't miss it.

"Hope that there's...


Aug 8, 2017

Bonus midweek edition, coming to you as close to LIVE as is humanly possible...

Inspired by last week's episode, Seduced By A Robot, I downloaded a neural network and started to play around with it. See what happens when I feed it:

  • The works of Shakespeare
  • My Facebook conversation history
  • A biography of Stalin
  • and, of...