Welcome to our weekly podcast where we explore the science of SPACE, cosmology, physics, biology, LIFE, the UNIVERSE and everything… by daring to ask the biggest question in the universe!
Philip Shane & Matt Stanley
Would Earth be a real loser without it's heavenly partner... the MOON?
This slimy little fish can SPIT out a slimy blob that BLOWS UP real big. WTiF WE could defend ourselves like that? In celebration of the SUPER BOWL, we present: The Super SLIMER Bowl!
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-- Philip & Matt
Special Guest ASTRONOMER Brian Keating asks, What The IF… there was MORE than one BIG BANG?
The MYSTERY behind the EYES that watch over our cities.
We swap our brains for the singing, smiling, super smart brains of whales!
The INFINITE probabilities that surround us in our INFINITE universe
Happy New Year! A joyous episode: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of "Earthrise," and Virgin Galactic’s breakthrough flight... Philip wonders WTF is wrong with all these people on the plane who close their windowshades???
PARALLEL UNIVERSES might be exploding all around you! Should we fear the ones where we are wearing a beard?
Our Christmas Special, inspired by the ARTHUR C. CLARKE short story "The Star," in which an ASTRONOMER ponders the source of the STAR OF BETHLEHEM.
How can you talk about CLIMATE CHANGE at the party without causing everyone to yawn? Learn how to SAVE THE PLANET while making friends and influencing people!
WTiF HUMANS ARE DESTROYING THEIR OWN PLANET? HOW did all the scientists of WORLD come to agree that THE END IS NIGH? And who can stop it?
This week the NASA telescope, Kepler, got arthritis and slipped into retirement. Wait until you hear all the classes clinking and whips cracking and bottles popping that went on in the REAL HISTORY of KEPLER's namesake... and his crowd of rowdy astronomers!
Our BRAIN SIGNALS slowed down so much that they couldn't keep up with our dancin' feet!
Will Robots really CARE for us? Or will they be faking it?
WTiF our entire solar system drifted TOO CLOSE (!!!) to a BLACK HOLE?
On Feb 22, 2017, astronomers announced four additional exoplanets around TRAPPIST-1. Inspired by the incredible BLIND ASTRONOMER, Kent Cullers, we ask... WTiF we could SMELL THE STARS?
What the IF... We could get scientific evidence of GHOSTS?
We’re guest stars on the awesome YouTube channel, The NonSequitur Show! We team up, to learn REAL SCIENCE so we can flummox the crackpots, and bust up the FLAT EARTH club!
Our journey continues... to the CENTER of the SUN!
What The IF... we were tiny, adorable, musical, KILLER BIRDS, the Shrikes. Yikes! With our very special guest, DR. KIKI SANFORD! Imagine having bird behavior and animal consciousness… Let’s fly!!
NASA just launched the Parker Solar Probe, flying toward the Sun to get closer than anything we've EVER sent before. WTiF we could have James Cameron build us a solar SUBMARINE? Let's go… into the SUN!
The heating up of our planet just won't stop! Will our nice chilly dome survive? WTiF!
What The IF we sped up CLIMATE CHANGE so we could see it happening before our eyes, and under our feet?
Scientists have discovered a snail that NEVER NEEDS TO EAT because it grows a humongous, self sustaining BACTERIAL FOOD FACTORY in it's gut. What the IF you could do that, too?
We shrunk the universe down to the size of a football field. We also shrunk your dorm room. And it's Friday night. Things are about to get downright WTiF! Put on your lampshade and let's party!