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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!
How, how, how, might SCIENCE reveal we are LIVING inside a SIMULATION? Insert you quarter, hit play, and READY IFFER ONE!
WTiF the Earth was STUCK with ONE side always facing the Sun? Join us and find the most comfy spot on the planet for YOU as we explore the SCIENCE behind a tidally locked planet.
Was there was a highly advanced civilization that was born, and lived, and died... or fled... or got eaten... on the Earth before us?
We... whoops!... turned off all the FRICTION in the universe.
Philip flips the friction switch! What if we could TURN OFF FRICTION all across the universe? A slip sliding world like we've never seen before! WTiF???
THE UNIVERSE REFUSES TO BE DECLUTTERED! Or... Does it? Find out if The Power of Quantum Mechanics can turn your apartment from pigpen to Zen!
Astrology is super complicated and totally crazy. But! What The IF it Astrology were REAL? Would there be "personality rays" shooting out of the planets? So many, many questions. Our crack Crazy Elaborate Systems Construction Department is working overtime to make this Astronomy thing work in a genuinely SCIENTIFIC way.
Edward Teller, creator of the Hydrogen Bomb wondered: could NUCLEAR BOMBS be used for PEACEFUL purposes? Could you build a harbor with the flick of a switch? We go even further: if BOMBS could be used for construction, what about BIG BANGS?!
What the IF all the Black Holes in the Universe exploded with light and put on a show for this scientist who triumphed over so much, and gave so much to the world?
What The IF we experienced our world acting by the rules of the BIZARRO world of QUANTUM MECHANICS?
What The IF the SPEED OF LIGHT were much much much much much s... l... o... w... e... rrrrrrrrrrrr? Like WTiF it were only 4 MPH, so that when you went walking, you were already rocketing along, step by measly human step, at HALF the speed of light?
From the pre-Harry Potter Scottish Enlightenment to public relations wizardry of Galileo to the classic anchor pairings of Fox News to genius of SETI and.... badda-BING we find ourselves asking What The IF there are alien civilizations who communicate using GRAVITY WAVES?
How could we survive when the Earth's SHIELDS ARE DOWN? We're gonna have to be clever. And might diapers be the savior of humanity? Find out in the exciting conclusion of one of our biggest, baddest IF's yet!
Another awesome IF inspired by a listener! This week, listener Kyle asks, WHAT THE IF would happen if the Earth's magnetic pole FLIPPED?
ELON MUSK launched his own car into space, on a flight to Mars and beyond. What The IF we could ALL do that? What The IF we could ride in our space cars wherever we wanted to go?
SALT is life. Potato chips are even better life! No salt, no life. What The IF all the salt in the world ran out?
GEOLOGY suddenly sped up like craaaaaazzzzy. No more waiting eons for mountains to rise, watch before your very eyes. Heck, ride that mountain as it grows, grows, grows! The continents move at wicked speed under our feet. Earthquakes, earthquakes and more earthquakes. Volcanoes, volcanoes, oh boy, so many erupting volcanoes!