Philip Shane

Bonus! - LOSING THE NOBEL PRIZE - Astronomer Brian KEATING On His Bestselling Book

Philip Shane
Bonus! - LOSING THE NOBEL PRIZE - Astronomer Brian KEATING On His Bestselling Book
Philip Shane

M.I.T., The Mysterious Inter-Terrestrial

Was there was a highly advanced civilization that was born, and lived, and died... or fled... or got eaten... on the Earth before us?

Philip Shane
M.I.T., The Mysterious Inter-Terrestrial
Philip Shane

DON'T FLIP OFF THE FRICTION

We... whoops!... turned off all the FRICTION in the universe.

Philip Shane
DON'T FLIP OFF THE FRICTION
Philip Shane

Slip Slidin' Away!

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???

Philip Shane
Slip Slidin' Away!
Philip Shane

KILLER CLUTTER OF QUANTA!

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!

Philip Shane
KILLER CLUTTER OF QUANTA!
Philip Shane

ASTROLOGY??? Heaven Help Us!

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.

Philip Shane
ASTROLOGY??? Heaven Help Us!
Philip Shane

BIG BANGS Are The Best Toys!

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?!

Philip Shane
BIG BANGS Are The Best Toys!
Philip Shane

Stephen Hawking Says, "FEAR NOT The Black Hole!"

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?

Philip Shane
Stephen Hawking Says, "FEAR NOT The Black Hole!"
Philip Shane

Struttin' Down QUANTUM Street

What The IF we experienced our world acting by the rules of the BIZARRO world of QUANTUM MECHANICS?

Philip Shane
Struttin' Down QUANTUM Street
Philip Shane

How SLOW Can You GLOW?

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?

Philip Shane
How SLOW Can You GLOW?
Philip Shane

Black Hole BONGO!

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? 

Philip Shane
 Black Hole BONGO!
Philip Shane

OOPS, Earth Did It Again

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!

Philip Shane
OOPS, Earth Did It Again
Philip Shane

Magnetic Poles Gonna ROLL

Another awesome IF inspired by a listener! This week, listener Kyle asks, WHAT THE IF would happen if the Earth's magnetic pole FLIPPED?

Philip Shane
Magnetic Poles Gonna ROLL

ELON and the Incredible, Wonderful, Not Bad, Very GOOD Day

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?

ELON and the Incredible, Wonderful, Not Bad, Very GOOD Day
Philip Shane

Global Munchies Attack! But There's No More SALT!

SALT is life. Potato chips are even better life! No salt, no life. What The IF all the salt in the world ran out?

Philip Shane
Global Munchies Attack! But There's No More SALT!
Philip Shane

Earth Will ROCK YOUR WORLD

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!

Philip Shane
Earth Will ROCK YOUR WORLD
Philip Shane

Dance For Us, Human! DANCE!

Today we solve, once and for all, one of humanity's greatest mysterys: WHY are the Aliens TEASING US??? Plan for the best, prepare for the worst, people of Earth!

Philip Shane
Dance For Us, Human! DANCE!
Philip Shane

The "T" in "E.T." stands for TEASE. Arghhhh!

PART THREE OF THE WTiF UFO CHRONICLES. Philip rubs his hands together and plots how to score an interview with one of the aliens who've abducted him. We urge ALL CITIZENS to take one for the team (EARTH!) and get some photos of your travels on a UFO. PLUS: More secrets from behind the scenes of what it's like when you're making a UFO documentary. How to do it, without selling your soul to the Vogons.

Philip Shane
The "T" in "E.T." stands for TEASE. Arghhhh!