Sunday, May 13, 2007


For those still watching the blog, we're deleting the feed for the original podcast, meaning that all the old shows will be no more a month from now. We're in the process of finalizing the feed swap, so you'll stay in touch with the new (or rather same) podcast.

As an aside, we'd like to thank everyone that's boosted us up to the top 100 natural science podcasts! I think we stand right now at about #90 or so. Somewhere down low, but top 100 baby!


Monday, May 07, 2007

Episode 21

Our feed has moved! We're still doing the same podcast, just at a new location. Don't expect any more posts here, we'll be doing more at the link below:

The Thought Experiment

Bookmark that as opposed to this!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

TPD Update

No new podcast this week. Andrew is on vacation and I am busy studying for an electrodynamics exam. Anyone willing to build me a Coloumb Torsion Balance is welcome to do so until we return next week.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

TPDeux Returns!
Episode: 19
Episode 20

We're back from a server crash with two new episodes. We're slowly progressing the show into a thought-experiment only (for time and interest reasons) and will have a new logo and new name in due time. Everything you're used to will be the same, so tpDon't worry!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

TPDon't Worry!

Due to finals last week and studying for them the week before and spring break this week, we're too busy relaxing and playing videogames to bring any new shows at the moment. This doesn't mean we've stopped, no no no no no no! We're waiting until we can get back to our respective computers to begin recording again! We are also attending a lecture hosted by Brian Greene shortly and Stephen Hawking not too long afterwards.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

TPD Podast Ep: 018
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Scott's going on a Lazy Binge again, so I've been designated as Official TPD Slave and forced to write up another blog.

This week features our Third Skypecast Foray, and this time we actually had quite a turnout! The topic of discussion was based on a popular theme from Science Fiction books: How would instantaneous travel affect society?

While the quality of the recording may not be top-notch, the content most assuredly is. A well-rounded discussion about how instantaneous travel would effect economic, political, military, societal, and various other facets of our world ensued, and most everyone came out of the discussion with a different perspective.


Saturday, March 03, 2007

TPD Podast Ep: 017
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This week Andrew and I discuss the mathematical logic behind singularities. You know the things behind black holes and the early formation of the universe?

For better understanding of dividing by zero and infinity, see: L'Hopital's Rule


Sunday, February 11, 2007

TPD Podcast Ep: 016
Episodes 16 AND 15 below:
#16, #15

So some new updates. First of all, we're changing the show up a bit to help suit a growing listener base. We've decided to scrap the news segment, given that so many other science podcasts cover news stories. Yawwwn. What makes TPD unique is Andrew's Thought Experiment. For the future, we'll be continuing that part of the show and pretty much nothing else. This will:

a) save you time out of your busy schedule to get some fun science into your life


b) save bandwidth!

We also may have a new, already pod-famous person on our show.

If you're curious and MUST KNOW how to solve our last week brain teaser, you can read up how to fold paper in half 12 times here

Carl's Cosmos

That's the image I was referring to in the quote from Pale Blue Dot


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

TPD Podcast Ep: 014
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    1. Dr. Dino Live!...from prison…

i. Kent Hovind gets the can

    1. Self-Centered Astronomy

i. How to prove the Earth doesn’t move

High resolution image of Mizar. Galileo would've killed for this amount of detail

How parallax works

TPD Podcast Ep: 013
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Amidst delays and internet troubles (series of tubes clogged?!), here are the latest two shows. If you're subscribed to us via iTunes, you would have received this one right on time, but #14 had some errors we needed to buffer out.

    1. Heavy Metal Astronomy

i. Andromeda 5 times bigger than suspected previously?

b. Mapping the Invisible

i. Dark Matter gets some light shed on it

Sunday, January 14, 2007

TPD Podcrap!

Andrew and I just finished up our newest show, ready to save and everything, when the recording got ruined at the last possible second. I'm busy trying to find a way to recover the file, but hopes are dim. Links to our science stories that we covered can be found in the following, but if we CAN get the show back up and running, we'll post it here.

Update: Andrew and I will attempt to re-record the show (with moderate to little enthusiasm, based off the bad vibes we have going at the moment) tomorrow.