Science Pie (English) - Science Pie

Science Pie is a new independent podcast about physics, history, literature and engineering, exploring one fascinating topic per 15-minute episode. Manufactured in-house by Annika Brockschmidt and Dennis Schulz.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 14m. Bisher sind 28 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 hours 48 minutes


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That side of the horizon

This is part 2 of our episode on black holes - again with Chris Done from Durham University! We recommend listening to the first one, "This side of the horizon", first. In this episode: Stephen Hawking! Black holes of all sizes, supermassive, tiny, you name it! Collisions of black holes! Huge detectors to detect gravitational waves! And mouse droppings. Of course...


 2015-12-31  22m

Death, Villains and hormones

As on Christmas Eve, we now present (get it?) to you: the second crossover episode with our friends from Outside of a Dog! We talk about everyone's favourite wizard, death, villains and hormones in the wizarding world. Like death, this episode will get you, whether you subscribe or not...


 2015-12-26  34m

You're a phenomenon, Harry!

If you want to escape the holiday madness, here's our first crossover episode with the literature podcast "Outside of a Dog" who very kindly invited us as guests for this episode full of witchcraft and wizardry. We drank butterbeer (a 16th century recepy) and discussed themes of this beloved book series...


 2015-12-24  34m

Us and our mistakes

Our fourth advent episode: Bloopers! Slip-ups! Gaffes! Goof-ups! Bumblers! We're not a live podcast and therefore can just cut stuff that didn't work out. Here's some of that stuff.

Music by Malaventura. All the music is to be found here. Produced by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt. Photo: Christian Schirner / flickr (CC-BY-SA).


 2015-12-20  5m

Chris Done on genius and white holes

This is our second advent episode - this time with a snippet from our interview with Chris Done. She talks about the perception of mathematical genius in society and popular culture - and why she disagrees with the portrayal of Will Hunting in the academy award winning film Good Will Hunting. Also, we included what she told us about white holes - the opposite of black holes.


Produced by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt...


 2015-12-06  7m

This side of the horizon

Ever wondered what's inside of a Black Hole? Monsters? And how they form? We start our complete guide to one of the most fascinating phenomenons space has to offer. Our guide isn't Spock, but might just as well be - because she's an expert for astrophysics: it's Professor Chris Done from the Physics Department of Durham University. Let's travel to one of the great mysteries of space - just click play...


 2015-12-01  17m

Jo Fox on teaching

We decided to do advent episodes! Short bits from our interviews we wanted to release, but couldn't fit into a story. Few minutes each, few edits, one piece of music in the background. We start with Jo Fox, talking about the process of teaching and how she knows less the more she knows. More next week!

Music by Maurice Ravel, played by Luis Sarro. Produced by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt...


 2015-11-29  4m

Jo Fox on ads and social media

Our third advent episode is probably the last soundbit you'll hear from our interview with Jo Fox. Is advertising propaganda? Even if it is advertising for a good cause? And, in the century of social media, are we all propagandists ourselves?

Produced by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt. Music by Kelly Latimore. We have used a lot of music in all our episodes, and you can find all of it here.  Photo: Wrote / flickr (CC-BY).


 2015-11-29  4m

Into the Labyrinth

We delve into the tricky field of atrocity propaganda. How does it work, why is it a thing we see time and time again? We travel through time to take a look at the form it took in World War 1 - and how it has changed since then. We follow the pictures into the present to the IS propaganda videos and discuss how we should deal with those images in the media...


 2015-11-01  n/a

No need to squash an eyeball

Why does a physicist build a tiny replica of a dishwasher to put under a microscope? And what invention has made going to the optician or eye doctor that much more bearable (and also created a fun moment in TV history)? Join in as Durham University's Professor John Girkin answers these questions (and some more) and explains his optical toys to us. Yes, you read that correctly, toys...


 2015-09-30  16m