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.

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 hours 48 minutes


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The curious case of Rudolf Heß

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 2015-06-13  23m

Introducing Propaganda

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 2015-05-26  8m

The cumbersome trip through time

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 2015-01-19  14m

The power of ten to the power of sixty

When we want to describe a big number, we say things such as "almost the distance between the earth and the moon" or utter some other attempt to make the number understandable. But there are numbers which force us to up our game of comparing. In this episode, we enter into the field of homeopathy, a field with numbers that are so exceptionally big that common comparisons just won't do the trick.

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A Flutter Of Nerves

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 2014-09-04  14m

A New Caesar

We are really, really excited about our second episode, which will be the first episode for us to tackle the fields of history and literature! During the 1930s, many well-known writers (among lots of other people, of course) had to emigrate from Germany to avoid being prosecuted by the Nazi regime. One of the most famous immigrants to America: Nobel prize laureate Thomas Mann...


 2014-08-03  12m

Knitting the way to the moon

Finally: Our very first episode!

Getting to the moon today is a tricky business - it had been an even trickier one in the 1960s, during a time when computers tended to fill whole rooms. This is not a story about all that "First step for mankind" stuff you probably already know about. This is about what got all those twelve people to the moon. And it's not what you might think...


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