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    Friday, February 1, 2013

    Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science.

    Science!  Say it aloud, and with some gusto:  SCIENCE!  Science is real, and it's spectacular.  

    It is also confusing when you try and learn about how scientific processes process.  Sure, I've made a Punnett square or two, put some Mentos in some Diet Coke to learn about nucleation, and when I'm bored I spend my time in Wikipedia looking up civilian radiation accidents because they're fascinating in a horrific way.  

    So what do you do when you want to understand a scientific theory that is pretty deep?  The kind of thing that takes a Masters degree and a graphic calculator to get a grip on?  You could give up and go bake cookies, or you could watch the Minute Physics podcast.

    Relevant Links:
    iTunes download link!
    Minute Physics YouTube Channel
    Wikipedia Page
    Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, which sponsors Minute Physics

    Full disclosure:  this is a video podcast!  Quelle suprise, I know!  In fact, this is the first video podcast that I've ever reviewed!  I really like audio podcasts for the sheer fact that they don't need to be watched to get the full content.  That being said, I really enjoy watching episodes of Minute Physics and wanted to share it with you.

    So I am.

    So there.  Geez, mom.  

    "Host" Henry Reich has a lot of markers, an understanding of quantum physics, and a desire to share his knowledge with the world.

    Content RatingClean for everyone who exists in the third dimension (that's you).

    Average Episode Length:  The show is called Minute Physics, isn't it?  One or two minutes tops for most episodes.

    Drinking Game:  And excerpt from
    Quantum Physics Drinking Game
    Whenever the mere fact that you are observing a phenomenon causes a series of potentialities to resolve into one actuality, chug a beer.
    That'll work just fine.

    Release Schedule:  Looks like there is a new episode each week, although no new episodes in the iTunes list since December of 2012. 

    Music:  Not in particular.

    Unintentionally Good Part:  The little cat that shows up in the illustrations.

    Unintentionally Bad Part:  This podcast is just a port of the YouTube episodes, so there's no real advantage to subscribing to it via a podcast subscription over a YouTube subscription.

    Oh, also I have to watch the episodes a lot of times because of my tiny brain. 

    Unrelated rating:  Five Higgs bosons out of five.

    Go forth, watch and listen!  Let me know what you think of it in the comments!

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