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97 minutes | Jan 1, 2020
021 - Voting Systems
Voting, how does it work? Or, how does it not work? In this episode we interview Jeff Justice of the The Center for Election Science on how our current system for voting fails and what systems work better. You can learn more about The Center for Election Science at Slides from the show:
60 minutes | Feb 8, 2019
020 - Tide Pod Challenge
Should you try the Tide Pod challenge? No! Now that we have that out of the way, let us tell you how the Tide Pod challenge became a thing and why you should never let a Tide Pod anywhere near your mouth.
85 minutes | Oct 6, 2017
019 - Dunning-Kruger Effect
What better hosts to talk about the Dunning-Kruger Effect than two guys who researched it for a day! If this episode isn't a perfect example of its own subject, um.. you get your money back.
140 minutes | Jul 15, 2017
018 - Guns
Pew! Pew! 'Merica! Let's talk about everyone's favorite killing machines: guns! They go bang, and how they work is really interesting. They have a deep, interesting history too.
58 minutes | Jun 1, 2017
017 - March for Science Silicon Valley (with Phil Plait!)
March for Science Silicon Valley - EchoPlex Media - Sweet HayaH - Yuli Talyansky - Raging Grannies - Noah Kibreab of Melted State - Atheist Community of San Jose - Girls Make Games - Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley - Phil Plait - CyberSDF (Intro Music) -
47 minutes | May 1, 2017
016 - Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality is making a comeback, thanks to, surprisingly, smartphones! Lots of advancements in sensor technology have made virtual reality a lot better than it was back when I was a kid. Join us and learn about virtual reality! Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.
25 minutes | Mar 31, 2017
015 - Pyrovirohydrosonography
Pyrovirohydrosonography, as applied to celestial objects, gives us up close and personal measurements to assess pyrovirohydrosonometric data. These machines have a rich history and an interesting science. Join us as we dive deep into this cool technology. Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.
43 minutes | Mar 24, 2017
014 - Placebo Effect
You love Encyclopedia Podcastica, but did you know that it's actually just a placebo podcast? That's right. The secret's out. We're really just two guys who accidentally bought some microphones. This episode is all about the mysterious and powerful placebo effect that makes studying medicines so difficult! Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.
55 minutes | Feb 28, 2017
013 - Elevators
This epesode is a very uplifting experience. It's got a lot of ups and downs, but eventually we elevated our repartee to the next level. Come for a ride with us while we talk about elevators (or lifts if you're British). Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.
46 minutes | Feb 15, 2017
012 - Obamacare
There has been a lot of talk about Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) recently, but not a lot of people know what the law actually does. Find out what Obamacare is all about, and why repealing it would be a really bad idea. Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.
56 minutes | Feb 1, 2017
011 - Aliens!
Gleeping and glorping is fun, but when you're an alien, it's a way of life. Let's talk about aliens. How do we look for extraterrestrial intelligence, and what about life in our own solar system? Could there be other worlds in our neighborhood harboring hidden creatures?
54 minutes | Jan 1, 2017
010 - 3D Printing
Life in plastic. It's fantastic. (When you have a 3D printer.) This time, we talk about Fused Filament Fabrication, or 3D Printing! This episode was supposed to come out on the 15th of December, but, you know, holidays. ;D Happy New Year, everyone!
44 minutes | Dec 25, 2016
009 - Solar Energy
Plants have been turning sunlight into energy for millions of years, but we just recently learned how to do it. Find out how we harness the power of the sun! The audio quality of this episode is noticeably poorer than our other episodes. That's because our main audio got corrupted, so this is the audio from our video cameras. We've since gotten a new hardware recorder, so this won't happen again.
55 minutes | Nov 15, 2016
008 - Vaccines
Vaccines are safe and effective. But how do they work, and how did we develop them?
75 minutes | Nov 1, 2016
007: Hot Sauce and Spicy Food
Hey, we have video now! Matt and Hunter try some of the hottest sauces, then try to explain what's happening to them. This episode is on YouTube:
61 minutes | Oct 15, 2016
006: First Banter
Every episode, I start the microphones a little before we actually start the show, so Matt and I can interact with the audience. Here is what we recorded in our first few episodes.
24 minutes | Oct 1, 2016
005-DC: Planet Hunting Deep Cuts
This is the Deep Cuts companion episode for our episode on Planet Hunting.
81 minutes | Oct 1, 2016
005: Planet Hunting
Since the dawn of man, we have looked up at the stars and wondered what was out there. We are just now discovering other worlds beyond our own star! How do we do it? Find out as we dive deep into planet and exoplanet hunting. Exoplanet detection takes very advanced technology. We go over the most successful methods we've used, and some methods we'll be using soon, once we launch some more space telescopes! We go over the history of planet detection, including how we discovered a planet using math!
80 minutes | Sep 15, 2016
004: Vision Correction
Vision correction is a serious subject. Especially if the subject secretly secures significant sensory superiority. Vision is very valuable to valient victors of... hmm. Ok, I can't alliterate any longer. But seriously, vision correction is a really cool subject, and in this episode we dive deep into the fascinating world of refractive vision correction. We also revisit our Microwave Oven episode in a WIFU section.
81 minutes | Sep 1, 2016
Encyclopedia Podcastica 003: Aurorae
Aurorae (or auroras), beautiful light shows across the northern and southern skies. They have an interesting history, and how they form is fascinating. We dive deep into this gorgeous high altitude phenomenon. Aurorae from the space station!!! Fine, we'll Google it for you.
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