The Big Questions with Adam Spencer
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THE BIG QUESTIONS is hosted by author and broadcaster Adam Spencer. The Big Questions HQ is a place to talk to smart interesting people about smart interesting stuff. We speak to writers, scientists, comedians and just thinkers who really know their craft and hear about the way they shape the amazing world in which we live. The idea is pretty simple - we ask some big questions and find some big experts to help answer them.
||CleanWhat is bigger than infinity?||In this episode of The Big Questions, we talk big … big, big, bigger than big … how about about infinitely big! Dr Eugenia Cheng is Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has tenure in Pure Mathematics at...||23 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan you measure the social footprint of trade?||We live in a complex, interconnected globalised world - but how interconnected and how complex and what are the impacts of how connected our world is? A new study and paper outlines the work of Australian scientists, and their attempts...||16 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is it like to save lives in ER?||James Maskalyk is an emergency doctor, an ER doctor with a difference. He splits his time between the first world emergency rooms in Toronto, Canada and working in emergency rooms in southern Africa. He is also the author of a couple of...||9 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is digital biology?||How does applying technology to biology, genetics, medicine and agriculture effect every one of us? Adam speaks to Raymond McCauley, a thinker & do-er, bioninformaticist, computer scientist, engineer and entrepreneur working at...||2 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow does blockchain work in the real world?||Louise Mercer is the Director of Innovation for Everledger, an emerging technology enterprise that tracks the provenance of authenticated high-value assets on a global digital ledger. Everledger has been well-recognised as a leader in the...||25 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow future proof is the blockchain?||Mandy Simpson is a professional director, consultant and speaker, with a particular focus on the human and business impacts of changing financial technologies. Mandy has held roles as CFO at technology consultancy Fronde, COO at the New...||18 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s it like to terrify people?||Australia film director Leigh Whannell, is probably best known for being one of the co-creators of the SAW franchise and the visionary behind the horror film, INSIDIOUS. His new film UPGRADE first premiered at SXSW, winning the festival's...||12 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill robots make good doctors?||Dr Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. With over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, he has chaired the Medicine...||4 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's It Like To Run For Your Life Through Fire?||In 2011 Michael Hull survived a life-threatening grass fire while competing in an ultramarathon in the Kimberley, WA. He has since gone on to become the only Australian to ever complete the 566 km non stop footrace through the Yukon, Canada....||28 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Does Future Crime Look Like?||How do you protect yourself against Cyber Crime? Marc Goodman is a New York Times Best-Selling author and global strategist focused on the profound change technology is having on security, business and international affairs. He is the founder...||23 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe History Of Everything In 48 minutes and 59 seconds||Did you know that any gold you own was formed from a star exploding? These are the things you learn when Professor David Christian teaches his 'Big History' - a history of humanity. As a university lecturer Professor Christian...||21 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Small Can You Build A Robot?||First up in the Singularity University* series that we’ll be rolling out over the coming weeks, is Professor Sarah Bergbreiter who heads up the Microbotics Laboratory at the University of Maryland, USA. Prof Sarah and her team develop technologies...||17 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow The Stuff You Should Know Podcast Works?||Josh Clark is the co-host of the research-based, general knowledge podcast Stuff You Should Know that is loved around the world. Having faithfully released two episodes each week since 2008, SYSK released their 1000th episode in 2017. Adam...||13 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Happens When Art Meets Science?||How do you represent the Milky Way Galaxy with a grain of sand? What happens when thousands of people send a message to the Juno satellite destined for Jupiter? And, what on earth does a Visual Strategist for NASA do? Our guest in this...||10 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is The Glass Universe?||In this special episode of The Big Questions we chat with Dava Sobel, the Janis Joplin of science writing and author of 'Longitude' and 'Galileo's Daughter' and most recently, 'The Glass Universe'. In the 19th-century...||3 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is It Like To Win A Nobel Prize?||Australia has an amazing track record when it comes to the prestigious Nobel prizes. One of our very brightest is Peter Doherty, who in 1996 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his breakthrough understanding in how our cells protect...||26 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is It Like To Go To Space ?||If you combine crushing it on your socials with posts from outer space and also being an astronaut with a perfect mustache, you get Commander Chris Hadfield. The astronaut that other astronauts look at and think, "Now that's an...||19 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Do We Feel Pain?||When you hurt yourself you feel pain. The bigger the injury the more intense the pain. But what about those moments where people push the pain barrier despite their injuries? What about when pain isn't related to an injury like exercising...||12 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Happens When (Neutron) Stars Collide?||Neutron stars are amazing. They are so tightly packed with matter that a single teaspoon of neutron star weighs about a billion tonnes. So when two collide things really go BANG. In fact space-time itself wobbles noticeably. Adam chats...||5 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen You Lose Weight, Where Does The Fat Go?||We're in the middle of an obesity epidemic and weight loss is one of the most talked about topics on the planet. Yet most people still think that when you lose weight it turns into heat and energy. Bow-bowww, not true. In this episode...||30 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Sexy Do Animals Get?||You've heard people described as "like a tiger between the sheets" or "hung like a horse" but if someone called you "as impressive as a barnacles penis" Would you be flattered or offended? Turn the lights down...||23 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is It Like To Save Millions Of Lives?||The phrase lifesaver is bandied about pretty easily In some cases. But Ian Frazer is the real deal. It is no exaggeration to say that his medical discovery will save millions of lives worldwide. Meet the remarkable and remarkably humble...||16 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Did Bill Nye Become The Science Guy?||You may have watched Bill Nye's Emmy award winning science show or you might have caught his recent Netflix series. But did you know that he holds a patent for his design of womens' ballet shoes? Or that his mum worked on cracking...||4 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Do We Love Sport ?||Australians love sport. We REALLY love sport. But why? And do we actually love it more than anyone else? Adam asks the Big Question "Why do we love sport?" and gets answers from one of Australia's most respected sports journalists,...||27 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Adam Spencer is a great interviewer, you can almost hear him listening and thinking. This podcast is insightful, well-researched and funny - a great easy listen.
Really really interesting topics
Part of my walking regime, terrific range of topics, have to say I am surprised how much I am enjoying it, so not what I usually listen to.
Great content - crappy intro
Love the content, can't stand the intro voice! Please update to a more mature person, you deserve it.
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