Widdershins Podcast

Widdershins Podcast

Widdershins Podcast
Jul 12, 2020 34 min

S03E01 - Robots & AI with Professor Tom Drummond

This week I have a conversation with Professor Tom Drummond that is centred around the ethical dilemmas of Ai and robots governing the world, driving our cars and potentially participating in society alongside humans or even.... as humans.
Jun 14, 2020 30 min

S02E05 - Time Travel with Dr Paul. M Sutter

This Week on Widdershins Podcast I chat about time travel with the hilarious host of YouTube's 'Ask A Spaceman' with over 30,000 subscribers. Dr. Sutter is an astrophysicist and is known for his commentary on time travel. In fact, it was Dr. Sutter's episode on time travel here that convinced me that he absolutely must share his ideas on Widdershins Podcast. Further Reading and Resources:This episode is based on The Time Machine and can be purchased here. The article we talk about in the episode from Space.com can be found here and Dr Sutters YouTube channel 'Ask a Spaceman' can be found here. See more from Dr Paul M. Sutter: www.facebook.com/PaulMattSutterwww.twitter.com/PaulMattSutterwww.instagram.com/PaulMattSutter Follow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member-only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: [email protected] Widdershins proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford – The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant
May 31, 2020 27 min

S02E04 - Parallel universes and Multiverses with Professor Yasunori Nomura

This week in season 2 episode 4 we launch into parallel universes and multiverses. My conversation with Professor Yasunori Nomura was deep and I did not expect the reality that we are simply waiting on the technology to allow the science to flourish. For us to view inside the 'bubble' of a parallel universe, we will need quantum computing to speed up...the race is on so we couldn't be waiting that long...could we?Further Reading and Resources:This episode is based on The Man Who Folded Himself and can be purchased here. See more from Professor Yasunori Nomura:https://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/faculty/yasunori-nomura https://physics.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/yasunori-nomura https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasunori_Nomura https://www.facebook.com/yasunori.nomura.7 Follow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member-only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: [email protected] Widdershins proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford – The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant
May 17, 2020 33 min

S02E02 - [Pt 2] Time travel and time loops with Dr Gaurav Khanna and Caroline Mallary

In part 2 of our two-part series we are joined this week by Caroline Mallary a PhD student at the University of Massachusettes and our past guest Dr Gaurav Khanna from Episode 1 on Hyperspace. This episode is more focussed on time travel where last week's episode we dove right into time loops. Caroline Mallary has discovered that her time machine, although in its simplest form, does not need exotic matter... matter once thought to be required if a time machine was ever to be built.Further Reading and Resources:Carolines Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub6PGaygVwA&feature=youtu.beGaurav and Caroline's paper: Closed Timelike Curves and "Effective" Superluminal Travel with Naked Line Singularities https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.09505Gaurav's article: Time Travel is Technically Possible—But We Need An Object With Infinite Mass. https://www.newsweek.com/time-travel-infinite-mass-einstein-hawking-relativity-time-loop-singularity-1257527 This episode was inspired by the book: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -Douglas Adams See more from Dr. Gaurav Khanna at: http://gravity.phy.umassd.eduFollow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favorite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member-only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: [email protected] proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford - The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant
May 03, 2020 17 min

S02E02 - [Pt 1] Time travel and time loops with Dr Gaurav Khanna and Caroline Mallary

In part 1 of our two part series we are joined this week by Caroline Mallary a PhD student at the University of Massachusettes and our past guest Dr Gaurav Khanna from Episode 1 on Hyperspace. The theory of time travel and time loops we discuss require two long spaceships parked in parallel. One moves forward really fast, while the other is parked. Caroline explains that a time loop forms between the two cars such that space and time folds on itself. Although almost impossible to create and imagine right now, the science is now here and we have just witnessed another breakthrough in space-time. Further Reading and Resources:Carolines Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub6PGaygVwA&feature=youtu.beGaruav and Caroline's paper: Closed Timelike Curves and "Effective" Superluminal Travel with Naked Line Singularities https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.09505Gaurav's article: Time Travel is Technically Possible—But We Need An Object With Infinite Mass. https://www.newsweek.com/time-travel-infinite-mass-einstein-hawking-relativity-time-loop-singularity-1257527 This episode was inspired by the book: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -Douglas Adams See more from Dr Gaurav Khanna at: http://gravity.phy.umassd.eduFollow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member-only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: [email protected] proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford - The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant
Apr 19, 2020 28 min

S02E01 - Portals with Dr Leah Broussard

This week in season 2 episode 1 we launch into the Time Travel season with an episode on portals. I first learned of Dr Broussard when I came across an NBC article stating that Dr Broussard from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee, is trying to open a portal to a parallel universe. My conversation with Leah did get a little science-y and that is what I love most about my interviews, they introduce me to concepts and ideas that have been itching at me for years. Could there be a parallel universe? I think yes, but can we prove it? well with the fire in the belly of Dr Leah Broussard. I think yes. Further Reading and Resources:This episode is based on the books in the Narnia series and can be purchased here. See more from Dr Leah Broussard at:Twitter: https://twitter.com/leahjbroussard Follow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member-only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: [email protected] Widdershins proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford – The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant
Mar 15, 2020 29 min

S01E05 - Space Stations with Dr Brad Tucker

This week on our episode I discuss Space Stations with Dr Brad Tucker https://www.facebook.com/DrBradTucker an Astrophysicist/Cosmologist at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory and the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, at the Australian National University.Further Reading and Resources:This episode was inspired by the book: Downbelow Station - CJ Cherryh https://widdershinspodcast.com/season-one%3A-space-1See more from Dr Brad Tucker at:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrBradTuckerTwitter: http://twitter.com/btucker22Follow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: [email protected] proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford – The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant
Mar 02, 2020 22 min

S01E04 - Space Travel with Dr Seth Shostak

This week on our episode I discuss Space Travel with Dr Seth Shostak #sethshostak. Seth Shostak is involved with the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life at the SETI Institute in California—trying to find evidence that there’s someone out there. He is also committed to getting the public, especially young people, excited about astrobiology and science in general.Further Reading and Resources:Ted talk https://www.ted.com/talks/seth_shostak_et_is_probably_out_there_get_ready?language=enBig picture science http://radio.seti.org/Sex in space https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLwoYUvEi6AHR8799 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIadRr0QX_QThis episode was inspired by the book: Foundations - Isaac Asimov https://widdershinspodcast.com/season-one%3A-space-1See more from Dr Seth Shostak at: #sethshostakFollow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: [email protected] proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford – The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant
Feb 16, 2020 28 min

S01E03 - Wormholes with Dr Jordi Prat-Camps

This week I discuss Wormholes with Dr Jordi Prat-Camps https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordi-prat-camps-a9bba177/ a physicist from Barcelona with a background in electromagnetism, superconductivity, and metamaterials, with a very applied vision.Further Reading and Resources:Contact by Carl Sagan:https://wordery.com/contact-carl-sagan-9781501197987#oid=%202173_1This episode was inspired by the book: Final days - BY Gary Gibson https://widdershinspodcast.com/season-one%3A-space-1 and the movie Interstellar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z-fCIqm4KYWe also chat about the book 'Contact' by Carl Sagan. You can get your hands on 'Contact' HERE.See more from Dr Jordi Prat-Camps at: https://pratcamps.weebly.com/Follow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: [email protected] proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford – The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant
Feb 02, 2020 31 min

S01E02 - Exoplanets with Dr Cassandra Hall

This week on our episode I discuss Exoplanets with Dr Cassandra Hall Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40cassidentprone&src=typd a Winton Exoplanet Fellow at the University of Leicester, UK. Dr Hall works in the Theoretical Astrophysics Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy.Further Reading and Resources:This episode was inspired by the book: Dying of the Light - George R.R Martin https://widdershinspodcast.com/season-one%3A-space-1See more from Dr Cassandra Hall at: Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40cassidentprone&src=typdFollow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: [email protected] proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford – The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant