Episode 13



24 August 2013

33 mins 56 secs

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About this Episode

We don't know where we are or entirely what we are and we're hurtling through space on a rock that will be consumed by the Sun one day. We think there might be better things to worry about than making spreadsheets. In this episode Sam and Simon indulge in some science and a lot of other things. Mentioned in this episode:

BOOKS The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose. The 4% Universe by Richard Panek. Nothing by Frank Close. Einstein by Walter Isaacson. The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Spoon. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.

STUFF The Claude Debussy 151st Birthday Google Doogle. The Feynman Lectures and other awesome audio on Audible. Elon Musk's fine explanatory skills.

XKCD 1240.

Elon Musk and Sir Richard Branson Hangout.


Radiolab's Mirror, Mirror episode.