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Podcast Profile: Into the Impossible With Brian Keating

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222 episodes
2018 to present
Average episode: 67 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Multidisciplinary • Physics

Podcaster's summary: A podcast about how we imagine, and how what we imagine shapes what we do. Each conversation brings together visionaries from the worlds of arts, sciences, humanities, and technology discussing the nature of imagination and how we collaborate to create the future. Hosted by Dr Brian Keating, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. For show notes go to: BrianKeating.com/podcast

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List Updated: 2022-Jun-29 12:07 UTC. Episodes: 222. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Jun-26 • 70 minutes
Avi Loeb + Eric Weinstein: UAPs, Academic Research, & Truth – Part 2 of 2
Join Brian Keating and his friends Eric Weinstein and Harvard's Avi Loeb for an update on the Galileo Project, NASA's recent formation of a government panel investigating UAP/UFOs and more. Resources here: NASA to Set Up Independent Study on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-to-... Eric... Weinstein's Website https://ericweinstein.org Download the first-ever audiobook by Galileo https://BrianKeating.com/dialogue NASA is embarking on a RISKY mission to investigate UAPs ht...
2022-Jun-23 • 69 minutes
Avi Loeb + Eric Weinstein: UAPs, Academic Research, & Truth – Part 1 of 2
Join Brian Keating and his friends Eric Weinstein and Harvard's Avi Loeb for an update on the Galileo Project, NASA's recent formation of a government panel investigating UAP/UFOs and more. Resources here: NASA to Set Up Independent Study on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-to-... Eric... Weinstein's Website https://ericweinstein.org Download the first-ever audiobook by Galileo https://BrianKeating.com/dialogue NASA is embarking on a RISKY mission to investigate UAPs ht...
2022-Jun-19 • 86 minutes
Searching for Habitable Worlds: Richard Powers, Winner of The Pulitzer Prize
Richard Powers is an American novelist whose works explore the effects of modern science and technology. His novel The Echo Maker won the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction. He's won many other awards over the course of his career, including a MacArthur Fellowship. As of 2021, Powers has published 14 novels and has taught at the University of Illinois and Stanford University. He won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Overstory. Powers’ latest book is Bewilderment in which, The astrobiologist Theo...
2022-Jun-05 • 73 minutes
Where Did The Universe Come From? Geraint Lewis
Do you ever look up to the stars and wonder about what is out there? Over the last few centuries, humans have successfully unraveled much of the language of the universe, exploring and defining formerly mysterious phenomena such as electricity, magnetism, and matter through the beauty of mathematics. But some secrets remain beyond our realm of understanding—and seemingly beyond the very laws and theories we have relied on to make sense of the universe we inhabit. It is clear that the quantum, the world of a...
2022-May-29 • 64 minutes
Nobel Prize Winner Adam Riess: The Hubble Tension is Getting WORSE!
Chat with Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess about his team's newest measurements of the 'most important number in cosmology' the Hubble Constant. Using the Hubble Space Telescope for what it was meant to do, Adam's team continues to make ultra-precise measurements. We'll also explore the Hubble Tension, the future of Hubble now that the James Webb Space Telescope has deployed, and other cosmic conundrums. Adam is a brilliant teacher and a wonderful raconteur. Don't miss your chance to chat with a brilliant scie...
2022-May-22 • 71 minutes
Philip Goff: Consciousness and Galileo's Error
Philip Goff is a philosopher and consciousness researcher at Durham University, UK. His research focuses on how to integrate consciousness into a scientific worldview. Goff argues that the traditional approaches of materialism (consciousness explained in terms of physical processes in the brain) and dualism (consciousness is separate from the body and brain) face insuperable difficulties. He therefore defends a form of panpsychism, the view that consciousness is a fundamental and ubiquitous feature of the p...
2022-May-15 • 28 minutes
Shep Doeleman: How the Event Horizon Telescope caught the Milky Way’s MONSTER Black Hole!
European Southern Observatory (ESO) released groundbreaking new Milky Way results from the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (EHT). Today I speak to Shep Doeleman Founding Director of the Event Horizon Telescope about. what it all means! You can watch the press conference on ESO's YouTube channel https://youtu.be/rIQLA6lo6R0 and watch my breakdown of everything you need to know! Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. This resul...
2022-May-11 • 69 minutes
The State of The Universe With Eric Weinstein: Part 2 0f 2 - Trust in Science, Optimism About the Future and Eric's Crystal Ball
Eric Weinstein and I go for a wide-ranging quarterly catch-up on all sorts of goings-on in our Universe. We'll chat about Elon Musk and Twitter, censorship and control, abortion and leaks, a possible solution to the Fermi Paradox on intelligent aliens, Galileo Galilei, and more! Topics Include: Does Elon Musk have Buyer’s Remorse over Twitter? Roe vs Wade and the immorality of leaks Trust in science is at an all-time low. What can we do? Advice to Elon Musk RESOURCES MENTIONED: Previous Videos with Er...
2022-May-10 • 65 minutes
State of the Universe with Eric Weinstein: Part 1 of 2 - Elon Musk and Roe vs. Wade
Eric Weinstein and I go for a wide-ranging quarterly catch-up on all sorts of goings-on in our Universe. We'll chat about Elon Musk and Twitter, censorship and control, abortion and leaks, a possible solution to the Fermi Paradox on intelligent aliens, Galileo Galilei, and more! Topics Include: Does Elon Musk have Buyer’s Remorse over Twitter? Roe vs Wade and the immorality of leaks Trust in science is at an all-time low. What can we do? Advice to Elon Musk RESOURCES MENTIONED: Previous Videos with Er...
2022-May-03 • 56 minutes
Who Was James Webb? An honest conversation with Hakeem Oluseyi
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is NASA’s next great flagship observatory. It’s set to continue — and extend — the illustrious scientific tradition established by the Hubble Space Telescope, while peering deeper into the universe and observing what Hubble could not. But who was James Webb? Considering the controversy surrounding his legacy, I wanted to explore the allegations against him with my friend Hakeem Oluseyi and answer the question: Why was the James Webb Space Telescope named after him? Hake...
2022-Apr-25 • 69 minutes
Quantum Thermodynamics: A Steampunk Adventure with Nicole Yunger Halpern
Nicole Yunger Halpern is a theoretical physicist, NIST physicist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland. She is also currently a Fellow of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science at the University of Maryland. Nicole reenvisions 19th-century thermodynamics for the 21st century, using the mathematical toolkit of quantum information (QI) theory. She applies QI thermodynamics as a lens through which to view the rest of science, gaining new perspectives o...
2022-Apr-17 • 79 minutes
What Happened Before the Big Bang? | An Infinity of Worlds - Will Kinney
Will Kinney is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, where he has been on faculty since 2003. Dr. Kinney's research focuses on the physics of the very early universe, including inflationary cosmology, the Cosmic Microwave Background, Dark Matter, and Dark Energy. He has authored more than seventy published research articles and received the SUNY Chancellor's award for excellence in teaching in 2014. In his new book, An Infinity of Worlds, physicist Will Kinney explains...
2022-Apr-11 • 58 minutes
Jim Al-Khalili Why I Love the Life Scientific!
Jim is a theoretical physicist at the University of Surrey where he holds a Distinguished Chair in physics as well as a university chair in the public engagement in science. He received his PhD in nuclear reaction theory in 1989 and has published widely in the field. His current interest is in open quantum systems and the application of quantum mechanics in biology. He is a prominent author and broadcaster. He has written 14 books on popular science and the history of science, between them translated into t...
2022-Apr-04 • 96 minutes
If Darwin Had A Spaceship | Arik Kershenbaum: The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy
What would a modern-day 'Voyage of the Beagle ' be like? Cambridge zoologist Arik Kershenbaum evokes Charles Darwin's travels in a trip not confined to the earth's confines. Come along with us on a journey of discovery through the entire galaxy where we encounter aliens and their planets with supersonic creatures, a moon where aliens have a language composed of smells, and aliens who scream with fear, act honestly and have technology. The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy answers these questions using the lat...
2022-Mar-30 • 54 minutes
Brian Keating On The Leon Logothetis Podcast
The following is my appearance on the Leon Logothetis Podcast. Leon is the creator of THE KINDNESS DIARIES on Netflix and Amazon. He’s known for creating content around the world to highlight the best in humanity, and it was a privilege to be on his show. The show’s premise is that Leon does NOT know who is going to be his guest. That is why we start off with introductions. I was a bit nervous about going in blind, but Leon made it a great experience. Subscribe to his podcast here. From Leon’s show notes: “...
2022-Mar-22 • 56 minutes
Eve Vavagiakis: Inspiring The Next Generation
Dr. Vavagiakis is a postdoctoral associate in the Physics Department at Cornell University. She work on four collaborations: ACT, CCAT-prime, CMB-S4, and the Simons Observatory. www.simonsobservatory.org ... Eve got her PhD at Cornell University in 2021, where she was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and Provost Diversity Fellow on instrumentation and analysis for cosmology and astrophysics. She designed Mod-Cam, a first light instrument for the CCAT Observatory‘s Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST)....
2022-Mar-16 • 103 minutes
Sara Walker: The Origin of Life
Sara Walker is an astrobiologist and theoretical physicist interested in the origin of life and how to find life on other worlds. She is most interested in whether or not there are “laws of life’ related to how information structures the physical world that could universally describe life here on Earth and on other planets. Walker is deputy director of the pioneering Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, which is devoted to confronting the big questions of science and philosophy. She is Associ...
2022-Mar-12 • 93 minutes
James Altucher chats with Brian Keating about news in science, and his upcoming audio book with Carlo Rovelli - Galilleo's Dialogue!
James Altucher chats Dr. Brian Keating on his new ventures, sciences, and he teased his upcoming book as well! Please Visit our Sponsors: LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/impossible to post a job for FREE Athletic Greens, makers of AG1 which I take every day. Get an exclusive offer when you visit https://athleticgreens.com/impossible AG1 is made from the highest quality ingredients, in accordance with the strictest standards and obsessively improved based on the latest science. All 33 Chairs. My All33 Chair i...
2022-Mar-10 • 85 minutes
Harvard Physicist Describes the Inside of a Black Hole | Shep Doeleman
Sheperd S. Doeleman is an Astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and Founding Director of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a synchronized global array of radio observatories designed to examine the nature of black holes. He is also a Harvard Senior Research Fellow and a Project Co-Leader of Harvard’s recently established Black Hole Initiative (BHI). The BHI is a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary program at the University that brings together the disciplines of Astronomy, P...
2022-Mar-01 • 75 minutes
Hakeem Oluseyi: Quantum Leaps!
Hakeem Oluseyi is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, inventor, educator, science communicator, author, actor, veteran, and humanitarian. Oluseyi was named a Visiting Robinson Professor at George Mason University in 2021, a distinction by which the university recognizes outstanding faculty. In 2021, he published an autobiography titled: A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars co-authored with Joshua Horwitz. His best known scientific contributions are research on the transfer o...
2022-Feb-24 • 65 minutes
Marilyn Simons: Legion of Honor!
Dr. Marilyn Hawrys Simons received a B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from SUNY, Stony Brook and has volunteered in the non‑profit sector for the last thirty years. In 1994, she co‑founded the Simons Foundation together with her husband, Jim Simons, and served as its President until June 2021. Asteroid 10701 Marilynsimons is named after her! The Simons Foundation is a charitable organization that was founded to fund basic research and educational programs in mathematics, physical and life sciences. The Foundatio...
2022-Feb-16 • 64 minutes
Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Mentors, Pulsars & Prizes
In 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell made an astounding discovery. On 28 November 1967, she detected a "bit of scruff" on her chart-recorder papers that tracked across the sky with the stars. The signal had been visible in data taken in August, but as the papers had to be checked by hand, it took her three months to find it. She established that the signal was pulsing with great regularity, at a rate of about one pulse every one and a third seconds. Temporarily dubbed "Little Green Man 1" (LGM-1) the source (now k...
2022-Feb-09 • 89 minutes
David Chalmers: You Are in a Sim
David Chalmers is an Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist specializing in the areas of philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. He is a Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science at New York University, as well as co-director of NYU's Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness (along with Ned Block). In 2006, he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. David Chalmers first formulated the probl...
2022-Feb-04 • 92 minutes
Harry Cliff: How to Make an Apple Pie
Win a copy of Harry’s book, HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE! Click here Harry Cliff is a particle physicist at the University of Cambridge working on the LHCb experiment, a huge particle detector buried 100 metres underground at CERN near Geneva. He is a member of an international team of around 1400 physicists, engineers and computer scientists who are using LHCb to study the basic building blocks of our universe, in search of answers to some of the biggest questions in modern physics. He also spends a big chunk ...
2022-Feb-01 • 99 minutes
Part 2 of 2: Brian Keating Λ Lee Cronin on Life in the Universe, Assembly Theory, and the Meaning of Time - A debate on Curt Jaimungal's Theories of Everything YouTube Channel
Visit our Sponsor LinkedIn.com/impossible to post a job for FREESearch for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, wherever you listen to podcasts, or go to jordanharbinger.com/subscribe Watch the debate here on Curt's channel https://youtu.be/BI7-5YnXSqk LINKS MENTIONED: -Brian Keating's Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating -Brian... Keating's "Losing the Nobel Prize": https://amzn.to/3AyXMyE -Brian Keating's "Into the Impossible": https://amzn.to/33IjsfC -Brian Keating's Twit...
2022-Feb-01 • 76 minutes
Part 1 of 2: Brian Keating Λ Lee Cronin on Life in the Universe, Assembly Theory, and the Meaning of Time -A debate on Curt Jaimungal's Theories of Everything YouTube Channel
Visit our Sponsor LinkedIn.com/impossible to post a job for FREE!Search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, wherever you listen to podcasts, or go to jordanharbinger.com/subscribeWatch the debate here on Curt's channel https://youtu.be/BI7-5YnXSqk LINKS MENTIONED: -Brian Keating's Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating -Brian... Keating's "Losing the Nobel Prize": https://amzn.to/3AyXMyE -Brian Keating's "Into the Impossible": https://amzn.to/33IjsfC -Brian Keating's Twitter:...
2022-Jan-25 • 98 minutes
Nobel Prizewinner Reinhard Genzel: The Monster Black Hole at the Heart of our Galaxy!
Reinhard Genzel studied physics at Bonn Univ., and received his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy Bonn (1978), He was a Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (1978-1980), Cambridge, MA, was Associate Professor of Physics and Associate Research Astronomer, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley (1981- 1985), Full Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley (1985-1986). He is Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck ...
2022-Jan-21 • 52 minutes
Christopher Sweat: Philosophizing in Public
Find Chris on Substack - his Writing & Podcast are not to be missed: https://christophersweat.substack.com Twitter:... https://twitter.com/SweatEm LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissweat/ Clubhouse:... https://www.clubhouse.com/@sweatem?utm_source=clubhouse&utm_medium=share_profile... join my mailing list; just click here http://briankeating.com/mailing_list.php Please contact [email protected] to learn more about sponsoring Into the Impossible.
2022-Jan-18 • 109 minutes
Paul Davies: What's Eating The Universe?
Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, cosmologist, and astrobiologist at Arizona State University, where he runs the pioneering Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science. He also chairs the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Post-Detection Task group, so that if SETI succeeds in finding intelligent life, he will be among the first to know. The asteroid 1992OG was officially renamed Pauldavies in his honor. In addition to his many scientific awards, Davies is the recipient of t...
2022-Jan-11 • 55 minutes
Barbara Ryden: A Teacher's Teacher
Professor Barbara Ryden has been a member of the Ohio State University faculty since 1992, Prof. Ryden studies the formation, alignment, and shapes of galaxies, and the large-scale structure of the universe, and cosmology, including tests for dark energy, dark matter, and the properties of the primordial density fluctuations. She is internationally known for her textbook Introduction to Cosmology, which won the first Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award in 2006 from the American Astronomical Society, and is...
2022-Jan-04 • 43 minutes
Carlo Rovelli: Quantum Weirdness!?
Carlo Rovelli was born in Italy, is a US citizen and lives in France. His main activity is in theoretical physics, where he is known as one of the founders of loop quantum gravity. He has also interests in the history and philosophy of science. He has written "Quantum Gravity", a treatise on loop quantum gravity and, for the large public, "The First Scientist: Anaximander and his Legacy", which is primarily a reflection on the nature of science. The book is translated in five languages and has been awarded ...
2021-Dec-31 • 142 minutes
Eric Weinstein: UFOs, Crypto, Fatherhood, & The Portal Podcast Reboot
It's been a phenomenal year for some folks; a tough year for others. Join us live to review the year that was and look forward to 2022 too! A wide-ranging, fun, free for all conversation with my friend Eric Weinstein! 00:00 Topics: 05:00 Eric and Project Galileo investigating UFO/UAP 30:00 Woit's TOE as discussed with @Lex Fridman https://youtu.be/nDDJFvuFXdc Geometric Unity and Chern-Simons 45:00 Wolfram Physics Project 1:00:00 Raising kids to succeed in STEM Opportunities and Threats to our future ...
2021-Dec-28 • 82 minutes
The Best Guest I Never Had: An Elegy for Steven Weinberg
This episode is sort of "fan fiction" conversation with a dead man who will cast a shadow over physics, philosophy, and theology for decades to come: Steven Weinberg, co-recipient of the 1979 Nobel Prize. Long before audiobooks and podcasts were a thing, in 1992 I took a night train from Cleveland to Buffalo to Binghamton to meet my girlfriend. To while away the hours, I brought with me Weingberg's epochal popular science book, "The First Three Minutes". A few months later, as a graduation present, I receiv...
2021-Dec-21 • 68 minutes
Lyman Page: The Little Book of Cosmology
Lyman Alexander Page, Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Physics at Princeton University. He is an expert in observational cosmology and one of the original co-investigators for the WMAP probe that made precise observations of the cosmic background radiation, an electromagnetic echo of the Universe's Big Bang phase. Along with students and collaborators, Professor Lyman measures the spatial temperature variations in the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The CMB, which perva...
2021-Dec-14 • 62 minutes
Brian Schmidt:Nobel Prizewinner: Cosmic Acceleration and Collaboration
Brian Schmidt, is an astronomer at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University, formerly known as Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories. He works in several areas of astronomy, most notably with exploding stars called supernovae. He also chases Gamma-Ray Bursts, and is heading a project to build a new Telescope that will map the Southern Sky called SkyMapper. Brian was awarded The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 for the discovery of the accelerating expansion ...
2021-Dec-10 • 61 minutes
JOANN ROBERTS Poetry for Physicists
A native of the Universe, Joann "Paradigm" Roberts was born and raised in the Chicago area. A Poet/MC and Musician/Producer; Paradigm is a 3 time Slam Champion as well as a Hip Hop Educator and Teaching Artist for at-promise youth. She promotes healing, self-reflection, awareness, and liberation through the arts and is known for her laid back, mellow stage presence that is complimented by powerful words. Paradigm travels all over the U.S. and overseas, performing music and poetry, as well as facilitating po...
2021-Dec-07 • 74 minutes
Graham Farmelo: The Universe Speaks In Numbers
Graham Farmelo is an award-winning biographer and science writer. Based in London, he is a Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge and a regular visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He was a lecturer in physics at the Open University, 1977-1990. Briefly the youngest tenured academic in the UK. Quickly specialized as a teacher, chaired the team that produced the Science Foundation Course in the late 1980s and conceived its inter-disciplinary science course ‘Science Matters’. Farmelo is auth...
2021-Nov-30 • 75 minutes
Sabine Hossenfelder LOOK FOR INCONSISTENCY!
Sabine Hossenfelder has a PhD in physics and is presently a Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS). Sabine works on physics beyond the standard model, phenomenological quantum gravity, and modifications of general relativity. Hossenfelder has also been researching since at least 2008 on how technology is changing researchers' ability to publicize, discuss, or publish their research, when she co-organized the Science in the 21st Century workshop. She has written more than 70 r...
2021-Nov-23 • 65 minutes
Tom Bilyeu: Impact Experimentalist!
Tom Bilyeu is shaking up multiple industries on his way to impact a billion brains in the Universe! Boy, was this a fun interview to do! Tom runs a legit film studio out of his house and I was delighted to be connected to him via my friend Danny Miranda. Tom did not disappoint. We discussed his epic careers -- he's now on at least his third incarnation after founding Quest Nutrition (and selling it for a billion dollars!), then starting a multimillion subscriber YouTube Channel / media empire called "Impact...
2021-Nov-16 • 76 minutes
Craig Callender: A Graphic History of Time
Craig Callendar is a Professor of Philosophy, and Founding Faculty of, and Co-Director of, the Institute for Practical Ethics at UC San Diego in the Department of Philosophy. He is also on the Freedom and Responsibility in Science Committee of the International Science Council, Paris; and Founding Faculty at the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego; Faculty, The John Bell Institute, Hvar, Croatia. From 1996-2000 I worked in the Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method at the London S...
2021-Nov-09 • 70 minutes
Lee Cronin: The Chemistry of Life
Lee Cronin was born in the UK and was fascinated with science and technology from an early age getting his first computer and chemistry set when he was 8 years old. This is when he first started thinking about programming chemistry and looking for inorganic aliens. He went to the University of York where he completed both a degree and PhD in Chemistry and then on to do post docs in Edinburgh and Germany before becoming a lecturer at the Universities of Birmingham, and then Glasgow where he has been since 20...
2021-Nov-03 • 43 minutes
Barry Barish Interviews Brian Keating: Part 2
In February 2021 Dr. Barry Barish, co-recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for the LIGO experiment, interviewed me at his home in Los Angeles. The topic was his thoughts and reactions to my book, Losing the Nobel Prize (http://amzn.to/2sa5UpA). We discussed scientific leadership, academic stress, burnout, the role of mentors and managers in science and a lot about my book too. Losing The Nobel Prize By Brian Keating The inside story of a quest to unlock one of cosmology’s biggest mysteries, deraile...
2021-Nov-03 • 52 minutes
Barry Barish Interviews Brian Keating: Part 1
In February 2021 Dr. Barry Barish, co-recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for the LIGO experiment, interviewed me at his home in Los Angeles. The topic was his thoughts and reactions to my book, Losing the Nobel Prize (http://amzn.to/2sa5UpA). We discussed scientific leadership, academic stress, burnout, the role of mentors and managers in science and a lot about my book too. Losing The Nobel Prize By Brian Keating The inside story of a quest to unlock one of cosmology’s biggest mysteries, deraile...
2021-Nov-02 • 53 minutes
Jorge Cham & Daniel Whiteson: Frequently Asked Questions About The Universe
You’ve got questions: about space, time, gravity, and the odds of meeting your older self inside a wormhole. All the answers you need are right here. From the dynamic duo that brought you WE HABE NO IDEA comes FAQs ABOUT THE UNIVERSE!!! As a species, we may not agree on much, but one thing brings us all together: a need to know. We all wonder, and deep down we all have the same big questions. Why can’t I travel back in time? Where did the universe come from? What’s inside a black hole? Can I rearrange the p...
2021-Oct-26 • 52 minutes
Sarah Rugheimer: Searching for Extraterrestrial Life
Dr. Sarah Rugheimer is a Glasstone Research Fellow and a Hugh Price Fellow at Jesus College Oxford. Her research interests are modeling the atmosphere and climate of extrasolar planets with a particular focus on atmospheric biosignatures in Earth-like planets as well as modeling early Earth conditions. She is interested in anything related to the field of Astrobiology: the study of origin of life on Earth and the pursuit of detecting life on other planets/moons in the Universe.The questions of our origins a...
2021-Oct-21 • 66 minutes
Ryan Holiday | Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave! @Daily Stoic ​
Ryan Holiday’s best-selling trilogy - The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego is the Enemy, and Stillness is the Key - captivated professional athletes, CEOs, politicians, and entrepreneurs and helped bring Stoicism to millions of readers. Now, in the first book of an exciting new series on the cardinal virtues of ancient philosophy, Holiday explores the most foundational virtue of all: Courage. Almost every religion, spiritual practice, philosophy, and person grapples with fear. The most repeated phrase in the Bible ...
2021-Oct-19 • 111 minutes
Jeremy England: Life is on FIRE🔥 🧬🔥
A preeminent physicist unveils a field-defining theory of the origins and purpose of life. Why are we alive? Most things in the universe aren't. And everything that is alive traces back to things that, puzzlingly, weren't. For centuries, the scientific question of life's origins has confounded us. But in Every Life Is on Fire, physicist Jeremy England argues that the answer has been under our noses the whole time, deep within the laws of thermodynamics. England explains how, counterintuitively, the very sam...
2021-Oct-13 • 60 minutes
Astronaut Nicole Stott: BACK TO EARTH
Inspired by insights gained in spaceflight, a NASA astronaut offers key lessons to empower Earthbound readers to fight climate change When Nicole Stott first saw Earth from space, she realized how interconnected we are and knew she had to help protect our planetary home. In Back to Earth, Stott imparts essential lessons in problem-solving, survival, and crisis response that each of us can practice to make change. She knows we can overcome differences to address global issues, because she saw this every day ...
2021-Oct-12 • 57 minutes
Chris Hadfield: The Apollo MURDERS!
In 1973: a final, top-secret mission was planned to go to the Moon. Three astronauts in a tiny spaceship, a quarter-million miles from home. A quarter-million miles from help. NASA is about to launch Apollo 18. While the mission has been billed as a scientific one, flight controller Kazimieras "Kaz" Zemeckis knows there is a darker objective. Intelligence has discovered a secret Soviet space station spying on America, and Apollo 18 may be the only chance to stop it But even as Kaz races to keep the NASA cre...
2021-Oct-05 • 109 minutes
Heather Heying & Bret Weinstein: A Hunter Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century. Frogs, Family, Freedom
Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein are evolutionary biologists. They both earned PhDs in Biology from the University of Michigan, where their research on evolution and adaptation earned awards. They've been visiting fellows at Princeton University, before that were professors at the Ever­green State College for fifteen years. Heather researched the evolution of social systems across a range of organisms, including humans, and my 2002 book, Antipode, is based on experiences in Madagascar studying the sex live...
2021-Sep-28 • 31 minutes
Brian Keating: Think Like a Nobel Prize Winner! Why I wrote it.
I’m so excited to share that my new book, Think Like a Nobel Prize Winner, is now live in the Universe! I couldn’t be more excited. I wrote it for YOU! ***This week only**** I have priced the ebook at 99 cents for this week only to make it easier for you to leave a “verified” review. Get it here: https://urlgeni.us/amzn/TLANPW Get the Audible audiobook edition of Think Like a Nobel Prize Winner for FREE when you start your free trial using this magic link https://audible.com/impossible Would you be so kind ...
2021-Sep-21 • 88 minutes
Anthony Aguirre: Cosmological Koans
Physicist Anthony Aguirre studies the formation, nature, and evolution of the universe, focusing primarily on the model of eternal inflation—the idea that inflation goes on forever in some regions of universe—and what it may mean for the ultimate beginning of the universe and time. He is the co-founder and associate scientific director of the Foundational Questions Institute, which supports research on questions at the foundations and new frontiers of physics and cosmology. Anthony is also a co-founder of t...
2021-Sep-14 • 62 minutes
Ben Shapiro: The Science™ of Authoritarianism
I spoke with Ben Shapiro about his thoroughly discursive new book: The Authoritarian Moment. Ben is prolific to say the least: his second book in just about a year. Some of you aren't Big Ben fans, but I hope you'll provide to me, and to him, some forbearance in this, the Yom Kippur season. Speaking of Yom Kippur we discussed forgiveness and tolerance and even Ben's biggest regret. Topics: ⚛️ Science vs. The Science™ 🚀 Private Space Flight 📚 Another Free Speech Book?? 💉Vaccine Mandates 🍷 Ben Shapiro Drinkin...
2021-Sep-13 • 67 minutes
Part 2 of 2: Eric Weinstein n- WTF Happened in 1971: An INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Birthday Extravaganza 🎉 !
Part 2 of 2: Eric Weinstein n- WTF Happened in 1971: An INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Birthday Extravaganza 🎉 !
2021-Sep-12 • 67 minutes
Part 1 of 2: Eric Weinstein n- WTF Happened in 1971: An INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Birthday Extravaganza 🎉 !
What happened in 1971 (besides my birth on September 9th, 1971)? Answer: a lot! Topics: GU update, Science vs. Politics, Elon Musk vs. Physics, and WTF is a Kayfabe? I'd be honored if you'd get me two (free) birthday presents 🎉: Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel, just click here 👉 https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1... and Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel, just click here 👉 https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1 Find... Eric https://www.youtube.com/ch...
2021-Sep-09 • 108 minutes
Julian Barbour: The Janus Point and the Arrow of Time
Julian Barbour is the author of the highly regarded The Discovery of Dynamics and the bestseller The End of Time and now, The Janus Point. He received his PhD in physics from the University of Cologne in 1968. He is a past visiting professor of physics at the University of Oxford and lives on the edge of the scenic Cotswolds, UK. A major new work of physics, The Janus Point will transform our understanding of the nature of existence. In a universe filled by chaos and disorder, Julian Barbour makes the radic...
2021-Aug-31 • 88 minutes
Stephon Alexander: Fear of a Black Universe
Stephon Alexander is a Professor of Physics at Brown University and the President of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP). Alexander has had previous appointments at Stanford University, Imperial College, Penn State, Dartmouth College, and Haverford College. He is a specialist in the field of string cosmology, where the physics of superstrings are applied to address longstanding questions in cosmology. In 2001, he co-invented the model of inflation based on higher dimensional hypersurfaces in str...
2021-Aug-26 • 91 minutes
Danny Miranda and Dr. Brian Keating – How Religion Helps An Astrophysicist Make Sense Of The Universe.
Dr. Brian Keating is an American physicist who is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences in the Department of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. In this conversation, we spoke about Losing The Nobel Prize, his latest book, Galileo, how one of his mentors let him down, and Judaism. In this conversation, we spoke about Losing The Nobel Prize, his latest book, Galileo, how one of his mentors let him down, and Judaism. Dr. Keating's Twitter – https...
2021-Aug-24 • 58 minutes
Paul Halpern: Flashes of Creation
Paul Halpern is Professor of Physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. A prolific author, he has written sixteen science books and numerous articles. His interests range from space, time and higher dimensions to cultural aspects of science. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship, and an Athenaeum Literary Award, he has appeared on C-SPAN, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the PBS series "Future Quest," and "The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special." Halpern's...
2021-Aug-19 • 26 minutes
James Altucher and Brian Keating: Stop using these 3 Lazy Words!
Do you use these 3 lazy words daily? Do you use these words when you tried to solve problems? Create businesses? Win a game? Well, it's time to change that. James Altucher and Brian Keating talk about these 3 lazy words, and what's the meaning behind these words, and how can we change our mindset, and prevent ourselves from using these words! Support our Sponsors! LinkedIn Jobs! Use this link to post your first job ad for FREE LinkedIn.com/impossible biOptimizers for better sleep https://magbreakthrough.co...
2021-Aug-17 • 50 minutes
Ashley Yeager: The Brilliant Legacy of Astronomer Vera Rubin
Ashley Yeager is an associate editor at The Scientist. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer, editor and multimedia producer, and also at the Simons Foundation as a science writer, at Science News as a web producer and at Duke University as a writer and multimedia producer. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee and a master's in science writing from MIT. She co-chairs the education committee of the National Association of Science Writers. Twitter: @ashleyjyeag...
2021-Aug-13 • 88 minutes
Tom Delonge & Jim Semivan: An Honest Talk About Government Secrets!
Tom DeLonge started To The Stars Academy, a multi-pronged approach to address issues related to UFO/UAPs. TTSA has several divisions including: Science & Technology Division wherein TTSA collects documents and physical materials from public and private sources related to the UAP phenomena to study it and then transitions the transformative technologies behind it to wider applications of public benefit. The company’s consulting and research arm features top former officials from the Pentagon, CIA, Department...
2021-Aug-10 • 58 minutes
Eric Topol: AI Doctors, Medicine's Future, and The Delta Variant
#AI #FutureofMedicine #EricTopol Dr. Eric Topol M.D. is a Physician-Scientist, Author, Editor and is The Gary & Mary West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine, and the Executive VP, Scripps Research. We discussed the meaning of life, ways for Artificial Intelligence to improve patient outcomes…and concomitantly, benefit physicians too. We explored the ethical imperatives incumbent on doctors— is it ok to exaggerate medical benefits/risks to incentivize greater patient participation. We closed with his conce...
2021-Aug-09 • 49 minutes
The Joy of Ex-perimental Astrophysics with UCSB Professor Ben Mazin
Benjamin Mazin is the Worster Chair in Experimental Physics at UC Santa Barbara. He attended Yale University, graduating in 1997. He then attended the California Institute of Technology, graduating with a doctorate in Astrophysics in August, 2004. After a short post-doc at Caltech, he went to work as a scientist at JPL in March, 2005. He joined the faculty at the University of California Santa Barbara in September, 2008, where he leads a lab dedicated to the development of optical/UV/X-ray Microwave Kine...
2021-Aug-03 • 103 minutes
Part 2 of 2 Lawrence Krauss: The Physics of Everything
Lawrence Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist and bestselling author, as well as being an acclaimed lecturer. He is currently President of The Origins Project Foundation, and host of The Origins Podcast, His wide research interests have focused on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including the origin and evolution of the Universe and the fundamental structure of matter. Among his numerous important scientific contributions was the proposal, in 1995, that m...
2021-Jul-27 • 62 minutes
Part of 1 of 2 – Lawrence Krauss: The Physics of Everything
Lawrence Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist and bestselling author, as well as being an acclaimed lecturer. He is currently President of The Origins Project Foundation, and host of The Origins Podcast, His wide research interests have focused on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including the origin and evolution of the Universe and the fundamental structure of matter. Among his numerous important scientific contributions was the proposal, in 1995, that m...
2021-Jul-26 • 62 minutes
Avi Loeb: Breaking News!
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2021-Jul-20 • 57 minutes
Jo Dunkley: This Is Our Universe
Jo Dunkley is a Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. ​Her research is in cosmology, studying the origins and evolution of the Universe. Her major projects are the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and the Simons Observatory. She's also a member of the Rubin Observatory's Dark Energy Science Collaboration. ​Professor Dunkley has been awarded the Maxwell Medal, the Rosalind Franklin award, and the New Horizons prize for her work on the Cosmic Microwave Background, and she shared ...
2021-Jul-19 • 59 minutes
Part 2 of a special 2 part episode - Brian Keating in Conversation with James Altucher: How to become an expert. Do aliens exist? The state of AI, theories of everything.
Brian Keating and James Altucher experiment, going live on Twitter! The experience was great and possibly better than the clubhouse! The conversation started on how to become an expert, to the question of the existence of aliens, to the state of AI, to finally, theories of everything! James Altucher is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He's achieved the rank of chess master, and is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book “Choose Yourself.” James has started 20 companies, 17 of which have ...
2021-Jul-17 • 54 minutes
Part 1 of a special 2 part episode - Brian Keating in Conversation with James Altucher: How to become an expert. Do aliens exist? The state of AI, theories of everything.
Brian Keating and James Altucher experiment, going live on Twitter! The experience was great and possibly better than the clubhouse! The conversation started on how to become an expert, to the question of the existence of aliens, to the state of AI, to finally, theories of everything! James Altucher is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He's achieved the rank of chess master, and is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book “Choose Yourself.” James has started 20 companies, 17 of which have ...
2021-Jul-13 • 39 minutes
Steven Kotler: Master Your Flow with The Art of the Impossible
Best-selling author and peak performance expert Steven Kotler decodes the secrets of those elite performers - athletes, artists, scientists, CEOs, and more - who have changed our definition of the possible, teaching us how we too can stretch far beyond our capabilities, making impossible dreams much more attainable for all of us. What does it take to accomplish the impossible? What does it take to shatter our limitations, exceed our expectations, and turn our biggest dreams into our most recent achievement...
2021-Jul-06 • 57 minutes
Alan Lightman: Astronomy's Tolstoy -- Improbable Possibilities, Einstein's Dream, & More
Einstein's Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, when he worked in a patent office in Switzerland. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. In one, time is circular, and people are fated to repeat their triumphs and failures over and over. In another, there is a place where time stands still, visited by lovers and parents clinging to their children. In another, time is a ...
2021-Jun-29 • 58 minutes
Caleb Scharf: The Ascent of Information
Caleb Scharf was born and educated in England. He received his B.Sc. in physics from Durham University, and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Cambridge. Following postdoctoral work in X-ray astronomy and observational cosmology at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Maryland, he has been a research scientist at Columbia University in New York. He is currently the director of the multidisciplinary Columbia Astrobiology Center. His research interests i...
2021-Jun-26 • 48 minutes
Top Alien Hunter: “No, aliens aren’t here!”
Seth Shostak directs the search for extraterrestrials at the SETI Institute in California—trying to find evidence of intelligent life in space. He is also committed to getting the public, especially young people, excited about astrobiology and science in general. Seth is the host of “Big Picture Science,” the SETI Institute’s weekly radio show. The one-hour program uses interviews with leading researchers and lively and intelligent storytelling to tackle such big questions as: What came before the big bang...
2021-Jun-25 • 84 minutes
Brian Keating on Planetary Radio with Host Matt Kaplan: Special Crossover Episode
Mat Kaplan is the host of Planetary Radio Host and Producer, The Planetary Society. Mat Kaplan loves hosting and producing Planetary Radio. He was just 17 when he got his first job in broadcasting, yet it wasn't until the 2002 premiere of The Society's popular weekly broadcast and podcast series that he combined his twin loves of space and radio. A Planetary Society staff member for more than 15 years, Mat also plans and manages technical support for our Planetfest celebrations and other major events and we...
2021-Jun-22 • 45 minutes
Michael Knowles: Speechless
Michael Knowles is the celebrated host of “The Michael Knowles Show” at the Daily Wire, “The Book Club” at PragerU, and “Verdict with Ted Cruz.” In 2017, Michael published the #1 national bestselling treatise Reasons to Vote for Democrats, which President Donald Trump hailed as “a great book for your reading enjoyment.” In late 2020, after an appearance guest-hosting “The Rush Limbaugh Program,” it was announced that Michael’s daily podcast would be syndicated to terrestrial radio. Michael has appeared regu...
2021-Jun-20 • 64 minutes
Peter Timbie: My Academic Father!
More than any other person, my Ph.D advisor Peter Timbie, taught me how to be a scientist. We discuss Peter’s advisor David Wilkinson (namesake of the WMAP satellite) and Bob Dicke. Learn the history of the Cosmic Microwave Background told by one of best teachers in the Universe. Thanks to our sponsors! https://magbreakthrough.com/i...
2021-Jun-18 • 69 minutes
Steven Strogatz: The Infinite Power of Calculus
Steven Strogatz is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. Early in his career, he worked on a variety of problems in mathematical biology, including the geometry of supercoiled DNA, the dynamics of the human sleep-wake cycle, the topology of three-dimensional chemical waves, and the collective behavior of biological oscillators, such as swarms of synchronously flashing fireflies. In the 1990s, his work focused on nonlinear dynamics and chaos applied to physics, engi...
2021-Jun-17 • 112 minutes
Eric Weinstein & Michael Shermer: An honest dialogue about UFOs.
What is the nature of the abundant accounts of unexplained aerial phenomena? Are they harbingers of advanced extraterrestrial engineering, math, and physics, beyond our standard model? Or is there a more prosaic, though no less significant explanation, ranging from military operations, unreliable witnesses, or confirmation bias? Is our government sharing all it knows? Or is there really anything 'there' there? Beyond wanting to believe, do we have any evidence for our beliefs? 00:00:00 Intro 1:00:00 - Tec...
2021-Jun-10 • 25 minutes
Delilah Gates: Black Hole Basics!
Harvard's Dr. Delilah Gates joins to discuss the fascinating & foreboding subject of black holes! Black holes are mysterious objects that have perplexed humanity for centuries, yet Delilah reveals new perspectives on their most inscrutable properties via in-depth studies of their spins, entropy, event horizons & more. Dr. Delilah Gates is Harvard's second African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in physics. Before joining Harvard, she earned two Bachelors of Science degrees: one in physics and one in math,...
2021-Jun-08 • 37 minutes
Seth Shostak: Alien Hunter 👽
Since the first Martian “canals” were charted in 1877, space aliens have captivated sky-gazers, night travelers, and television watchers worldwide. Polls show that nearly half of all Americans believe in extraterrestrials, and many are convinced they’ve visited Earth. A fair number of scientists also suspect that aliens exist, and for decades they’ve been seriously searching—using powerful antennas and computers to scan for radio waves coming from other star systems. Recent interest in alien craft sightings...
2021-Jun-04 • 80 minutes
Mick West: Are UFO's here?
Mick West, a debunker, skeptic, writer, UFO investigator, and former video game programmer. This is the official channel for videos relating to the debunking and other experiments I do on my forum MetaBunk.org. It's also where I post the video of my Podcast - Tales From the Rabbit Hole (tftrh.com) which focuses on long-form discussions with people whose lives have been affected by conspiracy theories. Mick West is the founder of Metabunk.org, a forum about the debunking of conspiracy theories. He is the aut...
2021-May-31 • 61 minutes
Denise Shull: The Psychology of Billions
Denise Shull is the author of MARKET Mind Games, which has been repeatedly called "ahead of its time", "a game-changer" and "the best book on trading psychology" in unsolicited Amazon reviews.Shull is a performance coach who uses neuroeconomics and modern psychoanalysis in her work with hedge funds and professional athletes. She is also the founder of The ReThink Group. Shull focuses on the positive contribution of feelings and emotion in high-pressure decisions. She has been called the most important insp...
2021-May-27 • 67 minutes
Lee Smolin: String Theory is Still Wrong
Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist who has been since 2001 a founding and senior faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His main contributions have been so far to the quantum theory of gravity, to which he has been a co-inventor and major contributor to two major directions, loop quantum gravity and deformed special relativity. He also contributes to cosmology, through his proposal of cosmological natural selection: a falsifiable mechanism to explain the choice of the laws of phys...
2021-May-25 • 30 minutes
Bill Pulte: Twitter Philanthropy!
Bill Pulte, a 30 something investor and entrepreneur coined the term “Twitter Philanthropy”. He has given away $800k+ via Cash App to those in need. Pulte’s grandfather (William Pulte) founded PulteGroup, one of America’s largest home construction and real estate development firms. Inspired by Bill, I'm giving away $100 to a science teacher to use to buy a piece of instructional equipment to inspire young people! Follow us on Twitter enter the competion. Tune in live at 11:30a Pacific Time | 2:30p ET on Fri...
2021-May-21 • 55 minutes
Michael Shermer & Brian Keating: Part 1: How it All Began: Cosmic Inflation, the Multiverse, and the Nature of Scientific Proof
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2021-May-21 • 56 minutes
Michael Shermer & Brian Keating Part 2: How it All Began: Cosmic Inflation, the Multiverse, and the Nature of Scientific Proof
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2021-May-19 • 60 minutes
Steven Pinker: Things are Getting BETTER!
Was 2020 really the "worst year ever," as some would have us believe? Or are things getting better? Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker has shown that poverty, pollution and other challenges are on the wane and we're doing better now in every one of a host of important metrics compared with 30 years ago. Yet progress isn't inevitable, and it doesn't mean everything gets better for all humans all the time, Pinker says. Instead, progress is problem-solving, and we should look at things like climate change, pan...
2021-May-12 • 68 minutes
Andy Weir: Project Hail Mary
Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. Thanks to our sponsors!https://magbreakthrough.com/imp... Project Hail Mary A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the #1...
2021-May-10 • 79 minutes
Eric Weinstein & Lee Smolin: Judging Theories of Everything, ID, & UFOs 👽
Eric Weinstein & Lee Smolin: A conversation on Theories of Everything: String Theory, Geometric Unity, Loop Quantum Gravity, Lisi’s E8 etc. 00:00 Introduction 05:00 Michio Kaku & the God Equation: problematic? https://youtu.be/3to9ymn-XKI 10:00 Is String Theory sucking the oxygen out of physics? 15:00 There are challenges to challengers like loop quantum gravity 30:00 A rubric for judging theories of Everything? 1:00:00 Intelligent Design?! 1:05:00 UFO’s and Pentagon data dump 1:10:00 How to treat a...
2021-May-06 • 67 minutes
Hawking Hawking! The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity with NYU Prof. Charles Selfe
Immediately recognizable in his wheelchair and surrounded by an entourage of nurses, Stephen Hawking was a symbol of the power of mind over matter. The public adored him, and the media compared hirn to Newton and Einstein. Appearing at concerts, on The Simpsons, and even on the edge of space, he was widely considered the world's best physicist, and even its smartest person. Thanks to our sponsor BioOptimizes! Sleep better with www.magbreakthrough.com/impossible and use code impossible at checkout to save 1...
2021-May-04 • 93 minutes
MIT Professor Sara Seager: Love, Loss, & Life in the Cosmos
An MIT astrophysicist reinvents herself in the wake of tragedy and discovers the power of connection on this planet, even as she searches our galaxy for another Earth, in this “bewitching” memoir. “Sara Seager’s exploration of outer and inner space makes for a stunningly original memoir.”—Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone. Sara Seager has always been in love with the stars: so many lights in the sky, so much possibility. Now a pioneering planetary scientist, she searches for exoplanets—especiall...
2021-May-01 • 75 minutes
Phillip Greenspun: The Most Interesting Man in Massachusetts
Greenspun grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and received a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT in 1982. After working for Hewlett Packard Research Labs in Palo Alto and Symbolics, he became a founder of ICAD, Inc. Greenspun returned to MIT to study electrical engineering and computer science, eventually receiving a Ph.D. Working with Isaac Kohane of Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Greenspun was the developer of an early Web-based electronic medical record system. The system is described in "Bu...
2021-Apr-28 • 58 minutes
142-Part 2: Michio Kaku: Is String Theory = The GOD Equation?
Dr. Michio Kaku — theoretical physicist, bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker, renowned futurist, and popularizer of science. As co-founder of String Field Theory, Dr. Kaku carries on Einstein’s quest to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into a single grand unified theory of everything. Support our Sponsor LinkedIn Jobs! Use this link to post your first job ad for FREE LinkedIn.com/impossible Kaku has starred in a myriad of science programming for television including Discovery, Science Ch...
2021-Apr-27 • 62 minutes
142-Part 1: Michio Kaku: Is String Theory = The GOD Equation?
Dr. Michio Kaku — theoretical physicist, bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker, renowned futurist, and popularizer of science. As co-founder of String Field Theory, Dr. Kaku carries on Einstein’s quest to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into a single grand unified theory of everything. Support our Sponsor LinkedIn Jobs! Use this link to post your first job ad for FREE LinkedIn.com/impossible Kaku has starred in a myriad of science programming for television including Discovery, Science Ch...
2021-Apr-23 • 76 minutes
141: Peter Boghossian: How to have IMPOSSIBLE conversations!
In How to Have Impossible Conversations, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay guide you through the straightforward, practical, conversational techniques necessary for every successful conversation -- whether the issue is climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, poverty, immigration, or gun control. Boghossian and Lindsay teach the subtle art of instilling doubts and opening minds. They cover everything from learning the fundamentals for good conversations to achieving expert-level techniques t...
2021-Apr-22 • 53 minutes
140: David Pogue: How to Prepare for Climate Change!
For Earth Day 2021, we present a discussion of the comprehensive guide to surviving climate change and global warming, an existential issue of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue. Support our Sponsor LinkedIn Jobs! Use this link to post your first job ad for FREE LinkedIn.com/impossible You might not realize it, but we’re already living through the beginnings of climate chaos. In Arizona, laborers now star...
2021-Apr-21 • 56 minutes
139: I Write Therefore I Am: David Perell— Building A Second Brain + Write of Passage
David Perell is a modern philosopher-scholar. He is a Gen-Z version of Seth Godin who both writes and thinks in public to become a more refined intellectual. He is a brilliant raconteur who also partners with Tiago Forte to produce the spectacular "Building a Second Brain" course! Support our Sponsor LinkedIn Jobs! Use this link to post your first job ad for FREE LinkedIn.com/impossible David's motto is: “Write every day.” Most of his essays are about business, education, and what it means to be a citizen o...
2021-Apr-20 • 83 minutes
138: Kamal Ravikant: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It!
Kamal Ravikant has trekked to one of the highest base camps in the Himalayas, earned the US Army Infantry patch, walked 550 miles across Spain, lived in Paris, and bungee jumped out of a perfectly good hot air balloon. Kamal is the only non-black, non-woman member of the Black Women’s writers’ group. Mr. Ravikant won a San Francisco-wide modeling contest, gotten drunk on the same barstool as Hemingway, co-founded a company with the guy who wrote the first browser, and been fortunate enough to work with some...
2021-Apr-19 • 61 minutes
137: Evidence for Planet 9? A conversations with Caltech Professor Konstantin Batygin!
Thanks to today’s sponsor, LinkedIn Jobs! Visit linkedin.com/impossible to post your job ad for FREE! A chat about a new paper by Dr. Konstanin Batygin and Mike Brown about the Injection of Inner Oort Cloud Objects Into the Distant Kuiper Belt by Planet Nine. Planet Nine is an as yet undiscovered planet that may lurk in the outer solar system. Read the paper: Injection of Inner Oort Cloud Objects Into the Distant Kuiper Belt by Planet Nine by Konstantin Batygin and Michael E. Brown https://arxiv.org/pdf/21...
2021-Apr-13 • 71 minutes
136: Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going.
Get Neil’s advice for life when you join my mailing list; just click here 👉 http://briankeating.com/mailing_list.php 📝 https://podcastnotes.org/?p=28558 Than... to today’s sponsor, LinkedIn Jobs! Visit linkedin.com/impossible to post your job ad for FREE! 00:00 Introduction 00:05:00 Neil, Galileo Galilei and vino! 00:09:00 What about wine fascinates you? 00:26:29 How do you handle your fame? 00:33:58 What has been the impact of sports (wrestling) on your life? 00:38:44 The superhero Niel Wanted to be!...
2021-Apr-09 • 48 minutes
135: Part 2 Eric Weinstein: Geometric Unity...REVEALED!
Weinstein, host of the Portal Podcast, reveals Geometric Unity, his provocative new Theory of Everything. First discussed in 2013, later explored on the Joe Rogan Experience and Lex Fridman’s podcast, I am delighted Eric revealed the published version FIRST on The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast. Thanks to today’s sponsor, LinkedIn Jobs! Visit linkedin.com/impossible to post your job ad for FREE! Get a copy of the paper at https://GeometricUnity.org See this Collection of Videos in Support of Geometric Unity...
2021-Apr-09 • 59 minutes
135, Part 1: Eric Weinstein: Geometric Unity...REVEALED!
Eric Weinstein, host of the Portal Podcast, reveals Geometric Unity, his provocative new Theory of Everything. First discussed in 2013, later explored on the Joe Rogan Experience and Lex Fridman’s podcast, I am delighted Eric revealed the published version FIRST on The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast. Thanks to today’s sponsor, LinkedIn Jobs! Visit linkedin.com/impossible to post your job ad for FREE! Get a copy of the paper at https://GeometricUnity.org See this Collection of Videos in Support of Geometric U...
2021-Apr-06 • 71 minutes
134: John Mather: The Very First Light
John Mather, is a driving force in space astronomy and cosmology. In 1989 he helped discover that the cosmic background radiation's spectrum corresponds to black-body radiation - radiation emitted by a dark, glowing body. The result provided evidence that the background radiation is a remnant from the creation of the universe in the Big Bang. John is the author of The Very First Light: The True Inside Story of the Scientific Journey Back to the Dawn of the Universe. It tells the story of the NASA-led team o...
2021-Apr-05 • 77 minutes
133: Phil Plait, Bad Astronomer, on The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast
Philip Plait, also known as The Bad Astronomer, is an American astronomer, skeptic, writer and popular science blogger. Plait has worked as part of the Hubble Space Telescope team, images and spectra of astronomical objects, as well as engaging in public outreach advocacy for NASA missions. He has written two books, Bad Astronomy and Death from the Skies. He has also appeared in several science documentaries, including How the Universe Works on the Discovery Channel. From August 2008 through 2009, he served...
2021-Mar-31 • 59 minutes
132: What did the Event Horizon Telescope Discover? Chat with Heino Falcke: black holes, polarization EHT
Thanks to today’s sponsor, LinkedIn Jobs! Visit linkedin.com/impossible to post your job ad for FREE! The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) just made a MAJOR Discovery about Black Holes. Chat with Heino Falcke, author of LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS, about what it all means. Light is an oscillating electromagnetic wave. If the waves have a preferred direction of oscillation, they are polarized. In space, moving hot gas, or ‘plasma’, threaded by a magnetic field emits polarized light. The polarized light rays that mana...
2021-Mar-30 • 89 minutes
131: Stephen Meyer: Return of the God Hypothesis
Stephen C. Meyer received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. A former geophysicist and college professor, he now directs Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle. He has authored the New York Times bestseller Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2013), Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2009), which was named a Book of the Year by the Times (...
2021-Mar-26 • 64 minutes
130: David Spergel: Way of the Peaceful Cosmologist
David Spergel is one of today's most respected and accomplished astrophysicists. He has made foundational contributions to our understanding of the origin and evolution of the universe via the Cosmic Microwave Background and observations of distant compact objects. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, recipient of the Breakthrough Prize, and is the incoming President of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. In this ...
2021-Mar-25 • 59 minutes
129: Is there a Fifth Force? News from the Large Hadron Collider (CERN LHCb): James Beacham & Phil Ilten
Is there a Fifth Force? News from the Large Hadron Collider with James Beacham & Phil Ilten. Interesting new result from the LHCb Experiment collaboration was just announced, hinting at physics beyond the standard model. Join me and Drs Phil Ilten and James Beacham (of CHASING EINSTEIN fame). What does it all mean Parity violation and more could result -- some mesons containing b quarks may preferentially decay to electrons rather than muons. #CERN #LHC #LHCb Read the paper here: https://arxiv.org/abs/2103....
2021-Mar-23 • 67 minutes
128: Allison Schrager: Brothel Economics And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk
#RiskAnalysis #RiskManagement #Economics Learn how an economist analyzes and manages risk in finance, love, retirement, and life in general in this wide-ranging discussion with first-time author Allison Schrager. Allison is a Ph.D. economist, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, contributing editor at City Journal, and co-founder of LifeCycle Finance Partners, LLC, a risk advisory firm. Allison diversified her career by working in finance, policy, and media. She led retirement product innovation at D...
2021-Mar-16 • 76 minutes
127: Don Hoffman: Reality Does NOT Exist!
Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is ... or as we need it to be? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us. In his research to uncover the underlying secrets of human perception, Donald Hoffman has discovered important clues pointing to the subjective nature of reality. Rather than as a set of absolute physical principles, reality is best understood as a set of phenomena our brain...
2021-Mar-14 • 35 minutes
126: James Jordan: The Speed of Life
James Jordan joins The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast to discuss his novel The Speed of Life: An Illustrated Novel. What happens when a brutal crime threatens a mother’s love for her son? An old Florida family and those in their orbit get caught in a torrent of passion, a deadly legal system, and the mythology of the Everglades, which runs as deep as this story does. Propulsive, engaging, evocative, beautiful writing. Tom Holland, writer of Psycho II, writer-director of Stephen King’s Thinner, Fright Night, Ch...
2021-Mar-11 • 66 minutes
125: Cory Klippsten (SwanBitcoin.com) The Case AGAINST Bitcoin EXPLAINED!
Cory Klippsten is the founder and CEO of SwanBitcoin.com. He also serves as an advisor to Unchained Capital, Bitcoin Venture Fund (TVP) and Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ: RIOT), and is a partner in Bitcoiner Ventures. As an advisor he has supported more than $250M of fundraising since 2016, and as an angel has funded 20+ early-stage startups. Cory takes his opposing side and makes the case AGAINST bitcoin, and answers all your questions about FUD: Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt! Before startups, Klippsten worked fo...
2021-Mar-09 • 71 minutes
124: Deepak Chopra: How To Know God
DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP, is the founder of The Chopra Foundation , a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global , a whole health company at the intersection of science and spirituality. He's a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 90 book...
2021-Mar-08 • 46 minutes
123: Chiara Mingarelli: Hints of the Gravitational Wave Background from NANOGRAV!
Prof. Chiara Mingarelli is a gravitational-wave astrophysicist, looking to understand how supermassive black holes in the centers of massive galaxies merge, if at all. She does this by predicting their nanohertz gravitational-wave signatures, which will soon be detected by pulsar timing array experiments. With pulsar timing data, She looks for both individual supermassive black holes in binary systems, and for the gravitational-wave background which should be generated by their cosmic merger history. She a...
2021-Mar-02 • 105 minutes
122: Carlo Rovelli: Loop Quantum Gravity & The Order of Time
Carlo Rovelli (born 3 May 1956) is an Italian theoretical physicist and writer who has worked in Italy, the United States and since 2000, in France. His work is mainly in the field of quantum gravity, where he is among the founders of the loop quantum gravity theory. He has also worked in the history and philosophy of science. He collaborates with several Italian newspapers, in particular the cultural supplements of the Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore and La Repubblica. His popular science book Seven B...
2021-Feb-27 • 133 minutes
121: Peter Schiff: BITCOIN BUBBLE!
According to @PeterSchiff, the only valid reason to buy Bitcoin is thinking the bubble will get much bigger before it bursts. Most #Bitcoin buyers don't know it's a bubble so they will never sell. But since most who do will be unable to tell when it's popped, they're also unlikely to get out with a profit. Learn more from Peter Schiff: https://www.schiffradio.com/ @... with Peter Schiff: https://europacificfunds.com/ ... my interviews about crypto and bitcoing: with Michael Saylor for the "bitcoin bul...
2021-Feb-25 • 36 minutes
120: Jay Wujun Yow: Podcast Producer, Sound Engineer – The Power of Audio
Jay Wujun Yow is the Audio Producer and Engineer for The James Altucher Show. He's become an indispensable part the Altucher media empire. Jay is a very passionate person when it comes to music and all kinds of media, especially sound. He's a graduate of Full Sail University, receiving 7 awards, including Valedictorian. He has a good ear and a talent for sound. Jay has applied his excellent computer skills to audio engineering and sound production for over 8 years. He's proficient in Pro Tools, Nuendo 2, Nu...
2021-Feb-23 • 82 minutes
119: James Altucher: Skip The Line
In Skip The Line: The 10,000 Experiments Rule and Other Surprising Advice for Reaching Your Goals, James Altucher busts the 10,000-hour rule of achieving mastery, offering a new mindset and dozens of techniques that will inspire any professional—no matter their age or managerial level—to pursue their passions and quickly acquire the skills they need to succeed and achieve their dreams. This episode is itself an experiment, as Brian onboards James to Clubhouse and uses it to interact with listeners live. Jam...
2021-Feb-16 • 61 minutes
118: Andy Viterbi: Wireless Pioneer, Co-Founder of Qualcomm - A Historic Perspective
Communications pioneer Andrew J.Viterbi — who in 1962 earned one of the first doctorates in electrical engineering granted at the University of Southern California — has forever changed how people everywhere connect and communicate. Dr.Viterbi’s lifelong interest in communications began as a child, when his family fled Italy for America in 1939 to escape the persecution of Jews. Born into an analog world, this visionary thinker opened the doors to the digital age with the Viterbi Algorithm, a groundbreaki...
2021-Feb-16 • 53 minutes
117: How to BEAT failure, CRUSH obstacles, and THRIVE with NASA Spacewalker Scott Parazynski!
Scott Parazynski is an American physician and a former NASA astronaut. A veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, Parazynski's phenomenal book, THE SKY BELOW, tells the gripping first-person account of life at the Universe's extremes. Join me in the live chat with Scott Scott is also the founder of https://fluidity.tech/ Fluidity Tech is a Houston-based technology company focused on redefining movement through 3-dimensional space. Founded by former NASA astronaut, pilot and physician, Sc...
2021-Feb-16 • 37 minutes
116: Laurence Tribe: The Physics of IMPEACHMENT & The Curvature of Constitutional Space
Laurence Tribe Is an American legal scholar who is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at the Harvard Law School of Harvard University. We are discussing the impeachment of Donald Trump and unique aspects of the constitution that have a mathematical connection. Tribe is a constitutional law scholar and co-founder of the American Constitution Society. He is the author of To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment. The influence of Euclid on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution was profou...
2021-Feb-09 • 36 minutes
115: Max Tegmark: Life 3.0
Also on Youtube Max Tegmark is a physicist, cosmologist, and artificial intelligence - machine learning researcher. He is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the scientific director of the Foundational Questions Institute. He has been my mentor and friend for a LONG time :-) Professor Tegmark’s research is focused on precision cosmology, e.g., combining theoretical work with new measurements to place sharp constraints on cosmological models and their parameters. Early on, this chall...
2021-Feb-06 • 46 minutes
114: Jayant Narlikar - Giant of Cosmology!
Besides scientific papers and books and popular science literature, Narlikar has written science fiction, novels, and short stories in English, Hindi, and Marathi: Facts and Speculations in Cosmology, with G. Burbidge, Current Issues in Cosmology, 2006 A Different Approach to Cosmology: From a Static Universe through the Big Bang towards Reality, 2005 Fred Hoyle's Universe, 2003 Scientific Edge: The Indian Scientist from Vedic to Modern Times, 2003 An Introduction to Cosmology, 2002 A Different App...
2021-Feb-02 • 95 minutes
113: Harvard’s Avi Loeb- Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Avi Loeb, Harvard’s top astronomer, showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization. In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers insi...
2021-Jan-26 • 74 minutes
112: Leonard Mlodinow – My Friend, Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics Leonard Mlodinow was Stephen’s closest colleague in his final years. Who better to put us in the room as Hawking indulges his passion for wine and curry; shares his feelings on love, death, and disability; and grapples with deep questions of philosophy and physics. Whether depicting Hawking’s devotion to his work or demonstrating how he would make spur of the moment choices, such as punting on the River Cam (despite the risk the jaunt posed), or spinning ...
2021-Jan-19 • 78 minutes
111- Part 2: John Preskill – Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Encountering Richard Feynman
Learn about the exciting promise of quantum computing and how it may solve problems in fundamental physics. Join my mailing list to get slides from this conversation: briankeating.com. We went deep…discussing Artificial Intelligence, the simulation hypothesis, lessons from Richard Feynman and more! You don’t want to miss his answers to my patented Thrilling Three final questions! John Preskill is the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, where he is a...
2021-Jan-18 • 60 minutes
111: John Preskill – Part 1 – Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Encountering Richard Feynman
Part 1 of 2 Learn about the exciting promise of quantum computing and how it may solve problems in fundamental physics. Join my mailing list to get slides from this conversation: briankeating.com. We went deep…discussing Artificial Intelligence, the simulation hypothesis, lessons from Richard Feynman and more! You don’t want to miss his answers to my patented Thrilling Three final questions! John Preskill is the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technolog...
2021-Jan-13 • 106 minutes
110: Michael Saylor – The Physics of Bitcoin
Michael J. Saylor is an American entrepreneur and business executive, who co-founded & leads MicroStrategy, a company that provides business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services. Saylor, an MIT trained engineer, authored the 2012 book The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything. He is also the sole trustee of Saylor Academy ( www.saylor.org ), a provider of free online education. As of 2016, Saylor has been granted 31 patents and has 9 additional applications under rev...
2021-Jan-12 • 100 minutes
109: Nobel Prize Winner Frank Wilczek: Fundamentals — What Are The 10 Keys To Reality?
Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist, author, and intellectual adventurer. He has received many prizes for his work, including a Nobel Prize in Physics. Win a FREE copy of his newest book Fundamentals: enter this giveaway – https://kingsumo.com/g/n7xeaa/win-a-copy-of-frank-wilczeks-fundamentals-10-keys-... Wilczek has made seminal contributions to fundamental particle physics, cosmology, and the physics of materials. His current research focus includes Axions, Anyons, and Time Crystals, concepts in phys...
2021-Jan-06 • 87 minutes
108: Fundamentally Closer to Truth? A conversation with Deepak Chopra, Leonard Mlodinow, & Frank Wilczek
Does your mind create matter? What happens when an irresistible force meets an unmovable object? What is the nature of free will? Find out, in this special episode of the Into the Impossible Podcast in collaboration with Deepak Chopra’s “Chopra Well”. Fundamentals: Closer to Truth: A Look at the work of Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek and physicists Leonard Mlodinow and Brian Keating. In this riveting conversation, co-hosted with Deepak Chopra, physicists Frank Wilczek, author of Fundamentals: Ten Keys...
2021-Jan-06 • 98 minutes
107: Lord Martin Rees On The Future
Lord Martin Rees has played a huge role in my career and is an inspiration to me and millions of scientists around the world. There is literally nothing beyond his purview and our conversation bore this out — we covered everything from A to Z: artificial intelligence to zoology! Nothing was off-limits — we even shared our mutual and controversial distaste for alchemy and astrology! Lord Rees of Ludlow, the Astronomer Royal, is the Co-founder of Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and an Emeritus Profes...
2021-Jan-01 • 74 minutes
106 (part 2): Max Tegmark & Eric Weinstein in Conversation
Max Tegmark and Eric Weinstein chat on the last day of 2020! Let’s say ‘good riddance’ with good friends and great conversation! We’ll talk a bit about Artificial Intelligence, Theories of Everything & the seemingly impossible challenge of building a positive future for humanity. Max thinks that, by improving the news we receive with the aid of machine learning, we can achieve a brighter future. Check out his new center at MIT: https://iaifi.org Find him on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/mtegmark Watc...
2021-Jan-01 • 80 minutes
106 (part 1): Max Tegmark & Eric Weinstein in Conversation
Max Tegmark and Eric Weinstein chat on the last day of 2020! Let’s say ‘good riddance’ with good friends and great conversation! We’ll talk a bit about Artificial Intelligence, Theories of Everything & the seemingly impossible challenge of building a positive future for humanity. Max thinks that, by improving the news we receive with the aid of machine learning, we can achieve a brighter future. Check out his new center at MIT: https://iaifi.org Find him on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/mtegmark Watc...
2020-Dec-29 • 115 minutes
105: Nobel Prize Winner Rainer Weiss: Feeling Spacetime Shudder: Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Nobel Prizes!
MIT Physics Professor Emeritus Rainer Weiss won a 1/2 share of The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 For his contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves. He was born in Berlin, where his father was a doctor and psychoanalyst and his mother an actress. His father was of Jewish descent, and the family fled Nazism to the United States. After schooling in New York, Weiss studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his doctor’s degree in 1962. After a coupl...
2020-Dec-25 • 73 minutes
104: Cumrun Vafa: Puzzles to Unlock The Universe!
Join me in welcoming Prof. Cumrun Vafa (Harvard) in his first major podcast interview! We discussed a wide range of topics including what message he’d put into a billion-year time capsule. Plus, we discuss his delightful new book. Beneath all of the complex and formidable mathematical structures that formulate physical laws rest simple but deep nuggets of truth. It is these simple truths, and not the complicated technical details, that scientists strive for when uncovering the laws of nature. Fortunately, t...
2020-Dec-23 • 67 minutes
103: Jill Tarter – Proxima Centauri, the Drake Equation, and SETI in 2021!
Last week the Guardian and Scientific American announced that Breakthrough Listen astronomers using the Parkes radio telescope in Australia saw a weird radio signal coming from Proxima Centauri, the star system closest to Earth. The signal behaves strangely, only using a narrow 982MHz band typically not used by human-made spacecraft. It also does not correspond to known natural processes. The frequency moves around too…not what you’d expect from a planet. As soon as I heard about it, I knew I had to talk to...
2020-Dec-22 • 82 minutes
102: Eric Weinstein – Ask Me Anything Live
Eric Weinstein is the managing director of Thiel Capital, Peter Thiel‘s investment firm, a position he has held since 2015. Though not an academic physicist, he proposed a unified theory of physics in 2013. He and his brother Bret Weinstein coined the term Intellectual Dark Web to refer to an informal group of pundits. Weinstein received his Ph.D. in mathematical physics from the Mathematics Department at Harvard University in 1992 under the supervision of Raoul Bott Find Eric’s Portal Podcast here: https:/...
2020-Dec-17 • 99 minutes
101: Nobel Prizewinner Frank Wilczek: Beautiful Questions, God, Nobels, Imposters & the Power of Beauty
Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Join me on a cosmic journey with Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek. We will embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek’s groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. This is the deep logic of the universe—and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. Wilczek is hardly alone among great ...
2020-Dec-15 • 87 minutes
100: Barry Barish – Black Holes, Nobel Prizes & The Imposter Syndrome
Barry Barish is an emeritus professor at Caltech, where he has worked since 1963. He became director of the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) project in 1997, which led to his Nobel Prize in 2017. He has many other awards and is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and American Physical Society, of which he was also president. Barry joins our Nobel Minds playlist on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE podcast. He shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics with Rai Weiss and Kip Thorne “for ...
2020-Dec-03 • 93 minutes
99: Sheldon Glashow: The Power of Useless Ideas!
Sheldon Glashow is a theoretical physicist and emeritus professor at Harvard, where he also earned his Ph.D. He was the first to propose a grand unified theory and also worked as a visiting scientist at CERN. Glashow shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg. He is a member of the Board of Sponsors for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. It was an honor to have Sheldon Glashow on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE podcast. He joins our Nobel Minds playlist, having won the 1979 Nobel P...
2020-Nov-28 • 66 minutes
98: Bill Perkins: Winners DIE WITH ZERO!
We all have limited time on Earth, so how should we spend it? Financial advisors urge us to be more like the ant than the grasshopper: work hard to maximize our earnings, save early and often, and, in retirement, reap the fruits of our labors and the rewards of compound interest. “What a monumental waste of human life,” says multi- millionaire Bill Perkins. If you spend a lifetime working and die with lots of money left over, you’ve squandered a huge amount of life energy, bypassing the opportunity to enjoy...
2020-Nov-28 • 100 minutes
97: Eric Weinstein: Imposter Syndrome, Donald Trump, & the Future of Theoretical Physics
Eric Weinstein joins me live to take your questions about the past, present and future of physics. We’ll discuss my recent chats with Lenny Susskind, Shelly Glashow, and Barry Barish and Eric’s recent podcasts with Lex Fridman too. Eric and Stephen Wolfram: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI0AZ4Y4Ip4?sub_confirmation=1... Join us in the chat room to ask questions! Previously featured: Eric Weinstein: https://youtu.be/YjsPb3kBGnk?sub_confirmation=1... Join my mailing list: http://briankeating.com/mailing_lis...
2020-Nov-20 • 50 minutes
96: Paul Sutter – How To Die In Space
Paul M. Sutter is a research professor in astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University and a guest researcher at the Flatiron Institute in New York City. Paul earned his PhD in physics in 2011 as a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow at the University of Illinois. He then spent three years at the Paris Institute for Astrophysics followed by two years as a research fellow at the Trieste Observatory in Italy. Prior to his current appointment...
2020-Nov-20 • 31 minutes
95: Evan Carmichael: What Is Your One Word?
Evan Carmichael believes in entrepreneurs. At 19, he built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist helping to raise $500,000 to $15 million. He now runs EvanCarmichael.com, a popular website for entrepreneurs. He breathes and bleeds entrepreneurship. He’s obsessed, aiming to help one billion entrepreneurs and change the world. He has set two world records, uses a stand-up desk, rides a Vespa, raises funds for Kiva, wears five-toe shoes and created Entrepreneur trading cards....
2020-Nov-19 • 88 minutes
94: Lenny Susskind: Black Hole War My BATTLE w Stephen Hawking Made the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics is a 2008 popular science book by American theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind. The book covers the black hole information paradox, and the related scientific dispute between Stephen Hawking and Susskind. Susskind is known for his work on string theory and wrote a previous popular science book, The Cosmic Landscape, in 2005. 00:00 Introduction 05:00 What has been lost due to COVID: congeniality and v 07:00...
2020-Nov-14 • 60 minutes
93: Janna Levin: How to Survive A Black Hole Encounter!
Janna is back to discuss her wonderful new book, BLACK HOLE SURVIVAL GUIDE https://amzn.to/2IlbpKS Keep your distance and enjoy the ride! Please subscribe https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1... & watch my previous conversation with Janna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEtGYQ7A0B4?sub_confirmation=1... Leave a comment in the comment section or join the livechat…we all want to engage with Janna! Several Topics are on the menu on our voyage, including: 1. Black Hole basics 2. Stephen H...
2020-Nov-13 • 61 minutes
92: Clifford Will and Nicolas Yunes: Is Einstein Still Right?
Albert Einstein is often viewed as the icon of #genius, and his theories are admired for their beauty and correctness. Yet the final judge of any theory is the rigorous test of experiment, not the fame of its inventor or the allure of its mathematics. For decades, general relativity has passed test after test with flying colors, including some remarkable new tests using the recently detected gravitational waves. Still, there are reasons for doubt. Einstein’s theory of gravity, as beautiful as it is, seems t...
2020-Nov-13 • 102 minutes
91: Astronomy’s Great Debate – The Nature of the Universe and the Future of Astronomy!
Host of Into The Impossible Professor Brian Keating, David Spergel, Janna Levin, Sara Seager, Wendy Freedman, & Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess debate the hottest topics in modern astronomy while celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 30th birthday! An all-star (get it??) party featuring observations of Hubble’s ‘greatest hits’, courtesy of Wyoming Stargazing Association! Plus we debated the greatest mysteries in the Universe including: What is the nature of Dark Matter? How did the Universe begin? Ho...
2020-Nov-09 • 143 minutes
90: Sir Roger Penrose: Conformal Cyclic Cosmology, Black Holes Nobel Prize w/ Eric Weinstein Janna Levin
Join me for a very special discussion with Sir Roger Penrose, co-winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics. We will discuss Conformal Cyclic Cosmology, Black Holes, and of course, Nobel Prizes! GET OUR SLIDES: https://kingsumo.com/g/vn03wc/sir-roger-penrose-on-the-into-the-impossible-podca... Sir Roger Penrose is co-winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics. We discuss Conformal Cyclic Cosmology, Black Holes, and of course, Nobel Prizes! Roger is a mensch. He always makes time for me and provided one of ...
2020-Nov-08 • 59 minutes
89: Marwa El-Diwiny: Using Soft Robotics to Solve Hard Problems
Marwa A.ElDiwiny, an early stage researcher PhD, I am working on modelling and simulating self-healing soft materials for industrail applications at VUB.
2020-Nov-06 • 37 minutes
88: Seth Godin: How Creatives use The Practice to make great art, overcome fear & thrive on constraints!
Seth Godin is a prolific writer, thinker, and self-declared “non-guru” guru to millions around the world. He invented email marketing. He started the AltMBA program. He has written 20 books, including the Practice. He thinks deeply about the way ideas spread whether these be née notions in quantum physics, science fiction, entrepreneurship, leadership, and–most of all- marketing. He’s worked with Nobel Prize winners, industry titans and even Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Seth’s past books include Linchpin, Tribes, ...
2020-Nov-04 • 44 minutes
87: Unni Turrettini: Betraying the Nobel: Secrets, Corruption, and the World’s Most Prestigious Prize
Betraying the Nobel: Secrets, Corruption, and the World’s Most Prestigious Prize! This was a fascinating interview for me to conduct, with a ‘sister-in-arms” who is rallying the world to restore Alfred Nobel’s lofty vision for the Peace Prize. Unni wrote The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer and comes back with a powerful shot across the bow of the Nobel Peace Prize: BETRAYING THE NOBEL! I was honored to write a blurb for the book, saying “The Nobel Peace Prize is perhaps the most closely held monopoly of its...
2020-Oct-30 • 71 minutes
86: Gentry Patrick: Race & Diversity in Science
Race and diversity issues in STEM can no longer be ignored. Professor Gentry Patrick is a neurobiologist and the Director of Mentorship and Diversity at UC San Diego. As a kid from Compton, he didn’t have an easy road, but he is committed to making sure future generations have it easier than he did. We discussed the importance of diversity in science and academia and the unfair burden placed on people of color in those spaces. We also talk about failures, storytelling, and what Gentry looks for in a graduat...
2020-Oct-27 • 8 minutes
85: How Big is the Universe? It’s Debatable… An Essay By Brian Keating
The GREATEST Debate: How two astronomers changed the way humanity debates By April 1920, the Spanish flu had claimed 50,000,000 lives. The first World War ended only 17 months earlier. A polarizing presidential election was underway. On April 26, 1920, in Washington DC, two contestants took the stage in a debate that would alter the cosmos forever. Was this contest the 1920 presidential debate? No, this battle was literally for universal domination, not a mere skirmish between presidential contenders Warre...
2020-Oct-27 • 71 minutes
84: Sean Carroll: Is the Universe Twisted? Limits on Lorentz Violation & other Screwy Ideas!
In 1990, Sean Carroll’s, George Field and Roman Jackiw wrote an epochal paper that had a tremendous impact on physics, and in particular, on me and my career as a young graduate student in the 1990’s. Recently, evidence for the parity violating effect from Cosmic Microwave Background observations by Planck was announced in Physical Review Letters: https://journals.aps.org/prl/accepted/b0070Yf9I0214c6835b00d89342658c8255c84496 ... will discuss the background physics behind this effect and the implications fo...
2020-Oct-23 • 60 minutes
83:Emily Levesque: Will Today’s Astronomers Be The Last Stargazers?
When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer BY WALT WHITMAN When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room, How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick, Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look’d up in perfect silence a...
2020-Oct-21 • 99 minutes
82: Gad Saad: The Parasitic Mind – the cure for mental pathogens!
Why are politics and society becoming more polarized? How does misinformation, disinformation, bigotry, and hatred spread? How are decisions really made? Dr. Gad Saad has answers and we get to many of them in this fast-moving discussion. We also discuss his personal philosophy, religion, and his roles as both an accomplished academic and a renowned public communicator. Dr. Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), and former holder of the Concordia University Research Ch...
2020-Oct-09 • 56 minutes
80: Carl Hagen: Spontaneous Symmetries, the Higgs Mechanism and the Nobel Prize
I delighted in this remarkable opportunity to chat with Carl Hagen , a man who, as much as anyone alive was responsible for discovering the so-called Higgs Mechanism”. I found Carl fascinating and very similar to his lifelong friend and colleague, my former quantum mechanics Professor at Brown University, Gerry Guralnik. The so called “GHK Paper” co-authored by Gerry, Carl and Tom Kibble is regarded as perhaps the most important and accurate description of the mechanism by which massive particles like the e...
2020-Oct-09 • 63 minutes
79: Paul Halpern Synchronicity: Wolfgang Pauli & Carl Jung
Paul Halpern’s latest book is “Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect.” Paul joins me to discuss the book as well as big topics like quantum entanglement and the meaning of life. Hear about how he balances his physics research, writing projects, and love for the outdoors. He also wrote a book about the science of “The Simpsons” as well as fifteen other popular science books. Find Paul Halpern on the web: http://phalpern.com. Subscribe to my mailing list to receive...
2020-Sep-27 • 63 minutes
78: Rabbi David Wolpe: Atheism, The Simulation Hypothesis, & Judaism’s view of the Multiverse!
A discussion with Rabbi Wolpe, Max Webb Senior Rabbi, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles. Subscribe to Sinai Temple’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmwpoCGsU7wIgcF0E6licEg Subscribe... to my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1 Find... Rabbi Wolpe on Facebook: www.facebook.com/rabbiwolpe And on the web: https://sinaitemple.org Brian Keating’s most popular Youtube Videos: Eric Weinstein: https://youtu.be/YjsPb3kBGnk?sub_confirmation=1 Jim... Simon...
2020-Sep-24 • 83 minutes
77: Juan Maldacena: On Theories of Everything, Blackholes, Wormholes, Inflation, & God vs the Multiverse
Juan Maldacena joined me to discuss his fascinating new paper on human traversable wormholes and other topics in fundamental physics. Join in the chat to participate! We discussed the Multiverse, Black Holes, Wormholes, SETI, Life on Einstein Lane, Interstellar the Movie, and even God! We chatted about his recent paper “HUMANLY TRAVERSABLE WORMHOLES” https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.06618 which is based, in part, on this earlier paper: “Traversable wormholes in four dimensions” https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.04726 Wh...
2020-Sep-17 • 42 minutes
75: Did Scientists Discover Life on Venus? MIT Professor Sara Seager and The Verge’s Loren Grush
A conversation with MIT Professor Sara Seager and The Verge Journalist Loren Grush, with Prof. Brian Keating. Loren Grush writes: “Deep within the acidic clouds of Venus, astronomers have detected a tantalizing gas never found on the planet before — a gas that, remarkably, could be a sign of life on the hellish world. The gas’s presence isn’t enough to say for sure that Venus hosts life forms, but the fact that it exists in the planet’s clouds indicates that something is going on there that we don’t fully u...
2020-Sep-17 • 42 minutes
74: Alex Heyne: Youtube’s #1 Monk!
Alexander Heyne is the creator of Modern Health Monk, a popular YouTube channel devoted to helping people learn healthy habits and manifest a happy life. Alex is also the author of “Master the Day: Eat, Move and Live Better With The Power of Daily Habits.” He joins me to talk about the book, growing his audience, and how journaling can help us all get and stay healthy. Subscribe to my mailing list to receive show notes for this episode: https://briankeating.com/mailing_list.php... 00:00 Introduction 06:5...
2020-Sep-09 • 54 minutes
73: Astrophysicist Moiya McTier, Folklorist of the Cosmos
Moiya McTier is in the final year of her PhD in astrophysics at Columbia, but she is already a science communication star. With a background in folklore, she is an accomplished storyteller working to bring more science into science fiction. Moiya joins me on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE podcast to discuss her research on the Milky Way, her upcoming popular science book, and how her background influences her career choices. Subscribe to my mailing list to receive show notes for this episode: https://briankeating....
2020-Sep-09 • 37 minutes
72: Futurist, Author, Pundit: David Brin — Where Are We Headed?
Watch my previous conversation with David from April 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HXf22FVVXk?sub_confirmation=1... Watch David’s recent talk at Google: https://youtu.be/eBqeIKx93A8 Brian Keating’s most popular Youtube Videos: Eric Weinstein: https://youtu.be/YjsPb3kBGnk?sub_confirmation=1 Jim... Simons: https://youtu.be/6fr8XOtbPqM?sub_confirmation=1 Noam... Chomsky: https://youtu.be/Iaz6JIxDh6Y?sub_confirmation=1 Sabine... Hossenfelder: https://youtu.be/V6dMM2-X6nk?sub_confirmation=1 Sa...
2020-Sep-05 • 92 minutes
71: James Altucher: Seinfeld Unfriended Me! A Special Livestream Edition
A conversation with @James Altucher about the explosive controversy surrounding his LinkedIn piece “NYC is DEAD”, the repercussions of which are still resonating around the globe! We begin by chatting about Jerry Seinfeld who inveighed against James in a shallow, but widely read Op-Ed in the NY Times. Judge for yourself — whose argument is more convincing and less full of ad hominem attacks? James harangued online by NYC Mayor DeBlasio: (https://twitter.com/jaltucher/status/12... https://youtu.be/0wpalJRusz...
2020-Sep-01 • 49 minutes
70: Auschwitz Survivor Rose Schindler: Never Give Up Hope!
Rose Schindler survived Auschwitz and has shared her remarkable story with thousands of people over the course of 50 years. Her memories of the Holocaust have remained clear over the decades, but so has her mantra to never give up hope. Rose joins me on this special episode of the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE podcast to talk about the book “Two Who Survived: Keeping Hope Alive While Surviving the Holocaust.” This memoir includes both her and her husband’s story. Subscribe to my mailing list to receive show notes for...
2020-Sep-01 • 53 minutes
69: YouTube’s #1 Astronomer Dr. Becky Smethurst: “Don’t Dumb It Down!”
Rebecca Smethurst is known as Dr. Becky on her popular YouTube channel. She is an astrophysicist and science communicator, answering questions about physics and astronomy in engaging videos. Dr. Becky is also the author of the new book “Space at the Speed of Light: The secrets of 14 billion years for people short on time.” She joins me on this episode of INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE to discuss her popularity and the importance of communicating science effectively. Subscribe to my mailing list to receive show notes f...
2020-Aug-30 • 82 minutes
68: Jordan Harbinger: How Deep is Your Well?
Well, well, well…now you’re thirsty? Podcast host Jordan Harbinger brings his unique and trenchant expertise to this episode of INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE. He shares invaluable advice from a 16 year career in podcasting. He had me on his podcast (https://www.youtube.com/c/THEJORDANHARB... recently and I’m thrilled to have the chance to return the favor. His tips for how to get interview subjects off-script, when is too early to advertise, and why you should treat your audience like family are priceless to podcaste...
2020-Aug-29 • 57 minutes
67: Heather Lynn Mac Donald: A Classic Modern University
Heather Lynn Mac Donald is an American conservative political commentator, essayist, and attorney. She is a Thomas W. Smith Fellow of the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of the institute’s City Journal. She has written numerous editorials and is the author of several books. Brian Keating’s most popular Youtube Videos: Eric Weinstein: https://youtu.be/YjsPb3kBGnk?sub_confirmation=1 Jim... Simons: https://youtu.be/6fr8XOtbPqM?sub_confirmation=1 Noam... Chomsky: https://youtu.be/Iaz6JIxDh6Y?...
2020-Aug-19 • 43 minutes
66: Patrick Bet-David UNCENSORED!! Got Fired? Make these “Your Next Five Moves”!
Patrick Bet-David runs one of the most successful YouTube channels in history, Valuetainment: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIHdDJ0tjn_3j-FS7s_X1kQ... Let his clarity of purpose and ability to build a great team inspire your next 5 moves! On this episode of INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE, Patrick and I talk about his newest book “Your Next 5 Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy.” We discuss his approach to business, life, and learning. His enthusiasm and drive to not only succeed but help others reach their p...
2020-Aug-14 • 124 minutes
65: Stephen Wolfram & Eric Weinstein: The Nature of Mathematical Reality
I thoroughly enjoyed this deep and wide-ranging conversation with two mathematical mavericks. Thanks goes out to both Eric and Stephen for a fascinating live conversation! Find out more about Wolfram’s Physics Project: https://www.wolframphysics.org Buy Wolfram’s’s new book here: https://amzn.to/3iA6RNh Watch Wolfram’s TED Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=60P7717-XOQ Find... Eric’s Portal Podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR85PW_B_7_Aisx5vNS7Gjw Find... Stephen on Twi...
2020-Aug-12 • 56 minutes
64: This man commanded a Billion Dollar Submarine. Let him teach you Leadership Language: David Marquet
David Marquet’s leadership transformed the fate of those aboard the U.S. Navy submarine under his command. Watch this episode to learn tips from his latest book and motivate people through your language. David and I talk about the small adjustments in our habits and language that can make a difference. His creation of intent-based leadership programs encourages purposeful and effective leadership, which in turn creates happy and productive workers. Subscribe to my newsletter to receive show notes for this e...
2020-Aug-12 • 86 minutes
63: Theories of Everything: Cosmic Controversies, Great Debates, and Scientific Speculations — Part 2
Experimental evidence for any current Theory of Everything is, at best, inconclusive. This is perhaps the greatest fundamental challenges facing physics. That lack of progress has opened up a sea of controversy. Welcome to the second in our two-event series about Theories of Everything! Watch the first one: https://youtu.be/3MX8EpvLwao?sub_confirmation=1 Please... subscribe to my YouTube Channel to watch one-on-one interviews with the guest speakers and more: https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confi...
2020-Aug-05 • 112 minutes
62: Part 1 of A Conversation with James Altucher on his philosophies, investing strategies and how comedy works.
James Altucher is an American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster and entrepreneur who has founded or cofounded over 20 companies. He has published 20 books and he is a contributor to publications including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. ‍♂️ Find Brian Keating on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DrBrianKeating Find Brian Keating on Instagram at https://instagram.com/DrBrianKeating Buy Brian’s book LOSING THE NOBEL PRIZE: http://amzn.to/2sa5UpA Subscribe f...
2020-Jul-30 • 97 minutes
61: PBS Spacetime Presents: “Theory of Everything” Livestream Max Tegmark, James Beacham, Stephon Alexander
What are the Leading Theories of Everything? In this 90 minute summit with some of the world’s leading physicists, we’ll go beyond the hype into the heart and soul of physics. The search for a theory that finishes what Einstein began and ties together all the forces of the universe. Can that ever be achieved ? Will it be achieved? When? Is physics stuck in 1920? Join @matt_of_earth and @DrBrianKeating on @PBSSpaceTime with some of the world’s leading physicists for two 90 minute webinars on #TheoriesOfEvery...
2020-Jul-29 • 66 minutes
60: Rapper & entrepreneur Zuby: A brief history of rhyme!
Rapper and entrepreneur Zuby shares his thoughtful brand of straight talk on this episode of INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE. Topics included whether an AI rapper will ever pass the “Turing Test”, his fitness book “Strong Advice,” his independently released albums, and his REAL TALK podcast. Subscribe to Brian Keating’s newsletter to receive show notes for this episode: https://briankeating.com/mailing_list.php... 00:04:04 Is your DNA your destiny? 00:11:44 A day in the life of Zuby. 00:20:05 Prayer as a form of mi...
2020-Jul-23 • 100 minutes
59: A conversation with Noam Chomsky: Linguistics, SETI, Cognitive Science, & Artificial Intelligence.
Noam Chomsky is one of the most influential and highly cited scholars of our time. He is a pioneer in the fields of linguistics and cognitive science. This episode of INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE covers those topics and delves into his thoughts on communicating with aliens, meditation, and free speech including his contribution to the “Harper’s Magazine letter”. Chomsky is a prolific author and known political activist. We avoided politics, as is the custom for my interviews. Our conversation also covers the Turing ...
2020-Jul-15 • 62 minutes
58: Adam Riess: A Nobel Mind on a Cosmic Quest
Nobel Prize-winning astronomer Adam Riess is my guest on this episode of INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE. Adam was an essential character in my book, Losing the Nobel Prize. Though at the top of his field, Riess is relentlessly passionate about perfecting his craft and he credits curiosity as the force that sustains his career. Riess and I discussed cosmological controversies including inflation, the Hubble tension, and primordial magnetic fields. We also discuss legacies, prize money, Albert Einstein’s ability to tran...
2020-Jul-15 • 58 minutes
57: Fadel Zeidan on the neuroscience of mindfulness, and his research on pain, anxiety and psilocybin.
Producer Stuart Volkow interviews Dr. Fadel Zeidan, PhD, the Associate Director for Research at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at UCSD. He and his laboratory have discovered the neural processes supporting mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based pain relief. https://www.zeidanlab.com/ https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/fmph/r… Recently,... he and his team have demonstrated that mindfulness meditation is mechanistically distinct from and more effective than placebo...
2020-Jul-15 • 64 minutes
56: Janna Levin: Spots, Blues, and Madmen — revealing cosmic mysteries
Theoretical cosmologist Janna Levin is an-award winning author of both nonfiction and fiction. In her interview on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE podcast, she emphasizes the important role of creativity in science, and life in general. We discussed Levin’s research on the topology of the universe and black holes, including the Event Horizon Telescope. We also discuss her highly-anticipated upcoming book, “Black Hole Survival Guide.” Subscribe to my newsletter to receive show notes for this episode: https://brianke...
2020-Jul-15 • 78 minutes
55: The Many Worlds of Ann Druyan: Matriarch of the Cosmos
Ann Druyan has brought the universe to millions around the world. The wife of the late Carl Sagan, Ann is a renowned science communicator and producer/writer and co-creator of the upcoming series Cosmos: Possible Worlds. She is the author of the companion book of the same name. She is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer and producer. She co-created and wrote the 1980 TV series Cosmos with Carl Sagan, whom she later married. She also co-created, wrote, produced, and directed the follow up series, 2014’...
2020-Jun-27 • 87 minutes
54: Jim Simons: Life Lessons from the ‘World’s Smartest Billionaire’
Mathematician, codebreaker, Professor, hedge fund pioneer, & philanthropist Jim Simons makes his first-ever podcast appearance on this episode of INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE with UC San Diego Professor Brian Keating. Learn about Chern-Simons theory, leadership lessons, hedge funds, and a dedication to serve the world through basic research from a master. It is truly a delight to share with you the more personal side of the man who’s been called The World’s Smartest Billionaire: https://youtu.be/gjVDqfUhXOY In this ...
2020-Jun-17 • 59 minutes
52: Eric Weinstein Part 2: Parenting, Peak Prosperity, & Weinstein University
Part 2 of Brian Keating’s conversation with Eric Weinstein on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE podcast pivots from faith & family to the course catalog at “Weinstein University” (fictional, for now!) which would combine scholarship with wonder. We also contemplate the notion of legacies, not just for our actual children, but for our ideological children as well. Show notes and, by popular demand, Eric’s slides from his famous 2013 “Geometric Unity” lecture at Oxford are available when you join my mailing list: http:...
2020-Jun-04 • 93 minutes
51: Stephon Alexander: The Jazz of Physics!
Physicist, jazz musician, & President of the National Society of Black Physicists, Stephon Alexander is this week’s guest on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE podcast. He discussed the foundations of the cosmos, his advice for balancing academic and creative pursuits, and his book “The Jazz of Physics.” Support the National Society of Black Physicists: https://nsbp.org/support-nsbp/support-us Show... notes and resources for this episode are available: simply join my mailing list: http://briankeating.com/mailing_list....
2020-Jun-02 • 64 minutes
50: Sarah Frier : No Filter — The Inside Story of Instagram.
Sarah Frier is a prolific technology reporter for Bloomberg. Her new book, “No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram,” is both a compelling account of Instagram’s history and a record of the social media platform’s impact on society. Professor Brian Keating’s interview with Frier covers a range of topics, including the inspiration to research and write the book, the role of augmented technology, and how social media will be changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Show notes and resources are available here: https...
2020-Jun-02 • 74 minutes
49: Dr. Jud Brewer : Fear, Freedom, and his book The Craving Mind.
Dr. Jud Brewer is a mindfulness expert, using his background in addiction psychiatry to help people around the world. In this interview with Brian Keating, on INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE, Brewer talks about his book, “The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits.” Show notes and resources are available here: https://briankeating.com/blog.php 00:08:53... The effects of nature versus nurture on cravings. 00:17:04 Are some cultures resistant to psychoth...
2020-May-20 • 113 minutes
48: Eric Weinstein: Theories of Everything, Geometric Unity & Science’s Paths. Into the Impossible
Part 1 of Brian Keating’s fascinating interview with mathematician & economist Eric Weinstein on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast. Topics include Eric’s provocative new ideas on physics and science culture. Weinstein is a vocal critic of modern academic hierarchies and advocates for advances in scientific theory over an emphasis on experimental results. Keating’s own issues with what he calls the “academic Hunger Games” leads to a lively debate about funding, academic freedom, and theoretical vs experimental...
2020-May-20 • 32 minutes
Ep#47: Author, Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain discusses her films, book 24/6, and the human side of tech
#TechShabbat #character #neuroscience Filmmaker, and author Tiffany Shlain discusses her life, films and her book 24/6, about the neuroscience of how technology reshapes our brains and how the practice of turning off all screens 24 hours each week can make us healthier and more creative. http://tiffanyshlain.com htt... the book This practice of turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week, which she’s done for over a decade with her husband and kids (sixteen and ten), has completely changed ...
2020-May-19 • 74 minutes
46: Sasha Sagan: Cosmic Rituals
Sasha Sagan’s stirring debut book, “For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World,” is the topic of this week’s episode of INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE. Sagan is the daughter of late astronomer/author Carl Sagan and writer/producer Ann Druyan. Show notes and resources are available here: https://briankeating.com/blog.php Highlights: 00:10:02... The power of secular rituals versus relying on habits and willpower. 00:23:48 Rituals span the distinction between belief through eviden...
2020-May-15 • 57 minutes
45: Peter Diamandis, Founder of the XPrize Foundation and Singularity University
Peter Diamandis is a remarkable entrepreneur, and futurist, best known as the Founder & Executive Chairman of XPRIZE Foundation. His new book, written with Steven Kotler, is “The Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives.” Already a bestseller, it is both timely and important. In this discussion with Brian Keating, Diamandis shares his vision for technological and educational advances over the next decade and how COVID-19 has accelerate...
2020-May-14 • 86 minutes
44: Galileo & the Science Deniers with Mario Livio
Mario Livio is a renowned astrophysicist & best-selling author. His new book “Galileo and the Science Deniers” is the gripping first biography of Galileo Galilei written by an astronomer. Though Galileo’s quest to prove that Earth orbits the sun was correct, he eventually recanted his belief as punishment for heresy. Livio describes parallels to our modern world where, even 400 years later, some people assail science when it conflicts with their ideology. Show notes and resources are available here. An int...
2020-May-12 • 46 minutes
Episode 43: Sarah Scoles, Journalist and Author of “They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers”
Science journalist and author Sarah Scoles talks about her new book “They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers”, a study of UFO culture and its critics. What makes people believe intelligent alien life has visited the Earth? Fresh off this week’s news that the Pentagon has declassified and released three videos of UFOs (or UAPs Unidentified Aerial Phenomena as the government prefers to call them), Scoles talks about why some people are more prone to believe than others. And, for an alternate...
2020-May-05 • 70 minutes
Episode 42: Brian Keating & Dave Rubin — DON’T BURN THIS BOOK: using free speech to avoid a Sci Fi dystopia
Brian Keating interviews Dave Rubin (The Rubin Report) on the most interesting issues of the day: free speech and expression, classical liberalism, lessons from Jordan Peterson, and the imperative of tolerance. More about Dave Rubin: https://daverubin.com/ Find Dave on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RubinReport Get Dave’s book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason: https://amzn.to/2KCurtT 00:01:00 The mellifluousness of the Long Island accent! 00:05:00 Coming out of the Closets: first as a g...
2020-Apr-23 • 157 minutes
Episode 41: Stephen Wolfram, Founder & CEO of Wolfram Research, Computing the Cosmos
Stephen Wolfram, Founder & CEO of Wolfram Research, Creator of Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha, Author of A New Kind of Science, discusses computational science, his new Project to Find a Fundamental Theory of Physics, and more. Over the course of 4 decades, Stephen Wolfram has pioneered the development & application of computational thinking. He has been responsible for many discoveries, inventions & innovations in science, technology, and business. In this wide-ranging interview with Brian Keating @DrBrianKeat...
2020-Apr-20 • 49 minutes
Episode 40: Greg Zuckerman, author of THE MAN WHO SOLVED THE MARKET: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution
Find show notes and other resources here Brian Keating, Director of the Simons Observatory, interviews Greg Zuckerman, author of the bestselling biography of Jim Simons, “The Man Who Solved The Market”. Portfolio/Penguin has published Greg Zuckerman’s latest book, THE MAN WHO SOLVED THE MARKET: How Jim Simons Launched The Quant Revolution. This book, the culmination of two challenging years of research, is the story of how Simons, a secretive mathematician and code breaker, set out to conquer financial mark...
2020-Apr-13 • 51 minutes
Episode 39: A Conversation with Physicist and Science Fiction Author David Brin
http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2020/04/more-repercussions-in-plague-year-and.html... http://www.davidbrin.com/fiction/givingplague.html A... Conversation with Physicist and Science Fiction Author David Brin about his work and his recent post: More repercussions in a plague year… and some long term (excerpted here) : And yes, some foresee all this accelerating the exodus of the uber-rich, abandoning us to simmer in festering cities and suburbs. Connecticut, Wyoming and New Zealand have seen such influx. ...
2020-Apr-13 • 115 minutes
Episode 38: Giving the Devil His Due: a conversation with Michael Shermer & Brian Keating
Brian Keating Interviews Skeptic Magazine publisher and author of “Giving The Devil His Due” Michael Shermer. Get Michael Shermer’s Books here: GIVING THE DEVIL HIS DUE HEAVENS ON EARTH THE MORAL ARC: Find Show Notes and Links here Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the host of the Science Salon Podcast, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University where he teaches Skepticism 101. For 18 years he was a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He is the author of...
2020-Apr-13 • 37 minutes
Episode 37: The Physics of Krav Maga with author and physics Professor John Eric Goff
https://www.mmaacademy.com https://www.facebook.com/John.Eric.Goff.Sports.Physi... Maga (“contact combat” in Hebrew) is a hard-hitting and efficient form of self-defense that was popularized by Israeli soldiers. Stressing practical, real-world fighting and a philosophy of self-defense, its popularity has grown worldwide over the past few decades. In The Physics of Krav Maga, John Eric Goff, a physicist, best-selling author, and martial arts practitioner, explains the science behind dozens of Krav Maga move...
2020-Mar-12 • 45 minutes
Episode 36: Brian Keating interviews Professor Elena Aprile about the search for dark matter and her life in science
https://chasingeinsteinfilm.com http://www.xenon1t.org Elena Aprile is UCSD’s Margaret Burbidge Visiting Professor at UC San Diego and Professor of Physics at Columbia University. She is the founder and spokesperson of the XENON Dark Matter Experiment. Aprile is well known for her work with noble liquid detectors and for her contributions to particle astrophysics in the search for dark matter. Professor Aprile appears in the documentary CHASING EINSTEIN about the search for dark matter. Could Einstein have...
2020-Feb-10 • 42 minutes
Episode 35: SETI and Beyond: A discussion with Brian Keating, Paul Davies, Jim Benford and Mat Kaplan
Books mentioned in this episode: The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence by Paul Davies The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information Are Solving the Mystery of Life by Paul Davies Starship Century, Edited by Greggory & James Benford A technologically advanced extraterrestrial civilization could likely detect life on Earth, if such beings exist. Life on Earth could be detectable in our planet’s atmospheric spectral lines for over a billion years. Most of our atmospheric oxyg...
2020-Jan-14 • 59 minutes
Episode 34: Brian Keating interviews Sir Roger Penrose: The Emperor’s New Mind — Consciousness & Computers
Books mentioned in this episode: The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS (born 8 August 1931) is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. He is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford, an emeritus fellow of Wadham College, Oxford and an honorary fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge. Penrose has made contri...
2020-Jan-14 • 30 minutes
Episode 33: UC San Diego Alumni discuss their careers & Quantum Design Inc. with Brian Keating
Dr. Stefano Spagna, PhD. and Ivy Lum Fipps, MS are both alumni of UC San Diego Physics. Dr. Spagna is Chief Technology Officer and Mrs. Fipps is Final Test Engineer specializing in dilution refrigerators. Since its inception in 1982, Quantum Design International (a privately held corporation) has developed and manufactured automated temperature and magnetic field testing platforms for materials characterization. These systems offer a variety of measurement capabilities and are in widespread use in the field...
2020-Jan-07 • 52 minutes
Episode 32: Brian Keating Interviews Richard Panek about The Trouble With Gravity
Books mentioned: The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet Empiricism, heavens and earth, gravity in history, god, religion, and politics, a thrilling tour guide from ancient concepts to the very present. The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality Richard Panek is most recently the author of The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet, published in July 2019 by Hou...
2019-Dec-21 • 32 minutes
Episode 31: UC San Diego Alumnus, Nanome.ai Co-Founder & CEO Steve McCloskey interviewed by Stuart Volkow
https://nanome.ai/ @StevenMcCloskey Steve... McCloskey is an Alumni from the first class of Nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego. Steve’s work is focused on emerging technologies applied to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). During his time at UC San Diego Steve worked directly with the founding Chair of the Nanoengineering Department, Ken Vecchio helping set the foundation for the Nanoengineering Materials Research Center and developing thermodynamic processing ...
2019-Dec-20 • 37 minutes
Episode 30: Brian Keating Interviews Jim Gates about Proving Einstein Right, supersymmetry and other mysteries
Proving Einstein Right on Amazon Jim Gates is the Ford Foundation Professor of Physics, and the Director of The Brown University Theoretical Physics Center. He is a 2013 recipient of the National Medal of Science He was a Distinguished University Professor, University System of Maryland Regents Professor, John S. Toll Professor of Physics, and Director of the Center for String and Particle Theory. Gates is well known for his pioneering work in supersymmetry and supergravity, and his 1977 doctoral dissertat...
2019-Dec-20 • 66 minutes
Episode 29: Brian Keating interviews Sean Carroll about his book Something Deeply Hidden & Many Worlds
Buy Sean’s books on Amazon Find Sean Carrol online and listen to his Mindscape podcast Sean Carroll on Joe Rogan Sean M. Carroll is a Research Professor of Physics at CalTech. He is a theorist who thinks about the fundamental laws of nature, especially as they connect to cosmology. His research involves theoretical physics and astrophysics, especially cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. He has worked on questions involving dark matter and dark energy, modified gravity, violations of Lorentz invarianc...
2019-Nov-14 • 39 minutes
Episode 28: Dan Hooper discusses his book At The Edge of Time
At The Edge of Time Dan Hooper is a senior scientist and the head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). He is also Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Hooper received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was later a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford and the David Schramm Fellow at Fermilab. Dr. Hooper’s research focuses on the interface between particle phys...
2019-Sep-11 • 29 minutes
Epidsode 27: Innovator Series – Additive Rocket Corporation
Stuart Volkow interviews two of the founders of The Additive Rocket Corporation (ARC), CSO Riley Weekes and CTO Kyle Adriany. ARC was started at UC San Deigo and utilizes state of the art metal additive manufacturing techniques coupled with advanced desi
2019-Jul-16 • 30 minutes
Episode 26: The Origins of Life and the Work of Primo Levi
Primo Levi was deeply interested in the fascinating mystery of the Origin of Life. In particular, in his essay “Asymmetry and Life” he deals with the questions related to the Origin of Homochirality. Which are the prebiotical processes that, starting fro
2019-Jun-25 • 78 minutes
Episode 25: A Discussion of Quantum Theory and the book “What Is Real?” by Adam Becker
This podcast is about the book, "What Is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics". The conversation was part of the "Into the Impossible" podcast at the UC San Diego Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, featuring a discussion between Professor Chip Sebens (UCSD Philosophy), Dr. Andrew Friedman (UCSD Physics), and the book's author, Adam Becker.
2019-Jun-04 • 33 minutes
Episode 24: Julian Guthrie Discusses Alpha Girls
Co-Director of the Clarke Center Professor Brian Keating interviews bestselling author Julian Gurthrie about her latest book Alpha Girls. The stories of 4 women who achieved prominence in the male-dominated world of Silicon Valley venture capital. How did these women do it? What makes them so successful? Julian also reveals how she's written and published 4 successful non-fiction books over the past 8 years.
2019-May-21 • 48 minutes
Episode 23 – Matthew Stanley & Einstein’s War
How history can shape science, and how science can change the tide of history? NYU Professor Matthew Stanley is our guest, here to discuss about his latest book: Einstein's War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I . Brian Keating, associate director of the Clarke Center and professor of physics at UC San Diego, talked to Professor Stanley about his interest in the history of science and the relationship between science and society. We learn about Einstein's first failed atte...
2019-Apr-22 • 38 minutes
Episode 22 – Journalist & Author Annalee Newitz
Meet Annalee Newitz, nonfiction and fiction author, science-journalist, and co-host of the podcast series Our Opinions are Correct. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award and nominee for the Nebula and Locus awards, her ability to use her scientific knowledge in both her fiction and nonfiction works is something that makes Newitz unstoppable. Dr. Brian Keating begins to unravel the creative process behind her newest novel Autonomous, as well as The Future of Another Timeline, and more. Annalee Newitz's novel A...
2019-Mar-06 • 28 minutes
Episode 21: Beyond 10,000 Hours
On this episode, we explore physics, education, and what it takes to train imaginative scientists with Carl Wieman, Nobel Prize winning physicist with joint appointments as Professor of Physics and Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Dr. Wieman is interviewed by Brian Keating, UC San Diego Professor of Physics, Director of the Simons Observatory, and Associate Director of the Clarke Center.
2019-Jan-08 • 52 minutes
Episode 20 – The Second Kind of Impossible
THE SECOND KIND OF IMPOSSIBLE: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter is the exciting, first-hand story of how Paul Steinhardt, the award-winning physicist and Albert Einstein Professor in Science at Princeton University, predicted a new type of matter – the quasicrystal – shattering centuries-old laws of physics. Steinhardt’s quest to prove the natural existence of quasicrystals takes him on a globe-hopping scientific journey from Princeton to Italy to the remote mountains of Russia’s Kamchatka P...
2018-Oct-01 • 62 minutes
Episode 19 – Nature Has More Imagination
In a ranging conversation, associate director Brian Keating interviews the preeminent scientist and thinker Freeman Dyson, discussing his career in science and letters, the role of creativity and subversiveness, the perils of prizes, and how nature always shows more imagination than we do.
2018-May-01 • 72 minutes
Episode 18 – Internet of All Kinds of Things
How is the internet changing our humanity, and what can we do about it? We explore these questions and more with Antonio Garcia Martinez (author of Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley) and Douglas Rushkoff (author most recently of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus and host of the fantastic podcast Team Human).
2018-Apr-18 • 39 minutes
Episode 17: Graphic Science
On May 8th, the Clarke Center will host an evening of Graphic Science: Comics Engage the Cosmos. In advance of that, associate director Brian Keating chatted with Jorge Cham, creator of PHD Comics, and Daniel Whiteson, physicist at UC Irvine, about their new book We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe, a witty, creative look at the biggest open questions in cosmology.
2018-Apr-01 • 39 minutes
Episode 16: Alien Contact: Part 2
We’re continuing our conversation from episode 14 about alien contact by focusing on language barriers: barriers betweens humans and aliens, humans and animals, and, in what some consider the most alien encounter of all, between scientists and artists. With acclaimed science fiction writer Ted Chiang, dolphin researcher Christine Johnson, and visual artist Lisa Korpos.
2018-Mar-15 • 23 minutes
15b Bonus Episode: Remembering Stephen Hawking
In 2007, Erik Viirre, Associate Director of the Clarke Center, was fortunate to share a unique experience with the great Stephen Hawking: taking him into zero gravity. He shares his remembrance of the intellectual giant with Brian Keating here, in honor of Hawking's passing on March 14, 2018.