Episode 20: Time Dilates When You’re Having Fun with Mookie Terracciano

Posted Jul 29, 2012 by bn


many of you might wonder what got me into physics… I mean, beyond the prestige and the money and the ability to talk to cats (obviously). the answer is special relativity. It’s a brilliant combination of intuitive arguments with counterintuitive conclusions. Oh I love it so much. It’s like magic. it’s like TIME MAGIC.

So. to do relativity right, I need a guest who understands time magic. So I invited the hit webcomic artist Michael “Mookie” Terracciano, author of Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire. His comic has been going on 10 years now, and he’s managed to keep track of all the twists and turns of the plots and numerous characters. So I was confident he’d be able to keep track of all the complicated twists in the story of special relativity. at the end of the show, his mind gets BLOWWWNN and it’s a magnificent moment to cap the first 20 episodes of our show. hooray for Mookie! Hooray for Jocelyn! Hooray for Ken! Banzai!
In other newsy news. we now have a FORUM! a place where we can all hang out and talk about physics and also my plans for world domination. click HERE to go there

Also, we have a Store. I’m not going to lie, this podcast doesn’t cost all that much per month. but it does cost something. So I’ve started selling RAD T-Shirts (thanks, chelsea anderson!). If you wear them around, maybe people ask why you look so smart and then you can tell them about my titanium physicists.

Physicists: Jocelyn Read, Ken Clark

Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice 

Transcript: Ep_20_Time_Dilates_When_Youre_Having_Fun