Episode 33: His Dark Materials with Ben Caplan

Posted Jun 9, 2013 by bn


Image credit: John Dubinski (U of Toronto).

What’s the most important thing in the universe? Some people would say love. But they’re wrong. There’s more dark Energy than love in this universe, and it’s pulling us apart!

When Hit musician Ben Caplan asked me to explain dark energy to him I was like: “Only if you have successfully rock my soul with awesome music.” So then he did! his voice is as big as his beard! I have decided to fulfil my end of the bargain. We are going to be talking about Dark Energy.

To aide me in this matter, I have recruited the monster himself: Rupinder Brar. You might remember him as the current reigning champion of the Ontario’s Best Lecturer Contest.

I have also brought back Vicky Scowcroft, the astrophysicist. Incidentally, Vicky has a video podcast: One Starry Knit, where she knits. It’s Kneat!


Physicists: Vicky Scowcroft, Rupinder Brar

Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice 

Transcript: Ep_33_His_Dark_Materials