Episode 43: Approaching Singularity with Jesse Moynihan


The topic of Singularities in physics is a wonderful one.

but it’s deep. and weird. wednesday

there is an inevitability to them, and a finality to them. And in spite of these two features, we also know that they can’t be the whole story. They are both the end of the universe, and the edge of the theory.

There are strong arguments in favour of the idea that our universe began as a singularity.

There are strong arguments that say that the singularities in the middle of black holes are inescapable.

There are strong arguments which say that you will never see a singularity.

It is a world of contradiction. It is a world of certainty. singular

I have recruited THE jesse moynihan, author of Forming (volume 2 will be out soon), and writer and story board artist from some of our favourite episodes of Adventure Time. Jesse gets an earful, but his wonder and curiosity are admirable. You can follow jesse on twitter and on tumblr if you so desire.

This episode is also the debut of the indomitable Katie Mack, the astrophysicist whose outreach efforts are both awe inspiring and amazing.


Physicists: Katie Mack, Jocelyn Read


Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice 

Transcript: Ep_43_Approaching_Singularity

2 thoughts on “Episode 43: Approaching Singularity with Jesse Moynihan

  1. Why is this called an interview with Jesse Moynihan? It would have more accurate to call it: “Multiple scientists explain black holes to Jesse Moynihan”.

    Jesse has really interesting ideas & I would have loved to hear him speak.

  2. I agree with you entirely!

    the format of our show is that we recruit clever and interesting people, and we explain physics to them.

    and an interview with Jesse Moynihan WOULD be wonderful. because he’s GREAT! what a fantastic mind.

    so that’s why we dont’ call them interviews. it’s a conversation with our guest, where we talk to them about a subject. and it’s interesting to hear them process and interpret the information.

    so… where did i (mistakenly) refer to it as an interview? if you give me a link, i’ll go see if i can change the info.

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