Episode 48: Domains of Influence with Brent Knopf and Matt Sheehy

To welcome in the summer, it’s a SUPER EPISODE!

Quoth the bards of rage:

I see miracles all around me
Stop and look around, it’s all astounding
 Water, fire, air and dirt
Fucking magnets, how do they work?

 

So. Magnets. MAGNETS! MAGNETTSSSSSSS!

"magnets, how do they work?" any first year physics student knows that magnets never do any work. so the simple answer is "badly". oh, hoh hoh hoh hoh.

“magnets, how do they work?” any first year physics student knows that magnets never do any work. so the simple answer is “badly”. oh, hoh hoh hoh hoh.

lets talk about magnets.

We talk about how magnetic fields work, where they come from, how they interact with things, how they can be used to levitate things (like frogs), magnetic fields in the sun and the earth, and where they come from. This show is rad.

Note that we’ve talked devoted entire episodes to some of the topics we mention in passing, like Aurora (episode 19), Sunspots and Magnetic fields in the sun (episode 17, and 46), Superconductors (episode18), the Dirac Sea (episode 8 ), Lightning (episode 22), and maybe others? Anyway. If you want to know more, the back catalogue will help.

Our guests today are totally amazing.

Matt Sheehy has a band called “LOST LANDER” , and they are AMAZING!

and Brent Knopf has a band called Ramona Falls. and THEY ARE ALSO AMAZING.

also, i found a video of Brent Knopf giving a TEDX talk!


Physicists: Brian Sullivan, Fiona Burnell

 

Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice 

Transcript: Ep_48_Domains_of_Influence

2 thoughts on “Episode 48: Domains of Influence with Brent Knopf and Matt Sheehy

  1. Regularly checking your website for news and I’m always extremely happy to find a new episode. In this one, Ben’s voice sounds strangely distorted, though. Is there any way you could reupload the episode with better sound quality? Sorry to nag, but I’m usually listening to this with headphones while I’m falling asleep and the distortion is rather grating on the nerves I’m afraid… thanks a bunch for the fantastic podcast, it’s easily my favourite one!

    • i know right?
      god, i had to listen to it too.
      i just got a pop filter, and i think i was too close to the mic.
      the audio track itself is flawed T___T

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