I recently released the second episode of my new and exploratory podcast series Deep Jam, where I discuss many aspects of cosmology with Richard Easther, a professor of physics at the University of Auckland. It was a lot of fun to cover such a wide range of subjects, blending both technical details and the history of science together. We’ve all heard about The Big Bang but most of us have simply never found the time to go into the precise scientific details (myself included, prior to this episode). My jam session with Richard was my way of revisiting the cosmic questions that have fascinated each of our curious selves at some point in time, but with the fortunate assistance of a highly skilled scientist and communicator.
More generally, my hope with Deep Jam is to fill a missing niche in the education and podcast space, which is to provide audiences with high-fidelity science and mathematics in a pedagogical and ideally entertaining manner.