Episode 49

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21st Apr 2022

Universes with Wacky Physics

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein joins me to imagine different universes from scratch. What if the quark was more massive? What if the strong nuclear force wasn't so strong? It turns out the universe is a fascinating and delicate balance.

HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist

GUEST

  1. Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a theoretical cosmologist, professor, speaker, activist, and author of The Disordered Cosmos. You can learn all about Chanda's impressive work on her website cprescodweinstein.com and follow her on twitter at @IBJIYONGI.

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CREDITS

- Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

- Cover art: Stephen J. Reisig, http://stephenjreisig.com/

- Editing: Mischa Stanton, https://www.mischastanton.com/ 

- Transcript by Iesir Moss

ABOUT US

Have you ever wished you could travel to a different world? Exolore can help with that! In each episode, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.

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Exolore: facts-based fictional worldbuilding
Have you ever wondered what life would be like on a planet different from our own, or how writers create your favorite fictional worlds? Well, wonder no more because we have the facts for you! Every other week, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how special our planet really is.
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