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Encyclopedia Podcastica

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We are a show about interesting stuff. Twice a month, we dive deep into a topic we find fascinating from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We go over its history, and how it works. Join us in learning everything we can, since this will all be on the test.

Latest Episodes

Voting Systems

EVoting, how does it work? Or, how does it not work? In this episode we interview Jeff Justice of the The Center for Election Science on how our current system for voting fails and what systems work better. You can learn more about The Center for Election Science at https://www.electionscience.org/

97 MIN3 w ago
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Voting Systems

Tide Pod Challenge

EShould you try the Tide Pod challenge? No! Now that we have that out of the way, let us tell you how the Tide Pod challenge became a thing and why you should never let a Tide Pod anywhere near your mouth.

60 MIN2019 FEB 9
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Tide Pod Challenge

019 - Dunning-Kruger Effect

EWhat better hosts to talk about the Dunning-Kruger Effect than two guys who researched it for a day! If this episode isn't a perfect example of its own subject, um.. you get your money back.

84 MIN2017 OCT 7
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019 - Dunning-Kruger Effect

018 - Guns

EPew! Pew! 'Merica! Let's talk about everyone's favorite killing machines: guns! They go bang, and how they work is really interesting. They have a deep, interesting history too.

139 MIN2017 JUL 15
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018 - Guns

017 - March for Science Silicon Valley (with Phil Plait!)

EMarch for Science Silicon Valley - EchoPlex Media - Sweet HayaH - Yuli Talyansky - Raging Grannies - Noah Kibreab of Melted State - Atheist Community of San Jose - Girls Make Games - Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley - Phil Plait - CyberSDF (Intro Music) -

58 MIN2017 JUN 2
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017 - March for Science Silicon Valley (with Phil Plait!)

016 - Virtual Reality

EVirtual Reality is making a comeback, thanks to, surprisingly, smartphones! Lots of advancements in sensor technology have made virtual reality a lot better than it was back when I was a kid. Join us and learn about virtual reality! Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.

47 MIN2017 MAY 2
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016 - Virtual Reality

015 - Pyrovirohydrosonography

EPyrovirohydrosonography, as applied to celestial objects, gives us up close and personal measurements to assess pyrovirohydrosonometric data. These machines have a rich history and an interesting science. Join us as we dive deep into this cool technology. Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.

25 MIN2017 APR 1
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015 - Pyrovirohydrosonography

014 - Placebo Effect

EYou love Encyclopedia Podcastica, but did you know that it's actually just a placebo podcast? That's right. The secret's out. We're really just two guys who accidentally bought some microphones. This episode is all about the mysterious and powerful placebo effect that makes studying medicines so difficult! Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.

42 MIN2017 MAR 25
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014 - Placebo Effect

013 - Elevators

EThis epesode is a very uplifting experience. It's got a lot of ups and downs, but eventually we elevated our repartee to the next level. Come for a ride with us while we talk about elevators (or lifts if you're British). Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.

55 MIN2017 MAR 1
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013 - Elevators

012 - Obamacare

EThere has been a lot of talk about Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) recently, but not a lot of people know what the law actually does. Find out what Obamacare is all about, and why repealing it would be a really bad idea. Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.

45 MIN2017 FEB 16
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012 - Obamacare

Latest Episodes

Voting Systems

EVoting, how does it work? Or, how does it not work? In this episode we interview Jeff Justice of the The Center for Election Science on how our current system for voting fails and what systems work better. You can learn more about The Center for Election Science at https://www.electionscience.org/

97 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Voting Systems

Tide Pod Challenge

EShould you try the Tide Pod challenge? No! Now that we have that out of the way, let us tell you how the Tide Pod challenge became a thing and why you should never let a Tide Pod anywhere near your mouth.

60 MIN2019 FEB 9
Comments
Tide Pod Challenge

019 - Dunning-Kruger Effect

EWhat better hosts to talk about the Dunning-Kruger Effect than two guys who researched it for a day! If this episode isn't a perfect example of its own subject, um.. you get your money back.

84 MIN2017 OCT 7
Comments
019 - Dunning-Kruger Effect

018 - Guns

EPew! Pew! 'Merica! Let's talk about everyone's favorite killing machines: guns! They go bang, and how they work is really interesting. They have a deep, interesting history too.

139 MIN2017 JUL 15
Comments
018 - Guns

017 - March for Science Silicon Valley (with Phil Plait!)

EMarch for Science Silicon Valley - EchoPlex Media - Sweet HayaH - Yuli Talyansky - Raging Grannies - Noah Kibreab of Melted State - Atheist Community of San Jose - Girls Make Games - Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley - Phil Plait - CyberSDF (Intro Music) -

58 MIN2017 JUN 2
Comments
017 - March for Science Silicon Valley (with Phil Plait!)

016 - Virtual Reality

EVirtual Reality is making a comeback, thanks to, surprisingly, smartphones! Lots of advancements in sensor technology have made virtual reality a lot better than it was back when I was a kid. Join us and learn about virtual reality! Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.

47 MIN2017 MAY 2
Comments
016 - Virtual Reality

015 - Pyrovirohydrosonography

EPyrovirohydrosonography, as applied to celestial objects, gives us up close and personal measurements to assess pyrovirohydrosonometric data. These machines have a rich history and an interesting science. Join us as we dive deep into this cool technology. Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.

25 MIN2017 APR 1
Comments
015 - Pyrovirohydrosonography

014 - Placebo Effect

EYou love Encyclopedia Podcastica, but did you know that it's actually just a placebo podcast? That's right. The secret's out. We're really just two guys who accidentally bought some microphones. This episode is all about the mysterious and powerful placebo effect that makes studying medicines so difficult! Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.

42 MIN2017 MAR 25
Comments
014 - Placebo Effect

013 - Elevators

EThis epesode is a very uplifting experience. It's got a lot of ups and downs, but eventually we elevated our repartee to the next level. Come for a ride with us while we talk about elevators (or lifts if you're British). Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.

55 MIN2017 MAR 1
Comments
013 - Elevators

012 - Obamacare

EThere has been a lot of talk about Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) recently, but not a lot of people know what the law actually does. Find out what Obamacare is all about, and why repealing it would be a really bad idea. Encyclopedia Podcastica is a production of the Silicon Valley Skeptics and the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley.

45 MIN2017 FEB 16
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012 - Obamacare

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