Uncertainty Principle The Podcast



A podcast about the philosophy of science; where we're going, what we're doing, and how we got here.


  • The Masque of the Red Death | by Edgar Allan Poe

    01/11/2020 Duração: 17min

    Happy Halloween... The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe, as read by Daniel James Barker. Music: Rngmnn - "Down The Grain" https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rngmnn/Off_The_Bridge/01_rngmnn_-_down_the_grain Thanks for listening, & Keep Exploring.

  • A Manhole Cover From Earth

    13/07/2020 Duração: 10min

    It's been awhile, but it's been a rough year, hasn't it? Here's a light-hearted episode about a legend that has circulated the internet about a "manhole cover" that made it into space... SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple https://paypal.me/DanielJamesBarker COOL STUFF: Luna 1 | https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/luna-01/in-depth/ Karman Line | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A1rm%C3%A1n_line First Object in Space | https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/explorer/bumper.html Dr. Brownlee on the Pascal B test | http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Usa/Tests/Brownlee.html Operation Plumbob | http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Usa/Tests/Plumbob.html MUSIC: "Gravitation (remix)" by Stellardrone | https://soundcloud.com/stellardrone/gravitation-2018-remix What True Self? Feels Bogus, Let's Watch Jason X" by Chris Zabriskie | https://soundcloud.com/chriszabriskie/what-true-self-feels-bogus Thanks for listening, & keep exploring. Daniel

  • The Overview Effect

    17/11/2019 Duração: 19min

    What is it like to see the Earth from space? SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon: www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple Paypal: paypal.me/DanielJamesBarker COOL STUFF: ZenPencils: https://zenpencils.com/comic/33-edgar-mitchell-a-global-consciousness/ Overview Effect mini-documentary: https://vimeo.com/55073825 MUSIC: "The Theatrical Poster for Poltergeist III" by Chris Zabriskie "Ultra Deep Field" by Stellardrone "What True Self, Feels Bogus, Let's Watch Jason X" by Chris Zabriskie Used under Creative Commons SOCIAL: Facebook: www.facebook.com/uncertaintyprinciplethepodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/upthepod Website: https://uncertaintyprinciplethepodcast.com/ Thanks for listening, & Keep Exploring

  • By Ourselves w/ Nathan Eliot

    23/07/2019 Duração: 47min

    A conversation with Nathan Eliot, a science-enthusiast musician about his upcoming album By Ourselves. Nathan's Music: https://nathaneliot.bandcamp.com/ SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple Paypal: https://paypal.me/DanielJamesBarker SOCIAL: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uncertaintyprinciplethepodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/upthepod Website: http://UncertaintyPrincipleThePodcast.com Thanks for listening, & Keep Exploring

  • Was the Moon Landing Faked?

    04/06/2019 Duração: 21min

    How do we really know we went to the moon? SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple https://www.paypal.me/danieljamesbarker COOL STUFF: General Wiki On Moon Landing Conspiracies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_landing_conspiracy_theories Who Mourns for Apollo? http://www.studyphysics.ca/apollo2.pdf Landing a Man on the Moon: The Public’s View https://news.gallup.com/poll/3712/landing-man-moon-publics-view.aspx Orion: Trial By Fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyZqSWWKmHQ Prop Rock https://pseudoastro.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/apollo-moon-hoax-there-is-a-prop-rock-labeled-with-a-c/ Aldrin Photo https://airandspace.si.edu/sites/default/files/images/image-albums/AS11-40-5868h.jpg Prop Rock Photo Analysis http://www.clavius.org/rover1.html Mythbusters on Aldrin Photo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPj60sy9Cfw IGN on Aldrin Photo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syVP6zDZN7I Vintage Space on Van Allen Belt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLtgS2_qxJk Buzz Aldrin Punches Bart

  • The Black Hole | A Special Mini–Episode

    12/04/2019 Duração: 03min

    Discover more about the black hole: https://eventhorizontelescope.org/ Music by Stellardrone: https://stellardrone.bandcamp.com/track/red-giant Support The Show: https://www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple https://www.paypal.me/danieljamesbarker

  • What If There Was No Gravity

    09/01/2019 Duração: 13min

    Well, basically, you'd die... SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple https://www.paypal.me/danieljamesbarker COOL STUFF: Fundamental Forces: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_interaction Theory of Everything: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_everything Fine Tuning: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227123-000-gravity-mysteries-why-is-gravity-fine-tuned/ MUSIC: "Take Off and Shoot a Zero" by Chris Zabriskie: https://chriszabriskie.bandcamp.com/track/take-off-and-shoot-a-zero Image by NASA: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Astronaut-EVA_edit2.jpg Thanks for listening, and keep exploring.

  • Roswell, Area 51, and Close Encounters

    23/12/2018 Duração: 21min

    The truth is out there... Written, narrated, and edited by Daniel James Barker SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple https://www.paypal.me/danieljamesbarker COOL STUFF: Project Blue Book: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html Roswell Report: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/FOID/Reading%20Room/UFO/RoswellReportCaseClosed.pdf?ver=2017-05-22-113519-430 Condon Report: https://files.ncas.org/condon/ Hynek Scale: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_encounter Your Burning Questions About the Roswell Incident Answered: https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-07/your-burning-roswell-ufo-questions-answered Could Solar Radiation Pressure Explain 'Oumuamua's Peculiar Acceleration?: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1810.11490.pdf 'Oumuamua: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/06/health/oumuamua-alien-probe-harvard-intl/index.html A Roswell Requiem: https://www.skeptic.com/magazine/archives/10.1/ First Alien Abduction Account: https://www.hist

  • Willing To Be Wrong | Coffee w/ Dan

    27/11/2018 Duração: 01min

    Be humble in the face of knowledge... Thanks for listening, & keep exploring.

  • The Great American Eclipse

    09/11/2018 Duração: 16min

    Why should you see an eclipse? SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/uncertaintyprinciple https://www.paypal.me/DanielJamesBarker/5 COOL STUFF: US Eclipses: https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/future/ More US Eclipses: https://www.alabamawx.com/?p=139743 World Eclipses: https://in-the-sky.org/eclipses.php 1918 Eclipse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_June_8,_1918 1919 Eclipse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_29,_1919 "A determination of the deflection of light by the sun's gravitational field, from observations made at the total eclipse of May 29, 1919": http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/roypta/220/571-581/291.full.pdf Einstein Rings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einstein_ring MUSIC: "John Stockton Slow Drag" by Chris Zabriskie "Swirl Sixteen" By Laguna "Rendezvous with Rama" By Stellardrone "The Theatrical Poster for Poltergeist III" By Chris Zabriskie "Breathe in the Light" By Stellardrone Thanks for Listening, & Keep Exploring