Interstellar (Part 2) : Episode 39

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Interstellar (Part 2)

What: Interstellar gives us lots to talk about again! Here we discuss the second part of the movie: the part with all of the physics!
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, Casey Afflek, Wes Bentley

Recommended and Related Media

Carl Sagan and the Fourth Dimension from Cosmos
omg Carl was the best

The Science of Interstellar w/ Kip Thorne
Kip Thorne literally wrote the book on the subject. The book that makes our podcast episode unnecessary. Yay!

Show Notes

Gravity and Black Holes

More Kip Thorne. Wormholes. Detecting gravitational anomalies.

Time Dilation

Einstein. Train rides. Relativity. Frames of reference. Frame dragging. Time as an expendable resource.

Crazy Planetary Adventures

Water planet is the stuff of Christopher’s nightmares.  Frozen clouds!

So Many Dimensions

Abstraction of extra dimensions into fewer. Tesseracts. Carl Sagan’s genius powers of explanation.

Time Travel Paradoxes

Predestination paradox? Self-consistent single timelines.

Love

Multidimensional beings and the power of love. Social utility and bonding, etc.

Space Settlement

O’Niell cylinders. Another call-in from Liam Ginty of Voices From L5.

Goodbyes

See you on the other side, Coop.
See you there, slick.

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