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The FQXi podcast brings you the latest ideas in foundational physics and cosmology—and includes interviews with our members and other leading scientists. It's hosted by Zeeya Merali and Brendan Foster. You can contact us at podcast@fqxi.org, and follow us on twitter: @FQXi. The podcast is produced by Zeeya, and music is provided by Baltimore-based Diefenbaker.

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Complete Podcast

The FQXi **December 28, 2013** Podcast features:

- The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part I
- Alien Hunter

INFO: **MP3 file / 38 minutes / 37 MB**

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Individual Stories

The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part I

FQXi's Ian Durham begins his round-up of the biggest physics stories of 2013.

INFO: **MP3 file / 23 minutes / 22 MB**

LISTEN:

RELATED LINKS:

*Nature News:*Quantum Gas Goes Below Absolute Zero*Nature Physics:*Consistent thermostatistics forbids negative absolute temperatures*National Geographic:*Chelyabinsk Meteor: The Antimated Movie*FQXi podcast:*Averting an Asteroid Apocalypse*FQXi blog:*How often should we expect destructive impacts from the skies?*Quanta:*Amplituhedron: Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics*Oxford Quantum:*Long-lived qubits survive for record times*Physics World:*IceCube finds cosmic neutrinos at the South Pole

Alien Hunter

Astronomer and FQXi member Sara Seager describes the hunt for signs of life on exoplanets, and receiving a MacArthur genius grant, to reporter Colin Stuart.

INFO: **MP3 file / 11 minutes / 11 MB**

LISTEN:

RELATED LINKS:

*FQXi article:*Profile of Sara Seager*New Scientist:*Rockstar planet hunter: Genius award will free my brain

PODCAST ARCHIVE

- Planets & Pentaquarks
- Frank Drake on a $100 million Alien Hunt
- Conjuring a Neutron Star from a Nanowire
- Edge of the Sky

- Talking About How to Talk About Physics

- In Praise of Physics Poetry
- Spacetime Squids
- Searching for the Impossible

- Bohmian Rhapsody

- Collapsing Physics

- Quantum Reality Check
- Detecting Black Hole Firewalls
- Quantum Networks

- 2014 Countdown Part 3 & Essay Contest Tips

- 2014 Countdown Part 2 & Request for Large Grant Proposals

- 2014 Countdown Part 1 & Video Contest Results

- When Parallel Worlds Interact with Ours
- Predicting the Future
- Quantum Identity Crisis
- Sounds from a Comet

- BICEP2 v Planck v Inflation theory
- One Past, Two Futures: A Gravitational Origin for the Arrow of Time
- Physics of Cancer
- Paul Davies on Cancer, Uncut

- Watching Quantum Cats Die
- Black Hole Fireworks
- Quantifying Occam
- Quantum Pigeonhole Principle
- Quantum Cheshire Cat

- Time Travel Simulated in the Lab
- BICEP2 Under Scrutiny
- Higgs the Destroyer
- Why is Nature Quantum?

- BICEP2 & Inflation
- BICEP2 & Alternative models
- Thermal Gravity
- Entangling Spacetime

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