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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 31, 2013** Podcast features:

- The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part III
- Ancient Aliens

INFO: **MP3 file / 32 minutes / 31 MB**

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Featured video in this podcast:

Individual Stories

The Year in Physics: 2013 Review Part III

FQXi member Ian Durham reveals the top two physics advances of 2013.

INFO: **MP3 file / 14 minutes / 13 MB**

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RELATED LINKS:

*The Independent:*Is there life on Mars?*FQXi podcast:*Planck data discussion with astrophysicist Katie Mack*Nature News:*Planck data controversy*FQXi podcast:*Voyager 1 Leaves the Solar System*Huffington Post:*Voyager 1 Image Gallery

Ancient Aliens

Astronomer Abraham Loeb & biophysicist Dean Astumian discuss the provocative idea that life may have thrived in the cosmos just 15 million years after the big bang--and its implications for the multiverse.

INFO: **MP3 file / 17 minutes / 16 MB**

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RELATED LINKS:

*Nature News:*Life Possible in the Early Universe*FQXi blog:*Our Not-So-Special Universe

PODCAST ARCHIVE

- Happy 10th Birthday FQXi! & News Round-Up
- Quantum Collapse
- The Big Picture

- Gravitational Waves & a MICROSCOPE on Galileo
- Wrinkles in Spacetime
- A Quantum Horror Story

- 2015 Countdown Part 3

- 2015 Countdown Part 2

- 2015 Countdown Part 1

- Physics of Information

- FQXi Grant & Neutrino Prizes
- A Cosmic Test for Time
- Existential Risk
- Thunderbirds Meets Quantum Physics

- Hawking Claims to Solve Black Hole Paradox & Spookiness Confirmed in a Loophole-free Test
- Einstein Causes Quantum Collapse?
- Saving the World in 5 Simple Steps
- Quantum Thermodynamics
- The Physics Filmmaker

- 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

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