The End

Unfortunately, we have to discontinue the English channel of this podcast. We would have loved to continue, but right now, it is basically impossible for the two of us, as we are crazy busy right now and cloning - well. We are very sorry! If you, by any chance, learn or know German, though, there's still new episodes for you. Otherwise: Thanks for listening! It was a lot of fun bringing you stuff we love. The song is Vienna Ditto's "Stop" - the one we've used for our intro.

Fusion Facts

We are investigating fusion! After trying to master the basics in our first episode, we answer the big questions: Why does anyone want fusion power? Why do governments spend that much money trying to handle plasmas? Also, you and a friend of yours will be running laps in a stadium just to collide and fusion at some point.

Why have we been so infrequent lately? It's because there will be a book! We have been working on it for the last few months and still have to do a lot of stuff. We'll be back with regular episodes as soon as we've handed in the manuscript, but if you know anyone who could use a book about popular science, we've got quite THE THING for you! An English version is not planned yet, though. Sorry. If you'd like to preorder it, you can do that here.

This is the music we used:

  • Leopoldo Miguez - Noturno No. 10, played by Luis Sarro
  • Malaventura - Solaresandbeats
  • Yshwa - I think I can
  • rui - No Sudden Movements
  • Kai Engel - Low Horizon
  • Airglow - Far Apart
  • The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps - Drum Feature
  • Kelly Latimore - Ode to Diving Pelicans Reprise

Taylor, Kanye and Justin

We're back on one of our favourite topics: generation of energy. In this episode, we talk to Thomas Klinger, scientific director of the fusion machine Wendelstein 7-X. But how did Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Justin Bieber get in here? And why do they appear the very moment natural scientists are asked to not listen too closely? For answers, you might have to listen to this episode.

From now on, we'll list the music directly under each episode. We used:

  • Broke For Free – Drop of Water In the Ocean
  • Kelly Latimore – Ode to the Draft Horse
  • Daniel Veesey, Sonata No 05 in C Minor Op 10 No 1 – II Adagio molto
  • Juanitos – Sambarama
  • Cloudkicker – Signal Noise
  • Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet – Tiempo Especial
  • Edvard Grieg – Lyrics Pieces 3, played by Edward Rosser
  • Beethoven – Corolian Overture, played by Czech National Orchestra.

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Though this be madness, there is lead in't

This time around, we stay with the books and agree with Jojen from Game of Thrones:

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. [...] The man who never reads lives only once." (G.R.R. Martin, of course, A Dance with Dragons).

True, but sometimes, if you were a medieval illuminator, your manuscript could kill you before you could read it. Follow us into the world of hungry greens and poisonous ink! 

Does anyone of you read the text below the episode? If yes: You're cool! Hi! I want it to be known that all our music can be found here. This time, we even included links to all the songs. Here's the summary: Opening and closing song was In The Orchard by fasan. We also had Chris Zabriskie, Michael Praetorius played by Michel Rondeau, Maurice Ravel played by Robert Ewen Birchhall, Chris Zabriskie and Malaventura. This episode was done using alchemy by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt. Please help us being awesome on Patreon. Thanks!

Please laser my library

We, together with Andy Beeby and Richard Gameson, will introduce you into the wonderful world of books! This episode is not about written stories, though. It's about the ink, the paper, the question "How did this get made?". How can we look at the different materials used to manufacture a book when we are not allowed to touch it, let alone take samples? This is part 1, an introduction, which will be followed by at least one more episode - so stay tuned!

Science Pie is Annika Brockschmidt & Dennis Schulz. Patreon here. Facebook here. Twitter here. Music that was used can be found here, the artists were Chris Zabriskie, Kosta T, S-B-J, Sergey Cheremisinov, Franz Schubert and Pierce Murphy.

Ice cream

It's summer time! Which means that our most trusted companion for hot sticky days is out there again: ice cream! In our third episode with John Girkin, we explore the most important question of 'em all: Why does the the stick of an ice cream look the way it does? And is there such a thing as a luxury stick? This question actually requires us to consider things like liquid nitrogen, heat capacity and crystalline solids.

You can find and support us on Patreon! Dennis is part of a group of photographers who will have an exhibition from the 10th June to the 19th at the WOW gallery by willibender, Heidelberg, Germany. Visit us!


This episode contains music by Cosmic Analog Ensemble, Vienna Ditto, UltraCat, Airglow, Scott Holmes, Fog Lake, Maurice Ravel played by Luis Sarro and Malaventura. You can find all the music here.

Blood, lasers & hearts

Zebra fish are gaining popularity compared to lab mice - their heart, for example, seems to be a remarkable model for the human heart, despite it looking completely different. But: Their heart has one superpower the human heart has not - which motivates people to use lasers to shoot at it. Why? And is it worth it? You decide.


Music by Tchaikovsky, Chopin played by Edward Neeman, Vienna Ditto, Malaventura, Airglow, Chris Zabriskie and Portrayal. Beating heart sound by Mike Koenig, Intro based on a sample by Vienna Ditto. Produced by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt. Photo by zebra danio / flickr (CC-BY).

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