The Joy of Why

By Steven Strogatz, Janna Levin and Quanta Magazine

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 Apr 15, 2024


“The Joy of Why” is a Quanta Magazine podcast about curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge. The mathematician and author Steven Strogatz and the cosmologist and author Janna Levin take turns interviewing leading researchers about the great scientific and mathematical questions of our time. New episodes are released every other Wednesday.

Quanta Magazine is a Pulitzer Prize–winning, editorially independent online publication launched and supported by the Simons Foundation to illuminate big ideas in science and math through public service journalism. Quanta’s reporters and editors focus on developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences, emphasizing timely, accurate, in-depth and well-crafted articles for its broad discerning audience. In 2023, Steven Strogatz received a National Academies Eric and Wendy Schmidt Award for Excellence in Science Communications partly for his work on “The Joy of Why.”

Episode Date
Can Information Escape a Black Hole?
Apr 11, 2024
How Is Flocking Like Computing?
Mar 28, 2024
What Is Quantum Teleportation?
Mar 14, 2024
What Is the Nature of Time?
Feb 29, 2024
How Did Altruism Evolve?
Feb 15, 2024
What Makes for ‘Good’ Math?
Feb 01, 2024
Trailer: The Joy of Why Season 3
Jan 25, 2024
Does Nothingness Exist?
Jul 26, 2023
Can Math and Physics Save an Arrhythmic Heart?
Jul 12, 2023
What Can Jellyfish Teach Us About Fluid Dynamics?
Jun 28, 2023
What Causes Giant Rogue Waves?
Jun 14, 2023
What Is the Nature of Consciousness?
May 31, 2023
Are There Reasons to Believe in a Multiverse?
May 17, 2023
Is Perpetual Motion Possible at the Quantum Level?
May 04, 2023
How Can Some Infinities Be Bigger Than Others?
Apr 19, 2023
What Has the Pandemic Taught Us About Vaccines?
Apr 05, 2023
Is There Math Beyond the Equal Sign?
Mar 22, 2023
Can We Program Our Cells?
Mar 08, 2023
How Will the Universe End?
Feb 22, 2023
The Joy of Asking About Infinity, Jellyfish and the End of the Universe
Feb 09, 2023
Why and How Do We Dream?
Aug 24, 2022
What Is Quantum Field Theory and Why Is It Incomplete?
Aug 10, 2022
Why Do We Get Old, and Can Aging Be Reversed?
Jul 27, 2022
How Do Mathematicians Know Their Proofs Are Correct?
Jul 13, 2022
Can Computers Be Mathematicians?
Jun 29, 2022
What Is Life?
Jun 15, 2022
How Could Life Evolve From Cyanide?
Jun 01, 2022
Will the James Webb Space Telescope Reveal Another Earth?
May 18, 2022
Where Do Space, Time and Gravity Come From?
May 04, 2022
Why Is Inflammation a Dangerous Necessity?
Apr 20, 2022
Untangling Why Knots Are Important
Apr 06, 2022
Why Do We Die Without Sleep?
Mar 23, 2022
Trailer: The Joy of Why
Mar 17, 2022