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Join hosts Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson of Mighty Trains with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of our most popular What If videos. Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What IfRead more

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What If You Explored the Deepest Points of Earth? - with George Kourounis

Jan 8 • 32:35

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What If You Only Ate Sugar for a Month? - with Gary Taubes

Jan 1 • 28:36

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What If We Settled on an Exoplanet? - with Didier Queloz

Dec 25 • 34:50

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What If You Rode a Balloon to Space? - with Taber MacCallum

Dec 18 • 41:28

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What If a Tornado Hit an Active Volcano? - with George Kourounis

Dec 11 • 32:33

So What If a tornado hit an active volcano? To be honest, we have no idea. But you know who might be the only person on Earth who knows? It's the host of the long running Discovery Channel hit show "Angry Planet" George Kourounis who has chased more tornadoes than you could count and has literally been inside an active volcano...multiple times! Join Peter, Richard and Geor...

What If You Never Aged? - with Jamie Metzl

Dec 5 • 45:58

What If you could live forever? Since the days of Ponce De Leon and the search for the Fountain of Youth, human beings have pursued longer lives, doing whatever they could to cheat time and extend their lives. Now, with genetic engineering/CRSPR technology etc. this is no longer a dream, it's a reality. We are on the cusp of literally designing how we'll evolve and how lon...

What If We Lived in a Closed Biosphere? - with Jane Poynter

Nov 27 • 39:02

In 1991, 8 people walked into the first ever biosphere project, committed to live there, grow their own food, recycle their waste and sustain themselves on limited amounts of oxygen for 2 years. So who better to ask "What If we lived in a closed biosphere than Jane Poynter, one of the designers and participants of the historic endeavour. What was it like? How did people co...

What If You Could See Through a Black Hole? - with Pr. Clifford Johnson

Nov 20 • 29:19

What do we really know about black holes? We've only recently even gotten a visual of an actual black hole, so not a lot. But although we can now see a black hole, can we see through a black hole? And if we could, what would we see? Where would we see? Who would we see? When would we see? Join Peter, Richard and physics professor Clifford Johnson as they discuss "What If y...

What If You Were Addicted to Energy Drinks? - Danielle Robertson Rath

Nov 13 • 36:05

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What If "Among Us" Was Real Life? - Liana Ruppert

Nov 6 • 41:33

Everyone once in awhile a game comes along that transcends genre, subjective preferences or styles and just blows us up in a way that takes it from "game" to "cultural phenomenon". "Among Us" is that game. What about this relatively simple, low fi looking game has captured the hearts and minds of so many? And why now? Game Informer Liana Ruppert joins Peter and Richard to ...

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